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Dec 22 2012, 2:02pm Anchor

Everything explained here:
Gamefront.com

If your country isn't in the allowed list anymore then you simply can't download anything on moddb...
But there's also possible troubles with countries allowed so check it.

Fun fact for me: France is not allowed but french guyana is... Something just ain't right ! I guess more countries will be added lather.

Edited by: Dr.Goupyl

Dec 22 2012, 5:22pm Anchor

I'd say France has laws that gamefront doesn't like but french guyana does.   Or there's an enormous amout of pirates in France & relatively little in the other location.

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Dec 22 2012, 5:45pm Anchor

They arent explaining a thing. They just kicked out a good number of users, me included.
Guess its time to find another place to get mods.

Dec 22 2012, 6:40pm Anchor
TheHappyFriar wrote:I'd say France has laws that gamefront doesn't like but french guyana does.   Or there's an enormous amount of pirates in France & relatively little in the other location.

Well it's the same laws in guyana and here and pirates ? that's nonsense ! From here that's just looks extremely random.
Yeah i might be exagerate when i say "explaining" but that's just a brutal fact, why are so much country missing ? I don't see any reason why.

ROFL, i almost fell of my chair when i saw that: even the French Southern Territories are allowed ! ITS F*KING ANTARCTICA !! there's like 500 people living here with 490 scientist !!
Gamefront what is wrong with you ?

EDIT: found a list of the "banned" countries.
Twcenter.net

Edited by: Dr.Goupyl

Dec 22 2012, 9:16pm Anchor

I don't know, I was just trying to think of something.  The countries don't seem to make sense: no japan but the korea's & china are ok.  that means it's not one of those "can't send your code to a US enemy" kind of thing.  They're not blocking the mid-east countries.  The only thing that comes to mind is international laws some how.

EDIT: if they kicked out a good portion of their people it could definitly have to do with copyright laws on those countries.  IE a Halo mod in US might be illegal but in Russia be legal, for example, because they don't regonize US copyright law, so they no longer handle that grey area.

Edited by: TheHappyFriar

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Dec 23 2012, 6:23am Anchor

Apparently on the forum they say it can be an economic reason: not enough money was made in this countries and too much downloads were requested, meh...

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Dec 23 2012, 7:04am Anchor

we are working on more mirrors. and if you look at the countries in that list it is typically high traffic but non english speaking. so my guess is that don't really sell ads in those places hence they couldn't justify / afford the bandwidth

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Dec 23 2012, 1:11pm Anchor

damn... wish fileplanet was still good.  :/

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Dec 23 2012, 2:25pm Anchor

So as a Swede this site is now completely useless to me? :(

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