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Windows 7: How do you get Diablo 2 in full screen mode?


05 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How do you get Diablo 2 in full screen mode?

I have the hard copy of Lord of Destruction but I decided it best to download it from blizzard.net (or battle.net, i'm not sure, it's irrelevant) because I thought it might run more smoothly on Windows 7 Home Premium 64. For whatever reason though, it won't run in full screen mode. The game has an inch or so of black bars on the left and right side of it. They appear from the intro (the Blizzard logo), to the main menu and into game play? What can I do about this? Please and thank you!

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05 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

You need to download and install the Diablo 2 High Resolution Mod.

The downloaded "patch" consists of 4 files:

D2MultiRes.txt
D2MultiResGame.exe
D2MultiRes.dll
D2MultiRes.mpq

Copy D2MultiResGame.exe, D2MultiRes.dll and D2MultiRes.mpq to your Diablo II directory. Run D2VidTst.exe (found in your Diablo II directory) and choose the DirectDraw option.

To run, start D2MultiResGame.exe. Diablo II will start in the standard resolution, when playing a game you will be able to switch to a new, higher resolution. To do so, go to the Video Options menu and select the Resolution menu item. This will bring up a new panel that will list your available resolutions. Click the one you wish to play in and Diablo II will switch to that resolution.
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05 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You copied a lot of what they have posted, and it states there are some kinks at least that's the impression I got. Do you know for a fact this will make it full screen? It doesn't really state that anywhere. Also, it says it's unofficial and "It is, for the most part, completed, but there are still a few issues that have not been worked out."
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05 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Yes i did, the idea was the summarise the information that they posted there . I know for a fact that it works because i use it at least once a week.. i have not experienced any issues as of yet.
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05 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

LoD runs just fine under Windows 7...as does DII.
I just checked...I don't have any black bars. Then again I have a 4:3 Monitor...if you have a 16:9 you probably have to live with it.
try to change the screen resolution under options Video options.

Good luck
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05 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Do you use it with othe games? You don't have to keep doing it for the same game do you?
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05 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
LoD runs just fine under Windows 7...as does DII.
I just checked...I don't have any black bars. Then again I have a 4:3 Monitor...if you have a 16:9 you probably have to live with it.
try to change the screen resolution under options Video options.

Good luck
In order to get Diablo II to run at a res higher then 800x600 you have to use a mod, yes Diablo II runs just fine on 7, the issues he is talking about are known with the res mod itself, not Diablo.
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05 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I have a lot of games...old and new but I never have to adjust video more than once...that's why games usually have some sort of .ini files.
I didn't even know about a hires mode for such an old game...but then again I don't need it

@Clinkz:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skyler2011
because I thought it might run more smoothly on Windows 7 Home Premium 6
That's why I said it runs fine.
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05 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skyler2011 View Post
Do you use it with othe games? You don't have to keep doing it for the same game do you?
What do you mean by other games? This mod only works for Diablo II. All you do is run the D2MultiResGame.exe instead of the normal Diablo 2 exe.
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05 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You mentioned you do it every week or so. You have to continually reapeat this? Is it a permanent fix? Or did you mean you play D2 at least once a week?
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