…by the grace of god a new machine has been ordered and it’s on its way.
This tower computer makes my dying titan of a laptop look like a pile of flubber, and is kitted out as a gaming computer (because funnily enough, as a simplifying rule, those are the best machines for Daz Studio).
I’ll be getting the thing in about two weeks. This will mean big, big changes. Hauling my computer out of the year 2000 and into 2015 is not going to be easy. XP is going to be dropped, and I’ll be switching over to windows 7 (because I may be updating everything, but I’m not stupid – go to hell, windows 8.)
Hopefully I’m going to keep Daz Studio 3.1 as it’s my favourite version of the program, but if I have to upgrade to Daz 4 then so be it – though no doubt it will take some getting used to. A LOT of images and pictures used for textures are going to be copied over and located by Daz on the new system, but I’m excited about this, because given AAALL of the methods I’ve learned trying to squeeze every last ounce of speed and ability out of this knocked laptop are about to be applied to a brand new and modern system.
We’ll be looking at tag team matches, projects that I don’t have to cancel because the computer decides halfway through that it can’t do it, and much much more. – I’m slowly munching on Tyro Tribe part 3, but I honestly think I should wait until I get this new machine to finish it – because I reckon this new computer will easily be able to render an image of all 6 tribe members together without me having to use image-tricks like merging 3 renders with 2 characters each.
Uuuughhhhhhhh I’m so nervous about this. I’ve carved myself into this snugly little hole of XP and my Dell Precision and now that the Precision’s failing I’m looking around online computer store’s and realizing just how much I’ve gotta wise up.
I wanted Windows XP on this new machine either in full, or in part of the new drive, but I don’t know how hard that will be to do, don’t know if it will even be worth it, but ultimately, Daz Studio is the primary concern, and Daz still works on modern machines obviously, so I should focus on getting the hang of installing that, and learning how to copy all of my wonderful Daz clothes and content that I’ve collected and bought over the years from this platform, to the next. Good god I hope I can work it out.
I suppose if not I’ll still have this tired little hummingbird of a laptop hanging about, so he can always pick up the slack if I’m having difficulty talking vintage to a new computer fluent in modern.
Uhhh. I feel so old. “I don’t like change. Don’t put me in a home.” – I guess we’re about to learn who’s REALLY got the RoboFear around here!!
- Dr. Slam