So I'm planning how to build my LAN. I have three machines. It's a given that I will be spreading the Vienna Instruments across all three, because I write most often for orchestra. Then I'll be installing Kontakt on two of them, and a whole bunch of Kontakt Player instruments, which I hope have no issue playing at the same time as the Vienna Instruments (if anyone knows different, please let me know).
The bit that is giving me the most trouble is whether to install Gigastudio. It would be on one of my slave machines, running within Gigawrapper, and with FX-Teleport sending the MIDI information to it. I haven't used Gigawrapper in a long time (I've been using Gigateleport, but this won't sit on the same machine as FX-Teleport, so I've got to drop it), but my memory of it is that I never managed to get it running without extremely frequent crashes. I tried installing it last night (albeit in demo mode) on my laptop, and couldn't get as far as loading an instrument without seeing a BSOD. Giga showed about 106% CPU useage just to sit there, and 3700% when I started loading an instrument. I'm thinking if I can't get this to work just by itself, then it's going to give me tonnes more angst when I try it on a machine with other samplers and players.
I only have a few Giga-specific libraries, but a couple of them are quite heavily Giga-specific, and probably wouldn't convert well into anything else(VOTA, which has the word-building utility, and the 7Cs piano, which I think uses some fairly specific programming). I definitely can't afford to give Giga it's own dedicated machine.
So I guess I'm asking whether anyone has completely hassle free experience of running GS inside GVA, on the same machine as Vienna Instruments (preferably at the same time, but even just having them successfully installed on the same machine, and working with a lot of bouncing down, would be a reasonable compromise)? Or should I just convert the simpler Giga libraries and ditch the others?