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Scared to “Upgrade” to 4.5
Posted: 04 October 2012 10:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve been holding off of “upgrading” to Daz Studio 4.5 because it looks very labor intensive and I’m afraid the stuff I have that works in version 4.0 won’t work in 4.5   I’m not a big fan of spending the time I could be using to USE my software upgrading it, and I’m never a fan of “upgrades” that make things worse.  (I’m looking straight at you, new Daz website.)

That said, the spiffy sales going on at the moment put the Decimator in my grasp, but it appears to only work on 4.5   and I may have to bite the bullet.

I’ve heard there was trouble with Genesis items when you upgrade.  I’ve heard it’s a process getting them to work again.  Can anybody explain what the issues are, and point me out how to go about fixing them?

Are there things that Just Won’t Work afterwards?  Will my saved files that have Genesis figures in them work?

Thanks in advance for any answers.

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Posted: 04 October 2012 11:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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FYI - I didnt have any issues what so ever with the upgrade. The only problem for me at the time was that GenX didn’t work. Well it does now.

Just make sure you install all the product updates from your downloads. And make sure you install the Genesis starter pack that comes with 4.5 .... Easy.

Rendering is faster. Crashes are much fewer. Pretty much every thing will load up as normal from ds4.0 All my scenes, props and clothing had no faults.

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Posted: 04 October 2012 11:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oh and clothing transfers work soooo much better in ds 4.5

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Posted: 05 October 2012 12:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Haha… that’s certainly important to me… I wrote a thread about that elsewhere… thanks for your input!

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Posted: 05 October 2012 04:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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twalling - 04 October 2012 10:39 PM

That said, the spiffy sales going on at the moment put the Decimator in my grasp, but it appears to only work on 4.5   and I may have to bite the bullet.

Speaking of the Decimator, doesn’t it come free with DS 4.5 Pro? I can see it listed in the downloads when I reset the free DS 4.5 I got.

I did however buy the Decimator once (to qualify for the big discount (or a free upgrade? don’t recall)), as I already had everything else needed for that), when I bought the DS 4.5 Pro Upgrade (the free one is just a copy I grabbed for another computer). So maybe that’s why?

 

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Posted: 05 October 2012 04:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Decimator is NOT part of the free version of DS4 Pro for contractual reasons.  It is a paid for plugiin only.

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Posted: 05 October 2012 05:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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But is it a standard part of the DS 4 Pro downloads, or do you only see it there if you have bought it?

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Posted: 05 October 2012 05:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Yeah, I think you gotta buy it to activate it… Prob you buy the serial code

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Posted: 05 October 2012 05:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Taozen - 05 October 2012 05:14 AM

But is it a standard part of the DS 4 Pro downloads, or do you only see it there if you have bought it?

I am not sure about that, I bought it myself a long time ago, and it was in my downloads for DS4, so that may be right.  They also included the paid for version of the DCC, so I don’t really know what is going on.

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Posted: 05 October 2012 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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But wasn’t it originally included in the Pro package, before it became free?

Wonder if the commecial DS4 thread is still in the old forum….

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Posted: 05 October 2012 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Taozen - 05 October 2012 05:14 AM

But is it a standard part of the DS 4 Pro downloads, or do you only see it there if you have bought it?

I am not sure about that, I bought it myself a long time ago, and it was in my downloads for DS4, so that may be right.  They also included the paid for version of the DCC, so I don’t really know what is going on.

Yea, it’s pretty confusing.

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Posted: 05 October 2012 05:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Taozen - 05 October 2012 05:22 AM

But wasn’t it originally included in the Pro package, before it became free?

Wonder if the commecial DS4 thread is still in the old forum….

The search function now works in the old forum too, somone posted about that the other day.

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Posted: 05 October 2012 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Yes the Decimator comes packaged with DS4/4.5 Pro but it will not work unless you purchase the serial number, effectively. It has never been free, ever. smile

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Posted: 05 October 2012 06:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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twalling - 04 October 2012 10:39 PM

I’ve been holding off of “upgrading” to Daz Studio 4.5 because it looks very labor intensive and I’m afraid the stuff I have that works in version 4.0 won’t work in 4.5   I’m not a big fan of spending the time I could be using to USE my software upgrading it, and I’m never a fan of “upgrades” that make things worse.  (I’m looking straight at you, new Daz website.)

That said, the spiffy sales going on at the moment put the Decimator in my grasp, but it appears to only work on 4.5   and I may have to bite the bullet.

I’ve heard there was trouble with Genesis items when you upgrade.  I’ve heard it’s a process getting them to work again.  Can anybody explain what the issues are, and point me out how to go about fixing them?

Are there things that Just Won’t Work afterwards?  Will my saved files that have Genesis figures in them work?

Thanks in advance for any answers.

I’ve not had a single problem with DS4.5 on ANY of the many machines I’ve installed it on.  I have it installed on Linux/WINE, Windows XP/32, Windows XP/64, WIndows 7/32, Windows 7/64, and MacOSX/64.

As with anything, only those with problems gripe publicly.  If there are only a half dozen people screaming, then you can take that as an indication that it works very well.  If there are hundreds of folks screaming, then there is a problem.

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Posted: 05 October 2012 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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JimmyC_2009 - 05 October 2012 05:59 AM
Taozen - 05 October 2012 05:22 AM

But wasn’t it originally included in the Pro package, before it became free?

Wonder if the commecial DS4 thread is still in the old forum….

The search function now works in the old forum too, somone posted about that the other day.

As far as I recall google was better searching the forum than the built-in search… smile

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Posted: 05 October 2012 07:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Taozen - 05 October 2012 06:41 AM
JimmyC_2009 - 05 October 2012 05:59 AM
Taozen - 05 October 2012 05:22 AM

But wasn’t it originally included in the Pro package, before it became free?

Wonder if the commecial DS4 thread is still in the old forum….

The search function now works in the old forum too, somone posted about that the other day.

As far as I recall google was better searching the forum than the built-in search… smile

Google isn’t live updated though. But older posts it should easily find stuff.

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