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Diablo 2

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Avoid no-win situation:
Press [Esc] when facing imminent death, then save and exit the game. Load the game again to start in town, where you can buy weapons, life etc.

Windowed game:
Start the game with the -w command line parameter to run it on a window on the desktop. To do this, right click the icon and select "Properties" at the bottom of the list. Next, where it states "Target:" go to the very end and add -w (outside the quotes). When you double click this specific icon, it will open in a 800 x 600 window size. When you play the game itself, it runs under the 640 x 480 size, unless you specify otherwise with the newer patches.


Quick belt item access:
If you want to get the items in your belt quickly, press [Esc] to pause game play, move your mouse over the object you want to use, then press [Esc] to resume the game. Then, immediately click on the item you want to use.

Sound debug:
Press [Enter] to open the chat screen, then type SoundChaosDebug to hear a sound. To return to normal, repeat the code.


Retrieving items after death:
Save and exit the game after dying. Restart the game, and your corpse will be in town, allowing you to retrieve your possessions. The trick that brings your body back into town after dying has a flaw. When you save and exit then return to the game, your body will not have the lump sum of money that you were carrying at the time of your death. This is fine if you are not carrying a large amount of money, however when you have a large amount, it is better to stay in the game and retrieve your lost possessions.
If your corpse is close to a waypoint, cast a shielding spell, or equip any shield, then quickly run to your corpse and run back out. If any tough monsters are near the waypoint in BattleNet, ask another player that can defeat them to clear the way.


Gain gold and items quickly:
Travel past the Blood Moor and look for a cave. The cave has two levels, with a golden chest somewhere at the second level. Inside are usually health potions, mana potions, scrolls of town portal or identify, unidentified weapons and armor, and sometimes even a rare item that can be sold for a great deal of money. If you identify the item and it is something that you do not want, sell it. Save and exit the game. The next time the game is loaded, the chest will still be there with different items. This can be done as many times as needed.
After completing the quest to save Cain, reload the game, then use the Stony Fields waypoint to do the quest again. There are always magic monsters here that will give you items.
Obtain two Act 3 Waypoints, Travincal, and the Durance of Hate. Go to Travincal and kill the Council. When you are done, kill Mephisto, the rest of the Council, and whoever else happens to be down there. Doing this will warrant you at least one rare, set, or unique item, and quite possibly more. This trick is also great for getting at least 10,000 gold in each visit to town. When you leave the game and start again, go through the same process. This helps load up your stash with gems, money, and hopefully obtain useful rares.


More gold for items:
Never sell or even pick up items that are low quality, cracked, etc. They give you less money and take up space. Only sell Enchanted bows because they cannot be repaired. Always repair items before selling to get more money. Armor in general gives you more money -- always pick up and sell it, especially Heavy Armor. Keep your inventory clean by having a row of potions along the bottom, a Tome of Identify and a Tome of Town Portal on the far left so they take up less space, and a key bunch. Keep as much space open as possible. You may feel very compelled to hoard potions, but it is more profitable to keep space open.
To obtain more money for items, go to a higher act or harder difficulty mode. Repair the item and sell it to a NPC.


More space:
Acquire the Horadric Cube and keep it in your inventory. It only takes four spaces and gives you twelve spaces when it is open, allowing you to carry more items for your collection.

Unlimited gold:
On Act 1, play through the game until you get to the Countess quest. In the Forgotten Tower on level 5 of the dungeon, you will find several rooms containing large masses of gold. After defeating the Countess and collecting all the treasure, save and exit the game. Reload and return to the Forgotten Tower on level 5. The gold should be there again. Note: If you defeat the Countess again the game will not give you the gold for killing her again. Repeat this as many times as needed.


Unusable items:
If you have a weapon that you cannot use, throw it on the floor and put something else in your hand that is usable. Then, open the inventory and pick up the unusable item. Put it in your hand and will now be usable.


Keep item in next game:
After you kill Diablo and have some time before the game ends, if you do not have any room in your inventory open the inventory and pick something up. When the game ends you will start a new game with that item.


Safe gold storage:
If your sash is full of gold and you do not want to lose everything if you get killed, drop all your gold beside your sash or somewhere in town. You can go out and fight without worrying, but must pick up your gold again before you save and exit.


Easy experience:
Ally with a high level friend in Battlenet. When battling, just stay back and let your friend do all the work.


Safe gamble:
To get a gold item (rare) when you gamble, make sure you have at least 10,000 gold. Save and exit the game. Return to the same character and press [Al

+ [Tab] when in town. Once at the Windows Desktop, copy the game's save folder to the desktop or another location. Click on the minimized Diablo 2, go to Gheed and gamble. If you do not get a rare item, save and exit. Press [Al
+ [Tab], delete the current save folder, and copy the backup save folder from your desktop or other location back into the game folder. Click on the Diablo 2 game, return to the same character, and repeat.


Barabarian: Cow level:
Whirlwind is a necessity. Keep whirlwinding around the edges of the swarms of cows and always have a few rejuvenation potions in your belt in case you get stuck in the middle of them. Remember to kill the cow king because he will drop either a rare, set, or unique item.


Necromancer: Using items in Act 1:
Because gems in the beginning of the game are usually more precious than any unique/rare item you may find, get a socketed bardiche and fill it with chipped or flawed rubies or sapphires. For boots and gloves, try to go for + to gold from enemies because gold in Act 1 will allow you to buy useful items in Act 2. For rings and amulets, lean towards + to life Mana or Attack ratings. For armor and helm, try to get the best defense. However if you find something that has kicking abilities, do not hesitate to sacrifice the few defense points in difference. For belts, the more slots the better. In skills, + to strength. In abilities, +2 raise skeleton, +1 to amp damage, +2 to clay golem, + 1-2 to bone armor.


Necromancer: Stronger skeletons:
Summon your maximum number of skeletons, then find a skill shrine and click on it. Your maximum skeleton summoning ability should be doubled. Start summoning skeletons again. You should have double your number of skeletons and they will be twice as good in everything than your first skeletons. When your skill shrine power runs out, the weaker ones will die, leaving you with the strong ones.
At the start of the game, get two or three skeletons. Then, start upgrading your skeletons' level to the maximum -- later on, a monster can just easily crush your skeletons with two or three hits.


Necromancer: Easy cow kill:
Use neckroman's corpse explosion on some of the cows in the cow level. You can kill over twenty cows with only four casts of this spell, in a hell difficulty. Note: Have the spell at a high level (at least 12).


Necromancer: Remove minions:
Use this trick when facing enemies that can resurrect other creatures, for example the Shaman. Cast the "Raise Skeleton", "Raise Skeleton Mage", or anything that will destroy the corpse, on the dead creature. His Shaman will not be able to bring him back to life.


Necromancer: Blood Golem/Iron Maiden combo:
Once you get the use of the Blood Golem, send it into battle and cast Iron Maiden on the monsters attacking it. This will give you great amounts of health instantly. Blood Golem gives you, and it, health for all damage it deals, and Iron Maiden causes monster who attack to deal themselves 200% damage back. Since the Blood Golem considers the 200% damage to be from it, this gives you lots of health. It works very well since all the monsters kill themselves.


Paladin: Increased damage:
Build up Charge to increase damage. All you need is a ring that has mana steel.


Better shield defense:
Put perfect amethysts in your shield to raise its defense. For example, getting an ancient shield with three perfect amethysts will add 86 to the defense.


Protection from Diablo:
Place three perfect diamonds in a Gothic shield for maximum protection against all of Diablo's attacks. There are several levels of gems: chipped, flawed, gem type (diamond, sapphires, etc.), and perfect type. With the Horadric Cube you can make the next better classification by putting three gems of the same type and class in the Cube and transmuting them. This results in one of a higher classification.


Defeating Diablo:
If you manage to get Diablo near a corner when he attacks you, simply trap him there . If you have enough Life Steal (at least 15%) and Lightning Resist (maximum), you steal enough life with every swing that you can defeat him without using a healing potion.


Better shield defense:
Put perfect amethysts in your shield to raise its defense. For example, getting an ancient shield with three perfect amethysts will add 86 to the defense.


Easier rare items:
Find and equip two Rings Of Fortune (increases the chance to get a better item), a socketed Helm, two gems of Topaz (best if they are perfect), Gloves Of Fortune, Boots Of Fortune and an Amulet Of Fortune and equip them. With all that equipped, the least amount you should have is 60%, but you may get higher.
Getting rid of chipped gems:



When you have too much chipped gems, simply use the Horadric Cube that you find on Act 2 on three of the same kind of gem. You will get one single upgraded gem.


Change enemies:
If enemies in a certain area, such as Hell, are too tough restart the game. Enemies such as Flesh Spawners, Stygian Hags, and the Hell beetles can spawn dozens of creatures in seconds. After restarting (exit, save, load, and play), check the area and repeat if needed. The Hell beetles are usually replaced by Doom Knights and Venom Lords, and the Hags are usually replaced by the same. This may also work with other areas.


No corpse monsters:
Every character has a ability than get rid of or prevent the creation of a corpse.
Barbarian: Use Item Find or Potion Find on a corpse.
Zons: Use Cold, Ice, or Freezing Arrow.
Paladin: Use Holy Freeze Aura.
Necromancer: Use Revive Skeleton.
Sorceress: Any Ice attack.
Imbue without worry:
When you get an item and want to imbue and are worried about the outcome, copy the "Save" folder from the Diablo 2 folder to the desktop or any other location. Start your game and imbue. If you do not like what happened, save the game and exit. You will now be in main menu again. Press [Al
+ [Tab] and copy the save folder back to its original location. Then click "Single Player Game" and start. You have another chance to imbue the item. Repeat this until you get the desired effect.


Unlimited imbued items:
After installing v1.00, play until Charsi offers to imbue something for you. Save and exit the game. Then download patch v1.03 and install it. Join a TCP/IP or open Battle.net game with the same character. Imbue something, then give it to a trusted player. After exiting, return as the same character, and you will be able to imbue again. Note: v1.00 save files cannot be overwritten by v1.03.


Unlimited one way portal:
Cast a Town Portal from a safe location, then take the portal into town. Use the waypoint system and run to get back to your last location. This allows you to use the portal to go back into town an unlimited number of times as long as you do not use it from town to return to where you were previously.

Unlimited town portals:
Note: This trick requires Battle.net. Play in a game with another player. Have the other player make a town portal, then make your own town portal. Go through his portal and have the other player go through yours. The town portals will last until either of you go through your own portal.


Avoid death:
Press [Esc] when you are about to die, then save and exit the game. When you reload, your game you will be at the starting location.

Cow level:
First, successfully complete the game. Then you have the Horadaric Cube, obtain "Wert's Leg" in Tristram (where you go to rescue Deckhard Cain). Go to the northwest part of the town and search the boy's body. Place both Wert's leg and a Tome of Town Portal in the Horadaric Cube, and it will open a portal to a hidden level filled with axe carrying cows. Do not go through the portal until you are over level 35 because the cows are quite numerous and strong.


Duplicating items:
Note: This only works on Open Battlenet, as the characters need to be saved on your computer. This trick also requires two computers with two copies of Diablo 2. Get the items to be duplicated. Copy the "Save" folder from the Diablo 2 folder of that computer and paste it on your desktop. Go online with both computers and meet in a game. Give the items to be duplicated to the second computer, then save and exit. Press [Al
+ Tab] on the first computer to switch to Windows and copy the "Save" folder from your desktop back to its original location, overwriting its current contents. Return and join the other computer in the game. You will now have all your original items and the other computer will have a copy of them. Note: This does not work with the +1 Skill book from Act 2, as you are only allowed to do it once.
Note: This trick also only works in an Open Battlenet game. Take the item to be duplicated and place it in your inventory. Then, save and exit the game. Next, come back to the game or join a different one. Drop the item you want to duplicate. Make a note of the game name and password, then sign off of your ISP - do not save and quit the game. Have another person in the game keep it open while you are logged off. Sign back on to your ISP, go back into the game, and pick the item that you dropped. It is also still in your inventory, so you now have two copies of that item.

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