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Problem setting up RackAFX 6.8.2 in Windows 8.1
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November 12, 2017
10:17 pm
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JimmyM
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Hello Will.

I downloaded and installed the new RackAFX, however when I launch it, occasionally I'll get a quick flash of "RackAFX", but it never starts. I tried re-downloading, installing as admin, reinstalling as admin, etc, however to no avail.

 

I figured I'd check on here to see if I'm missing something. 

 

Hope all is well.

 

JM

November 13, 2017
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Is this your first installation ever or are you updating to a new version?

I've had no reports of that happening with a fresh installation. 

If you are updating an existing installation, try moving all the DLLs out of your Plugins Folder (don't delete them, just move them):

C:\Users\<your computer name>\AppData\Roaming\RackAFX\PlugIns

When RackAFX starts it scans and loads plugins from that folder. If a plugin is causing a problem it could prevent RackAFX from starting.

Finally, what OS are you using? We've been using Win8 and Win10 with VS2015 on all our class computers without any issues.

- Will

November 13, 2017
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Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! I'm using Win 8.1.

 

I did what you suggested, moved all that was in the ...AppData\Roaming\RackAFX\PlugIns and voila! It worked.

 

With the older version I was having trouble with adding elements to tabbed GUIs. The moment I added something, the rendered plugin would show up blank in the host.

 

The only issue I see with the newest version is that the rebuild button doesn't command VS to rebuild - so I have to do that via the VS menu.

 

I'll try a reboot and if it is still an issue, I'll let you know.

 

Thank you again, and for the awesomeness you bring to the VST developer community!

November 14, 2017
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Go to the RackAFX download page and check the section marked "Preparing Visual Studio" - this is just below the download link that you used to download the new version. Follow the link supplied to setup VS for remote rebuilds.

- Will 

November 14, 2017
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That did it! (Ctrl, Alt, and F7)

 

Thank you very much Will!

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