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Doom runs on anything – including ATMs

Monday, 28th July 2014 04:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Doom is now playable on automatic teller machines, because Australians are great.

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Some industrious Australian modders ripped open an ATM cabinet to make it capable of running Doom.

Although the heart of the Windows XP machine is well up to the task, the group had to make several additions to its innards as well as install custom software to remap keys.

You can check out the project in the video below, and Engadget reports that since this footage was taken the group has made additional progress.

The quest to get Doom running on every device possible is a longstanding one, but fever for the classic id Software shooter has been reignited by the recent sneak preview of the next game at QuakeCon 2014.

A reboot incorporating elements of the first two Doom games, the new Doom will include run-and-gun focused gameplay, double jumping, the chainsaw and many other classic shooter elements.

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5 Comments

  1. dsr

    Those ATM machines run on Windows, its hardly a feat when there is a desktop PC hidden inside the thing.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. salarta

    If the ATM machine is still in operation as an ATM machine, then the fact it’s still using Windows XP is concerning. Microsoft discontinued support for XP earlier this year, meaning there could be any number of unknown security flaws.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. The_Red

    The greatest FPS of all time keeps getting better. If only everyone could play Doom while behind an ATM machine :)

    #3 5 months ago
  4. TheWulf

    Haa. That’s entertaining, that is. That would be a brilliant improvisational prank if they left that fake ATM around somewhere for people to try to use, recording the results. Sort of like something Improv Everywhere would do.

    @2

    A bunch of cash machines/ATMs run Windows software, you’d be amazed! I saw an article years ago about XP ATMs and how easy they are to screw with and/or bluescreen. They’re pretty secure, apparently, but they’re not all that stable because, well… Windows.

    #4 5 months ago
  5. marporte

    I tried to get some cash and it opened a gateway….TO HELL and an overdraft feee

    #5 5 months ago

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