A few months have passed by PC Gamer without mentioning Doom, the most popular FPS game of 1993, that game could find a new lease of life. (Opens in a new tab) Regularly running ray tracing on the motherboard BIOS (Opens in a new tab)Or as I just saw today in the Notepad app.
game developer creator Sam Cheat (Opens in a new tab)Claims to be the “ideal way of playing” and while they are clearly joking. The experience wasn’t that bad. I mean the game runs at 60fps for beginners. I’m definitely seeing worse.
The fidelity of the final image may not be perfect, and yes, there is some flickering. But for a game that’s all shown through the use of characters in the Notepad app, it’s not half bad. I can guess what happened in the game. And the lack of color isn’t as distracting as you’d expect.
This isn’t a miraculously modified version of the text app either. The Notepad app hasn’t been modified in any way, Chiet said.
“Unbelievable,” John Romero, one of the creators of Doom, said in a Tweet (Opens in a new tab) Responding to Chiet
NotepadDOOM may soon be available as a download for others to play. If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, Cheit says it will take some time to pack it all together. But that should be finished in the next couple of days. There is also another version of Doom called DOOM-ASCII. (Opens in a new tab) That will work in a text-based terminal if you want to instantly hit retro gaming.
It’s very impressive You think you’ve seen it all with Doom, and then people continue to play games/what they shouldn’t. There’s an entire Reddit devoted to the old hardware running Doom. (Opens in a new tab)You can also thank the original creators of Doom for allowing this to happen in the beginning. (Opens in a new tab) It was released for non-profit use in 1997 and since then has had hundreds of bizarre projects.
Open source software has resurrected Doom over and over again. And it has allowed many smart uses over the years. Although Doom’s relatively small system requirements will also help a lot.
You can literally play games on potatoes. (Opens in a new tab).