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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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TH0TH
TH0TH

Another useful website down, as for similar websites, gamershell has always been fast for me, get 1.5mb/s off it most the time, never usually got that much from Filefront tho, and no login :)

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G71TC442
G71TC442

What the hell? EGM closed down? I just ordered a 1-year subscription! ********!

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Henley Author
Henley

EGM closed down a while ago....

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

tis a sad sad day, I would hate to see fileplanet become the one and only :O

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Greg Staff
Greg

ModDB is in the process of provisioning new fileservers over the coming weeks to help cater for the loss of file serving bandwidth.

Keep an eye on the ModDB Official Blog for more soon.

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Spooboy
Spooboy

R.I.P File Front December 2001-March 2009. We'll miss you!

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lewrbm69
lewrbm69

I am the operator of the GRAW Filefront site and this is not a joke sadly it is true.

lewrbm69
www.ghostrecon.filefront.com

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ausbushman
ausbushman

Whoa, that's a bit of a shock. This is not going to be good for all those files hosted on Filefront, I know I've visited the site a lot to download some handy files.

Where else is there to host?

Mediafire is good but has a 100MB limit for the free account. I've used Microsoft's Skydrive a bit and that's not too bad!

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attackmike
attackmike

i got to that site almost once everyday...this sucks..

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dumbdude007
dumbdude007

there's got to be something we can do about this.
EVERYONE DONATE MAYBE?

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Pheist
Pheist

Well, all I have is one question. Will Filefront redeploy once the economy gets back on track? Too many have called it quits. I rather see, "taking a break." Anyways, here's hoping the best.

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dumbdude007
dumbdude007

this isnt the saddest news i got today.
i also found out my dog wont live untill summer :(

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Tokoya
Tokoya

Sorry to hear it mate

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kobrakommander56
kobrakommander56

I signed in to comment on this, and god, i'm horrified. I loved filefront it offered so much for so little, absolutely nothing, and now it makes sense why they closed down. They just couldn't offer such great speeds as they were, and making their financial ends meet. I mourn the passing of Filefront, because back when I was broke it was the best option to Fileplanet.

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP

This makes me a sad panda :(

I ******* hate capitalism.

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Arixsus
Arixsus

I always chose Filefront over Fileplanet..it's a sad day to see yet another Game Industry related Buisness/Website/Published article/Magazine bite the dust.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

It is sad to see this host go, but I would like to offer my host as an alternative download site. If anyone is willing to download entire sites contents such as Elite Force Files, Armada Files, SFC Files, Legacy Files and Bridge Commander Files, or any other website hosted by this service, I will work closely with those wanted to save these files and making them available to download on alternative sites piggy backed off the Modsite Network site. Contact me privately here on modDB so I can arrange an FTP account for uploading to my host. I have 400Gig of server space and over 7Tb of download bandwidth available. Thanks...

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP

Oh shoot that's right too, all those site communities are going to bite the dust too.. that is really bad :( those communities have so many files.

I hope we get everything. I just wish they could make a master backup for us and let us grab copies of our data via snail mail :(

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n5p29
n5p29

Then, are those files will be disappeared as well??
Please!! Someone BACKUP THEM!!

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Havoc_frost
Havoc_frost

I cant believe this, the best place for downloading stuff is going down.
i have dowloaded tons of stuff from that site.
now where are we going to get fast download speeds and top notch service ? :( :( :(

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gregfriis
gregfriis

Great. Now we have to use FailPlanet.

This is the worst day of my life.

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Darknessvamp
Darknessvamp

;(....

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Bigglesworth
Bigglesworth

:( Super sad face, Filefront was one of the best file hosting sites iv kown, WHY FILERFRONT ...............WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jokerme
Jokerme

it was too slow and everyone was using it. this is good for only me then :) but i'm sorry for you, really. it was a good site i guess.

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Daystranger
Daystranger

More likely it was "slow" cos your provider is an a***hat.
YOUTUBE is "too slow" for couple of my friends.

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T-Mckenney
T-Mckenney

Aww man. This sucks. now what will i do for hosting?

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP

there's still a few smaller hosting companies that'll take you on board- they won't be as good as FileFront though :(

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Soul_XP
Soul_XP

Ah crap their closing :(.

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mangotropici
mangotropici

tragic, simply tragic. :(

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar

What if this is the lead-up to the biggest April Fool's ever?????
I don't really believe in that...but with FileFront closing down my ability to think rationally is starting to fade away...Filefront, you will be missed!

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Szaddam
Szaddam

It's a shame, if the developers, or the publishers supported the site, maybe they wont need to close. It's a lots of mods there, i bet some of the people bought a game, cause the good mods that can be found there, personally i bought my Orange Box not for the Tf2 nor the Portal, but for the awesome mods. And Filefront is THE BEST SITE to find good mods. And btw a lot of the mods from the Moddb can be downloaded via filefront.
The worst news since 1920.

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Lord_Horu$
Lord_Horu$

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOO PLEASE THAT'S NOT TRUE PLEEEEAAAASSEEEEE.
GOD DAMN NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
On march 30th i will lose a very good friend *snief*
AAAWWWW now i have to use FilePlanet f***

God damn it, DAMN IT...

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Wilhelm_III
Wilhelm_III

Wow, what a kick to the nuts, you know? Seriously.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

Hope they will be back when the economic get back, and I'm going to look and see if i can find a "Donations" then.

I hope i got a job in 6 month and give em some.

File Front, Great support and I'm going to miss u.
But i got the hope intact that u will return in a better future!

Thx for everything.

--Lord Derex.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

Sry...

Cant delete this.
Just bury!!!

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sauerfreak
sauerfreak

Nooooo! Not FileFront!!! *sobs hopelessly*

In memorandum of FF: They kicked FilePlanet's *ss.

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8205Mills
8205Mills

omg **** my life. Filefront gave me 700kb-2mb download speeds almost everytime. Granted I am only one state away that is not suprising, but still. I ******* hate registering to download or even worse, all that "BECOME A PREMIUM MEMBER OR WE WILL CAP YOUR DOWNLOAD AT 2KBS PER SEC LOL." I hope everyone who is responsible for this dies a horrible death.

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omayksilo
omayksilo

It is a real shame to see things go this way for Filefront. Over the years, they have offered those of us with creative talents and opportunity to share our maps, mods and updates with others. In loss, I think we all understand that bit more just how useful Filefront was.

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Supahchikin
Supahchikin

The Filefront download speeds over here in Europe were sloooooooooooooooooooooow,so im not gonna miss Filefront as much as the rest of you..

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

yeah i got sh*tty 100kb/s instead of my 1,2MB/s

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martin9308
martin9308

a sad day

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smokeythebear
smokeythebear

This really sucks.

Filefront & it's hl2 portal were the best

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darthmop1
darthmop1

it happened so fast, what a shame that it gets closed :(

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Xos100
Xos100

I think i'm gonna scream... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA... Thank you filefront, it's been fun!

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lcpuche
lcpuche

Man falling off cliff: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo *wind blows* Splat

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Daystranger
Daystranger

Thats why I'll never try cliff diving with parachute. LMAO.

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NGS616
NGS616

NO YOU FOOLS!!!

......april fools specifically...

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nopushbutton
nopushbutton

Aww... This was my favorite file host.

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SeeEh
SeeEh

How come this happen?? I thought Filefront had great support

This is surreal. why close the best site on the internet?

So sad

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Twerty
Twerty

WHAT?! Filefront was absolutely my favorite file hosting place, whenever I see it in a list of mirrors, I always pick it first... no waiting or anything stupid, 1 gig per upload... I just sent something to a friend over the weekend! Screw the banks, FILEFRONT needs to be given an economic bailout. :[

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