This is the background info on one of the most played DOOM levels of all time. Since 1995, Dwango 5 Map 01 has been the usual choice of DOOM players around the world, but with some confusion as to its origins. So here’s the scoop…
In 1995 Brett Maclean (aka Rockt) attended college in San Jose, California with John Pooch (aka Asmo). They started playing Multiplayer Deathmatch DOOM on the San Jose DWANGO Dial-up gaming server, and at Fragfest network gaming parties with Dennis Racine, Dave Allison, Dennis Fong (aka world champion Thresh), and others.
Brett wanted to optimize DOOM 2 Map01 for Deathmatch so he gave John the specs who then modified it with DEU editing utility, then they released it as SS-MAP1.WAD on their dial-up WADLAND BBS and on CDROM.COM.
After it became popular, DWANGO Moderator Aikman included SS-MAP1.WAD in his Dwango 5 compilation of wads made by other players, and the rest is history…
Over two decades later, D5M1 is still being played by DOOM gamers everywhere.
- SS-MAP1 – The original, finally including a txt file.
- DWANGO 5 – Compilation by Aikman of Dwango United featuring SS-MAP1 as Dwango5, Map01.
- DWANGO BEST – Compilation by Snaxe of Dwango United featuring SS-MAP1, plus SHOTGUNS 2 & 3.
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