This is what Quake looks like on an oscilloscope


— 10:44 AM on December 29, 2014

Quake has been ported to a wide variety of platforms, but none quite like this one. Programmer Pekka Väänänen managed to get the game running on an analog oscilloscope. Check it out:

Väänänen's code transforms the game's geometry into a stream of X/Y coordinates that's fed to the 'scope through a USB sound card. The graphics aren't great, but the latency is apparently low enough to "play comfortably with a keyboard and mouse." Pretty cool.

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