Diablo 2's patch 1.14b has arrived

Blizzard's classic games team is at it again, this time around with the second official patch for Diablo 2 after many, many years of silence.

Today's update, titled simply as 1.14b, brings fixes aimed specifically at frame rate issues, Mercenaries, and Mac-client crashes. Here are the rather brief, but very welcome patch notes:

Glide Wrapper will now load properly on PC by adding -3dfx to the end of the game shortcut

Mercenaries will no longer become “An Evil Force”

Fixed Mac client crash on “Save & Exit”

Capped the frame rate to 200 to save batteries, spare system load, and prevent hot lap syndrome

Created new German installers to fix localization issues in Act V (Will require a fresh install to fix the missing dialogue data)

Many of these changes were inspired by community suggestions after 1.14 a launched, so if you encounter any bugs, or issues in general, don't hesitate to post on the Blizzard forums, they are watching: "Keep offering feedback while beating back the minions of the Burning Hells, and we’ll keep upholding our part".

So far the classic games team has done updates for both Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2, which are by all accounts classics, but I would still like to see them focus on the "less known" wonders such as The Lost Vikings, or Rock & Roll Racing. Either way, their services to some of the greatest PC games ever is much appreciated.

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