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Apparently the DAZ Install Manager is about ready
Posted: 01 February 2013 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHIbKCIe-PU&feature=em-uploademail

Okay… someone please tell me… WHAT is this? I’ve looked all over for this - Googled it… nothing. What is this guy using and how come I’ve never seen it before?

Is it something we can download and use? Buy to use? Help with our content? What… ? There is one for Mac users as well… sooo, okay, someone, please explain. IF I need this, I want it. Otherwise… what is he talking about?

Yes, I know it’s surrounding content and installing it to show up in CMS… but without that installer… what’s the point?

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Posted: 01 February 2013 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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They just uploaded it, so I imagine we’ll hear more about it later today.

As to the point, I think it’s so when we buy new content, especially in big bundles, we don’t have to download a bunch of installers and install each one one-at-a-time.

I’m hoping it works for reinstalling old content too. I have so many Daz installers that it’d likely take me days to reinstall everything if I ever had a system failure or bought a new PC.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Just got a note from YouTube showing me a how to install vid.

So the question I have for DAZ is ..... if our Downloadable list is filled with installer information but we have already downloaded and installed does the manager know this somehow and will not pester us to re-download and install these? 

http://youtu.be/jE5C5w4ha_M

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Posted: 01 February 2013 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Have a look at this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHIbKCIe-PU

You need to uninstall any content you have first.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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JimmyC_2009 - 01 February 2013 02:52 PM

Have a look at this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHIbKCIe-PU

You need to uninstall any content you have first.

Another reason I wouldn’t use this. Glad its coming finally, will make a lot of people happy.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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OK… another set of YouTube videos shows that you don’t have to uninstall your current content

Windows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E4ft-bsPL0&feature=share&list=UU38T95wHAxyCrOO6b1tD7Nw

MAC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlTca7F3PZ8&feature=share&list=UU38T95wHAxyCrOO6b1tD7Nw

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Posted: 01 February 2013 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I don’t have a lot of bought content, most of what I have is freebies or stuff I’ve made myself, so this is one pile of garbage I wont be touching with a ten foot pole.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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RAMWolff - 01 February 2013 03:01 PM

OK… another set of YouTube videos shows that you don’t have to uninstall your current content

Windows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E4ft-bsPL0&feature=share&list=UU38T95wHAxyCrOO6b1tD7Nw

MAC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlTca7F3PZ8&feature=share&list=UU38T95wHAxyCrOO6b1tD7Nw

Good to know, thanks. Still going to stay away though.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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According to the video DAZ has a NEW designated Content folder location…. don’t know why they did this but it’s:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\My DAZ 3D Library

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Posted: 01 February 2013 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Aaaah, I see. I back up my runtime. For instance, I have a 2 tr external drive and I’ve saved my current runtime to it - it took 12 hours for all the content to backup to it, but if my computer crashes, no biggie. If I buy a new computer, no biggie, unless it’s a Mac that is. But in any case, I just copy the runtime and paste it into MyLibrary… it takes a few hours to transfer everything - but I can walk away or go to bed. When i wake, it’s done. And then I have Daz search for it. WHICH by the way, it can do as well instead of transferring it all into Daz Studio’s MyLibrary - it can find it and you just use it from there.

There are many options…

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Posted: 01 February 2013 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yeah I saw that appear when i installed the latest DS. Why don’t they just stick with the Studio/My Library?

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Posted: 01 February 2013 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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More information about the Install Manager can be found here http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/16099/  as well.  It may answer some questions.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Given the amount of time I’ve just spent installing the stuff I bought since christmas there is no way I’m wasting my time uninstalling and reinstalling my entire daz file just so I can use this.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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RAMWolff - 01 February 2013 02:42 PM

Just got a note from YouTube showing me a how to install vid.

So the question I have for DAZ is ..... if our Downloadable list is filled with installer information but we have already downloaded and installed does the manager know this somehow and will not pester us to re-download and install these? 

http://youtu.be/jE5C5w4ha_M

Not to my understanding.  Anything NOT downloaded by the Install Manager will be required to be RE-downloaded if you want the Install Manager to manage things.  However, it will happily install over existing installs and ignore (not change) any custom categorization/metadata.

IF you’ve moved things around inside of their relative paths (e.g., moved an item from “pose/bob” to “pose/joe”), it’ll just install it in the original path and you’ll end up with duplicates.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Merging duplicate threads. smile

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