Any 'Packages' users?

  • @SteveRiggs I've been going through the same pain points that you hit and this thread has been useful - thanks

    However, I've found that when I create and run an installer that attempts to install to the following directories (using Whitebox) the respective AU & VST files do not get copied.

    library>audio>plug-ins>components>plugin.component ☹
    library>audio>plug-ins>vst>plugin.vst ☹

    Interestingly though, if I create an installer to place files directly in the 'Library' folder or 'User' folder location they show up fine.

    library>plugin.vst ☺
    user>plugin.vst ☺

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.


  • @LeeC you know that


    Only look like folders on Windows right? On mac they are the plug-ins themselves.

  • @Lindon Not sure what you mean mate...

    Can elaborate pls?

  • @LeeC on the Mac this file:
    myplugin.component looks like a file, but if you transfer it to windows it (magically) looks like a folder...

    So (assuming you are on your mac...)

    open packages and go to the relevant payload section(VST or AU) navigate to the vst or components folder and drag your plugin from its place on the hard drive into this folder in are doing all this right?

  • @Lindon Thanks for clarifying.... Yes this is exactly what I'm doing...

    I'm using a mac 🙂

  • So just looked in a little deeper and they are infact installing to the hard drive.
    I noticed that there are two plugin locations on a Mac for anyone finding similar issues...

    1. Users>Computername>library>audio>plugins
    2. library>audio>plugins

    I was initially checking location 1 but the installer was writing to loaction 2.

    Thanks to everyone for helping out ☺

  • @LeeC It’s definitely not the easiest process. Once you get it though, it makes sense. I’ve been meaning to do a video on this to put in here but haven’t had the time yet. I will do as soon as I can though.

  • @SteveRiggs I actually thought that this would be one of the easier things 😀

  • @LeeC Same! Apparently not though haha. Theres a lot of steps to remember. At least once the first one is working you can reference back to it to see where everything's meant to be if you get stuck next time around.

  • @SteveRiggs Yeah exactly ☺

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