Do you remember playing DOOM when you were younger? It doesn’t even have to be DOOM specifically, it could be any one of the DOS-based first person shooters from back in the day – they all look and behave pretty similarly. Me personally, I played a decent amount of Wolfenstein 3D and Duke Nukem as a kid. Not exactly the same as DOOM, but close enough.
See they all had a very similar layout. Most of the screen is your first-person view. Your weapon of choice is displayed at the bottom middle of the screen, as you point it at your potential enemies. Stats like health, armor, ammo, points etc. populate the outer border of the screen.
Here’s a screenshot from DOOM 2, in case you’ve never played a FPS of this vintage:
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So that’s all well and good, but once you’ve played the game enough times, it starts to get a little repetitive and predictable. What if you could make some custom modifications to the game yourself? You could probably have endless fun with it.
And let me tell you, this mod of the game looks like endless fun… Well, that is until it blows up in your face like most things Tim “The Toolman” Taylor touched.
Basically, someone took the classic DOOM game, got into the game files, and replaced every single texture and sound file the game uses with a grunting Tim Allen. Yeah.
This is what this masterpiece looks and sounds like. Make sure you turn your speakers up!
That video has been making the rounds for a few months now, but I only saw it today, thanks to the folks at A.V. Club and Rich Wigmore for sharing it on Facebook.
If you’re wondering how to go about doing this on your own computer, you better be pretty good at that kind of stuff, because it takes some doing. You can actually find instructions in the video description, but you have to be running Linux on your computer for it to work. It does look pretty much unplayable, though… But maybe that’s the point.
Oh, and if you thought that background music was pretty catchy like I did, you might be pleased to find that you can listen to it separately from that video – and it’s pretty hilarious even without the visual part.
And just for nostalgia’s sake, here’s each and every one of the 662 grunts from the entire 203-episode run of Home Improvement, in order. I didn’t know I needed this so bad until I watched it.