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I get a text message: Someone made Doom work in Notepad

I get a text message: Someone made Doom work in Notepad


A question about hardware and software should always be allowed: Air on it too condemn? Now you can find another curious entry in this list. A handyman has managed to display the classic 90’s shooter in Notepad.

Doom also runs inside Notepad

When it comes to getting software to run on as many systems as possible, Doom is an impressive example of the community’s ambition to push boundaries. For years, inventors have had fun putting the 1993 cult shooter on refrigerators, pocket calculators, or even a pregnancy test. YouTuber Samperson (Sam Chiet) is now turning heads with a new implementation: “Managed to run Doom inside Notepad” is the title of tftler’s latest video. Small warning before viewing: the result is not particularly pleasing to the eye.

Chiet does not currently provide a technical description of its structure, but intends to publish it “soon”. The video, which has more than 100,000 views a day after it was posted, shows how the technician cleverly uses the word processor that comes pre-installed on every Windows computer to display the graphics of the cult shooter, as long as it’s within the framework. of the It is possible to use text modules for a black and white display.

Probably ASCII magic

How he gets the necessary information into Notepad is not known, but Chiet emphasizes that he did not modify the Notepad code. The game is fully playable as shown, and you haven’t adjusted the video speed either. Until more information is published, it can only be assumed that the word processing program is used here as a kind of display for externally generated frames in ASCII format. One commenter summed up what many might think upon seeing the result: “Absolutely insane, love it, my eyeballs are melting a bit but keeping my fingers crossed for release!”

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