Follow the instructions below
to get on the Diablo II server! Don't worry, it'll only cause
you a few headaches. But I have managed to make the guide as
simple as possible.
1. First you want to if you have not already Get Diablo II from the torrent below. If you do not use this torrent whatever the case may be it needs to be version 1.13c not 1.13d or it will not work Torrent is HERE
2. When that is done, without having the game open download and run the battle.net gateway editor. one of the links below.
Mirror 1: http://vetserver.us/ftp/download/BNGatewayEditor.exe
Mirror 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?07tqtjx7woxrw2d
Mirror 3: http://www.icyhell.net/download/46
Name: Athena Realm
3. Then Install our Mod Place current patch_d2 file in Diablo II directory (backup the old patch_d2.mpq is recommended.). ( NO MORE MEDIAN XL!)
Mirror 1: http://www.mediafire.com/download/sftog9898yr9jtl/patch_d2.mpq
Mirror 2: http://www.filedropper.com/patchd2_1
Mirror 3: http://diablo2.us/ftp/download/patch_d2.mpq
When you add patch_d2 it should be the same name as your old one.
If you need patch 1.13c download it here. (Note that if you downloaded the torrent mentioned on this website you do not need this) http://ftp.blizzard.com/pub/diablo2exp/patches/PC/LODPatch_113c.exe
Also If you are having problems with the (Unhandled Exception: ACCESS_VIOLATION (c0000005)) Message
Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System. Click Advanced System Settings. Under Performance, click Settings.
Click the Data Execution Prevention tab, and then click Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select.
Select your diablo II exe file and click ok. You may need to restart for changes to take effect.