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Posted: 01 August 2012 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Hey Jaderail,
Thanks for the assistance. I downloaded and installed both the Poser AND DS files. It still isn’t working, however. For a couple of the items (The Bath House and Holiday Nook) it is saying it can’t find the textures. With the other buildings it doesn’t even give me that error. Just nothing happens whatsoever.
But I have a question. With each of the products it has a “resource files” download. Should I download those as well? I tried doing that but it doesn’t install automatically. It’s asking me where I want those files installed and I have no idea what to tell it.

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Posted: 01 August 2012 12:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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The resource files are usually just templates, to help you make your own textures, and aren’t needed for the item to function - all files that are needed, if the item is stand-alone, should be in the main installers.

Where you are double-clicking a file and not getting anything I suspect you are trying to apply some kind of settings file (a pose or materials preset) rather than loading the object - as long as you have something selected you won’t get an error when you do that, it just won’t have an effect.

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Posted: 01 August 2012 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Hello Richard,
Well the problem is it forces me to select something in the scene. If I don’t, it gives me an error saying something in the scene must be selected. So the only thing in the scene is the human model. Still can’t get anything to work.

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Posted: 01 August 2012 01:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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You have lost me. Selecting Genesis and then clicking the Bath-house would still load the bath-house if you picked the icon that loads the bath-house. If you are clicking the icon that only loads the texture for the bath-house it still will not load. What Richard and I are saying is this. We think you are trying to load a Figure by clicking just a texture or a pose for the figure. You must load the figure first. All the icons you get will not load the figure, they will only change it. You must use the proper Icon to get the figure to load.

Most of the time those icons are in People, Figures or Props. All the other ones let you change the figure in some way after you have it loaded.

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Posted: 01 August 2012 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Ok everyone, we figured out the problem! I called tech support and they had it figured out in five minutes. Basically, alot of the older content installed to a folder other than what it was supposed to install to, so Daz couldn’t find the files. So I reinstalled everything and manually selected the “my library” folder, and it worked perfectly. Thanks for all your help. i can’t believe it was such a simple thing =P

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Posted: 01 November 2012 02:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Hi,
since the problem is solved here the next one:

I have some problems too. I normally install poser and daz files. But I have content that only works with the daz files or only has daz files (e.g. my west park, other working poser west park stuff does not find it (with daz files it works)). I find that annoying because I normally only navigate the poser files.

1) Can I contact support if stuff only works if opened from daz files? Is this considered an error in the content?
2) How do I find out if stuff has been updated to check if it was fixed (without redownload)? Some secret page with md5sums or update dates of the installers?
3) What if I get 2 files for Windows, but each of them says I have to uninstall the first installed one? I assume this is an error. (e.g. 14209_ParksidePoint, 14268_ParksidePointInt, 14334_ParksidePointGround, 14392_PPPSPointPt1, 14981_Atrophy; all from today). Or should I only install one of _dpc_ and _trx_ (no idea what those mean)?


Other questions that are less important:
4) Is there some trick to get renders as in the preview from the shop? Some stuff really looks different than in the shop (escpecially metal, e.g. Historical Armour or Angulus do not look like metal in my renders. Where is the material used in those renders? Do I need some render plugin?
5) I have cloth for which unimesh fits are available, some texture packs for the cloth listed those as required. I always ignored that and did not buy the unimesh fits. But some rare cloth texture packs are not applied to the cloth automatically on double click. Are unimesh fits really needed in those cases or is that content corrupt?
6) Some installers say all poser files are installed if I select Daz as install type. Is this true for all installers or are there cases where I have to choose poser or daz?

Thanks and regards

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Posted: 01 November 2012 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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1) All of the West park stuff should have Poser and DS installers - which product are you not seeing a Poser installer for? If an item doesn’t say it’s for DS only (or for another application entirely) then yes, missing Poser files would be a problem with the content or the product page and should be reported.

2) Newer products with a readme in the documentation centre should list updates, otherwise no there isn’t a way of knowing short of resetting. The forthcoming install manager is billed as fixing that with update notices.

3) That would be an error - report it, but you can work around it by refusing to uninstall or by simply not installing the uninstaller.

4) Lighting is generally the trick - though with things like metals, if they use real reflections, it’s also necessary to have things in the scene for them to reflect.

5) Unimesh add-ons just add new morphs, they should have no impact on the way materials apply.

6) Choice of target application never makes a difference to which files are installed, as far as I know, just to how the installer looks for possible install locations.

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