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How to install, upgrade and uninstall Nebula

Postby enriquesilveti » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:00 am

How to install, upgrade and uninstall Nebula
Tip applicable to:
Product(s): Nebula3, Nebula3 Pro, Nebula3 Server.
OS(s): Windows, OSX.
Plug-in format(s): VST, AU.
Plug-in architecture(s): 32 bits, 64 bits.


1. Introduction
Nebula (Nebula3, Nebula3 Pro and Nebula3 Server) are build in an installer setup for Windows and OSX. Installer setup contain plug-in files, system files and demo key. After run an installer setup you should update your product to the last stable release running a version upgrade setup.

Acustica Audio also recommend
- Do not resume downloads.
- Disable OSX gatekeeper.
- Disable Windows smart screen.
- Disable any anti-virus and/or anti-malware.

2. Computer requirements
Minimum computer requirements
OS: OSX 10.8 or Windows 7.
CPU: Intel Sandy Bridge i5.
RAM: 4 GB.
SSD: 200 MB.
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (XGA).
Plug-in format support: VST2/AAX (Windows) and VST/AU/AAX (OSX).

Recommended computer requirements
OS: OSX 10.10 64 bits or Windows 10 64 bits.
CPU: Intel Haswell to Skylake and Xeon v3.
RAM: 32 GB to 128 GB.
SSD: 10 GB to 100 GB.
Screen Resolution: 1920x1080 (HDTV) to 4096x3112 (4K).
Plug-in format support: VST2/AAX (Windows) and VST/AU/AAX (OSX).

To view difference between Nebula product line, see Nebula comparison table here: http://www.acustica-audio.com/index.php ... Itemid=267

3. Installation paths
Plug-in files and extra software files installation paths in OSX (paths are fixed)
VST 32 bits plug-ins folder path: Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica/
VST 64 bits plug-ins folder path: Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica64/
AU 32 bits plug-ins folder path: Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/Components/
AU 64 bits plug-ins folder path: Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/Components/
Plug-in support installation folder path: Mac HD/Library/Audio/Presets/AcusticaAudio/Nebula3/

Plug-in files and extra software files installation paths in Windows (paths are not fixed)
VST 32 bits plug-ins folder path: C:\VSTPlugins\Acustica\
VST 64 bits plug-ins folder path: C:\VSTPlugins\Acustica64\
AU 32 bits plug-ins folder path: N/A
AU 64 bits plug-ins folder path: N/A
Plug-in support installation folder path: C:\ProgramData\AcusticaAudio\NebulaTempRepository\

4. Install, upgrade and uninstall Nebula3 Free OSX
Nebula3 Free for OSX installers are built with Apple's installer application in PKG format and extension. All files will be installed in fixed paths and no authorization or personal key is need it for run this product.
Note that in download section you will find two different files marked with same version number to download; Due the constants change in lasted version of OSX, our current UI framework, VSTGUI4 framework, will not work in legacy OSX version like OSX 10.6. If you are using OSX 10.6 or 10.7 we recommend you to install setup marked as VSTGUI3.

Features:
- Complete free product, no limited test time.
- Include Acqua Core 5.
- Free libraries integrated with the installer.
- Nebula Server FREE integrated with the installer.
- No authorization need it.
- VSTGUI4 and VSTGUI3 UI framework available.
- 32 and 64 bits builds can coexist.
- Free customer and technical support.

Limitations:
- No emulation preset edit available.
- Limited library (Cross Platform Commercial Library will not work).
- Nebula3 Free can not coexist with commercial products.
- 3rd commercial libraries will not work.
- No NAT FREE available in OSX.
- Nebula Server FREE works only with Nebula3 Free.

4.1 Install Nebula3 FREE for OSX
4.1.1 Run installer marked as VSTGUI4 for OSX 10.8 to 10.10. For legacy OSX OSs run installer marked as VSTGUI3 installer.

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4.1.2 Click on Continue.

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4.1.3 Click on Continue.

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4.1.4 Click on Agree.

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4.1.5 Click on Install.

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4.1.6 Type your name and password. Click on Install Software.

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4.1.7 Click on Close.

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4.2 Update Nebula3 FREE for OSX
There is no update installer for Nebula3 Free for OSX. You might download and run the lasted setup version available in Dashboard, My Products - Downloads.

IMPORTANT: be careful, Nebula3 FREE OSX installer is only a setup; Nebula master page .XML files will be overwritten with factory default files, and for that reason we suggest to backup those files before update and reinstall it after update. If you have doubts, contact technical support first.

4.3 Uninstall Nebula3 FREE for OSX
There is no automatic uninstaller for Nebula3 FREE in OSX. You might perform uninstallation task manually.

- Delete 32 bits VST plug-in .VST and .XML file. Path: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica/.
- Delete 64 bits VST plug-in .VST and .XML file. Path: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica64/.
- Delete 32 and 64 bits AU plug-in .Component and .XML files in components folder. Path OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/Components/.
- Delete Plug-in support installation folder (AcusticaAudio folder in OSX). Path: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Presets/AcusticaAudio/.
- Delete NebulaServerMacFree. Path: Mac HD/Applications/.
- Delete Nebula framework. Path: OSX HD/Library/Frameworks/Nebula.framework/.*

* Do not delete Nebula.framework if you have also Acqua Effect plug-ins installed.

5. Install, upgrade and uninstall Nebula3 Free Windows
Nebula3 Free for Windows installers are built with NSIS installer application in EXE format and extension. Files will be installed in not fixed paths and no authorization or personal key is need it for run this product. 32 and 64 bits architecture version are in separated setup installers and if you need or want to use both architecture you might run both installers.

Features:
- Complete free product, no limited test time.
- Include Acqua Core 5.
- Free libraries integrated with the installer.
- Nebula Server FREE integrated with the installer.
- NAT FREE integrated with the installer.
- No authorization need it.
- 32 and 64 bits builds can coexist.
- Nebula3 Free can coexist with commercial products (you should use different paths).
- Free customer and technical support.

Limitations:
- No emulation preset edit available.
- Limited library (Cross Platform Commercial Library will not work).
- 3rd commercial libraries will not work.
- NAT FREE is 32 bits Windows application only.
- VSTGUI3 UI framework available only.
- Nebula Server FREE works only with Nebula3 Free.

5.1 Install Nebula3 FREE for Windows
5.1.1. Nebula Run installer (use run as administrator).

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5.1.2. Click on next.

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5.1.3. Accept the terms of the license agreement. Click on next.

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5.1.4. Select the VST plug-in folder path. Click on next.

Note:
VST 32 bits plug-ins folder path is C:\VSTPlugins\ and files are installed in C:\VSTPlugins\Acustica\.
VST 64 bits plug-ins folder path is C:\VSTPlugins\ and files are installed in C:\VSTPlugins\Acustica64\.

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5.1.5. Select the plug-in support installation folder path, this is the NebulaTempRepository. Click on Install.

Note:
Plug-in support installation folder path is C:\ProgramData\AcusticaAudio\NebulaTempRepository\ but you can also C:\NebulaTempRepository\.

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5.1.6. Click on finish.

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5.2 Update Nebula3 FREE for Windows
There is no update installer for Nebula3 Free for Windows. You might download and run the lasted setup available and introduce the same path used during the first time installation.

IMPORTANT: be careful, Nebula3 FREE Windows installer is only a setup; Nebula master page .XML files will be overwritten with factory default files, and for that reason we suggest to backup those files before update and reinstall it after update. If you have doubts, contact technical support first.

5.3 Uninstall Nebula3 FREE for Windows
For uninstall Nebua3 Free use standard Windows programs and features panel in control panel.

6. Install, upgrade and uninstall Nebula3 Pro OSX
Nebula3 Pro for OSX installers are built with Apple's installer application in PKG format and extension. All files will be installed in fixed paths and you must authorize and install your license for run this product.
Note that in download section you will find two different files marked with same version number to download; Due the constants change in lasted version of OSX, our current UI framework, VSTGUI4 framework, will not work in legacy OSX version like OSX 10.6. If you are using OSX 10.6 or OSX 10.7 we recommend you to install setup marked as VSTGUI3.

Features:
- Include Acqua Core 4.
- Cross Platform Commercial Library.
- 32 and 64 bits builds can coexist.
- VSTGUI4 and VSTGUI3 UI framework available.
- Challenge response online protection system (two computer per purchase).
- Free customer and technical support.

Limitations:
- Must be authorized correctly before use.
- Must be a proper personal key to work.
- No NAT3 in OSX.
- Can not coexist with Free products.
- Cross Platform Commercial Library is not integrated with installer (should be downloaded and installed separately).

6.1 Install Nebula3 Pro for OSX
6.1.1 Run marked as VSTGUI4 installer for OSX 10.8 to 10.10. For legacy OSX OSs run VSTGUI3 marked installer.

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6.1.2 Click on Continue.

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6.1.3 Click on Continue.

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6.1.4 Click on Agree.

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6.1.5 Click on Install.

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6.1.6 Type your name and password. Click on Install Software

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6.1.7 Click on Close.

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6.2 Update Nebula3 Pro for OSX
There is no update installer for Nebula3 Pro for OSX. You might download and run the lasted setup upgrade version available in Dashboard, My Products - Downloads.

IMPORTANT: be careful, Nebula3 Pro OSX installer is an integrated setup and update; Nebula master page .XML files and your personal key will be overwritten with factory default files, and for that reason we suggest to backup those files before update and reinstall after update. If you have doubts, contact technical support first.

6.3 Uninstall Nebula3 Pro for OSX
There is no automatic uninstaller for Nebula3 Pro in OSX. You might perform uninstallation task manually.

- Delete 32 bits VST plug-in .VST and .XML file. Path: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica.
- Delete 64 bits VST plug-in .VST and .XML file. Path: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica64.
- Delete 32 and 64 bits AU plug-in .Component and .XML files in components folder: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/Components.
- Delete Plug-in support installation folder (AcusticaAudio folder in OSX): OSX HD/Library/Audio/Presets/AcusticaAudio.
- Delete Nebula framework: OSX HD/Library/Frameworks/Nebula.framework.*
- Delete your audio host VST and Audio Unit plug-in cache. Open your audio host for re-scan.
- Repair permissions using OSX Disk Tool.

* Do not delete Nebula.framework if you have also Acqua Effect plug-ins installed.

7. Install upgrade and uninstall Nebula3 Pro Windows
Nebula3 Pro for Windows installers are built with NSIS installer application in EXE format and extension. Files will be installed in not fixed paths and you must authorize and install your license for run this product. 32 and 64 bits architecture version are in separated setup installer and if you need or want to use both architecture you might run both installers.

Note Nebula3 Pro NSIS installer EXE file are named as Setup and Upgrade. Setup install OS core files, plug-in files and demo key. Upgrade install only plug-in files.

IMPORTANT: If you run a Setup installer in already authorized computer you will need to re-install your current personal key in order to unlock your product. If you run a Setup installer in a new computer you must request a new personal key in order to authorize the new computer and unlock your product. Exchange or re-use personal key(s) from other computers or old computers will make your product to malfunction.

Features:
- Include Acqua Core 4.
- Cross Platform Commercial Library.
- NAT integrated in the installer (only in 32 bits Windows installer).
- 32 and 64 bits builds can coexist.
- Can coexist with Free products (you should use different paths).
- Challenge response online protection system (two computer per purchase).
- Free customer and technical support.

Limitations:
- Must be authorized correctly before use.
- Must be a proper personal key to work.
- NAT is 32 bits application only.
- VSTGUI3 UI framework available only.
- Cross Platform Commercial Library is not integrated with installer (should be downloaded and installed separately).

7.1 Install Nebula3 Pro for Windows
7.1.1. Nebula Run installer (use run as administrator).

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7.1.2. Click on next.

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7.1.3. Accept the terms of the license agreement. Click on next.

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7.1.4. Select the VST plug-in folder path. Click on next.

Note:
VST 32 bits plug-ins folder path is C:\VSTPlugins\ and files are installed in C:\VSTPlugins\Acustica\.
VST 64 bits plug-ins folder path is C:\VSTPlugins\ and files are installed in C:\VSTPlugins\Acustica64\.

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7.1.5. Select the plug-in support installation folder path, this is the NebulaTempRepository. Click on Install.

Note:
Plug-in support installation folder path is C:\ProgramData\AcusticaAudio\NebulaTempRepository\ but you can also C:\NebulaTempRepository\.

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7.1.6. Click on finish

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7.2 Update Nebula3 Pro for Windows
Nebula3 Pro update setup are named as upgrade in download section in your Dashboard. Updates will not install system files or demo key. You don't need to reinstall your personal key nor request a new one.

IMPORTANT: in order to avoid problems introduce the same paths used during the first time installation. If you have doubts, contact technical support first.

7.3 Uninstall Nebula3 Pro for Windows
For uninstall Nebua3 Pro use standard Windows programs and features panel in control panel.

8. Install, upgrade and uninstall Nebula3 Server OSX
Nebula3 Server for OSX installers are built with Apple's installer application in PKG format and extension. All files will be installed in fixed paths and you must authorize and install your license for run this product.
Note that in download section you will find two different files marked with same version number to download; Due the constants change in lasted version of OSX, our current UI framework, VSTGUI4 framework, will not work in legacy OSX version like OSX 10.6. If you are using OSX 10.6 or OSX 10.7 we recommend you to install setup marked as VSTGUI3.

Features:
- Include Acqua Core 6.
- Cross Platform Commercial Library.
- 32 and 64 bits builds can coexist.
- VSTGUI4 and VSTGUI3 UI Framework available.
- Challenge response online protection system (two computer per purchase).
- Include Nebula Server local and LAN stand alone application.
- Free customer and technical support.

Limitations:
- Must be authorization correctly before use.
- Must be a proper personal key to work.
- No NAT3 for OSX.
- Can not coexist with Free products.
- Cross Platform Commercial Library is not integrated with installer (should be downloaded and installed separately).

8.1 Install Nebula3 Server for OSX
8.1.1 Run marked as VSTGUI4 installer for OSX 10.8 to 10.10. For legacy OSX OSs run VSTGUI3 marked installer.

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8.1.2 Click on Continue.

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8.1.3 Click on Continue.

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8.1.4 Click on Agree.

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8.1.5 Click on Install.

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8.1.6 Type your name and password. Click on Install Software.

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8.1.7 Click on Close.

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8.2 Update Nebula3 Server for OSX
There is no update installer for Nebula3 Server for OSX. You might download and run the lasted setup upgrade version available in Dashboard, My Products - Downloads.

IMPORTANT: be careful, Nebula3 Server OSX installer is an integrated setup and update; Nebula master page .XML files and your personal key will be overwritten with factory default files, and for that reason we suggest to backup those files before update and reinstall after update. If you have doubts, contact technical support first.

8.3 Uninstall Nebula3 Server for OSX
There is no automatic uninstaller for Nebula3 Pro in OSX. You might perform uninstallation task manually.

- Delete 32 bits VST plug-in .VST and .XML file. Path: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica.
- Delete 64 bits VST plug-in .VST and .XML file. Path: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica64.
- Delete 32 and 64 bits AU plug-in .Component and .XML files in components folder: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/Components.
- Delete Plug-in support installation folder (AcusticaAudio folder in OSX): OSX HD/Library/Audio/Presets/AcusticaAudio.
- Delete Nebula framework: OSX HD/Library/Frameworks/Nebula.framework.*
- Delete your audio host VST and Audio Unit plug-in cache. Open your audio host for re-scan.
- Repair permissions using OSX Disk Tool.

* Do not delete Nebula.framework if you have also Acqua Effect plug-ins installed.

9. Install, upgrade and uninstall Nebula3 Windows
Nebula3 Server for Windows upgrade installer is built with NSIS installer application in EXE format and extension. Files will be installed in not fixed paths and you must authorize and install your license for run this product. 32 and 64 bits architecture version are in separated setup installer and if you need or want to use both architecture you might run both installers.

Features:
- Include Acqua Core 6.
- Cross Platform Commercial Library.
- NAT integrated in the installer (only in 32 bits Windows installer).
- 32 and 64 bits builds can coexist.
- Can coexist with Free products.
- VSTGUI4 and VSTGUI3 UI framework available.
- Challenge response online protection system (two computer per purchase).
- Include Nebula Server local and LAN stand alone application.
- Free customer and technical support.

Limitations:
- Must be authorized correctly before use.
- Must be a proper personal key to work.
- NAT is 32 bits application only.
- Cross Platform Commercial Library is not integrated with installer (should be downloaded and installed separately).

9.1 Install Nebula3 Server for Windows
There are no Nebula3 Server setup installer for Windows, you must install Nebula3 Pro setup first and then run Nebula3 Server upgrade (version update).

9.2 Update Nebula3 Server for Windows
Nebula3 Server update setup are named as upgrade in download section in your Dashboard. Updates will not install system files or demo key. You don't need to reinstall your personal key nor request a new one.

There are two upgrade available for Nebula3 Server with different VSTGUI UI framework version. Our current UI framework, VSTGUI4 framework, will not work in legacy Wdinows version like Windows XP. If you are using Windows XP we recommend you to install setup marked as VSTGUI3.

IMPORTANT: in order to avoid problems introduce the same paths used during the first time Nebula3 Pro nstallation. If you have doubts, contact technical support first.

9.2.1. Run Nebula3 Server upgrade (use run as administrator).

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9.2.2. Click on next.

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9.2.3. Accept the terms of the license agreement. Click on next.

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9.2.4. Select the VST plug-in folder path. Click on next.

Note:
VST 32 bits plug-ins folder path is C:\VSTPlugins\ and files are installed in C:\VSTPlugins\Acustica\.
VST 64 bits plug-ins folder path is C:\VSTPlugins\ and files are installed in C:\VSTPlugins\Acustica64\.

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9.2.5. Select the plug-in support installation folder path, this is the NebulaTempRepository. Click on Install.

Note:
Plug-in support installation folder path is C:\ProgramData\AcusticaAudio\NebulaTempRepository\ but you can also use C:\NebulaTempRepository\.

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9.2.6. Click on finish.

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9.3 Uninstall Nebula3 Server for Windows
For uninstall Nebua3 Server use standard Windows programs and features panel in control panel.
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