WATCH: Developer runs ‘Doom’ game on MacBook Pro Touch Bar

/ 08:52 AM November 22, 2016

Apple’s latest MacBook Pro has received a lot of negative criticisms since its release, particularly the Touch Pad feature. Well, a few developers are finding better use for this feature like having it run the game “Doom.”


The classic first-person shooter has become a candid benchmark for the tech community whenever a new gadget comes out on the market. Developer Adam Bell decided to put the Touch Pad through the Doom test.

With the 2170 x 60 resolution of the Touch Pad, it’s understandable that the produced image would be stretched beyond recognition. However, the sound effects should allow for navigating stages on audio cues alone, reports The Verge.


Bell also had the game’s HUD appear on the Touch Pad for no strategic gaming value other than the fact that he could do so.

Adam Bell doom interface

While it would make it more difficult to play the game this way, it still looks cool to have it appear on the Touch Pad.  Image Twitter/@b3ll

There are other hacks and likely more are being created out on the net. Here’s a Nyan Cat one to start with.  Alfred Bayle

TOPICS: Doom, Hack, macbook pro, Touch Pad
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