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Diablo on GOG.com, More Blizzard Classics to Follow

GOG.com announces a partnership to bring some of Blizzard Entertainment's classic games to their DRM-free marketplace. This kicks off with the rerelease of Diablo, the debut installment in their action/RPG series, and they say Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II will follow. They are offering an updated version as well as the classic original, and this supports Batte.net matchmaking. Interested? Then stay a while, and listen:

Blizzard Entertainment and GOG.COM have teamed up to rerelease select classic Blizzard games, beginning with Diablo®, Blizzard’s legendary 1996 action role-playing game that introduced players to the harsh—and deeply rewarding—world of Sanctuary.

The original Diablo is available now via digital distribution for the first time ever on GOG.COM. Players looking for the authentic Diablo experience can play the game as it was in 1996, with period-appropriate 20 FPS SVGA graphics, and the ability to matchmake through the classic version of Blizzard’s Battle.net® online-gaming service. Blizzard and GOG.COM have collaborated on an updated version of the game, which includes out-of-the-box Windows 10 compatibility, and a host of bug fixes. Players can choose either version of the game from a launcher.

"We were bummed that these iconic games weren’t available to our players, so we‘re very happy to work with the crew at GOG.COM to rectify that,” said Rob Bridenbecker, Vice President and Executive Producer, Blizzard Entertainment. “This has been a long time coming and we hope our players will be excited to jump back into these classic titles."

In addition to bringing back the first Diablo, Blizzard is planning other GOG.COM re-releases of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II. More information on the return to Azeroth will be revealed soon.

"Crawling through the original Diablo's dungeons, together with Blizzard, is a feeling of pure excitement," said Oleg Klapovsky, SVP at GOG. "It's a personal thing for many of us, and the most wished-for game in our community. Taking the first few steps beneath the Tristram Cathedral, listening to the guidance of Cain the Elder—it's all coming back, for old souls and newcomers alike.”

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Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 09:54:
Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune again on a modern system.
Dune 2000 works pretty good on modern systems. A problem is only the old 16bit setup on the CD, which does not like anything newer than Windows XP But you can use OpenRA or the GruntMods Edition of Dune2000.

Emperor on the other hand ... this requires some heavy patching.
 
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