Blacklisted plugin FX in cubase 9, wont open in 8 either.


I’m hoping someone can help me figure this out. I had to open an old session in 9 but found that a few of my plugins wont work in 9 as it is wont open anything 32bit ( as i understand).

So I opened the session in a previous version of cubase 8.5 and a couple worked, but one in particular still shows as “missing FX” in the Plugin Manager.
Double checked and the .vst files are in the right folder, Plugins>vst (MAC). I’ve refreshed, deleted and reinstalled the files. Still nothing.

Is there anything I can do to get cubase to see this “missing fx” plugin? There’s pretty much no way I can duplicate the sound with a different plugin.

The plugin in question is Virtual Guitarist 2. Particularly the FX plugin