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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Diablo2

22 Jun 2010   #1
Dereckg17

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 and Diablo2

i cant get my diablo 2 to work w/ windows 7. i purchased a new laptop ( gateway ) and it came with windows 7. Idot at best buy told me all my games would work fine, well they dont.

i tried to play diablo 2 and at first i could play a few minets and it would shut off.
then i jsut gave up for a while... i played today for about 2 hrs just fooling around and stuff. i killed blood raven and it froze.... restarted my comp and played again, killed blood raven again and it froze, did this 4 times!!!

i really love my laptop but i HATE windows 7. i plan on getting diablo 3 and starcraft 2 and want to play the older games to get in the mood for the new ones.

i read several articals and help pages to help me out but i cant figure it out. any one please help????

make it very simple to follow please!! not too computer literate.

thinking of just using my old laptop for games too, would XP work with the new games coming out?


also want to say i wont have internet for a while... i will be using my phone to reply.


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22 Jun 2010   #2
Whoo

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Main solutions:

1. Set the program to run in compatibility mode.
2. Close any Virtual Drives you may have running.
3. Close any Over-clocking tools you may have running.
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22 Jun 2010   #3
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Dereckg17,

Have a look at my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues guide, in particuliar step# 5 - updating your DirectX files.

Good luck
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22 Jun 2010   #4
SleeStak

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

There is a ton of info in sygnus21's post you will find useful and in addition to his suggestions I would point out another part of his post that might be of help for your specific problem:

16 - Compatibility Mode – Compatibility mode allows older games or programs that worked under earlier versions of Windows to run in Windows 7 (maybe). If you find you’re having a hard time running or installing the game, give compatibility mode a try. See this tutorial on running in Compatibility Mode.

try installing Diablo II in Windows XP (Service Pack 3) compatibility mode
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24 Jun 2010   #5
Dereckg17

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Whoo View Post
Main solutions:

1. Set the program to run in compatibility mode.
2. Close any Virtual Drives you may have running.
3. Close any Over-clocking tools you may have running.

No idea how to do this.... im starting to think my d2 game is messed up, today I installed it on my parents older co.puter that has Windows 98 on it. During installation it kept saying it had have some error. Well after a while of trying, it finally installed. I played for bout 20 min and it froze up, just like it did on my laptop with win7 on it. Could it just be a messed up disc?

I'm thinking of just putting Vista onto my laptop and calling it quites. Can some one out there please give detailed instructions on how to change compatible mode? Thanks.
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24 Jun 2010   #6
SleeStak

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

[QUOTE=Dereckg17;806020]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Whoo View Post

I'm thinking of just putting Vista onto my laptop and calling it quites. Can some one out there please give detailed instructions on how to change compatible mode? Thanks.
Compatibility Mode

that is the same tutorial that I posted above that has detailed instructions and pictures on how to change compatibility mode in Windows 7
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24 Jun 2010   #7
Dereckg17

Windows 7
 
 

Did that but its really small and laggy sometimes. Still hasn't frozen though.
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24 Jun 2010   #8
Dereckg17

Windows 7
 
 

I'm going up, just going to put Vista on my laptop.....
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24 Jun 2010   #9
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I thinking that your Diablo disk might be corrupted. The game might lack some maps or running file that make the game running not properly. If it is the case, if you can figure it out what files are missing, I can try to upload it to you, because I have Diablo II in my computer too
Also, try using troubleshooting with compatibility mode that SleeStak and Whoo suggest

Good luck
~Tuan
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25 Jun 2010   #10
Zant

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

have you patched the game right up to v1.13?
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