This is a guide on how to install Median XL mod into Diablo 2.
Median XL is a great mod for Diablo 2 and it brings so much content to a already great game.
Download the game with expansion. This mod will work with pirated versions too.
Download Median XL Ultimative, Click here
You need to download a program called Plugy, this gives you infinite stash space and trust me you will need it. Click here
Now before we do anything, Make sure your game is at version 1.13 not 1.14. This is essential to this working. Now if you bought the game it may automatically be 1.14, no problem. Just go Here and downgrade to 1.13.
Ok, now that you have the files you need and your game is at the right version you can start dropping files in. Open the Median XL file you downloaded and place the Patch_d2.mpq with the one from the mod file. Just drag and drop it in the Diablo 2 directory. let it overwrite. Now install plugy to the same place as your diablo 2 files.
Now when you start up the game it should look like this.
Hope this works for you all that wanna try this great mod, you can also play online but ill leave that too you to figure out, just check the forums. Also check this out, you'll need it because the amount of content in this game is staggering and it took me years just to start to get a handle on all of the
Also you can run this with the d2se mod manager but i find it easier just to replace the Patch_d2.mpq file myself.
Also if you want to play multiplayer the only way i found is by following these instructions and you cant use Plugy while in the Sinwar realm (Custom multiplayer realm for median xl). They have active ladders that reset and the community is alive and well most are in private games though. So if you wanna play singleplayer launch the game through Plugy.exe, if you want to play multiplayer launch with Diablo.exe the normal way.