Diablo II, Lord of Destruction and battle.net updates
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It's been a busy weekend for Blizzard and fans of the ever popular Diablo II. With the expansion pack Lord of Destruction released worldwide on Friday, there were sure to be some teething problems and it was expected that the battle.net servers would be inundated as they were last year with the release of D2 itself. To alleviate this a number of extra servers have been installed in Europe to take help the extra strain.
Worldwide there have also been updates to the server-side software, a patch for LoD and an unannounced patch for Mac 'classic' D2 users. It appears that a major bug crept into the 1.08 update which caused a crash while playing battle.net; if you connect to battle.net this 1.08b patch will automatically be applied. Here's the info
(Mac) Fixed a crash on Battle.net involving combining rune words together.For those of you who have already got your hands on LOD there has been a patch released to bring this up to version 1.08 which can be downloaded separately or by connecting to battle.net.
There have also been a few changes which have been applied server-side on battle.net, with a downloadable patch for single-player and TCP multiplayer shortly, possibly co-inciding with the upcoming 1.09 update. Here's the relevant info:
Item drops have changed (fixed a bug in chest drops, increased quality of monster drops).To get these updates either connect to battle.net or for those that a separate patch is available, pop over to MacGameFiles Stay tuned for further D2 and LOD info as it appears.
Invalid items will be deleted where possible including on character
and in inventory.)
Fixed "each time you equip certain sets you accumulate new
+bonuses" bug (Angelic set).
Fixed hit-point wrapping on big bosses (1-shot kill of Mephisto in
Fixed Horadric cube being deleted when it should not.
Macintosh only. Rune combinations no longer crash game.
LOD update @ macgamefiles.com
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