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Animated gifs are now supported, and we've doubled the size of images allowed.

Posted by INtense! on Aug 17th, 2014

Seems a little odd that GIFs have made such a resurgence since PNGs basically made them extinct 10 years ago, but sharing big animated images appears to be all the rage. To celebrate our new poorly compressed low quality animated GIF image overlords - we now support animated images! Here are a few samples from assorted games that have put this functionality to use:

Skyline Subway Level

and a few more cogs:

Axle Axle

Oh and to make it easy to upload we've doubled the size of images allowed. Excited to see what gets shared!

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Hell_Diguner Aug 17 2014, 6:06pm says:

Yessss... now if only the interwebz widely adopted the .mng file format.

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Crypt Aug 17 2014, 7:03pm replied:

Or .apng!

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strelokgunslinger Aug 17 2014, 8:48pm replied:

what about webm

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_w_ Aug 17 2014, 9:05pm replied:


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alainrodriguez522 Aug 19 2014, 9:52pm replied:


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Daemonos Aug 26 2014, 9:28am replied:

-"Made me laugh"
-"Send him to a kulak"

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DJFingas Aug 17 2014, 6:08pm says:

Yay, thanks INtense!

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TKAzA Aug 17 2014, 6:11pm says:

Awesome work boss!

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Dr.Goupyl Aug 17 2014, 6:11pm says:

And lemma too !

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Piemanlives Aug 17 2014, 6:21pm says:

I love you guys, thanks for the GIFs!

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Kark-Jocke Aug 17 2014, 6:22pm says:

Looks great! "Doubled the size of images allowed" Make it easier for us, many thanks!

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GooberTrooper Aug 17 2014, 6:29pm says:


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ThisIsVegas Aug 18 2014, 10:06pm replied:

Your profile pic is very fit to your comment :D

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matthew_ms Aug 17 2014, 6:42pm says:

Well done LOL

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BenAdams Aug 17 2014, 6:51pm says:

Could you add to the allowed iframe urls for videos?

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TKAzA Aug 17 2014, 7:08pm replied:

Ideally we want you hosting your images on your profile pages, why do you want to embed an iframe for an image,when we supply the same function on every page?

As a note if you have uploaded animated gifs in the past, the thumbnails will not show the animated image, you need to re upload the image overwriting the old upload to get the thumbnails to animate.

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BenAdams Aug 17 2014, 7:15pm replied:

Autoplaying animated shorts of mp4 for posts, bit like gifs but smaller and with better quality. (E.g. atm you can embed vine; but they have to be 480x480 which is a really odd size)

Example uses:


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TKAzA Aug 17 2014, 7:32pm replied:

I'm sure we can add a feature for this (autoplay video shorts).
Ill see what we can do about an iframe in the mean time :)

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BenAdams Aug 17 2014, 7:41pm replied:

Thank you

Autoplay & loop with forced muting :)

For info if you used the message when saving is
Please correct the following to save your news:

The content field only permits certain iFrame URLs. Contact us, if you would like the iFrame URL you posted added to the allowed list.

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BioDestroyer Aug 18 2014, 10:15am replied:

Autoplay is terrible, I HATE pages with a lot of autoplaying videos. If I want to see the videos, I will press play, one at a time, it isn't a lot of work. (and I doubt anyone can see 6 videos at the same time, we can't even put them all on screen at the same time)

You guys gotta keep in mind that not everyone has a beast computer, some of us can't even play the majority of games/mods we track here.

So, if I'm allowed to speak for this minority, remove autoplay, I'm completely capable of pressing play on the videos, it's not that exhausting. xD

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TKAzA Aug 18 2014, 12:47pm replied:

Agreed, its also why its taken so long for us to embrace the .gif
We want to accommodate for all users connections, this is why animated images / vines are not forced & always up to the developer to choose how to present their game.

IMO Gifs sit between vines / autoplay webm, they load on almost any device and a 4mb limit is pretty small so should keep load times under control.

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BioDestroyer Aug 18 2014, 4:36pm replied:

Gifs aren't much of a problem, only if a page is full of them. The only problem I can see (that I mentioned on another comment below), is that if all of the images in the front page are gifs, it might potentially get heavy on some systems (I have no idea if it will). Having the front page of the site heavy to some people would be terrible, that's not a game/mod's page, it's the front page of ModDB.

My main problem is with autoplaying videos, it doesn't make sense to have 10 autoplaying videos in the same article (Like the Deep Space Settlement's Recap news), I opened that page, with no other tab open, and it ate 100% of my CPU.

I don't see the difficulty with pressing play on the videos when I go see them, after reading the paragraphs that explains what is in it, and I don't think anyone is capable of watching all of those 10 videos at the same time.

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bloodsuckern Aug 17 2014, 7:50pm says:

Learn 2webm you ******* cavedwellers it's 2014 for ***** sake

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Sph!nx Aug 19 2014, 9:11am replied:

2webm? Never heard of it. This cave-dweller will investigate. I got one for you too "Respect". You go look that up.

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PROGRAMREBELLEN Aug 17 2014, 8:19pm says:

scared me on the front page

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nr14 Aug 17 2014, 10:19pm says:


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mcunha98 Aug 17 2014, 10:34pm says:

Very good !

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thejamesanderson Aug 18 2014, 1:16am says:

This is great! Thanks!

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Dragonlord Aug 18 2014, 3:18am says:

Can you please add an option to disable animated gifs on the frontpage? It's really a nuisance if all damned news images start to blink like on a playground. Some started already using gifs and it's very disturbing.

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BioDestroyer Aug 18 2014, 10:30am replied:

I agree. As I said in a reply to a comment above, not everyone has a beast computer (I've seen people complaining about pages full of gifs around the internet, so it's a significant number.).

I counted 21 'Latest Articles' today in the front page, I don't know if it would be heavy if they all used gifs, seeing as the images are small, but it may be.

I like gifs, and videos (about my other comment above), but there is a point that having a lot of gifs or autoplaying videos on the same page is too much, or even disturbing to some people, as Dragonlord said.

Sorry about the two big comments, but I feel I should say this, as I'm sure I'm not the only person that has these problems. (I would not mind it if I had a better computer, but even then I know there would be people in my place)

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OminousSpudd Aug 18 2014, 4:37pm replied:

Agreed, also, when browsing off of my none to fast phone, having gifs on front pages will make a rather slow experience even slower.

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INtense! Aug 19 2014, 12:14am replied:

looking at past image history, GIFs make up less than 1% of images. If it does appear it is overused, we will investigate disabling certain GIFs

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andreasng Aug 18 2014, 4:12am says:

good news!

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Reborn:X Aug 18 2014, 5:14am says:

More space is good news always.

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babeco Aug 18 2014, 7:10am says:

Great news! thanks

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Charlie_Calstah Aug 18 2014, 7:38am says:

Sweet news. You should all try GifCam. I've been using it for years, and it still amazes me.

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]BlackPhoenix[ Aug 18 2014, 9:00am says:


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Daav Aug 18 2014, 10:12am says:

I love the passive aggressive tone in this post. Love it. Shows character in bending to popular demand, at least. We all love .gifs!

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null. Aug 18 2014, 11:31am says:

Good thing I can just deanimate gifs with my local privoxy.

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Rus[T] Aug 18 2014, 12:32pm says:

This is going to slow down Moddb quite a bit.. I love gifs, but it's so intense on ones machine sometimes.

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-SRB-Knez Aug 18 2014, 12:36pm says:

Excelent.Many thanks.But what will you do for older machines ? Mod DB will lag on low-spec's pc's

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[TZP]Scavenger Aug 18 2014, 1:37pm replied:

As long as you dont mean potatoes by low-spec PCs, then I think you should be fine.

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Noktis Aug 18 2014, 2:29pm says:

Good news.

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teslaptak Aug 18 2014, 3:27pm says:

now only repair reply system.

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Mobius89 Aug 19 2014, 4:16am says:

It's nice to see updates here on ModDB! :)

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ShadowLoner Aug 19 2014, 6:55am says:

looks good

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Pentra Aug 19 2014, 7:12am says:

Oh my DatAnimationDoe, so sexy.

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HopeLessCatE Aug 19 2014, 6:42pm says:

Awesome update :)

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maxdamage Aug 19 2014, 9:37pm says:

Cool!I hope the next update which will be very soon is to be able to track your posts all over moddb.It is so difficult to have to try to search\find where I have posted in the past here. :(

The search engine isn't so hot and as a result I hardly use it.


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INtense! Aug 20 2014, 2:18am replied:

You can track your comments via your personal profile?

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