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is creating The Hell 2 mod

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Hello. I am Mordor. The Architect. Welcome to The Hell mod's homepage. TH team are making Diablo mods. Let me tell you about them. Stay a while and listen...
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FEATURES

The Hell 1 is a playable Diablo 1 mod. Time-proven (was in development from 2006 to 2018), solid design, stability, rich content, immersive gameplay, true to Diablo 1 in many aspects, very challenging, and balanced near perfection. Designed for Diablo veterans who want more variety and challenge.

The Hell 2 is a new Diablo 1 mod in enhanced (HD) quality, it's optimized for modern hardware and resolutions, it's playable and it is in active development. Offers a lot of content, features and fixes, introduces new game modes. Don't forget to adjust game settings in config.ini before you start playing. Main features listed below.
1. Quality, stability, balance and replay value. This is what this mod is renowned for.
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. Based on Hellfire, it adds at least 50% more content: 24 basic dungeon levels and 21 new quest levels in Singleplayer mode.
3. Upgraded engine: support for adjustable resolutions up to 4K, wide screen, window modes, borderless, fullscreen, switching them on the fly (Alt + Enter), adjustable framerate (from 20 to 1000 fps).
4. Functioning multiplayer (through RadminVPN).: instanced and segregated loot, auto-gold pickups, running in dungeons, dynamic difficulty (adjusts to number of players in-game). Just remember that you need to be on the exactly same mod version to connect.
5. All important Diablo1 bugs fixed. Check DSF buglist on lurkerlounge for reference.
6. A lot of new content and modernized gameplay features: items (base, class-specific, rare, unique and sets), monsters (base, champions, special, unique, quest-specific), spells, shrines, colors for monsters and levels, expanded monster AI.
7. Darkened atmosphere of the game. More diabolic than original.
8. 29 new and changed classes to play, with unique gameplay features: Dual wielders, multishot/sniper Archers, Critters, Summoners, Trappers, Flask throwers, life/mana Regenerators, Blockers, Damage absorbers, etc.
9. Rich options to configure: adjust the gameplay to your individual needs.
10. 8 game modes to choose from: Easy, Normal, Hard, Hardcore, Ironman, Soft Iron, Speedrun and Nightmare.
11. 3 new item slots: gloves, boots, belts. 3 weapon slots to alternate between.
12. Expanded inventory. 10 x 7 instead of just 10 x 4 now.
13. Tons of new quality of life features . Unique gameplay mechanics added.
14. Restored quests that didn't make it into Diablo. Unique settings (ice levels, toxic levels, blood levels) and unique quest location features (slowdowns for attacks and casts, penalties, regeneration modifiers, spell restrictions and other challenges).
15. Remastered music in Hi-Fi stereo. Original Diablo music was mono, did you know? TH2 has better quality, stereo and more variations of music for dungeons. Over 3 hours long in total (original was about 32 minutes).
16. Unique perk system. Leveling up gives you not only stats but perk points too, which allows you to modify  and develop your character and create truly unique builds.
17. Trait system. Starting characters can select up to 2 unique features that will alter the gameplay. This mechanic improves build variativity further.
18. Expanded manually adjustable hotkeys. Finally, we can use majority of keys to set them for preferred spells. It's even possible now to set up quick use spells (spell is cast as soon as hotkey is pressed).
19. Crafting and Enchanting systems. Adria and Griswold can now improve your items by socketing and adding new magic effects on them.
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LINKS

The Hell 1 Online Guide,  The Hell 2 Readme
Community (Discord), russian VK public
TH1 screenshots here,  TH2 screenshots here
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DOWNLOADS

The Hell 1: installation instructions and Changelog
1. Download patch v1.235 into TH1 folder, unpack
Note: the mod requires Diablo 1 to play, namely  DIABDAT.MPQ file
2. Download music and extract to The Hell folder
3. Play by starting TheHell.exe (not TH.exe !)
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The Hell 2: instruction for installation, ReadMe Changelog
1. Download patch v1.0801 into TH2 folder, unpack,
to playtest underground patches subscribe to $5 tier (or higher),
these are 2-6 weeks ahead of public ones, but there can be bugs
Note: the mod requires Diablo 1 to play, namely DIABDAT.MPQ file
2. Download music v10.0 and extract to The Hell 2 folder
3. Play by starting TH2.exe
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WHY THE MODS WERE CREATED

Diablo 1 wasn't a game that its development team were given the time to finish properly. They had about one year. After that they moved on to Diablo 2. Although D1 had its charm, many things were left unfinished. And it's up to us modders to carry on the torch.

TH2 is to become an action-RPG with the most succesful gamedesign ideas from top aRPG games, plus my own ideas, plus highly flexible system of options to allow each player to fine-tune the mod to their liking (also, there is another mod for D1 wating for us to begin working on: Abaddon).

The Hell mods will not give you nostalgia, the mods were created to present more challenge and diversity. I know some don't trust mods because they change original game, for them I made my mod Hellfire Enhanced that is limited to only fixing Hellfire bugs, nothing else.

Why Patreon? Mod creators can't sell what they are making, mods are free. But we create mods for you players, and we only have you to support our effort. Without your support, no development can take place (or it will be too slow). By helping me, you allow me to spend more time on the mod development, and less time on other jobs to earn the living. And eventually that helps you in return because you can enjoy a better quality mod as a player. There is an alternative to monthly payments: one-time donations through Paypal. To everyone who helps this way - thank you very much.

The blog below is a place where I post content regarding The Hell mods. Development news, screenshots, videos, polls, educational posts and guides. Lots of technical stuff. Sometimes I ask for opinions to get some feedback. Things like that. Around half the posts here are in free access. Basic main information is always in free access here. The other half is for patrons only, and it often provides additional information: behind the scenes of what's going on in the development, some screenshot sneakpeeks, videos, my analytics on various topics regarding Diablo 1 and the mods, some polls regarding certain adjacent topics, intermediate mod build releases, etc. For only $3 you get access to TH2 Patreon Discord. For $5+ subscription you will be able to download underground test versions (the reason is: new features and gameplay mechanics have to be playtested for some time, to make public versions as safe and polished as possible). Underground patches become public 6-8 weeks later.

Remember: by supporting the mod you increase the amount of content coming your way in return. And don't worry about having to register on Patreon for that, give it a try and you will see how easy and fast it is.

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