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Posted: 04 October 2012 06:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 91 ]
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Question—can the delay when clearing files be made optional?  I’m finding it’s so much slower that I’d rather run through 2 or 3 times if something wasn’t completely cleared.

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Posted: 04 October 2012 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 92 ]
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Taozen - 04 October 2012 06:49 AM

If there are any XP users with the same problem, I assume it will work for them also. Please let me know in that case, so I know if it’s a Win 7 only problem or a general problem.

Just for the sake of thouroughness, I’m fine with 1.1.0.2 on XP SP2.

I could test the new one, if you wish.

Thanks, but if you’d wait for the final fix it would be better, as the risk for a potential error which may occur in the current tix will have been eliminated then.


Oh, hey, I don’t suppose you could make something that could download my missing email notifications? LOL

Wish I could, but that’s outside my domain… smile

 

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Posted: 04 October 2012 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 93 ]
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fixmypcmike - 04 October 2012 06:55 PM

Question—can the delay when clearing files be made optional?  I’m finding it’s so much slower that I’d rather run through 2 or 3 times if something wasn’t completely cleared.

I don’t know - I did experiment with shorter delays when I fixed the problem but the server didn’t seem to be able to handle the speed, and sometimes skipped some of the clearing requests (may depend on how busy it is). So it is optimized as much as it can be, if it’s supposed to be reliable all the time.

But maybe things have changed since then, will take a look at it…

 

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Posted: 04 October 2012 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 94 ]
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Taozen - 04 October 2012 07:04 PM

Oh, hey, I don’t suppose you could make something that could download my missing email notifications? LOL

Wish I could, but that’s outside my domain… smile

You could make it or some other tool copy the orders into a text file, though?

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Posted: 04 October 2012 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 95 ]
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Taozen - 04 October 2012 07:04 PM

Oh, hey, I don’t suppose you could make something that could download my missing email notifications? LOL

Wish I could, but that’s outside my domain… smile

You could make it or some other tool copy the orders into a text file, though?

Umm, which orders are you talking about?

 

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Posted: 04 October 2012 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 96 ]
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Taozen - 04 October 2012 08:09 PM

Umm, which orders are you talking about?

I mean, at the moment your tools log in, and then hop to right menu to pull down the info they need—wishlist, alphabetized order list, or downloads.

A tool could log in, and go to My Orders page, and copy data from each order to a local database/text file as a backup for user. It would be pretty neat.

Edit: I’m just saying that it could, not that it must or should. It is just one of those “what if” thoughts.

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Posted: 05 October 2012 02:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 97 ]
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fixmypcmike - 04 October 2012 06:55 PM

Question—can the delay when clearing files be made optional?  I’m finding it’s so much slower that I’d rather run through 2 or 3 times if something wasn’t completely cleared.

I don’t know - I did experiment with shorter delays when I fixed the problem but the server didn’t seem to be able to handle the speed, and sometimes skipped some of the clearing requests (may depend on how busy it is). So it is optimized as much as it can be, if it’s supposed to be reliable all the time.

But maybe things have changed since then, will take a look at it…

UPDATE:
There is indeed a problem with file clearing in 1.102 and 1.102a (TEMP WIN7 FIX), it simply doesn’t work and stops the program from continuing. The reason is however the same as for the download problem, so it was easily fixed. So here’s another temporary version 1.102b (TEMP WIN7 FIX2), until 1.103 is released.

http://taosoft.dk/software/3dcdl-daz/updates/3dcdl-daz-a1102b-installer_TEMP_WIN7_FIX2.zip

1.103 will be an auto-update, however, auto-update is disabled in the 1.101 (TEMPORARY FIX) so anyone still using that must get 1.103 from the website when it’s out. Auto-update should work with all 1.102x versions though. 1.101 and earlier no longer works, but auto-update should work in some of them.

But wait, there’s more! Looks like the server has gone nuts again (or maybe it’s intended, I don’t know). In any case, remaining downloads currently remain the same no matter how many times you download a file. I’ve checked by downloading with with IE, to be sure it’s not a bug in the downloader, but it is the same here also. So file clearing will not work as long as this is going on.

NOTE: The error “File could not be cleared from filelist” is not related to this if you should see it, but an error message that is normally displayed when there are 0 downloads left for a file when clearing is being attempted (e.g. if the download has used up the last retry). In general, just ignore this error, it’s only useful for debugging the program.

 

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Posted: 05 October 2012 02:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 98 ]
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Taozen - 04 October 2012 08:09 PM

Umm, which orders are you talking about?

I mean, at the moment your tools log in, and then hop to right menu to pull down the info they need—wishlist, alphabetized order list, or downloads.

A tool could log in, and go to My Orders page, and copy data from each order to a local database/text file as a backup for user. It would be pretty neat.

I’ve been considering something like this as part of some of the future developments, however they will turn out. Right now I’m considering dumping the downloader when DAZ releases theirs and then perhaps instead create some kind of DAZ Account Manager which is linked to the DAZ Downloader filesystem in some way. It would include the current History Manager features as well as different other useful features. Considering that I’ll probably never be able to include things like checking for product updates in the downloader (I assume that will require direct access to their database which currently is impossible), which DAZ’ downloader can, I think this will be a better idea.

But what I decide to do and when all depends on when the DAZ store has been fixed and the planned store features (what ever they are) have been implemented, and different other things. So it may take a while before I can say anything definite.

 

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Posted: 05 October 2012 06:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 99 ]
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launok - 02 October 2012 02:42 PM
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launok - 02 October 2012 06:44 AM

@ Taozen,

I have tried to download via your tool but it’s not working and I do have the Microsoft network file needed on my system in order for this to work.  I am on Win XP sp3.

I have made a print screen of what is happening while downloading.  I eventually had to stop the download process as almost all my files for DS4.5 free version had the same problems as in this print screen.

I assume you’re having problems with downloading from DAZ with other programs and browsers as well?

Have you always had problems with downloading from DAZ or did it first start after the problems with the DAZ site a few days ago?

As for making a downloader for ShareCG it won’t make much sense the way that site works, and I doubt it would solve your problems anyway since everything seems to indicate that they’re caused by either your system (e.g. network settings, firewall setup), your network connection, or your ISP. 

You could try to run some of the tests at dslreports and see if they report anything unusual. 

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Taozen, thanks for reply.  Normally I can download from DAZ quite successfully.  I can remember though during the 1st time I have downloaded the free Hexagon 2, Daz Studio 4.0 and Bryce 7.1 when it was released free earlier this year, all the files downloaded successfully except the Bryce 7.1 content I tried several times, even after resetting, with no luck!  If I remember correctly, the size was about 600+ mb (nowadays one can’t see sizes) and it would go up to say about 350 mb and stops there, sometimes more than that, other times less.  I am now still using Bryce 7.0 contents with 7.1 version.  The larger files seems to be problematic, although DS4.0 downloaded fully which was about 430 mb.

To answer Mari-Anne’s question, I am using the download tab next to the files listed in the download section at DAZ.

I am not sure if this could be the problem but since my computer was formatted and my brother installed Win XP with SP3, I am having problems especially at ShareCG.  Prior to the format I used Win XP SP2 for a long time and downloads went actually great at ShareCG and Daz3D as well as other sites.  Both Firefox and IE7 do same thing at DAZ & ShareCG but normally Firefox works and download greatly.  I had tried IE8 but most of the time my pc crashes, even IE7 has given me problems and I actually prefer Firefox which doesn’t crash at all!  IE is really a pain!  I will give that “dslreports” a try and see what it will show.

I am on ADSL but MWEB in South Africa (my ISP) numerous times has problems with Seacom international cable, not sure how stable it is lately.  For instance, last night (midnight) the speed was all of a sudden only 4-8 kb/second (and very unstable) whereas normally I can download between 25-30 kb/s or more at that hour as traffic is less then.  Today better though but not quite what it should be.  I have the smallest speed modem for adsl as I can’t afford as pensioner higher speed modem monthly costs.  But even with this modem I get good download speeds for my needs, only now in some incidents having problems.  I will try DAZ downloads again after resetting later in the week and see what will happen then.


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Laura

AT LAST!!!  After trying quite a few times before and having problems downloading all the files needed, I got them ALL now, after almost 5.5 hours the Genesis Essentials 1.4 to download.  Then thereafter Daz 4.0.3 and Daz 4.5 together another 7.5 hours!  What a relief that these are successfully downloaded via Daz direct download system after they have put it back on their own server!  LOL

Laura

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Posted: 05 October 2012 03:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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T Jaiman - 04 October 2012 12:38 PM

Oh, hey, I don’t suppose you could make something that could download my missing email notifications? LOL

Wish I could, but that’s outside my domain… smile


Hmmm, yeah, I can see why they might not give the world access to unsent emails. (Or ones cached at Yahoo, for no good reason). smile

Oh well, I just got about 40 of them, going back to Sept. 28, so I guess it’s fixed for now.

I was getting about one-in-five topic-reply emails, which made it kinda hard to keep up.

(That was a new wrinkle, it’s been all or nothing, before).


Looks like everybody’s fixed up for downloading. You’re probably tired of me saying you rock, though. smile

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Posted: 05 October 2012 11:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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Mari-Anne - 02 October 2012 02:27 AM

After trying to download a product I purchased from Daz a countless number of times, all unsuccessfully, I just tried Taozen’s 3D Content Downloader temporary fix, and it worked like a charm - the very first time!  Thanks so much for a wonderful tool, Taozen!!

You’re welcome. Sorry that some of the features have been disabled, but that was necessary to make the fix work. Hope they fix things so they can be enabled again.

I hope they fix things so that your wonderful fixes are no longer needed!  But I’m not holding my breath.

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Posted: 06 October 2012 01:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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Wasn’t daz creating it’s own content downloader?

@Taozen, or are you the in house developer that’s working on this downloader?

and indeed if i download my files, i also would like to know what ‘m downloading.
a photo that explains the file seems very necessary.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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fixme12 - 06 October 2012 01:04 AM

Wasn’t daz creating it’s own content downloader?

@Taozen, or are you the in house developer that’s working on this downloader?

and indeed if i download my files, i also would like to know what ‘m downloading.
a photo that explains the file seems very necessary.

No, I’m not affiliated with DAZ in any way.

And they are working on their own downloader/installer, yes. 

As for the photo thing, it is possible, but I think it would be better with a program that would update your whole product collection with pictures from the product pages. It’s possible that I’ll make a program that can do this and other things, but it probably won’t be before DAZ has converted all their files to ZIPs.

 

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Posted: 07 October 2012 09:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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New version 1.103 out, run your current version and auto-update or get it from the download page:

http://taosoft.dk/software/3dcondo/

• Fixed: would hang doing nothing when trying to download files. Windows 7-64 and possibly certain other Windows versions were affected.

• Fixed: log file did incorrectly report “Retries used up” when there was still one download attempt left. “Retries used up” has been changed to “no more downloads left” for clarity.

• Fixed: CSV and XML export updated (empty entries removed)

• Misc minor bug fixes and adjustments

• New: Clear Files settings can now be saved, except for the “Clear selected files” option. Just select any of the other two options and click the “Save All” button on the Settings tab. You can still select any option you want manually, but the program will revert to the saved setting after each file operation.

• New: File Clearing is now fast again (seemed to be a temporary server problem). The delay between file clearing requests (one per download left) can now be adjusted on the Settings tab. Currently it’s set to 1000 ms (1 second) which seems to work at the moment. If you should experience that files are not being completely cleared using this setting, try increasing the delay. Changes will be saved if you click “Save All”.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 03:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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YES! Thank you so much!! I cleared the older files and I cleared all the MAC files also! I only wish they would disappear from the list at my downloadable products at the DAZ site also once they’re cleared. smile

Thanks again for all your work!

Love, Jeanne

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