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Version 4.2.8., Vandermotten: The plugins don't work


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Hi Welshblue, I'm using free version 4.2.8. (Final 4.208.7276.37737) and I used the install program of Vandermotten. The DLLs are in the Effects folder.

The menue points of the effects are shown and I can use the dialogues to set options but at start nothing happens...

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It looks to me if dherr maybe hasn't unpacked the zip file first.

 

The Vandermotten pack comes in a zip file which has to be unpacked before you can install it.

 

Clicking on the zip file will usually just open it in Windows Explorer unless you have an integrated zip manager.

 

That shows you the contents and you may not realise it is not actually unpacked. Anwendung is German for Application and that is how Windows Explorer describes files like that when you use it to view the contents of a zip file. The point is it is not unzipped.

 

Use 7Zip or Windows built in unzipping tool to unpack it correctly to a new folder/desktop/wherever and then try running the installer.exe.

 

The DLL can be anywhere on the PC but best to leave it where it is.

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Maybe you all missed this vital piece of information:

12 hours ago, dherr said:

The menue points of the effects are shown and I can use the dialogues to set options but at start nothing happens...

 

Clearly the plugins are installed.

dherr's issue is something else.

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The accompanying installer.dll was not unpacked when the main installer.exe was launched - perhaps that is the explanation as to why the plugins are in the Effects folder but not working.

 

Nah, I was wrong :( - just tested it on a substituted in empty Effects folder and even if the installer was launched using Windows Explorer from inside the zipped file it still installs them correctly and they work*. Uninstall likewise.

 

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* All tested and function as intended (Win7 64bit PDN 4.1.5).

 

So, agreed, dherrs' problem must be something else. But what? Win10 + newer PDN version? Somebody should check that in the same way.

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Dear friends, thank you very much for the tipps and ideas in this cause.

Meanwhile I have deinstalled all, paint.net and the plugins, then reinstalled all and - it's working!!!

I don't know why it now works but it's a delight!

Have a nice weekend -

Dietrich

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