currycatstrophe wrote:That is a result of the 3DFX Glide settings trying to load - mine does the same thing (Win10)
For me it does the black screen + alphanumeric scroll twice on load (i assume 1 for the boot vids, and one for the home screen), and then one more time when I start the actual game. It takes about 10 seconds for each loading screen (worth it for the gorgeous effects imo).
If the alphanumeric symbols are going really slow (a...........b.........etc), try running D2 in XP w/ SP2 compatibility mode, then it should hopefully load pretty quickly - if I run it with Win7 compa and 3dfx it loads suuuuper slowly or just run it in Direct2D instead
Until you said compatibility, I did not even think that this could be the reason. I feel stupid, because in Diablo it is in this place that the problem is frequent =\ but i don`t change compatibility to xp\sp2, that`s not works for me.. i toogled off that compatibility at all, then i uncheck "keep desktop composition" and only that works(tested other conditions), BUT with graphics glitches. texture blinking\disappearing to be exact.
then i uncheck two WGL* options in Extensions(other options is ON), set 108MB\4096x4096 and it runs like a lightning without any glitches and even slowdowns xD Now i`m happy =)))
and i`l be glad if that helps somebody.