I always found that running D2SE fixed any of my issues with Diablo 2 and Win 7. Now of course i use this because of mods but you can run any patch as well. I wont post the link as I'm not sure the moderators thoughts on it but a quick google search should bring you to it.
Funny enough, it's actually Eastern Sun that I am trying to get this resolved to play.
With ES being an extrenal .exe, I'm not sure this won't conflict or... work? But, I'll give it a try. If not, I can always do a clean install and start over.
EDIT:Well, it definitely helped. My fiancee's hunch that it was a v-sync problem seems to be pretty close. I'm having the issue much less frequently with that option enabled, but of course that locks me out of the content I actually want. ;________;
Alright, I seem to have found an... well, at least partial solve. If you right click on the shortcut and go to properties, where it says 'Target' (the same field that you can append with -w to run in windowed mode) you can append -vsync which forces v-Sync and solves about 80% of the 'hanging' issues. It still does it a bit, much much less frequently.
Between Compatibility Mode, a DirectDraw or 3dfxGlide Wrapper and this -vsync mode, I think that will resolve most issues. The options below compatibility mode (640x480 Resolution, Disable Desktop Stuff, etc.) doesn't seem to help at all. So, there you go. We can all add that to our 'list of fixes for D2 on Windows 7'.
I never had issues with windows 7 and Eastern Sun mod.
Make sure that you run with Admin Rights and disable themes and desktop composition. Also ES runs better with the LoD cd of 1.10 or earlier since with the LoD 1.12 disks it does not check the cd anymore for DRM and ES mod needs to have that CD DRM check. There are work around for it but sometimes it does not work that well.
There is also a version designed for 1.12 but it has issues.
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