Diablo 3 Options Menu - Video, Sound, Account


NOTE: If you are playing Diablo 3 on a low end computer, or a system that can barely run it,  and want tips on what settings to choose so that you can play, see the section: 

Settings for low end systems

Display Mode

Allows you to change the primary display mode of the game to Fullscreen, Windowed, or Windowed (Fullscreen). Windowed modes may cause a drop in performance.

Available options: Fullscreen, Windowed, Fullscreen Windowed



Higher resolution will result in increased clarity, but this greatly affects performance. Choose a resolution that matches the aspect ration of your monitor

Available options include: 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x720 (16:9 Widescreen), 1280x768 (16:10 Widescreen), 1280x800 (16:10 Widescreen), 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1366x768 (16:9 Widescreen), 1600x1024(16:10 Widescreen), 1680x1050 (16:10 Widescreen), 1920x1080 (16:9 Widescreen)

Letter Box

Display in widescreen aspect ration regardless of screen resolution


Vertical Sync

Synchronizes your framerate to some fraction of your monitor's refresh rate. Enable this if you see excessive screen tearing in game.


Max Foreground FPS

Enable this option to limit and adjust maximum framerate while running in the foreground

Range: 15 - 200

Max Background FPS

Enable this option to limit and adjust the maximum framerate while running in the background

Range: 1 - 200


Adjust brightness for optimal viewing.

You can calibrate the Gamma.

Gammas is disabled while in windowed mode. Switch to fullscreen mode to enable Gamma.

Texture Quality:

Determines the clarity and size of textures used throughout the game. Higher texture quality will result in more detail, But it requires more video memory. Texture Quality relies on your total video memory (VRAM).

Low: 256MB

High: 512MB

Shadow Quality

Controls both the method and quality of shadows. Decreasing this may greatly improve performance.

Off: No Shadows

Medium: Low-resolution terrain shadows, high-resolution dynamic shadows for entire scene.

High: High-resolution dynamic shadows for entire scene.

Physics Quality:

Determines the realism of colliding objects and gravity. Physics Quality relies on your computer's processor (CPU).

Low: 75% reduction

High: No reduction

Clutter Density

Ground Clutter controls the density and the distance at which ground clutter items, like grass and foliage are placed. Decrease to improve performance.

Off: No Clutter

Low: Short distance at which clutter items are placed with low density

Medium: Medium distance at which clutter items are placed with medium density

High: High distance at which clutter items are placed with high density


Fullscreen Anti-Aliasing helps soften model edges. Disabling this may improve performance.


Low FX:

Reduces the number of rendered particle system effects. Checking this may greatly improve performance.

Diablo 3 Options Menu


If your computer can barely run Diablo 3, set the video options as follows:

Display: Fullscreen 


Letterbox - Uncheck

Vertical Sync - Uncheck

Max Foreground FPS - 15

Max Background FPS - 1

Texture Quality - Low

Shadow Quality - Off

Physics - Low

Clutter Density - Off

Anti Aliasing - Off

Low FX - On




Enable Sound

Enables of disables all sound.


Master Volume

This controls the volume of all sounds in the game

Range: 0 (Muted) to 100 (Loudest)

Effects Volume

Adjusts the sound effect volume

Range: 0 - 100

Music Volume

Adjusts the background music volume

Range: 0 - 100

Voice Volume

Adjusts the voice dialog volume

Range: 0 - 100

Ambient Volume

Adjusts the ambient sound volume

Range: 0 - 100


Reverse Left/ Right Speakers

Swap the sound coming from the left and right speakers


Sound Channels

Adjust the number of sound channels used

Options: Lowest (16). Low (32), Medium (64), High (128)


Cinematic Subtitles

Display subtitles during cinematic cutscenes


Quest Dialog Subtitles

Display quest dialog in chat bubbles during in -game scripted sequences


Show Quest Dialog in Chat

Output all quest dialog to chat window





Language Selection

Select which language you would like to use

Server Region Selection

Select which region you would like to play in. If logged in, you must log out and back in for this change to take effect

Regions include: The Americas, Europe, Asia

Auction House

Real Money Auction House Currency

Select which currency type you would like to use in the Real Money Auction House

Options here are only available after login


Bottom Buttons:

DEFAULTS - Reset all options to their defaults

APPLY - Apply all new options

ACCEPT - Accept the options

CANCEL - Undo and revert to the previously saved options. 

Comments (11)

Said this on 5-7-2012 At 10:29 pm

diablo 3 beta not supports it says video card not supports iam using intel4chipset family how i update to play diablo3 please tell me 

William Hooper
Said this on 5-15-2012 At 04:04 pm

You need to get a graphic card that isn't the chip on your motherboard which is the intel family chip u currently are using. If you have it installed maybe you need to run the drivers.

Said this on 5-16-2012 At 04:23 pm

Hey Aslam,

Did you find a fix for your problem?? because I just downloaded the game today and it is telling me the same thing....

Said this on 1-19-2013 At 11:41 am

ok first you need to go to your documents the find folder called diablo 3 then go into d3prefs then find hardware class then set it to 1 the go into the launcher of diablo 3 and when it tells you that you video card isnt supported press esc on your keyboard and the game will launch have fun

Said this on 5-15-2012 At 12:52 pm

Can my laptop run diablo 3: it has a 1.9GHZ Processor?

Said this on 5-16-2012 At 07:24 am

I did a system requirements test on the web and only my CPU failed to meet the minimum requirements, according to the test. Will I really not be able to run the game?

Said this on 5-20-2012 At 11:49 am

everyone with an intel chipset learn how to google. heres the fix http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5151265737

Said this on 5-22-2012 At 12:06 pm

I am using an AMD C-50 dual-core processor 1.0ghz and Raedeon HD 6250  graphics. Would I be able to run the game or would it be impossible? 

Said this on 5-30-2012 At 04:06 pm

 Inside the folder libraries/documents/diablo III 
there is a file named "d3prefs.txt". Open it.
- DisableTrilinearFiltering "1" (from 0 to 1)
- HardwareClass "1" (from 0 to 1)
Save the file and close it.
When you launch the game, you will still get the same
 “Unsupported graphics card” error that pops up. Press esc
 and the game will load.
 Inside the folder libraries/documents/diablo III there is a file named "d3prefs.txt". Open it.
Change:- DisableTrilinearFiltering "1" (from 0 to 1)- HardwareClass "1" (from 0 to 1)
Save the file and close it.When you launch the game, you will still get the same “Unsupported graphics card” error that pops up. Press esc and the game will load.


worked for me i have  intel4chipset family

Said this on 7-14-2012 At 08:38 pm

Could my Dell Imspiron run Diablo 3??

Anthony Gonzalez
Said this on 10-18-2012 At 09:39 am

The framrate trick really worked. I have an HP2000 the graphics card is great just the cpu is low and before this lowest settings didn't touch framrate option, it lagged especially when clans are close i just changed the frame rate to 15 and 1 and its smooth as butter and the resolution stayed the same 1366x766 awesome hint! Thanks now i can play again.

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