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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Hi everyone,

Less than 2 months ago I've said that v2.2b will be the last version for a long time... well, there we are with a new version! It's a small update, but it fix a bug which become really annoying if you often forget a few mods that you want to add and close the mod order window without saving... It also add a few other things (read below the changelog).

Still the project is no longer actively developed, but I will push an update each time a bug is fixed. New features may be added with future relase but are not planned right now.

DML v2.3 Main Window

Changelog 12/04/2020 - v2.3


  • Added "REMOVE" button in the mod load order window, that allows to remove the selected mod without the need to close the window, deselect
    the mod fom the mod list in the main window and click play again (NOTE: preset must be saved in order to keep changes) (Thanks eviltechno for the suggestion)
  • Changed the "REMOVE SELECTED PRESET..." button's text to "DELETE SELECTED PRESET..." to make more clear that you're not just unloading it from DML 2.X (like the other "Remove..." buttons) but you are deleting it from disk.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed bug where all the mods in the mod list will deselect (or revert to the initial preset state) if the mod order window was closed before saving (or updating) the preset. (Thanks Silent-Death for reporting it)

Known bug:

  • GZdoom "Quicksave.sav" files gets saved in the same directory as the dml 2.X executable instead on the gzdoom one.

(This is only the latest version changelog, you can find the full DML version history here)

The Mod Order Window with the new

Supported sourceport


As for this version, the only tested source port are:

FULL COMPATIBILITY:
-GZdoom (v4.3.3), -height and -width do not work due to gzdoom way of handling resolution)
-LZdoom (v3.85)
-Zandronum (3.0)
-Zdoom(2.8.1)
-QZDoom (2.1.0)
-Skulltag(98d)

PARTIAL COMPATIBILITY (Some DML features don't work):
-Chocholate Doom (3.0.0)
-PRBOOM PLUS(2.5.1.4)
-GLBOOM PLUS(2.5.1.4)

(As long as it follows the zdoom command line standard, any engine should work fine)


Thanks for all the support!

-Matteo

P.S. I'm working also on other doom-related projects, keep an eye on my twitter @premo36 where I'm more active.


Doom Mod Loader v2.3



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Check out the project on Github (Beta version and Release Candidate can be found here)!

Github.com


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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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SarnVision
SarnVision

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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Singaporean
Singaporean

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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