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Posted: 02 October 2012 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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You could do a binary or MD5 compare of the two files, if they are identical you can be pretty sure they are OK.

They do indeed have an identical md5sum - I should have thought of that as a quick way of checking, thanks!

It’s not an absolute guarantee they’re OK, theoretically it is possible for two files to break at exactly the same point when downloading, thus being identical byte for byte, but I believe the chance for this to happen is rather small.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Dogz - 02 October 2012 12:01 PM
Takeo.Kensei - 02 October 2012 10:08 AM

@Dogz: DS4.5 should work even if you didn’t update Genesis. Have you tried?

Yes it works - but Genesis is M.I.A

That is strange, I don’t remember wether the old genesis is deinstalled but it shouldn’t as the installers are separated.

Try to look in My Library\data\DAZ 3D\Genesis\Base if you find the Genesis.dsf and also in My Library\People\Genesis if it’s just the Genesis.duf which is missing

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Posted: 02 October 2012 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Taozen - 02 October 2012 12:17 PM
SimonJM - 02 October 2012 06:32 AM
Taozen - 02 October 2012 06:22 AM

You could do a binary or MD5 compare of the two files, if they are identical you can be pretty sure they are OK.

They do indeed have an identical md5sum - I should have thought of that as a quick way of checking, thanks!

It’s not an absolute guarantee they’re OK, theoretically it is possible for two files to break at exactly the same point when downloading, thus being identical byte for byte, but I believe the chance for this to happen is rather small.

Oh, I know - and why I should have thought of it as a check is I used to be a *nix support person wink

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Posted: 02 October 2012 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Takeo.Kensei - 02 October 2012 12:23 PM
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Takeo.Kensei - 02 October 2012 10:08 AM

@Dogz: DS4.5 should work even if you didn’t update Genesis. Have you tried?

Yes it works - but Genesis is M.I.A

That is strange, I don’t remember wether the old genesis is deinstalled but it shouldn’t as the installers are separated.

Try to look in My Library\data\DAZ 3D\Genesis\Base if you find the Genesis.dsf and also in My Library\People\Genesis if it’s just the Genesis.duf which is missing

Already looked, nope and nope niether DSF or DUF version is in either place,  all the additonal Genesis content I have installed is there, just not Genesis :(
Its as if Genesis DSF went with DS4.0 when uninstalled. and Genesis DUF isn’t included in the 4.5 installer. Is that not so?

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Posted: 02 October 2012 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Dogz - 02 October 2012 01:12 PM
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Takeo.Kensei - 02 October 2012 10:08 AM

@Dogz: DS4.5 should work even if you didn’t update Genesis. Have you tried?

Yes it works - but Genesis is M.I.A

That is strange, I don’t remember wether the old genesis is deinstalled but it shouldn’t as the installers are separated.

Try to look in My Library\data\DAZ 3D\Genesis\Base if you find the Genesis.dsf and also in My Library\People\Genesis if it’s just the Genesis.duf which is missing

Already looked and nope :(

No luck then. Hope you achive to download the starter file. Otherwise you may have to downgrade to 4.0
Another way if you have a 64 bit system is to install a 32 bit and keep the 64 bit version at 4.5 if that is what you installed and provided you have the necessary files

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Posted: 02 October 2012 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Takeo.Kensei - 02 October 2012 01:18 PM
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Takeo.Kensei - 02 October 2012 12:23 PM
Dogz - 02 October 2012 12:01 PM
Takeo.Kensei - 02 October 2012 10:08 AM

@Dogz: DS4.5 should work even if you didn’t update Genesis. Have you tried?

Yes it works - but Genesis is M.I.A

That is strange, I don’t remember wether the old genesis is deinstalled but it shouldn’t as the installers are separated.

Try to look in My Library\data\DAZ 3D\Genesis\Base if you find the Genesis.dsf and also in My Library\People\Genesis if it’s just the Genesis.duf which is missing

Already looked and nope :(

No luck then. Hope you achive to download the starter file. Otherwise you may have to downgrade to 4.0
Another way if you have a 64 bit system is to install a 32 bit and keep the 64 bit version at 4.5 if that is what you installed and provided you have the necessary files

Its ok, I’ll live with it for now, I can work on textures for the time being, while Daz glue their server back together - hopefully in the next day or so.
I appreciate your efforts by the way, thanks smile

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Posted: 02 October 2012 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Misty Whisky - 02 October 2012 07:44 AM

when i run the installers in Windows7, W7 gives me a message it may not have installed properly.  i have to click, yes it installed properly. 

just though i’d mention it, in case someone is collecting these comments for the programmers.

I get that too but only with the older installers (just pre-bitrock or maybe just the earliest bitrock installers) the newer installers work fine. The impression I get is Windows 7 can somehow tell these older installers were made when OS’s were older and so it’s asking that to determine if it needs to be run in compatability mode.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Dogz - 02 October 2012 01:12 PM

Its as if Genesis DSF went with DS4.0 when uninstalled. and Genesis DUF isn’t included in the 4.5 installer. Is that not so?

That’s exactly right.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 11:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Just downloaded ‘14812_GenesisStarterEssentials_1.4_trx.exe’ with no probs and installed ok as well.. using Firefox latest.

Couldn’t download any files using the download manager mentioned.. OS is Windows 8 Release preview.

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Posted: 03 October 2012 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Yep thankfully its all sorted for me too, I just got it as per normal with IE, installed fine and I now have Genesis back smile

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