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Blizzard Releases Diablo II Update Patch

If you are tired of putting up with some of the minor bugs in Diablo II, then you may wish to read this. Recently, Blizzard released a patch that fixes some of the more troublesome bugs within the game's PC incarnation. The fixes to the game are as listed on the Blizzard website:

  • Fixed a bug that deleted your single player or open character if you deleted a Realm character with the same name.
  • Fixed several bugs to improve memory usage--those bugs could cause the game to slow down after playing for a while.
  • Fixed a bug associated with ejecting the Play CD.
  • More consistent closing of dialog boxes and pop-up screens when hitting Esc key.
  • Fixed a bug to allow faster drawing of the auto-map.
  • Will auto-close some NPC menus when necessary.
  • The automap can be toggled when a waypoint is active.
  • Game log file names follow the format D2YearMonthDay.txt.

NOTE: Please be advised, the next fix contains a gameplay spoiler.

  • Fixed a bug that caused the portal to the Valley of the Magi to disappear if a player had completed the Arcane Sanctuary quest (by killing the Summoner) but exited the game without taking the portal and establishing the waypoint in the Valley of the Magi. (Act II).

The patch in question may be downloaded directly from Blizzard's website, or by connecting to Battle.Net for a multiplayer session. The patch carries a reported size of around 765 KB, which shouldn't take long to download on a decent 56k connection. As Blizzard perfects this gem of a title, one can be sure that RPGamer will have the details on future game updates.


by Jeff Hagadorn    
Sources: [FGN Online , Blizzard]
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