Tchos' portrait mod for Planescape: Torment
To replace the 3D character portraits in the game with high-quality hand-painted portraits, as other Infinity Engine games used, such as Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, which are more aesthetically pleasing than the 3D character portraits in PS:T. These replacements occur where they appear in the PC/NPC section of the journal, in the stat screens, and the inventory paperdolls. Ideally, future releases of this mod will include replacements for the portraits at the bottom of the gameplay screen, as well as replacements for the rest of the recruitable party members, and perhaps more general NPCs.
ScreenshotsInventory paperdoll example -- The Nameless One, before and after Stat screen example -- Fall-From-Grace, before and after Journal portrait example -- Annah, before and after
This mod comes with a WeiDU installer. To install, copy all of the files into your PS:T "override" folder, located wherever you installed Planescape: Torment, run the file Setup-Tchos-PST-portrait-mod.exe, and follow the prompts. To uninstall, run the file again.
Most of the files are in .bmp format, which can easily be viewed so that you can preview the portraits, and perhaps remove any you don't like.
I've tried to find portraits that adhered as closely as possible to a certain style (leaning toward realism) and a high level of quality, and so there are a couple of party members who are not replaced here. Although I did find art of some of those characters, they fell too far outside my criteria for this mod. This may seem too arbitrary, especially since some of the official concept art I used strays pretty far from realism, but I'd like to leave the door open for future version releases of this mod to include good replacements for them, if suitable art becomes available in the future.
Of course, this mod could not exist without the permission graciously given by the artists whose work appears in it. I encourage users of this mod to voice your appreciation to those artists, where they may be found in the credits to follow.
Credits for original art, used with permission:
The Nameless One:
Artist: Eleni Tsami (Eilidh)
Artist: Michele Chang
Fell (and general Dabus), male and female tieflings.
Artist: Phaere (Lisette W.)
- [Web site and Deviant Art accounts are defunct]
Her comments posted on her mod resource submissions collection repeatedly give permission to use any of the portraits in mods:
"You can change the portrait as you see fit." "If you wish to use any other portrait you can, so long as you credit me." "I only want my name mentioned if it in a module for public use. Other than that; use any picture you'd like."
Official concept art used:
- The Nameless One (cover art, used for stat screen)
- Various creatures
- Version 0.90
- Released 2011-04-08
- Replaces journal portraits of: The Nameless One, Annah, Fall-From-Grace, Vhailor, Deionarra, Fell/Dabus, male and female tieflings, wererat, larval worm.
- Replaces stat screen portraits of: The Nameless One, Annah, Fall-From-Grace, Vhailor, Morte
- Replaces inventory screen paperdolls of: The Nameless One, Annah, Fall-From-Grace, Vhailor, Morte
- Version 0.91
- Released 2011-04-09
- WeiDU installer kindly provided by GhostDog
2011-04-09: Updated file to 0.91, incorporating a WeiDU installer, kindly provided by GhostDog.
2011-04-08: I wasn't able to get the animated portraits done for this release using BAM Workshop II. The portraits just didn't work. I'll try later if I can find a better BAM editor. In the meantime, here is release v0.90. Do not link directly to the download page, because updated versions will require a different link. Link instead to this blog post, which I will keep updated with the latest information.
As I plan to update this mod as I am able, please inform me if you want to host this mod elsewhere, so I can be sure to keep them all up to date. I can be contacted through my blog at http://tchosgames.blogspot.com