Ok I don't know why you people insist on this stupid stuff. It's not worth it. Instead go to http://www.fileradar.net/files/view/Diablo-2-Lord-of-Destruction_Zonfire99-Hero-Editor-works-on-v-1.12/4596 (copy and paste or you'll get it wrong)and click the one link that says Zonfire 99. Download it and open it up. It should have several options click open and go into the place where your data is stored (usually in the main c drive under program files) and you can change your character's level, gold, hp, mana, strength, vitality, armor defense, you can make non-socketed items socketed, you can copy items and make several of them, and the only thing you can't do is change damage by your weapon. But you can change the "add damage" too. HOPE THIS HELPED AND HAVE FUN! Oh one more thing, it doesnt work on battle.net!
Okay you gotta be in the second act to do it. Since it is a place you can return to, it is great for money.
At the end of act 2 you have to go into the arcane sanctuary, to slay the summoner. If you come back later on,infinitely (after you save and exit and reload the game of course) the dungeon restocks itself with monsters (and the summoner as well) Keep coming back clearing it out and reaping the benefits. I maxed out that amount of the money the stash could hold in under 2 trips to the sanctuary. Believe me, it works and it's a quick way to get yourself rich!!
Take any shield with three sockets and stick perfect Diamonds in it or if you are just starting out any diamonds you find and it will protect you from all magical damage! Poison, fire, lightning, and Ice. What it does is it adds to the resistance to magical damage from all the above
Alright, while your playing the game, at any time, just hit enter and type in /players x where is x is any number, if the number is above 8, it will automatically be set to 8, if the number is under(0 for example) it will automatically be set to 1.
First buy lots of scrolls of the portal. Next go to a place with lots of items like Trisma. Then kill enemies and get their items. Next warp back to town fix them unidentify them and sell them and thats how you do it.