First of all, skidrowgames.net released a cracked version of the beta. This is what we use to test the game, but there are a few steps you need to go through to get it working and, no offense to those guys, but their instruction set stinks.
The actual torrent file can be obtained here, go ahead and download that.
The file comes in a .rar format so you're going to need some software to unzip it. I'm a big fan of 7-Zip. The .rar is password protected, the password is "www.skidrowcrack.com"
Once it's extracted you'll have a folder containing all the game files; however, the beta officially ended already so it's not going to work. To avoid this problem we're going to trick the executable into thinking that the system date is something different than it actually is. There are several different pieces of software that can accomplish this - I used Time Stopper as it was the first one I found and was extremely simple to use.
Open Time Stopper and you'll see this screen:
First we need to "Select the Main EXE of the trial version". Click the "Browse" button and navigate into your extracted folder and select "Torchlight2.exe".
The next step is to choose the new date the executable thinks is the system time. The beta was during June 2012, so we set that date to 6/1/2012. Then we enter an arbitrary name for the desktop icon. Naming it "Torchlight 2" would be the logical choice, but it is really up to you. Then simply click "Create desktop short-cut".
Quick and Dirty Numbered Instructions:
- Download File
- Extract File - Password is www.skidrowcrack.com
- Download Time Stopper
- Create a Desktop Shortcut for Torchlight2.exe with the date set as 6/1/2012
- Open Game Using Shortcut
- Run Surprise.exe From Extracted Folder, Type "start" and Hit Enter
- Log In Using Any Credentials
- Enjoy the Awesome Beta and Pre-Order the Game to Get a Free Torchlight 1 Copy
And a video for you visual learners: