Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders

released in 1996 by Raven Software published by id Software
  • ZDoom All PC + Brutal Heretic RPG mod version last published 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    This script will facilitate you install of this game on Linux OS:
    "HERETIC" all PC version using GZDoom Lutris runner with "Brutal Heretic RPG" mod.
    During install please let all options by default.
    Thanks to the people who helped us play this game in the best conditions on Linux platform.
    - During install, you will need to provide:
    -- "HERETIC.WAD" file from "HERETIC" PC game
    -- "Brutal Heretic RPG" mod available for download at https://nzdoom.net/showthread.php?tid=3
    - To play "Heretic" vanilla, just clear all "PWAD files" list from Lutris "Game Options" tab
    - Please report issue concerning this script on my Github page:
    https://github.com/legluondunet/MyLittleLutrisScripts
  • ZDoom All PC + Neural texture pack version last published 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    This script will facilitate you install of this game on Linux OS:
    "HERETIC" all PC version using GZDoom Lutris runner with "Heretic Neural texture pack" mod.
    During install please let all options by default.
    Thanks to the people who helped us play this game in the best conditions on Linux platform.
    - During install, you will need to provide:
    -- "HERETIC.WAD" file from "HERETIC" PC game
    -- "Heretic Neural texture pack" mod available at https://www.moddb.com/addons/heretic-neural-texture-pack
    - To play "Heretic" vanilla, just clear all "PWAD files" list from Lutris "Game Options" tab
    - Please report issue concerning this script on my Github page:
    https://github.com/legluondunet/MyLittleLutrisScripts
  • ZDoom Native version last published 2 years, 8 months ago
    The original file WAD has to be zipped.
  • Linux Native + Steam data (64bit) version last published 6 years ago
  • Steam Proton version last published 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • ZDoom ZDoom Runner + Steam + HiRes version last published 1 year, 2 months ago
    This version of Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders includes the Brutal Heretic RPG mod, HiRes textures, and HD music.
    Information about the HiRes files can be found here: https://forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=68735

Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders is the expanded version of the original Heretic retail release with the addition of two new episodes. This gives Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders a total of five episodes compared to the original Heretic's three episodes (and a single episode for the shareware release). Owners of the original Heretic are able to download a free patch which will update the game to the Shadow of the Serpent Riders' full five episodes.

Your world has been ravaged by the three Serpent Riders from the Abyss. Afterwards two of the Riders have left, while one, D'Sparil remains to oversee the oppression. It is your duty, as the Heretic, to destroy this demon.

Heretic is the first game in the Heretic/Hexen franchise. Here begins Raven's tradition of taking id's latest game engines, improving on them, and using them in a fantasy game.

For Heretic, the Doom engine was used. The Raven team enhanced the engine with the addition of an inventory system, the ability to look up and down, and the ability to fly, along with some lesser features such as powerful wind currents. Not counting the inventory, the core gameplay that made Doom such a hit remained the same.

  • Genre: FPS
  • Platform: Linux, Windows

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