Get Your Encrypted Daz Connect Content Here Thread - none at the moment 2018-01-30

KeryaKerya Posts: 9,392
edited January 31 in The Commons

What about a thread for Encrypted content?

I hope this list helps a little bit so customer support does not have to deal with so many return requests.

There are two lists in this post - the first is alphabetical, the second by release date.

 

Alphabetical list:

http://www.daz3d.com/action-girl-poses-for-the-girl-7 Release Date: 2016-02-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-26

http://www.daz3d.com/additional-blood-layers-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2016-07-17 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-17

http://www.daz3d.com/aiko-7-expressive Release Date: 2016-08-06 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-08-05

http://www.daz3d.com/astra-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/astra-outfit-textures Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/bandolera-for-genesis-2-female-s Release Date: 2016-02-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-26

http://www.daz3d.com/canoes Release Date: 2016-02-12 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-11

http://www.daz3d.com/capsces-hip-hop-poses-and-expressions-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/capsces-hip-hop-poses-and-expressions-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/chantelle-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-02-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-26

http://www.daz3d.com/classic-trenchcoat-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2016-01-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-26

http://www.daz3d.com/cozy-bed Release Date: 2016-02-19 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-19

http://www.daz3d.com/detective-poses-and-props Release Date: 2016-01-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-26

http://www.daz3d.com/drako-for-ivan-7 Release Date: 2016-07-27 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-27

http://www.daz3d.com/dragon-queen-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-01-21 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-21

http://www.daz3d.com/expressions-for-aiko-7-and-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-07-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-31

http://www.daz3d.com/fight-like-a-girl-poses-for-aiko-7 Release Date: 2016-07-17 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-17

http://www.daz3d.com/fw-honey-hd-for-victoria-7 Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/fw-nadine-hd-for-victoria-7 Release Date: 2016-06-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-06-26

http://www.daz3d.com/fw-raymond-hd-for-michael-7 ; Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/fwsa-eliya-hd-for-victoria-7 Release Date: 2016-06-13 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-06-13

http://www.daz3d.com/gdn-luna-for-genesis-3-female Release Date:  2017-01-28 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-28

http://www.daz3d.com/heart-breaker-hair-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/hip-hop-outfit-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/hip-hop-outfit-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/kailani-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-08-06 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-08-05

http://www.daz3d.com/katsu-for-lee-7 Release Date: 2016-05-25 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore

http://www.daz3d.com/kenji-7-hd-add-on Release Date: 2016-07-27 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-22

http://www.daz3d.com/little-trouble-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/llamaghini-amenazador-version-2 Release Date: 2016-07-03 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-03

http://www.daz3d.com/llamaghini-amenazador-version-2-addon-kit Release Date: 2016-07-03 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-03

http://www.daz3d.com/llamaghini-amenazador-version-2-roadster Release Date: 2016-9-11 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-09-01

http://www.daz3d.com/lulu-outfit-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-01-23 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-22

https://www.daz3d.com/lynsey-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-01-21 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-21

http://www.daz3d.com/make-a-wish-props Release Date: 2016-02-05 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-05

http://www.daz3d.com/male-swimsuit-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2016-08-23 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-08-23

http://www.daz3d.com/medieval-storage-room Release Date: 2016-01-21 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-21

http://daz3d.com/midori-for-aiko-7 Release Date: 2016-09-29 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-09-29

http://www.daz3d.com/old-warehouse-room Release Date: 2016-01-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-26

http://www.daz3d.com/rustic-living-room Release Date: 2016-02-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-26

http://www.daz3d.com/secret-poison-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-07-22 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-22

http://www.daz3d.com/soraya-hd-for-rune-7 Release Date: 2016-06-13 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-06-13

http://www.daz3d.com/tra-la-la-hair-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-07-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-31

http://www.daz3d.com/troubadour-for-genesis-2-male-s Release Date: 2016-01-23 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-22

http://www.daz3d.com/troubadour-textures Release Date: 2016-01-23 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-22

 

Release date:

http://www.daz3d.com/medieval-storage-room Release Date: 2016-01-21 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-21

https://www.daz3d.com/lynsey-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-01-21 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-21

http://www.daz3d.com/dragon-queen-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-01-21 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-21

http://www.daz3d.com/lulu-outfit-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-01-23 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-22

http://www.daz3d.com/troubadour-for-genesis-2-male-s Release Date: 2016-01-23 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-22

http://www.daz3d.com/troubadour-textures Release Date: 2016-01-23 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-22

http://www.daz3d.com/old-warehouse-room Release Date: 2016-01-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-26

http://www.daz3d.com/detective-poses-and-props Release Date: 2016-01-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-26

http://www.daz3d.com/classic-trenchcoat-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2016-01-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-26

http://www.daz3d.com/make-a-wish-props Release Date: 2016-02-05 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-05

http://www.daz3d.com/canoes Release Date: 2016-02-12 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-11

http://www.daz3d.com/cozy-bed Release Date: 2016-02-19 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-19

http://www.daz3d.com/rustic-living-room Release Date: 2016-02-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-26

http://www.daz3d.com/action-girl-poses-for-the-girl-7 Release Date: 2016-02-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-26

http://www.daz3d.com/bandolera-for-genesis-2-female-s Release Date: 2016-02-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-26

http://www.daz3d.com/chantelle-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-02-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-02-26

http://www.daz3d.com/katsu-for-lee-7 Release Date: 2016-05-25 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore

http://www.daz3d.com/soraya-hd-for-rune-7 Release Date: 2016-06-13 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-06-13

http://www.daz3d.com/fwsa-eliya-hd-for-victoria-7 Release Date: 2016-06-13 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-06-13

http://www.daz3d.com/fw-nadine-hd-for-victoria-7 Release Date: 2016-06-26 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-06-26

http://www.daz3d.com/llamaghini-amenazador-version-2 Release Date: 2016-07-03 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-03

http://www.daz3d.com/llamaghini-amenazador-version-2-addon-kit Release Date: 2016-07-03 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-03

http://www.daz3d.com/additional-blood-layers-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2016-07-17 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-17

http://www.daz3d.com/fight-like-a-girl-poses-for-aiko-7 Release Date: 2016-07-17 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-17

http://www.daz3d.com/secret-poison-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-07-22 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-22

http://www.daz3d.com/drako-for-ivan-7 Release Date: 2016-07-27 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-27

http://www.daz3d.com/kenji-7-hd-add-on Release Date: 2016-07-27 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-07-27

http://www.daz3d.com/expressions-for-aiko-7-and-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-07-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-31

http://www.daz3d.com/tra-la-la-hair-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-07-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-01-31

http://www.daz3d.com/aiko-7-expressive Release Date: 2016-08-06 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-08-05

http://www.daz3d.com/kailani-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2016-08-06 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-08-05

http://www.daz3d.com/male-swimsuit-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2016-08-23 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-08-23

http://www.daz3d.com/llamaghini-amenazador-version-2-roadster Release Date: 2016-9-11 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-09-01

http://daz3d.com/midori-for-aiko-7 Release Date: 2016-09-29 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2017-09-29

http://www.daz3d.com/gdn-luna-for-genesis-3-female Release Date:  2017-01-28 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-28

http://www.daz3d.com/astra-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/astra-outfit-textures Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/capsces-hip-hop-poses-and-expressions-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/capsces-hip-hop-poses-and-expressions-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/fw-honey-hd-for-victoria-7 Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/fw-raymond-hd-for-michael-7 Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/heart-breaker-hair-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/hip-hop-outfit-for-genesis-3-male-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/hip-hop-outfit-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

http://www.daz3d.com/little-trouble-outfit-for-genesis-3-female-s Release Date: 2017-01-31 <------ not Encrypted Daz Connect Only anymore 2018-01-30

2018-01-30 - NO ENCRYPTED DAZ CONNECT CONTENT AT THE MOMENT laugh

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Comments

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 27,321
    edited May 2016

    ...+1

    I thought they gave up on this.

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  • Nope. Daz is invested in this idea. I like my Daz Install Manager.

  • nicsttnicstt Posts: 6,752
    edited May 2016

    Agree.

    Smart Content and Content Library work great together. Buy any featured new release below & get Katsu for Lee 7image, the new encrypted Daz Connect product for $2 and try it out!

    I don't want free encrypted content, so not interested in paying for it; my reasons for not trusting DRM, has nothing to do with Daz, or their legimate attempts to work around it and answer customer's concerns.

    Nope. Daz is invested in this idea. I like my Daz Install Manager.


    Agree there too.

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  • KeryaKerya Posts: 9,392

    Wellllll, I added the old Encrypted freebies to my account - and will test in a year whether they are still encrypted or not.

    No, I am not willing to spend money on something I will only use in a year or so ...

  • HavosHavos Posts: 3,439

    I suspect it is not a coincidence that this happened on the same day that 4.9.2 was released. A number of us were probably hoping encrypted content had gone away, as this is the first for a few months now, but I guessed it would raise its ugly head again. DAZ have invested too much money in the idea for it to abandon it. Given 4.9.2 is mostly about making DAZ Connect even easier to use, then it is possible they were waiting for this before restarting encrypted releases again.

    In addition, I believe Katsu for Lee 7 is the first encypted item offered with no additional discounts at all.

  • KeryaKerya Posts: 9,392
    Havos said:

    In addition, I believe Katsu for Lee 7 is the first encypted item offered with no additional discounts at all.

    Not exactly ...

    Buy any featured new release below & get Katsu for Lee 7, the new encrypted Daz Connect product for $2 and try it out!

  • HavosHavos Posts: 3,439
    Kerya said:
    Havos said:

    In addition, I believe Katsu for Lee 7 is the first encypted item offered with no additional discounts at all.

    Not exactly ...

    Buy any featured new release below & get Katsu for Lee 7, the new encrypted Daz Connect product for $2 and try it out!

    Interesting, I had not seen that, so this is not the first "normally priced" encrypted release.

  • WonderlandWonderland Posts: 2,635

    Sorry, new to this. How does it affect things if it is encrypted or not? 

  • lxlx Posts: 2,868
    edited May 2016

    Yeah, pretty sure they were waiting for the updated Connect to carry on releasing them (still at discount test releases too.)

    I guess it's nice that they're trying, but all they did was make an overly complicated unnecessary thing more complicated. I'll stick with DIM, thanks. I'm not a fan of the whole encrypted concept, but it's having to use Connect that's the flat out no for me. 

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  • lxlx Posts: 2,868

    Sorry, new to this. How does it affect things if it is encrypted or not? 

    Encrypted content can only be installed via Connect in Studio 4.9+. The Studio files become encrypted files and are stored in a different library (but image files remain unencrypted.)

  • ANGELREAPER1972ANGELREAPER1972 Posts: 2,531

    basicly wonderland these encrypted items can't be downloaded installed via dim program what you do is start up daz look in your smart content for the item which is in a greyish box and click on it to download and install, you can do this for all your content but with encrypted content this is the only way you can download and install it to access it. Reasons for this is meant to be easier as well as protecting this content being copied and offered illegally elsewhere  

  • ChuckdozerChuckdozer Posts: 453
    edited May 2016

    Sorry, new to this. How does it affect things if it is encrypted or not? 

    I have no idea why everyone is so afraid of it, and I'd love to hear some reasons that actually make sense to me. It doesn't bother me except for the fact that the Connect stuff I've got doesn't show up in my normal content directory; however, the new release of 4.9.2 looks like there's a way to fix that.

    Edit: NO... DON'T TRY TO EXPLAIN IT TO ME! I don't want to be responsible for the mess...

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  • argel1200argel1200 Posts: 677

    The encryption is really a form of DRM  -- DS has to phone phone home to DAZ once to obtain a decryption key. Each DS 9 install you have (if you happen to have a beta) will have to do this. Ditto if you use multiple computers. Any products that need direct access to files that are now encypted will not work. For example, if there was a pose converter that needed to access the pose files directly, the pose converter would no longer work. If a pose converter accesses the posee on the fiugre itself or via API calls, it should still work. I do not think we have seen any encypted content that this is an issue for yet -- it's just an easy one to illustrate concerns since older pose converters access the pose files directly.

     

    I suspect the RDNA purchase slowed down the DRM releases, and of course the desire to improve the DAZ Connect experience. I can't say that this sounds like much of an improvemnt though. Now I have to have an extra tab, and I need to switch between them.... Good thing I am still using DIM. The name:: search filter is a nice addition though.

  • KeryaKerya Posts: 9,392

    1. Backup, backup, backup ... I can backup the zips I am downloading with DIM, I could backup the exe files - I can't backup the scattered "installed with connect" files.

    2. buy a new computer and you have to download the encrypted content again and install it again (fun if you are on a restricted download volume ... or not so fun).

    I don't know whether these make sense to you ...

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 43,468

    Sorry, new to this. How does it affect things if it is encrypted or not? 

    It doesn't affect general use or export options, though if you want to integrate the user files into your existing content rather than in a separate Daz Connect tree you will need to right-click on the folder under Daz Connect and use the Create Links command. It will stop you from directly editing the .duf or .dsf files for the product, however.

  • argel1200argel1200 Posts: 677

    Does anyone know what the EULA says? I don't think DAZ guarentees future downloads, just like RDNA didn't. It makes a ton of sense from a customer service standpoint, but I do not think there is any lagal-ese that guarentees e.g. you can download your content a couple years later. DAZ did talk about putting in some legalese that if they sell the company, go out of bbusiness, etc. that a key would be released to decrypt encrypted content, but I am not sure if that has made it into the EULA?

  • Nester751Nester751 Posts: 209

    Sigh.

  • Nester751Nester751 Posts: 209

    Sorry, new to this. How does it affect things if it is encrypted or not? 

    It doesn't affect general use or export options, though if you want to integrate the user files into your existing content rather than in a separate Daz Connect tree you will need to right-click on the folder under Daz Connect and use the Create Links command. It will stop you from directly editing the .duf or .dsf files for the product, however.

    If you purchased an item for ownership, and are not redistributing it you should be able to change/tweak that item if it is for your own use. This DRM is like your purchases are just rented and too bad you can't tweak anything.

  • DAZ_RawbDAZ_Rawb Posts: 501
    Kerya said:

    1. Backup, backup, backup ... I can backup the zips I am downloading with DIM, I could backup the exe files - I can't backup the scattered "installed with connect" files.

    Kerya said:

    2. buy a new computer and you have to download the encrypted content again and install it again (fun if you are on a restricted download volume ... or not so fun).

    I don't know whether these make sense to you ...

    We did think about backups when desiging Daz Connect, so you are covered here. You can either use the offline encrypted packages. Offline encrypted packages are similar to DIM Zip's, except they work with encrypted content and are installed directly inside of Daz Studio. The other option is to backup parts (or all) of your data/cloud folder. Each product installs in to it's own directory so it is easy to keep them separated. When restoring from backup you will have to "re-install" those products but Daz Connect will just scan them to make sure they are the latest version and make them as installed in the database without having to redownload anything that is up to date.

  • HeraHera Posts: 1,502

    I don't like it as per principal as it somewhat suggests that we - the customers of DAZ - are crooks and will steal the items and give them away elsewhere.
    Then I don't want items which demans of me to be connected all the time to use them. Sometimes I work in places with very bad or no bandwith at all - like far out in the archipelago - and then having to be connected all the time is a horrible and expensive venture.
     

  • Male-M3diaMale-M3dia Posts: 3,323
    Hera said:

    I don't like it as per principal as it somewhat suggests that we - the customers of DAZ - are crooks and will steal the items and give them away elsewhere.
    Then I don't want items which demans of me to be connected all the time to use them. Sometimes I work in places with very bad or no bandwith at all - like far out in the archipelago - and then having to be connected all the time is a horrible and expensive venture.
     

    I believe the only time you are connected is to download the content for installing, or if you are buying content from within the program. Or you can connect your machine once, then you can install via the offline installers.

  • mtl1mtl1 Posts: 1,409
    Hera said:

    I don't like it as per principal as it somewhat suggests that we - the customers of DAZ - are crooks and will steal the items and give them away elsewhere.
    Then I don't want items which demans of me to be connected all the time to use them. Sometimes I work in places with very bad or no bandwith at all - like far out in the archipelago - and then having to be connected all the time is a horrible and expensive venture.
     

    I believe the only time you are connected is to download the content for installing, or if you are buying content from within the program. Or you can connect your machine once, then you can install via the offline installers.

    Yep, I believe this is 100% correct. Offline mode still allows you to access encrypted DAZ content, so long as the DAZ configuration remains the same -- ie. haven't reinstalled DAZ or Install Manager.

  • WonderlandWonderland Posts: 2,635

    What about content that is used in Poser? Like 90% of my content I use in Poser. 

  • argel1200argel1200 Posts: 677

    I don't think there is an easy way to bring encrypted content over to Poser. Someone such as DAZ_Rawb can correct me if I am wrong on that, but I think you would have to treat it like exporting the content, so e.g. save an outfit as Collada or Wavefront.

  • Male-M3diaMale-M3dia Posts: 3,323

    What about content that is used in Poser? Like 90% of my content I use in Poser. 

    Encrypted content doesn't work in poser. Poser content works the same way in DS, and older content won't be encrypted.

  • I think the reason encrypted content was on hold is not because it was encrypted, but because it was not particularly usable to anybody who organizes their content by folder.  This version adds the tools to deal with that.  I never was as worried about the encryption part as I was about it being diffiult to organize my content without using Smart Content.  At this point I'm willing to give connect a try.

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 43,468
    mtl1 said:
    Hera said:

    I don't like it as per principal as it somewhat suggests that we - the customers of DAZ - are crooks and will steal the items and give them away elsewhere.
    Then I don't want items which demans of me to be connected all the time to use them. Sometimes I work in places with very bad or no bandwith at all - like far out in the archipelago - and then having to be connected all the time is a horrible and expensive venture.
     

    I believe the only time you are connected is to download the content for installing, or if you are buying content from within the program. Or you can connect your machine once, then you can install via the offline installers.

    Yep, I believe this is 100% correct. Offline mode still allows you to access encrypted DAZ content, so long as the DAZ configuration remains the same -- ie. haven't reinstalled DAZ or Install Manager.

    I don't think reinstalling DS or DIM would require a reconnection - I'm pretty sure reinstalling DIM wouldn't.

  • WonderlandWonderland Posts: 2,635

    So any new content that is usable in Poser won't be encrypted for the Poser version? Which is going to be difficult because people are now using the Genesis models in Poser... Unless all future products are Iray only with no Poser companion files. But I think I saw a way in DS to create your own Poser companion files, but maybe the base part that you need is encrypted and just the companion file isn't? So confusing...

  • larsmidnattlarsmidnatt Posts: 4,511
    edited May 2016

    Thanks for the warning! I happened to spot that myself(barely)

    Ya know its funny I stopped buying stuff, or even getting freebies here once they announced 4.9 and I haven't been around. I assumed everything was DRMed by now. (that and other reasons)  But about two weeks ago got a bug and started visting again and was initially scared to buy stuff(had a heart attack in my cart since I forgot to check if they were manual install or not) only to see it wasn't locked down and worked fine in my trusty install of 4.8. Was super happy.

    Long and short, I left cause I didn't want to keep an eye out for encryption, don't care for what 4.9 offers.I come back a few weeks ago and splurge on stuff lazily without caring about if stuff will work. Now I have to keep an eye out and I just don't want to :( More fun just to impulse buy whatever and go about your day. *sob sob*

    I still manage my own install paths and organization. Crusty old fart this one is.

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  • NathNath Posts: 1,039

    Even with the link files connect still doesn't offer me anything I might want or need.

    So, thanks, but no thanks.

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