Installing VMX 2.2.7 Dark Edition (& subsequent versions)
- October 12, 2019
- 1. Installing VMX Player & Music Packs
Using the brand new VMX 2.2.7 installer
VMX 2.2.7 utilises a brand new installer which is available to download from your account (access ‘my account’ under ‘Help & Account’ on the website). VMX 2.2.7 also comes equipped with a brand new auto update system which you may use once you have installed VMX 2.2.7 for the first time via the installer as discussed below. So for our first install we will need to use the brand new installer which is now a .exe standard looking Windows installer. Check out the video below and/or the instructions beneath it.
Users upgrading to 2.2.7 (and above) from prior versions I strongly recommend you (for the last time, I hope!) manually remove your old VMXPlugins folder (from VoiceAttack/Apps) and VMX_Player folder from within VoiceAttack/Sounds. This should never be necessary again.
Step 1) New VMX users & anyone performing a fresh VMX install simply head to ‘my account’ on the Dark Nebula website and download the VMX DarkEdition.exe installer, then run it.
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 dialogues, just click ‘Finish’ and VoiceAttack should automatically load for you. Within VoiceAttack you now need to just import the VMX .vap profile e.g ‘VMX DarkEdition2.2.7.vap’ in the usual way. You will find the .vap profile in VoiceAttack/Sounds/VMX_Player/ folder.
That’s it. The process usually takes under 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 Remember also for those moving from VMX 2.2.6 and earlier, it’s best to manually remove your old VMXPlugins and VMX_Player folders from VoiceAttack/Apps and VoiceAttack/Sounds folders respectively.
Scenario#3 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.