Heretic & Hexen series - Patches and Tools

Here you can find downloadable patches and utility programs to use with the Heretic and Hexen games.


Heretic & Hexen vanilla visuals mod for ZDoom/Zandronum
This is a small mod that "fixes" most changed translucency effects and decals in ZDoom ports back to a more vanilla-like appearance. One PK3 works for both Heretic and Hexen.


Deathkings of the Dark Citadel official patch
This is an official patch to fix the Deathkings of the Dark Citadel expansion pack for Hexen. Notably, it makes the MUS tracks play correctly.

FunDuke's Heretic downgrade patch
This patch will turn your Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders (v1.3) back into Heretic v1.0. Why? One reason would be to use mods that rely on an HHE patch expecting an older version. Or, perhaps you just pine for the old Gerald Brom title picture.

Unofficial Heretic patch by vv, v4.0
This is an unofficial patch to the Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders v1.3 DOS engine. It is primarily geared towards better demo recording, but also offers some other nice tweaks such as a built-in replacement for the popular NOVERT TSR and the ability to properly remap your Use Artifacts key. Use with caution; you may find Chocolate Heretic to be a better solution.