It seems, as if
insisting that DS 4.5.x, the CMS, Genesis and Smart Content are “bad”, useless, stupid, unstable, etc. etc. “in General”
doesn’t help much, right?
There are people, having trouble to get everything running, and there are others.
There are people not seeing the benefit of Smart Content, and there are others.
There are people willing/having the time to invest to get it running, and there are others.
(Well, i’m one of these “others”! )
I have DS 18.104.22.168 with Genesis and CMS running on:
Win XP (32-Bit) on my Laptop (1Ghz Centrino, 1Gig Ram, Ati Mobility GFX)
All works fine. Well, of course rendering is no fun on this oldie.
Win 7 (32 Bit) (2,5 Ghz Dual Core, 2 Gig Ram, GForce GFX)
All works fine.
Both System have Avira I-Net Security Suit 2013 Running.
At first Start Avira asked if DS and CMS may communicate via certain ports.
After agreeing, Smart Content works as it should!
Win 8 Pro (64-Bit) (8 Core 3,6, 8 Gig Ram, GFroce GFX) All works SUPER fine.
This machine has Kaspersky Pure 2.0 running, no problem with DS communicating via Port
So, all works fine, too.
Maybe i’m blessed?
Maybe it’s just Luck?
I don’t know.
I just can say: DS 4.5, CMS and Smart Content are running as intended on 3 different PC’s without any trouble.
And i’m no Prgogrammer, Script-Guru or anything like that!!!!
I love Smart Content.
With DB Editor i already made some of the “old” Gen 4 Clothes and it’s textures showing up in Smart Content.
It’s not too diffiucult.
But that’s what non-swimmers always hear from swimmers, right?
I have no clue why it’s not running on some of your systems.
And i respect people who don’t need / see any benefit in CMS/Smart Content.
I just wanted to show ... there are different pov’s and all are “right”, right?
Generalizing is ... rarely a helfpful state of mind