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 Post subject: HU v1.8 downlaod
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:08 pm 
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Below are links to download HUv1.8. Each package includes the core files, change log and webpages with lots of item information. Once you've got your package:

  1. D2SE users should paste these files over the old files in their 1.7b folder or make a new HUv1.8 folder in their Mods folder, decompress their package into it, and start D2SE.
  2. Non-D2SE users should decompress their package into their Diablo2:LoD v1.10 folder, then run d2modsetup.bat, and then start D2.
  3. All users should double check that programs are being run with administrator privileges, compatibility for WinXP (or similar), etc. Don't be afraid to post or read in TechSupport if you're running into trouble.
  4. Review the webpages, they have a lot of information describing Uniques, Sets, Cube Recipes, White Weapons and Armor, Runewords, Gems and Runes, Boss stats, Monster properties (mostly the spells they counter-attack with), etc. If you want to use the javascript features of the Prefix and Suffix pages, then I don't recommend Chrome because the filter button will not collapse the table rows. If you have to use Chrome, then after filtering use the search feature to look for "Group", since that will appear only on the visible rows and let you jump quickly through a long list with lots of blank area.

NewMusic (380MB) vs OldMusic (130MB)
Once upon a time, Soulmancer introduced some new music for boss fights and some town themes. Those new pieces of music are included in the NewMusic version, but note that these nearly triple the size of the download. If you choose OldMusic, then you'll still have the traditional Diablo2 music. Note that for some people, Diablo2 has a bug where it will mute your music volume without telling you, so if you have no music at all, then check your Options screen first. The OldMusic packages are named with "NoMusic" because they do not contain a Music folder (so D2 will use it's own). The new music only comes with HighResolution.


HighResolution vs NormResolution
NormResolution supports up to 800x600 while HighResolution (I think) supports 1024x768. The game screen radius at HighResolution is about 15% more than at NormalResolution. Most skills and effects were designed with NormalResolution in mind (their radius might seem painfully small on HighRes), but HighResolution has the advantage that you'll see monsters slightly earlier than Normal. This is the most arbitrary choice, pick one and have fun. The new music only comes with HighResolution.

HUv1.8 Download Links
HiRes OldMusic: Dropbox Arimyth
HiRes NewMusic: Dropbox Arimyth
NormRes OldMusic: Dropbox Arimyth

Patch 1.8 Information:

The best way to see what 1.8 is really like is just to play it. Anyways, 1.8 plays a lot like classic HU before 1.7. So you can forget about hidden passives/akara rings and pretty much the entire 1.7 metagame. However some things are the same:

The new maps and challenge area that came with 1.7 are still in 1.8.
Max res is 50, but can be raised to 55 with unique charms.


Features of 1.8

Life for characters:
Paladin, Barbarian: 5 life per level / 3 life per vita
Amazon, Assassin, Druid: 4 life per level / 3 life per vita
Sorceress, Necromancer: 2.5 life per level / 3 life per vita

Mana for characters:
Sorceress, Necromancer, Druid: 4 per level / 3 per energy
Amazon, Assassin, Paladin: 2.5 per level / 2 per energy
Barbarian: 2 per level / 1 per energy

Rebalanced numbers on pretty much all skills and items
Max enhanced damage is now 255%
Health pots heal 60% hp over 6 seconds
Mana pots heal 200 + char lvl * 10 over 6 seconds
Removed damage synergies from spell damage skills; damage skills scale slightly with character level and base skill level
Drastically increased the strength and fortitude of bosses and especially act bosses compared to almost all recent versions of HU
Reverted hidden stat passives; what you see is what you get
Reduced the drops of "clutter" items. (this does not affect drop rates of other items)
Monster level scaling is reverted to the way it was before 1.7:
norm: 1-60
nm: 60-80
hell: 80-100


Boss rune drops:
Countess norm: eth - sol
Countess NM: ko - gul
Countess Hell: mal - Lo

Nihlathak norm: lum - ist
Nihlathak NM: um - sur
Nihlathak Hell: vex - cham

Sarina also can drop runes at an increased chance, but it is not guarenteed.


Notable skill changes:

Increased duration of most buffs, except Battle Orders/Enchant
Spirits unkillable and untargetable again
GA can pierce again
Vengeance and Stun have novas again
Ice blast releases mini ice bolts on hit
Impale and Berserk reduce the defense penalty with hard points
Fire Arrow, Cold Arrow and Magic arrow gain more arrows as they level up
Inferno now shoots multiple missles and hits once instead of doing damager per second
Static is now a nuke spell with a timer. It's similar to meteor shower, but lightning
Blade Fury does 1/2 weapon damage and gets up to 5 missiles
Blessed Hammer is now a level 1 skill
Smite is now level 12
Holy Shield smite damage is increased
Sacrifice deals 3/2 weapon damage
Bash deals 3/2 weapon damage
Concentrate deals 3/2 weapon damage
Berserk deals 3/2 weapon damage
Leap Attack deals 3/2 weapon damage
Impale deals 3/2 weapon damage
Buffed boots kick damage and increased kick skills enhanced damage %
Added more synergies between paladin auras and melee combat skills


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 Post subject: Re: HU v1.8 downlaod
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:29 pm 
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So, the crafting system introduced in 1.7 is history? Does this mean the old crafts link should be restickied or not? I can update it if values have changed.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:56 pm 
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yes its the same as before 1.7

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:29 am 

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Links are messed up a bit. Hi-res new music leads to hi-res old music and vice versa.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:29 am 
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Rix wrote:
Links are messed up a bit. Hi-res new music leads to hi-res old music and vice versa.

Thanks, fixed.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:52 pm 
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damn... the farther the worse these patches. Looks like my career in d2 is over

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:34 pm 

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maybe im the only one with this problem but in some areas like the lava area before samhain i get faulty maps where at some point i cant travel the map at all because it just ends, when server side there seems to be stuff there since monsters spawn in the lava, and merc is walking there as well. using hi res no music from dropbox
http://i.imgur.com/iqFcOIh.jpg

it also gives an initialization errer in ddraw which i would prefer to use

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:10 am 

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Now Bramble
+50% FHRecovery
+80 Defense
+2 to All Skills
+40-60 HP per kill
+8% Poison Damage
+10% Cast Level 40 War Cry on Kill
33 Charges of level 1 Spirit of Barbs
+12% Resist Fire Ral
2% Pierce Enemy Lightning Resistance Ohm
+1-100 Lightning Damage Ohm
2% Pierce Enemy Magic Resistance Sur
+30-50 Magic Damage Sur
+20% Regen MP Eth

trash ???


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 Post subject: Re: HU v1.8 downlaod
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:28 am 

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People with item or world issues or crashes can download the updated link available now here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14003


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