opengl/software 256 issues with diablo II

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by jchan985, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. jchan985 macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys
    I installed D2 on my comp and got it to work great after configuring video to "software 256" rendering. I ran it for a while off of a disk image i made of the play disk. However, after my computer crashed and I had to power down in the middle of a game, I can no longer select "software 256" as the video option. I select it, finish the menu prompts, and go back and it's back to opengl again. i tried uninstalling once; does anyone have any idea of how to fix this?

    sorry, i know this is a weird problem...

    thanks
     
  2. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    ...hold Option when you launch it...not clear if you're doing that or not.
     
  3. jchan985 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    holding opt

    Yeah, I did - the things is, the option screen it brings up doesn't seem to affect the gameplay. The screen appears, I change the setting, finish, and then it resets the video setting back to OpenGL automatically. It's bizzare.
     
  4. redsteven macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    kill the preference file?

    In your user folder go to Library>Preferences>Diablo II Preferences

    throw that file in the trash
     
  5. jchan985 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    shoot, it works fine now. good idea - thanks so much, man!
     
  6. redsteven macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    np.

    Trashing preferences can be a good troubleshooting step in general.

    Just be aware that you'll lose your settings when doing so. In most cases it's not a big deal, but if it's a game with complicated controls and 3,000 key bindings, you might wanna take some screenshots of the current setup or something before trashing it.
     

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