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Hey.

I bought diablo 2 together with D3 and i seem not to be able to get the game to work at all, wether it's only D2, with LOD or even updated to latest patch.
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I always get this screen



I use MSI GT70 ONE-270NE.

Thanks in adavnce.
Edited by sonarctica - 9/22/12 at 1:13pm
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Hey.
I bought diablo 2 together with D3 and i seem not to be able to get the game to work at all, wether it's only D2, with LOD or even updated to latest patch.
.
I always get this screen

I use MSI GT70 ONE-270NE.
Thanks in adavnce.
what i have to do to get diablo 2 to work is right click it, troubleshoot compatibility, click troubleshoot compatibility, choose the program worked in previous versions of windows but not now, and choose windows XP service pack 2, and then just press next
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Run it in XP compat mode, and windowed mode. Only way it'll work for me.
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Run it in XP compat mode, and windowed mode. Only way it'll work for me.

Did not work in xp mode, same message, and when i add -w into the path location on the shortcut, i get the message that the new location is not valid, so that is probably not an opinin to do.
Edited by sonarctica - 9/22/12 at 1:51pm
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Did not work in xp mode, same message, and when i add -w into the path location on the shortcut, i get the message that im not allowed to change the location of it.
make sure it is service pack 2
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make sure it is service pack 2

Have tried both SP1 and 2, still the same.



This is the screen i get when i run the game and when the error message pops up.
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Did not work in xp mode, same message, and when i add -w into the path location on the shortcut, i get the message that the new location is not valid, so that is probably not an opinin to do.

You're adding it wrong then. Fullscreen only works in DirectDraw mode, and even then it takes a long time to start up. Windowed mode is the way to go.

If your shortcut has quotes in it, you should be adding the command line options AFTER the final quote, as it is a command that is to be passed to the program, and not the direct path to the file that ends in -w - how else would you point your shortcut at the mysterious "Diablo2.exe -w" file? tongue.gif
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It worked tongue.gif Just needed to have a space between the location and the "-w" smile.gif

but how can i change the resolution in the game?
Edited by sonarctica - 9/23/12 at 12:18am
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Still doesnt work with the shortut, no matter where i put it.

that's because there's no such file extension as "exe-w"
 
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i think i know what the problem is, i dont hav the game installed but im assuming u r trying to run the game in ''windowed mode'' just right click on the shortcut on ur desktop, if not create one from ur directory files and then once it is in ur desktop right click on shortcut, go to properties, after Diablo II.exe add a space like this... Diablo II.exe -w not together after the .exe-w add space after e so it will look like.... \Diablo II.exe -w .... then hit ok and it should run just fine, if u hav problems just pm me if u can, gonna browse the forum for a cool minute. hope this helps.
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