Check Out Quake Running on a Hitachi V-422 Oscilloscope

on December 29, 2014 8:51 PM

I remember when I went to high school many of my friends would tinker with tools like graphing calculators to get games like Pokémon or Pac-Man on them to pass by time in class. Never have I ever imagined putting a game like Quake on a device like an oscilloscope.

Finnish modder Pekka Väänänen has done just that, making the classic id Software game run on a Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope. For those that have never heard of an oscilloscope, it is a device used to test varying electrical signal voltages, displaying them in waveform signal graph. Here Väänänen has rendered the game through the oscilloscope, giving it a very distinctive appearance that reminds me of what I’d imagine things would look like on a fully functional Pip-Boy.

You can read the full instructions that go over my head here and watch a playthrough of Quake‘s first level in the video below.

Andrew was enraptured by video games at a young age by series such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. A self-proclaimed recovered Dota 2 addict, you can find him enjoying the best games that the PC has to offer. Outside of writing about video games, Andrew enjoys binging Netflix, reading a good book and throwing money at anything and everything Star Wars related. He probably finds your lack of faith disturbing.