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  • Submitted: Dec 30 2011 11:16 PM
  • Last Updated: Jun 01 2012 08:36 AM
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Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: WS 2.5 WS9Wine1.4
  • ATI / AMD: GREY (not tested)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREEN (fully playable)

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper Diablo II (+ Lord of Destruction) 1.1

* * * * * 2 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




Screenshots
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are unable to install the expansion you need to change your wrapper's Windows version to Windows XP (see the third page in the comments section for instructions). I apologize for the inconvenience, I'll fix it when I upload another version.

Evil Has Survived… An Epic Game of Role Playing Action and Adventure!
After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him Diablo resumes his nefarious scheme to shackle humanity into unholy slavery - this time by setting out to free the other Prime Evils Mephisto and Baal. As Amazon, Sorceress, Necromancer, Paladin or Barbarian you must put a final end to Diablo and his evil brethren - even if you must follow them into the burning hells themselves. In Diablo II players return to a world of dark gothic fantasy. As one of five distinct character types players will explore the world of Diablo II, journey across distant lands, fight new villains, discover new treasures and uncover ancient mysteries.
Five New Character Classes with Unique Abilities. Battle Hell's minions as the Amazon Sorceress Necromancer Paladin or Barbarian each with unique skills and spells. Four Expansive RealmsStorm, a vast underworld of twisted dungeons and uncharted wilderness as you journey across an immense ever-changing world. Fiendishly Enhanced Multiplayer, Advanced Battle.net technology unleashes support for up to 8 players over the Internet including multiplayer quests, trading posts and much more. Dynamic Character Imaging Composite character animation system enables dynamic display of differences in weapons, armor and items. Powerful New Weapons & Magic. Summon and command nightmarish creatures, harness the elemental powers of nature and master the energies of light and darkness through arcane spells and enchantments.

Personal Notes
There is a native Mac version, however it is a Power PC app and thus won't run on Lion anymore. Blizzard has already stated that they won't support Lion, so this is the only way of playing Diablo II on Mac OS X.

Tested Game-Version: UK version from Battle.net download
Genre: Hack & Slash Action RPG

Review
Walkthrough
Cheats

My System Specs:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
- CPU: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- RAM: 4 GB
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256 MB
- Port Disk Space: 6 GB (can be reduced to about 2GB by deleting the installer and temporary Internet Files folder after installing the game)

Known Issues
- perspective effect doesn’t work with DirectDraw renderer (technically not an issue since that’s outside the capabilities of the renderer, but I can’t get the Direct3D or Glide renderer working)
- Mouse wheel is laggy (might be related to my mouse since scrolling the trackpad works perfectly)

Installation
The retail disc won't show you the Windows installer. There are ways to mount the Windows part of the disc instead of the Mac part, but it is much easier to simply register your game on Battle.net using your retail CD keys. That way you can download the windows version from Blizzard.
- download the Windows (!) downloader from Battle.net
- launch Diablo II.app, choose the downloader, use it to download the installer and then install the game
- (proceed the same way for Lord of Destruction if you want)
- set Diablo II.exe as the Windows EXE
Copying an existing Windows installation into the wrapper probably won't work since I removed all registry entries in order to remove traces of my CD key.

A critical error has occurred while initializing Direct3D
If you get this error the game needs to set the renderer first. In Wineskin.app go to Advanced and set the Windows EXE to D2VidTst.exe (in the same directory as Diablo II.exe). Launch Diablo II.app and you should get a config application, either run the test or skip it if you can to select a working renderer from the list. Change the Windows EXE back to Diablo II.exe and you are done.
Alternatively you could try running Winetricks ddr=opengl

Changing the renderer manually
Use Regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Blizzard Entertainment/Diablo II/ VideoConfig/ and set the value of Render to 0 (DirectDraw), 1 (Direct3D) or 2 (no idea what this is, maybe Glide?)

Deleting temporary internet files
There is an annoying habit of the installer, Wine, Gecko, whatever, to leave a bunch of useless temporary files in the wrapper. You can save a lot of space by deleting them. Go to the wrapper’s C drive, then users/Wineskin/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files/ Content.IE5 and delete the folder’s contents.

Using a Glide Wrapper
Glide is a technology for graphics cards by a company called 3dfx. They don’t exist anymore, so there are no such cards on the market anymore, but so-called Glide wrappers can emulate Glide on modern graphics cards. Using a Glide wrapper will let you use Glide as the renderer of choice. I’ve included a Glide wrapper in the wrapper’s contents.
Put all the files (not the folder!) where your Diablo II.exe lies, this should let you use Glide as a renderer. I say should because I don’t know how.



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About this port

Winetricks used
- ddr=gdi

Registry hacks used
- none

Wine patches used
- none

Additional tweaks
- had to install Gecko to use the downloader

What's New in Version 1.1 (See full changelog)

  • new engine, updated Wineskin. Gamma slider works now




the whole screen seemed to be moved down so there is a black strip on top and the bottom is cut..... and i cant enable perspective... help??
Change the resolution in game and then change it back. I still have no solution for getting the perspective effect though.

If someone  gets weird colour corruption, try changing the engine to WS8Wine1.3.36 and use Winetricks ddr=gdi
HI, when I try to do this, I get an error message right when I have pressed 'Install Diablo II', saying something like "The installer has encountered a serious problem" ect.. And it asks whether I will install Gecko.. (And then freezes).. What can I be doing wrong?

/Jonas
Yes, Gecko is needed for the installer. I did install Geckon into the wrapper, so I don't understand why you are getting that message. You could try installing it again with Winetricks (right-click Diablo II.app -> Choose Package Contents -> Advanced -> Tools ->Winetricks)

Or you could try porting it yourself. No tricks needed, just make a blank wrapper with Gecko installed (you will be asked when you create the wrapper). The WS8Wine1.3.36 engine works for me, WS8CXGWine10.1.1 should work well too. If you get flickering in fullscreen try using Winetricks ddr=gdi.
Hey Phish,
sadly I'm not able to download the Wrapper. There is no DL startin, the "linksave" page doesn't load anything.
Can you help?
Greetings
Megaupload has been shut down; I will have to upload all my ports somewhere else. My internet connection is painfully slow, so this will take a lot of time. I'll report all of my ports as broken in the meantime.
Thanks a lot!
Wrapper is up again, this time on mediafire. Have fun :)
It doesnt work for me, when im going on battlenet and choose a character, i cant join a game. when i try it just freeze. Plz help me, if you have any idea what it is plz tell me.
I advance thanks.
I have game version 1.3, looks like there has been another patch lately. I switched my own port to use the WS8Wine1.3.36 engine with Winetricks ddr=gdi, but that should only make a difference in graphics, not networking.

Anyway, I just made a new character and joined a game without problems... Let#S seem, you can get connected to Battle.net, but it crashes when you want to join a game. Do you get to see the loading screen (the one where a cloaked figure opens a door)?
The installer crashes for me after Gecko fails to install

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You could try installing it again with Winetricks (right-click Diablo II.app -> Choose Package Contents -> Advanced -> Tools ->Winetricks)

I've tried that method, and installing a few gecko builds from source forge, the installer still prompts me to install gecko and of course fails. Is there a particular build of gecko I need? or something I need to do to activate gecko or update the wrapper to register that gecko has been installed?

Thanks
I'll try to buld another wrapper from scratch, maybe things will work then... I'll post a comment when it's done, so follow this port to be notified (the button below the Download button)

HiPhish, on 28 January 2012 - 11:44 PM, said:

I have game version 1.3, looks like there has been another patch lately. I switched my own port to use the WS8Wine1.3.36 engine with Winetricks ddr=gdi, but that should only make a difference in graphics, not networking.Anyway, I just made a new character and joined a game without problems... Let#S seem, you can get connected to Battle.net, but it crashes when you want to join a game. Do you get to see the loading screen (the one where a cloaked figure opens a door)?
I don't even get a loading screen it just crash right at the time i click join or create, i can play local i just found out.
Uploaded new version. This one has Gecko for sure.

Confliction, on 29 January 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

I don't even get a loading screen it just crash right at the time i click join or create, i can play local i just found out.
I have no idea. Try deleting the entire wrapper and installign it from scratch?
I got it to work flawlessly! Thank you! But is there a way to run in windowed mode?
EDIT: Nevermind! Just set the EXE flag to -w



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