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    GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    The GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update is available from NI and is causing some unforseen problems with the installation and usage. I have put together a step by step Howto to try and deal with the authorisation and installation of the update.

    The Howto / tutorial is can now be found here:

    http://www.garritan.com/Kontakt2PlayerUpdate.html

    http://www.craysystems.com/kontakt/

    And the same information on the Garritan Knowledge Base

    http://www.garritan.com/faq/

    The Howto uses the Windows version for the installation example but it should be similar for Mac users.

    The Howto is organised in three sections;

    Installation
    Getting it to work
    Using it

    If you continue to experience problems getting your Player Update to work please PM or email me.

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    Re: GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    Thanks for doing this Tony. This was very helpful and well done!
    Regards, John

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    Re: GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    ok, this may sound silly, but...

    I use both Finale 2006 and Finale 2007.
    I have full GPO, and normally just use the old Kontact Player that came with GPO when I installed it, in both Finale 2006 and 2007.
    I know there's a different player for Finale 2007's "finale-version GPO" - the Kontact Player 2.

    If I DL this update will I still keep the old player?
    I WANT and NEED to keep the old player.. because if the new one screws up I'm toast.

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    Let me add my thanks as well. Although I thought I had followed the instructions from NI correctly, the little batch file did the trick for me. Running fine now.
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    Re: GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    Please read also this other thread (about cohabiting GPO version 1 and the new KP2)...

    http://northernsounds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52589

    (still awaiting an ideal solution, but there are at least workarounds )
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    Re: GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    Quote Originally Posted by vic_france
    Please read also this other thread (about cohabiting GPO version 1 and the new KP2)...
    Vic,

    I have a call into Native Instruments to see if they have any ideas. It may be that NI did not have cohabitation in mind with the two players. We're working on it and will try our best to find a solution.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    Thanks Gary.
    They do cohabit, but, at the moment, the large .nks files have to be copied into the new folder. All that is needed is for K2 Player (and Kontakt 2) to recognize aliases (shortcuts) of the original .nks files (and so, economize 1.8GB of disk space!).

    The other good news is that that Glissando Harps are working correctly again!
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    Re: GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    Quote Originally Posted by vic_france
    Thanks Gary.
    They do cohabit, but, at the moment, the large .nks files have to be copied into the new folder. All that is needed is for K2 Player (and Kontakt 2) to recognize aliases (shortcuts) of the original .nks files (and so, economize 1.8GB of disk space!).
    Although they cohabitate they do not like sharing. Those jealous players Is there no option to "Find Samples" and point the old player to the nks files in the new folder?

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    Re: GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    Although they cohabitate they do not like sharing.
    Like Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in software!
    Is there no option to "Find Samples" and point the old player to the nks files in the new folder?
    Yes indeed. But then one would have to resave all the original GPO Instruments !
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    Re: GPO Kontakt 2 Player Update issues & Howto

    I'm confused

    Is this update for those who use GPO as a standalone?

    I work entirely through Finale and Sonar 6, should I still update or do these have to use their own versions of the player?

    Thanks.
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