Do these sites have Poser or DS content?
- Andi3d (the last valid version stored in the Internet Archive)
- Antonia (the last valid version stored in the Internet Archive)
- Shop Wicked (the last valid version stored in the Internet Archive)
Andi3d is MortemVetus nowadays - together with Tracey, sometimes they call themselves "Team Rolfe" and the page (including the old bones whatever Freebies by Andi3d) are here: http://www.mortemvetus.com/free_downloads.php?type=1
Slight redesign of the page
I'm surprised mCasual/Jacques isn't in this list, except even I'm not sure where exactly to put it. If you are unfamiliar, they have an enormous assortment of everything from some models to pose corrections, to physics injections for Daz Studio. Tons of scripts. It would be staggering to index, but it's a sites.Google page that is already thoroughly indexed. Where would one put something indexed by the creator themselves, or would it remain excluded from the wiki as a whole? Just didn't want to slap it in there and it have already been not used for a reason. Oh, a link might be handy, in case what I wrote made no sense.
Have a gander and let me know how/what would get done with this sort of resource as far as the wiki goes.
- Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I want to index everything that's available legally for free for Poser and Daz Studio, even if somebody else has already indexed it. So if we missed somebody's freebies, it's because either we forgot they exist or we didn't know about them in the first place. Please, add them to the list! --Robkelk (talk) 22:46, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
Extend3d is not redirecting to the original download page, they are uploading (legally, they ask the creators of the freebies before or upload freebies where sharing is allowed in the Readme) the items to Google drive with ad pages in between (which you can skip) to support their website. So as a backup to things that may one day not be available anymore, they are not that bad to list as a second link or in the case of vanished things as the last remaining link. At least I think so ... --Kerya (talk) 11 January 2017
- I know at least one of the G3F swimsuit links is a redirect to Amyaimei's DA page - I encountered it while making pages for each of the G3F swimsuits. I suppose we're going to have pay attention when listing their pages. --Robkelk (talk) 14:32, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Wondering around the other night I stumbled on old freebies from alizea3d.fr. and artraiders.com/pretty3d.com. I'm not sure how to handle links for dead sites on the wiki.
Alizea's sites usually required a login to access downloads, but one version for a short time had open links. I believe there were a few that wasn't migrated to her current Sharecg page, such as a GND4 fit for MFD and a GND2 fit for Pretty3D's Fairy Tale Costume https://web.archive.org/web/20081113070652/http://www.alizea3d.fr/
Pretty3D's sites also required a login, nonetheless, webarchive managed to find two direct links. One was for Fairy Tale Costume! However, I'm not sure if there should be an entire page just for these two.
Download: https://web.archive.org/web/20060718092010/http://pretty3d.com:80/download_mod/files/FTCostume.zip Item page: https://web.archive.org/web/20110714012902/http://www.artraiders.com/download_page.php?pic_id=120
Download: https://web.archive.org/web/20060716203249/http://www.pretty3d.com:80/download_mod/files/FreeJill.zip Item page: https://web.archive.org/web/20101120031654/http://artraiders.com/download_page.php?file_id=14
Dead sites are always awkward to index. I recall that Dollygirl (if I recall correctly) and I both indexed the Arey Soul freebies that are captured in the Wayback Machine - Dollygirl linked to the archived download pages, and I linked directly to the archived downloads. We can still find examples of both types of links scattered throughout the wiki. So there's precedent for indexing dead sites either way.
I wouldn't make a page just for two or three downloads, myself. If somebody's only created a few freebies or there are less than a dozen freebies still available from a person, then the creator's category page should be enough of a list - assuming that each freebie has its own page. (Examples: Category:Catmcroy is a full list, and Category:Robkelk isn't yet.) Just make sure the freebies are listed on the other types of index pages - by type, or by base figure, or both.
I've added the old pretty3d items in and condensed my list of Alizea's stuff down to the items that aren't available on hers or Phoenix1966 sharecg pages. This might be enough for a standalone page, maybe with additional links to their currently active pages.
https://web.archive.org/web/20081123072021/http://www.alizea3d.fr/gnd4clothingfits4.html Golden Arrow fit to GND4 Billy-T Real Jeans fit to GND4
https://web.archive.org/web/20081114003011/http://www.alizea3d.fr/gnd4clothingfits3.html Novariens Holy fit to GND4 AS White Rose fit to GND4 Dark Sorceress [standard resolution] fit for GND4
https://web.archive.org/web/20081115071957/http://www.alizea3d.fr/gnd4clothingfits1.html AerySoul's Stily Dress
Standalone pages... I know I like them, but don't have the time to make them any more. I get the feeling that Dollygirl likes categories better. (I have no idea what anyone else thinks about them.) If we had unlimited volunteers, we could turn each link on the Freebie Sites list into a standalone page.
If you want to make some standalone pages, please do. This is everybody's wiki, not just mine, and everybody should have a say in how it looks.
I was thinking something similar to the page "Freebies previously hosted at the3dzone.com". I would try doing the page myself, but I'm not sure how to create one. I don't know much about the new wiki yet.
The easy way to get the "code" parts of a page right is to copy them from another page.
The easy way to start a brand-new page is to decide on its name, then put a link to that name on some other page. If the link comes up blue, you have to choose a different name. If the link is red, then click on it, and you'll be taken to the "create a page" screen.