As usual, the community of modders around the legendary shooter Doom di Id Software is looking for new electronic devices capable of running the file WAD their favorite game. Well, it seems that this time they have gone beyond the means of a mere mortal.
Yesterday I had a lot of retweets and reddit posts and such for playing Doom on a pregnancy test.
But as I explained then, it wasn't really PLAYING on a pregnancy test, it was just a video being played back, not an interactive game.
Well, now it is. It's Pregnancy Test Doom! pic.twitter.com/Nrjyq07EVv
- foone (@Foone) September 7, 2020
No, you are not imagining anything. This is really Doom, played inside a pregnancy test, at the glorious resolution of 128x32px grainy. The user foone he subsequently explained the assembly and programming procedure of this hitch. Basically, it was enough for him to replace the CPU and the screen of the device with gods suitable spare parts. Next, he switched to programming via a microcontroller. After a few days, and a lot of patience, the game was finally installed.
The existing CPU can't be reprogrammed and the existing LCD can only show 4 things, so I had to replace both to make any changes.
And the current version doesn't even fit into the shell!
(although I'm certain it will when complete) pic.twitter.com/BVcC6OTxaq
- foone (@Foone) September 6, 2020
Of course, this is not an actual pregnancy test, but the result is still impressive and will certainly lay the groundwork for more such experiments.