Diablo II Patch 1.14- Still no Higher Res?!?!?

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I love Diablo 2 to death, but the fact that it only runs in 800x600 really irks me. Is there any way that I can play it in higher resolutions WITHOUT being Ban Hammered off the face of the earth?
I know it's possible, but they would have to reprogram the enemy AI to attack from different distances, In D2 a higher resolution means that you can see way more than before since its 2d, so you can't get higher res sprites, but it just tends to make everything smaller. I believe they could implement higher res with modified enemy AI to support it. D2multires mod proved you could increase the resolution, but Blizzard needs to implement the changes for it to work gameplay wise as well.
Assuming it works for you, the Glide Wrapper supports scaling to desktop resolution.

Makes alt-tabbing a breeze.
Currently when I play I hook it up to an old Sony crt-monitor.....

It actually looks pretty decent, I just wish I could get faster framerate but the game caps at 25? I think.

But yeah would be nice to not have to change monitors.
The official resolution should stay low since it's 15+ years old at this point. A small bump and true widescreen support would be really nice.
Not asking for improved textures. Just support modern resolutions.
03/14/2016 07:57 AMPosted by DamZe
I know it's possible, but they would have to reprogram the enemy AI to attack from different distances, In D2 a higher resolution means that you can see way more than before since its 2d, so you can't get higher res sprites, but it just tends to make everything smaller. I believe they could implement higher res with modified enemy AI to support it. D2multires mod proved you could increase the resolution, but Blizzard needs to implement the changes for it to work gameplay wise as well.


1280x720 must be possible!
03/14/2016 05:43 PMPosted by XenoSpyro
Assuming it works for you, the Glide Wrapper supports scaling to desktop resolution.

Makes alt-tabbing a breeze.


Could you get banned for using Glide Wrapper? Or is it just a safe adjustment to the way your computer reads it
04/13/2016 11:38 PMPosted by Basia
Could you get banned for using Glide Wrapper? Or is it just a safe adjustment to the way your computer reads it


Glide is allowed atm. See threads.
Morning Kang,

As of right now we're focusing on compatibility and bug fixing for Diablo II. While a higher resolution would be awesome and on our radar, as of right now it's not top priority.

A Glide Wrapper would not a bannable offense.

I appreciate your feedback,

-Clásico
Now that the game is a bit more stable I wanted to bring this back up.

Any future plans for adding this? I'm sure you're aware of the mod MultiRes but I believe that is bannable correct? In testing the mod in single player, the 720p version works really well and doesn't seem to impact the AI. If you follow the same route they went for that I anticipate that it would be a fairly easy fix that wouldn't require too much coding efforts but would make a HUGE impact on gameplay.
04/14/2016 08:25 AMPosted by Clásico
As of right now we're focusing on compatibility and bug fixing for Diablo II. While a higher resolution would be awesome and on our radar, as of right now it's not top priority.
there's no need for a higher resolution. it doesnt matter.
To have it full screen, and windowed I use the -w in the shortcut properties "target" section at the end, then I use ShiftWindow to make it fullscreen with no border. Seems to work well.
And why higher res are not needed? I am highly confident that the ones saying this are playing on some low end laptops with intel onboard VGA that support max res 1366x768 so 800x600 actually looks ok for them... whats left for the people that have at-least full hd res? Have you seen how pixelized the game looks at 1920x1080?! Or maybe those replies are actually sent from blizzard employees that are trying to sabotage the gamers request?

This is an insult to any person with up to date pc spec and specially monitor. If there will be no support for today's displays then why there are any d2 online servers today? Its 2016 not 2001... CRT are long gone !!! Blizzard do something and stop being lazy.

When I bought Diablo III it was supposed to be safe from hacks and bots and when the hacks and bots came true blizzard disabled trade and ah to deal with the issue... its like if you blow a tire just remove it and there will be no more blown tires... a five years old can come up with such solution...

I am willing to give back all my game cd-keys if you lazies at blizzard rework diablo 2 with graphics close to diablo 3 as diablo 3 is your all time worst game and I have 3K+ play hours to back this up. D3 is suitable for getting you to bed as it is so soo sooo boring and there is actually no end-game, no trade, no pvp no nothing. Any of today's free to play aRPG's are much better...

What do your staff members do all day? What do you pay them for an specially what do we pay you for? To be lazy and do nothing against hackers, botters and polishing your games?

I have bought multiple games from you blizzard - d2, wc3, d3, sc2 and Overwatch(aim hackers in the game atm) and OW would be the last game I purchase from this company as it is now on par with the low standard level that WB have for their pc games.

Evaluation for blizzards latest games work:

D3 - ever going beta with removing features instead of adding such, for example: removing the trade as we can not deal with bots and hacks as our programmers are incapable

Overwatch - final release, still beta with lots of things missing. The biggest mistake here - add all the hacks from Counter-Strinke as in-game features - aim hack(soldier), wall hack(widow), speed hack(tracer). I also have to mention that there are hackers which are exploiting/injecting the ingame features to any char to: see through walls or to aim hack(simply inject the targeting system that the dwarf turret uses)...

Please blizzard get down diablo 3 and rework it to be 1:1 like diablo 2 - you will have much more players online I bet !!!
I Don't like the higher res idea.... you all realize more res = more field of view. You'd be able to telestomp from farther distances.
05/31/2016 10:12 AMPosted by spooky
I Don't like the higher res idea.... you all realize more res = more field of view. You'd be able to telestomp from farther distances.


Just because the game is in a higher resolution does not mean you increase the field of view. You would probably get a higher FoV from Diablo 2 becoming widescreen though.

Running diablo 2 in a higher res (depending if blizzard still has the art assets or not) could just mean higher resolution sprites; because even running all diablo 2 sprites through something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hqx would be a nice improvement... but this is assuming that the diablo 2 engine can support higher resolution sprites internally.
05/31/2016 11:17 AMPosted by KrazyKrl
05/31/2016 10:12 AMPosted by spooky
I Don't like the higher res idea.... you all realize more res = more field of view. You'd be able to telestomp from farther distances.


Just because the game is in a higher resolution does not mean you increase the field of view.


That is precisely what happens. The files won't magically change size, the game just displays more data that in 800x600 is offscreen. Google "d2 multires mod" and you'll see.
Changing Resolution does not mean increase field of view.

It will be great if there's some image up scaling algorithm like lanczos

rather than just double the pixels.
Does anyone know whats coming next? I'd like to know any info, theres people online saying this is the last of the updates :/

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