Sport developer Sam Chiet (opens in new tab) has discovered one other use for Microsoft Notepad. The ingenious creator has gotten Doom (1993) to run at 60 FPS by the boring textual content editor in Home windows.
Chiet highlighted that he did not have to change the Notepad software. Dubbed “NotepadDOOM,” the challenge is absolutely playable. Though Chiet did not clarify how the mod works, has dedicated to launching NotepadDOOM for different Doom followers to check out. Chiet mentioned in a subsequent tweet (opens in new tab) that “it’s going to take some work to shine NotepadDOOM into one thing releasable, however it’ll virtually actually occur over the following couple days.”
John Romero, one among Doom’s creators, was impressed and replied to Chiet in a tweet (opens in new tab) that the mod was “unimaginable.”
You may see the enduring 1993 shooter operating in its full glory on Chiet’s YouTube (opens in new tab) channel. It is Notepad, so clearly, Chiet changed the graphics with characters and numbers. The gameplay seems to be fairly easy, though we did catch some display tearing. Nonetheless, that may very well be as a result of Notepad cannot write the textual content quick sufficient on display.
Though Doom is over twenty years previous, the sport nonetheless holds a particular place in avid gamers’ hearts. Bethesda up to date Doom with assist for 60 FPS and different add-ons in 2020. Over time, followers have discovered inventive methods to play Doom, akin to on a Raspberry Pi Pico, CaptionCall cellphone, $15 Nokia N-Gage-looking PC, or inside your motherboard’s BIOS.