Titan Quest: Immortal Throne

On November 23, 2010, in playable games, by Necron99


STATUS: Playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.3.6 | 1.3.7 Run: from steam + Wine virtual desktop
Windowed: YES Full-screen: NO
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Seeing as I managed to get Titan Quest running within a Wine virtual desktop I went back and re-evaluated TQ Immortal Throne as well to see if I could get it running… here are the results:

WINE SETTINGS:
Virtual desktop – NOTE: your virtual desktop should be larger than the game window / resolution or you may experience graphics problems!

IN-GAME SETTINGS:
I had to disable Tripple Buffering to stop text anomalies in the menus / character creation. As with Titan Quest I had to manually edit the config file (located /userhome/My Games/Titan Quest – Immortal Throne/Settings/options.txt) to stop artifacting and other graphics issues. I set:

shadows = false
advancedEffects = false

(set rockOn = true if you want to hear one of the developers band’s tunes when viewing the credits :)

RUNNING THE GAME:
Immortal Throne launches within the virtual desktop window and all videos played fine. With the above settings I could play the game just fine. Every one and awhile there are some graphics glitches – though no overall no show stoppers yet.

MULTIPLAYER:
Not tested.

PROBLEMS NOTED:
It took some tweaking of the settings to get the game to play – some things I noticed were: 
1) missing / garbled text on menus 
2) character models distorted (virtual desktop needs to be larger than game window/resolution)
3) no keyboard input (alt+tab out then in to fix)
4) unable to click and pick up items without first holding the “x” or “z” key.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTn8x-8angA

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