Website host of game content, 1999-2012
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(formerly #fireplanet (on EFnet))
In 2012 FilePlanet announced it was no longer hosting new content, and "is in the process of being archived [by IGN]."
FilePlanet hosted tens of thousands of game-related files (demos, patches, mods, promo stuff, etc.). These tend to be larger files, ranging from 10MB patches to 3GB clients.
After first downloading files by iterating IDs on the public website fileplanet.com and upload those in chunks to archive.org as well as scouting the web for other public URLs, we got FTP access to the storage servers by the staff. Thanks!
https://archive.org/details/archiveteam-fileplanet is the collection. Unpacked and sorted it amounts to about ~TODO files at ~TODOTB. The ftp2 files (another ~300k files at a total of ~1.2TB) cannot be shared publically since there are private files mixed in, we save them to IA anyways so maybe in the future we can sort them out.
There is a half-assed search interface available at https://www.quaddicted.com/stuff/fileplanet/fileplanet.php?filename=yourfilenamehere and a directory browser at https://www.quaddicted.com/stuff/fileplanet/fileplanet.php?directory=/some/dir/here/
- /fileinfo/ pages and the embedded images/thumbnails from the grab by IDs: https://archive.org/details/FileplanetFiles_fileinfo_pages_images
- /download/ pages and download logs from the grab by IDs: https://archive.org/details/Fileplanet_index.htmls_and_logs_scraped_by_id
- http://blog.fileplanet.com: https://archive.org/details/FileplanetBlogFileplanetCom
- http://www.fileplanet.com/fileblog/archives/: https://archive.org/details/FileplanetFileblog