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August 7th 1999.

Screenshot of Wadworld After Doom was ported to the Amiga, I designed this site to cynically cash in on the wave of euphoria. It even had a hidden Amiga Power shrine.

Sadly, I was not the first to this, and despite being called Wadworld it was something of a running joke that there were barely any wads to be found on the site. It also conincided with yet another decline of Amiga usage so interest in the site was always going to be niche.

Other problems were also appearing. The message board was only ever full of abuse and inane witterings. The voting booths never worked. Broken links were rife. Updates were eratic.

The final nail in the coffin was when I decided to check on the site one day in January to find it had gone. It was only a few weeks later that I recieved an e-mail from Fortunecity explaining how one of their hard drives and its backup had been hit by failiure. These drives should be capable of running without error for ninety-nine years. Bizarely, my site was one of the unlucky few hit by this failiure. It was on this note that Wadworld bowed out.

I would like to just take a moment to laugh in the faces of all those who said it was impossible to 'do' Doom on the Amiga. A-ha ha ha. Even if it did come four years too late...

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