[Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

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Expect No Mercy
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[Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

Post by Expect No Mercy »

This is my new Heretic Enhancement Mod. The Idea was to create new and better effects for Heretic with the use of GZDoom, while keeping the original vanilla look.
It will improve nearly every aspect of the game.

Merciless Enhancement v1.0
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"This time it's merciless!"


Main feature:
  • - No HD stuff inside! Everything matches the pure vanilla Heretic look of the 90s.
More features:
  • - everything in zscript
    - fake water transparency
    - new fire effects, with smoke and ember
    - some new sounds
    - new blood & gore system (possible new reference in blood mods!) :biggrin:
    - has 550+ brightmaps (maybe biggest use of brightmaps in a mod)
    - footstep sounds for player
    - gargoyle wing sounds
    - most actors tweaked and modded
Possible future additions:
  • - enemy step sounds
    - more ambience stuff
    - script polishing
    ... and becoming the best Heretic enhancement ever! :thumb:
Screenshots:
Spoiler:
Download v1.0: [24/06/2017]
Spoiler:
  • Comments are welcome
Last edited by Expect No Mercy on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: [Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

Post by hoover1979 »

Can you upload videos to show the effects in real time.

As far as enhancements go, Heretic hasn't received much love lately, Hexen 1 has received even less, Strife has received none at all (except a steam re-release). It's always heart warming to see these underrated classics get some more love. :mrgreen:
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Re: [Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

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This actually looks pretty cool. I've also released a mod for Heretic recently but i don't see much interest in this game. I guess all of us are playing Doom.
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Expect No Mercy
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Re: [Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

Post by Expect No Mercy »

hoover1979 wrote:Can you upload videos to show the effects in real time.
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Maybe later I'll do a video of that, but for the moment just download it and have fun, its less than 1 MB in size. :biggrin:
drfrag wrote:This actually looks pretty cool. I've also released a mod for Heretic recently but i don't see much interest in this game. I guess all of us are playing Doom.
That is true. But I decided to do a Heretic mod, cause it's uncommon and maybe unique. Such mods were done for Doom thousand times before.
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Re: [Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

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The off-topic stuff has been split.
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Re: [Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

Post by Wiw »

Hey, this is pretty rad stuff! Looking forward to see Merciless Enhancement for other Doom engine games!
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Re: [Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

Post by Ravick »

I was tolding some friends just a few days ago that it should be more mods to Heretic. Nico work so far, dude! :)

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BTW, "everything in zscript" is a feature?! :lol:
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Re: [Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

Post by Whoah »

Giving this a try. Looks cool! Kinda like Beautiful Doom, but Heretic!
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Re: [Release] Heretic - Merciless Enhancement v1.0

Post by Rudiarius »

my brother in christ is there a way to turn down the ambient fire sounds? The crackling drowns out everything

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