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.
Tips & Specs:
Mint 18.3 64-bit
GZDoom 3.3.1 64-bit
Go to: https://zdoom.org/downloads
Download Ubuntu (64-bit)
Save gzdoom_3.3.1_amd64.deb to your desktop
Click "Install Package"
Run GZDoom at least once
Error explains where your .wad files need to reside
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
Navigate to: /home/username/.config/gzdoom
Note: replace username with your Linux login
Downloading Brutal Heretic
Go to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/34ioe26n7861d5o/BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3?dl=0
Click "Direct Download"
Save BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3 to /home/username/.config/gzdoom
Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
Test Brutal Heretic with this command:
Code:gzdoom -file BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3
When Heretic launches, press ESC to see the Brutal Heretic RPG menu
Go to "Set video mode"
Set widescreen and resolution modes
Note: Go to Display Options to set lighting, effects, etc
Brutal Heretic shortcut
Open a text editor
type:Save and closeCode:#!/bin/sh gzdoom -file BrutalHereticRPG_V2.pk3
Right-click the shortcut
Click the thumbnail
Navigate to the thumbnail of your choice
Open the thumbnail
Double-click your shortcut to run Brutal Heretic
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.