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.

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.

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War of Sidhe 0.3
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War of Sidhe 0.3

Dec 3, 2014 Heretic Sprites 1 comment

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...

HereticPLUS
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HereticPLUS

Nov 5, 2014 Heretic Prefabs 1 comment

A randomizer for Heretic. New monsters, weapons, artifacts, props, widescreen hud and is likely to be updated.

Heretic: Legions
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Heretic: Legions

Nov 5, 2014 Heretic Prefabs 1 comment

Heretic: Legions is a monster randomizer for Heretic that uses no new graphics. Keep in mind, this doesn't work with Order & Chaos as of now, but I may...

Smart Scavenger v3.2
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Smart Scavenger v3.2

Oct 13, 2014 Brutal Doom Prefabs 25 comments

Have you even come across an unavoidable large ammo pickup in a narrow hallway or right in front of a switch, and were forced to pick it up, even though...

HYMN: Texture Project Alpha4a
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HYMN: Texture Project Alpha4a

Aug 4, 2014 Heretic Textures 0 comments

Contains many new textures for Heretic, probably going to be updated.

HYMN
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HYMN

Aug 4, 2014 Heretic Singleplayer Map 0 comments

Hymn of the Fallen Lords (HYMN) is a Doomworld community project for Heretic. It is a 9 level episode that features custom textures. HYMN should be compatible...

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Malvado_Zombie[X]
Malvado_Zombie[X] Jan 24 2008, 7:00pm says:

Heretic maybe is a very... very... very... old game of Raven Software but was good game in his age and today some boys play it.

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Dr.Noob
Dr.Noob Apr 21 2006, 9:04pm says:

hexen..i remember playing that when i was 12, but heretic, i remember playing it, but i coundt tell the diffrence.

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hellknight3000
hellknight3000 Jan 30 2006, 6:10pm says:

anyone wanna deathmatch

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Mofohead
Mofohead Feb 28 2005, 3:21am says:

Ha, badass!

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TheDebonairNomad
TheDebonairNomad Nov 28 2004, 8:44am says:
Quote: IM about to remove the second shot, as it spoils the end boss for everyone.

Plus it's a custom wad; don't do that.


I Doubt Anyone would have noticed if you hadn't said anything. :P

+3 votes     reply to comment
leilei
leilei Apr 3 2004, 1:52pm says:

hmm, someones vote gimping this,stupid prepubescents.

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Sajt
Sajt Oct 9 2003, 6:38pm says:

Ah well, not like I'll be able to get to him anyways :P

+2 votes     reply to comment
leilei
leilei Jul 11 2003, 2:06pm says:

IM about to remove the second shot, as it spoils the end boss for everyone.

Plus it's a custom wad; don't do that.

+2 votes     reply to comment
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