(or C) – Toggles Character
Attributes screen on/off.
B (or I)
– Toggles Backpack/Inventory screen
Toggles Hirable Inventory screen on/off.
Toggles between primary and secondary
Toggles the Party screen on/off.
Toggles the Message log on/off.
Toggles the Quest log on/off.
Brings up the Help overlay.
Toggles Skill Tree screen on/off.
Toggles mouse button Skill menu overlay
F1 through F8
– Readies (or sets) the associated Left
or Right Mouse Button Skill.
- Eight more skill hotkeys that operate
like F1 – F8. You must assign them in
the Control Configuration screen.
Mouse wheel up
– Scrolls up through all hotkeyed
(F1-F8) skills in the Right Mouse Button
Mouse wheel down
– Scrolls down through all hotkeyed
(F1-F8) skills in the Right Mouse Button
~ - Toggles a
belt larger than 1x4 open/closed.
1, 2, 3, and 4
– Uses the item in that belt slot.
Opens/closes In-Game Chat overlay.
Hold down to run.
Toggles auto-run mode on /off.
Hold down while clicking the left or right
mouse button to use that skill while
standing in place.
Highlights all items dropped on the
Toggle all party member portraits on/off.
Toggles the Automap on/off.
Toggles the MiniMap location between
upper-left and right corners.
Centers the fullscreen Automap (if NumLock
is off). F9 –
Centers the Automap on the player.
Toggles Automap fading on/off.
Toggles party member display on/off in
Toggles player/NPC name display on/off in
– Voice communication (turn NumLock on
for the following)
Player character says, "Help!"
Player character says, "Follow
Player character says, "For
Player character says, "Thanks."
Player character says, "Sorry!"
Player character says, "Bye."
Player character says, "Die."
Player character says,
– Saves the screen to your Diablo II
directory as "screenshotX.jpg."
– Cancels all the above screens and
overlays to return to gameplay.
Clears all text messages from the screen.
Using the Esc Menu
Press the Esc key to bring up the
menu. Press Esc again to return to
the game. Click on a menu entry to cycle
through the settings. Click on a slider to
move the skull to that setting. If an
option is dimmed, it cannot be adjusted in
the current graphics/sound mode or another
option setting has disabled it.
The Esc Menu has the following structure:
OPTIONS (brings up the submenu of
SOUND OPTIONS (brings up the submenu
of sound options)
SOUND: master volume slider (right
MUSIC: volume slider for music
(right is louder)
3D SOUND: ON or OFF (OFF disables 3D
BIAS and ENV. EFFECTS)
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: ON or OFF
3D BIAS: balance slider for 2D/3D
audio effects (move farther right
for more 3D volume)
NPC SPEECH: AUDIO AND TEXT, AUDIO
ONLY, or TEXT ONLY
VIDEO OPTIONS (brings up the submenu
of video options)
RESOLUTION: 640x480 or 800x600
LIGHTING QUALITY: LOW, MEDIUM, or
HIGH (when HIGH, lighting is
BLENDED SHADOWS: ON or OFF (when
OFF, shadows are pure black)
PERSPECTIVE: ON or OFF (only in 3D
accelerated modes, not 2D
GAMMA: slider for
CONTRAST: slider for contrast
AUTOMAP OPTIONS (brings up the submenu
of Automap options)
AUTOMAP SIZE: MINIMAP or FULLSCREEN
FADE: NO, CENTER, or EVERYTHING
(when CENTER, the Automap is more
transparent near you)
CENTER WHEN CLEARED: YES or NO
SHOW PARTY: YES or NO (when YES,
shows all party members on Automap)
SHOW PARTY NAMES: YES or NO (when
NO, omits showing party member
CONFIGURE CONTROLS (brings up
keyboard/mouse control configuration
SAVE AND EXIT GAME (saves your
character, exits the game, and returns
RETURN TO GAME
Using the Mini-Panel
Press the mini-panel toggle button
(located in the center of the control
panel at the bottom of the screen) to
raise and lower the mini-panel at the
bottom center of the screen. Click on the
mini-panel buttons (in order from left –
Character, Inventory, Skill Tree, Party
Screen, Automap, Message Log, Quest Log,
and Exit Menu) to bring up the appropriate
screen or overlay.
Using Ctrl – Running
Press and hold 'Ctrl' to run. Running
outside towns uses Stamina. Be careful not
to let your Stamina run out if you are
being chased. If your Stamina reaches
zero, your character begins walking
instead and cannot run. If that happens,
you must release 'Ctrl' and stand still
for a few seconds to begin recovering
Stamina. After your Stamina has started
increasing, you may walk and continue to
recover Stamina. This recovery continues
until it reaches your character's maximum.
NOTE: You may also run by tapping the 'R'
key to toggle auto-run mode on. Tap it
again to go back to walking mode.
Using Alt – Highlighting Items on the
Press and hold 'Alt' to highlight any
items (weapons, armor, potions, scrolls,
gold, etc.) that you can pick up from the
ground. The name of the item class appears
above the item in the following color
White = Normal Item
Grey = Non-magical Socketed or Ethereal
Blue = Magic Item
Green = Set Item
Yellow = Rare Item
Gold = Unique Item
Click on the name (or the item, itself) to
pick it up.
Using Shift – Standing and Attacking
When you want to attack with the left or
right mouse button skill without moving to
the target of the attack, hold the 'Shift'