ghosty12 opened this issue on Oct 28, 2015 · 501 posts
[Black__Days](https://www.renderosity.com/?uid=494313) posted at 3:33PM Sun, 01 November 2015 - [#4236265](#msg4236265) > Alright, I am not sure I understand what is going on with DAZ Connect or whatever it is called. Content is delivered only via cloud, not installed locally, and you have to download the stuff you want to use each time you want to use it? Is that right? > > Someone give me the tl;dr version of what is happening, please. The term cloud is throwing people a little off in this scenario. Daz Connect is similar to DIM except it is enclosed in Daz Studio. Once you download your Daz Connect item it will be stored locally on your hard drive in an Encrypted format similar to the way DIM does (DIM files are unchanged and unencrypted at this point). So when you install 4.9 it (will) access all of your installed content on your hard drive from DAZ or other providers the same way 4.8 does. If you download via 4.9 Daz Connect from Daz3d it will come down as an encrypted format stored locally on your computer. Currently all Daz3D content is available through either DIM or Daz Connect both store the content locally on your hard drive once downloaded. Daz Connect in 4.9 will show content you have purchased, but not yet downloaded, as a greyed out icon (which means it's available In the "cloud") where you can click the icon and download and install within DS with Daz Connect.