Issues with the people of Harrogath


May 16, 2004
Issues with the people of Harrogath

I did a restart recently and now I’m just running through normal with my planned meteorb, killing only some tempting, easy packs and running past others. On a side note, I’m surprised how well you get levels this way, usually I do full clears right from the start.

Anyway, I think the fast going may not have been such a good idea, because now I think the people in Harrogath have heard say that this latest hero is just some slacker who’s in it only for the money and is not doing her job killing the hells minions. None of them will talk to me. :sad2:

Up until act 4 all was well, but when I reached Harrogath, no one says anything. If I click on a person, there’s no dialogue, not even the text-box over their heads. I get all the quests and everything works, but the dialogues are missing. So it doesn’t affect the gameplay at all, but it’s weird anyway.

Any ideas why this is happening? I didn’t reinstall D2 or make any changes in the restart. Just copied the old char files into another folder.
Try checking your Options screen. Maybe you've accidentally activated something there?
Sounds like a problem with your Expansion disk (as that's the only thing that separates A1-4 from A5). If you're willing to go through the trouble, a re-install might fix it (possibly with a new expansion disk).
I did some tests,

Options - sound - NPC speech:
text only -> works
voice only -> no
voice and text -> no, not even the text

And because this only happens in A5, I guess it has to be the expansion speech file that is acting funny. I'll copy it over again and see if it helps..

Thanks for the replies!
I've had a very similar (if not the same) problem.
Sometimes, with the Act 5 townsfolk, I talk to them, but their chat messages didn't display. I don't know if they spoke, as I usually have the sound off and listen to Winamp, but I guess it's the same problem you have.
Mine only occured now and again, but I couldn't solve it. I'd just finish what I was doing, come back another day and it all worked fine.
I haven't had that problem in a long time, but I didn't need to reinstall it or anything.

Maybe you could try a reinstall, but I don't think that's it. It may help though.
I've been intermittently experiencing the exact same symptoms as well. I've been playing SP for a few months now, but have only observed the issue in the last 2-3 weeks. No clue otherwise.
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