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Re: Megaupload down?

#61 Post by LVUER » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:35 pm

So they are down because of protesting, right? Not because they're taken down like Megaupload...
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#62 Post by LeandroP » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:43 pm

I think they are down because of fear... Those companies are not as strong as Megaupload is. Basically, uploaded.to is brand new... And fileserve isn't far away from new either...
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#63 Post by Funnyguts » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:23 pm

Oh, and the RIAA is complaining about a program that lets you sell your music and autodeletes whatever you sell, as if you sold in a used CD. These people will never be happy.

If this stuff keeps going in this direction, I think anyone who wants to share anything, no matter how legal, will just upload it to TPB. It will be the best guarantee that your stuff will be available.
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Re: Megaupload down?

#64 Post by LateWhiteRabbit » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:59 am

Funnyguts wrote:Oh, and the RIAA is complaining about a program that lets you sell your music and autodeletes whatever you sell, as if you sold in a used CD. These people will never be happy.

If this stuff keeps going in this direction, I think anyone who wants to share anything, no matter how legal, will just upload it to TPB. It will be the best guarantee that your stuff will be available.
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#65 Post by Taleweaver » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:00 am

Some news from Kim Dotcom: He's going to have Robert Bennett for his attoney, the same guy who also defended Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky affair and ENRON during the great oil spill. Charges are copyright infringement, money laundering and organized crime - the latter alone carrying a sentece of 20 years in New Zealand.

Dotcom is pleading not guilty to the charges, but the judge has refused a bail.
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Re: Megaupload down?

#66 Post by LVUER » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:57 am

Hmmm... I don't really care what will happen to all the owners, they are all stinking rich by doing illegal things, that's a fact. But I do care if Megaupload dead. I hope someone buy Megaupload and continue the service.
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#67 Post by jack_norton » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:54 am

Why not use one of the other alternatives I listed? it's safer than rely on some shady guy doing shady business :)
I can understand though that for hentai stuff, might be a problem (I don't think Google/Apple/Microsoft would allow that... sadly).
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#68 Post by Blane Doyle » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:14 am

Guys, I found a HUGE list of filehosting/sharing sites and cloud services:

10upload.com
1filesharing.com
2Shared.com
Amonshare.com
Badongo.com
Buckshare.com
BulletUpload.com
Buploads.com
Caizzii.com
cramit.in
crocko.com
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CZshare.com
DataFileHost.com
Dataport.cz
Datumbit.com
DepositFiles
dl.free.fr
Dopeshare.com
Dropbox.com
eDisk.cz
Egoshare.com
Extabit.com
FastShare.org
Filebox.com
Filedeposit.com
Filedino.com
FileDropper.com
FileFactory
Filefat.com
FileFlyer.com
Filejungle.com
Filepost.com
Filerio.com
Files.to
filesavr.com
FileSend.net
FiLESERVER.cc
FileServing.com
FileSmelt.com
FileStock.RU
FileStore.to
File-Upload.net
FileVelocity.com
filezzz.com
FreakShare.net
Free-uploading.com
Fshare.vn
FuFox.com
Gigasize.com
GlumboUploads.com
Good.net
GotUpload.com
GrooveFile.com
Hellshare.com
Hitfile.net
Hotfile.com
HotShare.net
ifile.it
iFolder.ru
Jandown.com
JumboFiles.com
kewlshare.com
Leteckaposta.cz
letitbit.net
LimeLinx.com
Load.to
MediaFire.com
Megarapid.eu
MegaShare.com
MegaShares.com
Metahyper.com
Midload.com
Minus.com
MissUpload.com
Mlfat4arab.com
MP3Zee.com
MultiShare.cz
myUpload.dk
nahraj.to
netgull.com
Netload.in
Novamov.com
ORON.com
Ovfile.com
PandaLoad.com
Partage-Facile.com
PetaNDrive.com
Plunder.com
przeklej.pl
PutLocker.com
putShare.com
Qshare.com
QuickShare.cz
QuickUpload.net
RapidGator.net
Rapidshare.com
Refile.net
Relaxisfun.com
rghost.net
SendSpace.com
SendSpace.pl
Shareator.net
ShareBase.to
Sharebeats.com
ShareCash.Org
Sharefiles4u.com
shareflare.net
Share-now.net
Share-Online.biz
SharePlace.com
Share-Rapid.com
ShareRUN.com
Shragle.com
SimpleUpload.net
Slingfile.com
SpeedShare.org
SpeedyShare.com
Speedy-share.com
Storage.to
Supashare.net
TeraDisk.cz
TinyUpload.com
turbobit.net
TurboUpload.com
uFLiQ.com
Uloz.to
Ulozisko.sk
ultrashare.NET
upload.com.ua
Upload.ee
Upload.lu
uploadbox.com
Uploadc.com
Uploaded.to
UploadFiles.ca
Uploading.com
Uploadstube.de
Upnito.sk
uppit.com
UserShare.net
UseUpload.com
Verzend.be
Vip-File.com
Wikiupload.com
Wrzuc.to
WyslijTo.pl
x7.to
xDisk.cz
YourFiles.biz
Ziddu.com
Zippyshare.com
zomgupload.com
ZShare.net

This should be helpful for people looking for alternatives to host their games.

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Re: Megaupload down?

#69 Post by LVUER » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:36 am

The problem would be how reliable they are. I can't try them all one by one and besides I'm already comfortable with Megaupload.

Of course seeing how things now, I have to find other hosting site (so thanks for the list).

I wonder how many on the list that's going to shutdown themselves? Like Enteruplaod and Filesonic...
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#70 Post by Blane Doyle » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:52 am

Well, I highly suggest these: Mediafire, SugarSync, and Dropbox.

Mediafire is very useful and has speeds very close to what MU had. In addition you can make folders and share single links, or the folders in their entirety. It does have an upload limit, but most short games are not more than 200 MB. If they are, you can split them with the free HJSplit and they can be remerged through said program.

DropBox is a program that can be used very simply, by putting your files in a single folder. In that folder is a "Public" folder, and there you will be provided with a link to share it. It is also useful if you have a desktop and laptop and don't want to go through the hassle of moving everything manually as long as both have the program, or it can be used to download your files on another computer through your online profile if you forget something or have no way to get to a computer you own. It starts at 2 GB and can go to 8 with various services.

SugarSync is very much like DB, except it offers 5 GB, can be upgraded indefinitely, and as long as it is on your computer and running it will save everything in folders of your choice automatically, so even if your computer crashes you will not lose progress.

Alternately, I also suggest DepositFiles, Hotfile, RapidShare, and the services mentioned by jack_norton.

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#71 Post by LVUER » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:41 am

I use dropbox. It's pretty good. I also like Mediafire, it's fast. I don't like the rest.

The only reason why I still prefer Megaupload compared to the rest is because I can use download manager with Megaupload.
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#72 Post by PyTom » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:08 pm

I'm wondering what people would think of an LSF-specific upload site.

The new forum server (which I ordered last Friday, will begin building this week, and will probably deploy sometime next month) will have 2x2TB of disk on it. (Raid 1, so 2TB useful storage.) Upgrading it to a 100mbps connection, while not free, would be relatively inexpensive.

Having our own upload service would be nice. Probably the biggest advantage is that we don't have to worry about it going down for legal reasons - since it would only have legit works on it, and we could choose people to patrol it for copyright infringement. We wouldn't have to worry about peoples' works being deleted due to lack of downloads, either.

It would take me only a few hours to make - once the new server exists, the coding is easy. We'd need volunteers to patrol it for copyright infringement. I'd want it to break even on a month to month basis - I might just do that by (finally) putting together the Ren'Py store, and making this associated with it.
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Re: Megaupload down?

#73 Post by DaFool » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:28 pm

Ren'Py store would be appreciated, especially for commercial hentai works which

1.) wouldn't be accepted in any games portal
2.) wouldn't be accepted by BMT Micro either (considered "high risk category" because adult materials tend to have high chargeback rate)
3.) wouldn't want to use the same payment processor as other porn sites such as CCbill (after all, this isn't just porn, it's "high art")
4.) Last time I checked DLsite English side is unresponsive and infested with spam and nobody seems to be doing some housecleaning.

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#74 Post by PyTom » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:15 pm

I wouldn't be doing a Ren'Py store that innovates on credit card clearing. The current plan would be to just be an affiliate site, combined with the reddit algorithm for choosing the order in which games are displayed.
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#75 Post by papillon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:26 pm

BMT Micro *does* sell a good bit of adult software iirc. I'm not sure if they do case-by-case approval for it or not as I haven't tried to use them for that myself, but I've definitely seen 3d porn products available for affiliates.

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