Ok .. I give up struggling and have come here sheepishly to try to find help.
My copy of Finale 2006 arrived this morning and I have spent the best part of the day trying to get this to work with my full GPO. I have read endlessly the helpful comments and advice in the sticky threads but still no success. I believe the answer is staring me in the face and I am missing something so obvious it'll probably leap off the page and drag me into the computer if I don't sort it soon.
After a while I decided to start with a clean slate: I uninstalled my old copy of Finale and my GPO. I then reinstalled my 4 discs of my original GPO, then reinstalled my Finale 2006 then installed the updated GPO file (v22.214.171.124). After this I double checked that the file PersonalOrchestraVST.dll was in my Finale 2006 VST folder. When I opened one of my Finale files everything seemed to be there in Studio view ... but there is no sound when the file plays. When I change the Midi setup to SmartMusic SoftSynth .. the file plays.
Can anyone help with this please.
(1) Any ideas of what I need to do to get Finale to play my file through my full version of GPO.
(2) When it eventually does play, how can I check that my Finale 2006 is set up to play my full version of GPO and not the version bundled with Final 2006.