Diablo 2 is one of my favorite games of all time. Diablo 2 resets twice a year and I always seem to get hooked when it does. One problem I have encountered in Diablo 2 is not being able to leave the game without alt-tabbing. I will normally play other games like Runescape or Minecraft while creating a mule for my main character. You can create a mule by creating or joining a game and just sitting in town for a few hours. Mules are nice to have in case you fill up your chest on one character and want to hold onto other items. Diablo 2 Windowed Mode should come as a setting but we can do it with these steps.
Lets Get Started
There is no setting in Diablo 2 that lets you switch to windowed mode. You can use this little trick to put any game in windowed mode if you need to. First you will need to find your Diablo 2 Shortcut. After finding the shortcut you will need to edit your programs properties. You can do this by right clicking the shortcut and left clicking properties.
After you open the properties you will see a text box called “Target”. If you don’t see the text box you will want to make sure your on the correct tab. All you will need is to add ” -w” after the Target location in the text box. It is important that you include the space between the closing bracket and the “-w”. There you have it try to launch the game and you will have Diablo 2 Windowed Mode.
If you want your game to be in full screen windowed mode you will have to go a little deeper. Your monitor resolution will have to go down to your game resolution and probably disable the title bar. I would recommend not going down that rabbit hole but some people like to have control.
After you make Diablo 2 windowed mode you can check out some other improvements. Spam has become insane in D2 and if you haven’t set up a ad filter for Battle.net yet click here. Also check out my post on how to use the battle.net chat commands here.