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Mediafire "dead" links
« on: March 16, 2019, 12:51:27 AM »

Dear SAS Members and Guests,

Some of you might have noticed that download links of mods being a few years old and pointing to Mediafire often times appear to be "dead".
The reason behind this is that Mediafire decided to change the format of the download link URLs a while ago.

For instance, this was an active download link of a mod from 2014: http://www.mediafire.com/download/?nbzh4zoc8ohfrwz
The link will take you to a page telling you that "something appears to be missing".
Don't worry, you can help yourself out of this.

Just take the "old" link and remove a little bit of it to make it a valid "new" link again.

In the example shown above, you can either remove the "?" from the link, or you can remove "download/" drom the URL, both will give you a valid, working link to the file:

Newer style mediafire links use "file" instead of "download" and can contain a filename, so e.g. the valid link for...
...would be this:

The same trick works with any such "old" mediafire link(s) unless the modder really pulled the file in the meantime (which just happens to be the case once in a million links).

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Re: Mediafire "dead" links
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 10:11:34 AM »

Thanks a lot for the tip.

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Re: Mediafire "dead" links
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 10:31:35 AM »

Interesting! I move this tip get "Pinned" for future use.

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Re: Mediafire "dead" links
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 05:08:27 AM »

Ha ha a lightbulb moment!

Thanks for taking the time to explian this gem of a tip SB.


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