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Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:35:34 pm »

Hello there,
Real quick tutorial I would like to make for everyone here. For a long time, MediaFire has been the go-to file hosting source for the userbase of FeralHeart. A vast majority of the download links on the FeralHeart forums that lead to user-created maps, textures, free preset designs, users' .fhp preset files and more are all connected to MediaFire.
As of late, you may have noticed that a lot of the MediaFire links might have stopped working for you. Instead of sending you through to the actual file to download, upon clicking the link you will get sent to the MediaFire homepage. This may not be the case for all of you, but for myself and a few others who have reported that links are not working for them it is a growing concern.

Not to worry! There is a simple fix that I have found to get past this problem!

It's as simple as removing a portion of the URL from your browser's address bar.

Extra Quick Version of tutorial:
Just click the MediaFire link as you normally would and once you get sent to the MediaFire homepage highlight this bit of the end URL and delete it:

Lets say you follow the link to the Feral Heart Official Movie Night topic on the forums and you need to download the cinema map. So, you scroll down and you click on the hyperlink titled "FeralHeart Cinema" as shown below.

When you click on the link, you should get directed to an page that looks like this:

Allow the time in the upright corner to go through until it says "Skip Ad" and then click on it:

When you click on "Skip Ad" you should be sent to this page. On this page, you may choose to either wait a few seconds for it to automatically redirect you or click on the blue text that says "click this link" Either one should work but if you find you are waiting a long time, click on the blue text:

After it takes you to MediaFire, this is where the problem is occurring and you will mistakenly get sent to the MediaFire homepage that looks like this:

What you need to do is go up to your browser's address bar and highlight and erase this portion of the URL and then hit the Enter key:

This will work for any and all MediaFire links. Always delete the section ?rndad=stringofnumbershere and then hit Enter

After you have done that, you should get sent to the correct link:

I hope this helps! Feel free to ask any questions about this in the replies below and I will do my best to assist.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 10:38:52 pm by Morgra »
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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 11:54:49 pm »
Thanks for posting this Morgra c: I'm sure many people will find this helpful

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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 12:04:20 am »
Where the heck were you when I needed this heeeck.

There IS another solution, one I made a tutorial on about a year ago, but it's not near as hecking simple as that.
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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 12:05:08 am »
Thank you for posting this! Really helped me! C: <3

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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 12:07:15 am »
I haven't run into this problem yet, but when I do, I'll know what to do then. Thank you for sharing this, Morgra. <3 It's very helpful and I'm sure many others could say the same!

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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 12:22:56 am »
I haven't had this problem yet myself, but;
This is a wonderful tutorial, It's very clear. Thank you for this, Morgra! <33

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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 12:24:47 am »
Wonderful job putting this together and posting this Morgra! Very helpful! This will benefit many folks I'm sure!

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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 10:54:36 pm »
Thank you, thank you for this tutorial. <3 I'm certain that there are quite a few fluffs who aren't sure how to find ways to access those links, and this will most assuredly be of use to them.

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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 11:05:49 pm »
This is perfect! I ran into this problem trying to re-download the cinema map, thank you very much for this!

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Re: Problem with MediaFire Links {SOLUTION}
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 04:26:47 am »
I've been struggling with this all day long, bless you cB