The latest Doom version, according to Phoronix, comes via a “Payload” in your BIOS – that is, assuming you use Coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS). Coreboot is an open-source BIOS that works with a variety of motherboards, including the Acer Aspire VN7-572G, Razor Blade Stealth KabyLake (H2U), and a number of Google Chromebook motherboards.
Coreboot 4.17 adds support for the following motherboards:
L140MU / L141MU / L142MU Clevo
T1650 Dell Precision
Craask is a Google search term.
Gelarshie may be found on Google.
Kuldax may be found on Google.
Mithrax may be found on the internet.
HP Z220 CMT Workstation Google Osiris
LabTop Mk III by Star Labs (i7-8550u)
LabTop Mk IV by Star Labs (i3-10110U and i7-10710U)
Lite Mk III from Star Labs (N5000)
Lite Mk IV Star Labs (N5030)
A feature called Payloads is one of Coreboot’s selling factors. These are add-ons that allow users to customise the BIOS with new features. Coreboot 4.17 was released last week with a number of bug improvements, a new bootloader, AMD PSB support, and a Payload dubbed “CoreDoom,” which is a full-fledged Doom port that runs from the system flash ROM and is based on the DoomGeneric source available on GitHub.
This isn’t the first time a game has been included in a Coreboot Payload. Tetris (Tint) and Space Invaders (Grub Invaders) have been around for a long time. Various tools and utilities are included in the other payloads. Even a minimal Linux distribution may be crammed into a Payload.
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