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Doom runs on a 1998 Kodak camera with a 2″ screen

It is that time again: Doom is already running on a device that is not designed for this. This time it is the Kodak DC260, a camera from 1998. The device has a 2 “screen with a resolution of 288×216 pixels.

This is evident from a video from Lazy Game Reviews, a YouTube channel that highlights hardware curiosities. The operation of Doom on the DC260 is via the small d-pad present on the camera. You fire your weapon with the wide switch and open the doors with the telephoto button. There is also a button to run, but moving sideways does not seem to be possible.

According to channel manager Clint Basinger, Doom is running ‘quite nicely’. He adds that it ‘runs a bit like my Mac 6100’. The camera has a 66MHz CPU, 8MB ram and an 11KHz sound chip. All in all, the operation is a greater obstacle to the Doom performance than the frame rate. The small screen can be bypassed by using the composite video output, so that it can be played on a TV for example.

The camera can run the software because it uses the PowerPC instruction set. That means that the installation of additional programs is possible and a mud has used it by making ports of Doom, MAME, MESS. That means that games like Frogger, Galaga and Pacman are also reviewed.

Doom is more often transferred to devices that were not originally intended for playing games. The classic shooting game also runs on graphic calculators , printers , ATMs and as a mini- game in the Doom game itself.

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