I was once hooked on Flappy Bird. Millions of us were. But not quite like this.
Balázs Bank has decided that in the event that he doesn’t have his phone on him, his e-cigarette will do. Bank wanted to play the infamous and addictive game on his eVic-VTC Mini e-cigarette. Because the device has upgradable firmware, Bank was able to port the game to his vape.
Note that you can’t exactly smoke and play at the same time, but somehow I think gamers and smokers will forgive him. Honestly, the game works quite well, given that it’s running on a freaking e-cigarette:
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DISCLAIMER: Flash this firmware at your own risk. I will not take any responsibility for damaging your device.
1. Download and unzip the compressed folder.
2. Connect the eVic-VTC Mini to the computer.
3. Open the official UpdateFirmware.exe (it’s in the archive, or you can download it from Joyetech’s site).
4. Click Update button then select FlappyBird.bin.
5. Enjoy (or not) the ‘game.’
Reinstall original firmware:
1. Disconnect the usb cable and the battery from the VTC Mini.
2. Push the right button (and hold) on the VTC Mini, plug in the USB cable, release the button.
3. Now you can install the original firmware (also found in the archive or downloaded from official site) with the updater.
Please note that I made this in a few hours, and it’s still in beta stage.
Bank didn’t stop there. His second video shows the game Snake ported to the e-cigarette as well.
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