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Product Name: Content Checkup
Product ID: 46019
Published Artist(s): Code 66
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2017-07-26

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Content Checkup is a DAZ Studio script for DAZ Studio 4.9.3.166 or newer, designed to help artists and content developers alike to understand why some content items give error messages and to avoid distributing unused resources with products.

There are several simple and stupid errors that can be detected by using Content Checkup, below is a sample of what I've found in content from different content creators, different stores and freebies. One important thing to keep in mind though, is that DAZ Studio, rightfully in my opinion, is more rigid in how it treats content that is wrongly setup. Poser will let errors slip, as it tries to locate files by it self when paths are bad or wrongly formed.

List of some of the errors that Content Checker will catch for you:

  • An unused texture map can easily be a texture map that should be used, but one material preset uses the wrong bump or normal map. it's not really visible unless you look closely at the render, can happen, I've seen that in many products.
  • A texture map that is in the texture map folder but is not used my any item or material preset, also very common.
  • Poser content that has a path that starts with Runtime instead of :Runtime or /Runtime, which makes the path absolute and not relative, one of those errors Poser seems to ignore and correct by itself.
  • Content files where a path begins with C:Runtime instead of :Runtime or /Runtime. This works as long as the content ins installed in C:, and only on Windows, as Mac OS X doesn't have drive letters, all paths starts with /Volume or /.
  • Zip files that were zipped on Mac OS X and contain OS X resource proxy files, the zip file hasn't been cleaned with ZipCleaner.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

Below is a list of the installation package types provided by this product. The name of each package contains a Package Qualifier (WIP), which is used as a key to indicate something about the contents of that package.

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[ ] = Optional, depending on target application(s)

Not all installation packages provide files that are displayed to the user within the interface of an application. The packages listed below, do. The application(s), and the location(s) within each application, are shown below.

Content Checkup (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Scripts:Code 66”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Utilities:Scripts”

Additional Details

Resolved Issues

  • 2019-01-28 - Updated to correct issue introduced by windows update.
  • 2018-03-21 - Update to 1.0.5:
    • Added support for .ies Emission Profile files.
    • Minor tweaks
  • 2017-11-30 - Major speed increase when showing error report and various small fixes, correctly classifying .pz3 files
  • 2017-09-05 - Update to 1.0.1:
    • Fix when analyzing zip files with non alpha numeric characters in the runtime paths,
    • Fix in certain conditions when checking usage of texture maps in zip file analyzer.

Known Issues

  • None

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The contents of this package are in DAZ Studio Native formats