Those growing up in the 80s and 90s probably remember this game: “Doom”. It was the first computer animated game that became a hit with users of the old 486 processor running on Windows 3.xx. I was still doing my degree at that time in KL and many of my course mates were hooked on the game so much that some even skipped classes to play the game on their PCs.
During that time the government was encouraging students to buy PCs and even provided computer loans through agencies such as MARA.
So, many of us had personal computers or laptops with Doom installed inside.
Though the graphic at that time was poor at 320 x 240 pixels on 8 bit colour monitor, we thoroughly enjoyed the game very much.
For my generation – Doom is the legendary PC game of the 90s. What never crossed our mind at that time was how the game would look using future technology. Even if we did think, we probably still could not imagine how much more stunning the game would be if played at a higher resolution with today’s 3Ds and lighting effects.
I have long finished my degree and the original version of Doom is just history now.
The game has long been doomed and most of us probably have long forgotten about it. That is until today when Deviant Art’s user, Elemental79 converts the 320 x 240 pixel screenshot from Doom into a stunning 9,600 x 7,211 image complete with textures, lighting and 3D effects using Photoshop. See below:
According to the author, each frame represents ten seconds of work. The image spans across 7 PSD files at a resolution of 9600×7211 pixels. The project took 35 hours to complete over the course of 8 days. The result is superb!
Now, I’m starting to miss the game again.
Anyone got a copy? 😀