Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Palm Pre runs Doom, smartphone-loving space marines rejoice

Tim Stevens
June 12, 2009
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

If you were holding off on buying a Pre until it had some great games, start warming up that credit card. We knew homebrewers were already at work and one of those, a bloke who goes by the name Sargun, has managed to get the iconic Doom running on the phone -- or the open-source PRDoom, anyway, which is close enough for us. Sargun re-built the game to use the DirectFB graphics library to pipe all the two-barreled action to the Pre's framebuffer, and said getting the whole thing up and running was "actually fairly trivial." Your mileage may vary depending on your compiler skills, but with any luck someone will host up some binaries to save us all the trouble. Video proof of this great achievement after the break.





All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

View
What we bought: Our favorite USB-C chargers

What we bought: Our favorite USB-C chargers

View
Get ready to raid 'Ghost of Tsushima' on October 30th

Get ready to raid 'Ghost of Tsushima' on October 30th

View
A massive spam attack is ruining public 'Among Us' games

A massive spam attack is ruining public 'Among Us' games

View
Custom PS5 covers are already a thing

Custom PS5 covers are already a thing

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr