In light of recent events I found myself thinking about other sites that just up and closed down with no warning or the community just ceased to exist.
I’m personally fairly involved in the Source Engine modding community and in the last few years I’ve noticed more and more sites that our development wiki links out to vanishing. When it comes to custom or hexed assets it’s even bleaker. With places like FileFront/GameFront vanishing so also vanishes a lot of work. I realized last year at one point that if I didn’t start doing things like sifting through old forums and manually backing up things they were just going to be lost to time. I now have a dropbox just full of old ZPS maps because back then most people were just posting them on our forum. There’s also this section of my external hard drive and G drive that are now just dedicated to things like ripped models from Mortal Kombat or CoD4 that someone cleaned up and redid the skeletal work to make it work with the engine.
So what are some sites that you used to visit that are now gone?