BaseMod is a plugin for Diablo II that enhances the original game with additional code.
D2SE is a Mod Manager, developed by Seltsamuel. D2SE makes it possible to quickly change between mods created for different versions of Diablo II.
D2SE Modmanager is a part of the D2SE Modsystem copyright 2008 by Seltsamuel.
The Modsystem is for Diablo II and its expansion Lord of Destruction Copyright by Blizzard Entertainment.
D2SE Modmanager contains only UNMODIFIED dlls and patchfiles from LOD that are freely downloadable at many places with permission of Blizzard.
The Modmanager interface graphics are copyright by SamusAran.
This program is free software.
As a player, you don't have to know much about how it works. Simply -> Download D2SE_V2.2.0.exe <- and install D2SE via the setup by double clicking the downloaded file.
You can quit the welcome-screen by clicking "Next".
Now you will be asked for the original path of your D2 installation. (The mainfolder with the Game.exe and the big .mpq files!) The installer automatically shows the right path, if it can be ascertained. If the shown path is not the right one you have to choose it manually via the "Browse" button. You can verify the path by clicking on the "Next" button.
At this point, you will be asked for a name of the folder for your shortcut in the startmenu. You can use the default, create something different, or click the checkbox so that no shortcut in your startmenu will be created. You can accept your settings with a "Next" as always.
This screen makes it possible to create shortcuts on your desktop or in the quick launch menu. You can verify your settings by clicking on "Next" again.
This is an overview of the settings you made. You can accept them by clicking on "Install" or edit them by clicking on the "Back" button, which is integrated in every screen.
As soon as the installation bar is finished, you will see this screen, which informs you about the successful installation. In addition, you can let the checkbox checked, which will start D2SE right after you closed the installation by clicking on "Finish".
Congratulations! The D2SE Modmanager is now ready for action. All supported D2 versions should be able to play now. Here is a permanently growing list including links (to mods which are compatible with D2SE) and the specific install guides.
From now on "Modmodules which are compatible with D2SE" I will call "Modplugins". If you want to run a mod with D2SE by yourself you should read the instructions for modders in the next post. It is really really easy to create an own D2SE Modplugin and only requires to configure one single file: The D2SE_SETUP.ini ... but you can read it yourself in the next post if this interests you. If it doesn't, I wish you a lot of fun playing this huge amount of D2 versions and already available D2 Modplugins with D2SE.