Doom ported to TI calculator

I'm not ashamed to admit when I was in high school, I spent a great deal of my time in trigonometry class playing tic-tac-toe on my TI-83 graphing calculator. Thank goodness I'm not going to high school now because I'd never get any homework done, as the ultimate timekiller has arrived for the TI platform: an entire port of classic PC shooter Doom, courtesy of people on the Omnimanga forums.

"Finally, after many weeks of development (weekends, rather), the game has reached a state I would consider "fun". Although there is still no menu, difficulty selection, and no extensive testing had been conducted, there are now enough features to approach the original version, released for MS-DOS in 1993. All of you will welcome the addition of savegames, the main new feature of the beta release," wrote forum poster Mrakoplaz.

The game is still in beta form, and Mrakoplaz is working on how to best map out the controls. Nevertheless, it looks pretty good for a friggin' calculator game. Hit the link to see animated GIFs of it in action (no video, alas) and also check out this entire article we wrote about the best TI-83 RPGs - don't knock Texas Instruments!

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Mar 2, 2011


  • tacehtselrahc - March 4, 2011 9:57 a.m.

    I'll bet Doom runs better on a calculator than it did on the Sega 32X.
  • gumbyx84 - March 3, 2011 8:45 p.m.

    O_o Back in the day we where happy when a mario clone came out, and that took up most if not all of the 83's memory. How they HECK did he do this in a few weekends???? I think I'm going to have to find my old 83 and give this a spin....
  • robertpopovic - March 3, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    I used to play tetris and snake against others a lot. Someone even had a severly downgraded version of pokemon on it.
  • Japanaman - March 3, 2011 3:58 a.m.

    Doom? Where's my Number Muncher, huh?
  • TRcommander - March 3, 2011 2:31 a.m.

    Might check it out. Looks like it might be a bit much though. Simple games like mario/tetris/space invaders tend to work better.
  • bobbybroccoli - March 3, 2011 2:09 a.m.

    Any chance of Doom 3?
  • LastPariah - March 3, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    Yeah, i've had this game on my TI-84 Plus for 3 years. It's not even that great. Tetris on the other hand is always a blast.
  • gangjute8 - March 3, 2011 1:33 a.m.

    I have a version of it with difficulty and menus... that came out 2 years ago. O_o
  • Doctalen - March 3, 2011 1:32 a.m.

    Will it work on a TI-84 Plus?
  • Lokarimigari - March 3, 2011 1:23 a.m.

    I believe there's also a roguelike version of Doom. Definitely worth checking out if anybody still plays those like me.
  • WillisTron - March 3, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    Everyone in our high school would play games on those big calculators, until the teachers wiped them clean >:( Then the smart kid would find a way to get them back on and the cycle would continue :) Miss high school... but college is way better :D
  • Zalgroth - March 3, 2011 1:19 a.m.

    I gotta get this xD

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