Wolfenstein 3D is now fully playable in CGA even on an 8088! #VintageComputing #Gaming

Wolfenstein 3D is now fully playable in CGA (a low-rez color and black and white display standard on the first IBM PCs and compatibles)!  A 80286 is no longer required either, as it will run on an 8088 under MS-DOS! 

Includes support for CGA composite mode if you have a CGA card that can output NTSC composite video.

If you want to play on a laptop or palmtop with a monochrome LCD screen, there is an option to play in 640×200 monochrome mode. These screens commonly have the black and white colors reversed so this mode also inverts the colors back to normal.

Running with the ‘timedemo’ command line option will play the demo as fast as possible and report your average frame rate. A fun way to benchmark a retro PC.

See the video demo below and read more on this Twitter thread. The full source code and binaries available on GitHub.

 


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