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trying to find pre LOD diablo II

Post by cjp1123 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:24 pm

I heard that back like 1.03 or something that there used to be odd things like dual wielding spear barbs n stuff
I want to try to experience these good old days but i cant seem to find a disc image from D2 1.01-1.03
i hope to either jurry rig it into D2se as a core, or have a standalone install but i need the disc image to do so since my diablo II Discs long since vanished, (currently using one registered through my battle net via Download xp)
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Re: trying to find pre LOD diablo II

Post by Necrolis » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:01 am

You can use a version switcher like Cactus that includes the 1.00 to 1.03 binaries:
https://github.com/fearedbliss/Cactus
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Re: trying to find pre LOD diablo II

Post by themastercaster » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:08 am

alternatively you can use my versionchanger which includes classic 1.00 - 1.14d and LoD 1.07 -1.14d:
https://versionchanger.chaosmarc.de/

there is no problem with using it in parallel with D2SE, as D2SE doesn't care for the installed diablo version.

If you want to use pre-1.12a without a cd you can use GalaXyHaXz's NoCD exes:
https://chaosmarc.de/diablo/d2nocd_pack.zip

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Re: trying to find pre LOD diablo II

Post by cjp1123 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:22 am

i found the diablo II Beta but its Online only and if you go online it becomes 114 soo... no fun there, found that here

https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35744

they did do a custom patch for LOD beta to make it single player though which is neat; ill try the swappers cause i REALLY want to try these older D2's additionally do they contain the 1.02 GAME.EXE?

also your version changer says it doesnt support 114 installer, whatever that would mean lol iwill assume my revious version (installed via ISO images with my own CD key) will work for that base, ill try cactus at first and yours later assuming i dont need to go through a dozen wormholes to get it working
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Re: trying to find pre LOD diablo II

Post by themastercaster » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:45 am

every version you go online with will be patched to 1.14d

It's not that my (or any other) versionchanger doesn't support the new installers but that the new installers doesn't support being downgraded to versions pre 1.14. This is due to a structural change in the big data mpqs which must be fixed before they can be used with older patches. My changer includes that fix in case users don't want to reinstall with the 1.12 installers or their cds.

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