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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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Sethen
Sethen Mar 25 2009, 4:28pm says:

This Sucks bro really.

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PeeWee_89
PeeWee_89 Mar 25 2009, 4:30pm replied:

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 Mar 25 2009, 5:05pm replied:

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 Mar 25 2009, 5:33pm replied:

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 Mar 25 2009, 5:53pm replied:

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

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Killer_man_1996
Killer_man_1996 Mar 25 2009, 8:15pm replied:

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 Mar 25 2009, 7:36pm replied:

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 Mar 26 2009, 7:41pm replied:

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 Mar 27 2009, 8:45am replied:

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 Mar 31 2009, 12:38pm replied:

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] Mar 28 2009, 6:27pm replied:

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

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MrCowThing
MrCowThing Mar 25 2009, 4:29pm says:

:( I'm going to miss File Front.

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready Mar 25 2009, 4:29pm says:

Bummer, I liked FileFront

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fdslk
fdslk Mar 25 2009, 4:29pm says:

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

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cnc95fan
cnc95fan Mar 25 2009, 4:30pm says:

Holy ****...

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Mar 25 2009, 4:34pm says:

What a shame!

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barronofhellion
barronofhellion Mar 25 2009, 4:34pm says:

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

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8472
8472 Mar 25 2009, 4:40pm says:

Gonna miss FileFront - always provided excellent hosting and downloading.

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SpaceStationK7
SpaceStationK7 Mar 25 2009, 4:43pm says:

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

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum Mar 25 2009, 7:04pm replied:

What are the possibilities of bringing them here?

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Streamfox
Streamfox Mar 25 2009, 4:43pm says:

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

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Herr_Alien
Herr_Alien Mar 25 2009, 4:48pm replied:

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 Mar 25 2009, 5:31pm replied:

Totally agree there

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Klon116
Klon116 Mar 25 2009, 4:44pm says:

I´m realy sad to hear this :(

R.i.P. FileFront

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qpac
qpac Mar 25 2009, 4:47pm says:

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
Henley Mar 25 2009, 4:49pm replied:

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

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qpac
qpac Mar 25 2009, 4:55pm replied:

I failed...

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filetofbaby
filetofbaby Mar 25 2009, 5:17pm replied:

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 Mar 25 2009, 4:48pm says:

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

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fdslk
fdslk Mar 25 2009, 4:58pm replied:

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

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Daystranger
Daystranger Mar 26 2009, 2:47am replied:

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

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO D:

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pielikey
pielikey Mar 25 2009, 4:52pm says:

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 Mar 25 2009, 4:52pm says:

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

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qpac
qpac Mar 25 2009, 5:03pm replied:

Yes, the entire network will shuted down.

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Shadow85
Shadow85 Mar 25 2009, 5:14pm replied:

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

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Mar 25 2009, 9:19pm replied:

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 Mar 25 2009, 4:56pm says:

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

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum Mar 25 2009, 7:06pm replied:

Here here.

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NinjaWursti
NinjaWursti Mar 25 2009, 4:57pm says:

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 Mar 25 2009, 5:00pm says:

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

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ZiroBurno
ZiroBurno Mar 25 2009, 5:04pm says:

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

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LongBottom
LongBottom Mar 25 2009, 5:07pm says:

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 Mar 25 2009, 5:10pm says:

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

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crimson_omen
crimson_omen Mar 25 2009, 5:11pm says:

the good ones always leave us early :(

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Streamfox
Streamfox Mar 25 2009, 5:13pm says:

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 Mar 25 2009, 5:13pm says:

How sadly. It was the great site.

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badtrip712
badtrip712 Mar 25 2009, 5:13pm says:

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 Mar 25 2009, 5:14pm says:

Good bye File Front, you treated us well..

+4 votes     reply to comment
Chralle-com
Chralle-com Mar 25 2009, 5:15pm says:

For filefront!

*drinks a glass of whine*

Let them know that we cared.

+9 votes     reply to comment
Deathbagel
Deathbagel Mar 25 2009, 6:11pm replied:

It's wine

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