Heretic was the first game to use the Doom engine outside of id. Produced by John Romero in cooperation of Raven Software, Heretic promises to be a great fantasy blastfest in a package! Fight off Gargoyles, Golems, Wraiths and Weredragons with your Dragonclaw, Phoenix rod, Hellstaff and Firemace! This game also introduces a new item system that's become a general must for most games, using with the familiar bracket keys. Items include Wings of Wrath, Polymorph Egg, Chaos Device, Disc of Repulsion, and everyone's favorite Tome of Power, that supercharges your weapons!

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Greetings, folks.
I recently read a story that can like to all fans of the world HeXen and Cronos.
Then I include the article, and Here the original source.

Heretic and Hexen liberated!
by Matt Lee Contributions

After several years of trying, members of the Doom community have succeeded in getting the source code to Heretic and its sequel, Hexen to be re-released as free software under the GNU General Public License.

Sourceforge.net

For those of you who've never heard of these games, here's what we have to look forward to in the near future:

In Heretic, three brothers have used their immense magical powers to turn the seven kings of Parthoris into mindless puppets. However, a group of elves are immune to the brothers' spells and had no allegiance to any of the seven kings and are thus declared as heretics and a campaign of genocide is launched against them.

In the sequel, Hexen, a new feature is the choice of character class. Players may choose to play as a fighter, cleric, or mage. Each character has unique weapons and physical characteristics, lending an additional degree of variety and replayability to the gameplay. It also introduces the concept of "hub" levels to the series, wherein the player travels back and forth between central hub levels and connected side levels.

The source code for the Doom engine was released under the GPL in 1999. Although Doom was originally created for MS-DOS, the original source release was for the subsequent GNU/Linux version.

The original purpose of source ports was cross-platform compatibility, but shortly after the release of the Doom source, programmers were correcting old, unaddressed Doom bugs and deficiencies in their own source ports, and later on added more source code features to add new game features and alter gameplay. Doom source ports have been created to allow Doom to run on many different platforms including handheld consoles, the OLPC and various cellphones.

Doom has already been ported to the Neo FreeRunner.

Thanks to everyone in the community for their on-going efforts to see these games released as free software, and thanks to Raven Software for finally doing the right thing.

Terra Incognita v4

Terra Incognita v4

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The story so far: (My intend with the plot is for it to take place after Heretic 2 and all) Corvus has been asked by the Sidhean council to investigate...

Twisted

Twisted

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Twisted is a 45-level megawad for Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders. 27 levels are for single player (with 4 player cooperative support) and 18 levels...

Heretics of DooM PublicBeta UP1

Heretics of DooM PublicBeta UP1

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"Hell isn't the only place through the UAC gates . . ." Hard luck has brought you to the Realm of Chaos, where battle has been waged since time immemorial...

Fast Heretic v3.1

Fast Heretic v3.1

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All monsters and weapons should work correctly now. If some peeps could tell me what they thought, I'd be pretty psyched. If I do another version, it'll...

Heretic Diablo hud

Heretic Diablo hud

HUDs 1 comment

Made by A.Gamma. kind of fits the gamestyle, however some of the weapons are a bit far from the hud, theres a small space beetween.

Heretic Widescreen hud

Heretic Widescreen hud

HUDs 1 comment

hud made by hellser. tested on gzdoom, took the shot myself. hf

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Guest
Guest

How to play it now a days in iMac, IOS?

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szemi
szemi

I love this game! :D I remember playing this.

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Guest
Guest

Great multi-player.

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f0u
f0u

I wonder why Heretic, Hexen, Blood & Shadow Warrior died... These 4 were AS GOOD as Doom, but only Doom survived... Give me a remake for any of them with same levels, remastered, modern graphics, extra episodes & some new content... THEN I'll be please to spend money on a video game. Series like Call of Duty are definitely not for me.

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SamVision
SamVision

The FireMace sucks.

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TwinBeast
TwinBeast

I had a dream about the Firemace last night and it rocks!

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Stoudemire15
Stoudemire15

To all the fans wanted to remake this game go ahead if not, I will pay $5000 to anyone to developing that.

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DEAD_FiSH
DEAD_FiSH

Iron Lich gives me creeps to this very day!
I love Heretic.

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nose-bLeed
nose-bLeed

this game almost same as the Doom 1

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RangerC
RangerC

^^^^^^ Guy above me is a ****** ^^^^^^
Heretic was awesome. Keep it up Raven.

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