地狱火游戏是附加整合进暗黑破坏神游戏中的, 由于其设计的原因, 地狱火游戏新增添的地下牢笼可以完全避开不玩. 若想进入资料片的地下牢笼, 玩家必须和莱斯特对话,他站在崔斯特凯姆的北面, 靠近奶牛群的地方. 但是, 如果玩家在暗黑破坏神主要游戏任务的某个特定节点之前和莱斯特对话, 那么他将会变得很犹豫去让玩家进入新的地下牢笼.
资料片剩余部分更多的整合到游戏的主要冒险中. 像油, 新武器, 戒指和护甲, 以及神符这些物品和其他更为普通的物品一同掉落. 此外, 新的魔法书, 包括此前2种没有出现在魔法书中但存在的魔法, 和在同样位置找到的魔法卷轴. 新的神坛出现在通常神坛出现的位置上. 新的暗金怪物, 看上去仅仅是颜色不同, 否则就和有着独一无二名字的普通怪物没什么两样, 也会同其他怪物一样出现在暗黑破坏神的游戏任务中. 然而要注意到, 在地狱火资料片中新增的地下牢笼中几乎没有暗金怪物. 这些新增的地下牢笼中只有新出现的敌人, 他们在暗黑破坏神游戏主要任务中都没有出现过. 地狱火游戏地下牢笼的1到8层游戏难度和暗黑破坏神主线任务的9到16层相当, 只建议有丰富经验的玩家前去探索.
Some of the newer convenience features include the option to move more quickly around town using the "jog" toggle found in the options menu, a spell that highlights objects lying on the floor as though the cursor was placed over them, and a spell that teleports the player to the nearest exit found on that level of the dungeon.
有一些更新的便利特性包括在选项菜单中使用"慢跑"选项以加快在城里的行进速度, 当把鼠标指针放在地上的物品上的时候物品会被加亮显示, 还有一种瞬间传送的技能能够让玩家在同一层中能够迅速传送到最近的位置
Hellfire is the only expansion pack released for Diablo. Blizzard Entertainment has never released an official expansion of its own.
Hellfire generally received favorable reviews from the game magazines at the time.
Criticisms of the expansion include:
- The game's atmosphere was not as effective as that of the first.
- New sound effects for new monsters were at a much lower bitrate.
- Some new spells were simple modifications of existing spells, such as Lightning Wall, Ring of Fire, or Immolation.
- Hellfire had no support for Battle.net, the online service utilized by Blizzard's online multiplayer games.
- There were problems with pathfinding algorithms that resulted in complications while trying to pursue ranged-attack monsters.
- Incompatibility with the Macintosh version of Diablo.
- A rushed development cycle.
- Many of the later bugfixes introduced in patches for Diablo do not carry over into Hellfire, and Sierra only released one patch, fixing a small number of bugs exclusive to Hellfire itself.
The Hellfire storyline is not taken into account during Diablo II. It was not released as a part of the Diablo Battle Chest, but did receive its own Diablo/Hellfire bundle, published in 1998 by Blizzard Entertainment.
However, in Diablo II, Blizzard North later implemented insect caves and crypts that bear similarities to those in Hellfire. A few of the convenience features introduced in Hellfire were also added in Diablo II as fully-fledged functions, such as being able to run to cover ground more quickly, and being able to highlight items lying on the floor by button press, instead of by spell.
Hidden characters and quests
Two additional characters, the Bard and Barbarian, and two additional quests can be enabled with a special text-file edit in the Hellfire installation directory. This is accessed by modifying the Command.txt file.
As test characters, these classes have new skills and attributes. The Bard can use two one-handed weapons, one in each hand. The Barbarian can hold certain two-handed weapons in one hand, and carry a shield in the other. They do not have unique character graphics developed for them, appearing in-game as the rogue and the warrior, respectively.
The hidden quests are the Theo quest and the cow quest. The cow quest appears first by turning Lester, who allows the player to unlock the hive, into the "Complete Nut", who wears a cow suit. After giving the player a rune bomb to open the hive level, he will send the player off to recover his suit. Once the player returns the brown suit to him, he rewards them with the Bovine Plate. The cow quest was based on an internet joke that directed players to complete a series of silly objectives to unlock a secret cow quest.
The Theo quest is given by a little girl standing by a tree near Adria's shack. The player must kill the Hork Demon to retrieve Theo and acquire the reward. If this quest is not activated, the Hork Demon drops the amulet himself with no diverting storyline.
Diablo was an archetype of the modded video game. There are quite a few modifications for both Diablo and Diablo: Hellfire. Diablo: The Hell is the most recent one among them. Its English forum tries to cover all other mods for the game as well.