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Report RSS FileFront closes its doors

With the current economical situation another web host closes down.

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It's always a sad thing when big gaming related websites and products go down, first EGM and now FileFront. Given that ModDB currently uses FileFront as an external mirror its safe to say this hits everyone quite hard, especially modders. FileFront will be closed down in a few days if any of you have any files you have hosted there maybe its best if you re-download them just so you will still have a copy.

FileFront_Management wrote: We regret to inform you that due to the current economic conditions we are forced to indefinitely suspend the FileFront site operations on March 30, 2009. If you have uploaded files, images or posted blogs, or if you would like to download some of your favourite files, please take this opportunity to download them before March 30th when the site will be suspended. We would like to give a warm thank you to all of you who have been part of the FileFront communities we have built together. Your support has had a meaningful impact for all of us here at FileFront. Again, we want to give you a sincere “thank you” for your support over the years and wish you all the very best.


The ModDB staff also would like to thank the FileFront team for the support they have offered over the years and wish the best of luck to everyone effected.

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Sethen
Sethen

This Sucks bro really.

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PeeWee_89
PeeWee_89

Tragic... I could not have seen this coming at all, I'm over at filefront atleast once per day!

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

I agree. File Front was the BEST file host there ever was. NO logins required with the fastest speeds I have ever seen! Too bad the other crappy file hosts like Fileplanet can't learn to actually run a file hosting site well.

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Otreum
Otreum

I have to agree completely there, all the other websites have some kind of insecurity issues with how many members they have or something, so they require registration just to download a file...sigh.
We'll miss you Filefront.....lets hope you come back again another day :(

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hhcheese
hhcheese

I LOVE YOUR FILE FRONT I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU PLEASE COME BACK SOON!!

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Killer_man_1996
Killer_man_1996

WHY FILEFRONT!!! WHY!!!!!!!???

Please ModDB don't close anything if you have problems PLEASE!!!

OMFG I WANT FILEFRONT BACK!!!

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klichka
klichka

As I have said before:
Reliable, No hoops or registration crap, Fast, A vast updated library of important files and many mods.

They are perfect and that's why they must die.

"Honest men starve, while gangsters prosper."

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ricecrispi
ricecrispi

FileFront was the king of the no login/registration file downloading area, it doesn't make sense for FilePlanet to monopolize everything does it? Now that FileFront is down, FilePlanet is re-evaluating the market and we want to support the gamers, modders, and uploaders. Our upload system will get an update to accomodate a large hole left by FileFront. We will focus on a short term and long term solution that gamers and modders been asking for.

All user upload files on FilePlanet can be downloaded with no reg or waiting. Big misconception all files on FilePlanet require registration account to download. Look at Planet Elderscroll, it uses our download system.

The uploader does need login to upload files though. As long the file don't get approved unto the FilePlanet site structure you guys get a free lunch. One problem we are looking at is giving users access to change and modify their file uploads and file info pages.

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smoke4me
smoke4me

That is incorrect. Unless you log into gamespy or IGN you cannot download files from fileplanet. It will take you to a page that says "You must have a fileplanet account to download this file."

Fileplanet was okay up until they put a 'waiting line' system into place a couple of years back. Why should I wait two extra hours just start a download when I might find the same file as a torrent and have that done in less than 30 minutes? :-S

I haven't been this ****** since VALVE shut off the WON servers for half-life... Depressin stuff man...

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Xyrom
Xyrom

Well maybe they're kicking the waiting line (hopefully so) when they update.
"Our upload system will get an update to accomodate a large hole left by FileFront."

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theguyfrom[gt]
theguyfrom[gt]

Just 2 days before "j/k" day...

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MrCowThing
MrCowThing

:( I'm going to miss File Front.

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready

Bummer, I liked FileFront

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fdslk
fdslk

what a kick on the groin man! this really turns me down

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cnc95fan
cnc95fan

Holy ****...

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

What a shame!

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barronofhellion
barronofhellion

wow, that sucks that was my #1 place to put files / get files from...

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8472

Gonna miss FileFront - always provided excellent hosting and downloading.

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SpaceStationK7
SpaceStationK7

Never saw this coming! Some communities are on FileFront exclusively. That'll kill them.

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum

What are the possibilities of bringing them here?

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Streamfox
Streamfox

One of the best filehosting sites. I hope Filefront will only "rest" a bit.

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Herr_Alien
Herr_Alien

I hear that! I mean between file planet (requiring to create an account) and filefront (allowing anybody to download), I'd rather keep filefront and say bye-bye to file planet.
Anyway, I hope they'll have a Phoenix-like rebirth.

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THElastNINJA
THElastNINJA

Totally agree there

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Klon116
Klon116

I´m realy sad to hear this :(

R.i.P. FileFront

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qpac
qpac

Where to upload now? Or where to download from?
Btw, I read somewhere, that there was a magazin from the same guys (1up if I'm correct), which ended as well.

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Henley Author
Henley

Thats why I stated EGM in the above topic...

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qpac
qpac

I failed...

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filetofbaby
filetofbaby

Not necessarily, you might be thinking of Games for Windows which went under but retained it's 1up.com website. Or was it EGM that turned into GFW and we're still thinking of the same mag? I forget what they were called before.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen

Is this some sort of early April's Fools joke? That is SHOCKING!

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fdslk
fdslk

I hope this is a bad joke, but as things are going, probably no.

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Daystranger
Daystranger

Well, if its shutting down 30 march...
But if its not a joke...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO D:

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pielikey
pielikey

Damn, now where are mods going to be uploaded?
Did anyone see this coming? I didn't.

The economy is seriously ****** up right now.

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Shadow85
Shadow85

Will this part of filefront suspended as well? Legacy.filefront.com

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qpac
qpac

Yes, the entire network will shuted down.

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Shadow85
Shadow85

now where can i find the files that this part has.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

I was wondering the same thing. Wow. This really is a blow. Goodbye 600 Kb/s downloads and cool file sites. Q_q We'll miss you badly!

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razorb
razorb

awwww poor filefront :( that sucks big time :/... hope yall that worked there get jobs soon!

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum

Here here.

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NinjaWursti
NinjaWursti

Wow...I'm speechless. Filefront was my All-time-favourite site to get all the stuff i need, always got downloads with the best speed from there. Too sad :(

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Neurological
Neurological

Sad news, I spent years on it, especially for STALKER and Doom 3 stuff.

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ZiroBurno
ZiroBurno

That sucks so much...so unfair...

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LongBottom
LongBottom

That sucks. Filefront was the best place to upload, and so many useful tools on there too.

Oh gosh, the VDC Wiki is gunna have lot's of modding tools gone...

So where's the new place to upload stuff? :(

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Tokoya
Tokoya

Jesus EGM too? I subscribed to them for years until recently. This is kind of depressing...

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crimson_omen
crimson_omen

the good ones always leave us early :(

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Streamfox
Streamfox

Now, most of the users need to find another filehosting site, but most of those sites is full of annoying adds(and viruses maybe?) or you need an account to download that file. So now we need to make an account on a crappy site...

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Fast_Train
Fast_Train

How sadly. It was the great site.

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badtrip712
badtrip712

That was my favourite mirror I'm really sad about it. I was always having my max speed. :(

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moon_monk
moon_monk

Good bye File Front, you treated us well..

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Chralle-com
Chralle-com

For filefront!

*drinks a glass of whine*

Let them know that we cared.

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Deathbagel
Deathbagel

It's wine

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Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury

No. It's whine. Definitely.

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