Diablo II v1.14 Patch Notes

General Discussion

Diablo II v1.14b Patch Notes (April 7, 2016)

Specific Changes & Improvements
  • Glide Wrapper will now load properly on PC by adding -3dfx to the end of the game shortcut
  • Mercenaries will no longer become "An Evil Force"
  • Fixed Mac client crash on "Save & Exit"
  • Capped the frame rate to 200 to save batteries, spare system load, and prevent hot lap syndrome
  • Created new German installers to fix localization issues in Act V (Will require a fresh install to fix the missing dialogue data)


Manual Patch Download:




Diablo II v1.14a Patch Notes (March 11, 2016)

Specific Changes & Improvements
  • No need to run in XP mode anymore, Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 compatibility complete
  • Mac installer and compatibility for 10.10 and 10.11 has arrived
  • First client run will migrate saved characters to avoid issues from Windows system
    admin changes


Known Issues
  • Mac 10.9 and earlier are not supported


Manual Patch Download:



If you're having trouble installing the patch, try running the game in administrative mode... Otherwise, head over to the Technical Support Forums.
Thanks for bringing support on OS X. Does that mean 10.9 and earlier versions won't be supported or it is an issue that they are fixing?

Thanks!
Looks like the PC patch downloads are up, but Mac Classic/Carbon are not.

03/11/2016 10:28 AMPosted by asoksevil
Thanks for bringing support on OS X. Does that mean 10.9 and earlier versions won't be supported or it is an issue that they are fixing?

Fantastic question, you may want to head over to Technical Suppoort to ask, :-).
You can scratch those classic or Carbon URL's of these patches.

Mac Classic was for Mac's that ran classic Mac OS 8 and 9 on PowerPC based Mac's while Carbon was an API that allowed most apps that were developed for classic Mac OS 8 and 9 to be re-compiled to run on earlier Mac OS X systems (both PowerPC and Intel based).

The Carbon API was fully depreciated as of OS X 10.8 back in 2012. Whenever they release the new OS X installer, it will be for the most current API's; thus why it will require OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.11 (El Capitan).

03/11/2016 10:28 AMPosted by asoksevil
Does that mean 10.9 and earlier versions won't be supported or it is an issue that they are fixing?

It is probably a conscious decision to not support 10.9 (Mavericks) since later this year, it will end up being 3 versions out of date where Apple stops providing patches beyond security related ones.

So part of this is not entirely Blizzard's fault and has everything to do with Apple with their yearly OS upgrade cycle and constantly changing/depreciating API's as well as quickly dropping support for "older" OS X releases.

It's why I finally just caved and bought myself a Windows gaming rig because the same issue is going to happen with OpenGL (which Apple's version is woefully outdated) versus Metal (which will require supported graphics hardware which is mostly from Mac's manufactured since 2012; I myself have a 2010 6-core Mac Pro running 10.9 but upgrading to a GPU that is Metal compliant would've cost almost as much as my Windows gaming rig (that Mac GPU would've only offered a fraction of the performance of the one in my new system). And I was fairly adamant on not going down that path again of dealing with two platforms; I just got tired of dealing with having to jump through so many hoops with my Mac when it came to games.
A solid PC build turned hackintosh is the only real mac i use these days. I use OS X primary but I do it on a system i built with top of line specs, cpu, gpu, memory all overclocked. Get a game that doesn't run in OS X, I also have a windows 10 SSD as well for those games!

there is no game I can't make work!
Those mac links aren't really going to be valid anymore. it isn't classic or carbon anymore. It's OSX 10.10 or later only now. Not sure if still carbon (I hope not) or cocoa proper now. Either way

here is full installer
http://www.battle.net/download/getLegacy?product=D2DV&locale=en-US&os=mac
A bit frustrating since Apple is on such an aggressive upgrade path with hardware and software, but it's a testament to Blizzard that they are making such a great effort to keep their games playable on modern platforms.

I'm currently downloading the installer(running painfully slowly, I might add)and look forward to being able to play D2 again, and hopefully, Starcraft will follow soon, as well. Even though I'm enjoying both D3 and SC2, it's still fun to boot up the older games, because even with dated graphics, the gameplay in both games is still solid. I think that's the reason why people still want to play them; At a time when most games eventually just die out, people on Battle.Net still want to play 16-year-old games, and you just can't say that about many games or game companies.

I'm more concerned that Apple, once again, doesn't seem to care much about games on the Mac. OpenGL development is so woefully out of date, and Metal seems to have created more problems than it's solved(no Mac version of "Overwatch," Frontier dropping support for "Elite Dangerous:Horizons" because OS X currently doesn't support compute shaders), so Mac users are again looking at an uncertain future for games.

But, hopefully soon, I'll be bashing little pygmy heads in the jungles of Kurast to ease my pain. Cheers, guys.
Hi Mystical! :-).

03/11/2016 04:20 PMPosted by LordMurasama
You can scratch those classic or Carbon URL's of these patches.


Got it!

03/11/2016 09:43 PMPosted by penguins0690
posted yesterday ;)

Oh, darn, didn't see that, :-(.
I really appreciate the work that had to be done to get this patch out :) thanks to all from Blizzard who worked on it.
ty blizz for swiping these sore cheaters and your continued support on diablo 2 !
If we play D2 to any reasonable degree, we get locked out of the game due to a too high an activity. This is a bot protection system but regular players suffer from it the most. I forgot what they call it (in game) but you get banned from the game for several hours up to 24 hours. It is ridiculous and unwarranted.

Not sure what is going to change with this patch.

Players have developed a regimen of staying in every game at least 3 minutes before exiting again (as with muling) just to avoid the high-activity ban. This is to reduce the number of games you are joining in every span of time.

With current player levels, it is impossible that this play style would put too high a load on servers, so it is likely to say that it is just a measure against botting, or, more likely, the spammers that join public games constantly.

But those spammers are there anyway and the players suffer for it.
I can't make 1.14 d2 work. Screens too dark and no adjustments. Currentlly running an old dell gx520. Suggestions for a cheap new pc that actually plays this ancient game would be appreciated.
03/12/2016 09:15 AMPosted by ChaseBeavers
I can't make 1.14 d2 work. Screens too dark and no adjustments. Currentlly running an old dell gx520. Suggestions for a cheap new pc that actually plays this ancient game would be appreciated.


I'm also planning on getting a PC for games (mostly to run D2). I would appreciate any recommendations.
ok seeing how they've been moved...where have they been moved to in case i want to copy character file of specific characters i wish to keep so i can continue with them once i replace this PC
here's a solid question...when will battle.net servers be fully functional again so we can do online play with D2
Ye me too.

We dont want bots etc. Please help us.

Just follow games and block them.

We dont want 3rd party programs. Please just block bots and spammers.

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