List of online hosting sites

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Overview

The purpose of this article is to build a list of free mod hosting sites as well as file mirror locations for modders on a shoe-string budget. This list will also have a little bit of info about each one.


Mod hosting sites

Name: Nexus Mods
URL: Nexusmods.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 5 GB (5120 MB).
Download Limitations: Requires registration (1-2MB/s speed limit for non-premium user)
Easy for Uploaders: Yes
Easy for Downloads: Yes
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes - Absolute full and instant control.

 

Name: Steam Workshop
URL: steamcommunity.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted
Upload Limitations: Maximum size per file is 100 MB.
Download Limitations: Requires a Steam account.
Easy for Uploaders: Yes and no: Uploading a single file is easy, but you do not have as much control as you do on Nexus Mods.
Easy for Downloads: Yes, uses your Steam account. You can not download directly from the website, but the downloads automatically starts as you subscribe to the mod (with certain games you must start the launcher before it begins downloading).
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes - just do not subscribe to your own mod as this causes your WIP updates to be overwritten by the SW version.

 

Name: TES Alliance
URL: TESAlliance.org
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted
Upload Limitations: Unkown
Download Limitations: Requires registration.
Easy for Downloads: Yes
Easy for Uploaders: Yes
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes

 

Name: Dark Creations
URL: DarkCreations.org
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 1024 MB (1 GB). (Unlimited with FTP)
Download Limitations: None
Easy for Downloads: Yes
Easy for Uploaders: Yes
Easy to Update/Maintain: Yes

 

Name: Planet Elder Scrolls
URL: No longer available.

 

Name: GameFront
URL: GameFront.com
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted
Upload Limitations: Maximum per/file size is 1GB.
Download Limitations: None
Easy for Downloads: Yes
Easy for Uploaders: Yes
Easy to Update/Maintain: No, best as just a mirror.

 

Name: Oblivion's Real Estate (ORE)
URL: No longer available.

 

Name: PlanetOblivion.de (Primarily German Language)
URL: PlanetOblivion.de
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted
Upload Limitations: Unknown
Download Limitations: None
Easy for Downloads: Yes
Easy for Uploaders: Unknown
Easy to Update/Maintain: Unknown

 

Name: Wiwiland (Primarily French Language)
URL: Oblimods.wiwiland.net
Maximum Storage: Unrestricted
Upload Limitations: Unknown
Download Limitations: None
Easy for Downloads: Yes
Easy for Uploaders: Unknown
Easy to Update/Maintain: Unknown