With regard to GDRIVE, how do you actually patch the program files? I have NAT and have downloaded the preamp and compressor "patches" that Giancarlo posted.
I understand how to get the .n2p files into NAT and backing up your program folder etc. Just puzzled about the actual patching process itself.
Any help or a pointer to a relevant post would be much appreciated.
After you get the n2p files into NAT, click on patch, navigate to wherever you have put the patch script, and click save. Make sure to back up your n2p files before you start! Here is the text that was passed on to me. It's easy, have fun.
"Before doing a whole bunch simultaneously, Giancarlo recommends to try one program of a library first. The first step would be to make a test program. You'll have to fire up Nebula and select a preset of the library you want patched. In the MAST page change both the preset name and the file name! (click on the name with the mouse and you can type, the file name is a couple of lines below the name on the same page). After renaming the preset, a 'save as' box will appear. Press that . Now you're ready to patch this new preset in NAT. After confirming it works, you can delete the test preset. Then it's back to NAT, select the programs you want patched from the library, and patch them all at once (or, if you want keep the unpatched programs, you'll have to rename all of the programs you want patched, and patch those, this is a lot more work of course). Done!, repeat these steps for all your libraries and don't forget to backup all your n2p files first!"
dpclarkson wrote:tonedeaf, you'll need a windows installation to run NAT on, unfortunately the sampler isn't available for osx yet. Vmware is a good option for such tasks. Don't know about Crossover, though.
thanks for the reply, so after I run NAT on windows I can pot it back to use on the mac's plugin??? or its totally impossible to use this "upgrade" on mac? sorry for the double post above
Just to clarify again, so if I have a windows partition in my Mac, I can run NAT on it, after I patch the programs I can copy them back into the Mac side and use them? Or it's totally not possible? Thanks everyone...
tonedeaf wrote:Just to clarify again, so if I have a windows partition in my Mac, I can run NAT on it, after I patch the programs I can copy them back into the Mac side and use them? Or it's totally not possible? Thanks everyone...
yes, that should work. i have encountered some kind of bug here though. i did an update for my cassette deck 1 set, which only renamed the programs to a nicer name scheme. for some reason that updated version doesn't work on mac. i checked and re-checked and the only difference was the names.
that may or may not happen to you- point is BACK UP your n2ps first.
Richie - in your instructions you mention "once you get the .n2p files into NAT click patch....." Everything makes complete sense; the only problem is that I can't see a "patch" button anywhere (screenshot enclosed).
Please help me to work out whether I am a)blind, b) an ignoramus or c)both