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Posted: 23 May 2012 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Are the zip files for the PC being held up?  When should we be able to expect them??

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Posted: 23 May 2012 11:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I believe so. Those I believe will be released or switched once they release the download manager things as well. I dont have a tentative timeframe on that though. I would suspect it won’t be too long though (please note how gracefully I avoided the word soon LOL)

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Posted: 23 May 2012 11:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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DAZ_ann0314 - 23 May 2012 11:24 AM

I believe so. Those I believe will be released or switched once they release the download manager things as well. I dont have a tentative timeframe on that though. I would suspect it won’t be too long though (please note how gracefully I avoided the word soon LOL)

But you said it… the ‘S’ word tongue wink

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Posted: 23 May 2012 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Why would you care about getting the .exes in .zip files? The mac .zips are just the same bitrock installers inside .zip files. All that does is add another step before you can run them.

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Posted: 23 May 2012 12:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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JOdel - 23 May 2012 12:18 PM

Why would you care about getting the .exes in .zip files? The mac .zips are just the same bitrock installers inside .zip files. All that does is add another step before you can run them.

The new zip files will not be that way.

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Posted: 23 May 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I really hope that they don’t put out the zips before the download manager because I am so not looking forward to dealing with zips.

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Posted: 23 May 2012 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I was hoping that zip files would be coming out with the new site.  If we use the new manager system will we still have access to the zip files so that we can back them up to dvd/bluray or what not?  (I do not think the burn to dvd option will come back right?)

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Posted: 23 May 2012 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Miss Bad Wolf - 23 May 2012 01:02 PM

I was hoping that zip files would be coming out with the new site.  If we use the new manager system will we still have access to the zip files so that we can back them up to dvd/bluray or what not?  (I do not think the burn to dvd option will come back right?)

Yes, AFAIK

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Posted: 23 May 2012 01:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Miss Bad Wolf - 23 May 2012 01:02 PM

I was hoping that zip files would be coming out with the new site.  If we use the new manager system will we still have access to the zip files so that we can back them up to dvd/bluray or what not?  (I do not think the burn to dvd option will come back right?)

Yes, AFAIK

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Posted: 23 May 2012 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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DAZ_ann0314 - 23 May 2012 11:24 AM

I believe so. Those I believe will be released or switched once they release the download manager things as well. I dont have a tentative timeframe on that though. I would suspect it won’t be too long though (please note how gracefully I avoided the word soon LOL)


Thanks Ann…......................Do us all a favor and lose the word, SOON….........LOL

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Posted: 23 May 2012 01:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Zip vs exe - either way is fine for me, but can we please go back to seeing our entire item list and being able to filter mac/win files in available downloads?

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Posted: 23 May 2012 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Nath - 23 May 2012 01:50 PM

Zip vs exe - either way is fine for me, but can we please go back to seeing our entire item list and being able to filter mac/win files in available downloads?

I very much miss both of those things.

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Posted: 23 May 2012 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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You understand that when all files are ZIP it will not matter what PC you are on, right? Zip is zip PC, Mac ect… so one file for all means no need to sort by PC type. Just give it some time.

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Posted: 23 May 2012 08:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Very happy that we now have Zips

All I need now is to filter out the Mac files

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Posted: 23 May 2012 11:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Before the switchover, I was told by DAZ it would be a few weeks before the new zips would hit the servers.  (14,000+ items from what I understand)

No big deal, it will get there - eventually.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I think there are several reasons to switch to zipfiles.
(a) The problems with old mac installers not been able to run because they are one and sometimes two processor architectures old. Zipfiles can always be extracted.
(b) One, not two sets of files to maintain.
(c) All other stores uses zip-files.
(d) Specially for smaller installers, the 9MB overhead for a 2MB download is quite a toll on bandwidth

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