Posted By: wraggster
Finally the PS2 gets some homebrew loving
Lukasz has ported Doom to the PS2, heres the details:
Doom by id Software seems to available for every platform known to man, except for the PlayStation 2. So I wondered how long it would take to port it over to PS2 and the answer to that question turned out to be less than 3 hours. Using the PS2 port of SDL, gsKit (SDL requires it for video) and PS2SDK, all available from PS2dev.org Subversion repository and a SDL port of Doom available here, I managed to get a very basic (read: hackish) port of Doom running on the PS2 without much effort.
I’ve only tested the port over PS2Link and it will most likely not run from a CD-R. There is no sound, however there is support for sound in PS2 SDL, but does not appear to work with Doom and I havn’t investigated the cause. Saving and loading of games works, as they just save to host/PC. The Dualshock controls are as follow (USB keyboard and mouse are untested)
Left Analog Stick : MoveCross : EnterSquare/R1 : CTRL / FireCircle/R2 : Space / Open doorsTriangle : EscapeL1 : xL2 : yL1 and L2 are for entering savegame namesI will not continue to work on this port, it was just a quick nostalgic proof of concept port :-)
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