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#41 The Tenth Doctor

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:50 PM

Yeah, I mean, at EFR we will be linking to new hosts or whatever but also providing the same sorts of text reviews that Effiles did for each file, so whilst we won't host, you can still find the files and links to them.

I think thats the plan, and of course, this is after all the files have found a new home / third party links.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

iam planning to download the website and hopefully the files withit.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:03 PM

Eh....you are aware that the site is on a completly different server than the files?
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:03 PM

oh well then i will do the website first and then see if i can get the files at once.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:05 PM

Sorry, but fail of epic proportions.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:11 PM

Here we have one of the rare cases where Hocking and I agree 100 % and more...
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:17 PM

Sorry, but fail of epic proportions.

I don't see you coming with any alternatives, just some bitching & moaning to someone who actually tries to do something. Regardless of when actually fails, I give him credit for actually trying . . .

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:21 PM

I don't see you coming with any alternatives, just some bitching & moaning to someone who actually tries to do something. Regardless of when actually fails, I give him credit for actually trying . . .


Nice to see you taking every chance you get to throw something at me without actually knowing me.

As it happens, I have been downloading files from EFFiles since yesterday.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:26 PM

i have currently downloaded a portion of the site there is over 5000 + pages so there is still a bit left
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:38 PM

5000 + pages


...Just a bit...
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#51 Lannister

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:39 PM

I wouldn't worry about the site itself Rhys, the files are what is actually important.

At present, I have 1.12GB of the 15 total.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:45 PM

I have all the EF1 files off EFFIles. They are currently residing on the UberGames server.

I am currently getting the whole of JKFiles and KOTOR.

I also have all the news / files descriptions backed up... UberGames will restore these!
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#53 Apprentice

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:54 PM

Nice to see you taking every chance you get to throw something at me without actually knowing me.

As it happens, I have been downloading files from EFFiles since yesterday.

Then you should have said it earlier that you were doing that rather then remain silent and giving *facepalms* at someone who is doing a similair thing . . .

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:02 PM

I have all the EF1 files off EFFIles. They are currently residing on the UberGames server.

I am currently getting the whole of JKFiles and KOTOR.

I also have all the news / files descriptions backed up... UberGames will restore these!


The problem with that is, we do not have permission to rehost all the files... :(

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#55 The Tenth Doctor

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:09 PM

Good work, Dom. Whilst I imagine you do have to ask permission to re-host them, its only a matter of dropping an email to each author. May take some time, but worth it, no?

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:12 PM

is urber games creating a Download site for this files similar to EFFILES site?
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:18 PM

If you want to backup for yourself here is a python script I found eariler and modified slightly.

You will need Python lots of bandwidth and basicly a webserver to run it on. Just replace empireatwar with the subdomain of the site you want to rip (there are two occuances)

#!/usr/bin/env python
# A quick and VERY DIRTY filefront file ripper.
# LJ
import urllib
import os
import random



def getNames(sPage):
	""" Get a list of mod names from the page."""
	pPage = urllib.urlopen(sPage)
	
	# Find the link.
	print "Looking for links"
	lLines = pPage.readlines()
	lLinks = []
	for sLine in lLines:
			if "/file/" in sLine:
				lLinks.append(sLine)
	for sLink in lLinks:
		print sLink
	return lLinks
	
def doDownload(sPage, sFileName ="s"):
	""" Download a mod at a page with a gofetch link."""
	pPage = urllib.urlopen(sPage)
	
	# Find the link.
	print "Searching for Link"
	sDLine = None
	for sLine in pPage.readlines():
		if "gofetch" in sLine:
			sDLine = sLine.split("/file/gofetch/")[1].split("\"")[0]
			break
		elif "<big><b>Click here to Download the File</b></big></a>  </div><br>  <table summary=\"" in sLine:
			sName = sLine.split("<table summary=\"")[1].split("\"")[0]
			print sName
	if sDLine == "":
		return False
	
	# Download the file.
	print "Downloading Mod File."
	sModFile = "http://empireatwar.filefront.com/file/gofetch/" + sDLine
	
	sCommand = "wget --user-agent='Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.5) Gecko/2007071317 Firefox/2.0.0.5' --load-cookies=cookies.txt"
	os.popen((sCommand + " --output-document='"+sName+"_page.html' '" + sPage + "'") )
	os.popen((sCommand + " --output-document='"+sName+"' '" + sModFile + "'") )
	
	print "Done"
	return sModFile


def downloadCatagoryPage(sCatPath):
	""" Download a catagory page.   NOTE: ensure you set the number of things per-page to 100 and do each page by hand """
	lLinks = getNames(sCatPath)
	for sLink in lLinks:
		try:
			doDownload(sLink)
		except:
			"error downloading" + str(sLink)


## HERE WE DOWNLOAD THE PAGES WE WANT

# The rest of fed ships main
downloadCatagoryPage("http://empireatwar.filefront.com/sitemap_raw.txt")

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#58 rhys

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:21 PM

how do i use this?

can someone create a one for EFFILES and BC Files
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#59 Apprentice

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:34 PM

The problem with that is, we do not have permission to rehost all the files... :(

That's a tiny formality. What's important is that everything has been backed up. At a later time, you can browse through the content and decide what stays and what goes . . .

#60 The Tenth Doctor

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:37 PM

That's a tiny formality. What's important is that everything has been backed up. At a later time, you can browse through the content and decide what stays and what goes . . .


Yeah, quite right too.

At least you got the content, so there won't be a great big stinking loss.:)

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