Quake running on a…WHAT!?!?

Quake running on a…WHAT!?!?

There are certain kinds of people out there that love a challenge. For those who love computers, it can be getting a piece of software running on a system it was never designed for. How about the classic PC game of Quake from 1996 running on an oscilloscope!

Thanks to the wonderful world of the internet video service known as YouTube, I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. For instance the classic PC game Doom running on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, or even Windows 95 running on an Android smart watch.

I think this one currently beats them all. A Finnish genius by the name of Pekka Väänänen was able to make Quake work on a Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope. An oscilloscope is an electronic device that is used to monitor varying voltages as a two dimensional graph. Sounds can also be monitored and it was this feature that enabled Pekka to convert the game over to this measuring device.



Thanks to Kotaku for the story.

John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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