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Is it just me… I just don’t spend my money at Daz anymore
Posted: 21 November 2012 07:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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fixmypcmike - 20 November 2012 10:11 PM

The problem is not less compatibility, but more compatibility.  It used to be:  these morphs work only with one figure, this clothing works only with one figure, etc.  (unless you use a conversion program, of course.)  Now DAZ 3D has created the possibility to use lots more older items with newer figures than ever before.  Personally, while it would be nice if things were clearer (not that confusing product requirements are new with Genesis, but I agree it’s become harder to keep everything straight), I think “maybe” is still preferable to a blanket “no.”

That is more theoretical then actual. You can assume clothes will work in the autofit, but till you run them through it you really don’t know. I have quite a few nonDAZ sets of clothes for aiko 4 that autofit just screws up.
The big thing is how any of this works, which for me is inconsistent and undependable. I will continue to use apps I don’t have issues with and content I haven’t had issues with.
More over making things more compatible has made things less functional. As in autofit is supposed to greatly expand what clothes can be used on genesis. In most cases it works fine. When it came out it had two big issues, long skirts and spandexing the blouses. Lets add the inability to convert a one piece dress as well. Here it is more then a year later and guess what, auto fit still can’t do anything with long dresses, still spandexs blouses, and still can’t do a proper conversion of a one piece dress.

That is one of my personal issues with DAZ. They have these great feature ideas that they can’t seem to make work. It’s almost like they put them in the app now, then try to figure out how to make them work later. I want features that work now, when they are released and not have to put up with bugy, half finished features till DAZ can get them to work.

DAZ’s rush to market has cost me money before,
it wont cost me money anymore.

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Posted: 21 November 2012 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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Hey Stan, break the mould, post something happy!  Lolcats, or bunnies, they work :D

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Posted: 21 November 2012 08:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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BlumBlumShub - 21 November 2012 08:09 AM

Hey Stan, break the mould, post something happy!  Lolcats, or bunnies, they work :D

I think using LOLcats for thread derailing violates the TOS.  But there are plenty of things Stan’s happy about!  Genetica, for example.  cool smirk

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Posted: 21 November 2012 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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BlumBlumShub - 21 November 2012 08:09 AM

Hey Stan, break the mould, post something happy!  Lolcats, or bunnies, they work :D

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Don’t tell him that BlumBlum. If Stan started posting bunnies or kittens, we would think he had been kidnapped by terrorists and then call the police. They would send the SWAT team and…
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Posted: 21 November 2012 08:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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BlumBlumShub - 21 November 2012 08:09 AM

Hey Stan, break the mould, post something happy!  Lolcats, or bunnies, they work :D

I think using LOLcats for thread derailing violates the TOS.  But there are plenty of things Stan’s happy about!  Genetica, for example.

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I used to see enough bunnies and cats derailing threads for years. I don’t suspect it violates TOS and if it does, I don’t think DAZ cares.

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Posted: 21 November 2012 08:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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Baglet - 20 November 2012 04:54 PM

.. like hens’ teeth ...

Learned something new, our hens don’t have teeth, that’s too cool. Post a pic smile

 

Perhaps UK hens are like this: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/chicken-wraps


Hmmm… that item seems to be a texture set.  Didn’t there use to be a “Chicken Raptor” model that that texture applied to?  The ad above implies as much, but doesn’t point to it and I can’t find it.  Is this an odd naming issue, a discontinued item, or did the catalog get “improved” to non-functionality again?

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Posted: 21 November 2012 09:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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Donno, but wouldn’t want to be the one assigned to collecting their eggs ;p

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Posted: 21 November 2012 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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BlumBlumShub - 21 November 2012 08:09 AM

Hey Stan, break the mould, post something happy!  Lolcats, or bunnies, they work :D

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Don’t tell him that BlumBlum. If Stan started posting bunnies or kittens, we would think he had been kidnapped by terrorists and then call the police. They would send the SWAT team and…
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Posted: 21 November 2012 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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LeatherGryphon - 21 November 2012 08:52 AM

Perhaps UK hens are like this: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/chicken-wraps


Hmmm… that item seems to be a texture set.  Didn’t there use to be a “Chicken Raptor” model that that texture applied to?  The ad above implies as much, but doesn’t point to it and I can’t find it.  Is this an odd naming issue, a discontinued item, or did the catalog get “improved” to non-functionality again?

I found the same thing with a texture set the other day. Jack Tomalin has a texture set for the “Kingdom of Marrakesh” model but I can’t find the original anywhere. Search for Marrakesh doesn’t find it - only the textures and lights. Are things really being discontinued or is there a glitch with the search or the catalogue?

Yes. Our hens must be like that from the stringy meat the local supermarket sells. Not quite as weird as some soup I had in eastern Europe just after the wall came down. It had chicken feet complete with claws.

 

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Posted: 21 November 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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Baglet - 21 November 2012 11:34 AM
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Perhaps UK hens are like this: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/chicken-wraps


Hmmm… that item seems to be a texture set.  Didn’t there use to be a “Chicken Raptor” model that that texture applied to?  The ad above implies as much, but doesn’t point to it and I can’t find it.  Is this an odd naming issue, a discontinued item, or did the catalog get “improved” to non-functionality again?

I found the same thing with a texture set the other day. Jack Tomalin has a texture set for the “Kingdom of Marrakesh” model but I can’t find the original anywhere. Search for Marrakesh doesn’t find it - only the textures and lights. Are things really being discontinued or is there a glitch with the search or the catalogue?

Yes. Our hens must be like that from the stringy meat the local supermarket sells. Not quite as weird as some soup I had in eastern Europe just after the wall came down. It had chicken feet complete with claws.

 

Jack Tomalin is currently redoing the textures of Kingdom of Marrakech (something to do with the defunct Redhouse Studios) and says it will be along shortly, just like the new Marrakech Souks that just came out and Baroque Grandeur before it. smile

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Posted: 21 November 2012 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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I found the same thing with a texture set the other day. Jack Tomalin has a texture set for the “Kingdom of Marrakesh” model but I can’t find the original anywhere. Search for Marrakesh doesn’t find it - only the textures and lights. Are things really being discontinued or is there a glitch with the search or the catalogue?

Jack Tomalin is currently redoing the textures of Kingdom of Marrakech (something to do with the defunct Redhouse Studios) and says it will be along shortly, just like the new Marrakech Souks that just came out and Baroque Grandeur before it. smile

Thanks. I should have checked his blogs. He seems to be redoing everything - putting his own “stamp” on them.

 

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Posted: 21 November 2012 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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I found the same thing with a texture set the other day. Jack Tomalin has a texture set for the “Kingdom of Marrakesh” model but I can’t find the original anywhere. Search for Marrakesh doesn’t find it - only the textures and lights. Are things really being discontinued or is there a glitch with the search or the catalogue?

Jack Tomalin is currently redoing the textures of Kingdom of Marrakech (something to do with the defunct Redhouse Studios) and says it will be along shortly, just like the new Marrakech Souks that just came out and Baroque Grandeur before it. smile

Thanks. I should have checked his blogs. He seems to be redoing everything - putting his own “stamp” on them.

 

Yes, I believe it’s a matter of copyright.

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Posted: 21 November 2012 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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It’s been so long since I’ve spent money here that I’ve gotten two Save 30% coupons, months apart, and it had been a while when I got the first one.

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Posted: 22 November 2012 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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Zaarin - 21 November 2012 05:37 PM
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I found the same thing with a texture set the other day. Jack Tomalin has a texture set for the “Kingdom of Marrakesh” model but I can’t find the original anywhere. Search for Marrakesh doesn’t find it - only the textures and lights. Are things really being discontinued or is there a glitch with the search or the catalogue?

Jack Tomalin is currently redoing the textures of Kingdom of Marrakech (something to do with the defunct Redhouse Studios) and says it will be along shortly, just like the new Marrakech Souks that just came out and Baroque Grandeur before it. smile

Thanks. I should have checked his blogs. He seems to be redoing everything - putting his own “stamp” on them.

 

Yes, I believe it’s a matter of copyright.

Well I guess technically it was, but wanted to just clarify its not because of any infringement or anything like that.  Gordana, the original texture artist, wanted them removed from the original sets.  So until such time I could replace them, they were pulled from the store.  Kingdom of Marrakesh should be out some time in the near future - it’s all passed QA, just need to get it scheduled for release. 

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Posted: 26 November 2012 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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I don’t spend as much as I used to, either.

-Between my simply not liking DS4 or Genesis,

-still have issues getting purchases to work,

-my resets of products bought for DS3 are for DS4 only (I don’t get my DS3 files because the product has been ‘updated’ to DS4),

-and I am only buying older items or things that are Poser friendly, like structures, because if it’s listed Poser friendly, it will likely work in DS3.

-Plus, my PC membership only helps me occasionally, now. I also hate how our PC coupon is no longer available looking in our account area, but a code we can only find in our email once a month, which I end up deleting before I can use it ... lol.

There was a time I spent most of my money at Daz. Now ...

But, knowing all of this, I am still resisting making the switch to Poser. I still like Daz better ... I just don’t like DS4 and up.

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