I really wish DAZ had told us, when DS4 came out, and I and others started buying Genesis Products, that this horrible mess would be coming up with version 4.5. I would have waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and . . . oh, yes, and waited. Now I have products like Corbin for M5. How am I supposed to know when an update is available? Yes, yes, I know, that magical list that is pages long. How very convenient. And from that list of updated Genesis products, here’s a snipit to make anyone’s day:
” D.) Uninstall and re-instal the items that have problems. Make sure the troubled items are fully uninstalled. Make sure you are installing them into the correct folder as this can be the cause of the problem. Repeat Steps A through C now. If it fixed it your finished. If it didn’t go to Step E.
“E.) Contact Daz support and tell them what is going on and what you have done to try and fix it. They can help you at this point.”
And here’s a real beauty if you are trying to update:
“If you start getting errors, can’t start Studio, or get told when installing an item Genesis can’t be located , you need to reinstall Studio. One or more of the older uninstallers will remove some of the Genesis files and some Studio 4 files that it wasn’t supposed to I discovered a few days ago when I couldn’t launch Studio with out error messages after doing updates.”
Oh, so you can have an “older uninstaller” remove some Genesis files and some Studio files “that it wasn’t supposed to”—isn’t that wonderful?
I think this is a horribly messy situation for DAZ3D to have gotten us into. Is there any remorse, any sign of guilt, any regrets that customers are undergoing this? There have been so many enormous problems in going from one version of DAZStudio to another that I just can’t believe this is happening yet again.
I am not updating to DAZStudio 4.5. I don’t want to say never and then have to eat my words, but at least not at this time.