How to Install Median XL with D2SE, PlugY and D2MultiRes on Diablo II


This guide for Diablo II will show you how to install and run Median XL with D2SE, PlugY and D2MultiRes together.

1.Important things to know:

  • This setup doesn’t work with the latest MedianXL 2017. You need to get previous version of the Median XL.
  • This setup doesn’t work with the latests Diablo 2 patch (1.14 and above). You need to have 1.13c version.
  • Latest official Diablo 2 installers come with 1.14 patch. Thus you need to have your Diablo 2 DVDs or get the installer from sources in the Downloads section and then upgrade it to the 1.13c patch.
  • Install Diablo 2 to a place except Program Files folder. Program Files gives problems to some users. It is best to avoid it from the start.

2.Getting the Diablo 2 version we need:

  • Install first 1.12a installer and then 1.13c patch.
  • If the game tries to upgrade to a newer version after installing 1.13c press “Escape” until you cancel it.
  • Absolutely make sure you have 1.13c version now.

3.Preparing the Windows:
Now we will need Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package. Download it according to your Operating System (32 bit or 64 bit):
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (32 bit)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (64 bit)

4.Installing D2SE Mod Manager
Download and install D2SE Mod Manager.

5.Solving Compatibiliy Issues:
Go to the Diablo II installation folder. You will set compatibility options for 3 programs:

  • D2SE.exe
  • D2VidTst.exe
  • Game.exe

Check the options:

  • Run in Windows XP SP2 Compatibility Mode
  • Run as administrator

Uncheck the option:
Disable Display Scaling On High DPI Settings

6.Median XL files for D2SE Mod Manager
Before the main Median XL mod we need Median XL D2SE files. Download and extract it to your Diablo 2 installation folder.

7.Median XL Ultimative XVI.1 mod
Download the Median XL Ultimative XVI.1 and extract the archive to “Diablo_Installation_Path/MODS/Median XL”

8.D2MultiRes mod
Download the D2MultiRes and extract the archive to “Diablo_Installation_Path/MODS/Median XL”

9.Configuring D2MultiRes
Open file PlugY.ini in the “Diablo_Installation_Path/MODS/Median XL/PlugY.ini” and change the lines like below:

  • DllToLoad=D2MultiRes_113c.dll
  • ActiveCommands=1

9.Configuring D2SE Mod Manager

  • Launch D2SE Mod Manager, select MedianXL and set Options:
    • DDRaw
    • Windowmode
    • Use PlugY
  • Click Start Plugin and play.

10.Removing Borders
Now since we are running on windowed mod we can see some extra software to remove the window borders:

Borderless Gaming
Windowed Borderless Gaming


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Pinhan Pain
Founder of the Kırmızı Perfect. Old-school gamer. Arch Linux fan.

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