Doom gets ported to a calculator

Doom, one of the classic first person shooters, has been ported to a calculator. While many may remember playing drugwars on their TI-83+, kids today can now play Doom on their TI-Nspire calculator. 

The port which was completed by the omnimaga.org community shows the true power of the current generation of calculators that can be used in the classroom. Doom was first released in 1993 and is considered to be an all time classic for the FPS genre. The port is not perfect as it currently does not have a menu or the ability to select a difficulty, but other than that, the visuals are a near 100% match to the original version. 

Doom made a big splash when it first landed, it is credited with making first person shooters what they are today. Doom was one of the first games to implement 3D graphics and support network multiplayer. The traditional format created by Doom can still be found in many games to this day.

The video belows the game running in all of its 3D glory and is available for download from here

 

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For those of you that are saying that it looks like same as the Wolf3d port, the Wolf3d port is completely black and white and it runs at a very very low resolution. You also can't forget the major differences between the two engines(z-floors, transparent walls, etc), its amazing that this is a tech site and there are so many people that simply don't know what there talking about.

Its pretty amazing atleast to me they got Doom running 100% on a calculator. This is the kinda thing I was always waiting for as a kid.

NEWS!? THIS HAS BEEN ON A TEXAS INSTRUMENT FOR ****ING YEARS, THIS IS NOT NEWS!
God this site REALLY HAS gone downhill lately.

n_K said,
NEWS!? THIS HAS BEEN ON A TEXAS INSTRUMENT FOR ****ING YEARS, THIS IS NOT NEWS!
God this site REALLY HAS gone downhill lately.

Dont read it then, no one is forcing you!

Crumbs, the most fun we ever had out of a calculator was typing in 58008 and turning it upside down! How things have changed

Riggers said,
Crumbs, the most fun we ever had out of a calculator was typing in 58008 and turning it upside down! How things have changed

i don't get this one please explain

I still have a TI-83+ .... never thought to import old games in it ..... Hmm.

I still remember playing Wolf 3-D, Doom and Duke Nukem - later, got to play 007, Quake and Turok.

MtnDewCodeRedFreak said,
I still have a TI-83+ .... never thought to import old games in it ..... Hmm.

I still remember playing Wolf 3-D, Doom and Duke Nukem - later, got to play 007, Quake and Turok.

Good memories indeed. I wonder if I'm the only one who remembers Commander Keen. I used to play Keen 4 everyday before school when I was in middle school. I thought it was far more advanced than many of the other games from that era. I installed it on XP a couple of years ago, and I thought it held up rather. Scorched Earth was another old favorite, although graphics weren't its strong suite.

Awesome I remember the old days with my TI-83, I even had a custom OS on it of sorts on mine, have start menu and everything! and who could forget Drugwars and the old favorites Snake and Tetris (had a networked version of it too, that was fun!)...now I just feel old again haha

Yeah I seem to recall basic ports of Doom or Wolfenstein or something being on TI calcs like.. 7 or 8 years ago?

ah games on calculators, the thing that keeps kids occupied during math in school....

they use to confiscate our TI-93 calculators in school even though we owned them because "games where illegal on calculators and you can get in a lot of trouble having games on them".....

neufuse said,
ah games on calculators, the thing that keeps kids occupied during math in school....

they use to confiscate our TI-93 calculators in school even though we owned them because "games where illegal on calculators and you can get in a lot of trouble having games on them".....

Oh yeah. One day in grade 11, one of my math teachers in high school went through some of our calculators (mines included -_-) and began deleting games if we had MirageOS as a listed app. Some of my other friends were smart enough to hide MirageOS using the app archive function before he got to them.

Denis W said,

Oh yeah. One day in grade 11, one of my math teachers in high school went through some of our calculators (mines included -_-) and began deleting games if we had MirageOS as a listed app. Some of my other friends were smart enough to hide MirageOS using the app archive function before he got to them.

Our teachers would go around the room resetting all of our TI calculators before every exam since people filling up dummy programs with answers.

osm0sis said,

Our teachers would go around the room resetting all of our TI calculators before every exam since people filling up dummy programs with answers.

I was the guy in the class that had access to a pair of calcs, and a computer link cable. Teacher would wipe, I would restore

Sraf said,

I was the guy in the class that had access to a pair of calcs, and a computer link cable. Teacher would wipe, I would restore

Haha, one of my mates had a program that imitated the wiping process and he'd leave it sitting on the confirm page and the teacher would run it thinking they wiped the calc, they never thought to check the calculator afterwards though

osm0sis said,

Our teachers would go around the room resetting all of our TI calculators before every exam since people filling up dummy programs with answers.

Actually, I almost got away with doing that once, but karma bit me in the ass. The calculator auto reset itself when the test started.

Sraf said,

I was the guy in the class that had access to a pair of calcs, and a computer link cable. Teacher would wipe, I would restore

Clever. lol

Bern@rd said,
Will the calculator blend?

ROFL!

I forgot about that. Best part is I'm sitting in an airport and just started laughing.

Back to blending in.... *ninja*

bj55555 said,
I think this falls into the category of "just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should".

Or.... The category of awesome

DARKFiB3R said,
Nothing changes, Hello world, Linux, doom

Said in a Ron Perlman sounding voice

Anyway, pretty awesome. If my calculator would have done that when I was at school it would have been great

schizo_ said,
Neowin, please come up with news I haven't read about days ago...

i really hate when people post stuff like that. some people (such as myself) don't have all day to visit all tech sites to find out about news. this is the first time im hearing about this. thanks neowin

schizo_ said,
Neowin, please come up with news I haven't read about days ago...
News to me mate, every site can't report on every bit of news the moment it happens.

schizo_ said,
Neowin, please come up with news I haven't read about days ago...

Get a girl, a guy or whatever you need. A lot of us haven't read about this, and found it interesting.

schizo_ said,
Neowin, please come up with news I haven't read about days ago...

What I find interesting is that you are annoyed by seeing repetition but have no problem in wasting your time posting the same stupid comments that are always posted on news articles.

Yes, Neowin is not Engadget/Lifehacker, they don't spit out 30 articles a day. Get over it.

schizo_ said,
Neowin, please come up with news I haven't read about days ago...

I never would have read it or known about it if Neowin didn't report it.

schizo_ said,
Neowin, please come up with news I haven't read about days ago...

I believe you are only making a fool of yourself in an attempt to show off how you are "in the know". I can assure you that a lot of people wouldn't have even known about this had Neowin not posted this article, especially considering the comments here only represent a tiny fraction of the people who read the article. Neowin happens to be the only site that I visit for tech news. Like the others who commented, I simply don't have time to visit every tech site on the net trying to stay up to date on the latest news. Perhaps you should stop being such a selfish person and consider the fact that other people enjoy reading the news that is posted here, even if it was posted elsewhere a couple of days beforehand.

-=SEDIN=- said,

i really hate when people post stuff like that. some people (such as myself) don't have all day to visit all tech sites to find out about news. this is the first time im hearing about this. thanks neowin

agreed, i only really visit Neowin so if i'm to read about something it's usually here.

Lachlan said,
cant wait till they port crysis

LOL! Who knows maybe in another 10-15 years when Crysis is considered as a "Classic" game?

thnok said,

LOL! Who knows maybe in another 10-15 years when Crysis is considered as a "Classic" game?

I somewhat doubt that, all it's known for is the amazing graphics and graphics don't make the game. Doom was the first of it's kind, Crysis isn't much more than a glorified shooter.

hotdog963al said,
Oh yeah. Better graphics = Better game.

Because he totally just said the only reason it was a good game to him was because of the graphics, right?

hotdog963al said,
Oh yeah. Better graphics = Better game.

Crysis is a perfectly competent game - it's not the best, and shouldn't be included in anyone's top 10's, but it doesn't suck.