Hi, could somebody please explain to me what JBridge is, where it is available, how to install it etc. I hate to sound like a dumbass but I have this problem too and would like some help even though I am more technically challenged than the others here. All help is appreciated :)
The website for jBridge is here. Essentially, it is a utility that enables users to run 32 bit VSTs in a 64 bit app, and 64 bit VSTs in a 32 bit app! Without this "bridge", or something very similar, a 64 bit app must have 64 bit VSTs, a 32 bit app 32 bit VSTs.
In some case, especially for some "older" plugs, they may exist ONLY as 32 bit or 64 bit versions, thus making them unavailable to a host program whose bit rate is different.
I can heartily vouch for jBridge; I don't have Acid but do run at least one other DAW which is 64 bit only with 32 bit VSTs.
One caveat: do read carefully the information, guidance and advice on the linked website about exactly how to use the utility before you attempt to install and run it. It is not free but is well worth every penny of its low cost!