Doom 3 in a Web Browser via WebAssembly
March 29, 2020 7:18 PM   Subscribe

I'll give it this -- the time I've spent waiting for it to download is definitely reminding me of 2004.
posted by miguelcervantes at 8:14 PM on March 29 [10 favorites]

Amazing how far we've come but I guess it has been 16 years since Doom 3 was released.

Now you can run it in a browser while complaining that it's too dark, while I snarl "It's SUPPOSED TO BE DARK" under my breath.

The mention of iOS is interesting - I wonder if WASM can provide a way of bringing AAA games to Apple and *nix platforms, even if they are legacy titles.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:37 AM on March 30

You can run it in a browser on your phone. The future is weird.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:22 AM on March 30

I ran out of memory on iOS, so *shrugs*
posted by Yowser at 4:11 AM on March 30

I get 25 fps on a Raspberry Pi 4.

I guess that post comparing the Pi to a Powermac G5 isn't so far off.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 5:47 AM on March 30 [2 favorites]

After leaving the game and closing the tab I was playing in, I had to close my browser window completely to get the game to let go. I kept getting that "We have control of your cursor" drop-down, otherwise.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:52 AM on March 30 [1 favorite]

I couldn't get past the menu on my iPad, but on my ancient MacBook Pro, I got a good 60fps.
posted by SansPoint at 8:54 AM on March 30

Getting cursor grabbiness here, too (Chrome, Mac).
posted by doctornemo at 11:23 AM on March 31

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