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FileFront Closing "Indefinitely" March 30th

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Sir_Brizz, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Abvex

    Abvex New Member

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    Well there is http://bigdownload.com (AOL download site for games). However I don't think users can upload their own file. :/
     
  2. Chandler

    Chandler Self Unemployed

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    Looks like I have to go back to fileshack. :(

    At least it's better than fileplanet.
     
  3. Northrawn

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    :rolleyes:
     
  4. xMurphyx

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    FileFront was great. I practically never browsed around on it, but I was always happy to see a link to a FileFront mirror whenever I searched for downloads anywhere.

    mapraider is a good site for all the old content (let's hope it stays up) but it seems like no new maps get approved anymore. I submitted my map in August and it's still awaiting approval. I contacted them thrice but got no anwer. They had a few new maps approved lately, but that "few" amounts to just two for UT2004...
    It's still a huge repository of maps, but it feels like the site is just laying there, waiting to die.
     
  5. Lopar-XL

    Lopar-XL Currently trying to mend my mind, etc.

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    Oh man, what a loss! :eek: :(
     
  6. SPIDEYUT2K7

    SPIDEYUT2K7 I see a blue screen

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    No! this cant be happening! i use very often filefront because the good speed on their mirrors, is a shame really, this site was functioning for years! why they are closing it now? :(
     
  7. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Uhh, wait, are you guys sure this isn't April fools? :\
     
  8. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Hah nice one.

    But if it's the case, you can count on me for never getting back there. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
    Seriously, what a ****ing waste of our time that would be. Not to mention that some people have large files uploaded there with small download limits from their ISP's.
     
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  9. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Would be your loss. ;)
     
  10. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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  11. Larkin

    Larkin Gone

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    They pretty much stopped approving maps due to not getting help from the community when they asked for it last year. They got something like five percent of what they needed if I remember correctly. Add to that, I think its only one person that handles approving of maps. So my guess is he has decided not to take the website that seriously anymore due to a feeling like no one is interested in the site. Which I can't blame him for.
     
  12. QAPete

    QAPete Chief Muckety Muck

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    Hehehe. Yeah, I pay a little attention, even these days.

    Same deal. Economic decision. Both FileFront and eDome ended up being sold to different companies, who had different policies that did NOT include pro-bono service to the community.

    Frankly, even BeyondUnreal is being affected by the economy. Our long-time host (ServerCave) has lost some important hosting business, and has been forced to relocate the remaining servers, including our web and database servers, in a shared environment. I hope that this last move is the last, because the alternatives to ServerCave are not good ones...
     
  13. xMurphyx

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    This may all be true and you may call me ungrateful, but that doesn't make the site any better!
    It's still THE site to go to if you want maps and I will be sad if it does eventually kick the bucket entirely, but it has to be pointed out that it can not serve as a replacement for FileFront in its current state, when it comes to hosting maps.
    Let alone everything else FileFront offered.

    I made Rapidshare mirrors for the little stuff I had on FileFront, but I don't like this solution much because of the waiting times and because of the association with shady business.
     
  14. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    I use MediaFire as well, it's clean, nice and free.
    I can't say I liked FileFront too much though, last year 80% of downloads didn't run for me (clicked Download -> All servers are busy. Try again later. But trying again later does nothing but return the same error...), and the speeds were quite low (I have a 256 KB/s internet and all they ever gave me was 100 KB/s). Some of my own uploaded files were deleted for no reason at all, one link to a ZIP file was replaced by a link to a WAV file, and statistics showed all 0s. Though FF's glory is in quantities, too bad all the unique content will be lost.
     
  15. [NBK]Rattman

    [NBK]Rattman Goo God

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    I have never gotten the all servers are busy message...even when huge patches were released and I was right on the downloads...sorry to hear that
     
  16. Kazimira

    Kazimira Necris Fan

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    Alot of the links refused to work, I kept getting sent to the same add page then onto the dounload if i'm luckyand thay kept removieng maps I was always just about to get off thair site. But it ment I didnt have to sighn up and pay for a site or end up with ten minut to two hour cues for files and everyone used it.

    This wont be good for modders everywhere.
     
  17. [VaLkyR]Assassin

    [VaLkyR]Assassin Kidneythieves and Poets of The Fall Fan

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    :( What a shame. Back to using other crappy sites now :/
     
  18. Bah_Mee

    Bah_Mee No one escapes us!

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    R.I.P. filefront, I also used it as the fastest download site among the others.

    too bad :(
     
  19. NitrousUser

    NitrousUser [BuF]JinxyBoi

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    Nuuuuu, everytime I'd download stuff from the BUfileworks i'd pick the FileFront mirror because of its no BS mechanics and its way good speed.

    Good night sweet prince~
     
  20. Grobut

    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    Sadly, we are losing a lot more than a DL mirror here, we are also losing what was a hub and home for entire modding communities, where will the STALKER modders go now for instance? and how many of thease mods will be lost forever, and not be reuploaded elsewhere? and gone is all the modding information that had a home on their forums, which has practically served as other game's version of the "UnrealWiki" for a long time now, this is where modders went to look up code examples and get help for alot of games.
     

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