Watch Quake being played on an oscilloscope

Watch Quake being played on an oscilloscope

quake scope

This truly is next-gen gaming! OK, not really, but this is still quite impressive.

Quake 1 is a fantastic game but perhaps many of you don’t remember how excellent it was. Rocket jumping, predicting where your opponent would be just from sound alone, and it was great fun when played multiplayer.

In what appears to be a bizarre challenge, Pekka Väänänen has managed to recreate the Quake map E1M1 on an oscilloscope with some quite impressive results. It even comes with sound. Isn’t science just wonderful?

If you don’t remember Quake then rest assured it never looked this rough, not even when you tweaked the hell out of it to increase the framerate. If you’re wanting to get your hands on this fantastic new game platform then you’ll need to hunt down a Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope and also know stuff to make it work.

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • jamesL

      that is the coolest thing ever

      makes me wish I had paid more attention in school

    • Kenny Spence

      This is what gaming in the future looked like in the 80s. Pretty frigging cool if you ask me.