Posted on the aptly named ‘It runs Doom’ subreddit, consumer turtius shares a video of their Canon camera turning on, Ultimate Doom popping up, then having the ability to use the menu buttons as a controller. The camera is a normal DSLR, mannequin EOS 200D. There’s no sound, really touchdown a shot is greater than a little awkward, and the framerate leaves fairly a bit to be desired, however you are able to do it.
This isn’t the primary time somebody’s managed this, both. In 2019, Doom was put in on an outdated Kodak DC290 Zoom, from 1998, and never solely does that model have sound, it has a higher framerate too. The efficiency distinction is all the way down to structure – the Kodak is actually a mini PC, operating a customized port of Doom by a Power PC CPU, and 8MB of ram, whereas the Canon is booting Doom by Magic Lantern, open-source software program that allows you to customise the camera’s options.
Here’s Doom on the Canon:
Here’s Doom on the Kodak, and a deeper dive into the underlying tech:
Doom on digital cameras, Doom on a McDonald’s cash register, Doom on the Sega Genesis, Doom on a fake version of Windows, Doom on sheep in Minecraft, Doom on a PC in Minecraft. When folks aren’t porting it, they’re remaking it. Long could it proceed.