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First post, by enaiel

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IGN was supposed to have shut FilePlanet down back in 2012 for new downloads, but the old file downloads were still available. Looks like the domain has recently been taken over by a malware distributor.

FilePlanet was the only place to find demos and patches for older games. Thankfully, ArchiveTeam has managed to get hold of all the files. For now, there is only a simple file name search available, but I was able to find some files that were not available any where else : https://www.quaddicted.com/stuff/fileplanet/f … lename=filename

Not sure if this was widely known - I just found out today! Posting here so that it may be of help to others.

#1 VIA C3 Ezra-T 1.0GHz/MSI MS-6368/Voodoo2+ViRGE GX/SBPro2+YMF744+AWE64+SC-7
#2 Pentium III-S Tualatin 1.40GHz/QDI A10T/Voodoo3 3000+GF4 Ti4200/Audigy+AU8830+SC-50

Reply 2 of 5, by enaiel

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mothergoose729 wrote on 2022-02-08, 22:02:

Yikes, I recently put together my own archive extensively from fileplanet. Any idea how long this is been an issue?

Looks like IGN actually sold the domain to the malware distributors in 2018, going by the WHOIS records: https://www.whois.com/whois/fileplanet.com
It wasn't the case of the domain simply expiring. Unbelievable!

So any time since 2018-02-13, I would imagine.

#1 VIA C3 Ezra-T 1.0GHz/MSI MS-6368/Voodoo2+ViRGE GX/SBPro2+YMF744+AWE64+SC-7
#2 Pentium III-S Tualatin 1.40GHz/QDI A10T/Voodoo3 3000+GF4 Ti4200/Audigy+AU8830+SC-50

Reply 3 of 5, by BitWrangler

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Suckage... hope Major Geeks and softpedia hold up.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 4 of 5, by Joseph_Joestar

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Damn. I guess I need to edit a few of my posts where I linked to game demos hosted on FilePlanet.

That said, I didn't notice any malware a few months ago when I was downloading some stuff from there. However, I'm using a VPN, NoScript and uBlock Origin, so one of those might have automatically blocked it.

PC#1: Pentium MMX 166 / Soyo SY-5BT / S3 Trio64V+ / Voodoo1 / OPTi 82C930 / AWE64 Gold / SC-155
PC#2: AthlonXP 1700+ / Abit KT7A / Voodoo3 / SBLive / Vortex2
PC#3: Athlon64 3000+ / Asus K8V-MX / GeForce4 / Audigy1
PC#4: i5-3550P / MSI Z77A-G43 / GTX 650Ti / X-Fi

Reply 5 of 5, by enaiel

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Listing my Top 30 first and third person 3D accelerated demos from 1997 to 2003 (<= DirectX 8.1) available from alternate sources . Some of these were hard to track down.

#1 VIA C3 Ezra-T 1.0GHz/MSI MS-6368/Voodoo2+ViRGE GX/SBPro2+YMF744+AWE64+SC-7
#2 Pentium III-S Tualatin 1.40GHz/QDI A10T/Voodoo3 3000+GF4 Ti4200/Audigy+AU8830+SC-50