All versions of the retail version (1.0 - 1.09).

Application Details:

Version: 1.0x
License: Retail
Votes: 17
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Updater to 1.09 (Spawn) Link Updater to 1.09 (Retail) Link Diablo Spawn (Demo)

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Gameplay (after working around black menu issue).

What does not

Initial menu (bug #2082).

After exiting from game wine does not close itself: needed manual killing.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Jan 26 20172.0Yes Yes SilverGiovanni Mariani 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 12 20151.8-rc3Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 22 x86Sep 12 20151.7.49Yes Yes SilverDeathTBO 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 21 20151.7.34Yes Yes SilverJeff D. Hanson 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Jun 20 20141.7.20Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2082 DirectDraw games only showing black screen NEW View
2467 starcraft doesn't display menus correctly NEW View
34633 When the Diablo installer (autorun.exe) starts it doesn't play a Diablo laugh sound NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

DirectDraw Mode

You must have DirectDrawRenderer in the registry set to "gdi" (which is the default) for Diablo to work. If you have changed it to "opengl" at any point then the game will crash after the Blizzard logos.

 for your convenience here is a reg file that will change it for you:

-------------start DDrawRender.reg-------------

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\AppDefaults\Diablo.exe\Direct3D] "DirectDrawRenderer"="gdi"

--------------end DDrawRender.reg--------------

just copy the date NOT including the dashed lines to DDrawRender.reg and then use

wine regedit DDrawRender.reg

to add it to the registry


the earliest version of diablo that will connect to is 1.07 most cd releases are 1.00/1.01

you will need to manually update to 1.07 to connect to

as will update you to the latest version anyway it makes sense to manually update to 1.09

this also applies to the spawned version

HOWTO: IPX Multiplayer
To get ipx network support, IPX will have to be enabled in the kernel, and you need some userspace utilities, usually called ipx-utils; and IPX must be started (there should be an initscript).

 *ubuntu users can use the commands:

sudo apt-get install ipx

sudo modprobe ipx

sudo ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.2 0x12345678

(change eth0 for the name of your ethernet/wireless card)

The frame type (802.2) needs to be equal for everyone. It is recommended to use ethernet II instead of 802.2. If playing with computers with Windows, make sure their frame type is set to what you have, and not 'automatic'. It may cause issues if you forget it.

to use ipx multiplayer in this game it MUST be run as root

HOWTO: Use Diablo without the CD.

First, put the CD in!
If you've already installed it, great. If not, go do that.
Then, do this on the command line:

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/Diablo.iso

To mount this image of the CD:

sudo mkdir /media/iso0

sudo mount -o loop ~/Diablo.iso /media/iso0

Using winecfg, add a new drive that points to /media/iso0, and give it the type CD-ROM.
Finally, run Diablo.exe in your program files and you're done!
Whenever you want to mount it again, just do:

sudo mount -o loop ~/Diablo.iso /media/iso0

When you're done and don't feel like keeping it mounted, just do:

sudo umount /media/iso0

If you have any issues still with Diablo complaining about no CD being inserted,
make sure the iso mount point you made is configured as a CD-ROM device in winecfg,
and make sure you have already mounted it

~/wine/dosdevices should contain:

(D being the drive letter of the iso image)

d\: (link to /media/iso0)

d\:\: (link to ~/Diablo.iso)

HOWTO: Fixing blank menus
get the directdraw hack from here

choose the archive for the version you need

inside the archive ddraw-1.x.tar.bz2 there are four folders

one for wine 1.0, one for wine 1.1.0, one for wine 1.1.1 and one for wine-1.1.2

inside each folder is a file called ddraw.dll

find out your version of wine with winecfg

put the correct version of ddraw.dll either in your wine's c:\windows\system32 directory or your games main directory (c:\diablo)

use regedit to import hack.reg with

regedit hack.reg

if you don't import the registry file then the hack will NOT be enabled

if the hack doesn't work consider compiling it yourself from source (see instructions in the archive)

Test Results for ddraw-1.x as of 29th July 2008
Distribution Status

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty)


Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary)


Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy)


 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper)


 Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy)


 Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty)


 Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)

 Dosn't Work

 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy)


 Debian 4.0 (Etch)


 Debian 5.0 (Lenny)


 Debian Unstable (Sid)


Unstable: Wont Be Supported

Please Post Test Results for the hacked ddraw with your test results or forum posts


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

directdraw hack and hack.reg
by Vitaly Norton on Saturday June 10th 2017, 7:14
Where i can download it?
RE: directdraw hack and hack.reg
by Vitaly Norton on Saturday June 10th 2017, 7:39
RE: directdraw hack and hack.reg
by Vitaly Norton on Saturday June 10th 2017, 7:40
I found it here:
Menu doesn't show but listen to keyboard commands
by Petr Pošvic on Friday April 15th 2016, 13:51
Hello, if you want to play Diablo 1 on linux, try my simple script:

Menu really doesn't display anything, but works! If you know how the game menu looks like you can move in it "by blind". After run is Blizzard logo, then intro and then menu:

single player
some character (if any)
load game
new game
new hero
enter name
enter name
enter name
multi player
replay intro
show credits
exit diablo

Listen sounds! Movement in menu does specific sound and confirmation in menu does different sound.
New DLL fix for the blank menus problem
by A. Corvinus on Thursday February 11th 2016, 3:12
The previous ddraw.dll fix at is currently inaccessible (site is down), so it would be greatly appreciated by Diablo fans if somebody could host these files and post the link here.

Meanwhile, another DLL fix was posted by galaxyhaxz on WineHQ Forums. While menus won't animate and update properly, each screen does appear, and it is sufficient for navigation.

The link is here:
Diablo 1 HD mod
by Peter Fox on Saturday November 15th 2014, 7:39
Those that are interested in playing Diablo 1 on a modern mac should check out . Bezelbub is a modern interface for Diablo 1 while providing cool enhancements like: menus that work, additional character classes, the ability to greatly improve the screen resolution. It's still beta and there are bugs. I currently have no game sounds beyond the movies. You must also go into Advanced > Tools > Config Util > Libraries and add OpenAL32 or it will crash during your first monster encounter. I found the last fix in their forum. I would rate the experience as Gold (due to lack of sound). While I have been playing Diablo/Hellfire under Wine without much problem before this mod, but I never got the menus to work for me. This is a great upgrade for Diablo fans.
RE: Diablo 1 HD mod
by Joël on Tuesday August 25th 2015, 4:08
i'm trying it right now (i'm sad that i didn't find your post earlier).
i also cannot get the sound to work, all sound setting gliders are stuck at disabled in game options.
i tried various dlls overrides both in wine and wine-staging to no avail, i'm going to read the official mod forum to see if some windows users have that problem.
RE: Diablo 1 HD mod
by Joël on Tuesday August 25th 2015, 5:02
i even dared creating a win32 wineprefix, i installed the game in it.
i installed the whole oal windows thing in that prefix, and everything is the same.
i'm fresh out of ideas :(
RE: Diablo 1 HD mod
by ext on Sunday December 13th 2015, 7:14
remove override for openal and replace wrap_oal.dll witn soft_oal.dll (Win32 one) from openal soft
RE: Diablo 1 HD mod
by Joël on Monday December 21st 2015, 4:09
Your method works, thank you.
I'm just adding details for anyone who'd have any trouble applying your method.

i downloaded the OpenAL 1.1 from (Windows zip Installer) and installed it (i don't know if that step is necessary).
i downloaded the "Win32 and Win64 binaries" from "" (
in that zip i copied the file "/openal-soft-1.17.1-bin/bin/Win32/soft_oal.dll" into the game directory and i renamed it as "wrap_oal.dll".
i removed any dll overrides in winecfg for Belzebub.exe
Now sound and music works flawlessly :D

(i tried the 64 bits dll too, it doesn't work)
RE: Diablo 1 HD mod
by Peter Fox on Saturday January 30th 2016, 20:48
Thanks for ext and Joël for posting their fix for the sound. Belzebub is still a development project, but it works well enough that I would rank the experience as platinum.