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does diablo 1 need dos

Hello fellow gamers I have been thinking on buying diablo 1 but i was wondering will it run in windows 7 starter edition and does it need dos.
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http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/getting-diablo-1-working-on-windows-7-guide
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Diablo I was a windows 95 game. You may have trouble with it if you have a LCD monitor though.
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works on my xp just fine.
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Diablo should work fine on any Windows 7 (may need to update it, I forget when MS added the 1.0 color fix). It will even be available in Game Explorer.

If you want to run the latest Diablo, consult the instructions below.

Patch
Grab it here:
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-patch-information

Color Fix (for patch 1.09 and 32-bit Windows)
Copy & paste the following segment into Notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\Diablo109]
"Name"="Diablo.exe"
"ID"=hex:7c,89,fc,3a
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00


Save as "diablo109.reg" (including the double quotes) and then double-click on the file you just saved. Click 'Yes' when prompted.
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Diablo 1 works fine on Win7 with the above patch. It however does NOT work on Win8. You can run the game, but if you alt tab it crashes. :(
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