I finally decided to try and dl DAZ/Studio 4.5. I had not done so before as Kaspersky won’t allow exe. extensions. I know I could turn it off, however, after a major virus infection (yes, I did have Microsoft Security Essentials on, but the virus installed itself in MSE and ruined my pc), I am rather reluctant to do so. So I got a big surprise when DAZ/Studio 4.5 did not have the exe, but a Zip to download. I have not dl’d any genesis updates, as I am not sure if they also are Zips now.
New content is still being released as installers. A lot of older content with Mac installers which don’t work on current Macs was converted to .zips—see my sig for my thread listing known products currently in zips.
Ultimately everything will be in zips, but only when DAZ 3D is ready to release the optional Install Manager for those who prefer installers.
Filenames for the new universal (PC & Mac) zip files always start with “IM”, the Mac-only files usually have “Mac” somewhere in the name. See attached screenshot - universal zips are marked green, Mac zips yellow:
I am not sure. When I open Studio I get genesis in a narrow frame, superimposed on the screenlayout. Why does Studio load like that? I found a way to show all of genesis, but when I render it again it only shows the scene in a narrow frame. I looked at the render settings, but there is nothing in there to enlighten me.