Apple disappointed many power users when it opted for the cool-looking Touch Bar as the featured new Macbook Pro feature rather than faster CPUs and more RAM, but it’s not all bad.
iOS developer Adam Bell has figured out how to get Doom running on the Touch Bar. It’s not exactly easy to play the game on the 2170 x 60 resolution display which replaced the Macbook Pro’s function keys, but as you can see in the following video the hack does work.
As you can see from the video, the screen real estate is a bit cramped. Still, it is playable — but just barely.
In a second, more usable hack, Bell also displayed Doom‘s status bar on the Touch Bar. That certainly fit a lot better on the strip of screen real estate but it is a rather pointless hack given the high resolution screen on the new Macbook Pro.
But then again, “a rather pointless hack” also describes the Touch Bar itself, so in a way Bell’s work is fitting adaptation of useless hardware.