DOOM ported to iPod

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  2. macrumors Core

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    wow :eek:

    some people may just have tooo much time on their hands me thinks
     
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    Pointless, but neat :)

    I'll try it out when I've finished work.
     
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    and now I want an iPod color.

    Stupid 3ed gen with it's non color screen resulting in poor doom playing ability.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Still doesn't look as good as the Doom3 I'm playing on my iPod.
     

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    nagromme

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    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.
     
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    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.)
     
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    Doom 3 runs sluggish on my ati 9800 pro. I Can't imagine this being much worse. :rolleyes:
     
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    reminds me of my April fools post of Doom3 on an iPod:

    Link

    Nagromme: thanks for those links!
     

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