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 Post subject: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2017, 12:50 
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http://diablopat.ch/index.php

I’ve recently came across a new compatibility patch for modern Windows versions. Here is a full list of features:

- Full compatibility with modern versions of Windows
- Full compatibility with Battle.net
- Windowed mode: Diablo now runs in a resizable window
- Non-intrusive: modifies game code only in memory
- Items on ground are highlighted by pressing ALT
- Highlighted monster has a health bar at the top of the screen
- Life and mana bulbs also display life and mana in numeric form
- Shift-clicking a potion in inventory puts it in the belt
- Spells level modifiers are displayed in spell book
- Shrines effects are displayed in the text zone when highlighted
- Dupe bug fixed

I’ve personally tested it with Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 and it worked smoothly on all sytems. There are a few minor downsides though:

-The most noticeable one is, that the overall graphics quality suffers quite a bit when you maximize the window to full screen.
- Furthermore the menus as well as chat are sometimes not accessible with your mouse. You have to minimize the window to fix this issue.
- Diablo Torch is not compatible with the current version (2.0.1) of this patch.

Despite these flaws, I strongly believe that this patch currently offers by far the best and most convenient solution to play Diablo on modern operating systems.

Please note:
It is necessary to patch Diablo to version 1.09 to make it work. It’s not compatible with older versions nor with version 1.09b


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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2017, 13:56 
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It's nice, but I'd rather prefer just a compatibility fix without any gameplay changes :(
I'm assuming that you can't disable any of these features


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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2017, 14:57 
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This looks absolutely awesome. I will try it when I am done with my Purist playthrough.

Also, weirdly enough, my Diablo 1 has never worked better since I installed Windows 10. I never crash, I have no color issues and the loading screen is just going through fine. The only downside is that I can't 'ALT-TAB' out of the game but that is really not a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 15 Sep 2017, 13:25 
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EDIT: deleted, please look the reply below

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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 15 Sep 2017, 13:28 
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EDIT: i was wondering, if the compatibility patch is only compatible with 1.09 but bnet now is on 1.09b how would it be possible to play on bnet if id need to have 1.09 but compatibility patch is not compatible with 1.09b ?

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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 15 Sep 2017, 15:59 
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I just tried the patch and it says I need to run 1.09 but Im fully upgraded in order to play on bNet. So this patch unfortunately wont work unless you want to play singleplayer as far as I know. Becuase then you can just use version 1.09 and patch it.

Anybody know a work around?


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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 15 Sep 2017, 18:04 
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Version 1.09 as well as 1.09b equally work on Battle.net. 1.09b was created for Windows NT machines, to fix some sound issues. Hence it’s pretty much superfluous to use this version.

The patch will require 1.09, which you can download here:
http://freshmeat85.bplaced.net/Various/drtl109.exe


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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 02 Oct 2017, 20:01 
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AWESOME!

I had to quit playing a couple of years ago when I upgraded to windows 7. Never got it to work following this.

Now i'm back! It is not optimal gameplay, particularly from a laptop with widescreen, but it works. Will try bnet soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 02 Oct 2017, 21:36 
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Really? You couldn't get it working on 7? Weird. Congrats on being able to have it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Compatibility Patch – Modern OS (Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10)
PostPosted: 29 Oct 2017, 12:26 
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Having a bit of a bad luck over here. After two weeks of fantastic gameplay using this PatchLoader it suddenly stopped working.

Can't get it to work anymore, a reddit thread has been created and others have the exact same problem.
https://www.reddit.com/r/DiabloPatch/

Besides this, my god damn tristr.am account also fucked up (user name jeppeboy) and despite having tried to reset the pw it wont go. I emailed the administrator about it but no reply yet.

So anyway... I now stand without diablo again. If anyone here has any ideas please share. I run windows 10 and I cannot get diablo to work.


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