It still runs! The original Diablo from 1996. I’ve been a diablo player from the early days. I built my first gaming PC to be ready for the launch of Diablo II (wow – 16mb of video ram was amazing). I spent countless hours learning and fidgeting with serial connections and networking to play these games.
I recently came across the original game concept documentation for Diablo (here is the PDF) and began to was nostalgic about the old games. A quick google search gets you a copy of the ISO on archive.org.
I launched Windows 7 in a VM and loaded the ISO. Instant Diablo memories. Oh, it’s also full-screen at 640×480 :-) The music and voice-over work is just as fantastic as I remember it.
Remember to use ‘P’ to pause your game and hit ‘ESC’ to save often! You will need to run back to town in order to heal (unless you have a potion handy) and you will need to load up that quick spell book.
Remember the F1 key?
(also see, Brevik on Diablo at GDC)