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Release dates
December 31, 1996
Mac OS
May 8, 1998
Diablo at WineHQ
 Diablo at Wikipedia
Diablo 1996
Diablo: Hellfire
Diablo II 2000
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
Diablo III 2012
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

Key points

Advantage No DRM (except for multiplayer)
Disadvantage Most people have moved on to either Diablo II or Diablo III for multiplayer.

General information

More information Official Diablo Support
More information Diablo Series Forum
More information Diablo Wiki - A wiki for everything Diablo related


Source DRM Notes Keys
Amazon.com Disc check
Amazon.com Disc check Included with the Diablo Battle Chest (old version)
Information Not available on Battle.net

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Hellfire Windows


Diablo Battle Chest[edit]

Older copies of the Battle Chest include Diablo along with Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction expansion, as well as an official strategy guide for both games. Later releases do not include Diablo.

Essential improvements[edit]


Patches for the Windows, Mac OS and Spawn versions of the game are available on Battle.net's support section.


The Hell[edit]

An unofficial mod that requires the expansion Hellfire to run. Adds new spells and various other things. Also makes the game considerably more difficult. Has a tool for running the game on newer Windows OS. The English website

The Awakening[edit]

Another unofficial mod that also requires the Hellfire expansion. The English website

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Mac OS

Save game data location[edit]

Mac OS

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF Incomplete.svg Use Diablo 1 HD Mod
Multi-monitor Hackable Grading incomplete Use Diablo 1 HD Mod
Ultra-widescreen Impossible WSGF Incomplete.svg
4K Ultra HD Impossible WSGF Incomplete.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Impossible
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Impossible
High frame rate Unknown

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Impossible
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Impossible
Controller support Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Impossible
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Native 4 Co-op
A guide containing help on how to plan Diablo 1 over LAN can be found here.
Online play Native 4 Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Impossible
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Unknown


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 6112-6119
UDP (outbound) 6112-6119

Issues fixed[edit]

Rainbow or Washed Out Colors on Windows 7/8[edit]

Apply this fix on Diablo.exe [1].

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 3
OpenGL Unknown Mac OS only.
64-bit executable Impossible


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker
Multiplayer Battle.net

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
95, NT 4.0
Processor (CPU)
60 MHz Pentium or better
System memory (RAM) 8 MB 16 MB for multiplayer
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU)
DirectX 3 compatible
Mac OS
Operating system (OS) System 7.5 or higher
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 8 MB with virtual memory
Hard disk drive (HDD)