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Website host of game content, 1996-2012
Website host of game content, 1996-2012
Status Closing
Archiving status In progress...
Archiving type Unknown
IRC channel #fireplanet (on hackint)

FilePlanet is no longer hosting new content, and "is in the process of being archived [by IGN]."

FilePlanet hosts 87,190 download pages of game-related material (demos, patches, mods, promo stuff, etc.), which needs to be archived. These tend to be larger files, ranging from 10MB patches to 3GB clients. We'll want all the arms we can for this one, since it gets harder the farther the archiving goes (files are numbered chronologically, and Skyrim mods are bigger than Doom ones).

What We Need

  • Files! (approx. 15% done 5/10/12)
  • /fileinfo/ pages - get URLs from sitemaps (Schbirid is downloading these)
  • A list of all " inurl:hosteddl" URLs since these files seem not to be in the simple ID range

How to help

  • Have bash, wget, grep, rev, cut
  • >30 gigabytes of space per 5k increment
  • Put somewhere and "chmod +x" it
  • Pick a free 5k increment (eg 110000-114999) and tell people about it (#fireplanet in EFnet or post it here)
  • Create a new working directory for your download, named after your chunk. Eg 110000-114999/
  • INSIDE that directory, run the script with your start and end IDs as arguments. Eg "./ 110000 114999"
  • Take a walk for half a day.
  • Once you are done with your chunk, you will have pages_xx000-xx999.log and files_xx000-xx999.log plus the directory.
  • Do a "grep -i error *.log" first and see if there were error messages. If so, tell us.
  • "cd .." and "tar -cf 110000-114999.tar 110000-114999/"
  • "du -hs 110000-114999/" and "ls -1 110000-114999/ | wc -l" and add those numbers to the table below.
  • Done! GOTO 10

In the end we'll upload all the parts to If you have an account, you can use eg s3cmd.

s3cmd --add-header x-archive-auto-make-bucket:1 --add-header "x-archive-meta-description:Files from Fileplanet (, all files from the ID range 110000 to 114999." put 110000-114999.tar s3://FileplanetFiles_110000-114999

s3cmd put 110000-114999/*.log s3://FileplanetFiles_110000-114999/

Mind the trailing slash.


Range Status Number of files Size in gigabytes Downloader
00000-09999 Done, archived 1991 1G Schbirid
10000-19999 Done, archived 3159 9G Schbirid
20000-29999 Done, locally 6453 7G Schbirid
30000-39999 Done, locally 4085 9G Schbirid
40000-49999 Done, archived 5704 18G Schbirid
50000-54999 Done, locally 2706 24G Schbirid
55000-59999 Done, archived (bad URL) 2390 24G Schbirid
60000-64999 Done, archived 2349 24G Schbirid