30 Dec '16, 9am

Sansa MP3 Player Runs Doom Unplayably

DOOM, is there anything it won’t run on? Yes. Your front lawn cannot currently play DOOM. Pretty much everything else can though. It’s a testament to the game’s impact on society that it gets ported to virtually every platform with buttons and a graphical screen. This video shows a Sansa Clip playing DOOM , but it’s only just barely recognizable. The Sansa Clip has a single color screen, with yellow pixels at the top and grey for the rest of the screen. The monochrome display makes things hard to see, so a dithering technique is used to try and make things more visible. Unfortunately it’s not particularly effective, and it’s difficult to make out little more than the gun at the bottom of the screen. The stunt is achieved through the use of RockBox , a custom firmware for a wide variety of media players, from Apple to Toshiba. Through no small amount of effort, developers w...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/12/30/sansa-mp3-player-runs-doom...

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