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Revision as of 08:41, 5 January 2011

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.

Anywhere with the word "UNKNOWN" means the answer is not known or unclear. Help with this info would be great.

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 won't be on this list)

Mod hosting sites

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

Name: TESNexus
URL: TESNexus.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 300 MB.
Download Limitations: Requires registration (FREE) for large files. (DL speed limit for non-premium user)
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy for Downloads: Yes, requires registration (FREE) for large files.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes - Absolute full and instant control.


Name: Planet Elder Scrolls
URL: PlanetElderScrolls.gamespy.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 25 MB.
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: Yes. (initial upload requires manual admin approval)
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


Name: Mods Reloaded
URL: ModsReloaded.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 350 MB.
Download Limitations: Requires registration (FREE) for files > 200 MB. (DL speed limit for non-registered users)
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy for Downloads: Yes, requires registration (FREE) for files > 200 MB.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes - (but cannot delete).


Name: FileFront
URL: FileFront.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 don't submit the mod to the game database)


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


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.


Name:Spellhold Studios Spellhold Studios
URL: Forums.SpellholdStudios.net
Maximum Storage: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Upload Limitations: 32 MB Maximum.
Download Limitations: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for Downloads: Yes.
Easy for Uploaders: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy to Update/Maintain: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)


Name: Elric Melnibone
URL: Elricm.com
Maximum Storage: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 50 MB (unless you contact admin)
Download Limitations: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for Downloads: Yes.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy to Update/Maintain: No.


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


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


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.


Name: StrategyInformer
URL: StrategyInformer.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited.
Upload Limitations: None barring approval from admins.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes. (initial upload requires manual admin approval)
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


Name: Obliviet - BANNED from the community due to uploading mods without permission, stripping the readmes and credits.
URL: N/A
Maximum Storage: N/A
Upload Limitations: N/A
Download Limitations: N/A
Easy for Downloads: N/A
Easy for Uploaders: N/A
Easy to Update/Maintain: N/A

File mirror sites

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

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)


Name: sendspace
URL: SendSpace.com
Maximum Storage: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry) (possible expirations?)
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 300 MB.
Download Limitations: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for uploaders: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes.


Name: 4Shared
URL: 4shared.com
Maximum Storage: 5GB
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 100 MB.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes.


Name: Savefile
URL: SaveFile.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 60 MB
Download Limitations: Unlimited.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes. NOTE: Files stay as long they receive downloads, otherwise deleted after 60 days with 0 downloads.


Name: Uploading.com
URL: Uploading.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 300 MB, file is purge in 30 days if nobody downloads it.
Download Limitations: Unlimited.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes and No. You can upload another file but not the same file to the same place (update).


Name: TurboUpload
URL: TurboUpload.com
Maximum Storage: Unlimited.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 300 MB.
Download Limitations: Unlimited.
Easy for uploaders: Yes. (must validate easy captcha image)
Easy for downloaders: Yes. (on initial upload)
Easy for update/maintain: No. Free users must save the "Delete" URL to remove. No option to change/update files.


Name: Upload2.net
URL: Upload2.net
Maximum Storage: Unlimited.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 25 MB.
Download Limitations: Unlimited.
Easy for uploaders: Yes. (mandatory 50-second wait)
Easy for downloaders: Yes. (on initial upload)
Easy for update/maintain: No. Uploaders must save the "Delete" URL to remove. No option to change/update files.


Name: RapidShare
URL: RapidShare.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted.
Upload Limitations: None.
Download Limitations: Very Restricted. (Max per day)
Easy for uploaders: Yes. (if you don't download too much per day from there)
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)


Name: MegaUpload (Non-Premium Info)
URL: MegaUpload.com
Maximum Storage: 50 GB Total storage per user, files purged after 90 days of inactivity.
Upload Limitations: File no larger than 500 MB. (Non-Premium users cannot download larger than 500 MB)
Download Limitations: No larger than 500 MB, Daily download maximum per IP.
Easy for uploaders: No. (Forced wait time, Captcha security, embeded and popup ads)
Easy for downloaders: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for update/maintain: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)


Name: FileDen
URL: Fileden.com
Maximum Storage: 1GB
Upload Limitations: Registration is about as annoying as it gets, Maximum per/file size is 50 MB
Download Limitations: Limited to 100 kb/sec maximum download speed, 5GB bandwidth usage per month.
Easy for uploaders: Yes.
Easy for downloaders: Yes.
Easy for update/maintain: Yes. (Good uploader, multi-folder organization)

Image sharing sites

Places to upload your images.

Name: PhotoBucket
URL: PhotoBucket.com
Maximum Storage: 1GB
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.


Name: ImageShack
URL: ImageShack.us
Maximum Storage: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 1.5 MB.
Download Limitations: None.
Easy for Downloads: Yes but it is much slower compared to PhotoBucket.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes.
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes.


Name: The Image Hosting
URL: TheImageHosting.com
Maximum Storage: No.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 1 MB.
Download Limitations: No.
Easy for Downloads: Yes.
Easy for Uploaders: Average. (anonymous uploader possible)
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes. (seems)


Name: xs.to
URL: xs.to
Maximum Storage: Auto-purge inactive files after 3 months.
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 2.5 MB.
Download Limitations: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for Downloads: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for Uploaders: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy to Update/Maintain: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)


Name: Spimagehost
URL: Spimagehost.com
Maximum Storage: 100 MB
Upload Limitations: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Download Limitations: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for Downloads: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy for Uploaders: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)
Easy to Update/Maintain: UNKNOWN (if you know, please update this entry)


Name: PicasaWeb by Google
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