Is Doom playable on a 386? This is the question that I will answer with this video. I built a 386DX-40 PC and benchmarked Doom at all quality and screen size settings.
What do you think? Do you think it's playable or not? Please share your thoughts!
Video link: Is Doom playable on a 386?
Video link: Playing Doom on a 386
Clearly when music and sound is playing, and in later levels, the 386 struggles. Often it's very hard to aim and time the shots. Quite a few pauses when the game loads sounds. Maybe a limitation of 4 MB RAM?