Doom… This masterpiece was released in 1993 by Id, to critical acclaim, a worthy successor to the massively successful Wolfenstein 3d. In this video, we will be going over some of the ways hackers and hobbyists have taken this cult classic and turned it into the most violent “hello world” of this generation, by taking it and porting it to literally every single thing it can conceivably run on, from calculators to fridges. My name is Eli and you’re watching Elisha Tech. I’ll preface this with a little bit of history. The reason why Doom is so versatile and built in such a way where it’s just about as practical to install a game on a printer… …as it is the Macbook pro touch bar. More on that later. There are a few factors that go into this phenomenon, and I will cover them here, briefly. Wolfenstein was originally built for DOS and was so reliant on the host OS DOS that any attempts to port the game were met with massive difficulties. This led to a focus being added to the portability of their next major title, Doom Doom was released for the Next Step Operating System, which was a predecessor to of MacOS in 1993. But this time Id put a lot of effort into making it extremely portable. This led to their first source code release of Doom to be adjusted to work specifically on Linux. This caused those goofing around at the time to try and port it back over to DOS and Windows, which has snowballed to the kind of thing that allows you to play Doom on a fridge if you really, REALLY want to. So from what started as a simple need of being able to port over the open source Doom to Windows, turned into the porting of Doom to new and odd hardware, as this some sort of love-letter to hacking culture. Kind of like a “fuck you” to consumerism. Personally one of my favorite and bloodiest ways of saying “hello world”. Here are a few examples of some of my favorite ports of Doom. Remember that all credits for these videos can be found in the description, so if you find one that’s particularly interesting, you can find a time code and a link. And yes, in much the same way that the Doom soundtrack to inspiration from other popular music at the time, so to has it inspired covers and ports of he song by artists and hackers to just about anything you can imagine. This includes: And with that I’ve covered just a fraction of the Doom modding culture. Doom is one of my favorite and most beloved games, and I love seeing more come from this game that is like, older than me. And I look forward to seeing people doing more crazy shit with it in the future until the heat death of the universe. This has been Eli from Elisha Tech, and if you’ve enjoyed this video or learned anything from it at all i would ask that you leave a like,comment or even subscribe, because I do release content on a weekly basis now. Have a good day, and remember, Rip and Tear.