List of online hosting sites

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Overview

The purpose of this article is to build a nice list of free mod- and image-hosting sites as well as file mirror locations for modders on a shoe-string budget. This list will also have a little bit of info about each one.

Assumptions

These assumptions can be made for everything listed here unless otherwise noted.

  • Site Requires Registration for uploaders
  • Site Registration is Free
  • Usage of the site is free (otherwise it will not be on this list)

Mod hosting sites

Good places to host your mod files, descriptions, comments, ratings, etc.

Nexus Mods

Name: Nexus Mods
URL: NexusMods.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 5 GB. (5120 MB)
Download Limitations: Requires registration (FREE) for large files. Registration is cross-site for the entire Nexus Mods network. (Download speed limit for non-premium user)
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy for Downloads: Yes, Requires registration (FREE) for large files. Registration is cross-site for the entire Nexus Mods network.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes - Absolute full and instant control.


Steam Workshop

Name: Steam Workshop
URL: steamcommunity.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 100 MB.
Download Limitations: Requires registration (FREE). Uses your Steam account.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes and no. You can only upload mods through the Creation Kit, so there is no way to upload extra files.
Easy for Downloads: Yes, Requires registration (FREE). Uses your Steam account. You can not download directly from the website, but have to start the game launcher to begin the download.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes


TES Alliance

Name: TES Alliance
URL: TESAlliance.org
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 64 MB. (unlimited via FTP)
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes, requires registration. (FREE)
Easy for Uploaders: Yes. (Each file upload must be approved before being made visible)
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


Dark Creations

Name: Dark Creations
URL: DarkCreations.org
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 1024 MB (1 GB). (Unlimited with FTP)
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes, no registration required.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


Planet Elder Scrolls

Name: Planet Elder Scrolls
URL: PlanetElderScrolls.ign.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: No longer available.
Download Limitations: Requires registration (FREE) and DL speed limit for non-premium users.
Easy for Downloads: Yes. (after you go through the free registration process)
Easy for Uploaders: N/A
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


GameFront

Name: GameFront
URL: GameFront.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 1GB.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes. (as long as you do not submit the mod to the game database and use it as just a file mirror)


Elderscrolls Files

Name: Elderscrolls Files
URL: Elderscrolls.filefront.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 250 MB. (Larger files can be uploaded to the main site and submitted using the No File option)
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes. (no login required)
Easy for Uploaders: Yes. (no login required, initial upload requires manual admin approval)
Easy to Update/Maintain: No. Requires admin to alter/remove files


Fallout 3 Files

Name: Fallout 3 Files
URL: Fallout3.filefront.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 250 MB. (Larger files can be uploaded to the main site and submitted using the No File option)
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes. (no login required)
Easy for Uploaders: Yes. (no login required, initial upload requires manual admin approval)
Easy to Update/Maintain: No. Requires admin to alter/remove files.


Oblivion Real Estate

Name: Oblivion's Real Estate (ORE)
URL: OblivionsRealestate.com
Maximum Storage: N/A - most mods are hosted elsewhere.
Upload Limitations: N/A - most mods are hosted elsewhere.
Download Limitations: N/A - most mods are hosted elsewhere.
Easy for Downloads: N/A
Easy for Uploaders: N/A
Easy to Update/Maintain: N/A


PlanetOblivion.de

Name: PlanetOblivion.de (Primarily German Language)
URL: PlanetOblivion.de
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Must attach to email and send to mods@planetoblivion.de; For bigger files: ask for FTP access or use a FileMirror Service
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes. No registration, no advertising
Easy for Uploaders: Yes and No. Mod is managed by site admins.
Easy to Update/Maintain: No. Must communicate via email


Wiwiland

Name: Wiwiland (Primarily French Language)
URL: Oblimods.wiwiland.net
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Must attach to email: for Oblivion mods: oblivion@wiwiland.com, for Morrowind mods: modules@wiwiland.com
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes
Easy for Uploaders: Yes and No. You must submit your files via email and wait for them to be reviewed.
Easy to Update/Maintain: No.


File mirror sites

Locations to upload copies of your mods (and providing the service of a file mirror)

MediaFire

Name: MediaFire
URL: MediaFire.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited.
Upload Limitations: Up to 100 Mb per file.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes. (Good uploader, multi-folder organization)


DropBox

Name: DropBox
URL: DropBox.com
Maximum Storage: 2 GB (Free).
Upload Limitations: None.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes, especially if using the software.


TeamDrive

Name: TeamDrive
URL: TeamDrive.com
Maximum Storage: 2 GB (Free).
Upload Limitations: None.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: UNKNOWN. (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for update/maintain: Yes.


SendSpace

Name: SendSpace
URL: SendSpace.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited. Files expires after 30 days of inactivity (no downloads).
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 300 MB.
Download Limitations: Download Speed is limited.
Easy for uploaders: Yes. Drag-and-drop or browse.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes for members. No for non-members. (Registration is quick, easy and free)


4Shared

Name: 4Shared
URL: 4shared.com
Maximum Storage: 15 GB. Files expire if you do not log in for 180 days.
Upload Limitations: Maximum file size is 2 GB.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes.


Uploading.com

Name: Uploading.com
URL: Uploading.com
Maximum Storage: 10 GB. Files expires after 3 months (unregistered) or 4 months (registered).
Upload Limitations: Maximum file size is 1 GB (unregistered) or 2 GB (registered).
Download Limitations: Unlimited.
Easy for uploaders: Yes (Possibility to use FTP to upload files).
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes, especially if using the software.


TurboUpload

Name: TurboUpload
URL: TurboUpload.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited. File expire after 5 days.
Upload Limitations: Maximum file size is 300 MB.
Download Limitations: Files can only be downloaded a certain amount of times (less than 100).
Easy for uploaders: Yes (must validate an easy captcha image).
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: No. No option to change/update files.


RapidShare

Name: RapidShare
URL: RapidShare.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited. Files expire after 30 days of inactivity (no downloads).
Upload Limitations: Speed restricted.
Download Limitations: Speed and number of downloads per day restricted.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Restricted.

Image sharing sites

Places to upload your images.

PhotoBucket

Name: PhotoBucket
URL: PhotoBucket.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited photos and up to 500 videos. 10 GB Bandwidth/mo.
Upload Limitations: 1MB per file. (dimensions larger than 1024x768 are automatically downsized)
Download Limitations: 25GB/mo
Easy for Downloads: Yes.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes (even allows for SubAlbums to maintain an orderly collection).
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


ImageShack

Name: ImageShack
URL: ImageShack.us
Maximum Storage: You can have a maximum of 500 files uploaded to your account at any time.
Upload Limitations: Maximum file size is 5 MB.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes, but slower compared to PhotoBucket.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


xs.to

Name: xs.to
URL: xs.to
Maximum Storage: Files expire after 30 days of inactivity (no downloads).
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 10 MB (it might be more).
Download Limitations: UNKNOWN.
Easy for Downloaders: Yes.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


Picasa Web Albums

Name: Picasa Web Albums
URL: PicasaWeb.google.com
Maximum Storage: 1 GB
Upload Limitations: None. (Can use an existing Google Account)
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.

References

LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site

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