Q:Can someone port Doom to my eyelids so I can play while I'm sleeping?
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Q:has anyone ported doom to any smart tvs or digiboxes or anything like that yet?
Trivia Of The Day
DWANGO, the old Doom multiplayer matchmaking service that spawned the impressively lame DWANGO5 MAP01, started a Japanese spin-off company in 1997 that still exists today, operating various companies like Japanese Youtube-equivalent NicoNicoDouga and Dangan-fecking-Rompa developer Spike Chunsoft.
How can one company be responsible for so much evil?
Q:I'd really like to hear more in-depth comparisons between different ports of Doom. Have you considered making videos to show off differences between ports?
There’re a considerable number of videos online of each version, many of which are recorded from the actual hardware. Since I don’t have nice video capture hardware (or in most cases, the original hardware) I’m not really sure what I’d be able to contribute beyond bumbling around in buggy emulators.
Maybe I’ll make a nice YouTube playlist of, say, every port’s version of the first level as an at-a-glance comparison. That’d be kind of cool.
And now for something a little different…
The N64 version of Hexen is in a very exclusive club among Doom-engine games in that some actual effort went into its localization process. Software Creations actually went to the effort of redubbing Korax’s threats in each language the game was released…but for some strange reason, only the Japanese level scripts were altered to let the longer lines play fully.
Additional information about the Japanese version can be seen here.
The Sega Saturn? Yeah, it runs Doom.
This port, let’s be honest, isn’t great. It’s based on the Playstation version (I’ll get around to that soon, honest!!) but is plagued by bugs, control lag and a framerate issues.
The European version added two player link-up multiplayer, while a rare Japanese release a few months later improved the framerate issues a little bit… while simultaneously dropping multiplayer support. I’m starting to think that version control wasn’t a thing among Saturn developers…
Thanks to Youtuber elbryan42 for the video!