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1 21st November 05:30
patrick vervoorn
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Hi there,

I recently installed Windows 7, the 64-bit variant on a spare harddisk,

Anyway, one of the things I'd like to get to work is Diablo II.

I still have on the D: disk the 'old' Diablo II directory. From my
experience, double-clicking the Diablo II executable there should just
start the game up (works under WinXP32 in any case), but no go under
Win7-64.

Tried the various compatibility options (WinXP-SP3), but no go.

Has anyone here gotten Diablo II to work under Windows 7 64-bit? If you
did, I'd be very interested in how exactly you got it working...

Thanks in advance,

Patrick.
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2 21st November 05:30
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Works here. I just installed it from the install disks.

It did say that it was incompatable with Win7 but it works perfect.
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3 21st November 05:30
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On 18 Nov 2009 15:46:15 GMT, Patrick Vervoorn

I have been able to successfully run Diablo II on at least two Windows
7 laptops; one with 32-bit Windows 7 and one with the 64-bit version.
There is a problem with the video becoming corrupted on my
NVidia-based 32-bit machine but this appears to be an issue with buggy
NVidia drivers, not with Windows 7 itself. The ATI-based machine runs
DII perfectly under 64-bit Windows 7.

Try to run the video test application (it should be in your Diablo II
directory) before trying to run the game itself. This should allow you
to choose the proper video driver for the game.
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4 21st November 05:30
patrick vervoorn
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What graphics mode are you running it?

The main problem for me, now that I think about it, is that Diablo II
was still configured to use a Glide Wrapper. I should perhaps retry it
in D3D mode (although it will look like crap using that). I'll hopefully
be able to try this this evening...

Regards,

Patrick.
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5 21st November 05:30
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Yay, got it running, even using the Glide Wrapper.

What I had to do was:

Make shortcuts to the desktop for both the main Diablo II executable as
well as for the Video Test, and in the properties of these, 'Disable
Desktop composition' (old trick, already needed under Vista).

Finally, to avoid having it running in a poststamp-sized center-part of
the my 1920x1200 display, I had to set the Glide Wrapper to use the
Desktop resolution.

All looks fine.

Interesting... While I never did go to Vista-64, I might migrate to
Win7... We'll see how other games/apps behave...

Another, much more recent game, Borderlands, is running significantly
more smoothly under Win7-64 than it does under WinXP32...

Regards,

Patrick.
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6 21st November 05:30
mark p. nelson
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Thanks for following up, Patrick. If ever I upgrade my OS, I'll know what to
do now.

Best,
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7 21st December 13:10
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I will stay with XP PRO until it is no longer supported. One thing I
have learned about MicroSquish, NEVER take the first bite out of the
apple.

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8 21st December 13:10
patrick vervoorn
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While I certainly share your view with regard to WinXP vs Vista, I'm
inclined to disagree where Windows 7 is involved.

As already mentioned above by myself, there are things which run much
more smoothly under Win7-64 than they did under WinXP32. Also Crysis
runs quite a bit better under Win7-64 than it did under WinXP32 (perhaps
the special 64-bits comilaed executable helps there).

I'm slowly going to migrate to Win7. I'm not saying everyone _should_,
but if you can, be sure to check it out (either in a VMWare player, or
on a spare HD/partition on 'real' hardware).

Regards,

Patrick.
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9 21st December 13:10
mickey
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Ah, but XP/PRO is not 32 bit, it is 64 bit. So far, I have had not a
single issue with it other than the fact that IE8 ****s hard. I
installed Google Chrome, which is about 100 times faster, and also
spell checks even when I reply to a post via Google Groups.

Mickey
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10 21st December 13:10
patrick vervoorn
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You mean to say _you_ have the 64-bit version of WinXP installed? The
regular version is 32-bits, and for instance only addresses about 3.0 to
~3.5GByte of memory, depending on your graphics card installed.

Haven't tried Google Chrome yet, but use Firefox for my 'serious'
web-browsing.

Regards,

Patrick.
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