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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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andrenilsen
andrenilsen

Dammit, my number 1 downloading site :(

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Anderwin
Anderwin

This is the saddest news I ever read in my life. I have use this site for a long time now, I can't even remember when I start to use it.

But one big problem with Moddb now is this: All the mods some are dead will have no more files if they just hosted them on Filefront.

What will Moddb do whit this problem? A lot of mods will dead, and don't have the support site anymore.

All .files site will even go to hell.
Like: Battlefield2.filefront.com and so on!

OMG, this will kill a lot of mods, even games!

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Aro
Aro

Drama queen.
Sure it's sad, but it's not the worst thing ever.

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CossRooper
CossRooper

This SUCKS. I literally have memories of this place. I spent years asking my parents to download stuff, and going and d/l-ing all the BF1942 mods I could ever want. I don't think they realize that for many mods, this is the final place where all of them are still d/l-able. I seriously thought about this recently: I thought about backing up all my favotite BF42 skinpacks, maps, and mods to an external HDD. Then I thought, no need! Filefront and all its game specific sites will always be there, after all: thats where I had gotten all my stuff before! this is obviously not the case, and I am ******.

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DoctorShark666
DoctorShark666

that really hurts

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Snake_RR
Snake_RR

Inconceivable, just like that - one of the most important gaming/modding and file hosting sites comes down, absolutely shocking ಠ_ಠ

Rest in peace FileFront, we shall never forget you *saves farewell page for future reference* Farewell.filefront.com

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Rook98
Rook98

Filefront was the best...

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ricecrispi
ricecrispi

Trust me, not an April's Fool joke.

The parent company, Ziff Davis, sold nearly every other property except for FileFront.com a year ago and industry has taken a turn for the worse.

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Firesprayer
Firesprayer

How sad, I loved filefront. It was safe, easy, no registrations, and fast! It was my favorite file hosting website. Im sure many people will miss it.

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Pvt.Midnight
Pvt.Midnight

well i be damned i was GONING TO GET ******* THEY HUNGER
WELL DONE MODDB U MADE EVRE1 SAD

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Minuit
Minuit

I hardly think it's ModDB's fault, genius.

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piper647
piper647

RIP

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Torico
Torico

lol nice try, people are so gullible

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DarthNader26
DarthNader26

I always used FileFront links if I was downloading something. None of that ******** INSERT THE LETTERS IN THIS IMAGE / YOU HAVE HIT YOUR DOWNLOAD LIMIT / WE CLAMP YOUR SPEEDS LOL crap.

Goddamn.

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Pyrefly
Pyrefly

the best is banished

where will i go for reliable uploads now :(

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zxcjcxhlkj324hl321kj
zxcjcxhlkj324hl321kj

damn it now i have to got to crappy *** filehippo. well there is still gamershell, but its not that great and fileplanet sucks ****. i hope it comes back one day...

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8205Mills
8205Mills

6 Hours later and I am still devastated.

Darthno.ytmnd.com

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Mighty_BOB!
Mighty_BOB!

So how is this going to affect ModDB? (Like your bandwidth costs now that a major mirror for files is gone.)

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PlaidBaron
PlaidBaron

Noooo! I loved filefront... :( Too bad they can't get enough donations or anything...

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CC-2224_Cody
CC-2224_Cody

You know its so true that u appreciate things more when you lose them.... JKfiles will be missed! Worst news since end of BSG, and that was a week ago! They should really just take FilePlanet, I would gladly sacrifice them for FileFront.... Goodbye FileFront, you will be missed.

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roarkethe
roarkethe

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.................

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neurosol
neurosol

****...

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freredarme
freredarme

Oh no !! No =(
I loved that site, very best website.
:(

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NuTj0b
NuTj0b

Sad news...

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4CH!
4CH!

These are terrible news...

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L0K
L0K

Pretty sure this is some cruel joke. If filefront can fall, whose next :`(

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m82sniper
m82sniper

FilePlanet.

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█

This is really sad guys...

I downloaded many things from this site...

=(

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Orion
Orion

This news has come late for me seeing as I've been busy with RL matters etc. lately.

However, it's very sad news all the same! FileFront and the guys behind it have been awesome service providers to date! I wish the staff all the best for their future careers and sincerely hope something really good can be saved and achieved from the ashes so-to-speak!

Thanks for everything you've done for us to date FileFront team! You'll be missed no doubt! :(

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

YIPEEE!!FF was so horrible

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ÐiamonÐ
ÐiamonÐ

Lets see you make a awesome file provider for everyone to use for free.

Oh wait...

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

mediafire is 100x times better :P

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Over the many long years, I have come to love FileFront. It did not require you to log in. It gave you excellent speeds, and you did not have to pay for these excellent speeds. It seems that FilePlanet will be the new FileFront for many people. Well **** FilePlanet, with your log in or no downloads system, your "You have to log in in order to skip this line and download faster", your insane amount of meaningless advertisments.. **** all of that. All I can do is hope that when April 2 comes around, FileFront will still be with us.

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ThatTrunkMonkey
ThatTrunkMonkey

What if it's an April fools joke? They said the March 30th, so maybe they'll close it, or fake close it, then on April 1st they say 'April Fools!" and everything'll be good.
:(

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cupoftea
cupoftea

I can't believe this. This can't be happening. Where else can you host all those mods? NO!
Thank You FileFront, for existing. Thank You Very Much.
It's really sad to hear this. Well.. That's it then I guess.
Grtz, CupOfTea

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cupoftea
cupoftea

I hope so ThatTrunkMonkey.

This means they're gonna close down this one too: Halflife2.filefront.com
No. NO!

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

BEAT!
Filefront was easily my favorite place to download anything that was hosted there. I would actually find links on other sites and then go to filefront and download from them because they were that awesome :(

This news came out of nowhere, I guess the advertisers slowed down? I really wish there was something I could do :(

Hopefully this won't hurt the great modders here at moddb.com

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ty5142
ty5142

dammit what will the economy screw up next

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GLaDOS95
GLaDOS95

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

don't do this to me
i just got my new computer NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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TuskenRaider
TuskenRaider

too bad it wasnt a april joke, atleast moddb is still here.

RiP: FileFront

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz

Thousands of people are losing their jobs every day and all you are concerned about is a free file host.

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Xyrom
Xyrom

sad news

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KindredPhantom
KindredPhantom

Welcome.filefront.com

And there back!

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symbolzzzz
symbolzzzz

-

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Noktis
Noktis

O_o

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