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Do you work at an ISP and are interested in serving downloads directly to 10,000+ gamers directly?

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With Filefront to close tomorrow - a huge void has formed leaving many indie developers and modders without a place to host and serve their files to the millions of gamers that want them. The development teams are doing amazing work and deserve to have their content spread far and wide and we aim to help them with this endeavour by making our download system better than it already is... with your help.

If you work at an ISP or a file download site, we would love to talk to you. Here is what we are after:

  • USA or Europe located servers are preferable (will consider elsewhere)
  • Direct downloading of files from ModDB
  • Expect 5TB+ monthly downloads
  • 100mbit pipe minimum
  • 1TB space minimum
  • Private FTP access

In return, we can offer:

  • Your ISP / company / site will be promoted on all download pages
  • Free promotional opportunities during events and news on the site
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter of indie game developers

Please contact us to discuss any of this. We are open to all offers (free or otherwise). Thanks for supporting the ModDB!

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Arxae
Arxae

wish i could help with this :(
maybe this is a good time to consider the option of adding own mirrors to downloads

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badtrip712
badtrip712

Ya I have to agree on that.

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SAHChandler
SAHChandler

I'm unsure about my pipe, but I do meet all other current requirements on my current host.

Right now I have unlimited bandwidth and space, and I doubt that it is going to change ANY time soon, since that's what I'm paying for, and it's not like my site would get that many hits anyways. :)

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Thanks for the offer, but unless you actually have a solid dedicated server / pipe it won't work. Many people think "dreamhost" for example can host these files, since their plans are essentially "unlimited". But they cap / throttle and do many other things that the end users speed is pretty poor the more you push it.

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cypher543
cypher543

Your host is probably overselling. No plan is ever "unlimited". Companies advertise such a feature because they assume no user will ever actually use a lot of space. When one does, however, it essentially ruins the experience for all other customers, because those "unlimited" resources are being used up by a single account.

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cnc95fan
cnc95fan

I don't even use my 500GB FTP, but it's one of those cheap ones so they probably wouldn't let me actually use the full 500GB:/

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myles
myles

Bah, best of luck finding someone!

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Akujin
Akujin

Using BitTorrent would be a Good Idea if the users would contribute to the seeding process, but there's always the possibility that someone will kill the upload rate while downloading and delete the download after it's been downloaded.

What about the free hosting servers? Mega Upload can hold big files, and on Rapidshare the files can be parted into 200MB parts.
Why doesn't just FileFront ask for donations. I'm sure we would gladly help even with 10 bucks :(. Guess it's too late for that

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Dremth
Dremth

boo rapidshare and megaupload and all other file sharers that make you subscribe

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bomblol
bomblol

i dont think a few dozen guys on the internet donating 10 bucks is going to help them

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Dnst
Dnst

Rapidshare wont live long anymore.

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Arxae
Arxae

services like megaupload and rapidshare usualy delete the files after x days of no download, so if you want to download an old file then the download could be gone
allso, there are waiting times there wich are even larger then fileplanet when you need to download alot of 200mb parts
your allmost forced to get a premium acount

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INtense! Author
INtense!

services like that are ABSOLUTELY terrible, this is exactly why we are doing this, because we DONT want to see files on these places. some times it takes me hours to get downloads from them!

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selman_akinci
selman_akinci

Can we not use moddb as the next filefront?

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Arxae
Arxae

puts a heavy load on the server :)
the point of other mirrors is distributing the load

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Well that is what we are trying to do right now, and we will achieve this don't worry

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Killer_man_1996
Killer_man_1996

Some days i see a Mod DB server to download and now its gone... ¿¿¿Why???

SEMI - OFF TOPIC: Filefront in his last day... :(

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Dan911
Dan911

anyone go to a college where they could host the files? They usually have pretty nice pipes and access to nice servers.

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Liothen
Liothen

Colleges and University's don't usually allow this kind of content on there servers. in all probability if you have seen something on one of these servers its against there Terms of Use

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Dan911
Dan911

erm , and directly is used twice in the post..

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f0rqu3
f0rqu3

filefront died long live isps

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

did you try contacting gamespy/fileplanet? They might (MIGHT) do this. anyone can already upload to them anyway.

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Greg
Greg

They are evil.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

valve's evil.

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M@ty
M@ty

They've done pretty much more the modding community than ANY other company.

Not evil in the slightest, I bet you've never even had correspondance with them.

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP

Fileplanet would rather destroy modDB entirely- that's why they started their own competition to ModDB- for Intense to do that would be like Surrendering.

We're NOT going to do that! IGN can go to hell IMO.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

gamespy/pq's been hosting mods since the 90's, pretty sure before moddb.com even existed. Not sure how they're out to get moddb.com

but if that's what you believe then it's no wonder ff is going down.

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Mikali_Dilvish
Mikali_Dilvish

Does this mean all files will disappear? Have you guys (I mean ModDB) taken the precaution of backing everything up?

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Greg
Greg

ModDB house our own files internally. We weren't "reliant" on Filefront for file hosting, so we havent had to run around archiving the ~1TB of data we had hosted with them - it was a "mirror" afterall, not our primary storage site.

Having said that, about 80% of our file downloads went via them - which equates to around 30-40TB a month, or ~120Mbps.

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TKAzA
TKAzA

Send large sums of money to scott, for beer... i mean servers.
Then all will be saved :)

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Mikali_Dilvish
Mikali_Dilvish

I just switched over to MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/) from FileFront. File uploading/management seems to work a lot smoother. I hope it doesn't collapse due to the economy, as well! :(

Also, this is why I have stayed with Geocities for my personal website for over 12 years now. It'll still be there when you come back--unlike all these other sites that seem to appear and disappear on a daily basis.

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Basinator
Basinator

FF is back guys !!
Eliteforce2.gamefront.com
Welcome.gamefront.com
Great news indeed :D

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Mikali_Dilvish
Mikali_Dilvish

April fools, I guess. :shrug:

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