Hi, all. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section; I'm new here, and this looked like the most appropriate place to ask these questions.
After a hiatus of about three years, I've come back to the Diablo II fold and am trying to run the game on a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop. I encountered all the usual problems people seem to with the game on 7--strange colors, lagginess, etcetera. I installed Sven's Glide Wrapper to fix the color issue, disabled visual themes/desktop composition/scaling on high DPI settings, ran it in compatibility mode for XP pack three, all the classic fixes. The only way I've been able to get a color-corrected, lag-free game is with all of this plus running it on windowed mode.
Unfortunately, windowed mode just doesn't work for me as a player; I can't hotkey attacks, for starters, and it's a pain in the butt trying to run a Sorceress only able to do two things at a time. Can anyone give me any advice about how to run the game fullscreen, without lag, the way it used to run in the older OS setups? I'm this close to uninstalling the glide wrapper and just going back to the weird colors if it'll run smoothly.
I apologize if I haven't explained the problem adequately . . . I'm kind of a dunce with anything more complex than "put disc in CD-ROM drive." I mainly just want to blow demons up for an hour or two as a way to unwind after work.