Playing Diablo I in multiplayer-mode on Windows 7
I personally adore Diablo I and Diablo II. Since first version of this game is already fifteen years old (published in 1996) it requires special steps to play it on Windows 7. The most popular solution is to use IPXWrapper. However, in my case it required some additional works.
I found some help at RAD Computers Experts forum. Solution includes:
- Download the latest version of IPXWrapper (at the time of this article it was version 0.3.2).
dpwsockx.dllis not needed) into the directory of your game (not in a subfolder).
Diablo, right-Click the
Diabloshortcut and click
- Set the shortcut to run in compatibility mode for
Windows XP SP3and click
- Run the shortcut.
If you have some color problems, you can solve them by setting compatibility mode to
Windows 95 and turning off everything. You can play multiplayer without killing explorer. Just extract these three mentioned files (
wsock32.dll) to your Diablo folder and you’re fine.