Lol Diablo1 was able to punish people that didn't open every door and chest by keeping content from them though. Very sly
Well, I am going to run through the game for good old time's sake, this time I will try to take a Sorcerer into Nightmare and Hell difiiculties. If I figure out how to unlock them, I think it had something to do with playing over LAN to unlock it on Single Player for that character... Thats how you get past lvl35 easy btw And its supposed to be ridiculously hard.
Ferret, all you need to do is install the Hellfire expansion and then you'll have access to all 3 difficulties. I believe the minimum level restrictions still apply. Oh and don't forget about command.txt to unlock 2 additional classes, 2 quests, and lan play.
For those that don't remember create a text file called command.txt in your hellfire folder with the following single line in it (each word should be seperated by a single space):
This may not unlock everything immediately, you may have to play around with the order of the words to make everything work (I had the hardest time with multitest). Also, if you want to get the auric amulet (the one that allows you to keep 10,000 gold per stack) get rid of the cowquest word. That quest replaces the one you get from the farmer, who gives you the amulet.
I'd have to say my fondest memory of Diablo/Hellfire was playing the 2 level demo over and over and over until my character was over level 20. Fun Fun.
Then, there was my first venture King Leoric's Tomb. "Prepare yourself mortal!" If I remeber correctly I died on my first run through, and was thoroughly pissed when I realized I hadn't saved since the middle of level 1.
Then there was the masses and masses of skeletons in the Chamber of Bone. This was before I knew how useful firewall could be. All I can say is thank God for the door trick.
Next was the book that opens The Halls of the Blind. "Vision milky, then eyes rot." Best read in the entire game!
I remember the first time watching the cutscene when you entered Lazarus's area and asking "Is he black?" If anyone knows the answer to this do tell.
After that, was the first time I ever saw the Immolation spell from the expansion. Far more fun than even Apocalypse.
And last was killing Ne'Krul and seeing "Book of Apocalypse" drop.