Ever wanted to play Doom in Minecraft? This player built an in-game PC just for that

A handful of Minecraft characters walking in a forest
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One dedicated player made use of a Minecraft mod to do pull off the extraordinary feat of building a PC and then running Doom on it.

Reddit user onesnowcrow posted a video showing how the player ordered computer parts through Minecraft's in-game satellite internet, had them air-dropped, assembled it, installed Windows 98, and then demonstrated its power by first using the Paint program and then running and playing Doom.

It’s become a popular internet trend for years now to see how many ways and how many different mediums you can play the legacy first-person shooter, but this is definitely one of the most creative. You can check out the video here.

did_he_just_order_pc_parts_via_satellite_internet from r/pcmasterrace

Analysis: 'Doom' modding and beyond

Someone gets Something-something to run Doom has launched into meme infamy at this point as people all over the world use all sorts of non-Doom-playing things to in fact do just that.

Like the time someone played the game through a pregnancy test or when Doom ran through someone’s Twitter profile. It’s clear that the “but can it run Doom?” challenge has been taken very seriously by a lot of creative developers.

And sometimes the challenge is taken beyond Doom, as one inventive person made the entire Pokemon Red version playable through their own Twitter avatar. Not to mention the more recent ‘Twitch plays Elden Ring’ that was inspired by the famous ‘Twitch Plays Pokemon’ event.

Allisa James
Computing Staff Writer

Named by the CTA as a CES 2023 Media Trailblazer, Allisa is a Computing Staff Writer who covers breaking news and rumors in the computing industry, as well as reviews, hands-on previews, featured articles, and the latest deals and trends. In her spare time you can find her chatting it up on her two podcasts, Megaten Marathon and Combo Chain, as well as playing any JRPGs she can get her hands on.