Doom Notepad running 60 FPS shooter classic text image visualization ASCI Samperson video clip


Since the daybreak of time (give or take just a few years), mankind has challenged itself to get id Software’s 1993 traditional Doom working on probably the most outlandish and impractical {hardware} and software program doable: fridges, calculators, pregnancy tests, and many others. One time, anyone obtained Doom to run inside of Doom. Today, YouTuber Samperson (Sam Chiet) demonstrated that he has Doom running in Notepad at 60 frames per second. Yes, that is Notepad the fundamental textual content editor program that comes preinstalled in each Windows laptop, however it’s utilizing its textual content to recreate the visuals of Doom.

Samperson insists the footage within the clip under has not been sped up, the code for Notepad.exe has not been modified in any respect, and that is genuinely playable and never a trick. He plans to release Notepad Doom to the general public within the subsequent couple days, if you want to expertise the black-and-white carnage for your self.

If you’re on the lookout for a technical clarification of how Samperson obtained this working, I’m actually not the man for the job. But it seems Notepad is solely getting used because the equal of a TV display screen, whereas different software program is doing all the actual work of working the sport and translating its visuals right into a understandable textual content visualization for Notepad to show. Still, it’s one more enjoyable method that Doom has achieved a bizarre, bizarre immortality, and perhaps you may give it a shot for those who’ve performed Doom Eternal to demise.



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