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DWANGO 20th Anniversary!
« on: September 29, 2014, 00:32:01 »



Hello my Odamex friends,

DWANGO's 20th anniversary is approaching. If you're like me and you just can't get enough deathmatch, remember: This is where it all started! The humble beginnings of an online fanbase that just won't die.

When Bob Huntley and Kee Kimbrell pitched the DWANGO idea to id Software, John Carmack and the others were largely uninterested, but the duo found support in John Romero, the godfather of deathmatching! No surprise there right?

This was a time before the internet had really caught on. Doomers had to dial long distance to Houston, TX - Despite this, DWANGO was wildly popular, and the creators reaped a well deserved profit from the subscription fees. By early 1995, over nine thousand subscribers were paying $8.95 a month, some calling from as far as Italy and Australia! It warms my heart to know Aussies have been fragging since the olden days.

The official anniversary date is December 11th, 2014 - I'm early, but hell, why not get our celebratory frags in now!

Screenshots Below:





The main difference between this and the classic DWANGO wads is that every author is actually going to recieve credit - A change of pace, I know!

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Denis Moeller- Map02 (Point Blank 4)

The Prophet- Map03, Map10, Map15, Map21 (PROPHET Series)

Patrick Hook- Map04, Map05, Map25 (HOOKED.wad)

Timer- Map06 (RAT in a CAGE), Map18 (The Pillars)

Emilio Galasso- Map07 (DAMNATION ALLEY II)

The Giggler- Map08 (Giggler3), Map12 (Thrill Me), Map17 (Giggler5)

Michael Daniels- Map09, Map24, Map28 (PudWhacker!)

Tony Hafner- Map11 (Spotlite), Map26 (Ankle Bite)

Alissa Colby- Map13 (GSXR_13)

Cory Malain- Map14 (QUAD KILL)

Shaft- Map16 (Brutal Deathmatch)

Chris Donges- Map19 (Harmony)

Dan Silver- Map20 (Clover Leaf)

PiGMaN- Map22 (WTF-PIGMAN01)

Brent Marvich & Ted Peterson- Map23 (MerDoom II)

Blue- Map27 (The Iron Cross)

Virgil Itliong- Map29 (Church Of Doom II)

Warren Marshall- Map30 (Death By Cyberdemon)

Thrasher & Whiplash- Map31 (Football Stadium)

TraversD- Map32 (Afterlife)

Additional credit to AwesomePanda and other anonymous
contributors for MIDI files. The sky textures are from
Heretic, Sabbat Martyr Deathmatch, and edited Alpha Doom
resources. Map01 was originally created by myself for
dk_dm_2, but this version is improved.


Considering the age of these maps (all created between 1994 and 1998) I am highly impressed by their design and appearance. I think they make a wonderful addition to the DWANGO family.

Enough of this talking, Let's frag!

Download DWANGO20 here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/gdymu7g6htfyg23/Dwango20.zip


Happy 20th anniversary!

« Last Edit: September 29, 2014, 01:07:45 by Doomkid »
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Re: DWANGO 20th Anniversary!
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 14:32:52 »
Awesome! Can't wait to play some of this

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Re: DWANGO 20th Anniversary!
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 20:28:48 »
I need to get an FFA organized some time. I'm usually on from 7PM eastern time onward.. Or 9AM to 1PM Aussie time! I'm sure I could get group of 4-8 players in here.
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Re: DWANGO 20th Anniversary!
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 21:41:16 »
DEFINITELY want to participate. Hopefully my schedule will be nice !
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Re: DWANGO 20th Anniversary!
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2014, 05:13:56 »
Come idle in #odamex at irc.quakenet.org - I'm there really often and always keen for a DM!
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DWANGO 20th Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 10:23:14 »
Ok guys, time to make a 7th anniversary banner. Lets submit a couple as we have done in the past.

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Re: DWANGO 20th Anniversary!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 11:39:47 »
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Re: DWANGO 20th Anniversary!
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 13:21:33 »
SO IS THIS THREAD LOL
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