Running Diablo 1 On Windows 8

June 16, 2014 at 05:02:59
Specs: Windows 8.1 64bit, 4gb
Well I installed Diablo on my win8 64bit computer I run compatibility troubleshooter and select windows vista service pack 2, click on test the program and the game runs and works fine loads up and I can play it but after I exit the game then save the setting and try to run Diablo it doesn't work at all. Is there any fix for this for windows 8.

Note: I tricked it into working created a new short cut after selecting Windows XP sp3 in the troubleshooter clicking test program running the game, quitting the game and closed the program as instructed by windows and clicking save this setting, and now it loads and works great from my new shortcut just has an error when you quit playing the game where windows ask you if program should be closed. No big deal really.

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June 18, 2014 at 11:57:40
Good idea with the shortcut, but according to Microsoft this should work out the box..

Windows 8 compatibility for diablo 1

What error messages (if any) arise when it is run without compatibility settings?

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June 23, 2014 at 19:52:36
it worked for about an hour then my short cut didn't work anymore nor will it work in the troubleshooter when you select Windows XP SP3 and click test, it will how ever work if you select Windows Vista SP2 in the troubleshooter but if I test it load the game, exit Diablo then save the setting and create a new short cut it doesn't work like before makes no logical sense but that seems to be the norm for Windows 8..

the only error message that popped up is one that says "The Program Diablo Has Closed" After selecting quit diablo inside the game

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September 26, 2014 at 01:02:19
did you try to set it on Windows 7 compatibility settings?
Worked for me, even with the ddraw patch that allows you to play it on windowed mode.

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