Problem: A rack file once worked perfectly on your PC, but now it doesn't, or you've moved it to another PC and it doesn't work.
Use a configuration manifest to help diagnose the changes in your setup that may be affecting your Forte rig. Here's how:
Once your rack is working the way you want it to, select the new Tools menu item "Create Installation/Configuration Manifest". Answer "Yes" when asked to embed the manifest in your rack file. The next time you save your rack file, the manifest will be contained within it.
|•||A manifest is a snapshot of your configuration containing:|
|•||A record of every DLL module (VST plugins, ASIO drivers, Windows components, 3rd party components) and its version|
|•||Key configuration settings from OPTION.INI|
When you have a problem, select the new Tools menu item "Validate Against Manifest" to create a difference report in your Windows clipboard. This can then be pasted into Notepad or other text editor to view. The difference report contains:
|•||A list of manifest items missing from the current configuration (e.g. DLLs)|
|•||A list of manifest items in your current configuration that are not in the manifest|
|•||Any manifest items that are different (e.g. DLL versions are different)|
You may also copy the embedded manifest to the clipboard for examination with Tools|Copy Manifest to Clipboard, and delete the current manifest with Tools|Clear Manifest.