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I also forgot to mention some tweaks you can do:

You can create a shortcut to LaunchModGame.vbs so that you can use command lines:
  • -3dfx - if you have Glide installed in the base directory
  • -w - to run in windowed mode, or full-screen w/ Glide to prevent cursor jumping
  • -noprompt - this will prevent the prompts for creating bin files and windowed mode, launching you straight into the game
If you want to self-MP to simulate /playersx, delete the d2gfx.dll in the 1.07 directory and rename d2gfx.dll_1.07 to d2gfx.dll
 
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Modified D2gfx.dll (aka multi-instance) files for 1.07 and 1.00 are available here.

edit: now also includes the edited 1.07 D2glide.dll for those that experience the "running digits in upper left corner of the screen"-glitch. Haven't found a similar fix for 1.00 yet.
 
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Looking for some advice as I cannot remember how I resolved previously. What FAM methods exist for staying within the windowed program? Have the annoying habit of moving off screen when strafing and its gonna get me deemed!
 
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I want to use Sven's, but I'm finding that it makes my CPU work pretty hard while my GPU just hangs around doing nothing. My CPU sometimes is running surprisingly hard given how easy it is to run D2. And, while temps aren't going above 80, this seems excessive...right? I mean I know an i5 8500 isn't top of the line by any standard, but it should have zero issues. All the while my GPU is around 50 degrees. and about 10% usage.

CPU: i5 8500
GPU: Quadro P600 4gb MXM version

Are there some Nvidia setting I need to change around? Here's what my Sven's settings are:

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D2 just likes to hog CPU from what I've seen, particularly in older patches. In those older patches you want to set the process affinity to just use a single processor (crucial with multi-instance). This can be done in task manager. I don't think glide wrapper has anything to do with it. But if it does, then it is probably better to just use the 1.14 wrapper provided by blizz, though I don't think it supports captured mouse.

The settings look just fine to me, but I'm not an expert. I'm not aware of any NVidia specific settings. Unfortunately can't cross-reference my own settings for a week as I'm away from my desktop.
 
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D2 just likes to hog CPU from what I've seen, particularly in older patches. In those older patches you want to set the process affinity to just use a single processor (crucial with multi-instance). This can be done in task manager. I don't think glide wrapper has anything to do with it. But if it does, then it is probably better to just use the 1.14 wrapper provided by blizz, though I don't think it supports captured mouse.

The settings look just fine to me, but I'm not an expert. I'm not aware of any NVidia specific settings. Unfortunately can't cross-reference my own settings for a week as I'm away from my desktop.

Thanks for the reply! I guess I'll keep tweaking things.