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 Post subject: Dual install of a game
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:35 pm 
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I wasn't sure where to post this, But How would I dual install a game? For example Diablo 2, I have two CD-keys and would like to be able to transfer/rush myself in diablo, can someoen please tell me how to dual install?


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 Post subject: Re: Dual install of a game
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I wasn't sure where to post this, But How would I dual install a game? For example Diablo 2, I have two CD-keys and would like to be able to transfer/rush myself in diablo, can someoen please tell me how to dual install?


Not entirely sure that's possible. You MIGHT be able to just change the install folder on one of the installs, but I would think that it might over write the registry settings?

You could give that a try.


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That does work, But how would I do this and be able to install the game again with a differnt CD-key?


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 Post subject: Re: Dual install of a game
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:32 pm 
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Nirvana wrote:
I wasn't sure where to post this, But How would I dual install a game? For example Diablo 2, I have two CD-keys and would like to be able to transfer/rush myself in diablo, can someoen please tell me how to dual install?


being able to run dual clients for a game is totally depending on the game itself. i seriously doubt Diablo 2 can do this.

don't have a spare PC around?


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Dloader I think or whatever the name is will let you do this.


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Nirvana wrote:
That does work, But how would I do this and be able to install the game again with a differnt CD-key?


Doesn't the installer prompt for the key during the install process?


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 Post subject: Re: Dual install of a game
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:49 pm 
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Nirvana wrote:
I wasn't sure where to post this, But How would I dual install a game? For example Diablo 2, I have two CD-keys and would like to be able to transfer/rush myself in diablo, can someoen please tell me how to dual install?
I think you're going to need a second PC to do this. Diablo 2 writes to the user's registry and I think you'd have issues because of it. On the other hand, you can log into Battle Net with the same account on two different computers, just in case you were wondering.


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Can someone explain this to me.


Running multiple D2's on one comp

This is the single installation method, I.E. you only need to install Diablo once. You will need TWO (2) (or more) sets of CD keys, Classic and LOD. If your computer can handle it and you have more the two sets of keys, you can start up even more Diablo's:

1. Download "Diablo2 Cdkey Refiller" at http://www.hl2src.com/files/onlyer/d2key_changer.zip
(Makes an .mpq file with the 2nd CD key)

2. Unzip the files somewhere (Diablo2 folder).

3. Edit auto-cdkey.reg file with Notepad.
===========================================
owner=The name that will show up if someone try to use ur key
d2cdkeympq=The filename the Diablo classic cd keys will store in. (cdkey.mpq)
d2xcdkeympq=The filename the Diablo Lod cd keys will store in (cdkey.mpq)
d2cdkey= EnterYourDiabloClassicKey
d2xcdkey=EnterYourDiabloLodKey
===========================================

4. Copy the cdkey.mpq file to your Diablo2 folder.

5. Open d2-cdkey.exe file and refill both keys.

6. Download "D2Loader" at http://www.dizzyd2.com/d2loader-110.zip
(Makes it possible to load more then one Diablo2 game)

7. Extract the files (Diablo2 Folder).

8. Make a backup of your Diablo2.exe file.

9. Move the Diablo2.exe file from D2loader folder to your Diablo2 folder.

This is how I did it and it´s works fine for me.

If you wanto run two Diablo 2 games create 2 shortcut´s to the diablo2.exe and in the first write -w in the command line and write -w -mpq cdkey.mpq in the other shortcut command line.

If you want to run more then two Diablo's, rename the cdkey.mpq file you created to something like '1cdkey.mpq'. Follow the steps above to make another cdkey.mpq file. Have your first shortcut point to the Diablo2.exe file with the -w command line arguments. Have the second shortcut point to the Diablo2.exe file with the arguments -w -mpq cdkey.mpq and have the third shortcut point to the Diablo2.exe file with the command line argument -w -mpq 1cdkey.mpq. You can do this for as many CD keys you have.


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