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Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Heretic Re-Released as v0.9.3
8:40 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Brad Oliver, known for his work on MacMAME and SMAC series for Westlake Interactive, recently took the time to update one of his former projects, a port of the classic DOS shooter Heretic. When Raven open-sourced the game almost two years ago, Oliver ported it to the Mac, though you still need the PC files to play the full game. After a bit of chiding on Usenet, he was prompted to give this game a new home and a small update. Here's a quick list of changes:

  • Worked around some skanky mouse issues with InputSprocket. Details of the problem and the workaround are in the source code file "mac input.c".
  • Added a workaround for the age-old color 0/255 problem. On the plus side, color ramps and fades no longer have black spots. On the minus side, the video rendering will be a little slower, especially in the high-detail mode.
  • Added a true "mouse look" ability. You can now easily look up and down via the mouse or an analog joystick.

Give Heretic a try if you're looking for some good ol' Doom-like action. Thanks to Brad for all of his work on this and other great projects.

Heretic for Mac Page
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