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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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anikad - 01 February 2013 04:08 PM

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.

Not required.  It will automatically install over things as needed.  Again, unless you’ve moved things inside of their default relative paths there are no issues other than bandwidth usage and time.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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It is highly recommended that you use Install Manager to download content and install to a clean directory. It is not required, but it is definitely recommended.

I made a mistake when I was testing Install Manager the other day. I installed a handful of files to the wrong directory. I had about 2000 products installed at the time, I decided to ignore most of the tools and simply uninstalled everything, then re-installed everything to the correct places. It took less than 3 hours (Your mileage may vary.) and I wasn’t tied to the computer while it worked.

As for the default directory, as already pointed out, that more correctly agrees with the EULA, but if that location does not suit your needs, you can choose a different location.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I am assuming we will need to add the new location of My Library in the Public folder under Current Directories in D|S 4.5’s Content Directory Manager once we start downloading to the new location?  In both Daz Studio formats as well as Poser formats?  And if so, can the new Public/My Library path go last or should it go as the first location?

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Mari-Anne - 01 February 2013 04:31 PM

I am assuming we will need to add the new location of My Library in the Public folder under Current Directories in D|S 4.5’s Content Directory Manager once we start downloading to the new location?  In both Daz Studio formats as well as Poser formats?  And if so, can the new Public/My Library path go last or should it go as the first location?

If all your DAZ3D Content is going to be there, that is better being the first ones.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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adamr001 - 01 February 2013 04:11 PM

Merging duplicate threads. smile

And catching me replying to a post. LOL

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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DAZ_Spooky - 01 February 2013 04:33 PM
Mari-Anne - 01 February 2013 04:31 PM

I am assuming we will need to add the new location of My Library in the Public folder under Current Directories in D|S 4.5’s Content Directory Manager once we start downloading to the new location?  In both Daz Studio formats as well as Poser formats?  And if so, can the new Public/My Library path go last or should it go as the first location?

If all your DAZ3D Content is going to be there, that is better being the first ones.

No - I was not planning on uninstalling/reinstalling the existing content.  Just use the new path for new content.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Mercedesk - 01 February 2013 01:52 PM

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?

Because while it has been hinted at in the past, it has not yet been released. I would hope you didn’t find much on it. (I would have to yell at someone. LOL)

Is it something we can download and use? Buy to use?

Not yet.

And I am going to only answer one more of your questions, if you have more than 10 content items from DAZ, you want it. smile

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Mari-Anne - 01 February 2013 04:35 PM
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Mari-Anne - 01 February 2013 04:31 PM

I am assuming we will need to add the new location of My Library in the Public folder under Current Directories in D|S 4.5’s Content Directory Manager once we start downloading to the new location?  In both Daz Studio formats as well as Poser formats?  And if so, can the new Public/My Library path go last or should it go as the first location?

If all your DAZ3D Content is going to be there, that is better being the first ones.

No - I was not planning on uninstalling/reinstalling the existing content.  Just use the new path for new content.

Try it first before you make that decision.  cool smile

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I’m definitely getting it as soon as it’s available. (Or, as soon as I can afford to if it costs money.) I’m happy I won’t have to reinstall all my content, but I would if I had to, it’d be worth it to me. I hate having to install things one at a time.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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So when this is released, this will work with any item from daz no matter how old… ? Will all content now have smart content too?

Is there anyway of uninstalling, or removing all content at once and starting fresh without having to click every individual products uninstall. If I just uninstall daz and the content manager, etc… and delete my current content folder will that work for a fresh install? or what else is needed to clean it all out in one big go…

Will support just reset an entire order history if requested vs. having to go through every product individually?

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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DAZ_Spooky - 01 February 2013 04:40 PM
Mari-Anne - 01 February 2013 04:35 PM
DAZ_Spooky - 01 February 2013 04:33 PM
Mari-Anne - 01 February 2013 04:31 PM

I am assuming we will need to add the new location of My Library in the Public folder under Current Directories in D|S 4.5’s Content Directory Manager once we start downloading to the new location?  In both Daz Studio formats as well as Poser formats?  And if so, can the new Public/My Library path go last or should it go as the first location?

If all your DAZ3D Content is going to be there, that is better being the first ones.

No - I was not planning on uninstalling/reinstalling the existing content.  Just use the new path for new content.

Try it first before you make that decision.  cool smile

Hi again - I noticed this topic was nicely covered in one of the new Install Manager youtube videos.  It wasn’t available the first time I tried to watch it.  Probably too many viewers a while ago.  So for anyone with the same question, this video explains it very well.  Thank you!

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Posted: 01 February 2013 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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DigitalDiva76 - 01 February 2013 04:46 PM

So when this is released, this will work with any item from daz no matter how old… ? Will all content now have smart content too?

Is there anyway of uninstalling, or removing all content at once and starting fresh without having to click every individual products uninstall. If I just uninstall daz and the content manager, etc… and delete my current content folder will that work for a fresh install? or what else is needed to clean it all out in one big go…

Will support just reset an entire order history if requested vs. having to go through every product individually?

The entire catalog isn’t quite converted, but we currently have the newest 10,000 DS and Poser products done. (We are all the way back to Victoria 4.) I can’t tell you when it will be complete, but it won’t be long.

Once you get all your products, you can unmap your old directory, reset your database and reimport your metadata. (And delete the folder if you wish.) Or if you decide to, you can unmap the directory, reset your database then start the process with Install Manager. Since not all the content is ready, quite yet, it depends on how much of YOUR catalog is ready as to which way you do that.

You will not need to reset your order history, the software handles that for you.

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Posted: 01 February 2013 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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I wonder when this Install Manager downloads stuff, does it download multiple files at once, or only one file at a time? Because if it is the latter, it will take A LOT of time before it downloads everything it should. Let´s say I buy a bundle with many items - if it downloads only one file at a time, it will take twice or three times more time to download the whole bundle. And I don´t want to start to think about how long it would need if I wanted to re-download my whole itemized history…

Also, what happens to the ZIP files that were downloaded and their content was already installed into My Library? Will they stay in the place in which they were downloaded and just unnecessarily occupy free space on my hard drive? What if I want to copy them to external drive as a back-up and delete them from the hard drive? Would that be possible, or would it mess up the Install Manager?

Furthemore, what I still not quite get - if all EXE installers will be moved to ZIPs, why do we need an Install Manager? We should be able to unzip (=install) the ZIP files into My Library in the traditional way, without using Install Manager (and even unzip multiple files at once) - or is there some trick which makes this difficult/impossible?

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Posted: 01 February 2013 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I downloaded and install just over 600 packs in a matter of an hour, hour and a half

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Posted: 01 February 2013 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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DAZ_Spooky - 01 February 2013 04:40 PM
Mari-Anne - 01 February 2013 04:35 PM
DAZ_Spooky - 01 February 2013 04:33 PM
Mari-Anne - 01 February 2013 04:31 PM

I am assuming we will need to add the new location of My Library in the Public folder under Current Directories in D|S 4.5’s Content Directory Manager once we start downloading to the new location?  In both Daz Studio formats as well as Poser formats?  And if so, can the new Public/My Library path go last or should it go as the first location?

If all your DAZ3D Content is going to be there, that is better being the first ones.

No - I was not planning on uninstalling/reinstalling the existing content.  Just use the new path for new content.

Try it first before you make that decision.  cool smile

Sorry.  That doesn’t work.

Tell us why this is the best thing since sliced bread. something more than “You’ll love it”  And not just the Damn videos.  I can’t stand video tutorials, and if that’s all the explanation you’re giving, then you may as well be giving none, because I won’t go watch them.

I’m Sorry, but I absolutely Hate it when all we get is “Try it, you’ll like it” and “We highly recommend you use it this way” without any decent explanation as to why this is “better” than installing it myself and organizing it myself.  “Easier” isn’t a good answer, because (as we saw with the default DS4 interface fiasco.  Or am I the only one who remembers that?) what’s easier for the programmers at Daz isn’t necessarily easier for me.  (See video tutorials, which don’t match how I learn.)

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