Windows - 1998
Also available on: Mac
Description of Heretic II Windows
Darkness has descended upon Parthoris again. I fear that this time there shall be no one to lift the damp veil that has blanketed my beautiful homeland. The plague struck quickly, and it was not until too many were infected that anyone took notice of the creeping death. Now, city streets are filled with the noxious green plague vapors that cause insanity and then death to any that are unfortunate enough to inhale it. Most are warped and twisted into a blood-crazed rage that drives them to assault nearly any that they encounter. My people have fared better than the Sidhe, but even those noble beings have regressed into mindless barbarism. Perhaps I will be able to find some means to cure this terrible nemesis that has befallen my homeland. If not, I fear all will be lost.
In Heretic II, you're Corvus, an elf-type-man. After killing the Serpent Rider in Heretic, Corvus returns from his banishment to Silverspring, your home, where he finds that a mysterious plague has swept the land of Parthoris, taking the sanity of those it does not kill. Corvus, the protagonist of the first game, is forced to flee his hometown of Silverspring after the infected attack him, but not before he is infected himself. The effects of the disease are held at bay in Corvus’ case because he holds one of the Tomes of Power, but he still must find a cure before he succumbs.
His quest leads him through the city and swamps to a jungle palace, then through a desert canyon and insect hive, followed by a dark network of mines and finally to a castle on a high mountain where he finds an ancient Seraph named Morcalavin. Morcalavin is trying to reach immortality using the seven Tomes of Power, but he uses a false tome, as Corvus has one of them. This has caused Morcalavin to go insane and create the plague.
Besides being able to run, jump, swim and having a lot more other acrobatic skills, Corvus has also some special tricks up his sleeve. In critical situations he can rely on a wide range of magical equipment. The game offers you nine attack and six defensive weapons and spells all of which have their special properties. You can restore the life and magic power (mana) you spend during the game by collecting different magic items you will find on your way.
"Heretic II.iso zipped" Is the full CD Version of Heretic II. A (Bootable HERETIC_II CD install.iso) of the game with all "Mods, maps, textures, skins, models, skys, etc... provided in the download links below.
*Mods: (Siege, THF, Tmod, Grinbots, Skullhunters, and instagib, etc...). Read all the install instructions.
Checkout some of the "Heretic II Multiplayer Map photos (640x480)" in the map photo folder provided.
How to play Heretic II Windows
Some advice on running Heretic 2 on modern systems can be found here: http://www.wsgf.org/dr/heretic-ii/en. The Heretic II Enhancement Pack v1.07 is available in the downloads.
Detailed instructions for playing Heretic 2, using the large ISO version, is provided in the downloads.
Comments and reviews
Corvus 2018-11-25 1 point
Installing Heretic II on Windows XP/Vista and Windows 7,8,10.
Here is what you need to do...
Here is the "CloneCD" Copy of the "Heretic II CD-ROM"... and the files you need to burn a "bootable Heretic II CD-ROM.
*image files included: (IMAGE.ccd, IMAGE.cue, IMAGE.img, IMAGE.sub).
1) First Install CloneCD 126.96.36.199 Final. Copy the "Key.CloneCD" to the "CloneCD" directory and click on it to register "clonecd" and then restart your computer.
2) Copy the "tmp" folder found in the "CloneCD heretic II image files to "C:\TMP
(image files are 792mbs).
This is all the info you need to burn a "bootable Heretic II CD-ROM so you do not have to worry about getting that "no disk in drive message"
and use any Monitor Resolution found in the Monitor Resolutions folder, and listen to music when playing the game.
3) Start clonecd. Click on file /write from file. Browse to the tmp folder... "C:\TMP\IMAGE.ccd". Insert a "blank cd-rom" disk and click next and you are done.
4) Now you got a working Heretic II CD_ROM and it will play music.
Heretic II INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Windows XP/Vista and Windows 7,8,10 follow the install instrucions found below.
1. place cd in drive
2. close any auto-run things
3. Explore the folder "bin" on the cd and run Demo32.exe
4. It will ask for a file to open, select bin/H2_Setup.dbd
5. run the setup and you are done installing.
*Note: To listen to the Music you must turn "CD Music On" in the "Game Menu/sound settings directory".
Note: "Heretic II CD-ROM" must be in the" CD-ROM Drive" in order to "listen to music".
To play the game use compatability mode Windows XP Service Pack2, 8bit 256 colors.
*IMPORTANT: If you want to pre-installed download for Heretic II (H2), you can download it from this link:
*Note: Included in the zip (maps, textures, skies, skins, models, sounds, and the (Mods -Emod,THF and Tmod)- (972MB).
And in case you didn't get them... Here are "34 new maps" for Heretic II compiled into one zip file.
size: 76.6 MB
download link: "https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pjE5UhRi3yrTnrMH61I3lwNgSf1vVOnl/view?usp=sharing"
Heretic II Webtool v1.0 ---- This is a GameSpy3D fix for Heretic II online Multiplayer that still works. (11/11/2018)
Heretic II Update Files:
1) Heretic II Enhancement Pack v1.06
3) Video Monitor Resolution fixes
The game was originally made for Windows 95/98. The "win2kserverfix" updates the original Quake.dll so that it works
with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7/10.
You need to set your compatability settings to Windows XP service pack 2 /8bit. (256 color) and allow through the firewall.
To play the game use compatability mode Windows XP service pack 2 /8bit. (256 color) or "run the compatability troubleshooter.
If you have problems with a higher Video settings then use 1024x728 full screen. Also, turn on paletted textures.
If you have problems with sound then set it to default sound.
* Configuration file setup:
Once you are ready to play online multipplayer start the game, bring down the console window
using the "~" key and type the following and press enter for each...
name - type the name you wish to use.
set cd_nocd 1 - In your base/config folder if you do not have the cd-rom and are using "win2kserverfix" or "heretic2.v106-1280x1024-video.tweak" (final) included.
type: savecfg and press enter (to save your changes).
savecfg (to save your changes). These settings can be added manually in your playing config file as well.
fov: Can be set from 90-150 whichever is best to you ex: type fov 100 and then savecfg.
Spirit Shrine Official Heretic II Walkthrough with photos. (English).
Crow 2018-11-25 0 point Windows version
Just downloaded Heretic II, I bought this game years ago and never managed to finish it, I guess I may have another chance :-)
Bob Marley 2018-10-07 0 point
Running into a blade match server and treating everyone like a free for all was hilarious in the old days
eww34445 2018-08-29 1 point Windows version
One problem I that I had getting it to run, was that after following the directions, it just wouldn't open at all.
I found someone mentioning that it needed to be near C:, but I had it about 6 folders deep. As soon as I moved the folder, it worked great.
Here is where I found that mentioned:
AAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH 2018-08-24 2 points
Everything is where it should be
Start tutorial model
"Heretic II must be in CD drive to play"
Does anyone know how to get around this please?
Red_Fist 2018-05-01 -1 point Windows version
I played Heretic but not sure I played Heretic 2. Using win7 pro 64 bit, Intel i7. I only installed the non enhanced version, but ran the 3DFX driver from it and got it to work quite well. The only problem is running a saved game after you quit the game. It will run the saved game if I stay in the game.
However, if you have the "Entering" a level that it saves, will run, after I do that I then run my old saved game. I cannot get the enhanced version to run at all, it exits right away.
ggggg 2018-02-19 0 point Windows version
it opens and everything i am so close but it pops up all gray and says textures not found
midnightrizer 2018-02-18 -2 points
windows 10 does not have ME 98 Compatibility mode those are 16 bit systems not even xp compat mode which is 32 bit geez people most of these old games wIll not touch windows 10 period. run a xp computer and use compat mode for 98 but do not expect windows 10 to help you and if you have 64 bit forget it you are SOL
Sport 2017-09-03 1 point Windows version
For just patches for Heretic II you need both of these below. One is the Enhancement packv1.06 which can be found on "FilePlanet for Heretic II game. The other patch was more of an Windows XP-Windows 10 "quake2.dll" fix for playing on other Windows versions other than Windows 95, which is what everyone used when the game first came out.
win2kserverfix.zip (The orginal fix for Heretic II) or the "H2 1440x900" fix for Heretic II under Windows XP (service pack2) settings for compability mode.
There are still "Heretic II" forums on "Facebook" that have been around for ages where you can post your questions.
dekent 2017-08-26 1 point Windows version
Some may hate the fact that this is 3d when its predecessor was an fps, but I have unbelievably fond memories of running around in godmode and obliterating all kinds of monsters. Would recommend.
josh j 2017-04-16 -2 points
played a demo of this few years back ran ok on 7.
very odd not much of a sequel more an arbitrary evolutionary spin off.
the hexen sequel was not very good either but at least was more inline.
all pretty lame heretic was a good fps classic deserves a better lineage.
RajAgni 2016-11-26 3 points
This is the best game of the Heretic/Hexen saga.
It would be awesome if some day they lauch heretic 3
Wanwo 2016-11-25 2 points Windows version
Works great on Win10 64 bit!
Here's some detailed instructions if you're having trouble.
1. Download the main file and fix file to the desktop. Get the manual file too (good lore in there).
2. These are zip files. They might just unzip when you click on them. If they don't get a unzip program like WINRar. Unzip them to the desktop.
3. In the main file, drill down and you'll see two files, a large mdf file and a small mds file. You need to mount the small mds file. I use Daemon Tools Lite. It's a matter of opening Daemon Tools Lite, and I choose 'Quick Mount', point to the small mds file and click Open. That file is now mounted as a drive in My Computer.
4. Open My Computer and you'll see the Heretic II as a drive. Right Click = Open.
5. Go into the 'setup' folder and you'll see the SETUP (application file). Click on that and the game will install.
6. After installation and before you play the game, install the fix. This comes from the other zip file. It's a single file called quake2.dll. Extract the file and place it in the directory in which you installed the game on your C drive (or wherever). If you chose the default it will probably be
C:Program Files (x86)Heretic II
Windows will ask you if you wish to replace the existing file of the same name Yes
Game runs perfectly.
theheretic 2016-10-20 4 points Windows version
Game works on windows 10. Just make sure to use the fix and run this in compatibillity mode with windows 98/me also make sure to run this with administration rights.
npatel 2016-07-04 -6 points Windows version
There is no installer or an .exe file in this huge download, it has just 2 files in a zip folder. These files are .mdf extension and it does not run at all.
WildBluntHickok 2015-12-05 1 point Windows version
Fix doesn't work (windows 8.1). Is it region-specific? Because I'm using my physical disc rather than downloading the disc image.
newgamer 2015-12-03 0 point Windows version
hi , The fix basically has a quake dll file . I have nowhere to 'replace' any file. and it says it is not compatible with 64 . what to do..?
Tyreael 2015-10-07 4 points Windows version
Hi, i'm on Seven 64 and it's works perfectly. Don't just run the automatic installer.
Go in Heretic II Setup Setup.exe
And the installation will works.
OUTraged 2015-08-12 -18 points Windows version
wtf....it doesnt even look like Heretic at all. Not to mention its third person and not first person. Why did they butcher the sequels to these? Even Hexen 2 was terribly made. Hexen 2 just looked like a Quake mod, it had the exact same gfx as Quake. So bad....I wouldn't be caught dead playing this disgrace.
D 2015-07-19 0 point Windows version
Thanks working on W 7 64
If it Crashes on you watch the intro do Not Skip it
ps you might want to change your screen settings on your windows
Sport 2015-07-15 0 point Windows version
Does running in Compatibility Mode and, or, with Aministration rights when installing help?
camel 2015-06-08 1 point Windows version
Works perfectly on Windows 8.1 64bit.
You just need to keep in mind that you also need to apply the fix for Windows to play. You can download the fix with the instalation files.
After installing Heretic 2 unpack the folder containing the fix for playing on Windows inside the instalation directory of Heretic 2. When it asks if you want to replace the current files with the new ones press yes and you are good to go.
Heretic 2 is an awesome game. Have fun.
dogpuke 2015-05-21 3 points Windows version
Get an error says that it won't run in Windows 8.1 64-bit
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