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Third-party archival project, do not contact Fimfiction staff for support.


Fimfarchive is a project which aims to release all stories available on Fimfiction, together with their metadata, as a single archive. The archive is organized by author and could be used for backup, offline reading, or data mining.

A new version will be released each season via BitTorrent, approximately once every three months. When suitable, an xdelta3 patch will also be provided for users who do not wish to redownload unchanged stories.

Note that the archive contains a large number of files. Unzipping it to your file system may not be necessary if the archive is to be used together with some application. If you are a developer, reading directly from the ZIP-file may be preferable.

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  • Target: 2018-12-01
  • Status: Not Started

Fimfarchive 20180901 released! · 5:01pm September 1st

Twenty-first release with 169078 stories.

The complete archive.
Name: fimfarchive-20180901.zip
Size: 5.5 GB
Torrent: Official (SE)
Direct: Official (SE)
Magnet: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:52dd91d35df0c6134f1f5845f22345698f5b0cee
MD5: b366c0dc67b0bd3db6cd5a36f6a46ec4

The xdelta3 patch.

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You're doing some fantastic work here. Here's to ya.


Yes, but not all of them.

Does this archive include deleted fics as well?


Sorry, I don't have the time to spare for that at the moment.

You can convert stories from EPUB to HTML using a program like Calibre.

can you give me a link to download this archive in html format? i prefer that format


Hard to say. I sent a list of possible matches.

if there is old stuff then can you find me this one fic,i forget the name' that has sombra and this old lich iron thing that has an iron dragon? the details are foggy its been awhile since i read it and it was taken down by author


If you're looking for an older version of a story I can dig it out for you.

An now I have to ad, I am sadly disappointed by this because the story I really wanted to be on their (Colors of the Heart) is not, and instead I could only find one which was basically a highlights bit....guess I will just have to live with the version of the story that I have...very depressed.:pinkiesad2:

I have to say, it was weird finding some of my old stuff on here, but it’s really cool at the same time.


I am not, but I do plan to.

While important, it doesn't feel as urgent anymore since story images are rehosted by Derpibooru.

That's a bit dissapointing. I do hope you are atleast archiving the images even if you aren't releasing them because that would be pretty devastating if the site went down...

Also you are very awesome for doing this.


It does not at the moment, mostly due to space concerns. :applejackunsure:

does this come with images? just want to know because I might download this in the future.

Astonishing :D My congratulations ^^


"So, unless life happens I'll hopefullyhave plenty of energy left for this project." ==> As a computer scientist, I find this statement really alarming. :twilightsheepish:

Still progressing according to plan. :raritywink:

Comment posted by darksymphony777 deleted Sep 13th, 2017

Don't worry about that. Not that it matters anyways ^^

Well, at least you actually do something. After coming home from work, I don't really have the motivation to implement the features for my searcher. ;( But it's good to know, that it's planned. Just would have fit, since I have some vacation at the end of September and could therefore take the time to migrate. ^^

I really wanted to do that, too. Going to 80%, I mean. My boss would not let me though, always telling me, I could come and go when I want anyways and don't have to adhere to strict working times. Yeah, sure, that definitely let's me have more freetime *eyeroll*

" So, unless life happens I'll hopefullyhave plenty of energy left for this project." ==> As a computer scientist, I find this statement really alarming. :twilightsheepish:

if old: ... if new and old: ... if new: ... if not old and new: ...
That's some use of variables :D


Yeah, I definitely got those release counts all messed up! :facehoof:

The plan is to base the December release on APIv2. There just wasn't enough time for me to do anything other than some basic planning before this (September) release. After all, I do have to start the updater for APIv1 (and for the first APIv2 release) one month before the actual release in order not to flood the site with requests. This will allow APIv2 to mature a bit as well.

I realize I haven't been spending enough time on this project to keep everything running smoothly. I've had to be very careful not to promise anything I know I wouldn't have the energy to implement. For that reason (and a few others as well) I'm currently in the process of stepped down my day job to 80%. So, unless life happens I'll hopefully have plenty of energy left for this project. :pinkiecrazy:

Also, the fetcher rewrite was "finished" "a little while" ago. I have yet to port over all the other tools and utilities I use to make a release. However, this will still make migrating to APIv2 way easier than it was before.

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