Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

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Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by patrickq » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:29 pm

I downloaded the universal binary version of VG2, which seems to work find in Lion, but I cat get it to find its .wav files, styles, etc. VG2 was updated for universal binary (in '07, I believe), but the app which lets you set the location of the content folder is PowerPC only. Can anyone help?

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by Stevie » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:38 pm

So the plugin itself works and only the program to set the content, doesn't?
I would really like to know this.

I'm sure you can edit some pref file where the path should be written.
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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by ofirkaner » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:06 pm

I have the exact same issue.

Any solution for that?

thanks,

Ofir

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by Jawaddeluc » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:53 pm

I got an answer from Steinberg Support: quote:

Dear Luc,

thank you for your email. I understand where you're coming from, but please
also note that support for Virtual Guitarist 2 has been discontinued for quite a while now.

However, you can manually edit the path in Lion.

On your Macintosh HD where Lion is installed go to Library -> Preferences and look for
"com.steinberg.Virtual Guitarist 2.plist"

Double-click the file to open it with the Property List Editor.
You should see one entry called "Data Path". Alter the path to the one where you have installed the content,
e.g.

/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Virtual Guitarist 2 Content/

Then save the file and close the Property List Editor. Now Virtual Guitarist 2 should find its content.

If you have further questions feel free to contact me/us again.
Thanks!

Best regards,
Sebastian Moench

Steinberg Support


Does this help you? I am postponing updating to Lion untill I hear anything from you.
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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by Jawaddeluc » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:18 am

ofirkaner confirmed me today that this procrdure works! :D
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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by ofirkaner » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:34 am

I confirm this solution works perfectly

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by xjazzdummy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:38 pm

Hi everyone,

I just bought a new MBP with Lion and reinstalled VG2. Curiously, the plist file was not found in library/preference after installation. I copied over the plist file from my old Macbook but it didn't work. VG2 couldn't find the content.

Any idea?

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by ofirkaner » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:16 am

You need to copy it and then edit it as it detailed in the post.

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by xjazzdummy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:21 am

Yes sir, I did that. I copied the plist file from my old Mac and edited it. It didn't work.

In my plist files, I don't see an entry named "data path". It was just some gibberish and then the path itself. So I edited the path directly.

Nothing works. Sigh.

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Post by liberaessenza » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:11 am

xjazzdummy wrote:Yes sir, I did that. I copied the plist file from my old Mac and edited it. It didn't work.

In my plist files, I don't see an entry named "data path". It was just some gibberish and then the path itself. So I edited the path directly.

Nothing works. Sigh.
same problem

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by xjazzdummy » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:45 pm

Any idea anyone? Or maybe you'd be so kind to send me your plist for testing?

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by xjazzdummy » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:56 pm

Ok, solved the problem.

You need to use a plist editor such as http://www.barebones.com/products/TextW ... nload.html to edit the VG2 plist file. After that, it WORKS!

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VG2 content in Lion -> Here comes the .plist file...

Post by D-TOWN » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:44 am

Hi all

I had a lot of trouble getting a com.steinberg.Virtual Guitarist 2.plist file because my old Macintosh HD crashed.
But now I am happy. My VG2 works fine.
I created a new (empty) com.steinberg.Virtual Guitarist 2.plist file in TextWrangler and pasted the following text in the newly created file (without the 2 lines)

*****************************
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Data Path</key>
<string>/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Virtual Guitarist 2 Content/</string>
</dict>
</plist>
*****************************

I changed the path to the corresponding path on my computer, saved and
copied the file to the Preferences folder.
Thats it... ;)

Have fun...
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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by robb » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:49 pm

Just wanted to say thanks to Jawadde and D-TOWN for the helpful info. Been tearing my hair out trying to get VG2 to work in Lion. And now it finally does. :mrgreen:

This even allowed me to get Lion to share the Virtual Guitarist data files with the VG2 installation on my Windows partition. 8-)

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by moonjoke » Sun May 20, 2012 9:58 pm

Unfortunately it doesn't work for me on my new imac (3.4 GHz Intel Core i7)...

I did as suggested and entered the following text in the com.steinberg.Virtual Guitarist 2.plist file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Data Path</key>
<string>/Volumes/Promise RAID/Virtual Instruments/Virtual Guitarist 2 Content/</string>
</dict>
</plist>

I saved the file, got lots of hope...but the VG2 application still cannot find the VG2 content. Did I do something wrong ?

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by nenodj » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:16 am

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by Joepie » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:38 pm

Also worked for me!!!!!!!

Very Happy :lol:

Thanks D-TOWN !!

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by ENGINEROOM » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:54 pm

I got both Virtual guitarist and bassist to work in stand alone but they are not in the VST instrument list in Cubase 6.

I have other Instruments in the VST list.

Any suggestions??

Thanks

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by RBV » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:29 am

D-TOWN, You make my day...

Thanks...

One thing: I had to create the file on the desktop and move it then to /library/preferences because of authentication issues...

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by Jorito » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:20 pm

Tried this but unfortunately it didn't work, VG2 still shows up as empty :(

My library is on an external harddisk, would that cause any problems?

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by RBV » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:05 pm

I don't know.

I have the files on the internal HDD...

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by bobshield » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:06 am

hello

i did it on external HD , but it's not working

i did only have a com.steinbergstandalone.plist pref file...

i did try on system HD, not working on 10.8.2 OSX
despareted

i did copy the D-file but ...

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by Pacerx » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:35 pm

Thanx a ton to you all for all the helpfull advice , My Vitual Guitar works like a dream now with Logic Pro 9
on Mountain lion on a MAc 2x2.8 GHZ Quad Core Intel Xeon. Thanx to Emil at Steinberg support Sweden for walking the extra mile, he helped me to find this forum that tok me all the way to a working VG..

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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OSX 10

Post by Infinite Beat » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:29 am

Has anyone managed to move the content in mountain lion? I tried to put the plist file with the correct path in library/preference but it doesn't work.
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Re: Set Virtual Guitarist 2 content folder in Lion? / VG2 OS

Post by Luc Soens » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:47 pm

VG 2 works in Cubase 7.5, just do the following:
make the track, you'll see VG 2 and it’s content, I can hear the first style in the list hitting the play button in VG 2, but cannot load any content until...I push (in VG2) the save button, cancel the “save user style”, and then I can load any content and play and record it via my keyboard, save and replay it. „

Once I made the first new VG2 track, I am even able to create as many additional VG2 tracks as needed in the normal way as I did in earlier versions of Cubase.

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