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Mathias Claussen’s Guide Puts Quake on Your RISC-V Microcontroller — on the Game’s 25th Birthday | Gareth Halfacree,

By June 24, 2021June 25th, 2021No Comments

What brought gaming PCs to their knees back in 1996 can now run on a microcontroller — albeit a surprisingly powerful one.

Mathias Claussen has put together a guide to running classic first-person shooter Quake on a low-cost RISC-V microcontroller board, on the week of the game’s 25th birthday.

Released back on 22 June 1996, id Software’s Quake was a game-changer. Building on the success of Doom, Quake switched to a new engine with true three-dimensional capabilities — and the inclusion of multiplayer plus a soundtrack by Trent Reznor did nothing to hurt its popularity.

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