L4DFiles is a companion site to Left4DeadForums.com and focuses on user-created custom modifications and content for Left 4 Dead. L4DFiles provides all members with 500 MB of free file storage space, along with unlimited bandwidth to share their custom creations with the Left 4 Dead gaming community.
Launched in early May 2009, L4DFiles is poised to become a central hub for the sharing of Left 4 Dead mods, maps, skins, and other custom game content. The developer and producer of Left 4 Dead, Valve Software, has recently released a public software development kit (SDK), which allows fans to create many types of custom gameplay content, including: maps, mods, campaigns, soundpacks, sprays and skins.
To accomodate the flood of user-created content sure to soon emerge, L4DFiles offers members 500 MB of free storage space and unlimited bandwidth to share their projects with other members of the Left 4 Dead community. Hardcore content developers and frequent contributors are provided with additional storage space (2 GB or more), as well as other tools to aid development teams, such as private discussion forums.
The primary feature of L4DFiles is the advanced Downloads forum module, which is fully integrated with the forum and user database. This Downloads module organizes all member files into dedicated categories, and allows contributors to provide screencaps, detailed descriptions and screenshots, and provides detailed statistics relating to contributors, number of downloads and uploads, bandwidth and more. Other members can then provide feedback, comments and ratings for each file in the Downloads database. For convenience, a forum thread is also automatically created each time a new file is uploaded, allowing for detailed discussion and feedback.