Ok....bought my son the D2 battlechest. Got that installed.....got it to work on Win 7(albeit still may need color fix).....and, the version is 1.12 so I think we are all set to install ES and play.
However, upon downloading the R6D file, I'm seeing it is now a RAR file?!? Wasn't it always just a simple zip file? We have a good file manager(7 Zip). But, we are having issues and can't seem to even extract the file, let alone install. Getting an error message when trying to extract to D2 folder:
" Can not open output file C:/Program Files/Diablo 2/ES300_R6D_full.exe"
Why did this have to be made so hard now? Geez....didn't you used to just download, click exe and voila it installed and worked.
Any insights would be appreciated....he's eager to start playing. Been so long since I did a lot of patch installing....I almost forget Tsuru's name:) But, I sure thought the installer created all the ES folders......we don't have to make them ourselves now, or something do we.
Well, whatever, but how do we install this fresh on his laptop?
Edit: Thought I may have been able to pull a fast one, and copied my old R6D download file to a flash and had him copy it and install. Game crashes instantly, when starting. But, I see now maybe it's because he has 1.12 and ES was written for 1.10. But, I thought anything before 1.12a would work ok.....so which is it? Wondering if we're getting closer.............
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" ----George Santayana