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Brutal Heretic Guide

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  • by booman, Apr 20, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    Heretic is the classic FPS made by RavenSoft in 1994 after ID Software had so much success with Doom. Now you can play Heretic with a new graphics engine sporting high resolutions, new sound effects, animations and RPG elements. Brutal Heretic truly revives the nostalgia of the 90's and breathes some new life into slaying Gargoyles and Golems.

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    Tips & Specs:

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    GZDoom 3.3.1 64-bit
    BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3

    Go to: https://zdoom.org/downloads
    Download Ubuntu (64-bit)
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    Save gzdoom_3.3.1_amd64.deb to your desktop
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    Double-click gzdoom_3.3.1_amd64.deb
    Click "Install Package"
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    Run GZDoom at least once
    Error explains where your .wad files need to reside
    Click Exit
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    Download the original Heretic
    Make the zipped download hs "heretic.wad"

    Note: Heretic is not abandonware, but is still provided on some websites for free

    Open the zipped Heretic download
    Select "heretic.wad"
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to: /home/username/.config/gzdoom
    Click Extract
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    Note: replace username with your Linux login

    Success
    Click Quit
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    Downloading Brutal Heretic

    Go to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/34ioe26n7861d5o/BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3?dl=0
    Click "Download"
    Click "Direct Download"
    Save BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3 to /home/username/.config/gzdoom
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    Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
    Test Brutal Heretic with this command:
    Code:
    gzdoom -file BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3
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    When Heretic launches, press ESC to see the Brutal Heretic RPG menu
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    Click Options
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    Go to "Set video mode"
    Set widescreen and resolution modes
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    Note: Go to Display Options to set lighting, effects, etc

    Brutal Heretic shortcut

    Open a text editor
    type:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    gzdoom -file BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3
    Save and close
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    Right-click the shortcut
    Click Properties
    Click the thumbnail
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    Navigate to the thumbnail of your choice
    Open the thumbnail
    Click Close
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    Double-click your shortcut to run Brutal Heretic
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    Conclusion:
    Brutal Heretic runs perfectly in Linux with GZDoom. Its very optimized and bundles a whole lot of new features that make Heretic more intense. Co-op works as well with some GZDoom commands in your script.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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