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Report article RSS Feed FileFront closes its doors

With the current economical situation another web host closes down.

Posted by Henley on Mar 25th, 2009

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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Chralle-com Mar 25 2009, 5:15pm says:

For filefront!

*drinks a glass of whine*

Let them know that we cared.

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Deathbagel Mar 25 2009, 6:11pm replied:

It's wine

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Shrewsbury Mar 25 2009, 11:16pm replied:

No. It's whine. Definitely.

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koddak99 Mar 25 2009, 5:23pm says:

OH MY ******* GOD! 0_0

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thefidget Mar 25 2009, 5:23pm says:

Ahh I loved that site...maybe one day it will come back

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awesomepossum Mar 25 2009, 5:23pm says:


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FW:ToW_Sushi Mar 25 2009, 5:26pm says:

This is sad :(

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JopiMan Mar 25 2009, 5:27pm says:

Damn... :(

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Radu_IceMan Mar 25 2009, 5:28pm says:

Don't lose hope! One day it might come back and if it does it will be an epic day...

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AwsomeCake Mar 25 2009, 5:31pm says:

noo....not filefront! WHY?! WHY?! :(

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BabyMoseN Mar 25 2009, 5:33pm says:

saad face ;( this sucks man..

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SovereignZuul Mar 25 2009, 5:34pm says:

Terrible news! :(

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Scriabin Mar 25 2009, 5:35pm says:

Moddb needs to incorporate Mediafire or Megaupload. I really don't want to use fileshack.

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Gen0cide_ Mar 25 2009, 7:30pm replied:

AS if they will ever come close to the greatness that was free, loginless, timerless downloads from FileFront. God bless FileFront, may it Rest In Peace

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THElastNINJA Mar 25 2009, 5:37pm says:

Oh no, thats not good at all :( Big thanks to filefront for treating us well.Golden days are now over :(

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PrivRyan Mar 25 2009, 5:40pm says:

Filefront... my fav hosting website :(((
everytime i download stuff, if i see Filefront as a mirror
i immediately click it :(
it always did have like the best speeds and no wait at all for the downloads D:

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Kurton Mar 25 2009, 5:42pm says:

There goes another big chunk of the internet.

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Knights Mar 25 2009, 5:42pm says:

April woot? ? ? ?

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RedBlueGreen953 Mar 25 2009, 5:43pm says:

Wow, this is unexpected... D-X

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spellman23 Mar 25 2009, 5:50pm says:


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kmarvell125 Mar 25 2009, 5:53pm says:

Everytime they do coke this happens. But seriously, damn. Off to megaupload!

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MrTaxikiller Mar 25 2009, 5:58pm says:

DAmm man the best host ever is going down ****, all other download sites are ****** and slow download + regi to download that sux man!!! hope that there is a way to get filefront back on his feedsagian

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Lt.SnoWolf Mar 25 2009, 6:15pm replied:

Agreed hopes are high.

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Bender411 Mar 25 2009, 5:58pm says:

That sucks :(

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Lt.SnoWolf Mar 25 2009, 6:06pm says:

Ill miss that site even though 1 month before it shutdown i couldnt download files from it. Ill miss it... FileFront you have done us gamers well. Rest in peace!

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Yeoman Mar 25 2009, 6:06pm says:

Fileshack: YOU FAIL

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Lt.SnoWolf Mar 25 2009, 6:13pm replied:


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Tatsur0 Mar 25 2009, 6:12pm says:

My bet is it's an April Fools prank.

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Lt.SnoWolf Mar 25 2009, 6:14pm replied:

Doubt that mate, eh? Has Filefront ever LIED to YOU?

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Tokoya Mar 25 2009, 6:22pm replied:

I'd believe that if they didn't tell everybody to retrieve they're files

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LongBottom Mar 25 2009, 6:32pm replied:

April fools?!

I don't think the Filefront team are kids.

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Dremth Mar 25 2009, 6:14pm says:

NO!!!! Filefront was the best. :'(
this sucks so much.

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DerangedFerret Mar 25 2009, 6:17pm says:

****! Filefront was the best host! I used it for practically everything! Ah well, thanks for the notice at least, so I can redownload all those files and get them up somewhere else :(

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Rigelblast Mar 25 2009, 6:22pm says:

This is very sad news. :(
FileFront was my favourite download mirror and one of the best file hosting sites. :'(

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Mischa_Silden Mar 25 2009, 6:24pm says:

Please get better soon FileFront <3

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Rastaman Mar 25 2009, 6:26pm says:

man this sucks badly!

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kukiric Mar 25 2009, 6:27pm says:

I just hope it is just an April's Fool joke, and not a real shutdown =(

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ShadowFear Mar 25 2009, 6:31pm says:

Where filefront goes another shall take it's place!

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KerenskyTheRed Mar 25 2009, 6:33pm says:

Well, there goes my number one hosting service for half-life and C&C...

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Anarkya Mar 25 2009, 6:44pm says:

a minute of silence for Filerfront

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ÐiamonÐ Mar 25 2009, 6:57pm says:

OH LOL, now that I think about it this would make a AWESOME April Fools Joke. I think Tat's is right :D:D:D

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Dejiko Mar 25 2009, 6:59pm says:

FileFront was the only site of its kind I actually liked =/

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card176 Mar 25 2009, 7:04pm says:

**** **** **** **** ****!!!!!! THIS IS THE ******* WORST NEWS I HAVE EVER SEEN =( VERY SAD FACE!!!!!!!!!! File Front was THE BEST(and i REALLY MEAN IT)file hosting site i ever used!!! I usually use File front 4 times a day! P.S. I REALLY HOPE THIS IS A SICK AND CRUEL APRIL FOOLS JOKE and not the REAL deal!

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remeth Mar 25 2009, 7:07pm says:

:'( where will i download everything now i hope that it comes back some day

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Mularac Mar 25 2009, 7:09pm says:

damn. With filefront down, how can we host the mod's downloads anylonger? I've been having certain dificulties using the houston ones...

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Bernardrego Mar 25 2009, 7:24pm says:

That sucks
I started to be able to download things from there

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ShyGuy204 Mar 25 2009, 7:31pm says:

ITS THE END OF THE WORLD, EVERYONE REPENT REPENT *gets headshotted* - RvB reference.

More seriously, this is sad. Hopefully nothing will become of good ol' ModDB here o.o

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klichka Mar 25 2009, 7:35pm says:

No hoops or registration ********
A vast updated library of important files and many mods.

They were perfect and that is why they must die.

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Tron619 Mar 25 2009, 7:38pm says:

Sad a colossus has died

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Eegah Mar 25 2009, 7:39pm says:

That's pretty damn shocking, FileFront was covered in ads & all that. At least it only says the site will be "suspended" in that press release, perhaps they'll recover yet.

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lebonhommequicasse Mar 25 2009, 7:41pm says:

If only this could be some April Fools' Day thing...

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Armageddon104 Mar 25 2009, 7:42pm says:


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