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Posted: 25 May 2012 07:19 AM   [ Ignore ]
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With the changeover in the site setup I am having trouble finding the setting that filters out Mac downloads. The whole thing is a bit messy and confusing.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Just wondering, will we eventually be able to filter our available downloads again?  You know, so that we only see the .exe files or .sit stuff so that we don’t have to scroll through nintey zillion files?

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Posted: 25 May 2012 07:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Because DAZ 3D is in the processing of moving away from Content Installers to zip based content, the filters will soon not be necessary and thus were not implemented in the new store.  I know it’s a bit of a pain, but it’s my understanding that they’ll be right back on moving to zips as soon as the current store/forum woes are under control.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The new listings in my downloads have .exe and .zip but nothing about MAC or PC like they did before. Does this mean the zips are MAC and the exe’s are PC?

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Posted: 25 May 2012 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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There isn’t a filter - possibly as the intent is to move to zips, which will not have different versions for Mac and Windows.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yes, the zips are wrappers for the Mac installers - they don’t hold bare data.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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On a related topic - I notice I still have “Available Downloads” from two weeks ago in my list.  Should the new site not remove these after x days, like the old one?  If not, the lists will get ridiculously long and unwieldy pretty quickly.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 12:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Downloads should expire, but it may be that the ones carried over from the old site lack some flag. You should be able to clear them by using them up.

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