Focus on melee combat (nerf range, boost melee dmg, alter monster dmg/behavior, add blocking (stun monsters), shield deflect projectiles, push backs).

  • 15x weapons with alt fires, and R'eloads.
  • 3x "grenades" (quick keys)
  • slower run speed
  • Tweaked some pickups and artifacts (quick use keys).
  • include Neural hiRes textures without actors (to avoid resolution dissonance with new animations),
  • new monster death/wound/melee/pain animation
  • smooth animations [12 frame walk]
  • include PY weapon wheel (set on Capslock in options)
  • include Fullscreeen Status Bar mod (turn on in HUD options)
  • randomize door keys (pick random 3 of 6 colors, at start of each map)


    Bitter is .pk3 mod for GZDoom, it doesnt work with Zandronum.
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Bitter Heretic

Bitter Heretic

Full Version 3 comments

i spend few weekends playing random maps from Obsidian. And i tweak few things... hope for the better :-P there are no new assets. Just modified values.

Bitter Heretic - darkness and dynamic lights

Bitter Heretic - darkness and dynamic lights

Full Version 8 comments

this update add lots of dynamic lights (sorry guys with potato pc). Its design to play with darkmodz (included inside zip file). So its dark everywhere...

Bitter Heretic

Bitter Heretic

Full Version 6 comments

improve running (when press shift) sword has areal attack mace, hammer, staff has autoaim for melee attack. add music collection of Yuki Mikazuki add...

Bitter Heretic: Melee combat emphasise

Bitter Heretic: Melee combat emphasise

Full Version 4 comments

Focus on melee combat. 15x weapons with alt fires, and R'eloads. new monster death/wound/melee/pain animation. smooth walk animations. Bitter is .pk3...

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VanStrangle
VanStrangle - - 5 comments

This mod looks great, but sadly when I drop the pk3 file in GZDoom it gives me an error:
"R_InstallSprite: Sprite MNTR frame A is missing rotations"

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Łagi Creator
Łagi - - 174 comments

MNTR A are maulotaur sprites from vanilla heretic. I just thought that you maybe was trying to launch the mod without the heretic wad game?

You should use ZDL3.11, setup path to gzdoom and heretic.wad
and then put .pk3.

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plazma82
plazma82 - - 71 comments

wen you go to the next level you loose your weapons? or am i doing something wrong?

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Łagi Creator
Łagi - - 174 comments

yes, all doom (heretic) levels are design for pistol start.

its much better to play this way. The joy of finding weapons occur multiple times. You are not overpowered for level challange.

i add options to turn off wand start in menu, if you dont like it.

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teztez
teztez - - 356 comments

Can you add some support companions?like orkes or fairies or witch.It would be cool.

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Łagi Creator
Łagi - - 174 comments

i do not have assets for them. But most important, i do not have a will to do it.

you can find rats (sometimes) in barrels as an ally.

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teztez
teztez - - 356 comments

Well your mode is great,i hope you work on some improvement.I mean its the only mode for Heretic i found worth playing,this and HeXeReTiC Fantasy.Seriously there are no modes for heretic out there.But Doom 2 has thousands of modes.

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Łagi Creator
Łagi - - 174 comments

i make a new version on forum zdoom. some time ago (11 sept 2021). But there is not too much new feature (the new blocking animation with wand is maybe the biggest novelty).

with Bitter I more or less achieve what i want. There are stuff i wish i could add, but its a lots of work (or learining how to do it).

do you have some of your ideas how to improve Bitter Heretic? Something you wish were added?

you mention allies, but with allies problem is:
-bitter just change gameplay, it doesnt change maps (how would you add companion, as a item that you pick up and use? like Maulotaur summon in Hexen? even if i would need to replace some existing item on map for that)
-i dont have resource for allies (sprites), this is the biggest chunk of work to do really
-i have no clue how to make working ally AI - unless the rats level of AI is sufficient in your opinion.

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teztez
teztez - - 356 comments

sorry,I dont have any idea about mod making.If you dont know how to implement ally AI,then i guess there is not much to do here.Its a cool mode regardless.

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Pale_Navigator
Pale_Navigator - - 89 comments

Love this mod. Been on my vacation for the last few days, giving Heretic a complete run through with Bitter coupled with Corruption Cards. It's Excellent.

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