Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
BetoCA Aug 1, 2013 @ 10:12pm
STEAM FIX THESE GAMES
Really I want to play them with ease, I don't like having to download files from the internet to fix it.
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Lord Tony Aug 1, 2013 @ 11:25pm 
They are all ♥♥♥♥ing broken for me too.
[C2G] Bruised Angel #hotmess Aug 2, 2013 @ 2:51am 
If you are talking about fullscreen, edit the heretic.conf file located in the base\ directory of your local files. Change ddraw to opengl. Should work fine.
Stevey Aug 2, 2013 @ 5:20am 
they work fine for me
Adechi Aug 2, 2013 @ 7:47am 
Work fine for me
Eerie Aug 2, 2013 @ 10:51am 
You don't need to download anything, I'm running the game on Win8 x64 , all you need to do is change the values of fullscreen and fulldouble to
fullscreen=false
fulldouble=false

in your heretic.conf file. And if the game should not start in full screen (which oddly doesn't happen for me), just press alt+enter and viola!

And more importantly, that applies to most of the old dos id games.
Last edited by Eerie; Aug 2, 2013 @ 10:53am
[C2G] Bruised Angel #hotmess Aug 2, 2013 @ 10:57am 
Originally posted by Eerie:
in your heretic.conf file. And if the game should not start in full screen (which oddly doesn't happen for me), just press alt+enter and viola!

And more importantly, that applies to most of the old dos id games.
If you change ddraw to opengl it should run in fullscreen when you start it. Works with all of the old id games running DOSBox. I've got a few of them, works for everyone of them.

Note: in game.cfg (change "game" to game title).
Last edited by [C2G] Bruised Angel #hotmess; Aug 2, 2013 @ 10:58am
Eerie Aug 2, 2013 @ 10:59am 
Originally posted by Called 2 Grace:
Originally posted by Eerie:
in your heretic.conf file. And if the game should not start in full screen (which oddly doesn't happen for me), just press alt+enter and viola!

And more importantly, that applies to most of the old dos id games.
If you change ddraw to opengl it should run in fullscreen when you start it. Works with all of the old id games running DOSBox. I've got a few of them, works for everyone of them.

Note: in game.cfg (change "game" to game title).

Hm, did u manage to get novert running for Heretic? I can't seem to be able to do it, tho works for every other id games I have.
[C2G] Bruised Angel #hotmess Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:02am 
Originally posted by Eerie:
Originally posted by Called 2 Grace:
If you change ddraw to opengl it should run in fullscreen when you start it. Works with all of the old id games running DOSBox. I've got a few of them, works for everyone of them.

Note: in game.cfg (change "game" to game title).

Hm, did u manage to get novert running for Heretic? I can't seem to be able to do it, tho works for every other id games I have.
Didn't try it. I'm a sucker for games as original as possible, so the most I changed was ddraw to opengl to get a fullscreen working, after that I like it as was released basically. :)
[C2G] Bruised Angel #hotmess Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:03am 
Originally posted by Eerie:
Originally posted by Called 2 Grace:
If you change ddraw to opengl it should run in fullscreen when you start it. Works with all of the old id games running DOSBox. I've got a few of them, works for everyone of them.

Note: in game.cfg (change "game" to game title).

Hm, did u manage to get novert running for Heretic? I can't seem to be able to do it, tho works for every other id games I have.
Not finding novert actually. Try adding it yourself:

novert=true

See if it works. :)
Eerie Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:09am 
Novert is an external script running on it's own, tho it seems compatible with doom and wolfenstein only
[C2G] Bruised Angel #hotmess Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:11am 
Originally posted by Eerie:
Novert is an external script running on it's own, tho it seems compatible with doom and wolfenstein only
Oh I see. Stupid moia.

Should work fine. The Steam version is just a bat script to load up DOSBox. The game runs in DOSBox so should work with it no problem. I added my DeFrag and such to Quake 3 Arena, works like a charm. So I cannot see it being a bad effect on Heretic.If it worked before in DOS, it shouldn't have any issues running now (but if it's a DOS proggy, maybe try running a VM with something like FreeDOS to get it all working nicely). =)
Eerie Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:15am 
Originally posted by Called 2 Grace:
Originally posted by Eerie:
Novert is an external script running on it's own, tho it seems compatible with doom and wolfenstein only
Oh I see. Stupid moia.

Should work fine. The Steam version is just a bat script to load up DOSBox. The game runs in DOSBox so should work with it no problem. I added my DeFrag and such to Quake 3 Arena, works like a charm. So I cannot see it being a bad effect on Heretic.If it worked before in DOS, it shouldn't have any issues running now (but if it's a DOS proggy, maybe try running a VM with something like FreeDOS to get it all working nicely). =)

K, got it to work. Basically if anyone wants not to have mouse moving forwards (only horizontal movement), download novert from the internet, put it in the \base\ catalogue and in the heretic.conf file put those lines:

mount c .\base
c:
novert.com
heretic.exe
exit

under the [autoexec] section. For some reason I've forgot that my script was mounting in another directory.


And btw, I agree about the vanilla game feel for the old id titles (tho I gotta say that skulltag is nice for multiplayer). I'm using novert, because I just like to use the mouse, that was the only thing I felt was missing back in the day.
Last edited by Eerie; Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:18am
[C2G] Bruised Angel #hotmess Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:19am 
Originally posted by Eerie:
Originally posted by Called 2 Grace:
Oh I see. Stupid moia.

Should work fine. The Steam version is just a bat script to load up DOSBox. The game runs in DOSBox so should work with it no problem. I added my DeFrag and such to Quake 3 Arena, works like a charm. So I cannot see it being a bad effect on Heretic.If it worked before in DOS, it shouldn't have any issues running now (but if it's a DOS proggy, maybe try running a VM with something like FreeDOS to get it all working nicely). =)

K, got it to work. Basically if anyone wants not to have mouse moving forwards (only horizontal movement), download novert from the internet, put it in the \base\ catalogue and in the heretic.conf file put those lines:

mount c .\base
c:
novert.com
heretic.exe
exit

under the [autoexec] section. For some reason I've forgot that my script was mounting in another directory.


And btw, I agree about the vanilla game feel for the old id titles (tho I gotta say that skulltag is nice for multiplayer).
Why didn't you pop those lines into the bat script in the top level dir? It's what Bethesda used to mount and run the games. Still, saying that, only way i figured out why it wasnt using the usual dosbox.conf was because of that. =)
Eerie Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:23am 
Originally posted by Called 2 Grace:
Originally posted by Eerie:

K, got it to work. Basically if anyone wants not to have mouse moving forwards (only horizontal movement), download novert from the internet, put it in the \base\ catalogue and in the heretic.conf file put those lines:

mount c .\base
c:
novert.com
heretic.exe
exit

under the [autoexec] section. For some reason I've forgot that my script was mounting in another directory.


And btw, I agree about the vanilla game feel for the old id titles (tho I gotta say that skulltag is nice for multiplayer).
Why didn't you pop those lines into the bat script in the top level dir? It's what Bethesda used to mount and run the games. Still, saying that, only way i figured out why it wasnt using the usual dosbox.conf was because of that. =)

Because there's no real difference tbh and I am editing the .conf files anyway, so I guess that made me want to put everything into 1 file.
Last edited by Eerie; Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:24am
[C2G] Bruised Angel #hotmess Aug 2, 2013 @ 11:24am 
Originally posted by Eerie:
Originally posted by Called 2 Grace:
Why didn't you pop those lines into the bat script in the top level dir? It's what Bethesda used to mount and run the games. Still, saying that, only way i figured out why it wasnt using the usual dosbox.conf was because of that. =)

Because there's no real difference tbh and I am editing the .conf files anyway, so I guess that made me want to put everything into 1 file.
Ah, saveth ze time later on. :)
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