Trying out Diablo3

Monday, May 21, 2012 |


17th May, My friend bought an original set of Diablo3 and much to my delight he gave me a guest pass - Yay!
I was so happy because i've been hearing promising things from different sources, and i told myself many times that i will play this game, how can i resist? I was addicted to Diablo back in the old times.


So.. Its my first time playing Diablo again after a decade, this time diablo is online, I never played WoW before so i wouldn't know that i need to register for a battlenet account to play.

Newbie Guide to Diablo3

  1. Create a Battlenet Account
  2. After Registration, Select the game you want to play, Select Diablo3
  3. In the Guest Pass portion, write you Guess Key
  4. Launch your game (assuming you have installed already, If you have Problems with videocard SEE below..)
  5. Login with your battlenet username and password
  6. Your account is now accessible and you can create a character.
 
Diablo III Starter Edition and Guest Pass Specifics

  • You can only Play up to ACTI
  • After killing King Leoric, you will no longer be given any quests therefore you cannot go further any maps.
  • Global Play is not an option, meaning you cannot see other people just like how you do with other Online RPG.
  • You can form a party maximum of 4 characters, one player must form a party and announce it so others can join. You can only party with other guest pass users.
  • No Access to auction house
  • Level 13 Cap

Upgrading to Full version of Diablo III?
  1. Log into Battle.net Account Management
  2. Select Diablo III Starter Edition from the Game Account list
  3. Once the page opens, you will see your upgrade options on the right-hand side.

Video Card problem Fix For Diablo 3
When launching Diablo3 and encountered an error about your video card driver try :

  • When you receive the error message “this video card is not supported”, press ESC instead of clicking “OK” to dismiss the window and launch the game anyway. 
  • If this fails, adding “-launch” to the command line launches the game without the game launcher. So right-click the Diablo 3 icon and get to “Properties”. Go to the Target field and add -launch to whatever you see there, example:  “C:\Diablo III\Diablo III.exe” -launch
(EDIT - Added Information) - If it still launches the Launcher and not directly starts the game, Just hit Play, then wait for the “this video card is not supported”, press ESC instead of clicking “OK” to dismiss the window and launch the game anyway.
  • Once the game has started once, exit it. Go to your Documents folder (libraries/documents/diablo III) and there will be a Diablo III directory there with a file “D3Prefs”. Open it with Notepad
  • Change the following settings: 
    • DisableTrilinearFiltering “1? (from 0 to 1) 
    • HardwareClass “1? (from 0 to 1 as well)
 Start the game again and it should work!
Of course, you’ll probably need to lower your resolution and graphics settings in order to get a decent frame rate.

  • If it still launches the Launcher and not directly starts the game, Just hit Play, then wait for the “this video card is not supported”, press ESC instead of clicking “OK” to dismiss the window and launch the game anyway.
The Solutions here solved my problem so now im a happy girl :) thanks to  this thread                  

Here are the screenies taken by me the heroine i made is a wizard but i tried looking first at all the classes and their appearances

 

















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