Linking VMX with another profile
- September 2, 2019
- 8c. Voice Attack related
VMX can generally run either as a secondary (linked) profile or as a primary profile (on it’s own). Generally it’s best to run VMX as the primary profile whether on it’s own or with other profiles running secondary linked. IMPORTANT TIP TO NEW VMX USERS: I STRONGLY recommend running VMX on it’s own the first time you use it, this is for two very important reasons. Firstly, running VMX alone ensures that it’s auto configuration system completes successfully, secondly spending a bit of time running VMX standalone allows you to experience how VMX ‘should’ work. In the past I’ve had a few users who went straight to running VMX linked and it turned out they hadn’t linked profiles properly and spent weeks thinking portions of VMX didn’t work and an array of bugs was normal. It is not.
So first install VMX using the standard technique as a standalone profile and allow installation and auto configuration to complete. Click here if you’re new to VMX and wish to learn how to install.
Once you’re comfortable with VMX, we can begin. To run VMX as the primary profile and run another as a secondary: First go to VoiceAttack’s edit option (a pencil within a square icon, to the right of the profile name). Second, click ‘Options’ within the window which will have opened up. In the ‘Profile General’ tab use the option named ‘include commands from other profiles’, click the small button containing ‘…’ 3 dots and now in the ‘include profile commands’ window click the plus ‘+’ button and in the dropdown box select the profile you wish to link together with VMX. Click OK. The order of profiles in the list will decide which profile has more ‘control’ in the list of profiles. Generally, as a rule of thumb, try to keep VMX as high up the list as possible.
If you wish to run VMX as a secondary profile, the process is similar but reversed, you will perform the above from the other ‘primary’ profile by selecting the other profile so that it is the currently active profile. Now click ‘Options’ within the window which will have opened up. In the ‘Profile General’ tab use the option named ‘include commands from other profiles’, click the small button containing ‘…’ 3 dots and now in the ‘include profile commands’ window click the plus ‘+’ button and in the dropdown box select VMX Dark Edition profile.
After clicking OK through the dialogues you can simply restart VoiceAttack and any profiles you have included should be available after the restart. If you find VMX is not auto starting upon reset you may need to go back to profile options and click into ‘Profile Exec’ tab and under ‘execute a command each time this profile is loaded’ select ((VMX Initialise)) as the command to auto start. This generally should not be necessary, but try it if you experience problems.
Installing VMX is generally very straightforward but some users have very convoluted personal profile link ups. Each non standard install can throw different issues to resolve making it very difficult to provide support for those usage cases. I recommend asking in our Discord server if you need help with this. Users of the free VMX edition are not entitled to support, however paid users are, but I must make it clear that linking profiles ventures more into the VoiceAttack standard features realm, it can be very time consuming helping users with more convoluted profile chains, I will do what I can, but be aware such support is limited.