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With the release of the much anticipated Diablo 2 Mod, Project Diablo 2, the internet is abuzz with fans looking to maximize their experience playing this updated version of the game we all know and love so well.
One feature of Project Diablo is the introduction of support for custom shaders which can be configured based on hundreds of different options. In this article we’ll show you how to setup a custom shader to optimize the Project Diablo 2 graphics for your system. We will also discuss how the Project Diablo 2 resolution is set and how you can get the best graphics possible.
Shaders & Resolution Explained
What Project Diablo 2 does is change the way Diablo 2 is rendered so that it can be rendered on higher resolutions than the standard 800 x 600 pixels, namely 1068×600, no small feat in itself. This may not sound like a large increase, but the game will also adjust this resolution to fit the resolution of your main monitor regardless of what resolution it is without the need to change your desktop resolution. This is extremely useful as without this clever fix, running the game at full screen would usually cause issues such as your screens flashing uncontrollably and the inability to alt-tab out of the game easily. The resolution displayed in the in-game menu is the only resolution possible in Project Diablo 2. There is currently no way to manually adjust this resolution. This may be nowhere near full HD, but it’s still a huge improvement over the original, as many fans of the Project Diablo 2 Mod will attest.
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The problem with displaying the games in a higher resolution than they were intended is that to do so using the default shaders would cause a huge amount of pixelation.To fix this, Project Diablo 2 has enabled the ability to use custom shaders to render the game in a way that reduces pixelation and produces a similar look and feel, or better, than the original even at higher resolutions.
Here are steps for setting a custom shader in Project Diablo 2:
- Navigate to the “ProjectD2ddraw.ini” file within your Diablo 2 installation directory and open it in a text editor.
- Press Ctrl F in this file and search for “shader=” – this will take you to the line that controls which shader is in use
- Update this line to point to the shader you would like to use within the ProjectD2Shaders folder.
- Example: shader=Shadersanti-aliasingaa-shader-4.0.glsl (one of my personal favourites on a 4k monitor from the shaders included in Project Diablo 2 by default)
- Save the text file and run Project Diablo 2. That’s it!
Although Project Diablo 2 uses one shader by default, based on the huge diversity of user screens, active resolutions and PC setups the shader is bound to require some customization to get just right.
By default there are dozens of different shaders available for users to experiment with, and the best bit is there are also hundreds of custom shaders that can be downloaded and used available on the web.
For a more extensive list of shaders to experiment with you can also download the following file and export it to your Shaders folder: https://github.com/libretro/glsl-shaders/archive/master.zip
Any files ending in “.glsl” can be referenced and used as shaders for Project Diablo 2. To do so simply extract the files into the ProjectD2Shaders directory in your Diablo 2 installation directory, then update the “shader=XXX” line to include the file path to where the shader is. Example: shader=ShadersANYFOLDERANYSHADERFILE.glsl
After experimenting with a number of shaders I can definitely say it improved the game immensely for me and made it more immersive in many ways than the original. Happy grinding!
Diablo 2 is on the list of those games that we still enjoy playing today. Originally released in 2000, Diablo 2 + Lord of Destruction have been a staple action RPG hack and slash in the gaming community. In fact, it’s one of the only games we know of that has been played many years after it’s release.
With the gaming industries shift into remastered old games for the new generation of gamers and hardware. There had been some hype about Diablo 2 HD remastered, amongst the other blizzard classics.
With the news of Starcraft Remastered, that hope and anticipation has rekindled.
Seeing the execution of Starcraft Remastered, watching the interview with the producer, in addition to tweets like this. Helped build quite the stir and excitement.
For anyone who cares, diablo 4 and diablo 2 remastered will also be announced. 🙂 #BlizzCon2019
— Metro (@Metro_OW) October 18, 2019
Diablo 2 Remastered will most likely be happening at some point. But after seeing the execution of Warcraft 3 Reforged. It leaves us questioning its success if attempted. Given that it is mechanically the most difficult of the classic titles to recreate. And that everyone from the original team is long gone.
Though in general and in themost ideal circumstances, Diablo 2 and other classic titles should still be improved on and updated so that they remain staple titles for the gaming community. With basic and straight forward improvements that will allow players to enjoy these games with their new hardware and gaming standards.
So what would these improvements and updates look like?
Simple Features & Improvements Diablo 2 Needs
Performance Improvements For New Hardware
Comparing the PC’s of early 2000’s with today’s machines is like comparing primitive stone weapons to assault rifles. There has been a dramatic rise in power and performance and even the most basic laptops outperform the high-end desktop computers of the years passed. Your 512mb of ram is a joke now and no longer the envy of your friends. Games like Diablo 2 should naturally better utilise this power and performance. D2 still has a tendency to lag sometimes.
In saying that, my return has come by very few performance issues and the shift from disk to standalone game client as been a part of that improvement. Very little graphical glitches, lags and hike ups, but I may be one of the lucky few.
Auto Coin Pickup Feature
Another feature that stood out and would improve the gamers experience. Is the auto-coin pickup feature that Diablo 3 has and that Diablo 2 has been missing all these years. Clicking to pickup coins seems excessively time-consuming in comparison and in many ways stops the flow of the game.
Sure, we’re happy to pick up potions, scrolls and other important items for survival. However, having to watch out for large stacks of coin and running around picking them up, quickly gets old and tedious. And something the new generation might not have the patience for when they are continuously fed more user-centric titles.
Why pickup coins when items sell for good prices and you can save hours, ignoring them. So the auto coin pickup feature could be a reasonable move forward. Though unlikely to happen as it would deviate too much from the original.
More Resolutions For The Wide Screened
Being able to play the game on higher and more diverse resolutions has been a common desire from the Diablo 2 community. The current resolutions being 640×480 and 800×600 are quaint.
However, when mods such as MultiRes exist that grants players more options, there is really no reason for the actual game to not incorporate such features. Blizzard can easily afford to bring on the person responsible for the MultiRes mod to come onboard and build the feature in-game. A major win-win scenario for all.
This leaves the issue with the 4k screens. To expect old titles to meet the standards of today’s 4k monitors is a bit too much, even Age of Empires II HD did not meet this demand. And nor should they. But it seems to be technically viable as more and more remastered titles are being produced.
Expecting classic titles to all invest in 4k resolutions (which will never happen) so that you can play it on your 4k monitor is a symptom of you living in a fairy tale. Fortunately, Blizzard has the resources and has managed to make Starcraft (1998) into a 4k title. Which will most likely mean the same for Diablo 2 (2000)?
Read this discussion on steam about Age of Empires II: HD Edition, for a better understanding of the situation.
Right Click to Sell and Move Items
Having to individually drag and drop every item when selling or moving about gear and gems is archaic, like the original 56k dial-up the game was played on. Streamline the process by simply bringing in the right click to sell and move mechanic, that so many other RPGs have adopted today.
Turns out ctrl + left click on item = 1 click sell
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Wish someone had told me this a long time ago. But no matter, now we know. Perhaps a tutorial/tip feature is what is needed here. Read my Diablo 2 – Mastery Guide for more information and tips that you may have been missing.
Upgradable Stash and Stash Share
Might be asking for too much here. But having the opportunity to expand the size of our stash (Chest) is very appealing to the human instinct to hoard loot. A rare item triggers new incentive for new characters and builds and that means more play time. This would be appealing for both the singleplayer and multiplayer player base.
On second thought, having a small stash is kind of cool and minimalist and forces the player to choose wise what they keep and how they manage their space. Lost Client Hack Not Work For Mac mcclung. And half the game is the quest for the ideal gear so this change might just be too dramatic.
Respecing of Skills and Attributes
One thing Diablo 3 did that really improved the gaming experience was it allow players to respec and change their builds. This was a major feature that Diablo 2 had lacked and was a major frustration for the more casual players that needed more time to level (Single Player). Because if you changed your mind or accidentally misplaced a skill point. That was it, you had to start all over or live with that misused skill point for the rest of your characters lifetime.
Thankfully Blizzard made a change to this in patch 1.13 all the way back in 2010. It makes it much more playable today, with my short attention span and reduced gaming hours.
Mouse Sensitivity Option
Accurate mouse targeting on Diablo II has always been a bit tricky, but something that we often overlooked. Though it becomes more obvious when you play melee characters or switch up your mouse. So the option to be able to manage this better through a cursor sensitivity option would be excellent.
Eliminate or Limit Those Bots
Item and currency selling bots have been a long term theme of the Diablo 2 Battle.net experience. However, coming back to it now, it seems that they are uncontrolled and running amuk. Having a bot enter games every 5 minutes and spam four to five lines of advertising quickly becomes annoying and impacts player experience and perception. One or two intelligently placed limitations can dramatically reduce their activity.
D2 Facebook community comment “Add a captcha for joining games, gets rid of the botters. Come oooon blizzard!”
Having the game incorporated into battle.net would be hugely beneficial and most likely the case, as is with Starcraft Remastered. Which will enable systems for shared Stash features and better bot eliminating infrastructure.
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With it’s old-school graphics and gameplay, Diablo 2 still has a great deal of charm and much to offer all types of gamers. It is definitely worth a playthrough or two and one of our most iconic games.
And for those that are still on the Diablo 2 vs Diablo 3 debate, answer me this. Why would anyone, after so many years comeback to the game when they own Diablo 3? Sure the game has many added conveniences and gameplay features. But, Diablo 2 still conquers in many aspects. And thousands of active players will agree.
We are at a time when huge systematic and mechanical changes aren’t surprising in the gaming environment anymore. And both players and developers should be open minded about minor changes and overhauls that improve older, timeless games and make them more relevant with the times.
Who needs Diablo 4? When Diablo 2 has huge potential for market growth and player base expansion with one third, if not less of an effort, budget and marketing.
If you’re on a non-gaming setup, running old low-spec hardware or somehow thing Diablo 4 is what you need, think again. Go grab yourself the Diablo 2 Battlechest for $30 dollar or less and enjoy a lifetime of action-RPG goodness. It’s going to be some time before the D2 remastered, so don’t torture yourself!
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