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Linx Le
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Apologies for the noob post, I have tried searching the forums without much luck.

I am looking at my options to play d2r: Diablo II resurrected and was wondering if anyone had any good results with running a MBP with a egpu?

 

If so, hows your fps and what res you playing at? 

 

I have a MBP 2015, no dgpu and want to run d2r via bootcamp and aim to play on a external monitor at 1440p @ 75hz. If anyone has any experience with this please let me know! 

D2r is a tricky one as it is a 20 year old game thats been refreshed, and definitely does not play on mac. 

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jefniro
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@linx_le, Hi! 

 

My setup is MBP 13" (Late 2016) i7, 8GB RAM + eGPU Akitio Node + AMD RX 5700XT and Diablo 2 Resurected run very smooth!! I don't know how many FPS I have, I will check as soon as possible. It seems 50-60 fps with very high details.

 

 

 

2019 14" HP EliteBook 840 G6 [8th,4C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Linx Le
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@jefniro, mate thanks for the reply! I think in game you can type /fps and it should tell you! Let me know Smile Also can you confirm what resolution you're playing on ? Even better, a screenshot would be ace! 

 

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cnon297
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50-60fps is a huge improvement over the original.  I'm still running D2 & LoD and I get 25fps / 25 skip.  It will start at 50 fps / skip 0 before dropping down.  I think the older version caps the frames at 25.

 

FWIW this is on a Mac Pro with Vega 56 (Mojave) and a Mac mini with 1080Ti eGPU (High Sierra).  But it doesn't matter which.  The frames always start high and then drop to the 25fps on both. 

2012 Mac Mini 2.6GHz 4C i7, HD Graphics 4000 + MSI 7970 & 1080Ti eGPU
2009 Mac Pro 5,1 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz + PC Red Dragon Vega 56

 
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jefniro
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@linx_le, Hi! Good news... I have 75Hz Monitor so it run at... solid 75 fps (1080p). Between 60 fps and 75 fps during battles. Check the image.

 

Diablo 2 R

 

The game is wonderful... But I think you know it!

 

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Linx Le
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@jefniro, ah you're a legend, thanks for taking the time to confirm!! Yep this is one of my all time favourite games and I've been tossing up whether to just buy a PC or to go the egpu route just to play it haha. Cheers! 

 

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Linx Le
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@cnon297, hey mate! If you're still playing LoD you can run it through wine on mac. I played a bunch on slash diablo and got it working through Wine. theres a few tutorials floating around. I def remember better fps than that. There's also a HD mod. If you need more info let me know Smile

 

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cnon297
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@linx_le, I haven't played it the last couple of weeks.  But yeah, I still do.  It's one of those games that once I start I just can't break away.  I finally got to a good stopping point & had to set it aside for a while.

 

25fps sounds lame.  But remember the game is 21 years old!  LoD actually plays very well even with the Intel HD 4000 in my '12 Mac mini.  It doesn't need the 1080 Ti eGPU.  The real trick was would it hold 25 fps with boss fights and a lot of enemies on screen.  That's were my iMac DV would start to choke!  

 

One feature I miss was the ability to create your own network with a group of friends rather than use Battle.net.  It worked from anywhere - very cool!  Tho lag could be an issue.  Of course you could use Battle.net instead.

D2 LoD boxes

I can't remember where I bought D2.  But yep, I bought LoD from K-Mart of all places!  Locking at the receipt I think they overcharged me!  I wonder if I could get the dime back before they close up shop.

Sweaty  

 

2012 Mac Mini 2.6GHz 4C i7, HD Graphics 4000 + MSI 7970 & 1080Ti eGPU
2009 Mac Pro 5,1 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz + PC Red Dragon Vega 56

 
2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + RX Vega 56 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.14.6 [build link]  


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Linx Le
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@cnon297, Ah thats awesome! So nostalgic. Definitely check out slash diablo, its a smaller community of active diablo players! Its run on a private server, and completely free Grin - https://www.reddit.com/r/slashdiablo/  

 

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cnon297
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@linx_le, Thanks for the link!  hmm.. private server?  I thought Blizzard disabled that feature a few years ago.  Are they running older revs?

2012 Mac Mini 2.6GHz 4C i7, HD Graphics 4000 + MSI 7970 & 1080Ti eGPU
2009 Mac Pro 5,1 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz + PC Red Dragon Vega 56

 
2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + RX Vega 56 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.14.6 [build link]  


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