Hi I play D2/D1 and I've recently found my D1 CD and installed it on Windows 8 it didn't work but then I started using a batch file instead of the original .exe and then it started working but Battle.NET gave me this MSG when clicking Connect to Battle.NET saying "Unable to identify application" and a few other things, All I want is to be able to play on Battle.NET with others because D2 is currently getting massive drop outs and temp bans.
P.S. MAKE ANOTHER D2 EXPANSION BLIZZARD!!!
First...they'll never make another expansion to D2. Not that it necessarily needs it...as long as a person doesn't hack it or overtrade till it becomes a face roll, it can be pretty engaging and fun Solo.
That being said, I think I've been on battle.net for D1 all of about 30 seconds, and didn't even get in a game for more than a couple. Would've love to try it out, and if I knew a way to do so present day, I'd give it a shot.
Sorry you're having trouble getting in, though. For nostalgia's sake, I installed D1 with Hellfire a few weeks ago and got through Normal with a warrior in not too much time. Still pretty fun. Working on Nightmare now.