You can add “install to” locations, using the settings button on the right) which are different from the “Application” location.
hope it helps
You can add more, or different “Install to” locations,. to install files to a specific folder,
Thank you a lot for that information. But I am still a bit confused how that is working in practice.
I did notice that I can set up different paths but how does the DIM know how to use which path for which installer type?
Do I have to think for the DIM and manually switch between the different paths?
This would also mean that I have to download in steps.
First download all DAZ content manually set installation to path A
Then download all DAZ system manually set installation to path B
Then download all e-on vue files manually set installation topath C.
Then download all photoshop files manually set installation to path D.
Then download all general content files manually set installation to path E.
Or is the DIM smart enought to know which type of installer goes into which path?
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Some more feedback:
I just discovered that Ron´s Brushes and other texture only products are now also showing up in DIM.
So far I figured out that I can set up the path to photoshop in the application.
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As far as I remember some of Ron´s pack inlude styles and brushes but some also include background images.
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Again my basic question is what is the default way how the DIM handles those mixed installers?
Will the photoshop brushes and styles automatically be placed into photoshop when the path is setup correctly?
But what will happen with the backgrounds? Will they also be placed under
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)
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General Content Files
There are also some items sold on the DAZ store that with the installers were titled General Content.
Sometimes they are .obj sometimes they include textures or merchant resources that come not with any DS presets.
How are those files handled?
Since those files do not seem to have any tags for any application in which location are they by default unzipped?
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How does the DIM know when it needs to use the application path (system files) and when the Library (content) Installation path?
I really find it awesome that there are now most files in the DAZ store available in the DIM.
But I am really a bit overwhelmed with the lack of information which changes I need to make that all those files are downloaded and installed into the right place.
My main issue is that I am currently not understanding the following process:
How does the DIM know what type of installer (content or system files) it is and where it needs to install it?
To me it is especially not clear at all how I can set up custom paths for non DAZ content?
If I want vue content, photoshop content and General Content to be unzipped into a specific folder how do I set that up.
So far in the “Applications Tab” all that I found is the way to set the path to the vue and photoshop applications.
But in the in “Installation Tab” there only seems to be the option to indicate a path to the DAZ library.
What I would like to do is to set up different content libraries for vue, photoshop and gerneral content.
Can I do that allready?
Yes I can set up different paths to different libraries but there is no option to tell the DIM which installers it should unzip in which library.
To put it different what seems to be missing is the option to assoziate a library path in the Installation tab with a specific content type for a specific application.
What I tried to describe earlier is the common issue that also for other applications the system folder and the content folders are not necessarily in the same place. Setting up the application path does not automatically yield to the content files being placed in the right folder.
Or is the main idea that the DIM just can download those files but then I have to manually unzip and place them into the right location as before?
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If I want the DIM to handle all DAZ files as before but download and unzip all e-on vue, photoshop, and general content files to C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads
how would I set that up?
Is that even possible?
]If you’ve installed something,. and you think it’s installed to the wrong location,.
You can Right click on the product in the “installed” tab,. then select (installed files).
That will open a window showing the main Install location, and the locations of all the installed files for that product.
If it’s been installed to the wrong location, by accident, or because no other path for that product was available.or specified..
then it’s easy to Un-install it,. ..add / change the application path,... and install the product correctly,.
you can then double check that the files are installed to the correct location by viewing the “installed files” list.
I tried both installer files and installed files but I still have no clue where it actually put those files.
I am still under the impression that they were not installed even though they are in the installed list.
- I set up a new library and
- called it e-on vue files and
- switched to that library
- then run the installer and
there are still no files to be found in the path indicated.
The only thing that is placed in the target folder is the file
What am I doing wrong?
Added two screenshot that shows how I set up custom paths and what it looks like after installation.
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I could now just download all the files and look what happens. But somehow I would really more appreciate if I get detailed information how the DIM deals with all those different files for different applications.
Can we please get a tutorial video that shows how to set up the DIM for photoshop files and another video that shows how to set up the DIM for e-on vue files?
You could use some of RONs brushes that included brushes, styles and backgrouds to illustrate for photoshop.
And any of Martin Frosts plants as a showcase for e-on vue.
Update / Edit:
Updated the text with more information.
Added two screenshots.