Doom on a Commercial Kitchen Appliance

Doom on a Commercial Kitchen Appliance

I previously explored a small DOS-based computer designed to run the display system in commercial kitchens and restaurants. You told me to run Doom on it, so let’s do exactly that.

For the backstory on this hardware, check out the episode where I took it apart:

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  1. This Does Not Compute
    This Does Not Compute 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Jump to 20:39 to skip past all my blathering. You're welcome.

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  2. Astro Orbis
    Astro Orbis 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Might want to change the captions at 4:20

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  3. Paul Gray
    Paul Gray 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    HBS Inc
    Hitech Business Software Inc. Wilmington, Delaware


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  4. Edgar Grefve
    Edgar Grefve 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    your body language (hands) reminds me of some Sesame street character 🙂

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  5. Amy's Garbage Can
    Amy's Garbage Can 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    It's called a bump bar

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  6. Issac Clarke
    Issac Clarke 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    can you run doom on a washing machine?

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  7. Covenant Lazarus
    Covenant Lazarus 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    These were also in Spinx gas stations over here in south carolina. They were in the kitchen where they take orders of chicken and biscuits in the morning.

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  8. Alejandro Rodolfo Mendez
    Alejandro Rodolfo Mendez 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    I wonder if this is like a raspberry pi or arduino, maybe can get audio from the pins that are used for the touch. Also a combo of mouse and keyboard could work.
    I wonder how much of this is capable to be mod for dos gaming.

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  9. Fubar AlAkbar
    Fubar AlAkbar 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    What about running Linux on it?

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  10. Marino Šimić
    Marino Šimić 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    WHy even try with Windows? Linux runs on anything.

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  11. Kazy
    Kazy 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Aha, this must be the video Foone mentioned.

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  12. Michael Wood
    Michael Wood 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    try to run windows 95 lol

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  13. Retro Gaming 140
    Retro Gaming 140 28 April, 2022, 05:35
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    Retro Gaming 140 28 April, 2022, 05:35
  15. Retro Gaming 140
    Retro Gaming 140 28 April, 2022, 05:35


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  16. BIG BEEF
    BIG BEEF 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Time to overlock it

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  17. Tim gladman
    Tim gladman 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Mac Donald’s have them for there ordering system

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  18. GonZo
    GonZo 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    what about using a USB to AUDIO ? i dont see why that would not work, you should try it ? might be a cool addon

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  19. triobros 9824
    triobros 9824 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Oh yeah that's the good stuff

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  20. Matt Productions501
    Matt Productions501 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Can this play star wars dark forces?

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  21. Aurelius R
    Aurelius R 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    At 15:00 or so you say the next step is Windows XP — but *why*? That seems like the wrong direction. Why not just go with an older version of Windows or just MS-DOS 6.22? That can play a huge number of DOS games just fine. Why do you want Windows? And then you move to Windows 7 — Linux would have been a way better choice at that point. Just go to DOS!
    EDIT: Thank god that's what you did in the end.

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  22. oiSnowy
    oiSnowy 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Doom resolution is like 320×200. Or 320×240. The CPU on the Vortex is a 486 running hundreds of megahertz… while Doom can run on 386's with a couple of tens of megahertzs. Although not too smooth. Running doom is not a challenge. See how high you can go on resolution with Quake.

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    DAVID GREGORY KERR 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    Is there a SATA Hat for that board or the X86DUINO

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  24. Claudia Burns
    Claudia Burns 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    You should have used Windows 3.1 and an old version of WinImage to backup the flash chip. Windows 3.x and earlier do not mess with the sectors on the floppy disk.

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  25. Kamil
    Kamil 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    I wonder if they released the source for the BIOS on this thing, then you could modify the boot order. I'm no coding expert but it doesn't seem awfully hard to find whatever code determines that, and swap something else to go first.

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  26. Tom Hanley
    Tom Hanley 28 April, 2022, 05:35

    The wear on the 1 button gave me flashbacks, I started working in a Wendy's about 2 months after it opened so everything was brand new. By year 3 almost all of the 1 buttons were worn off just because of how much more you tend to hit it.

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