elam- yes there are small quirks like this which- just imagine if you are developing a whole set and trying to customize all this stuff how much more tricky it is to get it right a lot of trial and error.
as far as the categories thing, i've never had issues with category re-naming just flat out not working, but G has told me that i should only use 3 letters. as you may know, a lot of my older releases used (and some still do) more than 3. i've been going back and updating most of my stuff with that being one thing i'm doing, going down to 3 or less letters. also you should make sure that they are uppercase. sure lowercase and over 3 characters can work, but g says it's unsupported, so maybe it could end up causing problems somewhere else. i just play it safe.
on the other hand i really think a 3 character limit here is pretty constricting. like with my stuff i have big sets, and i NEED to keep 96khz set separate from 44k. i spent time thinking on how to do this, they obviously need different named categories. so i just use a * to denote 44khz. now i'm down to 2 characters to describe something like 'Tube FM 2'.
it seems kind of antiquated. the dictionary is great and all, but that file is to be shared amongst everyone. it can be updated by acustica and/or end users. i see that leading to conflicts. when developers are limited to 3 characters, there are only going to be so many combinations... they are going to run out.
also i don't have any way to alter the 'official' dictionary to add in there that now i want 't2' to be 'tube fm 2' and 't2*' to be 'tube fm 2 44khz'.
but this is all besides elam's actual problem, i guess i just took an opportunity to point out something i see as a small issue.
Yours can become problematic if not anticipated by AA ... 3rd party devs. seems to be a growing community.It's like when countries have to switch to "more figures in their telephone numbers because they have to fit more and more users".
As far as my problem it's minor.So I don't put useless pressure on Giancarlo.(I recently read the thread on GS and it was good to see him come back to the fundamentals and ... the Nebula manifest).
Speaking of that : G.you got balls my man.You said what you think and fight for it.Few software devs. dare to do that.Respect signore.
I'm just surprise that a lot of people read this thread and not a lot of them report a similar issues out of Sneaky ...??
Here is a workaround for those who need it (PC only) :
On my system NAT 1.3.492 to 1.3.499x is working (as I want/need).So I made copy of the "nat" folder (in the Neb.repository) I installed the new 1.3.504 (and the NAT equivalent) version of Nebula to be able to use the internal HPF and the Gdrive. When I need to rename/re-categorize anything I switch my working NAT folder with the last one.Do my thing.And reverse it when I'm done.
But watch out it's "UNSUPPORTED by elam and Acustica Audio"
i was and still do get nat crashing a lot upon moving or resizing any window after opening nat. a little error message window pops up, i forget what it says. you click ok and nat goes away.
don't click ok. just drag that window/box that pops up (with the error message) out of the way. you can still use nat, as much as you want after this. at least, i can on my system (winxp sp2). yes its annoying, but it works at least!
mathias wrote: However, if I FIRST load in a NEB instance BEFORE moving the main NAT screen, that does seem to work better.
yeah, the problem has something to do with Neb. i found out that if i went to where you tell NAT where your Neb instance is in the setup/settings, and lie to it, get it to not have access to Neb, the problem seems to go away. but then you lose some abilities (but i don't think any of them are important, can't remember).
Category rename is an official and supported NAT feature. Your issue will be fixed ASAP.
Patch feature is unofficial and unsupported NAT feature for customers is only supported for 3rd developers in NAT platinum. We have enabled this feature in NAT3 due some developers will take some time in update theirs libraries with the new Nebula, GDRIVE and internal side chain features.
Enrique Silveti. Acustica Audio customer and technical support.