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Faithless - a Heretic hub [FINAL]

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The walkthrough text file linked in the first post will help you out. You have missed a switch in:

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the Savaged Lands (E1M5).

 

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An update is ready!

 

Download "Faithless" RC2 (15.1MB)
GZDoom required. 4.0.0+ recommended. Only tested in this port/build.
Walkthrough text file (updated as of RC2) - refer to this if you get stuck!

 

Changelog:
 

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+ Added the Flame Shield, found in secrets on M4, M5 and M8 only. This armor type grants you 75% resistance to fire damage.
+ Added a rundown of the secrets to the walkthrough text file. It's identical to the output from the SECRETS lump.
+ Added a rundown of all the new content (items and monsters) to the walkthrough text file.
+ SECRETS lump added! You can now keep track of the secrets you've found while in-game.
+ CREDITS page added!
- TITLEPIC modified slightly.
- Fixed weather duplicating on repeat visits. No more performance murder!
- Many puzzle messages have been reworded for clarity. Hopefully now no-one will squirm at the mention of "one half of the puzzle", etc.
- Sabreclaws will no longer drop any lesser runes in E1M4 or E1M5.
- Dark Bishops now slightly more threatening, with 200 HP (formerly 130) and 2x attack damage.
- Added map scroll items to most of the maps.
- Added the Gauntlets to E1M1.
- More sectors in E1M1 now use "indoor lightning".
- More light sources placed in E1M1 and E1M9.
- The storage rooms in E1M2 are now all opened via a switch.
- Fixed the E1M2 silver shield closet having nothing in it on easy skills.
- Added an actual switch to get to the urn secret in E1M3.
- Provided more Emerald Amulets in E1M4.
- Fixed some missing textures in E1M4.
- Some monster count reduced on E1M6 for all skills below 5.
- E1M6's unlit passage to M7 now prints a warning if you enter it before placing the Flame Mask. You won't see this message if you have a torch active.
- The "confirm" switch in the first trial on M7 is now not usable until the three pillars have been lowered.
- The switch to illuminate M7's second trial's floor tiles has been made more obvious.
- In E1M8, the portal back to E1M1 has now been made inaccessible until you kill the Iron Sentinel.
- Killing the Iron Sentinel now kills all enemies, and also causes a quake.
! Corrected a typo which means Stalker leaders can now spawn. Whoops!
! Fixed the missing textures in E1M8. Still don't know how they got there.
! Fixed a Guardian Cube being stuck in the void in E1M8.
! All the Liches in the final room of E1M8 now have the same tid, so all must be killed to awaken the Sentinel.
! Iron Sentinel now has +BOSS, and +FULLVOLACTIVE, so it now plays all its sounds at full volume, and additionally can no longer be killed instantly by the tomed firemace. Again whoops!
- Bumped Boots of the North ice protection from 50% up to 75%.
- Made Boots of the North easier to get to in E1M9.
- Ending text rearranged slightly.
- Miscellaneous balance fixes across all maps.
- Automap cleanup across all maps.
- Various script cleanups, including new text strings (from map scripts and new actors) moved to LANGUAGE.
- Added a few more secrets across all maps.

 

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Still on the fence? Have a Twitch stream where I play through 2-ish hours of it with Jimmy and Tarnsman!

 

 

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I finished the expansion (with version rc1), really nice maps and fun concept with Heretic and hub/hexen+heretic enemies, it was fun! Thanks!

But about the phoenix rod:

 

i didn't find it and for the last boss i needed it so i checked the walkthr. and found it:


"UNLIT SERENITY
  - Optional: Head RIGHT, towards the SOUTH, then EAST. Re-enter the WINE CELLAR. A door has opened revealing some PHOENIX ROD ammo and a BAG OF HOLDING."
It's the cellar with the gold right? On difficulty 4/5 (skill 3), there isn't the phoenix rod... or i did something wrong, needed to add it with command for the last boss but out of ammo  

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You might be misreading that line in the walkthrough. It says "PHOENIX ROD ammo". The weapon itself isn't found there - instead you have to find a switch in the secret level, Breathless Wastes. Once you've found that, it is spawned in the central Belltower.

 

Very glad you enjoyed it though, cheers for playing!

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Ah ok! :facepalm: lol
When i will replay it, i will think about it! thx

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@Jimmy Hi, looks like a very good Heretic adventure, gonna try it this weekend;) Did you join our Heretic/Hexen Discord? I have an idea to create a separate channel for your project to help you getting the direct feedback from players if you’re interested. Let me know. If you guys didn’t join us yet on Discord, everyone is welcome! https://discord.gg/X86ySZr

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Heretic hub, of all things. That statement just by itself threw me for a loop twice in a handful of words.
I haven't actually used GZD 4.0.0 yet, and I'm always hurt for not having any new Heretic maps to play, so I guess this is on the list for later tonight.

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Final release seems good to go? Last chance to play through and report any problems!

 

Download "Faithless" RC3 (15.3MB)
GZDoom required. 4.0.0+ recommended. Only tested in this port/build.
Walkthrough text file (updated as of RC3) - refer to this if you get stuck!

 

Changelog:

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- Fixed ice damage resistance on the Boots of the North - they were set at 25% instead of 75%.
- Fixed Flame Shield only having 25% normal damage resistance (half the Silver Shield's).
- Fixed MacePickup not being so mod-friendly (it inherited from WeaponGiver, but works better as a RandomSpawner).
- Changed "puzzle fail" sound to that of the Cleric.
- Noxious Spores now create pods at a slightly further distance and at a higher forward velocity, to mitigate getting stuck in newly-spawned pods.
- Added a switch to the far SW lift in E1M5.
- Fixed some dormant ghouls appearing on skill 5 on E1M7.
- Fixed E1M7's first trial's center switch being usable more than once.
- Moved the enchanted shield in E1M8.
- Made some impassible walls more obviously impassible in E1M8.
- Sabreclaws spawned on returning to M5 will no longer drop runes.
- Iron Sentinel/Guardian projectiles now use Heretic IWAD sprites.
- Ghoul sprites converted to Heretic palette.

 

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I finally got to play and complete it today (+using Wayfarer's tome). Its awesome and definitely deserves a cacoward. Hell I even liked it more than Deathless TBH. 

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25 minutes ago, AschTheConjurer said:

Music: Frank Klepacki

Heh. When I got into the swampy map, I just thought for myself: "Hey, the music sounds like Legend of Kyrandia!"

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For me, whenever I see the name "Frank Klepacki" I am reminded of the glory days of C&C

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