i have a question
i bought this game a long time ago and i mean i literally have diablo 1
but i just want to know if i need to buy the game again
i can use my original copy of diablo 1 on cd
the game back then doesnt have a cd key
the game actually gives me an error when im trying to connect to battle net that the port isnt correct
if any of the staff want to help me i can provide some photos or video of my copy and i already have installed it on my pc but the battle net never recognize it
I also have Diablo 1, however i buyed this version thinking that blizz fix some errors but my bad, is the same game. However in the online version there is the same error when u try to play multiplayer… Blizz should fix it but not sure when.
I was just thinking about the same.
Installed from CD. Patched to 1.09b. Firewall was set from old days already. Everything works.
Now I’m going to try the old CD version of Warcraft II Battle.net Edition.
Which I had registered on battle.net account in the old days. Before they removed the game from the “Classic games” section. And now they want 9.99€.
In no uncertain terms, there is nothing that can be done as the servers are not there, coming from someone with my firewall and router ports setup appropriately, one can log into Battle.net and get to the chatroom, but the actual game session servers are functionally dead, meaning one cannot actually play the game in normal online multiplayer.
If you and some buddies get together, you can download a LAN tunneling software (I recommend Zero-Tier) and play via LAN in-game if you can manage to set that up (takes a bit of doing I’ll admit).
Until Blizzard decides to scrape together the 50 cents it takes to run those servers, and probably the 300 dollars they’ll likely pay the one person to maintain it/moderate on a monthly basis, there’s no chances of this changing.
Now, as for playing Diablo 1, the original CD version is perfectly adequate but could still use the 1.09 patch, but will technically be playable, visually only comprehensible once you terminate Explorer.exe’s process (you can bring it back by pressing WinKey+R and typing Explorer.exe and hitting enter), or by downloading the strangebytes Direct Draw wrapper and just drag-dropping into the game’s root directory (aka where Diablo.exe and Diabdat.mpq both are) while also having DirectX 9 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable both installed on your PC.
Well if that is the standard then the on you get from Battlenet also would not be adequate since you have to apply the same reg change to get on the global gateway. Only the GOG release is setup to use it by the installation.
Agreed, that was my original point to StormyStrife, because the legacy gateways in the Bnet version of D1 appears to be mistake/bug.
Based on the part of my reply to StormyStrife that you quoted, I’m confused as to why your replying with your points. Yes, Bnet’s D1 needs a registry change. Yes, GoG’s D1 does not. I was never saying otherwise, those were never my points to StormyStrife.