We can hope DAZ brings back those freebies. I used this prop a couple of times and as a learning tool on how to use/create jpgs to change the texture and play with UV maps.
There were several other nice items in the old (very old?) archives. Now that the dust is settling a bit (I know not everything is fixed yet), maybe someone can look at reopening that section of the server.
Since it’s a freebie, are there any problems with getting a copy from someone else?
In the EU it’s now allowed to resell digital content no matter what the EULA says (you have to delete your own copy of course). Not sure about free stuff though (if you don’t delete your own copy).
The EU ruling specifically requires a monetary payment, so it wouldn’t apply to free items, even if you did delete your copy. In the US, the EULA prohibition against redistribution holds whether paid or free.
Paolo Ciccone over at Pret produces training vids with Daz loadable lessons and then when one attempts to test something, one finds out that some things are no longer available. This situtaion makes me want to toss all the stuff I’ve bought here out the window, or maybe I’ll just give it away. Daz get your act together! You can’t keep undermining your customers and expect them to be happy. All you do is piss them off. Reup what your customers need. You can spare the few mb on a hard disk somewhere I am sure.