Hello Gods of Blizzard.
Over the weekend i've been enjoying playing Diablo II: lord of destruction until yesterday, when i click on the icon to launch the game, it starts up showing the intro-movie then goes back to the desktop. no error msg except "please install the expansion disc".. << while the disk was still in the drive(playing on a laptop)... Diablo II was running very smoothly all weekend long.. i even connected my laptop to my 50' HDTV.. now all has stopped.. i completely uninstalled the game and re-installed it noticing when i went to click on it to launch.. Game.exe showed up 5 times under the Proccessors running in Task Manager.
*ive followed the vista Win/XP 2 solution.. it worked and allowed me to play up till yesterday
* I currently have the re-installed version installed and set it to run under Admin.. still repeating error to insert the expansion disk.. what do i do from here?
the movies begin to play then when the game itself should load now goes straight back to desktop.
1. Re: Diablo II no longer working on vista 04/27/2009 02:19:34 PM PDT
You should only have one game.exe running. If you have more than one, just restart the laptop and see if it clears itself up. If you're installing from the CDs, did you remember to patch it? http://www.blizzard.com/patches/
I'm running Diablo 2 on Vista. I'm no IT professional, that's for sure, I'm just a 23 year-old kid who grew up with Blizzard. If you want it to work, pull up your task manager with ctrl shift escape, close the process called dwm.exe, your desktop windows manager. With that closed you don't even need compatibility mode.
Let me know if that fixes it because I've run into a few bugs with my 64-bit version of Vista.