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after i bought the keys and installed the game i right-click on the d2 icon and BOOM!......nothing happens,i tried everything to no avail.
help anyone?
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Mine works fine in Vista? o.O You've fully patched the game yes?

Try this:
I. Go into c:\\program files\\diablo II\\
II. Find "game.exe" and go to it's properties.
III. Click on the compatibility tab
IV. Check off "Disable Desktop Composition"
V. Save that and then try to run the game.
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Mine works fine in Vista? o.O You've fully patched the game yes?

Try this:
I. Go into crogram filesdiablo II
II. Find "game.exe" and go to it's properties.
III. Click on the compatibility tab
IV. Check off "Disable Desktop Composition"
V. Save that and then try to run the game.
yes i have the latest 1.12 patch installed,that does not work.
i can run the game and when it's about to show the first video(the blizzard logo video)it hangs.
btw i have the 177.35 official CUDA beta drivers.

EDIT: FINALLY IT RAN FINE!!!!!!,i quit FAH GPU2 and it ran like a champ.
now i can't connect to us east,it says connecting in the character selection screen and it hangs there.
Edited by Fox_Smash - 7/7/08 at 10:07am
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I say vista sucks anyway, but because I use vista too, I understand your plight...
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When you installed it did you do the graphics test? If not it should be in the start menu under Diablo II. My brother skipped the test thinking it wasn't need and the game would not load until he did graphics test and set it.
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When you installed it did you do the graphics test? If not it should be in the start menu under Diablo II. My brother skipped the test thinking it wasn't need and the game would not load until he did graphics test and set it.
yes,i already did it.
now it works.
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You doing the single player or are you on battle.net? > : }
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I had the same problem, so I stopped playing. i will try all of these things when i get off work tonight, and hopefully I can get back into it just like everyone else is after the news of Diablo 3.

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You doing the single player or are you on battle.net? > : }
I assume Bnet since he mentioned not being able to connect to US East .
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Mine works fine in Vista? o.O You've fully patched the game yes?

Try this:
I. Go into crogram filesdiablo II
II. Find "game.exe" and go to it's properties.
III. Click on the compatibility tab
IV. Check off "Disable Desktop Composition"
V. Save that and then try to run the game.
I couldn't get the game to work on my comp at all... tried a bunch of suggestions and finally found this one! Worked without a hitch! D2 starts up quick and without problem now Thank you

Maybe more clear:
IV. Check off "Disable Desktop Composition"
Check mark that box (so it is checked).. not off!
Off might have made it confusing.. click so a check is in the box.
Edited by Jurai - 7/8/08 at 3:27am
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lol people still play d2 its been years for me...
damn now i feel like reinstalling it...
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