Modder Manages to Run Doom on a LEGO Brick
An odd combo.
The creator of the Lego brick gaming monitor, James Brown has managed to program the Lego piece to run the original DOOM game.
I wired the brick up as a very small external monitor, so you can, for instance, play Doom on it. pic.twitter.com/uWK2Uw7Egr— James Brown (@ancient_james) June 19, 2022
Brown shared on Twitter a short footage of the game running (albeit in an unclear resolution) on his Lego monitor.
The monitor has a resolution of 72x40 pixels, which is less than 3,000 pixels, and is only available in monochrome. Brown claims that the panel uses "adaptive histogram equalisation to flatten the dynamic range, add some noise, and threshold it" in order for DOOM to even display properly on the panel.
Although Brown himself has admitted that the game is “not very playable” at this point in time despite his best efforts, this is still a very impressive feat.
In 2012, the source codes for DOOM were made available to the public, allowing DOOM fans to use their creativity to run the game in many different ways. Players could even run the game without the need of loading up their PC, as you can simply play it on the BIOS.
With how Brown has even made it possible to run Doom on a Lego brick, who knows what other unlikely everyday items people might use to play classic titles in the future?