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Windows 7: Diablo 2 'Rainbow colours' bug

12 May 2011   #1
MichaelMarr

Windows 7
 
 
Diablo 2 'Rainbow colours' bug

Hi,
I was wondering if anybody could help me with a problem I'm having. When I start Diablo 2 the colours are all messed up they seem to be in a rainbow sort of style I don't really know how to explain but I've googled around about this and can't seem to find a fix?. I'm running windows 7 home premium and I have changed the video options for the game to directdraw along with setting the compatibility to windows xp service pack 2. If anyone could help me find a permanent fix for this I would be most grateful.
Thanks


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12 May 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Diablo 2...good times good times...if only DIII would be out already

IIRC that color bug is connected to the anti aliasing setting. Switch it off and you should be good to go.
I just checked the properties..this is how i have it set

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Here's something I never tried myself because I didn't have the need for it:

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Here is how to fix it without playing in Window mode

Just alt tab out of Diablo when you start it and open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc). Under the Processes tab find explorer.exe and End Process it. Alt tab back to Diablo II and the colours should be normal :P That's how it worked for me. If you want to start your explorer.exe again: Task Manager-> Processes-> File -> New Task (Run...) -> type "exlorer.exe" and hit enter Hope it helps!
-DG


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12 May 2011   #3
MichaelMarr

Windows 7
 
 

Good times indeed I was just browsing through the games I had installed on my PC and noticed it

Works perfectly now thanks for the help DG.
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12 May 2011   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I'm glad you got it fixed

DII one of my all time favorites. I ruined it for myself when I got the Hero Editor
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25 Sep 2011   #5
ninjaprincess

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

This Is such a simple fix you will slap yourself

Left click Diablo 2 shortcut> Properties> compatibility; then put on windows Xp (service pack 2), check Disable video composition APPLY

Then (this is the important part) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Go to Start>All programs>Diablo2>Video Test

after you run the video test it will work
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07 Oct 2011   #6
digighost

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

It works with Win 7 Professional fine
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12 Jan 2015   #7
rarda

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninjaprincess View Post
This Is such a simple fix you will slap yourself

Left click Diablo 2 shortcut> Properties> compatibility; then put on windows Xp (service pack 2), check Disable video composition APPLY

Then (this is the important part) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Go to Start>All programs>Diablo2>Video Test

after you run the video test it will work
Wow I was Giving up hope on ever being able to play Diablo 2 with its original video quality when I stumbled upon this.I can now enjoy the good times lol......DIABLO 2 FOR LIFE
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