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Excel as 3D engine

Everyone knows the Easter eggs where Excel97 was turned into a flight simulator and Word97 a pinball game. But that was ten years ago and surely the modern versions can do much more? Enter Excel the 3D engine! Peter Rakos had a bit of time to spare and used Excel to calculate and render basic 3D.

I bet John Carmack is trembling with fear.

About 20 years ago I wrote thousands of lines with assembly code to achieve basically the same thing, but I guess the pain of doing it in Excel is worth a Medal of Honor.

Read the full article at Gamasutra.

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