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Belt Item Duplication FAQ by DragonSquallZ

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 05/06/02

                          D  I  A  B  L  O
            Belt Item Duplication FAQ v1.0 (PSX Version)
                          By DragonSquallZ
                        Created: 06 May 2002

Hello there everyone! This faq covers a glitch that I discovered by 
accident a few years ago. Some people have already posted this 
'duplication cheat' on the net but haven't really gone into the 
detail well enough.

This faq will cover how to use the glitch to temporarily create 
duplicate potions, elixers and scrolls. I've tested this cheat 
rigorously on my copy of Diablo but not on other copies (but then 
again it's not like my game is any different from yours). Feel free 
to e-mail me to tell me if this glitch works or if you're unable to 
get this to work.

The reason why this FAQ is only for the Playstation version is 
because the user interface in the PC version differs from the 
Playstation one, making it impossible to do this glitch on a PC.

      - Disclaimer
      - Contacts
      - Updates
     1. Getting Started
         - What does this thing do?
         - Why Bother?
         - Preparing Your Character(s)
     2. The Process
         - General Notes
         - How To Do It
     3. Miscellaneous
         - Q&A
      - Credits

This FAQ belongs to me, DragonSquallZ and was created for personal 
use only. It should not be used to make any profit. Don't rip off 
parts of this FAQ and use them in your own or use this FAQ as a 
guide for your own FAQ. You may print a copy of the entire 
FAQ or a part of it, provided you only use it for personal purposes.

Currently this FAQ is available for use on these sites only

Feel free to ask if you want to use this FAQ. Drop me a message and 
I'll consider it.

Feel free to contact me with mistakes/suggestions/help. If you ask a 
question don't expect an answer right away. I'm not online very much.

There's two ways you can contact me:
 E-Mail - dragonsquallz@yahoo.co.nz
 ICQ - 71741337
Only message me on ICQ, don't ask for authorisation because I won't 
give it to you.

   06 May 2002 (v1.0)
     - Initial Release

 Part 1 - Getting Started

What does this thing do?
This game glitch will allow your character to duplicate ANY item 
which fits in your character belt. What is the character belt? This 
is the set of 8 single slot items which holds potions, elixers and 
scrolls for quick use. The belt is located along the botton of the 
screen underneath your health bars.

The belt is woefully less useful in the Playstation version of the 
game as in the PC version where the belt was for quick item useage 
(The items were numbered 1-8 for quick use). The Playstation version 
has replaced quick belt use with quick mana/potion buttons instead. 

Why Bother?
You're probably asking yourself why you'd want to duplicate belt 
items anyway. The main answer is for buffing up your characters 
stats. It is possible to duplicate as many special elixers (the 
elixers of strength, magic, dexterity and vitality) as you want.

Using these duplicate elixers lots will let you boost your 
characters to their absolute max stats.

As well as duplicating elixers you can duplicate all those 
powerful magic scrolls like Apocalypse. But take note that all 
these doubles are temporary. I'll explain later...

Preparing your Character(s)
You can use this glitch almost anytime you want in the game but 
there are a couple of prerequisites. All eight of your belt slots 
must be used and you must have another set of nine items which need 
to be dropped all around you. 

You'll also need the one item you want to duplicate.

Got all that? Hope you did.  :P

 Part 2 - The Process

General Notes
The process in general is fairly slow and tedious because of the load 
times in between your inventory and the field screen. It helps if you 
use two characters in the game. One person to duplicate the item and 
the second, who is the person who gets their stats buffed should pick 
this duplicate item up.

DON'T SAVE your character holding these duplicate items. Reason why 
is because when you reload this character all the duplicate items as 
well as the original will disappear. Same applies to saving whole 
games. Duplicate and original items lying on the ground as well as 
those held by a character will vanish. So in short, these duplicate 
items are only temporary and have a lifespan of one game.

How To Do It
I'm no expert at ascii art but in order for you to understand how it 
works i'll have to draw some of it out.

* Start off by finding a fairly large clearing. About enough space to 
  drop a block of items 4x4 in size.

* Next, drop off nine items in a square, keeping the item for 
  duplication in one of the belt slots. None of the nine items in the 
  square are allowed to be cash lumps. 

* Stand in the centre of the square of nine items. Like so.
     -o-o-                 Key
     o-x-o                o - An item on the ground
     -o-o-                x - Your character standing over an item

* Go into your inventory screen. Fill your belt up completely with 
  eight items. One of which, will be the item you are copying.

* Hightlight the item you want to copy and select it. The item will 
  hover slightly up above the others. 

* Press the cancel button while the item is hovering above the belt.
  (default cancel button is triangle)

* A tenth item will drop underneath the block of nine shown below.
     -o-o-                 Key
     o-x-o                o - An item on the ground
     -o-o-                x - Your character standing over an item
     --o--                O - The tenth item

Wait a moment! You'll see that the tenth item you dropped on the 
ground is still in your belt. That's because you've just duplicated 
that item in your belt. Well done! 

Pick up the tenth item and then repeat this process as much as you 
want but remember that you can't save these copies or you'll lose 
them as well as the original when you reload the character/game.

 Part 4 - Miscellaneous

Any questions? I'll answer here.

* Blizzard Entertainment for this entertaining game
* CjayC for putting this on GameFAQs

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