– Players of Hell Difficulty Realm games are hereby warned once again,
that a series of new and challenging tests await you! The answer lies
within Diablo’s Bosses, which span across the world from the Den of Evil
to the Throne of Destruction…
– Fixed an item dupe bug.
– Video improvements for Intel Mac machines with OS 10.5 or greater.
– Uber Mephisto now checks for both Uber Baal and Uber Diablo to be killed before spawning summoned minions (Before he would only check for Uber Baal).
– The game will no longer stop and then restart the game music after the window loses and then regains focus.
– Fixed an issue where the game window would minimize when running in windowed mode when it lost focus.
– Fixed an issue where the game window wouldn’t center properly when it was created.
– Respecialization is now possible! Completing the ‘Den of Evil’ quest will now additionally reward 1 free respec which can be saved. Players who have already completed this quest should receive 1 free respec in Hell difficulty.
– Increased the drop rate of high runes.
– Support for blit scaling in windowed mode. The game can now be maximized to the largest 4:3 resolution supported (hooray widescreen users).
– Some rare drop items now have an orange color. i.e. Runes and items required for Uber Tristam.
– Modified the gold bank limit to be a flat cap not bound by level.
– Nightmare/Hell WilloWisps champions/uniques have had their damage greatly reduced.
– Removed the requirements to create a hardcore character.
– Greatly reduced the explosion damage dealt by Fire Enchanted monsters.
– Uber Mephisto and Uber Baal’s summoned minions no longer give experience.
– Removed Oblivion Knight’s Iron Maiden curse.
– Hellfire Torch Firestorm proc rate has been reduced to 5%.
– Users can now toggle the display of text over the Health and Mana globes by clicking on the bottom area of each orb.
– Updated two Act 5 mercenary names to Klar and Tryneus.
– When creating a single player game, pressing the ‘Enter’ key now automatically creates a Hell difficulty game if possible.
– When creating a game, each difficulty button is now bound to a unique key: Normal ‘R’, Nightmare ‘N’, and Hell ‘H’.
– The ‘Enter Chat’ Button in the battle.net waiting room is now bound to the ‘Enter’ key.
– Added the windows system buttons to the game window (MIN, MAX, CLOSE).
– Added new command line parameter ‘-nofixaspect’ which allows users to not fix the aspect ratio to 4:3 when maximizing windowed mode. This lets the game ‘stretch’ to fill your monitor.
– Added support for ‘-sndbkg’ command line switch. This enables sound in background.
– Added support for ‘-nosound’, ‘-window’, and ‘-windowed’ command line options.
Revised Skill balance for Player Character classes
-Immolation Arrow – Increased radius of Explosion effect by 33% and Immolation effect by 50%.
-Immolation Arrow – Explosion effect damage increased by 20%.
-Immolation Arrow – Increased base duration by 33%.
-Shadow Master – Increased resistance range per point from 5-80 to 5-90.
-Whirlwind – Reduced initial mana cost by 50%.
-Masteries – Changed critical strike chance from 0-25 to 0-35.
-Blessed Hammer – No longer ignores resistances of undead and demons.
-Werebear – Damage bonus increased by 15% across all ranks.
-Werebear – Increased health by 25% and armor by 1% per point.
-Shockwave – Synergy from Maul adds 5% damage per point.
-Blood Golem – Removed negative shared life effect (player no longer loses life when golem takes damage).
-Corpse Explosion – Increased base damage dealt from 60% – 100% to 70% – 120% of corpses health.
-Poison Nova – Increased base damage by 15%.
-Firewall – Synergy receives 1% damage per point of Inferno and Blaze and 4% per point of Warmth.
-Blaze – Synergy receives 2% damage per point of Firewall and 4% per point of Warmth.
-Hydra – Increased base damage by 15% per rank.
-Hydra – Increased base speed of Hydra projectile.
-Hydra – Reduced cooldown by 25%.
-Lightning Mastery – Reduced overall effect by 15%.