Diablo II Running Slow or Choppy

Updated: 5 days ago
Article ID: 34752
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Common Problems

  • Diablo II is running slow.
  • Diablo II is laggy.
  • FPS in Diablo II is low

If Diablo II is running slowly on your system, follow the steps below.

  1. Make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements to run Diablo II.
  2. Try closing background applications to resolve any software conflicts.
  3. Update your drivers to resolve any compatibility issues.
To optimize game performance, follow these tips
  1. If you are running the game in fullscreen mode, try windowed mode:
    • Right-click the Diablo II shortcut and select Properties.
    • In the Target field, add a -w after the quotes.
    • Click OK.
  2. Disabling the Automap may improve performance during gameplay. Press Tab in-game to cycle the Automap on and off.
  3. Lower your in-game settings:
    1. Press Esc key while in game.
    2. Click Options and then select Video Options.
    3. If you have Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, set Resolution to 640x480.
    4. Set Lighting Quality to Low.
    5. Set Blended Shadows to Off.
    6. Return to the Options menu and select Audio Options.
    7. Turn the Music Volume all the way down.

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