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Boone777
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Postby Boone777; Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:36 am Can't load samples in Black Magic no exec file

Hello ! I'm trying to install Black Magic. I tried various things but it's not working. Also in the manual it says:
The second part is to install the Samples and Kits which is simply a case of running the provided installer and selecting the location where you would like to install

I have no executable files in my download from my account only 2 rar files although it is showing .exe in my account:

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When extracted there are the DLLs, samples, kits, etc. but no .exe file in the archive.

So I tried this procedure instead that I found here on the forum :

Easiest way is to uninstall the BM Sample Content and then re-install to your desired location :)

Or to do it manually:

find the following file on the root of C:

C:\HGSounds_Black_Magic.txt

Open in notepad. Inside there is the path to the samples location etc... So if you move all the BM related stuff to a location elsewhere on your hard drive you can manually edit the path here.

Hope that helps!


The only file that I found on my C: is located there:
C:\Users\Boone\AppData\Local\VirtualStore

I tried to change the location in the .txt file with many different combination of how the folders were extracted in my plugin directory.

The DLLs work find in Reaper I can open the plugin but can't locate the sounds as there is no path to direct to in the plugin AFAIK.

What am I missing ? Am I supposed to have some .exe in my download ?
Win 7, 64Bit, 16 Gig RAM, Intel i7 Quad 3.9, Reaper 5.62, Steinberg MR816x
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Postby Astralp; Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:50 am Re: Can't load samples in Black Magic no exec file

The samples should be a Rar installer (.exe) that automatically put the files where they need to be?

The important thing is that the C:\HGSounds_Black_Magic.txt exists as this holds the path to the samples, if it isn't installing find it in the rar and extract to c:\

Next open it in a text editor and you will see that it currently points to something like c:\HGSounds\Black Magic Kits\

put the samples wherever you want and change this line to the location you have placed them.

I hope that helps :)
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Postby Astralp; Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:54 am Re: Can't load samples in Black Magic no exec file

Alternately here is the file that needs to be in the root of C

HGSounds_Black_Magic.zip
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Boone777
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Postby Boone777; Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:06 pm Re: Can't load samples in Black Magic no exec file

Astralp wrote:The samples should be a Rar installer (.exe) that automatically put the files where they need to be?

The important thing is that the C:\HGSounds_Black_Magic.txt exists as this holds the path to the samples, if it isn't installing find it in the rar and extract to c:\

Next open it in a text editor and you will see that it currently points to something like c:\HGSounds\Black Magic Kits\

put the samples wherever you want and change this line to the location you have placed them.

I hope that helps :)


To my knowledge a rar file is an archive wich can't be executed. Or you saying that when I unrar it should 'execute' something ?? I don't get it.

These are the files once extracted:
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Postby Boone777; Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:12 pm Re: Can't load samples in Black Magic no exec file

My C: Drive looks like this:

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In the text file on the C: drive I point to the kits like you said:

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Should'nt the text file be in another folder ? It kinda weird being there on the top root structure of the C: drive.
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Postby Astralp; Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:18 pm Re: Can't load samples in Black Magic no exec file

It should be:

D:\plugins\Home Grown Sounds\BlackMagic\HGSounds\
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Postby Boone777; Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:27 pm Re: Can't load samples in Black Magic no exec file

Thanks it's working now.
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