Unholy Wars is a modification for Diablo 2 - Lords of Destruction, version 1.11b. It's a rather simple mod - a bunch of small changes which together, add a totally new feel to the game. Not only you'll have a stronger character in less time, but the challenge itself will make the game much more enjoyable.

Please note that Diablo 2 Mods ARE NOT usable in Battle.NET. But you may use them playing via TCP/IP, and obviously, Single-player.

:moddb: General changes
CharStats.txt
Higher stats (totalizing a sum of 100 stats per char, instead of 80/85)
More HP (+60, instead of +30)
Slightly more stamina, less stamina drain
More mana regen (175 for Necro/Sor/Dru, 125 for the rest)
Higher To Hit Bonus for a few characters
Slower walk velocity (5, instead of 6), higher run velocity (varying from char to char)
More specialized the gains per level (Melee classes get more Life, less Mana, etc)
7 Stat points per level
Druid starts with a skill: Raven (on his Club)
Zon already starts with a Bow and arrows
All characters start with Cube, Tome of ID and Portal, and other equipment
Characters starts with full belt of potions

Experience.txt
Maximum level set to 110
Reduced the number of XP to next level by 3 (but the Xp gain has been divided by 3 as well)

Skills.txt
Maximum Skill level set to 30
No skill tree (you may skip skills you wish)

Inventory.txt
Expanded inventory/cube/stash
Belt size is always 4x4

Cubemain.txt
Lots of Cube recipes (including easy ways to socket items)

ItemRatio.txt
Much higher chances of getting better items (rare/sets/uniques)

Misc.txt
Gems and Runes have been enhanced

DifficultyLevels.txt
Difficult increased (higher resistance penalties, xp loss on death, etc)
Higher chance of getting better items on gamble

Npc.txt
Changes on stores (prices have been halved, but you get less money from selling them)
Cheaper items on gable

Gamble.txt
More items added to gamble

Shrines.txt
Boosted a few shrines

Levels.txt
More monster (1.2x on Normal, 1.4x on Nightmare, 1.6x on Hell)
More uniques/champions

Weapons.txt
Wooden weapons (Club, Spiked Club, etc) may have Druid Skills

Armor.txt
Paladin shields may have Paladin Skills
Belts/Gloves/Boots are allowed to have sockets

Advanced changes
Reduced the level of the items to match their required level, resulting in better drops

MonLvl.txt
Stronger monsters, following these formulas:
-Armor Class

    Normal: (X + 2) * 1.2
    Night: (X + 5) * 1.5
    Hell: (X + 10) * 2.0

-To Hit

    Normal: (X + 2) * 1.2
    Night: (X + 5) * 1.5
    Hell: (X + 10) * 2.0

-Hit Points

    Normal: (X + 5) * 2.0
    Night: (X + 25) * 3.0
    Hell: (X + 250) * 4.0

-Damage

    Normal: (X + 2) * 1.2
    Night: (X + 5) * 1.5
    Hell: (X + 10) * 2.0

-Experience

    Normal: X * 1.5
    Night: X * 2.0
    Hell: X * 2.5
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The mod had to be totally changed, as the first concept (255 levels) wasn't working on the game (because of items, magic affixes, monsters, etc), so I started it over again, almost from the beggining. Here's what has already been done so far:

CharStats.txt
Higher stats (totalizing a sum of 100 stats per char, instead of 80/85)
More HP (+60, instead of +30)
Slightly more stamina, less stamina drain
More mana regen (175 for Necro/Sor/Dru, 125 for the rest)
Higher To Hit Bonus for a few characters
Slower walk velocity (5, instead of 6), higher run velocity (varying from char to char)
More specialized the gains per level (Melee classes get more Life, less Mana, etc)
7 Stat points per level
Druid starts with a skill: Raven (on his Club)
Zon already starts with a Bow and arrows
All characters start with Cube, Tome of ID and Portal, and other equipment
Characters starts with full belt of potions

Experience.txt
Maximum level set to 110
Reduced the number of XP to next level by 3 (but the Xp gain has been divided by 3 as well)

Skills.txt
Maximum Skill level set to 30
No skill tree (you may skip skills you wish)

Inventory.txt
Expanded inventory/cube/stash
Belt size is always 4x4

Cubemain.txt
Lots of Cube recipes (including easy ways to socket items)

ItemRatio.txt
Much higher chances of getting better items (rare/sets/uniques)

Misc.txt
Gems and Runes have been enhanced

DifficultyLevels.txt
Difficult increased (higher resistance penalties, xp loss on death, etc)
Higher chance of getting better items on gamble

Npc.txt
Changes on stores (prices have been halved, but you get less money from selling them)
Cheaper items on gable

Gamble.txt
More items added to gamble

Shrines.txt
Boosted a few shrines

Levels.txt
More monster (1.2x on Normal, 1.4x on Nightmare, 1.6x on Hell)
More uniques/champions

Weapons.txt
Wooden weapons (Club, Spiked Club, etc) may have Druid Skills

Armor.txt
Paladin shields may have Paladin Skills
Belts/Gloves/Boots are allowed to have sockets

Advanced changes
Reduced the level of the items to match their required level, resulting in better drops

MonLvl.txt
Stronger monsters, following these formulas:
-Armor Class

    Normal: (X + 2) * 1.2
    Night: (X + 5) * 1.5
    Hell: (X + 10) * 2.0

-To Hit

    Normal: (X + 2) * 1.2
    Night: (X + 5) * 1.5
    Hell: (X + 10) * 2.0

-Hit Points

    Normal: (X + 5) * 2.0
    Night: (X + 25) * 3.0
    Hell: (X + 250) * 4.0

-Damage

    Normal: (X + 2) * 1.2
    Night: (X + 5) * 1.5
    Hell: (X + 10) * 2.0

-Experience

    Normal: X * 1.5
    Night: X * 2.0
    Hell: X * 2.5

So, is it all? No. There're a few things I have to tweak, and maybe, change the Runes totally (if possible). Still, this is so complicated to be balanced, that I almost gave up. I may end up doing it, but not right now.

Also, I'd like to change a few things that can only be done by editing the Diablo 2 DLLs, and I'm not really into Hex editing, so it's beyond me. By editing the DLLs, I could do the following:

    Give 2 skill points per level
    Make proper Gamble costs, allowing gamble of other item types (such as wands)
    Increase amount of max gold in stash
    Make a higher XP radius for party

That's what I would like to do, but is not possible. I've tried to get some help to do this, but got no answers, as most of the community is still using the 1.10 version.

That's it. The mod has been released, today, including this features... maybe a bit more to be listed that I can't remember, as this mod was done long ago... I should have released it before, really...

Anyway, here it is.
You cand download it as a setup file (.exe), which will prompt you to select your Diablo 2 folder. Or, a manual .ZIP file, where you should aim your Diablo 2 folder to extract as well.

*requires Diablo 2, Lord of Destruction and 1.11b patch*

It's highly recommended that you get the Setup file, as it's easier to install, and it's much smaller (thanks to the .7z compression).

About the future...
...it's somewhat obscure. I'm not really interested in Diablo 2 anymore, so I have no interest in continuing this mod... and, the Diablo 2 community is not really friendly, as I could figure out.

I may open a forum soon, so you'll be able to report bugs, and ask for balances, or even share your ideas, so I can include them in possible future releases. That's it, now, go kill some demons!

Uncertain Future

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I'd been playing and editing the mod for a few weeks, when I realised that it wasn't going on the right way. I had to rise the monster levels...

Not dead at all...

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I've just reinstalled Diablo 2 + LoD on my system. For my surprise, there was a new version for it (1.11b). The main problem with this new version...

Delay...

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I just had to format my PC (viva Bill Gates!), and some of the data of my mod was lost. I still have to look for what has been lost, balance it a bit...

Alive and kickin'!

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The progress wasn't going very well, but now I decided to finish what I've started. I plan to release a "Beta" soon, with that's done: everything but...

Unholy Wars Beta (20-March-2006) Manual Installer

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A small but smart mod which changes drastically the gameplay, by allowing the play to become stronger faster, enough to face a much harder challenge.

Unholy Wars Beta (20-March-2006) Setup

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A small but smart mod which changes drastically the gameplay, by allowing the play to become stronger faster, enough to face a much harder challenge.

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Darkness Creator
Darkness

As stated on the description: "Unholy Wars is a modification for Diablo 2 - Lords of Destruction, version 1.11b." So yes, it requires LoD, and no, it won't work on any other patch. I may revive this project later, but I can't guarantee anything.

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corpse365245
corpse365245

do i need LOD?

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guywiththename
guywiththename

I have a question about mods, if i have higher than 1.11b can i use them?

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ursm20@yahoo.com
ursm20@yahoo.com

its beautiful mod but when i save and exit and then re enter the game crashes and i have to quit the game and restart it...whyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Sargent_tater
Sargent_tater

good mod keep up the good work. easy to use. took me a minute to figure it out but i got it. good idea. very good idea. =D

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notoedsloth
notoedsloth

Is it possible to have this mod updated to v1.11 without too much work? I tried to run it and my screen went purple. :) It looks great and I want to try it but I would have to re-install. Not a huge deal just thought it might be time to upgrade versions anyway. Not asking for any additions or anything, just version upgrade.

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the_c_rat
the_c_rat

The mod is fun, i've been playing. in the beginning, the monsters are tough, but the drops really help you out with the more uniques/rares, etc.

A question i had is, is there cube recipes? I couldn't get the three rings -> ammy recipe (one of my personal faves) or upgrade any runes? am i doing something wrong? is there a recipe list somewhere for the cube? thanks

-c

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Clonest
Clonest

How do you execute a file??...is that just double clicking the .bat file??

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Darkness Creator
Darkness

It's pretty simple. First, download the mod (here), and double-click the setup file.

Then, extract it to your Diablo 2 LoD folder. To start the mod, you must execute the "Unholywars.bat".

If you have any other doubts, check the "Unholy Wars Readme.txt" file.

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NateDawg
NateDawg

I don't really understand how to get it started or working ><.

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