OK that makes sense.
First,... Uninstall the 8.5 Beta, and remove any files left, just to get back to a clean slate.
Download and install Carrara 8.1 Pro
It should install into Daz3D/Carrara8
Download and install the Carrara Native Content,. and install Howies snow scene,
then open carrara, and go to File/Open preset… you should then see the Snow scene under the “Misc” section ..like my screen capture image above.
If it doesn’t,... than come back here, and we’ll try to figure it out.
If it’s all working as planned,...
Then you can download and install the latest version of the 8.5 Beta.
make sure it installs to a differently named folder,. EG: Daz3D/CarraraProBeta8
You can also install the Carrara native Content into the 8.5 beta, so that it adds the Wizards.
Personally,. I’d install Howies snow scene into the C8 , rather than the beta,. but it’s up to you,..Yopu can have it installed into both programs,. and it shouldn’t cause any problems, as long as you’ve also got the Carrara native content files installed to provide the Wizards.
The carrara native content can be installed into Carrara 8,. and also installed into the C8.5 beta.
The reason that there’s no “default” installation for Howies snow scene is that it can be installed into C6, C7, or C8.. etc.. depending on what you’re using, and where you have it installed, the location could be anywhere.
Hope it helps