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Old 11 January 2021, 19:49   #1
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You betray the Amiga by playing DOOM!

"I'm starting to think anyone who plays DOOM on Amiga is paying tribute to the very game that contributed to the death of one of the most friendly computers ever!"

I wrote this sentence, reflecting my feelings about DOOM, in a chat I had about the TF1260, talking about all this 1260 card noise, and no one really bringing a product we can buy to the market. That DOOM sentence is quite interesting actually.

Without doubt, DOOM on PC is credited as being one of those games that helped kill the Amiga scene. So...where is the loyalty? Are you not stomping on Amiga's grave by playing DOOM game on Amiga hardware? Buying crazy expensive cards just to get extra 5 or 10 FPS of DOOM on your Amiga?

#NODOOMONAMIGA! :-)
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Old 11 January 2021, 20:02   #2
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Doom didn't kill the Amiga, Commodore killed the Amiga.

The Amiga should've been onto its third major chipset revision by 1992 with Hombre on the horizon to take on CD equipped PCs and the PlayStation 1.

OCS - 1985
AGA - 1989
AAA - 1992
Hombre - 1995

Inept management lead to years of work being pissed up the wall. ECS was a hotfix for the 3000 and AGA was a stopgap for a stopgap for a stopgap.

I dare say we could, in an alternate timeline, be talking about how Doom helped sell Homebre equipped Amigas and how well it ran on them. The Amiga CD64 should've been a real contender against Sony and Nintendo.

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Old 11 January 2021, 20:07   #3
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Doom didn't kill the Amiga, Commodore killed the Amiga.
Commodore shot the torso bullets. DOOM appears to have been the headshot.
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Commodore shot the torso bullets. DOOM appears to have been the headshot.
'Stop shooting yourself, stop shooting yourself'.


Commodore's Amiga years are a Greek tragedy in 4096 inept acts. They got lucky that the OCS chipset was so wonderfully versatile and overpowered for its time but they weren't interested in keeping it fresh. The engineers were but management were happy selling a near ten year old chipset because they made good money off it. By the time they got round to updating it, the update was already obsolete and there was no way to match or better the oncoming juggernauts of the 32-bit CD era.

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Old 11 January 2021, 20:12   #5
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@YouKnowWho, can you prove that DOOM killed the Amiga? Everyone old enough know the history behind Commodore.
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Old 11 January 2021, 20:22   #7
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'And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.'


OCS will live forever and the charlatans in management that squandered the five year headstart the Amiga had over its rivals all for a quick buck will be forgotten.
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@YouKnowWho, can you prove that DOOM killed the Amiga? Everyone old enough know the history behind Commodore.
Watch this video "Amiga Story Part 2 (The 90s) | Nostalgia Nerd" as of 48m 30s marker...

[ Show youtube player ]
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'And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.'


OCS will live forever and the charlatans in management that squandered the five year headstart the Amiga had over its rivals all for a quick buck will be forgotten.
Tell you what...Amiga computers were actually "nice".

Not like these creepy computers we have today. Spying on us. Watching us. Capturing our data to marketing to us.

Sometimes I feel the entire Tech industry has turned into CREEPY STALKERS!

Amiga had 2 viruses, right? TWO! As in...one virus, two virus - the end. How nice is that? Not even serious one like Covid-19 or whatever. Just 2 common colds...that's all that Amiga had. Beautiful.
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What an utterly ridiculous thread
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Amiga scene is not dead. Only Commodore is.
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Old 11 January 2021, 22:29   #12
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To be honest, I preferred the C64.
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Old 11 January 2021, 22:32   #13
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"Amiga had 2 viruses, right? TWO! As in...one virus, two virus - the end. How nice is that? Not even serious one like Covid-19 or whatever. Just 2 common colds...that's all that Amiga had. Beautiful."

https://www.vht-dk.dk/amiga/warning/warn.htm
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What an utterly ridiculous thread
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DOOMed thread?
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Old 11 January 2021, 23:01   #16
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Okay, I am going to play Gloom tonight..
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"DOOMed thread?"

"id" say so.
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Old 11 January 2021, 23:06   #18
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Okay, I am going to play Gloom tonight..
Gloom? During a pandemic? Oh the humanity. Don't do it!

Organize your icons instead!
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This thread reminds me of that guy everyone knows who sits in the city square shouting at pigeons.
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What an utterly ridiculous thread
These threads, from time to time, makes forum less monotonic.
We can't talk all the time about serious hardware and software issues.

As for the OP question.
I couldn't care less about Doom back then.
Never been that impressive to me
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