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MacBytes
Aug 7, 2005, 08:20 PM
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Link: DOOM ported to iPod (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050807202029)

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PlaceofDis
Aug 7, 2005, 08:38 PM
wow :eek:

some people may just have tooo much time on their hands me thinks

Nermal
Aug 7, 2005, 09:02 PM
Pointless, but neat :)

I'll try it out when I've finished work.

Trowaman
Aug 7, 2005, 10:09 PM
and now I want an iPod color.

Stupid 3ed gen with it's non color screen resulting in poor doom playing ability.

nagromme
Aug 7, 2005, 10:38 PM
Wow--I read about this effort back before there WERE color iPods, and I had my doubts that it would ever be done. Not only was it done, it was done for the color models!

High geek-fun factor.

And it does work (sort of) on newer non-color iPods:

"It is playable on the Ipod photo.
It "works" on 1-4G's and Mini 1G/2G"

http://www.ipodlinux.org/Doom

Also lots of other games and apps available or in the works--for the brave:

http://www.ipodlinux.org/Applications

Nermal
Aug 7, 2005, 11:52 PM
Hmm, I can't get it to work. I've tried both links and just end up with a small .tar file that won't open.

dejo
Aug 8, 2005, 12:10 AM
Still doesn't look as good as the Doom3 I'm playing on my iPod.

combatcolin
Aug 8, 2005, 05:26 AM
When the iPod gets its fabled Video playback in the next gen you will be able to play Doom 3!! :eek:

Wheather you would actually want to play it is another matter.

Patch^
Aug 8, 2005, 05:53 AM
nice try with the photo dejo lol. This sounds cool with Doom on the iPod ^_^. I tried installing iPod Linux on my iPod once, but i could never get it right, so i just gave up lol. Hopefully they'll create a better installer some time.

nagromme
Aug 8, 2005, 11:32 AM
iPod Linux itself is still not recommended on color iPods, although it seems that it can be made to work.

I too will wait until iPod Linux is more finished on the color models, and then I'll go for Doom.

shamino
Aug 8, 2005, 07:31 PM
When the iPod gets its fabled Video playback in the next gen you will be able to play Doom 3!! :eek:
Eek is right. Considering that my gaming PC (Athlon 64 3200+, 512M RAM, Radeon 9800 Pro video) can't play it beyond 800x600! And to think, that PC was top of the line when I built it (and that wasn't a lont time ago.)

uk_blaster
Aug 8, 2005, 08:50 PM
Doom 3 runs sluggish on my ati 9800 pro. I Can't imagine this being much worse. :rolleyes:

Santaduck
Aug 9, 2005, 02:44 AM
reminds me of my April fools post of Doom3 on an iPod:

Link (http://www.macologist.org/viewtopic.php?t=1133)

Nagromme: thanks for those links!