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General Introduction Guide

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    twipley IncGamers Member

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    General Introduction Guide

    Here is a portal to anything Diablo (except perhaps Hellfire). [laughters]

    The first element for one to get acquainted with might be the official readme file.

    More specifically, its introduction, "a Quick Note from the Designers," then its first chapter, "Hints, Tips & Tactics."
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    In a modern world, the best thing to learn first is how to render the game runnable under Linux.

    First off, the latest VirtualBox should be downloaded and installed, then those three dynamic-link libraries should be extracted to the main game folder.

    It is to be noted, though, that one needs a powerful-enough computer for this to be working smooth (anything ranging from Intel "Core 2s" to current-generation processors should be fine, though);

    The outlined packet-wrapping-implementation processus provides the platform from which any combination of virtual and actual machines can be connected together, right from default Windows-XP configurations, bare obvious modifications, such as positively answering to the firewall prompt. Be warned that packet wrapping has to be implemented on every side, and that the main-executable checksums should be matching.

    In case one desires to transfer their stuff from one character to another through legitimate and classic means, it is possible to connect two virtual machines from the same host together. This can be accomplished by either cloning the main entertainment virtual machine to a secondary, transferring-purposes virtual one, or creating the latter anew (in the case where there has been clone processing, a new MAC address has to be generated for the cloned machine, and a new computer name should be chosen for it, too), then having them both running at the same time, connected through the game. (Secondary-virtual-machine audio in the settings page should be set to "disabled.")

    Using these configuration-protocol, up to four actual and virtual machines can be connected together, even through a combination of wired and wireless network adapters, and interact while in the game, and that, running whichever host operating system one desires to.

    For it to be noted, installing the guest additions may, as a step, not be that necessary. It is mainly useful for files to be transferred to and from the host machine using the folder-sharing technology instead of the removeable-media one, or even of the Internet one. For example, for Diablo or StarCraft save-game backups. The fourth step may, for the sake of simplicity, therefore be skipped as one wills.

    Finally, it occurred to me that some resolutions might be lacking in the "displays" tab of the Oneiric Ubuntu-distro release. As a solution to this, one may run the "xrandr" command through the terminal to set host-side double guest scaling; "xrandr -s 960x540" (from 16:9 1080p) for example.

    Furthermore, virtual machines can be started through the terminal using the "vboxmanage startvm machine-names" command; "vboxmanage startvm vm1 vm2; xrandr -s 960x540," followed by "xrandr -s 1920x1080; exit" at the end of a gaming session to restore the native monitor resolution and then exiting the terminal, can, for example, be used as a combination.
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    title: untouched

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    title: hints

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    title: ironman

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    title: backups & miscellaneous technical information

    Install Diablo, patch to v1.07, then crack using releases either from NeCr0s, shadowRUNNER, or EVC (all are patching up to the same checksum if I remember correctly). Remember to keep the mpq file from the official disc.

    In order to perform backups, paste the following into a batch file, which is to afterwards be ran:
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