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:
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 which only works with Direct3D video mode.
There are only two language versions: English (default) and Chinese (optional). Keep required mpq files and delete unused ones according to your language choice:
Before introducing my amateur modding, I would like to give my special thanks to The Phrozen Keep staffs and members for all tutorials and resources. TSW will never come to being without their share and help. All credits go to them.
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. 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 polished ever since 2006, and until now I believe it is complete enough to be published. Generally speaking, characters and items are remarkably weakened and monsters are massively enhanced for the purpose of challenge. Hell difficulty is the very core of this mod, careful and skillful play will prove yourself a worthy hero who can fight alone in most areas, but team play is still highly suggested when it comes to defeating the Prime Evils.
Creating a new character will bring you full experience of role-playing, but note that this mod sets great limits for mobility and potion/gold supply, so it is much harder than vanilla game-play in the beginning. If you suffer from low mobility and short supply, try to slow down, take a rest and use skills or scenery healing objects such as wells to recover life/mana/stamina.
To save your time for leveling and quest completion, characters from vanilla Diablo 2 are compatible, just remember to update old items in the cube for new properties. It is not a fair fight to equip your hero with something that will not appear in TSW.
Knowledge is power. Take some time to read pdf files in documentation folder packed in mod for detailed item information, so that you will have clear ideas to prepare proper gears for battle. I have no time for a wiki or web site, and those pdf files are the only reference resources.
Tempered item is an abandoned project prior to the official release of patch 1.10 and I reworked it in TSW for the best use of normal items except adding sockets. Just like crafted items, tempered items are generated by cube recipes but featured with fixed and unique increments.
As utilities outside of closed Battle.net, character/item editors are neither forbidden nor encouraged. To use or not to use, that is not the question and totally up to you. I respect legit players who have zero tolerance for editors, but I do not intend to take a strict stance on it because potential cases of reasonable use are acceptable and should be allowed.
In all, TSW is an old world with new contents and concepts. I hope players would find their own niche and enjoy dark fantasy in this diabolic realm. Any feedback is very welcome.
Fix for Blessed Hammer/Concentration damage bug with additional cube recipes for crafted armors.
This update primarily manages to strike a balance between martial arts and traps of assassin builds.
This update is to maintain a reasonable leveling curve, therefore characters will no longer gain insane experience after each kill.
The Sin War reshapes vanilla Diablo 2 in every fundamental aspect for balance, enhancement and challenge. Explore the world on your own and defeat the...
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A required file for compatibility with D2SE mod-manager.
HD edition that requires 1.13c and allows higher resolution.
Normal edition that requires 1.13c and supports glide wrappers.
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