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Posted: 23 April 2013 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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My issue with my latest purchase is that although all the items I purchased show up in the list, I cannot load the download links page for one of the items “Audrina Wreath”. I have tried this in 4 different browsers, have cleared cache, cookies, rebooted, etc., etc., all to no avail. Is anyone else having a similar issue?

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Posted: 23 April 2013 08:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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I took me months to figure out how to down load Daz products and get them to work and still it is hit and miss 10% of the product I buy never work because they for some reason are never downloaded properly no matter where I place them in the files.
Then came their new downloader, well I got that to work 50% of the time so I kept on using the old method I actually understood, yet now if they are changing even that I won’t be buying their products anymore.
It sucks!

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Posted: 23 April 2013 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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KerWar - 23 April 2013 07:58 PM

My issue with my latest purchase is that although all the items I purchased show up in the list, I cannot load the download links page for one of the items “Audrina Wreath”. I have tried this in 4 different browsers, have cleared cache, cookies, rebooted, etc., etc., all to no avail. Is anyone else having a similar issue?

It looks like there is something wrong with that product which is preventing it from loading in the Product Library, a miss configuration of it in the admin side of the store.

Edit: Its fixed

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Posted: 24 April 2013 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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I have a couple of questions regarding the new DIM files.  After May 15th when the exes are fazed out can we download the DIM files without the DIM software?  Personally I prefer downloading my purchases from my account.  Also once everything is switched to DIM will the older DS items be in DS 4.5 format only?  I’m asking because at this time I am still using DS 3 and all my older purchases work in it, if everything is going to be made DS4.5 only I will need to quickly download my history so I can still use the items I purchased.  I hope I have made sense here, I haven’t had my daily requirement of coffee yet. lol

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Posted: 24 April 2013 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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You aren’t going to be required to use DIM if you don’t want to. They are just going to zip files instead of exe. You will still be able to download them the same way you do now

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Posted: 24 April 2013 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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Thanks Frank!  smile  Are there going to be changes to the products, what I mean is will DS stuff be only for DS 4.5 or are then not changing the older products other then zipping them.

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Posted: 24 April 2013 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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So far it seems to have been a case of just putting the files in zips - remember that a lot of the work has already been done and made available on this.

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Posted: 24 April 2013 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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Thanks Richard. smile  I wish I could use DS 4.5 and not worry about product compatibility, but my poor computer just doesn’t have the oomph. Someday I hope to have a better computer, but until then I still have DS 3 to play in. smile

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Posted: 25 April 2013 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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Well, I found them without help, but:

- I appreciate that I can now find older purchased products much easier. Very good .grin

- I don’t like that I have to type in my just purchased products one by one in a search list to get to the downloads. Very Bad. mad
Every other store provides download links of your just purchased items in one way or other, in the confirmation mail for ex., so that you can download them without searching.
I don’t think that I will ever again purchase more than one item at a time here, because I would dread to search around for a multitude of download links. Before anyone points out to the new Installation Automatic thing - I have no use for automated routines like that. The name ‘DIM’ is a pun, isn’t it? The strategy of DAZ to put the link to that one at the end of the purchases and in the order confirmation mail and to make it harder to get to the ‘normal’ download links at the same time, looks like patronizing to me.

If you click sort by date twice you get the most recent purchases first.

And you can use the Install Manager just to download if you like.  DAZ 3D is “pushing” it because it is easier to use and also has more features than the Product Library.

Thank you smile

Hadn’t seen that. It works fine.

Thank you to Chohole too.

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Posted: 25 April 2013 03:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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If you are removing exe files soon, are we getting any kind of version numbers for the dim-style zip files? Not everyone is going to use the dim and so far there’s only the product name and nothing else (and the new products don’t even contain readme inside). I’d like to know which version I download so if/when I get to use the product I can actually check if it’s still current and download the update if needed. That’s the only reason why I still download exe files instead of dim-style zips.

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Posted: 25 April 2013 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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Rodrak - 25 April 2013 03:03 PM

If you are removing exe files soon, are we getting any kind of version numbers for the dim-style zip files?

This needs to be marked “considered vital” — I didn’t notice before now, but none of the new zips I’ve downloaded recently have anything like a version number in the name. If DAZ are going to abandon this naming system, I’ll say it right now, that would be a stupid thing to do.

If DAZ are going to abandon the system because the DIM (in its current Beta form) won’t be able to track the filename changes, that would be an even more stupid thing to allow to happen.

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Posted: 27 April 2013 04:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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Im sorry, but why does DAZ insist on holding everyone’s hand when it comes to using their products? The installers are bad enough, but now we’re bringing on this DIM thing, which appears to be making it even more impossible.

I’m sure someone at DAZ thought this was a super keen-o idea, but to chorus what SpottedKitty just said, this is just stupid. I know yu’;re worried someone’s gonna run off with your precious stuff, so you make everyone jump through these ridiculous hoops, just to use your freaking products, but it’s now gotten to the point that between this and your insistence on taking everything into Studio only, that you might as well just kiss off a good chunk of your user base and be done with it.

Is anyone in Utah actually thinking long term here?

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Posted: 27 April 2013 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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Sean, they are zips - if you don’t want to use the DIM don’t use it.

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Posted: 27 April 2013 11:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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I’m sort of not getting why users are against the DIM files. They are just standard Zip files that all other sites have provided for years. Rendo, Runtime DNA, PoserWorks just to name a few. Now that Daz3D is going to the default industry standard for content instead of the exe format users are still not happy. No one needs to use the DIM installer, it is just provided to users to make things easier if the user wishes to use it.

I myself think that one format for all content from all Purchase Sites should make things better. If I can Download a Daz3D DIM install file an use it I can also download and Install a Rendo content file. I just guess I’m not seeing the issue. Content is just content.

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Posted: 28 April 2013 12:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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Thanks for offering the zips download option!!

I’m not a fan of the download manager either. Having zips will be perfect! Thanks!

Traditionally, most zips were for MACs… please have the download file specify PC or Mac zips - thanks a lot!

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