Diablo 2 is old, but not obsolete. This amateur mod aims to present enhanced adventuring experience—darker atmosphere, higher difficulty, smarter fight, better replay value and more team work. With various classic Diablo 1 elements involved and substantial improvements, it focuses on shaping Diablo 2 into a rejuvenated game of horror, tension, strategy and diversity. In addition to fixing a few major bugs in original game, main features are listed below:

  • New monsters and background music.
  • New item sounds, graphics and modifiers.
  • Revised balance of classes, skills, items and hirelings.
  • Characterized class professions.
  • Aggressive monsters and lethal act bosses.
  • Faster character leveling-up.
  • Fast and simple item availability (from vendors and cube recipes).
  • Hirelings have more item slots to be fully equipped.
  • Extended information page on character screen.
  • Higher resolution above 1024*768 (only for HD edition).
  • Larger and shared stash.

Tyrael 2

I provide two editions for different players: normal and HD. For those who prefer glide rendering, choose normal edition; for those who crave higher resolution, choose HD edition.

There are only two language versions: English (default) and Chinese (optional). How to deal with extra language files? Keep the needed and delete the unused:

  • English version = Patch_D2.mpq + d2kfixup.mpq
  • Chinese version = Patch_D2.mpq + d2delta.mpq

TSW is based on 1.13c and primarily for veterans, thus you are expected to have defeated hell difficulty in vanilla Diablo 2 and advance your journey with friends. However, in order to stay away from legal trouble, there are no private servers. Play multiplayer games over TCP/IP or Hamachi.

This mod has been developed and updated ever since 2006, and the latest version is 3.24. Until now I believe it is complete enough to be published. Generally speaking, characters and items are remarkably weakened and monsters are massively enhanced, in particular those who are located near act boss. Hell difficulty is the core of this mod, careful and skillful play will prove yourself a hero so that you can fight alone in most areas, but team play is still highly suggested when it comes to defeating the Prime Evils.

TSW is an old world with new content. You can refer to readme file and setting documents for full information. I hope players would enjoy dark fantasy in this diabolic realm, and any feedback is very welcome.


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Major changes:

  • Greatly decreased experience gained after each kill. Characters level up still faster than in vanilla Diablo 2 but at moderate speed.
  • Removed 25% chance of weapon block from act 2 desert mercenaries.

Minor changes:

  • Fixed an error of Cloak of Shadows that displayed incorrect maximum defense decreased.
  • Fists of Fire, Claws of Thunder and Blades of Ice receive bonus for charge-up duration from Cloak of Shadows.
  • Weapon Block receives bonus for blocking from Dragon Claw.
  • Decreased weapon base damage bonus of Might.
  • Slightly changed unique item properties of Duskdeep and Peasant Crown.

The Sin War 3.24 HD

The Sin War 3.24 HD


The Sin War 3.24

The Sin War 3.24


Debut version 3.23 officially released

Debut version 3.23 officially released

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D2SE Mod-manager Compatibility

D2SE Mod-manager Compatibility

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There are two ways to achieve D2SE compatibility. One is to be lauched in the guise of vanilla recent patch, and the other is to install customized D2SE...

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The Sin War 3.24 plugin

The Sin War 3.24 plugin

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A necessary file for compatibility with D2SE Mod-manager.

The Sin War 3.24 HD

The Sin War 3.24 HD

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HD edition that requires 1.13c and allows higher resolution.

The Sin War 3.24

The Sin War 3.24

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Normal edition that requires 1.13c and supports glide wrapper.

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gujigujigo
gujigujigo

This mod will go crash when you save the game twice!

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Guest
Guest

does this mod have a website?

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borg_tw Creator
borg_tw

No. I am not sure if I have enough time to make one.

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Guest
Guest

Any runeword list or anything?

Also some mobs give almost no XP. For example the Warped Shaman in Black Marsh-Highlands give like 30 xp per kill. It seems like monster level xp penalties are being applied.

In addition to those mobs giving no xp since they are higher mob level, they are nearly impossible to hit without spells and they never miss while striking. This is in normal, and being melee seems impossible. Death Clan in the Jail levels are one of these mobs, and they hit for 50+ with their chilling strike.

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borg_tw Creator
borg_tw

There are 18 PDF files for all item information in documentation folder, and see Rune Words.pdf. Some monsters indeed become buggy for unknown reasons, I'll try to fix it if possible.

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poul-ryan
poul-ryan

can anyone help i cant use D2SE mod manager
it always tell "could not find D2SE_setup.ini for execution" in any mod i DL
pls help :(

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xcv2008
xcv2008

There's a mod out there that seeks to modernize Diablo II with the better advancements of recent Isometric ARPGs. Do you intend to implement some of these? Because I don't know about you, but I love loot filters.

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borg_tw Creator
borg_tw

I guess the mod is "Path of Diablo"? Many advanced features such as auto gold-pickup and loot filter require code-editing. These are far beyond my soft-coded mod, sorry.

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DoubtFuLMind
DoubtFuLMind

i guess u dont plan on removing or reworking skill pre-reqs?

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borg_tw Creator
borg_tw

So far I have no intention of removing skill pre-requirement, because it is the main feature of skill tree. Also, most pre-required skills serve as synergies, and spending one point in them for passive bonuses would not be wasteful.

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DoubtFuLMind
DoubtFuLMind

If and Ever u do. make sure to list in the features please.

peace.

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xcv2008
xcv2008

I understand. Keep up the good work.

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