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GameFront File Storing Policy Changed!

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by Tux Android, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Tux Android

    Tux Android ......................

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    NOTICE: GameFront's "Terrible" File Hosting FAQ

    I don't host any files or upload hardly any, but for the people that do this must suck big time. I can see a lot of old UT99/UT2004/UT3 maps and mods just disappearing completely if not hosted somewhere else. It's a good thing I'm almost done downloading what I want.

    Anyway, here's what's in the link:
    http://www.gamefront.com/file-hosting-faq/

    GameFront File Hosting Rules Changelog – 11-05-2012
    On July 19, 2012, several new rules regarding GameFront's file hosting service are going into effect.

    1. New deletion rules for registered user files:
    These rules will go into effect on July 19, 2012. After that date, files uploaded to a registered user account will need 1 download every 60 days to avoid deletion. If a "user file" is not downloaded at least once in a sixty day period, it will be automatically deleted due to inactivity. If a user file receives at least 1 download every sixty days, it will stay on GameFront indefinitely. This rule will affect new files you upload, as well as files you already store on the site. After July 19, 2012, if files uploaded to your user account have not been downloaded at least 1 time in a 60 day period, they will be deleted.

    2. Allowed file types:
    Only files listed on our whitelist below will be accepeted by the system.

    3. New video file rules:
    Gameplay videos must be in one of the formats listed below on our whitelist, and must be 10 minutes long or less.

    PS: If you want to submit one of your UT99/UT2004/UT3 stuffs to the official GameFront general archive that preventing get deleted from the site through your dashboard, here's how at the link: http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/674369

    Downloads from territories.
    As the first file hosting rules changelog had been changed, there is one awkward thing I don't like: the following territories below are able to download from GameFront. If you're not in one of the below territories then, unfortunately, you will be unable to download files from GameFront (you can only upload your file to GF).

    AD – Andorra
    AE – United Arab Emirates
    AF – Afghanistan
    AG – Antigua and Barbuda
    AI – Anguilla
    AL – Albania
    AM – Armenia
    AN – Netherlands Antilles
    AO – Angola
    AQ – Antarctica
    AS – American Samoa
    AT – Austria
    AU – Australia
    AW – Aruba
    AZ – Azerbaijan
    BA – Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BB – Barbados
    BD – Bangladesh
    BE – Belgium
    BF – Burkina Faso
    BG – Bulgaria
    BH – Bahrain
    BI – Burundi
    BJ – Benin
    BM – Bermuda
    BN – Brunei Darussalam
    BO – Bolivia
    BS – Bahamas
    BT – Bhutan
    BV – Bouvet Island
    BW – Botswana
    BY – Belarus
    BZ – Belize
    CA – Canada
    CC – Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    CD – Congo, Democratic Republic
    CF – Central African Republic
    CG – Congo
    CH – Switzerland
    CI – Cote D’lvoire (Ivory Coast)
    CK – Cook Islands
    CM – Cameroon
    CV – Cape Verde
    CX – Christmas Island
    CY – Cyprus
    CZ – Czech Republic
    DE – Germany
    DJ – Djibouti
    DK – Denmark
    DM – Dominica
    DO – Dominican Republic
    DZ – Algeria
    EE – Estonia
    EH – Western Sahara
    ER – Eritrea
    ET – Ethiopia
    FI – Finland
    FJ – Fiji
    FK – Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
    FM – Micronesia
    FO – Faroe Islands
    GA – Gabon
    GB – Great Britain (UK)
    GD – Grenada
    GE – Georgia
    GF – French Guiana
    GH – Ghana
    GI – Gibraltar
    GL – Greenland
    GM – Gambia
    GN – Guinea
    GP – Guadeloupe
    GQ – Equatorial Guinea
    GR – Greece
    GS – S. Georgia and S. Sandwich Isles.
    GT – Guatemala
    GU – Guam
    GW – Guinea-Bissau
    GY – Guyana
    HM – Heard and McDonald Islands
    HR – Croatia (Hrvatska)
    IE – Ireland
    IL – Israel
    IO – British Indian Ocean Territory
    IQ – Iraq
    IR – Iran
    IS – Iceland
    JM – Jamaica
    JO – Jordan
    KE – Kenya
    KG – Kyrgyzstan
    KH – Cambodia
    KI – Kiribati
    KM – Comoros
    KN – Saint Kitts and Nevis
    KW – Kuwait
    KY – Cayman Islands
    KZ – Kazakhstan
    LA – Laos
    LB – Lebanon
    LC – Saint Lucia
    LI – Liechtenstein
    LK – Sri Lanka
    LR – Liberia
    LS – Lesotho
    LT – Lithuania
    LU – Luxembourg
    LV – Latvia
    LY – Libya
    MA – Morocco
    MC – Monaco
    MD – Moldova
    ME – Montenegro
    MG – Madagascar
    MH – Marshall Islands
    MK – F.Y.R.O.M. (Macedonia)
    ML – Mali
    MM – Myanmar
    MN – Mongolia
    MO – Macau
    MP – Northern Mariana Islands
    MQ – Martinique
    MR – Mauritania
    MS – Montserrat
    MT – Malta
    MU – Mauritius
    MV – Maldives
    MW – Malawi
    MZ – Mozambique
    NA – Namibia
    NC – New Caledonia
    NE – Niger
    NF – Norfolk Island
    NG – Nigeria
    NI – Nicaragua
    NL – Netherlands
    NO – Norway
    NP – Nepal
    NR – Nauru
    NU – Niue
    NZ – New Zealand (Aotearoa)
    OM – Oman
    PA – Panama
    PF – French Polynesia
    PG – Papua New Guinea
    PK – Pakistan
    PM – St. Pierre and Miquelon
    PR – Puerto Rico
    PS – Palestinian Territory, Occupied
    PW – Palau
    PY – Paraguay
    QA – Qatar
    RE – Reunion
    RW – Rwanda
    SA – Saudi Arabia
    SB – Solomon Islands
    SC – Seychelles
    SD – Sudan
    SH – St. Helena
    SI – Slovenia
    SJ – Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
    SK – Slovak Republic
    SL – Sierra Leone
    SM – San Marino
    SN – Senegal
    SO – Somalia
    SR – Suriname
    ST – Sao Tome and Principe
    SV – El Salvador
    SY – Syria
    SZ – Swaziland
    TC – Turks and Caicos Islands
    TD – Chad
    TF – French Southern Territories
    TG – Togo
    TJ – Tajikistan
    TK – Tokelau
    TM – Turkmenistan
    TN – Tunisia
    TO – Tonga
    TT – Trinidad and Tobago
    TV – Tuvalu
    TZ – Tanzania
    UA – Ukraine
    UG – Uganda
    UM – US Minor Outlying Islands
    US – United States
    UZ – Uzbekistan
    VA – Vatican City State (Holy See)
    VC – Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
    VG – British Virgin Islands
    VI – Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    VU – Vanuatu
    WF – Wallis and Futuna Islands
    WS – Samoa
    YE – Yemen
    YT – Mayotte
    ZA – South Africa
    ZM – Zambia
    ZW – Zimbabwe

    The more you upload, people from territories that are not listed above will get an 403 error from the file you uploaded, and the files from your dashboard will be deleted for 60 days for inactivity. To all UT modders, DON'T USE GameFront anymore! Use MediaFire, UTzone.de, Dropbox or any file hosting sites instead!

    PS: Some file hosting sites (like MediaFire) have possible limitations for free account in terms of storage size, upload size limit, traffic/bandwidth and expiration. If you don't know then, here's the link and see the difference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_hosting_services (or see the following from file hosting sites)

    I created this thread for solely purpose that old and new people may not wish visited to GameFront site. Thank you for reading this.

    Cordially,
    Private Tux (formerly Tux Android)
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  2. dr.flay

    dr.flay Dr.Flay™

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  3. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    I've got all my maps saved on backup in case I need to re-upload for some folks who want to play them.
     
  4. leilei

    leilei ANIME ELF'S !!

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    If you do it through a partner site like moddb or mapraider there's a chance it might stay a bit more indefinite.
     
  5. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    It's a good thing I'm almost done downloading what I want too!;) wait...:eek:....seen this before...;)
     
  6. dr.flay

    dr.flay Dr.Flay™

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    I have been informed by FeraliDragon that yes, if you upload via ModDB, they should be permanent.

    Anyone who already has uploads at risk, can log in and "submit" the file for permanent storage.
    CaptainSnarf over at the Epic games forum has posted what you need to know about keeping you mods and maps safe on ModDB File/GameFront.
    http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/674369
     
  7. Tux Android

    Tux Android ......................

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    WTF?

    There it goes again on GameFront, new FAQ updated 11-05-2012, can't download any UT2004/UT3 files on my country through GameFront. Move to another file host outside the site. What's the fuzz is all about GameFront?

     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  8. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    I'm in Italy and can actually download files from this shit website.
     
  9. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    someone in South Africa cannot...........me thinks the list is flawed
     
  10. Spieler

    Spieler New Member

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    This long and seemingly arbitrary country list is pretty bizarre and unworthy of the internet age. I was also on the page in question, only I couldn't find any reason given for these measures.
     
  11. Tux Android

    Tux Android ......................

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    First post is updated.

    PS: If this thread is in the UT3 sub-forum, may I duplicate this thread in any sub-forums? Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  12. Wormbo

    Wormbo Administrator Staff Member

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    lol @ "Best viewed at 1366x768 resolution"

    Still, posts deleted, as they point out a site that offers very very questionable content related to the games discussed on BUF.
     
  13. evilgrins

    evilgrins God of Fudge

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    One of many reasons I use mediafire. I can leave my account alone for months without adding to it and it doesn't delete anything.
     
  14. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Thanks I'll keep that in mind.
     

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