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Posted: 26 May 2012 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I don’t know what a “hex editor” is, so I wouldn’t even begin to play around with it.
These older items, will they be fixed at some point? I massive undertaking, I understand as there would be thousands of items that would need fixing, but is that the only way that these .exe files will work; be patient until the .exe is updated?

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Posted: 26 May 2012 08:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I cant install them on my computer(win7), is it possible to get the files sent in folders(and not the installer file?)
I have tried to install in other modes to, but it doesnt help.

( I should have asked in the help section, but nothing there seem to work raspberry )

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Posted: 26 May 2012 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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There is a problem with older installers not downloading properly—if you are comfortable editing binary files, a fix was posted involving removing spurious characters at the end of the file.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I assume the problem with the old installers is a web server configuration issue. The actual installers haven’t changed from the way they were when they worked, they just have an error message appended to them. They just have to fix the script that serves the file.


The newer installers not running well on some people’s systems might be a permissions thing, I don’t know. The proposed zip file system will fix that.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I dont know how to edit binary files, but could try.. Where is that fix?

Shouldnt it be a warning on the old files that dont work properly? I dont want to buy things that dont work raspberry
Is there any possibility to get these files in folders? Seems like a good solution for me, offer old product without the installer to aviod these problems.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/217/#2521

I know DAZ is switching to Zips for all products, but I don’t know when that will take effect.  Since Monday is a holiday in the US, I’m not sure what will get fixed before Tuesday.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I just wanted to add my thanks as well for that great and simple tip, Ruekaka.  grin

I used HxD Hex Editor from CNET’s Download.com and followed your screenshots to remove the extra bytes at the end of my two installers.  Great job!

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Posted: 26 May 2012 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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If your installer doesn’t work, you can always try downloading it a second time.  While it doesn’t happen to me offen, occasionally a file gets corrupted during download for whatever reason, and redownloading it often fixes the problem.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Studiohelgeland - 26 May 2012 10:50 AM

I dont know how to edit binary files, but could try.. Where is that fix?

Shouldnt it be a warning on the old files that dont work properly? I dont want to buy things that dont work raspberry
Is there any possibility to get these files in folders? Seems like a good solution for me, offer old product without the installer to aviod these problems.

I am no expert in things like that but I have done it like it is posted some posts above smile and it worked quite well and was easy.

if you have an hex editor (there are some free products out there) start the hex editor and open the file (the installer) than the hex code appears on the left and on the right another list, scroll down until you are at the line you read “fatal error” mark the text on the right side like it is posted above and than delte it smile save the edited version as “save as”... or just “save”

go to your folder were you have the edited installer and start it and it should work.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Sean Riesch - 26 May 2012 03:58 PM

If your installer doesn’t work, you can always try downloading it a second time.  While it doesn’t happen to me offen, occasionally a file gets corrupted during download for whatever reason, and redownloading it often fixes the problem.

well related to the old installers you can download them much as you can, the installer will not work it is a known problem and as daz said, has something to do with the new site.

all you can do is to use a hex editor as it is written in the post at page 1 of this thread.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 05:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Greate smile smile smile It was an easy job when I followed the instructions and used the program that is linked to here smile
My files work now. Tnx alot for the help smile

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Posted: 26 May 2012 05:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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I have written a small utility to make these installers work again by stripping off the bad appendage.  Is any interested in it?

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Posted: 27 May 2012 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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I opened up the Wildwood flirts in a hex editor and screenshot-ed the last bit of the code, what do I need to delete to make this .exe work

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Posted: 27 May 2012 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Sapphire587, I’ve merged your thread with another on the issue - if you scroll up theer are instructions, and Kendall has a fix utility.

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Posted: 27 May 2012 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Hi,

I’m new to this community.

I have installed DazStudio4 onto my other hhd due to my main drive almost full.  I own a PC, Vista 64bit machine.

I brought SFSC_Construction set and when i downloaded it and ran the Exe it seemed to load something and then nothing, no setup window or anything.

Any ideas as to why?

Thanks for your help

Darian

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