Die-Hard Gamer Installs 'Doom II' In His Porsche 911

Feb 22, 2017 08:40 AM EST | Leian N.

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Developments in recent car models have been transitioning into innovative vehicles at a faster rate these days. For one particular die-hard gamer of Doom II made his own developments into a Porsche 911 vehicle which made it a gamer-savvy ride. 

Software engineer, Matt Swarthout, just taught automakers about one possibility - installing a game into their latest models on top of factory features. The playable version of Doom II was installed by the die-hard gamer into the Porsche 911's dashboard. Considering that the vehicle is one of the most expensive models on the market today, the development was a wake-up call to the automaker who could have installed the same feature while they were still making the model, reported Digital Trends.

At first, Swarthout produced the toaster-based Python emulator. Afterward, he set his sights on the Porsche 911 and developed a controller for PC games which he installed into the vehicle. After which, he transitioned the 1993 game into a first-class person shooter game within the car's interior dashboard. In fact, the vehicle's onboard computer made the installment possible as he booted it into safety mode before incorporating the Doom II game.

Surprisingly, the car's functionality maps were debugged by the programmer, put the in-game input to the car's accelerator, stirring wheel, and gear stick; then, a singularly thrilling way to play the game was possible. The programmer then explained that all of the car's controls, by default, showed input controllers which were similar to a regular computer that made the task easy to complete. 

In other news, Polygon reported that the stunt was completed due to the identical script of the car's computer. The installation only took him three easy steps. In fact, he suggested that when Swarthout finished the installation in a private parking lot and uploaded a video of which on YouTube, several commenters complimented him for his flawless delivery.

The installation of the software engineer of the Doom II game proved that several tech features could still be incorporated into the already-polished Porsche 911. What vehicle will Swarthout develop next?

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