Getting Doom running on this screen was no small feat, as it took months to get there. It was necessary toin depth the Linux system operated by the tractor. To give Doom a peasant vibe, the hacker has also changed the look of the game. It’s in a field of that the scenes take place and it is also on a tractor that the fights take place. Playing Doom on a tractor is just the fun side of this hack.
— Sick.Codes (@sickcodes) August 14, 2022
Hacking the system of a John Deere tractor to play Doom on its control screen is possible.© Sick Codes Twitter
“Hacker” to be able to repair a tractor
In fact, by accessing the heart of the, it is possible to help farmers get around the blockages that prevent them from carrying out the slightest repair themselves on the tractor. To succeed, it took Sick plays the to be soldered by directly integrating a root access on the printed circuit of the tractor.
This clamping of tractors is also of interest, as we have seen recently: the John Deere tractors stolen by the Russians in Ukraine could be. That said, when it comes to being able to repair a tractor yourself, in the face of criticism from farmers, John Deere announced a few months ago that it would allow independent repair shops to work on its models.