Diablo II disc question ...

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#1 Posted by jaypakavelya (270 posts) -

I found a used copy of Diablo II with the expansion disc

I started by installing the regular game Diablo II , I created a character and played a couples of hours using the "play disc"

then I installed the expansion disc and now I cannot use the "Play Disc" anymore there is a error message saying that I have to insert the expansion disc ..

I tried to insert the expansion disc and it worked , I could play and continue my regular campaign and could also create a expansion character

My question is , is it normal that once you install the Expansion disc you can only use THAT disc in order to play Diablo II the regular game and the expansion ?

is it normal that I can't use my Diablo II "Play Disc" once the Expansion is installed ???

please help?

#2 Posted by MrYaotubo (2630 posts) -
Yeah,I´m pretty sure once you install LoD you´ll need that cd to run D2,so no biggie.
#3 Posted by trastamad03 (4852 posts) -
Of course it's normal. The expansion also changed a lot of things in the Vanilla (Just Diablo 2 without the expansion) world and all it's data is found on the Expansions CD.
#4 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
You can make it work without discs, don't remember how it was exactly, but it was basically just copying most of the MPQ files from the disc to the game folder.
#5 Posted by trastamad03 (4852 posts) -
You can make it work without discs, don't remember how it was exactly, but it was basically just copying most of the MPQ files from the disc to the game folder.DanielDust
and changing where to look for the cd via Registry.
#6 Posted by jaypakavelya (270 posts) -

wow Thanks guys for the help !!! I am really enjoying the game , first time for me !

My PC is not strong enough to run Diablo III so I will have Diablo II at least !

thanks again

#7 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

You can make it work without discs, don't remember how it was exactly, but it was basically just copying most of the MPQ files from the disc to the game folder.DanielDust


Or just download Blizzards official No Disc Patch for Diablo II.....saves a lot of work ;)

#8 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]You can make it work without discs, don't remember how it was exactly, but it was basically just copying most of the MPQ files from the disc to the game folder.Justforvisit



Or just download Blizzards official No Disc Patch for Diablo II.....saves a lot of work ;)

There's an official D2 no disc patch? Where? I NEED IT.

#9 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

[QUOTE="Justforvisit"]

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]You can make it work without discs, don't remember how it was exactly, but it was basically just copying most of the MPQ files from the disc to the game folder.the_bi99man



Or just download Blizzards official No Disc Patch for Diablo II.....saves a lot of work ;)

There's an official D2 no disc patch? Where? I NEED IT.

Register serial number, download digital copy, install, done.
#10 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

[QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

[QUOTE="Justforvisit"]

Or just download Blizzards official No Disc Patch for Diablo II.....saves a lot of work ;)

DanielDust

There's an official D2 no disc patch? Where? I NEED IT.

Register serial number, download digital copy, install, done.

Oh snap. Haha. I never even thought that they would provide digitial copies of old games like that. Whenever I play D2, I've been using my LOD disc that I bought on release day. It's been so long... So I can just uninstall my current installation, register my cd-keys on Battle.net, and download digital copies?

#11 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

Yep, works for Starcraft Battlechest, War 3 + expansion, Diablo 2 + expansion and everything since WoW.

#12 Posted by jaypakavelya (270 posts) -

whats wrong with using the disc anyway ?

#13 Posted by Realmjumper (620 posts) -

Nothing wrong iwth using the disc it's just convenient to have the digital version. Also Diablo 2 is way better than Diablo 3 so you're not really missing much.

#14 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

There's an official D2 no disc patch? Where? I NEED IT.

the_bi99man

Register serial number, download digital copy, install, done.

Oh snap. Haha. I never even thought that they would provide digitial copies of old games like that. Whenever I play D2, I've been using my LOD disc that I bought on release day. It's been so long... So I can just uninstall my current installation, register my cd-keys on Battle.net, and download digital copies?



That's another way of doing it of course, but when you still need / want to check out the official no cd patch just look out for Patch 1.12, that should be it. Worked for me back then.