Installing VMX 2.3 Pulsar

This article details the installation process for the following scenarios: 1) Fresh new installation (for new users or following an uninstallation of VMX) 2) Updating or repairing a VMX installation using the downloadable installer 3) VMX installation for a major update i.e 2.2 to 2.3, 2.x to 3.x etc. N.B Updates can usually be done with VMX’s built in auto update system, you may run that from within VMX by saying “update VMX please”, if you experience an issue with the built in system, feel free to use the installer from your account, as detailed in this article.

Short video guide, written instructions below

Installing:

Step 1) Head to ‘my account’ on the Dark Nebula website and download the VMXPulsar.exe installer from your account, then run the installer.

Step 2) Follow through the installer dialogues and check when prompted that the installer has found the correct location for your VoiceAttack installation, the installer attempts to find this automatically for you so most users need only click install, but please do check the path is correct and ends with ‘VoiceAttack/’. If it does not, then please navigate to your VoiceAttack folder (the root folder which houses VoiceAttack.exe, not VoiceAttack/Sounds or VoiceAttack/Apps)

Step 3) Once you reach the end of the installer dialogue, just click ‘Finish’ and VoiceAttack should automatically load for you. Within VoiceAttack you now need to just import the VMX .vap profile into VoiceAttack, the profile is called ‘VMX 2.3 Pulsar.vap’, the exact profile name will vary a little based on the exact version number. You will find the .vap profile in VoiceAttack/Sounds/VMX_Player/ folder along with a printable cheat sheet pdf in the same folder.

Step 4) After importing the VMX Pulsar profile, make sure it is selected in VoiceAttack. Now restart VoiceAttack to complete installation.

Note: If you are using the installer to update from a previous VMX version, be sure to delete the old .vap profile to keep things tidy.

That’s it. The process usually takes about a minute. You are now ready to install any voice expansion or music packs.

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Problems? The following is a quick rundown of unlikely, but possible issues: The process should be solid, but in rare cases things can happen, check out the following scenarios for quick fix advice…

Scenario#1 you click ‘FINISH’ and you have the box to automatically start VMX and VoiceAttack ticked but clicking FINISH does not automatically start VoiceAttack… this is a sign that you have not specified the correct location to install VMX to. That’s a first warning sign. Re-run the installer and check the path. You must specify the folder which VoiceAttack.exe is housed in (i.e C:\Program files (x86)\VoiceAttack\). If you don’t ensure the path is correct and you continue onwards then you may find that the VMX .vap profile isn’t where it should be and nothing will work properly.

Scenario#2 If you have more than one VMX .vap in your VMX_Player folder be careful to not import the old one by accident, this could also cause compatibility issues since you’d be using a profile from one version of VMX mixed with the plugin from a newer version of VMX, it’ll end badly, trust me 🙂 so always check that you are importing the latest .vap after any installation or update (N.B the installers do their best to clear out the old .vap for you so that this doesn’t happen!). If the installer doesn’t for some reason manage to remove the old profile from the VoiceAttack/Sounds/VMX_Player/ folder for you, feel free to delete it yourself.

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