Diablo was free to play in browser

23 years after Diablo was moved to the browser for the game everyone

Evgeniy Opanasenko

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Diablo сделали бесплатной для игры в браузере

Browser version was reconstructed from the source code of Diablo

One of the most popular role-playing game Diablo came out in 1996 and won a huge audience for its addictive gameplay. Many still with nostalgia and warm feelings to project from Blizzard, repeatedly replaying along and across the studied levels. In 1998, for convenience, the game was ported on MacOS and PlayStation. But now, fortunately for fans, after 23 years, Diablo has become available in a web browser, thanks to the efforts of the company RivSoft.

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Browser version was reconstructed from the source code of Diablo shareware version of the game that were distributed earlier in demodisk called Devilution. So in free mode is only available for two locations and some characters for a conversation. If you have Diablo, you can use the primary data file DIABDAT.MPQ to unlock the full version and continue playing in the browser. If not, then you need to purchase a digital copy on GOG for $ 9.99, which includes the expansion Hellfire.

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However, during the first day after the launch of the website wanting to play was so much that they “put” the site of the project. So wanting to play just need to download the SPAWN file.MPQ from Github (links are provided) and put it in the browser – the game will start after this procedure.

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Since the project is written by enthusiasts, the right holder may require Blizzard to stop the spread of the game. Although in his work the developers do not take money and use the demo version, so that legally everything is fair. Programmers hope that Blizzard will not take any action in relation to the project.

Diablo сделали бесплатной для игры в браузере

At the time, the success of Diablo allowed Blizzard to release no less successful sequel called Diablo II in mid-2000, and after 12 years Diablo III came out. Initially managed to sell two million copies, but the sequels surpassed the original’s success, sold in quantities of six and 20 million copies of Diablo II and Diablo III respectively.

We will remind that earlier the PlayStation 5 have started to sell at a fabulous price prior to its official release. And recently enthusiasts have managed to hack the Nintendo Switch and install it on Android.

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