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Vst engine not found!

Post by bonrw5 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi, I have a very old version of cubase vst 4.1 on a Power Macingtosh G3 and Loads of cubase song files and Vst instruments. However, when I open one of these songs, It says ' Externalizer Installation Error: File Vst Engine not found........Although I do have a file called VST engine?? Can anyone help?

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Post by Suprawill1 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 pm

Where is your VST engine file? It may not be in the search path of your program when it is initializing. Maybe make sure it is the same folder as your program dll file. If still no luck, do a re-install of VST 4.1 and it should put it in the right path. If you have preferences that you'd like to keep, you can make a separate copy of your preference folder.
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Post by bonrw5 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:53 pm

Suprawill1 wrote:Where is your VST engine file? It may not be in the search path of your program when it is initializing. Maybe make sure it is the same folder as your program dll file. If still no luck, do a re-install of VST 4.1 and it should put it in the right path. If you have preferences that you'd like to keep, you can make a separate copy of your preference folder.
Thanks for getting back. At the Moment The Vst engine file is just in the Cubase 4.1 file. What do you mean by the same folder as the dll file?

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Post by Suprawill1 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:56 am

The dll files are the driver files. I couldn't tell you how to navigate there on a Mac because I'm a PC guy. On my setup, in the Cubase file, there's a folder called "components". My VST plug manager is in that folder as a dll file. I would assume that is the VST engine. The terminology may be a little different being that mine is the Studio 5 version. My oldest version is VST 5 but I don't have it installed on this computer.
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Post by bonrw5 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:31 pm

Suprawill1 wrote:The dll files are the driver files. I couldn't tell you how to navigate there on a Mac because I'm a PC guy. On my setup, in the Cubase file, there's a folder called "components". My VST plug manager is in that folder as a dll file. I would assume that is the VST engine. The terminology may be a little different being that mine is the Studio 5 version. My oldest version is VST 5 but I don't have it installed on this computer.

It's strange, but my Cubase 4.1 folder doesn't have a Components folder...Would It be called anything else?

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Post by bonrw5 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:36 pm

Okay, So I just moved the Vst engine file to the Spactral Design Plugs and It does not come up with the warning sign....Although it doesn't play any of the vst's and It doesn't play even any of the Midi instruments...The only sound that I can get on my Cubase is the Neon Plugin and the VB plugin?

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Post by Suprawill1 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:36 pm

Are all your other plugs & effects in the same folder as Neon & VB? If not, try putting them there.
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Post by bonrw5 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:32 pm

Suprawill1 wrote:Are all your other plugs & effects in the same folder as Neon & VB? If not, try putting them there.

Sure..I'll Try that now.

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Post by kontakt5 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:32 pm

I can't seem to find the Vst's. Would you know what the Plugin extensions are called?

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Post by Suprawill1 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:18 pm

All the plugin drivers are .dll extensions.
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Re: Vst engine not found!

Post by kontakt5 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:32 pm

Suprawill1 wrote:All the plugin drivers are .dll extensions.
I think those plugin's are only for PC...I tried to put a .dll file into the Neon and VB folder and nothing happened?

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Post by Suprawill1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:54 pm

.dll file drivers should be the same for both platforms. You may have to create another pathway in Cubase so that it sees those files.
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Re: Vst engine not found!

Post by kontakt5 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:39 pm

Suprawill1 wrote:.dll file drivers should be the same for both platforms. You may have to create another pathway in Cubase so that it sees those files.
Sure.

How would you do that?

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Post by Suprawill1 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:07 pm

kontakt5 wrote:
Suprawill1 wrote:.dll file drivers should be the same for both platforms. You may have to create another pathway in Cubase so that it sees those files.
Sure.

How would you do that?
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Re: Vst engine not found!

Post by kontakt5 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:07 pm

Suprawill1 wrote:
kontakt5 wrote:
Suprawill1 wrote:.dll file drivers should be the same for both platforms. You may have to create another pathway in Cubase so that it sees those files.
Sure.

How would you do that?
Devices/Plugin Information/Plugin Paths
It worked:D Thanks so much:) That was a great help ;)

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Post by Suprawill1 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:41 pm

Glad you broke through. Good luck!
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Re: Vst engine not found!

Post by kontakt5 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:18 pm

Suprawill1 wrote:Glad you broke through. Good luck!
Thanks, see you around the forum:)

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