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Video: Doom played on a TI-83 calculator


Time was that Doom was the ultimate resource hog for then cutting-edge 486 PCs. This guy wrote a scaled-down version of Doom for a simple TI-83 graphing calculator. Moore's Law: You gotta love it.

Found via c00lstuff.

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8 comments
Fil0403
Fil0403

I remember playing this very same Doom in my TI-83 Plus calculator more than 5 years ago, nothing new about this...

Oktet
Oktet

I am guessing the guy is not planning to share the code any time soon, cause I have my TI-83, that I would love to test the game on too.

Langlier
Langlier

unfortunately thats more of a Wolfenstein port then a DOOM port... but extremely cool nontheless.

m_esso
m_esso

I played this on my TI-85 about 5 years ago (maybe even more). It had a multiplayer component as well, chewed up every last bit of memory though - you could not run a shell or even store a variable, lol. Anyway, old school... this is just a port from the original, can't remember the guy's alias who wrote it anymore; not sure if the ol' TI-85 even works now, ha ha.

Izzmo
Izzmo

I was about to say, that's definately Wolfenstein 3D! But you cannot say that is cool, so let highschool kids rejoice!

normhaga
normhaga

Will the code run on a TI-89 without rewrite?

spectere
spectere

The TI-89 uses a different processor altogether (a Motorola 68000 versus a Zilog Z80) so it wouldn't be possible to directly port it. Not to mention the different-sized screen, the different input controller, etc. The TI-86 is a bit closer as far as hardware is concerned (same processor, yadda yadda) but it would still take quite a bit of work to port it due to a number of internal differences between the two models.

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