Doom for your calculator gets a color upgrade

You’re not still playing nDoom in black and white, are you? What decade do live in? Thankfully, the Doom port for TI-nspire calculators has been upgraded to support color. That is if you’ve got the hardware to run it.

The video after the break (and the image above) shows a TI-nspire CX running the popular first-person-shooter. It’s seen several upgrades since the beta version which we saw piggy-backed with a different TI-83 hack a year ago. The control scheme has been tweaked, and a menu system was added. It’s not the same on-screen menu that you would see with the DOS version of the game, but it accomplishes that same thing. This port is packaged with the Ndless program that unlocks the hardware so that you can perform your own hacks.

Unfortunately there is still no sound available for the game but that is a project for a different time. We know it must be possible because we’ve seen a TI-84+ used to play music stored on a thumb drive.

Comments

  1. HackJack says:

    Runs just as smoothly as it did on my old 486 DX 2

  2. Bp says:

    I love Doom. It has been ported to just about everything with screen attached to it.

  3. mic says:

    All hail the mighty 486 !

  4. NatureTM says:

    It sounds like Ndless for OS 3.x is still buggy and not ready for release yet. Since I use my nSpire every day for projects and school, I guess I’ll have to wait to pimp my calc. :-(

    • Jim Bauwens says:

      It will be released in a couple of hours. Its no more buggy (I’m a beta tester). So enjoy :)

      Also, I accidentally reported your post :/
      (Maybe they should ask for confirmation)

  5. raidscsi says:

    What decade do live in?

    English m*****f***** do you speak it?

  6. Ren says:

    “Son,
    you told me that you needed that expensive calculator for Math Class, so why are your grades getting poorer?”

  7. jameswilddev says:

    Playing this on a Sansa Fuze via RockBox is pretty awesome too.

  8. XOIIO says:

    Awesome, I want buy one of those just to do this XD

  9. VEC7OR says:

    Ah, this is sweet, now lets wait when Q1 could be run on anything with screen attached

  10. Pilotgeek says:

    Why the hell does a calculator need a touchpad???

    I always love to see Doom ported to a new device. It looks so smooth! Of course, it should be on such an overpowered calc!

  11. Dave says:

    Now all it needs is a “teacher” button for when your teacher comes around to see how everyone is doing. ;)

  12. DJ_O says:

    I tried this yesterday and it’s pretty awesome. Ndless freezes on the first install attempt on both my CX and Clickpad, but the second try works perfectly and I had no trouble running the Game Boy Color and NES emus, same for Doom.

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