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Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:14 am
by wooby
Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP? I have a couple of old builds and I would like to share them.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:44 am
by mrpijey
Fortnite is a freeware game and we don't carry those.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:01 pm
by JustAnyone
Fortnite was an early access title (in Alpha/Beta state) up until late 2020 If I recall correctly, so it should fall under Beta category

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:32 pm
by voxxid
Fortnite has a paid portion of the game known as Save The World. STW is not freeware as you need to pay money to gain access to it.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:06 pm
by mrpijey
I will have to look into it then. But you can't apply for FTP access with it either way if it's some downloaded beta.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:27 pm
by Fischsalat
What about a Alpha STW only version wich is 3rd hand (Epic - Alpha Tester - Person uploading it)?

Would this still fall under the category "some downloaded [alpha]"?

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:29 pm
by mrpijey
Well it's still a downloaded [alpha] as it's not on a physical disc or image format downloaded from their website. But send up or link to whatever you think should be archived and I'll take a look at it.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:43 pm
by voxxid
If everything has to be a dump from a disc or image format then why are Minecraft Dev builds on the archive? I doubt Minecraft Developer builds get sold physically.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:17 pm
by Darkstar
voxxid wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:43 pm
If everything has to be a dump from a disc or image format then why are Minecraft Dev builds on the archive? I doubt Minecraft Developer builds get sold physically.
Not everything has to be a dump from a disc. But to apply for FTP, you have to provide a physical disc dump. You can upload anything (well, according to the rules, of course) but it won't get you FTP if it doesn't come from physical discs

I wonder why people fail to understand this. It's very clearly stated in the rules and guidelines. Multiple times even.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:07 am
by Fischsalat
So then uploading the Fortnite Beta 1.0 would work, since it isn't free and was sold as a disc?

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:18 am
by mrpijey
For FTP access yes. But then again there's so much else original out there besides Fortnite, so finding a title to get FTP access with is not difficult.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:43 am
by Fischsalat
I know there is a lot of other stuff out there, but as the first public version of Fortnite I think it should be archived. I just submitted it and hope you'll accept it as a submission for FTP access.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:52 am
by mrpijey
If the disc is properly archived according to our archival guidelines I don't see any issues.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:47 pm
by Fischsalat
And when looking through the uploaded stuff, please ignore the Splatoon and Super Mario 3d world uploads, I didn't read the rules properly. Sorry.

Re: Can I upload a Fortnite version to the FTP?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:01 pm
by xx1s1
Darkstar wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:17 pm

Not everything has to be a dump from a disc. But to apply for FTP, you have to provide a physical disc dump. You can upload anything (well, according to the rules, of course) but it won't get you FTP if it doesn't come from physical discs
Back in 2019 I was able to get FTP access with a download instead of a physical disk: viewtopic.php?t=39462