Most of us are already familiar with the excellent mods available for the Infinity Engine games, but if you need a refresher, you can check out this Planescape: Torment modding guide on Good Old Games. The Widescreen, Incredible UI, Ultimate Fixpack, Unfinished Business, and Tweaks Pack modifications are all suggested:
Unfortunately, increasing the resolution of the game will knock many special graphical effects out of place, put videos in the top left corner of your screen, make the menu screens look really ugly, and possibly even make the text really hard to read. Luckily this mod fixes ALL the above problems... It's really quite amazing!
How to install:
This mod is a little trickier to install, but it's worth it, and all of the mods in the later steps are installed in the same way...Download Ghostdog's mod.
When you've downloaded it, open it up (just double-click on the file). Now extract the entire archive directly into the game directory (this is the directory where torment.exe is - default by GOG it's C:/Program Files/GOG.com/PlanescapeTorment). Once you've done this, double-click on the setup file 'Setup-GhostDog's-PST-UI.exe' from within the game's directory. In the window that opens you will then get five options:
- Install the mod with the default fonts
- Install the mod with 20% bigger fonts
- Install the mod with 40% bigger fonts
- Install the mod with 80% bigger fonts
- Install the mod with 120% bigger fonts
It's a pretty hard thing to gauge from just looking at the numbers, but luckily Ghostdog has also provided a screenshot to help you decide. Take a look at the preview to see what size is easiest to read on your monitor.
To pick an option, just type a number associated with it and press 'ENTER'.
Note: If you're running Windows 7 and AVG anti-virus and you get a "permission denied" error, you may need to disable AVG's "Resident Shield" before this mod will install successfully.
Note: Don't worry! As with all of the mods below, you can always run the setup file again in order to change your options. So if you don't like the font size you picked, simply run the Setup-GhostDog's-PST-UI.exe again and pick a different option!