Step by step installation guide?

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Step by step installation guide?

Post by sutasafaia » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:52 pm

Considering everything I've been reading and hunting around trying to find, I (and potentially many others) would appreciate a step by step installation guide for this mod. It seems like every step of the way there are complications when I try to do it. Apparently you can't even use the digital download anymore because it starts at 1.14 and that can't be downgraded? And you still need some of the installation files from the first eastern sun, so you need to find a working link for that, on top of the link for this version. Then you need a mounting program because you require a CD which I no longer have...

I played the original ES years and years ago, really want to try this new version out but I am just going to admit I am lost and would like an "idiots" guide to getting this to work.

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Re: Step by step installation guide?

Post by cla$$ics » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:24 am

If you have 1.14 you need to downgrade your game first. Any version will work as long as you have the expansion set. There are tutorials on the net on how to do this.

Then you need to download and install D2SE, which is a mod manager tool. Install it in your Diablo 2 folder.

Then you need to download the mod. On the announcement there is a link to Github. (https://github.com/LoDAlphA/Eastern-Sun-Rises) On there there is an option to download ZIP. Download the ZIP, open it, and copy the folder that's inside of it (Eastern-Sun-Rises-Master) into a folder in your Diablo 2 folder that is called MODS. D2SE created this folder when you installed it.

So just to verify, if you installed the game into C:\Program Files\Diablo II, you want to select that as the D2SE install path, and the path to the Eastern Sun readme should be C:\Program Files\Diablo II\MODS\Eastern-Sun-Rises-master\README.md.

Now you just need to launch D2SE. "Eastern Sun Rises 5.1" will be visible in the list. Double click the option to run the mod.
You will find that there are other mods which work on D2SE and it is a very critical mod installing tool.
If the mod does not launch then you need to set D2SE to run in Windows XP compatibility mode and run as administrator.
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Re: Step by step installation guide?

Post by sutasafaia » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:58 pm

Thank you! It's...kind of working? I can get the game running (although not sure how to get it to look not terrible as of yet, but that's not my big problem right now) but the moment I try to access my inventory it gives me an error and crashes, can't divide by zero exception. I tried to disable PlugY just in case that was the issue but it was not. Tried a full re-install as well, didn't work. My D2 version is 1.12 and 2dse is 2.2.0. I did set it to Wxp compatibility +admin, also failed.

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Re: Step by step installation guide?

Post by AlphA - The Real One » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:50 pm

You both made one mistake. The ESR Version from github is not standalone, which is why @cla$$ics you had the same erros as sutasafaia. You first need to install the ES Plugin for D2SE from here: http://snej.org/forum/index.php?topic=18504.0 first (D2SE_ES R6E Com4.1N_sfx.exe).
Afterwards you copy past over everything you downloaded from github.

Edit: @sutasafaia if you have trouble to get D2SE working, please check the Snej Board (link above).

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Re: Step by step installation guide?

Post by sutasafaia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:42 am

Thank you, that fixed it completely. Found the glide wrapper thing also so the game runs at a larger setting without completely ruining the game. Wish it was a little larger but can't have everything.

A random question though...does the game still have that calculator program you can plug your runes into and it shows everything you can make? I swear ES had that before but I don't see it anymore, and I have no idea if it's even updated for the latest version assuming it still exists.

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Re: Step by step installation guide?

Post by AlphA - The Real One » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:50 am

Yeah. That still works.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3zxbu5qra ... netool.zip

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Re: Step by step installation guide?

Post by thepsycho2 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:20 pm

To avoid major problems with certain antivirus and security software and Windows in general, it is advised to install Diablo II to a folder outside "C:\Program Files" (if a 32-bit system) or "C:\Program Files (x86)" [if a 64-bit system]. Using "C:\Diablo II" is fine.

Same can be applied with other games. Putting this up here because I had some major troubles in the past and doing this spared me those problems. Also, if you are running Win8.1 or Win10, don't forget to set "Diablo II.exe"/"GAME.EXE" and "VID_TEST.EXE" to compatiblity as "XP Service Pack 3" and privilege as "Run As Administrator". Do the same for D2SE.
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