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Posted: 18 August 2012 07:00 AM   [ Ignore ]
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All the previous formats (DSF) could be edited in notepad. DUF just gives me rubbish. Why is this important? Well some vendors place Stuff in the actor root (which makes it untidy) and I like placing them under sub catogories like male, female etc. However Since I can’t edit .DUF I cannot change the path of the item. Is there another way?

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Posted: 18 August 2012 07:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It must be a compressed file you are looking at, DUF is normally readable for me in Notpad++.

If the DUF is saved as a compressed format, then treat it like a ZIP file, and any unzipper should work.  I drop mine on the WinRAR icon, and then open them in Notepad++

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Posted: 18 August 2012 07:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Depending on what you were doing you’d find that DSF files were compressed as well.

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Why is this important? Well some vendors place Stuff in the actor root (which makes it untidy) and I like placing them under sub catogories like male, female etc. However Since I can’t edit .DUF I cannot change the path of the item. Is there another way?

Property editor, then use it’s save modified assets option.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 07:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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All you do is re-save the DUF and make sure it hasn’t got the compression ticked works for me

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Posted: 18 August 2012 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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cool I will try that now.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Bejaymac - 18 August 2012 07:37 AM

Depending on what you were doing you’d find that DSF files were compressed as well.

Zev0 - 18 August 2012 07:00 AM

Why is this important? Well some vendors place Stuff in the actor root (which makes it untidy) and I like placing them under sub catogories like male, female etc. However Since I can’t edit .DUF I cannot change the path of the item. Is there another way?

Property editor, then use it’s save modified assets option.

I can open any dsf file in notepad++ compressed or not. Its just DUF thats encrypted.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Ok I uncompressed it via 7zip and I can read the contents. However it is now not in duf format anymore. Its just a file lol. How do I save the file so it becomes a .DUF again?

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Posted: 18 August 2012 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Save it with the DUF extension from your editor.  DS can read compressed or plain text DUF format.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Worked like a charm. Thanks

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Posted: 18 August 2012 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yah I tried it with Winrar no problems at all thanks for the info !

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Posted: 18 August 2012 08:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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DAZ Studio 4.5 includes a new pane that will batch compress/uncompress *.duf and *.dsf files. It will also batch convert *.ds, *.dsa to *.dsb or *.dse, and *.dsb (non-encrypted) to *.dsa or *.dse. The pane is found by going to Main Menu Bar > Window > Panes (Tabs) > Batch Convert.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Great information Rob, thank you.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Lol was wondering what that was for. Thanks

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Posted: 19 August 2012 03:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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rbtwhiz - 18 August 2012 08:38 AM

DAZ Studio 4.5 includes a new pane that will batch compress/uncompress *.duf and *.dsf files. It will also batch convert *.ds, *.dsa to *.dsb or *.dse, and *.dsb (non-encrypted) to *.dsa or *.dse. The pane is found by going to Main Menu Bar > Window > Panes (Tabs) > Batch Convert.

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Will Daz 4.0 open the .duf files Daz 4.5 makes?

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Posted: 19 August 2012 04:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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no I don’t think so

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Posted: 19 August 2012 04:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Okay, so why won’t my old DAZ 4 Pro serial number register the product anymore?  I can’t even register the autofit tool, either, and I just got that again.

So what’s up?  I’m really regretting even bothering with 4.5.  Can anyone help get me back up and running at Pro level with all the bling I had preferably before before I go bald pulling my hair out?

And the section that has been posted repeatedly about registration numbers doesn’t work, nor does online registration.

So, what’s someone for whom DAZ 4.5 is a complete and total failure to do?

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