In this youtube video a hacker claims it is easily possible to mod the infotainment system in his Porsche to run the game Doom using the controls of his car to control the game.

This Gizmodo/Sploid story describes the supposed hack:

A YouTuber going by the name vexal uploaded this video tutorial showing what he claims to be a step-by-step guide to playing Doom on the console screen of a Porsche 911. That would be moderately interesting on its own but as he explains, the cars shifter, horn, accelerator and steering wheel all control the game—meaning you drive while you play.

According to his steps, take a flash drive that contains a single file with the car’s VIN number on it. Insert the drive into the Porsche’s USB slot and start the car. That should take the computer system into debug mode. Then, insert the game (he shows Doom II but says it works with the original as well) and select it on the console screen.

Even if possible this seems like a really insane idea. But the explanation seems simplistic to the point of unbelievability. He seems to claim, for example, that the game will just run once the car is in debug mode despite cars not usually running on Windows. Moreover, the controls on the car just work to control the game with no modifications or mapping to send control signals to the game.

Is it a spoof or is it real?

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    cars not usually running on Windows that is not a problem. Doom is probably one of the most ported games in existence, given the popularity and that the orignal source has been released under an open source license. People have ran Doom on tons of unusual systems. – Zoredache Feb 21 '17 at 18:25
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    A porsche 911 does actually runs Windows CE - and there is a few ports of Doom to it. While this doesn't mean much regarding the claim, it at least lends a bit more of credibility to it. – T. Sar Feb 21 '17 at 19:02
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    obligatory comic: smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=2158 – Federico Feb 21 '17 at 22:12
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    Hoax. From 2:12 on, he slightly (unconsciously) moves the steering wheel, but there is no reaction on-screen until when he "demonstrates" how steering is mapped to movement. And the control inputs and the reactions on screen don't really match. There is a random glitch at 2:48 where they did make a cut to the vid (I assume to cover that bit between screen and control input getting really out of sync until the screen gets conveniently obscured by the head rest), the sequence after that when he is actually driving is not really synced either. (t.b.c.) – DevSolar Feb 22 '17 at 9:08
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    (ctd.) Technically it would be possible (that they are using a x86-compatible hardware in there and that you somehow could get Doom to run on it), but I seriously doubt that things like the horn or the gear shifter would even be wired to the computer system (why should they?), which is why I consider this particular vid a hoax. – DevSolar Feb 22 '17 at 9:10

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