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Diablo_II_Install.toast_.zip (527.18 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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Diablo_II_Cinematics.toast_.zip (417.50 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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Diablo_II_Play_Disc.toast_.zip (569.63 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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Lord_of_Destruction.toast_.zip (523.27 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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DII_Classic_1.13d_Class.sit (9.59 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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DII_Classic_1.13d_Carb.sit (9.58 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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LOD_1.13d_Class.sit (5.51 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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LOD_1.13d_Carb.sit (5.50 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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Diablo_II_OSX_Installer.dmg_.zip (25.04 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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DiabloIIdemo.sit (121.02 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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Diablo_II_Manual.pdf
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Diablo_II_-_Lord_of_Destruction.pdf
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, QEMU

A sequel to Diablo.

Battle Hell's minions as the Amazon, Sorceress, Necromancer, Paladin or Barbarian, each with unique skills and abilities. Summon and command nightmarish creatures, harness the elemental powers of nature and master the energies of light and darkness through arcane spells and enchantments.

The first three downloads are the three discs of the vanilla game. The fourth is the Lord of Destruction expansion pack, which adds a fifth act to the story as well as many game-wide enhancements (such as the option of playing at 800x600).

Demo was extracted from MacCover CD, then, the installer was copied into a newly created Diskcopy image and finally put in a StuffIt archive without compression (the installer is already a compressed StuffIt file application).

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac) x86 (Windows)

The demo works well under SheepShaver, on Mac OS 9.0.4. But it requires at least GameSprockets 1.7.x to run properly. GameSprockets are available here via the link below:

http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/gamesprockets-175

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iameatingjam's picture
by iameatingjam - 2019, October 29 - 5:02am

I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to help... but its no big deal. I'm still able to play albeit low-res and it seems to be an isolated issue. Other demanding games (for the time) like alice seem to work fine even on the higher end of the settings.

Oh and you were right about the virtual memory. I turned it off and restarted and there was no noticeable change... so it must have been something else that affected the performance that time. I did try rave and opengl again but its still quite choppy.

And yeah the share processor time box was already unchecked. thanks though.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, October 28 - 5:00pm

@iameatingjam
By "read me", you mean the manual? Specifically, this part here:

[...] requires [...] 64 megabytes of physical RAM plus Virtual Memory (128 megabytes of RAM recommended)

I can see how it could be interpreted otherwise due to how it was worded, but what this part means is that you need to have 64MB (or 128MB) of RAM in total, with or without Virtual Memory. They just meant it as "Virtual Memory also counts towards the RAM total".

Assuming you aren't running other programs alongside Diablo II, you shouldn't run out of RAM with the amount you have. As such, there should be no benefit, but only performance loss, if Virtual Memory is enabled. (Not in FPS, but in load times.)
If you felt enabling Virtual Memory improved the FPS, I believe the only explanation is that something else was also done at the same time Virtual Memory was enabled, giving the impression that enabling it helped.

Now, onto the FPS issue itself.

I realized there is at least one more thing that could be giving you issues in OS 9: The "Share Processor Time" checkbox, found in the window that pops up when trying to run Diablo II. Make sure that checkbox is unchecked, regardless of your video renderer option.

As for your GPU, it turns out it is not ATI, so my drivers link sadly won't be of use, and Rage is not a renderer option. There is a chance adequate drivers for your GPU were not available for OS 9/X, although I don't expect that to be the case, as Nvidia was already very popular, and game companies would test their games against such GPUs before release. If everything else up to this point doesn't solve your FPS issue, then I believe either the drivers aren't the most up-to-date or adequate drivers don't exist for your card (again, unlikely, but possible).

Keep us updated. We will keep trying to help.

iameatingjam's picture
by iameatingjam - 2019, October 28 - 3:43pm

I dont think its a driver issue. The emac uses the geforce 2 mx and the drivers I have are from 2002 and are actually newer than the version I was able to find online. V3.2 vs V3. I'm running mac os 9.2.2 and 10.4. The issue appears on both systems but is worse on mac os x. And I have 640mb of ram. I appreciate the response!

iameatingjam's picture
by iameatingjam - 2019, October 28 - 3:40pm

I dont normally use virtual memory but I decided to read the read me for tips of solving this issue and it explicitly said diablo 2 requires virtual memory. This is what made the game actually playable.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2019, October 28 - 2:30pm

Never use virtual memory on a Classic Mac unless it absolutely required by the application.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, October 28 - 3:57am

Something is definitely wrong with your setup. I have some questions to try to diagnose the problem:

- (Main suspicion) Are your graphics drivers up-to-date? Rave works perfectly across all Diablo II versions if the eMac uses some form of ATI GPU and your drivers are the latest, with crazy-smooth FPS (more noticeable in multiplayer mode where there's no FPS limit);

- How much RAM does your maxed eMac have in the end? Regardless of amount, you absolutely will want to keep Virtual Memory off (and have no less than 128MB of real memory);

- Which version of Mac OS 9 are you using? 9.2.2? There are significant performance gains with 9.2.x over earlier versions.

iameatingjam's picture
by iameatingjam - 2019, October 28 - 2:57am
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I was expecting to play this game on my 700mhz emac with max settings but the only way I seem to get acceptable FPS is in software mode while booted in os9 with virtual memory on and all settings on minimum. opengl = choppy. rave = choppy. OSX = choppy. 800x600 = choppy. I mean I have 10x the required ram and 3x the required cpu. Any insight?

I guess its not so bad.... I decided I kind of like it better with all the fancy effects off anyway. Still... I wonder WHY. Since blizzard games are usually very compatible with older hardware.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2019, March 18 - 2:08pm

What speed PM? 7300/180?
Read page 7 of the manual.
Minimum suggested requirements are a G3, 64 MB RAM and video card with 8MB VRAM.
I imagine the processor speed and bus speed are too slow.

dr.zeissler's picture
by dr.zeissler - 2019, March 17 - 3:37pm

Any idea, why Diablo2 does not recognize 3dfx with my VillageTronic MP750 on my PM7300 running OS 8.1 with all graphics-drivers installed? rave does not work too. Is it because of this old OS 8.1 ? So only Software-Mode is available. THX!

dr.zeissler's picture
by dr.zeissler - 2019, March 17 - 3:35pm

Thx, that's it.

kirbysuperstar's picture
by kirbysuperstar - 2019, March 11 - 4:16am

If you copy the "Diablo II Expansion Music" file to the Diablo II install folder, 1.13D should run just fine without the CD inserted

dr.zeissler's picture
by dr.zeissler - 2019, March 17 - 3:34pm

1.13d as nocd does not work. i always have to put my lod-cd in the drive.
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EDIT: I have to copy the movie-file from LOD and then it's OK.

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2019, February 12 - 3:14pm

Unfortunately, anything beyond 1.13D is Intel (10.10+) only, official Battle.Net is no longer an option. There are however plenty of third party servers supporting "battle.net" play.

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by Frawlik - 2019, February 12 - 2:17pm
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Carbon installer from blizzard: http://ftp.blizzard.com/pub/diablo2/patches/Mac/Diablo_II_Installer.dmg

Just pulled the base installs and expansion and got them running via installer. Mount all your discs, then run the carbon installer. Runs on my iBook G4 (10.4.11/OpenGL) like butter.

Can manually patch up to 1.13d (https://www.patches-scrolls.com/dl.php?file=Diablo_II_LOD_1.13d_Carbon.zip) for NoCD, but clicking battle.net multiplayer option at main menu leads to a patch download that either doesn't start, or gets to 99%. Program hangs either way.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2016, December 1 - 5:50pm

@ruthan

Unfortunatly, your upload is incorrect. But I think it's because the file is compressed two times, too much... So please, could you remove or replace it ? If you prefer, I can do that myself. Thanks.

[edit] Sorry, but I can't let your file like that. I don't like what I'm going to do, but it's needed for users who want to DL the game demo. So...

ruthan's picture
by ruthan - 2016, November 8 - 12:10am

I now tested it and at least demo - shareware version is running in Sheepshaver - Mac OS 9.0.4 and is not too slow or too quick, so its playable.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2016, November 6 - 5:11pm

Blizzard has released complete installers for both Diablo II and Warcraft III (including the expansion sets).
Recommended Mac OS is either 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan).
If you have a Blizzard account and registered copies of either you can login to your account, scroll down to Classic Games (remember to copy your serial number) and get a link to the new downloads. If you wish to play any of your old single game characters remember to make a copy of your SAVE folder. Diablo II still has a maximum resolution of 800x600. A valid serial number is required for installation (and of course for BattleNet play). New serial numbers can be purchased.

Jordy-G5's picture
by Jordy-G5 - 2016, May 8 - 4:35am
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Initial install does not actually require classic, just use the OS X installer provided above with the discs.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 16 - 12:40pm

  when i open the files with maczip, they seem broken

They are broken for native classic Mac OS's. They've been zipped using the built-in Mac OS X zip utility, which stores classic resources in a proprietary manner.

[Edit] They were broken.

Thanks for the fixes, sfp1954.

reddrag0n's picture
by reddrag0n - 2016, March 16 - 7:39am

I try to download the updates using Classilla, but when i open the files with maczip, they seem broken and don't want to open in OS 9. Any help would be appreciated.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2016, March 7 - 7:48am

As far as I know the Battlenet app is no longer supported on PPC platforms.
Or any OS equal to or lower than 10.6.8.
So you are limited to solo play and networked games.
Networked games usually require that all players be at the same patch level.

Initial install requires OS 8-9.
You can then update to Carbon, which allows execution under OSX and also add the OSX main application.