An engineer brings the 1993 id Software shooter into a format similar to Twitch Plays Pokémon.
The DOOM community has a strange obsession with playing the legendary original 1993 installment on any possible machine. The challenging line “can it run Doom?“It has inspired countless programmers who have brought the title of id Software to calculators, pregnancy test devices and even half-rotten potatoes. As an ideology cannot be killed, now this strange hobby has put that adventure completely, 100 % playable, in a gif image. Yes, it is rare, but also doable.
A feat signed by software engineer Andrew Sillers, explaining his methods in A chat from the show Bang Bang Con on Youtube (also known as !! Con). For ordinary mortals, in reality the process should be similar to what has already been seen in the phenomenon Twitch Plays Pokémon or in that version of Pokémon Red played in a Twitter avatar: inputs registered by the players that are reproduced on a website.
All visitors control the game simultaneously The page in question is Archive of our Own, where you will find (following the link above) both the gif of yore and the game controls, which by the way, is not really the 1993 DOOM, but a open source version called FreeDoom which does not conflict with Bethesda’s copyright. Now, you may notice things a little strange when entering the domain, such as that the image does not work or that the game takes time to respond. Or that directly ignores you.
That’s because all users who visit the web can enter commands in the game. At the same time, in fact. And if it took your time to finish the Kanto League by going all together, imagine what it’s like to shoot and survive in these conditions. But technically, it is possible to play DOOM in a gif, so we will consider it valid. If you want a more normal experience, we recommend you take a look at the fantastic DOOM Eternal and its expansions. If, on the contrary, you are one of those who embrace chaos, then try playing FonteMon.
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