Software developer post.
This is mostly from the HSSE3 installer using an instruction that crashes it. It’s related to compatibility and dropping VST2 support for Mac, see related thread (apparently I can’t link even internal forum URLs, but it has title cubase-12-and-vst2-support and number 748993.)
My thought is that it’s completely unnecessary to use an instruction with poor backwards compatibility for an installer. It’s either on purpose or by mistake from the devs. Either way it’s just a click on a compiler flag away to let an installer finish its job of decompressing files onto an SSD.
Now the backstory: I bought a Yamaha MG16XU mixer which I’m happy with, and one of my subs on Youtube tipped me off to a free VST3i, but without HSSE3, my DAWs can’t use it. They use VST3s just fine.
I mean it’s not a big deal, I’ll live without a single free instrument. But Steinberg could have had HSSE3installed on my computer in case I was offered an instrument for purchase in future.
Some of us have also invested time and money into a rig with several years of content we can’t discard for the sake of one purveyor, which then risks customers discarding incompatible purveyors instead.