FatsackTony

List of good places to host your modpack file

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Alright the purpose of this thread is to list as many sites as we can that can host a modpack zip.

There are some conditions for adding sites to the list.

They must:

1. Be Free

2. Give a Direct Link to the file that can be used to download directly (no secondary pages)

3. Have enough capacity to host a large zip modpack (around 250mb)

The list so far:

1. Dropbox (right click on download button and use the link to that button)(bandwidth limit)

2. www.ge.tt (technicpack.net times out or says the link is an invalid download location, good host for manual downloads though)

3. Ubuntu One (not working for me, gets stuck on connecting screen when uploading)

4.https://mega.co.nz (doesn't have direct links, good for hosting manual installation of pack)

5.omploader (not working for me, gets interrupted connection)

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I swear by Omploader. It's fast, easy and always provides direct links, so there's no room to cock up.

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Although this isn't technically a file host, I use my free web host to host all the files for solder/platform.

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I've tried omploader but it hasn't worked for me yet. It says connection was reset, problem loading page with mozilla.

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http://ge.tt/

Dropbox isn't the best place, although I suppose for smaller/private modpacks it wouldn't be an issue, but they have a bandwidth limit after which they will suspend your account (or at least your ability to have public files, not sure which; their site doesn't specify the exact limit or anything afaict, but people have had issues with this in the past so be careful).

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The basic Dropbox account has a bandwidth value of 20GB/day, so if you exceed that, they will suspend the account. Taking my modpack which is 55.1 MB, the basic Dropbox account would be suspended if I exceed ~370 downloads a day. For larger packs, that might be a problem, but for the majority, it should be fine.

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So i'm trying to update the link to my download on my modpack page to the download link I got for my file from http://www.ge.tt/ But everytime I try to "save modpack" and update the changes I made to my page my browser times out. I've tried it with Firefox, IE, and chrome. But when I leave the download link field blank or with a different url, it saves and updates just fine...

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Did you make sure to use the direct download link? It should look something like this:

http://ge.tt/api/#/files/<hash>/#/blob?download

ex: http://ge.tt/api/1/files/4PndYxb/0/blob?download

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Lol, I was wrong, my Dropbox was suspended. Fail.

EDIT: Also, gett doesn't work for me. Everytime I try and use a ge.tt link on my Platform page it says 'You must provide a valid link to your custom zip'. What's going on?

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I'm using Kiwi6 now, but everything has a bandwidth limit if you're broke, so I'm a bit screwed. I'll have to keep changing location. It really sucks.

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Thanks anyways NightKev. I think it my be something on the tecnic site side. I wonder if we can contact their webmaster to inquire about it.

And yes SXScarecrow, that's seems to be the fate of us cheapskate modpack compilers. Ah well.

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I have started to use Ubuntu One instead. As far as I can tell, there is NO bandwidth limit on a free account, unless you run it into the terabytes. But the drawback is that it is slow. Well, I suppose I can't have the best of both worlds.

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I got banned for plugging this once, but i guess its relevant:

https://mega.co.nz

free 50 gbs!

It wasn't that you plugged it, it was how you plugged it. In this case, yes, it's relevant.

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Mega doesn't seem to work in Opera or Chrome (no problem in Firefox), so there's that to keep in mind.

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I'm trying to get Google Drive to work for this, but the manually constructed URL format doesn't register properly on Platform.

The manual download URL format for Drive is https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=YourIndividualID where YourIndividualID is the string of letters and numbers in the middle of the Share link. Platform gives me the error "You must provide a valid link to your custom zip." but if you paste the URL into your address bar, it starts the direct download fine.

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Did you try replacing the www with dl instead?

Google Drive might be a better alternative to Dropbox if this works.

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Did you try replacing the www with dl instead?

Google Drive might be a better alternative to Dropbox if this works.

How would it work in google drive? I'm looking into that now.

Edit: It seems to work. I cannot test it right now but technic.net is accepting it as a valid source and clicking on the link starts the download right away.

Here's what I did:

1. Uploaded the pack to Google drive

2. Clicked "Share"

3. Gave access to anyone with the link.

4. Went to the link.

5. Clicked "Download"

6. Right clicked on "Download Anyways" and copied the link address.

7. Used that link in the platform.

Lot of little steps and I cannot confirm it works right now. Would someone mind testing it for me?

Edit2: Does not work. I had someone test it and no dice :(

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Okay, we can safely put that aside. Beyond that, pretty much private servers will do the job. I might be able to set something up, but I'll need to figure out a safe way to handle it.

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Dropbox is pretty good, but you'll have to enable Public Folder.

If you don't want to waste your precious space, you could always make a new account and only login to it through the web, and upload your stuff via the browser.

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