First I am not at all sure this is a Cubase problem? and am wondering if it is a BFD3 issue, but I will explain and hopefully someone can help
I needed to open a very old project, done in 7.5 from when I had BFD3, and it was in my template. I went to the project and rt clicked and said open in X
When I did this it went thru the load process and then a warning came up, something about the path to BFD3 could not be found, click OK to find it, and Cancel to continue
So I sold BFD3 literally 5 years ago, license, library, all of it. So its not on my system at all. However in VST/Plugins folder it still showed for some reason so I deleted it, and tried again
before I did that though when I hit cancel, it opened the project, but as soon as i clicked anywhere in the session the spinning wheel of death happened and i had to force quite cubase. No hard crash, no log window etc
so then I searched the VST plugin folder, deleted the BFD3 icon, then re scanned my plug in folder. I closed Cubase and re started it and tried again to open the project. This time a different window came up and says exactly
“The Plugin BFD3 could not be found for instrument track BFD3 02”
When I click ok, it freezes now and spinning wheel of death happens and it doesn’t even open the project.
So somehow BFD3, which was legally purchased and installed, then legally sold and deledted years ago is preventing me from getting back into the project. The funny thing is I didn’t even use BFD3 in that project, I used SD2 in it. BFD3 was just part of my old template.
I really would love to get back into this project because a friend and I decided to add some tracks to it to update it. HOwever now I am stuck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am on Cubase 10.0.30 on the latest Mojave on an Imac.