Yet one more piece of expertise has been added to the listing of issues that may run Doom. Digital cameras, each new and outdated, can host the FPS sport.
Posted on the aptly named ‘It runs Doom’ subreddit, person turtius shares a video of their Canon digicam turning on, Final Doom popping up, then having the ability to use the menu buttons as a controller. The digicam is a normal DSLR, mannequin EOS 200D. There’s no sound, really touchdown a shot is greater than just a little awkward, and the framerate leaves fairly a bit to be desired, however you are able to do it.
This isn’t the primary time somebody’s managed this, both. In 2019, Doom was put in on an outdated Kodak DC290 Zoom, from 1998, and never solely does that model have sound, it has a greater framerate too. The efficiency distinction is right down to structure – the Kodak is basically a mini PC, working a customized port of Doom by a Energy PC CPU, and 8MB of ram, whereas the Canon is booting Doom by Magic Lantern, open-source software program that allows you to customise the digicam’s options.
Right here’s Doom on the Canon:
Right here’s Doom on the Kodak, and a deeper dive into the underlying tech:
Doom on digital cameras, Doom on a McDonald’s money register, Doom on the Sega Genesis, Doom on a pretend model of Home windows, Doom on sheep in Minecraft, Doom on a PC in Minecraft. When folks aren’t porting it, they’re remaking it. Lengthy might it proceed.