Daz Install Manager (DIM) 1.4.0.80, Now Available! (*UPDATED*)

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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 81,645

    namffuak said:

    NorthOf45 said:

    A strange file appeared in DIM this last time I logged in. There is a file claiming to be an update to Moon Mining Machine with an SKU of 68245, which is really Millitary Weapons Vol 2 from Polish. Did not download, but the real Millitary Weapons Vol 2 is displaying as Moon Mining Machine, obviously data from the server. Snooping around a bit, the file size matches that of the templates for Moon Mining Machine (real SKU 83860). The beams are crossed somewhere...

    I was just going to ask if anyone else was seeing this.

    I sent in a query on this and it seems to be OK server-side.

  • NorthOf45NorthOf45 Posts: 4,104

    This is what I see in the tooltip. Thumbnail file for Product 68245 (because that matches the supplied SKU), Order Date from when I purchased Moon Mining Machine (last week, confirmed on Order page), Install Date from when I installed Military Weapons 02 (confirmed from manifest).

    MW2 vs MMM in DIM.jpg
    639 x 397 - 72K
  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 81,645

    Is Daz Studio allowed to go online, or is this purely using Install Manager/Daz Central?

  • NorthOf45NorthOf45 Posts: 4,104

    Install Manager only. Ever.

  • namffuaknamffuak Posts: 3,691

    Richard - in my case it was strictly DIM. I've had it show up twice - just checked and its gone again.

  • NorthOf45NorthOf45 Posts: 4,104

    Refreshed DIM, still there.

  • jbowlerjbowler Posts: 564
    edited April 26

    NorthOf45 said:

    Refreshed DIM, still there.

    You can see what changed by comparing three .dsx files, so long as you haven't installed the miscreant.  The .dsx files are human readable (XML format) and can be loaded into notepad or any text editor (I've actually got Windows set up to open .dsx in notepad).

    1. The .dsx file in the "ManifestFiles" directory as configured in DIM is, effectively, the union of two other files plus the local installation information.
    2. The .dsx file in the "Downloads" directory is the product info downloaded, I believe, from the DAZ store.  It should match the top of the first .dsx; in particular the ProductName and ProductStoreIDX should not have changed in this case.  IRC ProductFileGUID is the checksum of the .zip and it does change.  MetadataGlobalID seems to only exist in (1), so I assume it is generated on-the-fly by DIM but maybe DIM gets it from the store.
    3. The .zip file in the "Downloads" directory, if you download it (this is harmless so long as you backup the current .zip) contains the third file called "Manifest.dsx".  You can browse into the .zip using Windows File Explorer then open "Manifest.dsx" without extracting it.  This file contains a GlobalID value which, so far as I can tell, never changes; e.g. the one for GoZ hasn't changed since 4.14 and even though the name of the .zip changes the one for the public build is always <GlobalID VALUE="93e8b65f-6900-40de-b7cb-baab4c0142c3"/>  It also contains the list of files to be installed, but obviously that may change from version to version.

    So I'd check the GlobalID from the downloaded .zip against the installed .dsx in ManifestFiles then check ProductStoreIDX and ProductName and finally look at the Content files in (1) and (3); it's the content files that are actually installed.

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  • NorthOf45NorthOf45 Posts: 4,104

    jbowler said:

    NorthOf45 said:

    Refreshed DIM, still there.

    You can see what changed by comparing three .dsx files, so long as you haven't installed the miscreant.  The .dsx files are human readable (XML format) and can be loaded into notepad or any text editor (I've actually got Windows set up to open .dsx in notepad).

    1. The .dsx file in the "ManifestFiles" directory as configured in DIM is, effectively, the union of two other files plus the local installation information.
    2. The .dsx file in the "Downloads" directory is the product info downloaded, I believe, from the DAZ store.  It should match the top of the first .dsx; in particular the ProductName and ProductStoreIDX should not have changed in this case.  IRC ProductFileGUID is the checksum of the .zip and it does change.  MetadataGlobalID seems to only exist in (1), so I assume it is generated on-the-fly by DIM but maybe DIM gets it from the store.
    3. The .zip file in the "Downloads" directory, if you download it (this is harmless so long as you backup the current .zip) contains the third file called "Manifest.dsx".  You can browse into the .zip using Windows File Explorer then open "Manifest.dsx" without extracting it.  This file contains a GlobalID value which, so far as I can tell, never changes; e.g. the one for GoZ hasn't changed since 4.14 and even though the name of the .zip changes the one for the public build is always <GlobalID VALUE="93e8b65f-6900-40de-b7cb-baab4c0142c3"/>  It also contains the list of files to be installed, but obviously that may change from version to version.

    So I'd check the GlobalID from the downloaded .zip against the installed .dsx in ManifestFiles then check ProductStoreIDX and ProductName and finally look at the Content files in (1) and (3); it's the content files that are actually installed.

    Thanks, I am very familiar with the manifests and product numbers and store IDs. I don't really need to analyze the files, none of that will make it go away.

    Tried downloading, "Download Failed!" Get the following error message in DIM log:

    2022-04-26 21:45:37.293 WARNING: Download Error: Templates_83860_MoonMiningMachine.zip : Error setting up download file
    2022-04-26 21:45:37.293 WARNING: Network Error:  : Operation canceled

    As I thought, it is reporting the template files. So, something is messed up at the server end.

    OT: Try Notepad++ with the XML tools plugin for the .dsx files. Color-coding, folding and collapsing, auto close tags, syntax-checking, etc.

     

  • jbowlerjbowler Posts: 564

    NorthOf45 said:

    2022-04-26 21:45:37.293 WARNING: Download Error: Templates_83860_MoonMiningMachine.zip : Error setting up download file

    Someone else (@richard?) is going to have to comment on that; every single file in my downloads directory starts IM... and a search shows I have no downloaded files (from DAZ) with the word "Template" in them.  I didn't even know DAZ offered template files through DIM!  I just checked my product library and the products I checked don't have a DIM download for the templates, I apparently have to download them one-by-one by hand.

  • NorthOf45NorthOf45 Posts: 4,104

    jbowler said:

    NorthOf45 said:

    2022-04-26 21:45:37.293 WARNING: Download Error: Templates_83860_MoonMiningMachine.zip : Error setting up download file

    Someone else (@richard?) is going to have to comment on that; every single file in my downloads directory starts IM... and a search shows I have no downloaded files (from DAZ) with the word "Template" in them.  I didn't even know DAZ offered template files through DIM!  I just checked my product library and the products I checked don't have a DIM download for the templates, I apparently have to download them one-by-one by hand.

    I agree 100%, that's why I say it shouldn't be there. 

  • namffuaknamffuak Posts: 3,691

    NorthOf45 said:

    jbowler said:

    NorthOf45 said:

    2022-04-26 21:45:37.293 WARNING: Download Error: Templates_83860_MoonMiningMachine.zip : Error setting up download file

    Someone else (@richard?) is going to have to comment on that; every single file in my downloads directory starts IM... and a search shows I have no downloaded files (from DAZ) with the word "Template" in them.  I didn't even know DAZ offered template files through DIM!  I just checked my product library and the products I checked don't have a DIM download for the templates, I apparently have to download them one-by-one by hand.

    I agree 100%, that's why I say it shouldn't be there. 

    And it's back again. I always shut DIM down when not using it, so I get to experience the logon process every time. This is indicating to me I'm getting on two different download servers and one of them is screwed up. I'll spend some time analyzing this tomorrow - bedtime now.

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 81,645

    Please report these issues (the Moon Mining Machine/Weapons pack confusion) via a support ticket.

  • jbowlerjbowler Posts: 564

    Richard Haseltine said:

    Please report these issues (the Moon Mining Machine/Weapons pack confusion) via a support ticket.

    I suggest it is probably a good idea to include all six .dsx files in the support ticket; three for each product, one from the "ManifestFiles" directory, one from "Downloads" and then the third from inside the .zip file (Manifest.dsx).

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