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We built computers, but how many of us have built a computer inside a computer game!

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#1
http://kotaku.com/5650027/man-builds-computer-inside-computer-game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkkyKZVzug&feature=player_embedded

[sigquote]YouTube user TheInternetFTW is well on his way to creating a gigantic working 16-bit computer inside the confines of the popular sandbox game Minecraft. In this video he demonstrates a city-sized, fully-functional arithmetic logic unit, or ALU. The ALU is one of the fundamental building blocks of a central processing unit (CPU), responsible for performing arithmetic and logical operations.

Now that the ALU is complete, the creator plans to continue building the rest of the computer, starting with the memory. Once it's done he hopes to make the computer will run code based on the "Hack" machine described in the book The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles.

Just in case you aren't clear here, the man is building a working computer inside a computer game using a textbook as his guide.[/sigquote]

All I can say is awesome! And of course, will it play crysis?
 

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#2
isnt essentially a virtual machine?
 
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#3
isnt essentially a virtual machine?
yes, it is. it doesn't do the math - it passes it onto the hardware.
the idea of a COMPUTER built out of SOFTWARE is by their definitions impossible.

what he did is program a calculator in a graphic coding language, minefield
still, cool find :)
 

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#4
yea, im not knocking it. just sayin...
 

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#5
cool idea, fairly easy to do though, and of course of zero use other than bragging rights/e-penis
 
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#6
Can it run Crysis?






Sorry. Had to.
 

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I have built a computer inside Garry's mod with wire mod. It calculated Fibonacci's sequence when you inputted a digit. It would display it on a text screen. Problem was, I tried to do Fibonacci 50, and it crashed the server.
 
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#8
Maybe that guy should do something else with his life
 

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#9
http://kotaku.com/5650027/man-builds-computer-inside-computer-game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkkyKZVzug&feature=player_embedded

[sigquote]YouTube user TheInternetFTW is well on his way to creating a gigantic working 16-bit computer inside the confines of the popular sandbox game Minecraft. In this video he demonstrates a city-sized, fully-functional arithmetic logic unit, or ALU. The ALU is one of the fundamental building blocks of a central processing unit (CPU), responsible for performing arithmetic and logical operations.

Now that the ALU is complete, the creator plans to continue building the rest of the computer, starting with the memory. Once it's done he hopes to make the computer will run code based on the "Hack" machine described in the book The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles.

Just in case you aren't clear here, the man is building a working computer inside a computer game using a textbook as his guide.[/sigquote]

All I can say is awesome! And of course, will it play crysis?
That guy needs to get laid! :D