For those of you who doesn’t know what Torchlight is, then you’ve missed a big part of your video game life. This Diablo-esque action role-playing game developed by Runic Games features randomly-generated dungeons for the player to explore, and numerous types of monsters to fight for experience and loot.
Torchlight II maintains the same basic gameplay as its predecessor, but features overland areas with multiple hub towns, and a longer campaign. Other new features include time of day cycles, weather effects, and a redesigned user interface. Players are able to customize character appearance with choice of sex, face, hair style and hair color. Additionally, several elements from the first game return, such as pets, fishing, and a retirement system.
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The selling point of this game is that you can play with your friends through the internet (Runic Game servers) or via LAN (physical or emulated). Since the dawn of Hamachi, playing LAN games over the web became a regular routine to break the topographical divide. Then came Tunngle. Imagine Hamachi on steroids.
This isn’t the first time I encountered the word Tunngle. Apparently, a lot of gamers are already using this platform to emulate LANs and play multi-player over the web. So how do we do this?
Register for an account here.
Easy, no-brainer, and step by step. Once you register you also get to access Tunngle’s forum community.
Download the client here.
My own mirror. I think their website’s clogged down due to several users trying to download the client.
It might take quite some time but just be patient because it sets up a new network adapter for you. Once it’s done and done, you just have to log in with your account details at the bottom part of the client (red box).
You can search for games at the left hand side (yellow box) or choose at the available genres. Related games will then be displayed at the adjacent window (green box). Choose a room and then you’re almost good to go. The menu bar located at the topmost part of the window provides different features which I have yet to discover (purple box).
Once you and your friends are inside the same room (I still don’t know how to create your own private network, but this would just work as well) you can now start your Torchlight 2.
Torchlight 2 is the only game so far that I used with Tunngle. But theoretically, almost all of the popular games in the market are compatible with this. If you encounter any problems regarding this or if you are interested to play with us, feel free to contact me.