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Ensuring that history is preserved.


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.

See the README for more information.


Fimfarchive 20180307 released! · 7:58pm March 7th

Nineteenth release with 163431 stories.

The complete archive.
Name: fimfarchive-20180307.zip
Size: 5.2 GB
Torrent: Official (SE), Mirror (AU)
Direct: Official (SE), Mirror (AU)

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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.

I guess after having two 16th releases, it is obvious to jump to the 18th one ;P

Anyways, thanks for the info and thank you for your work. Will the new release be done with the new API?

The eighteeth release will be here about one week later than usual. :derpytongue2:


The sixteenth release contains 153 547 stories.

2408606 how many stories do you have?

So much thanks for this!

I've always got the files pinned on my seedbox! <3


Great! You're welcome! :twilightsmile:

Thanks to your older work, I've been able to uncover the original version of a story, before the lyrics ban was implemented. Thank you!

For now I have the basic solution that works with ePub and make searches very quick (DocFetcher). I found three stories I was looking for with it, and I can recommend it to others for similar purposes. So having opportunity to use more powerful search tools would be nice, but it's very low priority.


Other than writing a crude tool myself, I don't really know of any that could do that. I usually convert things with Calibre, but that really is not quick.

However, if you'd like I can try converting all of them to FB2.

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