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RackAFX download is in the form RackAFXInstaller.msi for this first time setup (& more issues)
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August 2, 2017
5:31 pm
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When I downloaded RackAFX on my MacBook Pro (Sierra) from willpirkle.com I got the file RackAFXInstaller.msi. The file icon is black with small green text in it - it looks like an operating system file of some sort. When I double-click on the downloaded file it gives me a dialog box that says "Safari can't open the file "RackAFXInstaller.msi" because no available application can open it. I have Virtual Box - is it possible that I can use it to install RackAFX? along with other pieces of software?

Software for using installing, using and building with RackAFX that I have already downloaded like: Visual Studio Community 2017, MixPre ASIO driver (in executable form), and VSRedistributables (also in executable form). How do I use these pieces of software with RackAFX or RackAFXInstaller.msi?

Above, where I mentioned that I got a dialog saying "there is no application to open "RackAFXInstaller.msi"" I assume that Visual Studio Community should be put to that task but I don't see how I can open this file with Visual Studio Community or any other application. Any advice on how to install and call RackAFX from Visual Studio would be greatly appreciated.

I also imagine that I have to set up Visual Studio for "Remote Rebuilds" that include RackAFX (I read the post on this website about it but it's information isn't correct). Information on "Remote Rebuilds" would be greatly appreciated.

August 3, 2017
8:02 am
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Hi Patrick,


RackAFX and Visual Studio are Windows applications. They won't work on macOS.

The "remote rebuilds" in the post you mention are about triggering a rebuild in visual studio "remotely" from RackAFX.


Best Regards


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