just purchased the Diablo 1 + Hellfire at GOG - spent tons of playtime with it during my childhood and now I got back into it. However I was wondering, if there's still some community with such an OOOOLD title. Is anybody still playing? Also I'm not able to use Battle.net for multiplayer. Have been searching for this issue and I'm not sure if it's only my router settings (allowed some ports according to the information I've found over the internet) because somewhere people say that Blizzard ended up Battle.net for Diablo 1 already.
Is there a way to play multiplayer online with Diablo 1? And if there is, is it via Battle.net or do I have to use some kind of workaround like Hamachi?
You can play with people but if I remember correctly, you have to be able to search for them by game or IP. It's not an open lobby for games like D3. Most of my D1 play was with a clan so I was either solo or with them doing King of the Hill or something when I was 16 so I'm not sure but it's definitely not the same kinda current game lobby we enjoy. Tempted to come join you, was one of my first 3 games
Thanks for answering. Unfortunately I have never been playing Diablo 1 via Battle.net so to be honest I have no idea how should it work - if it still does. I played all my multiplayer games on a local LAN in the past. If you are tempted, go ahead - here's my story how I got back. After years of playing various modern games, I've recently upgraded my PC with a new GPU and more RAM. And started to think about which games I should go for now with better hardware than I was used to. Have been thinking and funny thing is first game I got on my mind was Diablo 1. Really needed that upgrade for that one
However I found out that it has been released on GOG.com with a price about 8 Euro (7 Euro with a discount if you're new to GOG) and decided to go for it. Honestly haven't been expecting much - as few other old games I got back into after years. Usually uninstalled it after an hour or two, or few days max. With Diablo it is different. I immediately got totaly involved and started enjoying it as before. No matter that graphics are outdated nowadays. It's still a great game and I'm playing it again now for a week and will continue playing it for sure.
If you're considering it, I'll be glad playing together for sure! Now the only thing is to find out how to get the multiplayer running. Will maybe contact GOG or Blizard directly to find out. Will keep this post update if I find a solution.
So anybody involved in playing together? To be honest I always kinda played sorcerer only as I find him most powerful and suits best my playstyle (but finished the game with all three characters / normal difficulty in the past). So I'm most happy with sorcerer or rogue, however could be a good opportunity to play warrior as well, because I would probably never get back to him alone...
Just want to have fun, so I don't care. Let's just enjoy this awesome game and get back in time, back to youth / childhood...
Tested it with my friend yesterday and via Hamachi I can confirm it works... Was a bit tricky to set up correctly everything in my ESET firewall, but works. So if anybody wants to play any time, just let me know and we can play together.