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Re: Blizzard + GoG = Diablo 1 re-release

Tue May 28, 2019 7:45 am

Finally got around to picking up Diablo late last evening.....and then subsequently ended up playing it for much longer than I should have.

At it's core, It's still very fun (obviously). The graphical quality is as-expected (maybe even slightly better than; with the adjustments), but something about the in-game framerate strikes me as "off". It seems to be internally locked at 30fps (or maybe even lower), which I don't previously remember being an issue. The tedium of dealing with the UI also wears on you a bit, but as expected.
 
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Re: Blizzard + GoG = Diablo 1 re-release

Tue May 28, 2019 11:03 am

The Egg wrote:
Finally got around to picking up Diablo late last evening.....and then subsequently ended up playing it for much longer than I should have.

At it's core, It's still very fun (obviously). The graphical quality is as-expected (maybe even slightly better than; with the adjustments), but something about the in-game framerate strikes me as "off". It seems to be internally locked at 30fps (or maybe even lower), which I don't previously remember being an issue. The tedium of dealing with the UI also wears on you a bit, but as expected.


Diablo 1 has always been locked at 30FPS. You just got spoiled rotten by faster framerate and gameplay found in Diablo 2 and 3. ;) Remember that Diablo 1 was designed for a 486 or equivalent as a baseline with some sort of SVGA card with VESA support.
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Re: Blizzard + GoG = Diablo 1 re-release

Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 am

Krogoth wrote:
The Egg wrote:
Finally got around to picking up Diablo late last evening.....and then subsequently ended up playing it for much longer than I should have.

At it's core, It's still very fun (obviously). The graphical quality is as-expected (maybe even slightly better than; with the adjustments), but something about the in-game framerate strikes me as "off". It seems to be internally locked at 30fps (or maybe even lower), which I don't previously remember being an issue. The tedium of dealing with the UI also wears on you a bit, but as expected.


Diablo 1 has always been locked at 30FPS. You just got spoiled rotten by faster framerate and gameplay found in Diablo 2 and 3. ;) Remember that Diablo 1 was designed for a 486 or equivalent as a baseline with some sort of SVGA card with VESA support.


Diablo 2 is locked at 25FPS internally (i.e. tick rate), though the graphics engine will display more frames if your machine is fast enough.
 
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Re: Blizzard + GoG = Diablo 1 re-release

Tue May 28, 2019 11:42 am

Krogoth wrote:
The Egg wrote:
Finally got around to picking up Diablo late last evening.....and then subsequently ended up playing it for much longer than I should have.

At it's core, It's still very fun (obviously). The graphical quality is as-expected (maybe even slightly better than; with the adjustments), but something about the in-game framerate strikes me as "off". It seems to be internally locked at 30fps (or maybe even lower), which I don't previously remember being an issue. The tedium of dealing with the UI also wears on you a bit, but as expected.


Diablo 1 has always been locked at 30FPS. You just got spoiled rotten by faster framerate and gameplay found in Diablo 2 and 3. ;) Remember that Diablo 1 was designed for a 486 or equivalent as a baseline with some sort of SVGA card with VESA support.

I dunno....I gave all of that full consideration, and even after my eyes had adjusted to the graphical downgrade and a good couple hours of playing, it still didn't seem right. It's possible that the old CRTs were doing something to smooth-over the issue and make it less noticeable, but my seat-of-the-pants impression was that the implementation wasn't quite right, or I needed to tweak a setting somewhere.

I'm also running 144hz on the desktop, so maybe it has something to do with the rate not dividing evenly into it, and/or I need to mess around a bit more.
 
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Re: Blizzard + GoG = Diablo 1 re-release

Tue May 28, 2019 11:49 am

Diablo 1 plays, looks and feel on my current system like it was during its heyday. I'm not sure if my adaptive sync is a factor though.
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