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Epic War® is a huge database hosting user-created maps for the game Warcraft III. Online since 2004 with over 300,000 user submissions. The site is currently not in danger and the hosting is sufficiently funded by ads on the website.
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'''Epic War'''® is a huge database hosting user-created maps for the game Warcraft III. Online since 2004 with over 300,000 user submissions. The site is currently not in danger and the hosting is sufficiently funded by ads on the website.
  
 
== Site structure ==
 
== Site structure ==

Latest revision as of 01:14, 8 February 2020

Epic War
Epic War logo
Home page with user maps listing
Home page with user maps listing
URL https://www.epicwar.com/
Project status Online!
Archiving status Partially saved
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam (on EFnet)
Project lead VADemon

Epic War® is a huge database hosting user-created maps for the game Warcraft III. Online since 2004 with over 300,000 user submissions. The site is currently not in danger and the hosting is sufficiently funded by ads on the website.

Site structure

Each submission (map) gets a unique ID, the metadata page shows a preview, description (extracted from the uploaded file). Only the download links are session-based (generated links, expire after 24h), so a wget mirror will get them fine, but WBM not so much. Maps are hosted on a sub-domain and are only reachable from the metadata pages. Some maps have been deleted as the website prohibits pornographic content etc.

Example items (https://www.epicwar.com/maps/<id>/):

  • 9980 - exists
  • 10000 - deleted
  • 110014 - removed (likely a duplicate)
  • 270006 - exists, no description
  • 113113 - exists, extracted description has buggy line breaks
  • 277617 - invalid id

Status

Approx. 200k maps were mirrored and put up in groups of 10k on Bittorrent in 2016; I'm in the process of fetching the missing pieces, the site admin was pleasant. Once done, I will update this article with a link. I don't see it warranted (as it stands) to put up 400GB+ of this on IA - VADemon (talk) 13:26, 7 February 2020 (UTC)