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Edit List of Installed Organs?

PostMon Apr 12, 2021 1:22 pm

I have been part of beta testing of some organs which were subsequently released in final versions. I've noticed that the list of installed organs available to load includes these earlier versions, but it appears that the ODF and cache files are just for the latest versions.
If I try to uninstall the beta versions, is there a risk that this will trash the installed ODF and cache files? Is there a way to edit the list of available organs?

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Re: Edit List of Installed Organs?

PostMon Apr 12, 2021 1:45 pm

Hello Ray,

First of all, for good measure, use 'File | Backup ...' to ensure that there would be no possibility of permanently losing any organ settings or combinations. Then:

Via 'File | Un-install ...' there are two types of relevant objects:

- Objects prefixed with 'Organ', which are organ definition files. If you un-install one of those, it won't un-install any others. However, if several differently-named organ definitions all used the same internal OrganID (as may have been the case with multiple versions of the same set during development and beta testing of the sample set) then when you un-install the organ definition it will delete the sample set data cache for that OrganID, which would mean that any other organ definitions that used the same OrganID would need to re-generate the cache when next loaded. (That's harmless, but slow.) Also when you un-install an organ definition, Hauptwerk will ask you whether to delete the settings and combinations for that organ (OrganID). You would certainly want to say 'no' to that in this case.

- Objects prefixed with 'Data', which are packages of audio sample files (and maybe images and other related files). It is only possible to have one version of any given package (InstallationPackageID) installed at a time anyway.
Best regards, Martin.
Hauptwerk software designer/developer, Milan Digital Audio.

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