Diablo III Beta Login Screen

Here are some screenshots of the Diablo III Beta login screen, the Options window (Video, Sound, Gameplay, Keyboard). I don’t know about you, but when I see this loading screen I meltdown. It is the long lost fabled city of Ureh. The Light of Lights.

Those who have lived under a rock, this is the city where the events of The Diablo: The Kingdom of Shadow (by Richard A. Knaak) took place, and the debut of … Zayl the Necromancer. Ureh is located within the lands of the Necromancers. You got some homework to do. Either read the novel by purchasing the Diablo Archive, or check the Diablo.wikia.com


Allows you to adjust the following video settings:

  • Window Mode – Full Screen, Windowed Mode (1024×768), Full Screen Windowed
  • Screen Resolution: Several options from 1024×768 to 1920 x 1080 (16:9 Widescreen)
  • Textures Quality – High, Medium
  • Shadow Quality – Off, Low, Medium, High
  • Physics Quality – High, Low
  • FSAA Level
  • Vertical Sync (checkbox)
  • Letterbox (checkbox)
  • Triple Buffering (checkbox)
  • Color Correction (checkbox)
  • Gama (bar)
  • Contrast (bar)
  • Clutter Density (bar)
  • Clutter Distance (bar)


  • Master Volume: 1 to 100
  • Effects Volume: 1 to 100
  • Music Volume: 1 to 100
  • Voice Volume: 1 to 100
  • Ambient Volume: 1 to 100
  • Sound Channels – 1 to 64
  • Subtitles (checkbox)
  • Reverse left/right speakers (good when one is damaged)


The Gameplay window has three tabs: General, ToolTips and Other.

Under General tab are the following checkboxes:

  • Display Damage Numbers
  • Display Critical Damage Numbers
  • Display Defensive Messages
  • Zoom When Inventory is Open (Drop down to the right displays four options)
    • Show Item Labels while held
    • Hides Item Labels while held
    • Toggles Item Labels On/Off
    • Show Item Labels for 10 sec.
  • Autoequip Items
  • Show Item Labels on Drop
  • Show Tutorials
  • Show Destination Pings

Under Other Tab are the following check boxes:

  • Display Injured Monster Health Bars
  • Display Injured Enemy Player Health Bars
  • Display Health Bars for Friendly Players
  • Lock Skills

Except for Lock Skills, all the other three checkboxes have a drop down menu to the right with the identical setting options:

  • Show Health Bars while held
  • Hides Health Bars while held
  • Toggles Health Bars ON/OFF


To assign a new keypress to a game function, move the mouse over the existing key and press the new key to use.

Character Page: H, C
Inventory Page: I, B
Skills Page: S
Quests Page: Q
Journal Page: L
Hireling Page: F
Map Toggle: TAB
Zoom Toggle: Z

There is a reset button to reset back to default.

The Keyboard Window has three Tabs: General, Message Controls and Skill Controls.

The Message Controls Tab has the following options:

  • Console Window: Grave
  • Close All: Space
  • Toggle Sound: CTRL + S
  • Toggle Music: CTRL + M
  • Volume Up: CTRL + EQUALS
  • Volume Down: CTRL + MINUS

The Skill Controls Tab has the following options:

  • Hold Position: LSHIFT
  • Skill 1: 1
  • Skill 2: 2
  • Skill 3: 3
  • Skill 4: 4
  • Skill 5: 5
  • Toggle Injured Monster HP: V
  • Toggle Enemy Player HP: N
  • Toggle Friendly Player HP: Not Set/Not Set
  • Toggle Item Labels: LMENU /RMENU

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