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Posted: 24 May 2012 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Jaderail - 23 May 2012 07:52 PM

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.

Its going to be so great, I have DS on a mac and a PC so downloading both versions is a right royal PITA (can i say that?) although i’m researching a network solution and a shared runtime, so i don’t accidentely overwrite my mac runtime grin

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Posted: 24 May 2012 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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With installers broken, I’d prefer DAZ NOT wait for the download manager. 

Rather annoying when you can’t install a product you purchase or when it takes a half hour to get an installer to run.

Khory - 23 May 2012 12:42 PM

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: 25 May 2012 05:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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well until they switch to zips for pc OR I get a landline (OR MAC!!!) I will have to pretty much accept resetting my downloads and retrying on my 3G mobile broadband at different times of the day
used up all my goes and resets just trying to download the Supersuit main file, forget all the rest of the pro package!!
still no suit
downloading never was good, usually 6 am Sunday morning is my best time, will retry then
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the zip file downloads fine on my Android, unfortunately Mac only!!!!
I find zips excellent for that reason.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 05:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I’d like zip files for PC as I don’t always want to install everything in a set.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 08:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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My question is will the zip files be set up so they will unzip nicely into our runtime or will we have to manually place them in the correct folders? After someone from Daz sent me a zip file of an item that had an old installer that wouldnt work..the zip file put the files into a content folder rather than in my runtime so I had to manually place all the files. I was just wondering how they were planning to set it up?

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Posted: 26 May 2012 10:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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The zips should have the same file structure as the installers, so unless the installer was wrong (which I know is the case for some items, particularly older ones which can have path errors), they should be easy.  The Install Manager will probably protect against things like “My Library” being “Content” in DS3.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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fixmypcmike - 26 May 2012 10:40 AM

The zips should have the same file structure as the installers, so unless the installer was wrong (which I know is the case for some items, particularly older ones which can have path errors), they should be easy.  The Install Manager will probably protect against things like “My Library” being “Content” in DS3.

Wonderful news! Thanks! wink

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Posted: 26 May 2012 06:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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fixmypcmike - 26 May 2012 10:40 AM

The zips should have the same file structure as the installers, so unless the installer was wrong (which I know is the case for some items, particularly older ones which can have path errors), they should be easy.  The Install Manager will probably protect against things like “My Library” being “Content” in DS3.

Excellent. This will be such a time-saver.

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Posted: 28 May 2012 03:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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So will all products be updated to zips?  If so, I’ll have a lot of downloading to do as I’d like to archive them in zips.  Hope DAZ brings back the burn to DVD offer.  I’d be willing to pay for them burning all my orders and postage but I have a sneaking suspicion that won’t happen.

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Posted: 28 May 2012 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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As I’m currently just wishing for wishing sakes…

it would be awesome if DAZ Studio would just take the zips (or rar or another archive format) as is, like you have a Archive content folder and then the Program (DAZ Studio/Poser) just works with it without unarchiving! I would make things simpler for both file management and disk defragmentation (anyone try copying their content library to another drive? It take an awful long time vs copying a few dvd size file, those small file just take forever).


Updating products would be simpler cause you just add the new archive and replace the old, or even have the Program version it for you using the updated/changed files within.


This of course would be a huge changing of the current process, but like I stated earlier… just wishing…..


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Posted: 28 May 2012 08:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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It is going to be a few weeks (at least) before the zips start showing up on the servers.  The reply I got from DAZ was they were about halfway done converting them.  I suspect that fixing the store is going to be a priority for a while. 

Patience folks

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Posted: 30 May 2012 08:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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File Sizes no longer Given.  They should be listed right up front with price!!!
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Just for the record. I no longer see file sizes posted. For a number of items, such as Hair styles, and clothes, file sizes are important to me because this is one of the considerations that goes into my render times for an image.

If I am looking for something to complete an image I am working on I will often buy/not buy based on the file size.  For Items that are V4 and Gn, I have been assuming that what I will use is about 50% of the file size listed.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Consumer573 - 30 May 2012 08:25 AM

File Sizes no longer Given.  They should be listed right up front with price!!!
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Just for the record. I no longer see file sizes posted. For a number of items, such as Hair styles, and clothes, file sizes are important to me because this is one of the considerations that goes into my render times for an image.

If I am looking for something to complete an image I am working on I will often buy/not buy based on the file size.  For Items that are V4 and Gn, I have been assuming that what I will use is about 50% of the file size listed.

This is a know issue and DAZ is aware of it.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Well we’ve lost out substantially in the ITEMIZED ORDERS.  It’s only 8 years waiting for ZIP files instead of executable installers.  It’s About Time!  smile

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Posted: 30 May 2012 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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The install manager should be out shortly.

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