OK - I know both in the MM Forums and the Northernsounds forums this has been gone over and over. Sorry, here is MY problem.
I completely un-installed everything relating to GPO (all versions!) and Finale 2007c. I could never get the full version of GPO to work with Finale 2007c anyway.
OK, moving ahead... I just purchased and installed Finale 2008. I then re-installed GPO - did all of the available updates, etc.
Finale 2008 will only play the Garritan Instruments for Finale. However, when the Kotakt Player (2.2.2.001) is opened through Finale - both versions show up. (Finale's streamlined version and my full version).
I am selecting the sound sources from the #9 NOTATION files. I just can't get Finale to play the sounds from the NOTATION file of the Full Version.
Then I get this error message in Finale - "missing requested plugin: Finale GPO for Bank #1"
I have copied the GPO version of Kontakyplayer2.dll into the FinaleVST folder just to make sure. Have followed other suggestions including the "gpofullinstrument2.txt" file.
The files show up - they just don't play! Any other leads or clues. I know some of you have the two programs up and running together - so again, I must be missing something.