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This unofficial "patch" allows you to play Diablo II in resolutions other than 640x480 and 800x600. It is, for the most part, completed, but there are still a few issues that have not been worked out. The "patch" lets you select any resolution 640x480 or higher that is supported by your current display adapter/monitor. There are no other changes to the game other than this.

The downloaded "patch" should consist of 4 files:

  • D2MultiRes.txt
  • D2MultiResGame.exe
  • D2MultiRes.dll
  • D2MultiRes.mpq

To install, simply copy D2MultiResGame.exe, D2MultiRes.dll and D2MultiRes.mpq to your Diablo II directory. You do not need to copy over or replace any of your files, and none of your files will be changed. At the moment, D2MultiRes only supports the GDI (windowed mode) and DirectDraw graphics plugins. If you are using Glide you'll almost certainly crash. If you're using Direct3D you'll be able to run Diablo II, but expect to see some funky graphic glitches while playing the game. To switch to DirectDraw, run D2VidTst.exe (found in your Diablo II directory) and choose the DirectDraw option. You shouldn't notice any major drawbacks for using DirectDraw over Direct3D, so for most users this probably won't be a problem.

To run, start D2MultiResGame.exe. You may use any of the normal command line options available when playing Diablo II, such as "-w" for windowed or "-direct -txt" for mods. Diablo II will start in its normal resolution, however when playing a game you will be able to switch to a new, higher resolution. To do so, just go to the Video Options menu and select the Resolution menu item. This will bring up a new panel that will list your available resolutions. Click the one you wish to play in and
Diablo II will switch to that resolution.

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Daystranger Jul 26 2009, 2:40am says:

Filefront just don't works for me D:
Please, reupload it somewhere...
I wanna play it badly...

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Extirpation Jul 26 2009, 3:40am replied:

Yeah, same here. This is actually the best timing imaginable, because not a week ago I decided to play through the game again, and quite frankly, my 24in 1920x1200 monitor is just an elaborate magnifying glass.

So please fix it...

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Extirpation Jul 26 2009, 4:25am replied:

well I got the download...but It doesn't seem to work...every time I try and run it in directdraw (like the read me says) it never starts, and when I booted it up in compatibility mode it gave me weird errors. So I said screw it, Ill deal with it tomorrow, and reverted everything back to normal and now I'm missing a character, and I'm a lot worse than I used to be...

Don't ask me how it happened, but now I'm level 6, and one of my characters is gone.
If if were to guess, I would say something went wrong when changing the compatibility mode, and it may be reading a previous save, or no save at all.

Or maybe it doesn't work with windows 7.

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Extirpation Jul 26 2009, 5:34am replied:

Had to modify the registry, but I got it to run.

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Sutaki May 30 2010, 10:13am replied:

Tell me what you did to get it working Extirpation

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innu Jul 26 2009, 5:23am says:

Unable to load d2multires.dll!! u.u its only 1.12 patch ? not work with 11.b ?

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ilovednb Jul 26 2009, 11:15pm replied:

iam having same problem problem as innu using patch 1.11b

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ilovednb Jul 27 2009, 12:07am replied:

hmm just tryed checking if updating to 1.12 helped and it did indeed this mod is very nice i em using it with direct 3d (having problems with directdraw in all games that uses it) and i em having no issues other then small glitches you whant notice at all after a few min of play

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AntitribuGuy Jul 26 2009, 6:46am says:

it was about time something like this would be released. is it compatible with other mods ???

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Daystranger Jul 26 2009, 10:22am says:

Got some visual artefacts with 1680x1050 but 1440x900 seems to work like charm.
Thank you for this awesome mod!

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Xain777 Jul 26 2009, 11:59pm says:

can it be played online or does kill it?

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 8:56am replied:

No. Your key will get banned.

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bloodstalker Jul 27 2009, 1:08am says:

does it work with median and plugy?

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ilovednb Jul 27 2009, 9:29pm replied:

playing it using median with no problems

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bloodstalker Jul 27 2009, 11:22pm replied:

but u cant use it with plugy right?

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Warlock_23 Aug 29 2009, 3:31am replied:


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code2501 Jan 13 2010, 11:06pm replied:

Actually you can, just rename D2MultiResGame.exe to Game.exe and run PlugY.

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alenoguerol Aug 29 2010, 4:16pm replied:

pal you are my hero!

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Yzmo Jul 27 2009, 4:52pm says:

Does this support widescreen resolutions?

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ilovednb Jul 27 2009, 9:30pm replied:


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Total_Package Jul 28 2009, 8:10pm says:

One more thing I forgot, If you are running Vista or Windows 7, make sure you run video test and select Direct 3d because Directdraw will not work.

To start the game you have to click on the D2MultiRes Icon and not the Diablo 2 icon.

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animalcracker Jul 30 2009, 7:34pm says:

I am running Vista and I ran the game in DirectDraw and Direct 3d. Both produced this problem:

That blurr at the bottom comes in and out, and that tree spike will run across the screen. It's playable but not ideal..
Anyone have a fix?

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Total_Package Jul 31 2009, 8:20pm says:

Turn off perspective is you are running a high res, and it WILL fix the problem.

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AntitribuGuy Aug 2 2009, 10:27pm says:

i was wonderin if the mod works on other mods ??

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farcry15w00t Aug 6 2009, 2:50am says:

hmm it's great but direct3d lags in 1024x768 with perspective turned on. 3dfx glide works a lot better but the game crashes with a glide wrapper. sigh... looks like i'll have to stick with 800x600 for now

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Total_Package Aug 6 2009, 4:19pm says:

The game runs faster on Vista or Windows 7. Noticeably faster. I believe this is due to superfetch.

Obviously the game is going to crash with a glide wrapper since you need a 3dFX card to run glide, and they been out of business for nearly a decadse now.

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lonige Aug 18 2009, 10:24am says:

Is it safe for me to play with this mod installed?

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 8:57am replied:

This isn't a mod. And the question has already been answered. It will ban you for "Using hacks".

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dark-storm Aug 19 2009, 12:47pm says:

Any one have a link for an un-infected download of this ? as the file D2MULTIRES.DLL in this one has the W32/Bongler-based!Maximus infection in it which scans wow accounts ect..

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 8:58am replied:

I've tried a few different antivirus scan and got nothing. I assume yours is a false positive.

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ouindows Aug 24 2009, 9:09am says:

Hye everybody,

I have the big problem with the dll message.
I tried to use this patch but without any luck because, all i have tried give the same error message : "Unable to load D2MultiRes.dll"

1) First, i re-install the game in this way : Diablo2/lod/patch 1.12/multires.
2) My second search was on a post but i cannot include the url because i haven't been registered for 7 days.
Anyway,I install the package C++ 2005 redistributable. Doesn't change anything

3) So, I install the 2008 C++ redistributable just in case there was some tools missing in versionning. Doesn't work.

4) I tried 2008 redistributable SP1. lol.

5) I'm using "filemon" to inspect the behavior of d2multires.exe.
It seems d2multireslog.txt is missing because d2multires.exe encounters a sort of "buffer overflow" when loaded.

At this time, i have empty all ressources in the net so if someone could help, i will be grateful.

My config :
Windows XP SP2
AMD64 X2 (+3800)
Winfast A400 tdh (geforce 6800)
4Gb memory
Matrox TripleHead2go with 3 LCD.
Diablo 2 and lod in version english.

Thank you.

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uzisniper Nov 30 2009, 2:54pm buried:



Thank you to whoever created this mod, my bnet CD key is now perma banned....

If you play online id advise you not to use this as you will get caught and banned.

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 9:01am replied:

This is clearly a hack. You can not use resolution hacks online because it gives you an unfair advantage compared to everyone else. You violated Bnet EULA. You deserved to be banned.

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brandon277 Jan 8 2010, 2:03am says:

Kudos to the creator(s) for a great mod!

Is there a way to get this to run with PlugY?
It works fine on my computer, but I think it's because (for some reason) I don't have to use the PlugY executable to play D2 with the huge stash - I can just use the normal D2 executable. I'm not entirely sure what I did, as I installed PlugY normally, and then MultiRes normally.

Anyway, a quick response would be greatly appreciated, as my friend and I want to play with both PlugY and MultiRes enabled.


On a side note, however:
There are warnings all over the internet not to use this mod on bnet, and it's just common sense NOT to use a mod on bnet at all.
You should be thanking yourself for your lack of said sense, not the mod creator.

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 9:02am replied:

Rename the Multires to "game.exe" and try it with PlugY and let me know.

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zer0nix Feb 26 2010, 9:11am says:

Anyone know if this thing works with versions 1.10 and 1.11d?

PS: for the record, you can use this mod in conjunction with any other mod that uses a data folder (add "-direct -txt", without the quote marks, to a shortcut to the exe that starts the resolution mod) or replacing the patch_d2.mpq

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 9:03am replied:

Only 1.12, as it was made with the 1.12 executable.

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Arcalyst Mar 3 2010, 7:17am says:

does this mod get an update, so we can use it with glidewrapper?

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 9:04am replied:

It's a hacked 1.12 executable not a game mod, and no. No updates are going to be made unless some random person want to create an entirely new hack with the newest executable.

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snow_blind77 Mar 26 2010, 1:44pm says:

Was working great until the 1.13 patch update came in a few days ago. Anybody know anything about an update ?

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 9:07am replied:

Only works with 1.12 with no plan for updates.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-J Mar 26 2010, 7:02pm says:

I'm keep getting this: "ERROR: cannot load D2MultiRes.dll. Exiting Diablo 2..." I used bnet to patch D2LOD to 1.13c. Is this error because of the new D2 patch? or Windows 7? I run the game in compatibility mode(XPSP2) and as admin, in a window... and my colors are fubar.

Does anyone encounter the same issue? Any new versions of this mod? Any fixes?

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 9:12am replied:

It only works and will only work for 1.12.

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Tyrranus May 22 2012, 1:26am replied:


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excalibr23 Apr 5 2010, 4:39pm says:

I'm receiving an unhandled exception error. Something about permissions (I'm at work and not at my home computer). However it has full permissions and is bring run as administrator. Tried running in direct3d and direct draw. I'm on Windows 7 (Has anyone got it to work on 7?). I'm using version 1.12.

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AkaGambit Nov 18 2011, 12:50pm replied:

I am also Getting this same issue, I used to have 1.13d and that did not work, so I went to 1.13c and still did not work, I went to 1.12a and now I get that "UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: ACCESS_VIOLATION (c0000005)" error and closes D2 when I hit OK.

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AMonkey Jul 22 2010, 8:51am says:

I've followed the instructions but every time I try to open the exe I get "Unable to open d2multires.dll". I'm using 1.13c of Diablo and 1.02 of this mod.

Unless the problem is not running in windows mode however I'm unsure how to do this.

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nicklemarr Jul 30 2011, 9:24am replied:

Works for 1.12 only.

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