Author Topic: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!  (Read 6959 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MaryH

  • Tempermental Tyke
  • *****
  • Posts: 1063
  • Otherwise known as Mary of H.
Saw this at GOS, and it looks awesome-a Sims file sharing site that will never shut down, lose those valuable links or delete them! Best of all, it's free!

Check it out!

http://www.simfileshare.net/

Offline Cyjon

  • Mushloving Mophead
  • ***
  • Posts: 130
    • Cyjon's Sims 2 Mods 'n' Stuff
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 09:51:10 PM »
This was created by Delphy (per @DelphyMTS on Twitter -- I don't know how to link to a specific tweet or I would) so it's apparently legit, but invitation only right now.

Offline AncientHighway

  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 4610
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 04:56:50 AM »
I don't foresee it ever being not invite only.  That's the only way they can limit the site to simmers only.  That also means that Delphy gets to decide who can join and who gets kicked.  If you aren't known to him as a simmer, you can't play.  If you piss off his circle, you can't play.

Offline MaryH

  • Tempermental Tyke
  • *****
  • Posts: 1063
  • Otherwise known as Mary of H.
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 02:10:43 PM »
I'd like to think that your belief is incorrect, AH-the Q&A on that site is on tumblr, and while it is restricted to simmers only, (for obvious reasons, of course) I do not believe they're going to ban people from joining because they're not in "the circle" of people Delphy personally knows-that would be extremely limiting and stupid as well.

He is the co-founder of the site. He doesn't know everyone in the community for heaven's sake!
Of course he'll do some vetting, but that's only reasonable. You don't want porn cropping up on that, and by the way, the site will be able to have the adult stuff, as long as one takes care to not let young ones access it. MTS does not allow any kind of real adult stuff on it's site.

I'd say let's wait and see. So far they've had over 100 requests to join..which means that it is a welcome development for the community. We've only had PMBD, Simscave and the Sims graveyard for hosting files exclusively for all these years. All of which have gone down in flames at times, losing files as they did so.


Offline AncientHighway

  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 4610
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 04:25:41 PM »
I have no doubt that he won't limit use to just those he knows.  But he'll listen to his favorites and quite possibly take action based on their input.  Remember, Delphy is the one that, do to conflicts, brought about the departure of all of the big names in modding for TS2.  We are talking Pescado, TJ, Jase, wintermuteail, and many more.  The Wiki barely touches modders and creaters that aren't on MTS (not to mention being choke full of broken links due to site closings).  I don't have a lot of hope that this will be much different.

But, like you say, we will wait and see.

Offline BoilingOil

  • Slightly Off-Wack
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 11141
  • Gender: Male
  • We'll jump off that bridge when we come to it.
    • Leefish
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 05:12:42 PM »
I have no idea what to make of all this, so I'm going to sit back and relax, making nothing of it. If it ends up being managed in exactly the same manner as MTS, then 'm not subscribing to store anything there. If not, then I might think about it again...

So, I guess that means we will just wait and see :)

"BO, Sir, you rock! :bow:" - TheISZ                           (banner design: eefje00704/Eva)

Offline zephyrzodiac

  • Chief Postaholic
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 35519
  • Gender: Female
  • Superannuated Coffeeholic
    • Zephyr Zodiac @ 4-Shared
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 07:40:33 PM »
And quite frankly, with the available free capacity on file-share sites, anyone who can't afford to open their own site, or doesn't want the bother, can upload files to one and then post the links on a site where they are a member and that allows their members to do this. 
"All the world's a Neighbourhood, and all the men and women merely Sims."  ZephyrZodiac with apologies to Willie Waggledagger.

http://www.4shared.com/u/yCrnLoEP/Zephyr_Zodiac.html

Offline MaryH

  • Tempermental Tyke
  • *****
  • Posts: 1063
  • Otherwise known as Mary of H.
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2015, 04:25:05 AM »
In fact, in one instance, this would be ideal-because BPS is closing as a file sharing site, and going private only.

A lot of their creators are probably joining, instead of opening up their own sites-or using Tumblr to post their stuff.

I tell you what, though-I bet TSR is not happy about this development. It definitely cuts into their supposed swath of creators.


Offline mark93

  • Talkative Toddler
  • *****
  • Posts: 918
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2015, 10:49:49 AM »
Well I now have an account there and would like to have my 1 and only upload downloaded by a few players to see how it goes.

Here is a link to my take on "Glarn and Kitty Curious House" from the pics in the storytelling folder in Strangetown.
(Link removed no longer needs testing for it works great.)
New link for the ones made on dirt lots now at MTS:  247 Saucer Lane http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=561911
249 Saucer Lane http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=561968

These 2 have green lawns but the ones I will upload to MTS will be on the dirt lawn instead. Only base game needed to use.

Let me know how it works out and enjoy the 2 houses.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2015, 06:41:27 AM by mark93 »

Offline Zirconia Wolf

  • Queen of the Cross-Post
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 5017
  • Gender: Female
  • Reticulated MoonBat Queen
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2015, 10:10:47 AM »
Interesting, very...interesting.

Unfortunately my *inner skeptic* is screaming warnings much like what AH & BO have already touched on- but then that may be a byproduct of having been completely dismissed (if not outright ignored) every time I asked for help or tried to "make nice" with the MTS in-crowd. Toss in the vocal *fuck you* attitude over the hideous new "theme" & the rather strong anti-new-modder vibe (along with the clear "we really only care about the latest Sims series installment" attitude) & I am envisioning this quickly becoming just another "Old-timer's clique" which serves to divine the Sims community even further...but like I said, I'm looking at this with some pretty jaded eyes.

My *inner optimist* however would truly love to see this work, if only because I know how "happy" it's gotta be making the TSR crew!  :halo:

So looks like I'm another member of the "wait & see" club.

« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 10:53:04 AM by Zirconia Wolf »
~ Long Live All Wild Canines! ~
~ Sims 1 & 2 Forever! Sims 3 or 4? Never!! ~
~ Queen Of The Great InTeen Moon-Bat Revolution ~

Offline mark93

  • Talkative Toddler
  • *****
  • Posts: 918
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2015, 03:13:09 PM »
I was hoping that 1 of you would at least try to download the 2 lots I have uploaded there so we can see how it works.

There is nothing other than the option to make dif. folders to put your uploads in and to upload, nothing else so far.


If any one would like to try the site please PM and I will send you an invite code to try it out your self.
I got my invite code from a mod at MTS Nysha or something like that.


Offline AncientHighway

  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 4610
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2015, 03:55:34 PM »
Needing to be invited is part of the problem in my opinion.  It's similar to the countless number of fansites that require you to register before you can even read the forum.  You have no idea  if you might like it, and in the process are giving out your email for potentially more spam.

Offline Zirconia Wolf

  • Queen of the Cross-Post
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 5017
  • Gender: Female
  • Reticulated MoonBat Queen
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2015, 05:03:40 PM »
Sorry mark93, I didn't mean to ignore you. I just had to get some *venting* out of the way first.  :wink:

Wasn't sure if I would be able to download things without an invitation at first, but I clicked on your earlier link & was taken to a page with a download called "2x249 Saucer Lane_Lush" which downloaded just fine. (7z format too! Very nice!) Very fast download time - which is really nice - but I don't know if that will change as the site grows in popularity. Also laughed at the angry grey box telling me I'm a bad person & going to hell because I use AdBock*, but I always laugh at those kind of boxes.

So from an end-user standpoint, I had no issues & things seem quite streamlined. (No flashy banners or animated cursors like some sites enjoy.)

@AH: At first I thought the "invitation" thing sort of made sense - to keep it for just Sims content - but once I thought about it a moment I tend to agree with you about it being a big part of the (potential) problem. Seems like it would be *easier* to just remove non-Sims content if it gets uploaded (& ban users who continually do so) than to require this invite/approval thing...at least, if it was really JUST about Sims CC & not just another way to widen the gap between the "cool people" & us peons.

Got a bit of a chuckle out of the home page that tells you no "copyright violating content" is allowed (which makes perfect sense) but also proudly declares that if the site should ever have to close in the future all content will be put up on the Sims 2 Graveyard and/or SimsCave. (Pretty funny when you consider the kind of content freely available at either of those places!)

Then again, like I said earlier, I'm still using a pretty jaded pair of eyes at the moment. We'll see how things shake down.



* I know that's not the actual wording, but that's how I always "read" those whiny boxes!
~ Long Live All Wild Canines! ~
~ Sims 1 & 2 Forever! Sims 3 or 4? Never!! ~
~ Queen Of The Great InTeen Moon-Bat Revolution ~

Offline zephyrzodiac

  • Chief Postaholic
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 35519
  • Gender: Female
  • Superannuated Coffeeholic
    • Zephyr Zodiac @ 4-Shared
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2015, 05:15:31 PM »
Well, we don't allow just anyone to register here.  Once you've had to deal with the 1001 posts in abominable English inviting members to follow a link which leads God only knows where, you tend to sympathise with sites trying to keep that kind of content from ever appearing in the first place.
"All the world's a Neighbourhood, and all the men and women merely Sims."  ZephyrZodiac with apologies to Willie Waggledagger.

http://www.4shared.com/u/yCrnLoEP/Zephyr_Zodiac.html

Offline Zirconia Wolf

  • Queen of the Cross-Post
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 5017
  • Gender: Female
  • Reticulated MoonBat Queen
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2015, 05:32:56 PM »
Oh I *get* the reasons for requiring registration, just wondering how this "by special invitation only" thing will ultimately play out. Still too early to tell.

On the plus side, I'm really glad they let people download without needing to register! Yay! Like AH, I can't stand sites that won't even let you *look around* without first having to register.
~ Long Live All Wild Canines! ~
~ Sims 1 & 2 Forever! Sims 3 or 4? Never!! ~
~ Queen Of The Great InTeen Moon-Bat Revolution ~

Offline mark93

  • Talkative Toddler
  • *****
  • Posts: 918
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2015, 05:37:31 PM »
Its invite only so only Sims player/modders get access to it. Its not a site for anything other than Sims stuff.

There is no forums or anything other than being able to upload your files and to create folders to put them in. (You may or may not get the tab for 10 invite codes.)

Offline Zirconia Wolf

  • Queen of the Cross-Post
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 5017
  • Gender: Female
  • Reticulated MoonBat Queen
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2015, 05:48:50 PM »
Given that I never had anything on MTS before (& they seemed less than willing to help me do such a thing) I have a feeling I'm not going to be *cool* enough to ever get an invite.

Thankfully free file hosting sites are plentiful - & I can still download from the "Sims Only" one - so I can still play at modding (once the new computer is situated), even if it isn't with Delphy's *blessing*.  :wink:

What's the "10 invite code" thing about? Is that the number of invitations an approved member can send out?
~ Long Live All Wild Canines! ~
~ Sims 1 & 2 Forever! Sims 3 or 4? Never!! ~
~ Queen Of The Great InTeen Moon-Bat Revolution ~

Offline mark93

  • Talkative Toddler
  • *****
  • Posts: 918
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2015, 06:10:52 PM »
Yes they gave me 10 codes to hand out to other modders for Sims players.

Offline zephyrzodiac

  • Chief Postaholic
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 35519
  • Gender: Female
  • Superannuated Coffeeholic
    • Zephyr Zodiac @ 4-Shared
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2015, 12:48:54 AM »
I would assume that once those are given out, if the result is some useful stuff being uploaded to the site, they would *reward* you by giving you another ten codes.
"All the world's a Neighbourhood, and all the men and women merely Sims."  ZephyrZodiac with apologies to Willie Waggledagger.

http://www.4shared.com/u/yCrnLoEP/Zephyr_Zodiac.html

Offline MaryH

  • Tempermental Tyke
  • *****
  • Posts: 1063
  • Otherwise known as Mary of H.
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2015, 01:16:11 PM »
It's a good place to download from..I've had a couple in the past week that came from the site-no problems at all.

If you want an invite code, you can email them and ask for one. As they say, it might take a while because they are busy processing requests-that's an indication that the idea is not bad at all.

It's not a popularity contest-with hundreds (if not thousands) of modders and creators who probably signed up, who can tell who's the 'hottest kid' around anyway?

It sure would have been helpful the other day when MTS actually was down for whatever reason...

Offline Zirconia Wolf

  • Queen of the Cross-Post
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 5017
  • Gender: Female
  • Reticulated MoonBat Queen
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2015, 01:35:22 PM »
I was wondering about MTS yesterday. Thought it was a problem on my end at first (my Laptop was being a serious bitch yesterday) but am "glad" to know it was just a temporary hiccup.

Not *complaining* about the idea behind the site (my experience was it worked very slick for downloading) I'm just wondering what happens when an "un-cool kid" inadvertently upsets one of the MTS in-crowd. There is a definite (even if unintentional) "club mentality" on MTS & I would hate to see that spill over into what should be "neutral ground", so to speak. Then again, after being *ignored* for my entire MTS membership, I am probably *too close* to that particular topic to be totally unbiased.

Either way, I'm all for more sites with non-draconian file share rules & it's nice to see an option targeting just Sims content.
~ Long Live All Wild Canines! ~
~ Sims 1 & 2 Forever! Sims 3 or 4? Never!! ~
~ Queen Of The Great InTeen Moon-Bat Revolution ~

Offline miros1

  • Face Collector
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 3697
  • Gender: Female
  • Face Collector
    • The Wooden Simolean
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2015, 08:11:00 PM »
Use a fake name when you sign up with one of mark's codes...

Offline mark93

  • Talkative Toddler
  • *****
  • Posts: 918
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2015, 07:25:14 AM »
There is no need to create a fake name.

If you don't want to try it then stay away from it no one is twisting your arm.

Being able to just click on a download link and having it download only without all those pop-up adds seems to be a really great idea to me and I will be moving all my stuff that is on media fire over there.

Offline BoilingOil

  • Slightly Off-Wack
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 11141
  • Gender: Male
  • We'll jump off that bridge when we come to it.
    • Leefish
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2015, 11:43:53 AM »
Nobody's going to twist my arm and make me use my real name. Because I do that only on sites where I buy stuff that is to be delivered at my door.
Very few people know me by any other name than BoilingOil or Bobo Sims, and I like to keep it that way.

"BO, Sir, you rock! :bow:" - TheISZ                           (banner design: eefje00704/Eva)

Offline zephyrzodiac

  • Chief Postaholic
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 35519
  • Gender: Female
  • Superannuated Coffeeholic
    • Zephyr Zodiac @ 4-Shared
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2015, 01:48:50 PM »
When you consider the evil that goes on on Social Networking sites, it makes absolute sense not to allow people you only know as an online person to know your personal details.  That's how identities get stolen and teenagers get blackmailed or groomed.
"All the world's a Neighbourhood, and all the men and women merely Sims."  ZephyrZodiac with apologies to Willie Waggledagger.

http://www.4shared.com/u/yCrnLoEP/Zephyr_Zodiac.html

Offline arathea

  • Tempermental Tyke
  • *****
  • Posts: 1444
  • Gender: Female
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2015, 05:05:38 PM »
I could be wrong but I think miros is talking about a "fake" username.
Arathea's Area@TFM's Naughty Sims Asylum

Offline zephyrzodiac

  • Chief Postaholic
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 35519
  • Gender: Female
  • Superannuated Coffeeholic
    • Zephyr Zodiac @ 4-Shared
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2015, 12:35:46 AM »
Well, in a sense, all user names, apart from those people who use their given name, are fake.
"All the world's a Neighbourhood, and all the men and women merely Sims."  ZephyrZodiac with apologies to Willie Waggledagger.

http://www.4shared.com/u/yCrnLoEP/Zephyr_Zodiac.html

Offline mark93

  • Talkative Toddler
  • *****
  • Posts: 918
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2015, 06:46:02 AM »
User names that have been used for a long time take on a personality that is easy to recognize the user and those user should not use a fake user name.

There is really no need to do this on the new file sharing site for as long as the uploads are about sims it is allowed. (Or at least that how it sounds to me.)

There is no forums there is no website to visit other than the uploader having a page to upload to for sharing there sims creations.

Offline BoilingOil

  • Slightly Off-Wack
  • Administrator
  • Whippy Whippersnapper
  • *****
  • Posts: 11141
  • Gender: Male
  • We'll jump off that bridge when we come to it.
    • Leefish
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2015, 07:32:26 AM »
I see! So although both Bobo Sims and BoilingOil are not my real name, as long as they are known and recognized in the Sims scene, they are acceptable. :)
I think that BoilingOil could live with that, and so can Bobo Sims and I :)

Thank you very much for clearing that up, Mark :bow:

"BO, Sir, you rock! :bow:" - TheISZ                           (banner design: eefje00704/Eva)

Offline mark93

  • Talkative Toddler
  • *****
  • Posts: 918
Re: A brand new file sharing site, only for Sims players/creators!
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2015, 06:42:56 AM »
No one has reported any problems with downloading so I have remove the link in post # 8 and replace it with the ones at MTS.

Thank you all for testing the download.