Date: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016, 05:21
Category: Fun, Hack, Hardware, MacBook Pro, News, Software, Touch Bar
The Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro notebooks has its fans and its detractors, but the fact that developer Adam Bell was able to run a copy of the classic shooter “Doom” on it is nothing short of awesome.
Keep in mind that since the Touch Bar is essentially a mini Apple Watch jammed above the notebook keyboard, there’s no reason it too can’t get involved. Bell stepped up to the plate for this one, uploading the following killer video to YouTube:
Granted, the Touch Bar’s 2170 x 60 resolution doesn’t make it easy, although the game’s sound effects are so evocative you could presumably navigate levels based on audio alone. In a more useful iteration, Bell also dropped Doom’s HUD onto the Touch Bar, which certainly fits a lot better, but would be a bit of a pain to use.
This may be semi-useless as well as fun, but it’s still an incredibly cool hack and it’ll be interesting to see what comes down the pipe for the Touch Bar in the months to come.