A Minecraft player recently showed off a picture of the game being run on a CRT TV. The picture provides a glimpse of what Minecraft looks like on the old device.
The CRT – short for Cathode Ray Tube – TV was one of the earliest televisions to be invented, with its origins dating back to the late 1800s. However, it has long since largely fallen out of use, with most people using newer types of TVs such as LCDs. Minecraft, meanwhile, began development in 2009, decades after the CRT TV was first made available to the public.
The picture was posted by LordChickenNugget23 on Reddit. In the picture, the CRT TV’s screen shows the player in one of Minecraft’s plains biomes. The game seems to be rendered almost completely in grayscale, and has the horizontal scan lines across the display which are inherent to CRT TVs. The TV is shown to have a keyboard attachment allowing Minecraft’s PC version to be played on it. According to subsequent posts by LordChickenNugget23, they were able to run the game on the CRT TV using adapters.
The practice of playing both newer games and retro videogames on old CRT televisions has arisen within the gaming community over the past few years. Numerous gamers have attested that CRT TVs provides better image resolution for games than LCD TVs – particularly in the case of older games. Other gamers, meanwhile, claim that…
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