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1 File exchange at last! on 2012-11-26, 19:00

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EDIT: Currently, several people are having issues with 404 errors. It appears to be related to the geographical location of the user, and we are working to fix this. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Simmania has waited over three years for this, and the time has now come. cheers Hosting is currently unstable, but Simmania will have a file exchange at last! Click here to access our new file exchange.

We are calling it the Simmania Filecave, or just SMFC for short. Simlink and I have worked very hard on this, and it supports automated publishing, comments, rating, and categories for SC4 and CXL right "out of the box."

Unfortunately, due to hosting problems, we are seeing some limits as well. Due to some financial issues, Suzaku is no longer able to afford hosting for our chat/exchange. He has worked very hard to find a solution, and unfortunately, the money just isn't there. Luckily, I've found a free hosting solution that can host our file exchange. Unfortunately, I've looked into their TOS very carefully, and they won't host chat scripts. Thus, we will lose our nice chat, but we will get a file exchange.

Some important info:

(1) Unfortunately, the free host only allows uploads of up to 2 MB. (Actually, it allows files larger than 2 MB to be hosted, but PHP cannot upload them. Because the automated upload system depends very strongly on PHP, larger files can only be manually uploaded by an administrator. Please don't let this be a hindrance if you have larger uploads, as we will be more than happy to manually upload them for you. Smile To compensate for this, in addition to the .zip format, we also allow you to use the .7z format, which has better compression ratios. We are also working on dropbox integration, which may allow an alternative upload method for larger files. )

(2) The server has been experiencing some connection issues recently. The webhost has informed me that they are working on fixing this. Unfortunately, some geographical locations (including my own) seem to be having some trouble with it. Currently, nothing can be done about this. We apologize for the inconvenience.

(3) Separate registration is required. We are unable to link the two databases together because forummotion doesn't give us direct access to the forum database. Registration at the Filecave is easy, but we've also had problems with the login information emails ending up in people's spam folders. Please check your spam folder after registering if you cannot see the email within five minutes. On the off chance that the email still cannot be found, please PM either me or Simlink, and we can manually set a temporary password, and then you can change it from there. Smile Hopefully this won't be an issue for anyone.

(4) Our first stage of BETA testing is complete, but we are still working to improve the exchange. If you notice anything fishy, please let us know. Smile I'm actually pretty sure there will still be stuff to fix.

Also, regarding our chat, we hope to find another hosting solution again, although it may not be as nice as the one we had before. Be sure to thank Suzaku for our old chat, as we are certainly very glad to have him as a part of the community! Smile

Please note that our current hosting situation is not stable. We are not doing anything against the terms of service, but free web hosts are known to randomly terminate people's accounts. Let's hope and pray that this does not happen to us! Razz Because of this, it is EXTRA IMPORTANT that no abuse occurs on the exchange. Spam, copyrighted content, illegal content, etc... will not be taken lightly on the filecave.

Anyway, I hope these limitations won't take away from the experience too much. Simlink and I are very exited to present the file exchange, and hope you guys will enjoy!



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2 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-26, 20:22

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I will echo Blakesterville's sentiment, he and I are very excited to have this up and running for Simmania. Like he mentioned, if you have problems with your activation or account in general, feel free to drop him or me a PM and we'll be happy to help you.

Enjoy the Filecave everyone, we're very excited to present this to you. Very Happy


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3 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-26, 21:02

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Congrats for our new File Exchange! Very Happy

Also, no more chat? Sad


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4 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-26, 21:03

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Unfortunately, there were some hosting issues. Sad I'm currently looking into this.


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5 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-26, 23:19

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Oh dang bout the chat...
Good work on the Exchange!
It works in New Zealand!


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6 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-27, 13:41

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Glad to hear it is working in NZ, Republic. Smile Also, if some of you are having trouble accessing the SMFC and eventually gain access, please let us know as well.

Thanks!

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7 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-27, 19:00

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I can confirm it's working perfectly for me in Wales Smile Hopefully I'll get round to uploading more files when my exams are finished in a week.


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8 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-27, 21:22

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It's still not working for me in texas, any idea how long this will keep up?

9 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-27, 21:28

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I'm not sure. The host keeps telling me they are working on it, but at this point I think we just need to move hosts. I'm planning to wait a few days while I continue to work out permanent hosting options, and if we find nothing, I'll simply try moving the entire exchange to another domain on the same host. It seems to be somewhat related to the subdomain .uphero, so that might have something to do with it.

I apologize for the inconvenience. Simlink and I are still working to solve the problem, and hope to have a solution as soon as possible. Smile


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10 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-29, 00:06

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Not working in St. Louis Sad

Also what happened to the chat?


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11 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-29, 00:24

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mayorm wrote:Not working in St. Louis Sad

Also what happened to the chat?

Same, still; doesn't work for me.

And you can access it by here: 67.23.232.12 <-- paste that number into the URL bar. Edit: Oh wait, even chat doesn't load for me.

But yeah, the link to chat is gone.

12 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-29, 02:22

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No point having the link because, If you read above there were financial issues and the chat server could no longer be hosted by suzaku (btw thanks!)


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13 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-29, 10:23

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I made the text referring to the chat situation blue so everyone can notice it a little more. But as Republic said, due to finances we can't host our new chat anywhere at the moment.
We're also looking into a solution for the SMFC problems. We'll keep you posted, we're working on a few possible solutions. Smile


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14 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-29, 18:54

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Congrats on the File Cave!!!!

I will upload some of my things soon.


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15 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-11-29, 21:46

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Looking forward to it Clayton! I've really enjoyed a lot of your content. Smile


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16 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-02, 18:03

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We're experiencing some server RAM problems, and the filecave is currently down. I will have to get into the database to fix the issue, but we hope to have it back up soon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

17 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-07, 16:23

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If you were one of the people experiencing issues accessing the site earlier, if you could update us as to whether you are still having issues that'd be appreciated. I'd tell you if it's fixed, but I haven't had connection issues so I don't know.


Thanks for your co-operation, everyone. We appreciate it. Smile


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18 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-07, 17:01

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Filecave working for me...


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19 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-07, 23:27

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I still can't access it, link

20 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-09, 22:13

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Okay, thanks cheese. There's not much we can do quite yet, however Blake and I have discussed it a little bit. We'll continue to work on it so all members can access the FileCave.


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21 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-15, 19:51

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We've currently done a host move to help with connection problems. Please let us know if this link works better: http://filecave.comoj.com/
[EDIT: If it gives you a strange error, try reloading it. We're still debugging the host move. ]

The old link does not work, so please do not go to the .uphero version. It is in maintinance mode and cannot be accessed.


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22 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-15, 20:11

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works well for me, thanks for all your work blake

23 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-15, 20:13

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Glad to hear it works! I hope it works for everyone as well. If it does, we might have solved our problem, at least for now.

Also, a quick note, the red error message at the top is a known bug. We are looking into getting this fixed.


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24 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-16, 08:28

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Fine for me Smile


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25 Re: File exchange at last! on 2012-12-30, 11:56

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I tried logging into the filecave but it didn't recognize my password, so after trying multiple times, I asked it to resend me my password, which I did. Now it says my account is locked because I tried logging in 5 times and failed.

I know my password was correct, because I have it is the same as my password to log into the forums. So if someone could at least unlock my account again, I would be very happy Smile

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