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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I have written a small utility that will repair the files downloaded from the DAZ site.  It is available for Windows here:


http://ovbi.org/gallery/v/krsears/utilities/


There is a zip file with both 32 and 64 bit exe’s in there.  This is on a low bandwidth server, but is only a tad over 1M in size, so be patient.  If the load becomes too high I will transfer it to my high-bandwidth servers.


I have also written a version for Mac.  If you are a Mac user and need it please PM me and I’ll make it available.


The Download for the 4.5 Release Candidate is also affected.  This utility will repair that as well.


Kendall


UPDATE:

New versions available for download.  Handles new problems for those in need.


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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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OMG! Thank you! smile

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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I have not downloaded anything yet from the new site, but this should come in handy. Thank you

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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The utility has actually been available since yesterday and has been covered in the “Problems with older products (installer doesn`t work)” thread on Page 3 of the commons (http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/217/)


However, I have created this thread to hopefully make the utility more visible to those not searching the forums.


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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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This works like a charm! Thank you!


Oh, and btw… for some reason the forum wanted to put this thread to last page. raspberry I hope the post order gets stabbed ASAP…

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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Skiriki - 29 May 2012 03:35 PM

This works like a charm! Thank you!


Oh, and btw… for some reason the forum wanted to put this thread to last page. raspberry I hope the post order gets stabbed ASAP…


I’ve talked to the mod crew.  I imagine(hope) that they’re debating my request to make this thread a temporary sticky.  Actually, that’s part of the reason I separated it from the original thread.


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Posted: 29 May 2012 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thank you very much for this. smile

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Posted: 29 May 2012 06:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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s l f - 29 May 2012 05:58 PM

Thank you very much for this. smile

You’re very welcome.

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Posted: 29 May 2012 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thank you, Kendall.

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Posted: 29 May 2012 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thank you.  It was thoughtful for you to do this utility and to share it.  Hopefully having something like this will ease some of the frustration people feel, esp. those trying to complete projects with looming deadlines.

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Posted: 29 May 2012 08:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Awesome!


Thanks, Kendall.


This will come in very handy, as you know, since I am slowly re-installing my old stuff, still.

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Posted: 29 May 2012 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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@AtticAnne, @3dProclivity, and Aidana

You are all welcome.  I wrote the utility so that some of the stress could be relieved for all involved.


I hope I was somewhat successful. grin  Now let’s have some fun with the content!


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Posted: 30 May 2012 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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thanks a ton, the 64bit crashed on my Win7 64bit machine but the 32bit version worked flawlessly. This is a lifesaver, I just purchases some content yesterday and it won’t work and Daz hasn’t responded so your tool is the real winner.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 07:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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larsmidnatt - 30 May 2012 07:06 AM

thanks a ton, the 64bit crashed on my Win7 64bit machine but the 32bit version worked flawlessly. This is a lifesaver, I just purchases some content yesterday and it won’t work and Daz hasn’t responded so your tool is the real winner.

Please PM me with the details of the “crash”  with the 64 bit version.  I need the version of your Win7, as well as machine config, and of course any errors that were reported.  There is nothing in the code that could cause a crash, so I’m very curious about what the issue is.


Thanks.
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Posted: 30 May 2012 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Kendall Sears - 29 May 2012 03:11 PM

I have written a small utility that will repair the files downloaded from the DAZ site.  It is available for Windows here:


http://ovbi.org/gallery/v/krsears/utilities/


There is a zip file with both 32 and 64 bit exe’s in there.  This is on a low bandwidth server, but is only a tad over 1M in size, so be patient.  If the load becomes too high I will transfer it to my high-bandwidth servers.


I have also written a version for Mac.  If you are a Mac user and need it please PM me and I’ll make it available.


The Download for the 4.5 Release Candidate is also affected.  This utility will repair that as well.


Kendall

Am definitely downloading this when I get home…thank you!

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Posted: 30 May 2012 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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larsmidnatt - 30 May 2012 07:06 AM

thanks a ton, the 64bit crashed on my Win7 64bit machine but the 32bit version worked flawlessly. This is a lifesaver, I just purchases some content yesterday and it won’t work and Daz hasn’t responded so your tool is the real winner.

Please PM me with the details of the “crash”  with the 64 bit version.  I need the version of your Win7, as well as machine config, and of course any errors that were reported.  There is nothing in the code that could cause a crash, so I’m very curious about what the issue is.


Thanks.
Kendall

For those interested: the “crash” has been traced to Symantec Endpoint causing a problem with Window’s FileDialog.


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