Blizzard Patches 'Diablo II' 16 Years After Release

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hellwig

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People outside of Korea still play Diablo II?

That's quite a longevity there. I remember loading up Diablo II on my Compaq laptop with an awesome 266MHz AMD K6-2, Trident 3D Graphics Accelerator, 32 MB of RAM (which I quickly had to expand to 96MB) and Windows 98. I used my only USB port for a second mouse, and added on an ethernet NIC with the PCMCIA slot. My non-active matrix 800x600 screen blazing away in oddly aliased glory.

You'd teleport into a new zone, and spam the attack buttons, because the monsters attacking you would load 20-30 seconds after you did, but that wouldn't stop them from attacking you! And the responsiveness over Battle.net was even better (sometimes you had a few minutes of running around, hoping you were still alive).

Ah, fond memories indeed.
 

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You play Diablo III on a console?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? People actually do this?
Yes. I have both the PC and PS4 versions and I prefer it on the PS4. It's not even a close comparison. The game just plays better with direct control and the interface is less fussy.
 

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Inventory Management without a mouse has to be dreadful.
 

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Not at all.
 

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Yes, I refused to support that pay to play format they launched with (the auction house). So I bought it to play with a couple other friends on PS3 once the price dropped. I know it has changed now but I don't feel like starting over, though I might load up Diablo II lol.

I still play Diablo I from time to time, I joined a group of guys that added tons of content to the original game. It's called Diablo "The Hell". You should check it out, it's insanely difficult but what fun.

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pls let that be sarcasm
millenials bwahahahahahaaaaa.
now we are beyond officially old "i used to game hauling my 50# rig to my friends house in knee high snow, across town against the wind in -20ºF temps and then game friday night to monday morning and then go to work with out sleeping and just mt. dew for energy drink!"
 

RedJaron

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Only 50 lbs? You're forgetting about our massive 21" CRT monitors. ;)
 

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Ironically enough I just turned 19 lol. Though I am still a fan of early blizzard games.
 
64-bit version (to jaber):

They do NOT state it's a "64-bit version" only that 64-bit Windows is recommended. I highly doubt it is as there would be NO POINT anyway. Being 64-bit doesn't make a game necessarily run better (Diablo II definitely would not).

Almost every game even now is still 32-bit, and the main reason to support 64-bit is to use more memory. As in thousands of MB's not tens of MB's.
 
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