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BlitZ, The 57th

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#1 8 years ago

I don't know if I'm bordering the rules or not, its just a question. I've been thinking of playing Diablo 2 with a few friends lately, 1 of them has battlechest, so he has his own cd-key to enter Battle.net. The other wants to try but does not have battlechest at all. I've noticed the ability to LAN Diablo 2 as well, so here comes the question. Do characters save on LAN? Are they shared with singleplayer characters? Is it possible to Ad-hoc a LAN, so when we're out of the internet we may still be able to play (I know we have to be close to each other)? Do we require different CD-key serials in order to LAN-play with each other?




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#2 8 years ago

I'm not familiar with the way battle.net works, so I can't be much help. One thing does bother me though:

"Does not have battlechest" meaning "Does not own the game"?




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#3 8 years ago
BlitZ, The 57th;5380532I don't know if I'm bordering the rules or not, its just a question.

Depends, does all the parties involved own a legitimate copy of the game? I know, I'm pretty much paraphrasing what Pingwin just said ;)




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#4 8 years ago
BlitZ, The 57th;5380532I don't know if I'm bordering the rules or not, its just a question. I've been thinking of playing Diablo 2 with a few friends lately, 1 of them has battlechest, so he has his own cd-key to enter Battle.net. The other wants to try but does not have battlechest at all. I've noticed the ability to LAN Diablo 2 as well, so here comes the question. Do characters save on LAN?

Yes. The info is stored in a local file, so you can even move characters between PCs.

Are they shared with singleplayer characters?

Same thing - a character, his inventory and the waypoints he unlocked are saved in the same file for both LAN and single player. Exception would be the closed battlenet characters which are stored online.

Is it possible to Ad-hoc a LAN, so when we're out of the internet we may still be able to play (I know we have to be close to each other)?

Not sure what you mean. You can play the game over a LAN or you can play over the internet (Battlenet).

Do we require different CD-key serials in order to LAN-play with each other?

Can't remember exactly, but I think for LAN the serial keys don't matter. You can't connect several times with the same key to Battlenet though.

As for the legality - back in the day Blizzard offered multiplayer installations so that people could use the same game on several PCs for LANs. Starcraft had this feature, I think Diablo 2 did as well. So in that case it wouldn't be illegal to use one copy for a LAN party. Using one copy for several Battlenet connections is a different story.




BlitZ, The 57th

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#5 8 years ago

'Does not have battlechest' means 1 of my friends' does not own Diablo 2 at all, yeah.

They are pretty respectful of other's property so they will surely not use my CD-key or my other friend's CD-key for Battle.net. purposes. It's all specifically LAN Party and to play together.

As for Fancypants not being sure on the Ad-Hoc. You know how laptops can create wireless network to each other in close vincinity? I'm talking about that, as in e.g. this house has no wireless internet and we still want to play Diablo 2 together, we can create and Ad-Hoc connection. (Since we're all using laptops) I just wanted to make sure Diablo 2 is playable over an Ad-Hoc. Without an internet connection.




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#6 8 years ago

BlitZ, The 57th;5380642'Does not have battlechest' means 1 of my friends' does not own Diablo 2 at all, yeah.

They are pretty respectful of other's property so they will surely not use my CD-key or my other friend's CD-key for Battle.net. purposes. It's all specifically LAN Party and to play together.

As for Fancypants not being sure on the Ad-Hoc. You know how laptops can create wireless network to each other in close vincinity? I'm talking about that, as in e.g. this house has no wireless internet and we still want to play Diablo 2 together, we can create and Ad-Hoc connection. (Since we're all using laptops) I just wanted to make sure Diablo 2 is playable over an Ad-Hoc. Without an internet connection.

[COLOR=Black] If this ad-hoc works like a LAN then Diablo probably won't be able to tell the difference. Just set static IPs and the same subnet mask. If there are problems you might have to disable firewalls or open some ports.[/COLOR]




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#7 8 years ago

I have LAN played Diablo 2 with my sister. We had two copies, but lost the case for one and only had one serial at the time. It's only battle.net that requires the serial itself. I personally haven't used battle.net in years, though, because Diablo 2 playing comes in spurts, and battle.net deletes characters after 3 months of non-use. >.>




BlitZ, The 57th

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#8 8 years ago
Inyri Forge;5380837I have LAN played Diablo 2 with my sister. We had two copies, but lost the case for one and only had one serial at the time. It's only battle.net that requires the serial itself. I personally haven't used battle.net in years, though, because Diablo 2 playing comes in spurts, and battle.net deletes characters after 3 months of non-use. >.>

I got my level 60 character deleted... When I at first didn't know about the character deleting.