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Posted: 17 November 2012 12:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 106 ]
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Cheers.  I’m lucky to have a 8Mbps connection so 4GB may take a few hours, but with a download manager I can let it trundle away in the background while I do other things.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 02:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 107 ]
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Just to let you know I’ve contacted my goto guy at DAZ 3D, Paul Haber, to see if this is possible to have the Bryce Mentoring DVD as a download.  I will let you know what the answer is when one is forth coming.  Paul is a jolly good fellow and helped me out in the past, so I expect we will be able to get a straight answer one way or the other.  I can’t promise it will be the answer you want.  But at least we will have an answer.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 02:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 108 ]
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markhendy - 17 November 2012 12:01 AM

Cheers.  I’m lucky to have a 8Gbps connection so 4GB may take a few hours, but with a download manager I can let it trundle away in the background while I do other things.

Well, that was probably meant to read 8 Mbps. Otherwise, you have an STM-64 with an equivalent of nearly 400,000 G.703 phone lines and would have a cable with 64 fibres in it. However, please note that the DAZ 3D servers give you a T1 (1536 kbps) per session at max., though you can run several sessions simultaneously.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 04:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 109 ]
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I am still chasing on the Postage thing, but so far haven’t had any more info about a solution to the problem. red face

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Posted: 17 November 2012 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 110 ]
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If there is one thing Daz needs to address more then anything else it’s the extremely slow response time to problems that are their fault. Ideally one would like to see them be problem free but in an imperfect world perhaps that is expecting too much. So you shoot for what’s next best which is to resolve problems quickly. This business of allowing months to go by and problems not be addressed/resolved really does paint a picture that Daz doesn’t care all that much about what the consumer thinks.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 06:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 111 ]
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LordHardDriven - 17 November 2012 06:29 AM

If there is one thing Daz needs to address more then anything else it’s the extremely slow response time to problems that are their fault. Ideally one would like to see them be problem free but in an imperfect world perhaps that is expecting too much. So you shoot for what’s next best which is to resolve problems quickly. This business of allowing months to go by and problems not be addressed/resolved really does paint a picture that Daz doesn’t care all that much about what the consumer thinks.

I don’t know.  However I can reckon.  And I reckon they care very much, but if they are not addressing these issues quickly, that probably demonstrates that they lack the resources to address them quickly.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 06:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 112 ]
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Yes, this is not exactly a common problem, as there are very few products in the DAZ 3D Store which require physical shipping,

Customer Service are normally very much on the ball.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 113 ]
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I think our initial reaction to an unsolved problem can be one of they don’t care.  And I guess from a certain perspective it can seem that is the case.  But without more information we have to hope someone somewhere does care and is taking care of the problem.

As to Horo’s 64 fibers, you better have a large business with large pockets in order to pay for the equipment needed to use that many fibers.  And, the monthly bill for the circuits.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 114 ]
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DAZ 3D does have potential to improve on communication.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 02:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 115 ]
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If there is one thing Daz needs to address more then anything else it’s the extremely slow response time to problems that are their fault. Ideally one would like to see them be problem free but in an imperfect world perhaps that is expecting too much. So you shoot for what’s next best which is to resolve problems quickly. This business of allowing months to go by and problems not be addressed/resolved really does paint a picture that Daz doesn’t care all that much about what the consumer thinks.

I don’t know.  However I can reckon.  And I reckon they care very much, but if they are not addressing these issues quickly, that probably demonstrates that they lack the resources to address them quickly.

Well this is just one example, there is another one that’s more near and dear to me and it’s been going on since the site change and the easiest remedy would be to create another forum in Daz’s list of forums. What I’m talking about is a means by which customers can know which products have been updated. This is even more important then ever with all the upgrades we’ve seen to Genesis everytime Daz tweaks Studio 4. There used to be a forum called Product Updates listing everything that had been updated and what was done in the update. When daz switched over to the new site, that forum was lost. Seems to me creating a new products update forum would be about the easiest problem to fix? I’ve asked numberous times in numberous threads in several forums and I’ve been told by people like Pam that Daz is aware of the problem and yet here we are months down the road from the site change and still no hint of how people can keep up on product updates. Without such an aide the only option for customers is to reset every item in their itemized purchases list. Now for a new customer or someone who has bought very little, doing that’s probably not a big deal to them or Daz’s servers. For someone like me though who has over 3000 items in my itemized order history it is a huge time consuming problem and it places an unnecessary strain on Daz’s servers.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 116 ]
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WE have been told that when the Proposed Download/Install manager, or whatever it is called, comes into being, it will be able to check for updates, if you choose to use it.

BTW there are a couple of threads where users have been keeping check of updated products.

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/3885/

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2602/

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Posted: 18 November 2012 01:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 117 ]
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Has anyone explained how this download/install manager will work?  Will it be strictly for downloading/installing/checking for updates only?  I’ve had one bad experience with this type of manager and hope never to see another one like it.

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Posted: 18 November 2012 04:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 118 ]
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IT is an Optional extra.  WIll work in conjunction with the downloads, so you can download all your files using it. It helps install them as well/

I stress it is optional, also you will only need to download and install it once, Once it is on your system you can use it every time you download new files.

Any more than that I don’t know.  THere is a thread started by a member here.  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/11593/

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Posted: 18 November 2012 10:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 119 ]
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Thank you chohole.  I see I’m not the only one with questions.  Now it’s time to wait and see what appears.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 120 ]
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markhendy - 17 November 2012 12:01 AM

Cheers.  I’m lucky to have a 8Gbps connection so 4GB may take a few hours, but with a download manager I can let it trundle away in the background while I do other things.

Well, that was probably meant to read 8 Mbps. Otherwise, you have an STM-64 with an equivalent of nearly 400,000 G.703 phone lines and would have a cable with 64 fibres in it. However, please note that the DAZ 3D servers give you a T1 (1536 kbps) per session at max., though you can run several sessions simultaneously.

You are right, Horo.  My typos and brain glitches in this thread are quite worrying.  I’ve edited my post to correct that, thank you.

I use “Free Download Manager” usually to manage downloads from other sites, but without making some custom changes to the preferences for the DAZ downloads it uses up all the attempts allowed by trying to start up to 10 concurrent connections and then will fail to complete the download.  I have to set the session count limit to no more than 4 or 5 depending on the file.

Regarding the other issue mentioned above, since my last reply, regarding updates to previously downloaded files ... I’m finding that area very frustrating right now.  With the new DSON installers and updated shaders and other plugins becoming available for DS4.5, I’m faced with resetting up to 2000 downloads.  Ouch!

Moreover, having already reset a few I notice that in some cases the number of files for a product has increased as well as the version number of all of them.  Thank god for spreadsheets.

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