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toddbooster wrote on 6/18/2019, 3:20 PM

Man, that’s annoying. Can you alt-tab to the window behind?

CidBil wrote on 6/18/2019, 3:38 PM

As per the attached - if ACID PRO has any issues with VSTs as they are loaded, the splash screen stops you getting to the dialogue box! Is there a fix for this?

 

CidBil wrote on 6/18/2019, 3:39 PM

You can go to Preferences and un-check Show Spash screen at startup.....

mellotronworker wrote on 6/18/2019, 11:49 PM

You can go to Preferences and un-check Show Spash screen at startup.....


@CidBil - I'd love to, but it hangs here.

mellotronworker wrote on 6/19/2019, 12:03 AM

Man, that’s annoying. Can you alt-tab to the window behind?

@toddbooster alt-tab switches between processes. As this is within the same process, that does nothing.

Is there actually a beta program for this software? I mean proper testers? Even some chimps would be nice. Or are the poor suckers who paid for it expected to fulfil that role for Magix? @ralftaro Here's an idea. Why not build in a 'safe mode' that allows Acid Pro to start up without loading any VSTs or any project files? At least that way we can get to the settings.

ralftaro wrote on 6/19/2019, 4:28 AM

Hi @mellotronworker

Sorry to hear about your troubles. I'm not exactly an ACID product specialist, but I talked to one of my colleagues, and the software might just have what you're looking for.

In order to bypass the search of existing VST plug-ins on your machine during the startup process, please do the following:

1.) Right-click on the application's launch icon.
2.) Select "Properties".
3.) Add the following parameter outside of the quotes in the "Target" field: /NOVSTGROVEL
4.) Confirm this dialogue via "OK", and make sure to grant admin rights for the changes, if Windows prompts you to do so.

It's important that you made sure to include a space between the closing quotation mark and the beginning of the "/NOVSTGROVEL" command line argument.

Now, try starting up ACID again.

Hope this helps!

ralftaro wrote on 6/19/2019, 5:43 AM

By the way, the VST interface and scanning mechanism in ACID is constantly being worked on. Also, if any specific problematic plug-ins are being discovered, especially high-profile ones, our development will try to investigate and address such issues. So, it's always a good idea to contact our support in that situation.

mellotronworker wrote on 6/20/2019, 2:16 PM

@ralftaro

> It's important that you made sure to include a space between the closing quotation mark and the beginning of the "/NOVSTGROVEL" command line argument.

Sorry - didn't work. It still shows the VST scanning dialogue box, and it still locks.

Who exactly is testing this stuff that we are paying money for?

mellotronworker wrote on 6/20/2019, 3:36 PM

I got around this by renaming my 32/64 VST folders, then starting up Acid 9.x, which obviously omitted all my VSTs. That let me get in and take out the splash screen setting. Unfortunately, that let me see all the VSTs that Acid 9.x is refusing to load which Acid 8.x loaded fine.

Can someone offer me even the slightest explanation? I have so many projects invested in Acid that giving up on it seems like an extreme step, but frankly it's looking like it's going to have to happen if I am to get anything done.

CidBil wrote on 6/20/2019, 3:51 PM

I got around this by renaming my 32/64 VST folders, then starting up Acid 9.x, which obviously omitted all my VSTs. That let me get in and take out the splash screen setting. Unfortunately, that let me see all the VSTs that Acid 9.x is refusing to load which Acid 8.x loaded fine.

Can someone offer me even the slightest explanation? I have so many projects invested in Acid that giving up on it seems like an extreme step, but frankly it's looking like it's going to have to happen if I am to get anything done.

Sometimes when I load Acid 9, the vst's don't show up at all (probably a bug I need to report), but what I do is run the vst scan thingy, and then they all show up.....might be worth a shot if you haven't tried it yet....HTH