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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0 comments by TheUnbeholden on Aug 24th, 2013

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.

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.

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Fast Heretic v2

Fast Heretic v2

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By The Drake Raider. Just threw together a mod I wanted to make, that made Heretic faster paced. So far I've changed every enemy and weapon found in the...

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NecroDoom v4

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Chaos Uprising

Chaos Uprising

Jan 8, 2015 Prefabs 1 comment

Your man is a mysterious and solitary individual known by all as "The Newcomer", who fled to Parthoris after years of travels and perils to finally find...

Heretic - Curse of D'sparil

Heretic - Curse of D'sparil

Jan 2, 2015 Prefabs 1 comment

An episode 3 replacement for Heretic, playing on the story of Corvus' exile as he was under the curse of D'sparil. Read the back story under "Info" in...



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DESPAIR is a custom WAD for Heretic, and includes a handful of custom enemies, powerups and weapons. What they are, I'll leave the surprise up to you...

War of Sidhe 0.3

War of Sidhe 0.3

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War of the Sidhe is a mutator (a mod that adds no new graphic or sound assets and relies on lump-based manipulation of IWAD assets to create 'new' ones...

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szemi Jun 21 2014, 3:45pm says:

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

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Guest Sep 15 2013, 9:15pm says:

Great multi-player.

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f0u Apr 8 2013, 10:57pm says:

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 Nov 20 2011, 4:31pm says:

The FireMace sucks.

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TwinBeast Nov 9 2012, 9:08pm replied:

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

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Stoudemire15 Jun 25 2011, 6:20am says:

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 Apr 27 2011, 11:20am says:

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

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nose-bLeed Nov 23 2010, 9:18am says:

this game almost same as the Doom 1

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RangerC Mar 8 2011, 11:57am replied:

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

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Heretic II, Released Oct 27, 1998
Hexen II, Released Sep 14, 1997
Hexen, Released Oct 28, 1995
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