This is not a review of the editor, though if you are looking for my review of the single player, click here.
The highly anticipated level editor for Torchlight was released on Wednesday night by Runic Games. Aptly named TorchED
, Runic is giving players a chance to really delve into the world of Torchlight and get their hands dirty with as many ember-enriched assets as they can. The editor is lock-and-loaded with everything in the game and then some. I'm serious when I say everything.
I fired up TorchED this evening to poke around and see what kind of trouble I could get myself into. I admit that I normally do not get wrapped up in modding communities. This is more from a lack of time than anything else, but I wanted to give it a go. If you are a modding n00b like myself, don't hesitate to first read this thread
on the Runic Games forums to get a good idea of where to start. I feel like Runic spent a lot of time finding a balance between not overwhelming individuals new to modding and not gimping their hardcore veterans. It really shows the kind of dedication the development team has to building a strong foundation with the community to succeed where so many haven't. Making a kick-ass game does help, but just a little bit.
There are two main places where you can download TorchED, with many mirrors where you help spread the bandwidth wealth. You can grab it off of Filefront here
or one of the many mirror sites listed here
. For everyone who purchased Torchlight through Steam, simply open Steam, head over to the Tools
tab and install from there.
With the game busting big scores on the reviews and the level editor now in full swing, the way is paved in gold towards the Torchlight MMO. I mean, it's paved in an ominous fortress tile set with a bunch of dark zealots waiting to pounce in the next room. Yeah, that's it. Save.