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DevilutionX continues improving classic Diablo and Hellfire

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A fan of the classics? DevilutionX is a modern game engine for running Diablo and Hellfire on various systems and a big new update has rolled out. This is a community-made thing, not endorsed by Blizzard.

Just some of the upgrades available in DevilutionX compared with the original includes: gamepad support, better multiplayer, high FPS support, hardware cursor support, custom resolutions and aspect ratios and so much more. What's new in the 1.5.0 release? Quite a lot including: floating damage numbers, an option to auto pick-up oils, quest items drop based on difficulty, all quests now available in multiplayer, PvP arenas, graphics and lighting improvements, upgraded translations and lots more.

This release also includes a whole bunch of bug fixes to problems in the original game and the expansion. So it should play better than ever.

Find it on GitHub. You do need to own the game to play it so pick up Diablo from GOG. It even works on Steam Deck.

Also don't forget to check out Scaine's round-up of similar games in If You Like… Diablo.

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slaapliedje Jun 19, 2023
I'm hoping Diablo 2 eventually gets the same treatment. Mainly because playing it on one of my Amigas would just be sweet.
Cyril Jun 19, 2023
Quoting: slaapliedjeI'm hoping Diablo 2 eventually gets the same treatment. Mainly because playing it on one of my Amigas would just be sweet.

You don't how hard I'm crossing my fingers for this!
Also... Diablo II would run on Amiga?!
Cybolic Jun 19, 2023
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: slaapliedjeI'm hoping Diablo 2 eventually gets the same treatment. Mainly because playing it on one of my Amigas would just be sweet.

You don't how hard I'm crossing my fingers for this!
Also... Diablo II would run on Amiga?!
I think slaapliedje's referring to the modern-day Amiga port of DevilutionX. I'm pretty certain it requires a very beefed up Amiga (RTG card + accelerator), not just a stock one. I'm using a Vampire-equipped A500 myself, so I'm never quite sure what that translates to in period-accurate terms.
slaapliedje Jun 19, 2023
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: slaapliedjeI'm hoping Diablo 2 eventually gets the same treatment. Mainly because playing it on one of my Amigas would just be sweet.

You don't how hard I'm crossing my fingers for this!
Also... Diablo II would run on Amiga?!
Ha, guess it depends. It would very much run on AmigaOS4. Might work on an 060 based Amiga.
scaine Jun 19, 2023
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Well, just tried this, and it's pretty damn excellent. Picked up Diablo for £6 on GOG, used Innoextract to grab the files (as per the installation instructions), shove the resulting 6 files into your .local/share/diasurgical/sevilution folder and away you go.
mrdeathjr Jun 20, 2023
In my case stay working with zink maybe add in future tests



slaapliedje Jun 21, 2023
Quoting: Cybolic
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: slaapliedjeI'm hoping Diablo 2 eventually gets the same treatment. Mainly because playing it on one of my Amigas would just be sweet.

You don't how hard I'm crossing my fingers for this!
Also... Diablo II would run on Amiga?!
I think slaapliedje's referring to the modern-day Amiga port of DevilutionX. I'm pretty certain it requires a very beefed up Amiga (RTG card + accelerator), not just a stock one. I'm using a Vampire-equipped A500 myself, so I'm never quite sure what that translates to in period-accurate terms.
Yes, a v2 Vampire I think is roughly a 150mhz 68060, and v4 Vampire is roughly a 250mhz 68060. Not counting the SAGA / Audio improvements of course.
Kronos_MOT Jun 21, 2023
As an FYI, if you own Diablo from GOG and use Lutris, there is an option to install the GOG version with DevilutionX right through Lutris.

That's the way I loaded it and it set everything up for me.

Next I will try the same thing on my Steam Deck and see how that goes...
Pit Jun 22, 2023
Well, at least that news made me finally buy the game on GOG, after it had been on the wishlist for quite a long time....
Now I just need the time to play it
slaapliedje Jun 22, 2023
Quoting: Kronos_MOTAs an FYI, if you own Diablo from GOG and use Lutris, there is an option to install the GOG version with DevilutionX right through Lutris.

That's the way I loaded it and it set everything up for me.

Next I will try the same thing on my Steam Deck and see how that goes...
Wonder if they could make it more gamepad friendly with DevilutionX. Then you'd have the best of both worlds, the higher resolution / zoom out of the PC version, with the gamepad support of the PSX version.
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