You’re right actually – when I go through my plugin list (Devices --> Plug-In Information), the plugins that have 2 slashes are not only VST 2.x, but also 32 bit.
I seem to recall from another thread that Cubase 64 won’t acknowledge 32 bit VST3’s, only 32 bit VST2’s…so I think the summary goes something like this:
3 slashes = VST3 (and by implication 64 bit if running Cubase x64)
2 slashes = 32 bit (and by implication VST2 if running Cubase x64)
No slashes = 64 bit and VST2
Does that sound right? It seems a weird interrelationship.
So to answer your second question White Knight, the version of Vienna Ensemble Pro with the 3 slashes should be both VST3 and 64 bit…
Now here comes a mod to tell us we’re all wrong…!