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News video games 02 October 2019, 15:30

author: Paul Wozniak

Classic Doom Launched on McDonald's Cash Register

A certain 19-year-old managed to launch 1993 Doom on McDonald's electronic cash register. He did it in a few simple steps and now plans to launch Sonic Adventure 2 on his „custom gaming device”.

As you can see, Doom can be fired up on many strange devices.

Probably you are well aware that fans of video games know no boundaries. This is manifested by the constant attempts to run someone's favourite titles on more and more strange devices (e.g. fridge). 19-year-old Twitter user Raio_Ken, a.k.a. Ryan Edgar, boasts of a working copy Doom running on McDonald's electronic cash register.

After visiting the local McDonald's, which was getting rid of outdated cash registers running on Windows XP, Ryan managed to take home one of them. In a private conversation with Kotaku Australia, the 19-year-old told the editor how he fired up Doom on this device.

First he downloaded the ZDOOM port to a USB flash drive, then connected the device to the cash register and activated the automatic boot option from USB. This made the port placed on the flash drive run smoothly on the cash register. Plugging in the mouse and keyboard wasn't a problem either, because Raio_Ken did it with a USB splitter. As you can see in the picture below, in just a few simple steps you can run Doom on a McDonald's cash register.

What else can you play at McDonald's registers?

Ryan also fired upexplorer.exe through the Task Manager, which was launched with CTRL + ALT + DEL, but it was strangely encoded and could do nothing more with it. When asked what he was going to do with the device, the teenager answered that he might use it as a second computer and try to run Sonic Adventure 2 on it.

Doom (1993)

Doom (1993)

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