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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Modding Tutorials & Reference' started by The_J, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Due to the fact that the file hoster MegaUpload went out of service (link), and that we often have questions about where the best places are to host bigger files, I think we need a file host list.

    The list is currently divided into modding hosts, professional code hosts, personal storage services and pure file hosts, and a few important details are mentioned. If you know some of the missing details, or you know another file host, then let me know, I'll add them.


    Modding hosts



    AtomicGamer
    • http://www.atomicgamer.com
    • Uploading without registration? No.
    • Restrictions for registered members? Total space 5 GB.
    • Restrictions for download: Waiting queue.
    • Maximum file size: 2GB
    • Other features: Image gallery.


    ModDB
    • http://www.moddb.com
    • Uploading without registration? No.
    • Restrictions for registered members? ?
    • Restrictions for download: No restrictions.
    • Maximum file size: ?
    • Other features: Image gallery.


    StrategyInformer
    • http://www.strategyinformer.com
    • Uploading without registration? No.
    • Restrictions for registered members? ?
    • Restrictions for download: ?
    • Maximum file size: ?
    • Other features: Image gallery.


    GameFront
    • http://www.gamefront.com
    • Uploading without registration? Yes. Files will be deleted after 7 days without a download.
    • Restrictions for registered members? Files will be deleted after 180 days without a download.
    • Restrictions for download: No restrictions.
    • Maximum file size: ?
    • Other features: Image gallery.



    Professional code hosts



    Sourceforge
    • http://sourceforge.net/
    • Upload: Registration required (free), code must be open source.
    • Download: Instant, but not readily available in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
    • Other features: No filesize limits, version control, bug tracker, website space, stats, forum, wiki, RSS


    Google Code


    Assembla
    • http://www.assembla.com/
    • Upload: Registration required (free), code must be open source (if not open it requires either payment or has limited functionality).
    • Download: ?
    • Version control (SVN/Git), issue tracker, wiki, project management and more



    Personal storage services



    Dropbox
    • http://www.dropbox.com
    • Upload without registration: No.
    • Free registration: 2GB (+250MB per referral, up to 5GB I think), no time limit (more space for premium accounts)
    • No download restrictions, but links might get disabled if there's too much traffic
    • Other features: auto-sync via downloadable client, some special image sharing features, limited versioning capabilities (up to 1month of history per file)


    Gett

    • http://Ge.tt
    • Unregistered: 250MB total max and 30-day limit (iirc)
    • Free registered: 2GB total max, no time limit (more space for premium accounts)
    • No download restrictions
    • Other features: Direct download links, grouping of downloads (can link to them), API, seems to be ad-free; if you re-upload a file with the same name, it will keep the same ddl link (could be useful)



    File hosts



    Mediafire
    • http://www.mediafire.com/
    • Upload without registration: No.
    • Download: Instant
    • Other features: No filesize limits, allowes to resume interrupted downloads


    Rapidshare
    • http://www.rapidshare.com
    • Uploading without registration? No.
    • Restrictions for registered members? Files availabe for 30 days if not downloaded by anybody.
    • Restrictions for download: Restricted to one download per 167 minutes (no restrictions for registered members)
    • Maximum file size: No maximum file size.


    Uploading.com
    • http://www.uploading.com
    • Uploading without registration? Yes, 1 GB/file, files available for 3 months
    • Restrictions for registered members? Files availabe for 4 months.
    • Restrictions for download: Waiting queue.
    • Maximum file size: 2GB/file, 10 GB total, but free users can only download 1 GB, in India, Taiwan and Thailand only 300 mb


    remixshare
    • http://www.remixshare.com
    • Uploading without registration? Yes, 200 mb/file, max. 45 files at once. Available for 25 days if not downloaded by anybody.
    • Restrictions for registered members? - ?
    • Restrictions for download: - ?
    • Maximum file size: Same like unregistered.
    • Other features: FTP access for registered members.


    hotfile
    • http://www.hotfile.com
    • Uploading without registration? Yes, 2 GB, available for 90 days if not downloaded by anybody.
    • Restrictions for registered members? - ?
    • Restrictions for download: 15 minutes waiting time between 2 downloads
    • Maximum file size: Same like unregistered.
    • Other features: FTP access for registered members.



    So, since I don't have experience with every single site, I'd need some help here to fill the list with some entries.
    So, can anyone help :hammer:?
     
  2. embryodead

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    Sourceforge

    • http://sourceforge.net/
    • Upload: Registration required (free), code must be open source.
    • Download: Instant, but not readily available in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
    • Other features: No filesize limits, version control, bug tracker, website space, stats, forum, wiki, RSS

    Mediafire

    • http://www.mediafire.com/
    • Upload: Registration NOT required. Files not downloaded in 30 days are deleted unless you register (free)
    • Download: Instant
    • Other features: No filesize limits
     
  3. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Thanks, added :).
    Will check some others later tonight. Edit: 3 added.
    We'll have to keep an eye on the news, if some of the file hosts go out of bussiness (e.g. Filesonic, which disabled downloading of foreign files, or upload.to, which is not accessible in the US).
     
  4. raystuttgart

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    If filehosts continue to get problematic, then Subversion servers could be an alternative, too. :dunno:

    Every big project could create its own server.
    (A guest user with "Watcher"-Accessrights to let everybody download ...)

    Have done that with TAC and have done that for Religion and Revolution.
    (Only teammembers have access for those but it is generally really easy to have a public guest user.)
     
  5. embryodead

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    The point of professional file hosts like Sourceforge is that they offer Subversion (or other kinds of revision control) plus public free file hosting that won't disappear overnight due to war against piracy. A lot of civ4 mods are hosted on Sourceforge and Google Code. Technically you can just use their hosting, without subversion, as long as the code is open.

    @The_J
    Are you sure Mediafire has 200mb/file size limit? I remember there being no limits, though I haven't used it for a long time. Or is that for non-registered only (if so, it's unclear in the summary)?
     
  6. The_J

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    200 mb for unregistered, that's at least what their FAQ says.
    No limit for registered (and that's still written there :)).

    (I had to share a file yesterday, so I tried some filehosters and read the related FAQs, if I found them)



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    I'd like to have ModDB, StrategyInformer, GoogleCode and Rapidshare in the list. Anyone hosting there?
     
  7. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    :bump: is nobody able to provide some infos for the mentioned sites?
    If not, then I'll just let it as it is and move it this thread to the tutorials and references section.
     
  8. NightKev

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    Pure file storage sites:
    Ge.tt
    - Unregistered: 250MB total max and 30-day limit (iirc)
    - Free registered: 2GB total max, no time limit
    - Premium registered: $5/5GB, $10/40GB, $20/100GB
    - No download restrictions
    - Other features: Direct download links, grouping of downloads (can link to them), API, seems to be ad-free :)D); if you re-upload a file with the same name, it will keep the same ddl link (could be useful)

    Dropbox
    - Requires registration (free or premium)
    - Free registration: 2GB (+250MB per referral, up to 5GB I think), no time limit
    - Premium registration: $10/50GB, $20/100GB
    - No download restrictions
    - Other features: auto-sync via downloadable client, some special image sharing features (I haven't used them myself so I can't give specifics), limited versioning capabilities (up to 1month of history per file)
     
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    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Thanks, added them as separate category.
    Removed the monetary details, because most people here are only interested in the free services (and we don't want too much advertisement ;)).

    Added as note for the dropbox entry, that they might disable stuff if the traffic is too high.
     
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    Professional code hosts:

    Google Code

    Links: Create Project, Getting Started guide, FAQ
    Upload: Registration required (free), code must be open source.
    Download: Instant, anonymous source code checkout
    Other features: version control (SVN/mercurial/Git), issue tracker, wiki and probably a lot more

    Assembla

    Most plans Assembla offers are paid plans, but they have two available free plans: Open source (unlimited functionality) and closed source (limited functionality):
    Either way, registration is required.

    Open Source
    http://offers.assembla.com/free-project-hosting/
    Features: Version control (SVN/Git), issue tracker, wiki, project management and more

    Closed Source
    http://offers.assembla.com/free/
    Features: Version control (SVN/Git)

    And might I suggest this thread be stickied?
     
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    Thanks, added :).
    Adjusted the format so that it fits to the rest.

    If it's more or less finished, then I'll move it to the tutorials and references subform (-> as reference; if I don't get more responses in the next days, then I'll consider it somehow finished for now). We have too many stickies in the main forum, don't want to add more there.
     
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    Okay, moved now to the tutorials and reference section, because porbably no one has any real idea about the missing details. So therefore, for now more or less finalized. If there's other stuff to add, then just post the info :).
     
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    I use rapidshare fore verything and as far as ive seen requires no wiating queue, even signed out to see if it was only for non-members
     
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    IIRC the waiting queue on RS is totally dependent on the server load. You might get one...or not, depending on the current traffic.
     
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    Never had that expirience, but I do know if your not a member you are restricted to one download per 167 minutes (dont ask....haha if you dont beleive me look it up on wiki :lol:) I would probably put that down but with a note saying unless you have a account (which is free)
     
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    I believe you, changed it :).
     
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    I hate rapidshare. They're incredibly inconsistent, and recently started throttling their downloads (again) to ~30-50kb/s (imagine trying to download Caveman2Cosmos at that rate!).
     

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