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No, all of these are terrible design in Diablo 1. Most were buggy... Did you know that there were additional classes in Hellfire as well? You can edit a text file to enable them. Barbarian and Bard. The Barb ISN'T the Warrior class.
But either way, Hellfire sucked as a game. You couldn't even play it online, and it was never officially supported by Blizzard. Stats didn't matter, either, as they were still capped. You could get stat potions without Hellfire and reach maximums (based on class).
Finally, the monsters introduced were uninspired, cliché, and didn't work with Diablo mechanics. I mean, just about EVERYTHNG exploded (hit you with damage). It was not a fun experience.
Sweet Jesus, I hate the internet. And by the internet, I mean YOU PEOPLE. Blizzard sure as !@#$ owns the rights to Diablo, and it sure as %^-* says as much when you boot up the game, look at the disc, or purchase it in the Diablo 2 Battle Chest which is sure as !@#$ on store shelves right now. The game isn't abandonware in the slightest, it is still being sold at retail. They don't maintain Battle.net servers for it anymore, but you can still LAN/IP like most people always did anyways.
Hellfire was developed by Synergistic Software and published by Sierra, because Blizzard was busy working on DIablo 2. As such it isn't official, supported, or available for purchase. Hellfire IS abandonware. If you still want to play the original, you are going to go it alone, or on a private network. What do you want, the game is over 20 years old?
A simple internet search after "Hellfire download abandonware" will get you to it eventually. You might also want to check this link: http://khanduras.net/2014/04/repo-strangebytes-ddraw-dll-win7vista-patch/
There are a lot of mods for D1 and Hellfire available. Again, internet search is your friend :)
Edited by baltzatu#2438 on 4/10/2015 10:59 PM PDT
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