Filetrip overhaul: we're getting generous!

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, May 4, 2012.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002

    Our sister site has just received some major updates on all levels: tons of new features were introduced, the homepage got redesigned in most parts, all website and download URLs have been redesigned to look more SEO-friendly, read the full story below.


    [​IMG] File Upload & Sharing
    FileTrip has always been an open download center where people upload files in specific categories making them available to the public. For example, we have the largest collection of NDS Homebrew on the web! Let's not forget our collection of skins for download: we've got over 2,600 of those, and many more: save games, Wii backup loaders, PSP hacking tools and utilites, and a lot more for all platforms.

    Now, considering the success we've always had with our public download center, we decided to open a private file sharing section where anyone can upload any file that they want, in a similar fashion to the famous and now unavailable Megaupload. Not only we allow uploading of files, but the files you upload can also be watched online instantly after you upload them! This feature, called Upload & Play, supports the following formats: MP4, FLV, WMV, F4V, MOV, AAC, MP3, WMA, M4A, F4A, JPG, PNG, GIF, TXT, NFO, DOC(X), XLS(X), PPT(X), PDF, PAGES, AI, PSD, TIFF, DXF, SVG, EPS, PS, TTF, XPS and any source code file. Files under any other format can still be uploaded, of course, but they cannot be previewed online instantly.

    - Step 1: upload your file... let's say, the exquisite new Batman Dark Knight Rises trailer!
    - Step 2: as soon as the file is uploaded, watch it online! If you haven't seen this trailer, it's a must watch... make sure to see it!
    - Step 3: ... no need for a third step! just the first two! or if you want, you can also download the file. No registration required for that.

    :!: During our initial beta period, we are glad to be able to offer free 100 GB accounts to all GBAtemp members and visitors! Quick, get yours before we run out of space ;-) Kidding, we have an adaptable infrastructure: the more files get uploaded, the more hard drives and servers we use.

    [​IMG] Facebook Login
    In order to make use of the new file sharing feature that we offer, you'll need to get your own account... or simply use the one-click login to Facebook! It's never been this easy to use Filetrip: with just one single click on the little Facebook icon, you are instantly connected to our website, and you are thus able to enjoy the 100 gigabytes of free file storage!

    [​IMG] PC Games and Files
    Thanks to the amazing work of [m]The Catboy[/m], our newly created PC Downloads section is now the host of over four hundred abandonware and freeware games! Let's not forget the hundreds of apps that have been mirrored and will stay around forever. Looking for MS-Dos? We have it. Looking for a system rescue CD to save your computer from a horrible death? Check our our System Rescue CD downloads.

    [​IMG] Full Change Log
    Because it would be too long to write an entire paragraph for every single change that we have made lately, I'll just summarize the main changes in a neat little list as you like them.
    1. File sharing aka. private upload feature now online, upload up to 100 GB worth of files per account. No wait times, no captcha, no popups, it's all free!
    2. Upload & Play: immediately after your file is uploaded, it can be visualized online. You don't even need to be logged in to view or download files!
    3. One-click login via Facebook now possible. NO information is collected *at all*
    4. Newly created PC category. A 3DS category will soon follow.
    5. The homepage has been redesigned: more popular items on the side, improved news articles in the center, better placement for side boxes.
    6. The whole site now uses new and much more comprehensible URLs such as
    7. All tooltips have been fixed to better reflect the content behind each link
    8. To search for a file on Filetrip, all you have to do is type -- replacing 'wood R4' by what you are searching for!
    9. The search engine has been rewritten to provide more accurate results.
    10. All file versions on the file page now show as a detailed list (no more dropdown boxes!) with a green dot indicating the latest version.

    :arrow: Now would be a good time to head over to Filetrip to check out the changes and get your own account!
    Hey, have you watched the latest trailer of Batman The Dark Knight Rises?
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  2. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

    Apr 25, 2008
    SCUMM Bar
    This is great! Nice work, will definitely use it! :grog:

    EDIT: Spelling...
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  3. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

    Apr 21, 2010
    Nice... So, 100GB but we can't upload pirated materials, damn shame =D
    In all seriousness, it's a great idea.
  4. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Nice idea! Hopefully this will become something widespread especially in terms of old abandonware. I hate it when I know I'd want a game (and be willing to pay for it), but there is no method to obtain it.. Is there any limits to file size? :)
  5. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

    Former Staff
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Thanks, Costello :grog:

    FileTrip gives for free what Google charges USD $5 a month for.

    Take that, Google Drive and your little-piss 5GB of free storage :angry:
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  6. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

    Aug 26, 2009
    United States
    New York
    I have some questions about the terms and agreements :)

    1. Is music not allowed for personal upload? Like, if you wanna have your personal collection of MP3s hosted on FileTrip??
    2. Is abandonware is GOG format and the like not allowed??
  7. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Panties

    Sep 13, 2009
    At the end of another lost highway
    I hope to see all this work pay off! :grog:
  8. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    now to upload my roms
  9. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    May 30, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Wow 100GB! Thank you! :yay:
    New Filetrip looks great - hopefully should encourage more people to use it.
  10. Depravo


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    Oct 13, 2008
    100GB is bigger than the HDD on my PC. :lol:
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  11. jrk190

    jrk190 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 5, 2009
    United States
    North Carolina
    The only thing I have to complain about is no multiple-uploads. Something like Dropbox would make me so happy! But 100gb? That's more than my PC HDD!
  12. boktor666

    boktor666 Gbatemp's official Solar Boy™ Is Back!

    Jun 16, 2010
    Holland, somewhere :D
    Costello, I'm amazed by the effort that has been put into this project and the SIZE of the storage area, a spiffy 100GB is HUGE and that for free :') Im really happy with this update, and I can consider this as one of the best updates in the history of the Temp since the new board layouts and new servers! Good job and keep the awesomeness up!
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  13. SignZ

    SignZ Timelord

    Jul 16, 2008
    When I read "generous" I somehow thought "money?", like the old referral system for shoptemp (just with # downloads, like 1000 downloads = $1 or something).
    Anyway, those new features (especially the new PC downloads) are really great!
  14. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    multi-upload will definitely be implemented sometime soon :)

  15. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Unamused frog

    Former Staff
    Apr 18, 2008
    DS Scene
    100GB is smaller than the HDD on my PC. :angry:
    10 people like this.
  16. pyromaniac123

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    Sep 24, 2011
    Can I upload porn?
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  17. prowler
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    May 4, 2012
  18. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    Upstate NY
    please tell me an android app is on the way! i would need it for access on the go.

    thanks a lot to everyone who made this, 100gb is a massive amount of free storage.
  19. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    So basically, I can now upload my whole music collection to this site, and you guys won't get in trouble? I can also share the link with my friends, they don't need to register?
  20. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    prowler, I know you're trying to be clever and all ... well guess what?
    everyone knows you ARE clever, there's no need to take it to the next level which is "annoyingly trying to prove points" :P like someone else *cough* Antoligy
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  21. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    there are many questions in one line, let me answer:
    1) you can technically upload your whole music collection, though assuming you have a lot of files you should probably wait until we enable a multi-file upload script (around the corner)
    2) we won't get in trouble? if we handle it like Megaupload did, we WILL get in trouble. Just like any hosting provider we are forced to treat any copyright violation request from 3rd party/majors/MPAA etc. But as stated in the T&C this is a private upload space.
    3) You can share the links with anyone. If you want to keep the files to yourself only, there's an option that will make your file(s) available to your account only, that means no external users will ever be able to see/download your file, even if they happened to guess the URL by miracle.
    4) they don't need to register or anything to download or view. And there is no wait time, no captcha, no popups.

    The site is solely supported via adverts. If the advertising revenue is sufficient, in the future we will implement a redistribution system, money will be distributed to users who uploaded files with high amount of downloads. But to avoid warez/copyrighted content issues, people who wish to receive money as part of the redistribution system will have to *explicitely* authorize our staff to verify the files manually to see if no illegal content is being shared. Makes sense?