FL Studio not loading a VSTi plugin properly, need help

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LegendaryWang
 
Jul 18, 2010 (6:33)
Before I start, I want to say to please read this and not jump to conclusions on this being a problem with the specified VST plugin.

I have the latest version of FL Studio and one of my favorite free VST plugins in the world is Alieno, a funky cool alien synthesizer available for download here:
http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=329

I've been using this synth for a while now and never had any problems until recently (on occasion, it would cause FL Studio to crash but it was never something dramatic). Now the synthesizer seems to constantly crash on me and I have no idea why. First off, I have a GOOD SONG I was working on with this synthesizer and now when I try to load the project FL Studio stops it at 73% and says "FL Studio Engine Launcher has stopped working." I know there is the Image Line diagnostic tool to recover the project but the whole song revolved around this one synthesizer.
Not only this, but if I try to load Alieno into a project I've already saved and have been working on, the same thing happens again - FL studio Engine Launcher has stopped working. But wait, the story gets even weirder! Alieno loads perfectly fine on a new project with multiple instances of it open, but once I save the project and open it again it will not load at all.

Could someone help me figure out why this is happening all of a sudden and how I can fix it? Recently, I ran the FL Studio "Reset Settings" tool as the MIDI settings window kept popping up for some reason but it got rid of it. It seemed to start after doing that. I ran the "scan and verify" for the VST plugins and it finds the synth correctly but using it in projects is another story.
I just downloaded the newest version of the synth and installed the new version over the old thinking it was a corrupt and even tried the "landing edition" of alieno and it has the same problem! And now I can't load the synth into FL Studio at all!!

Yesterday, I re-installed FL Studio from scratch and it still didn't work. What is wrong with my FL Studio and why does it not want to load this synthesizer? Could it be a problem with the registry? How would I even fix that? I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit edition. And just so I don't have to wait for answers, here is the results of the FL Studio diagnostic:

Diagnostic
Version 1.3
This report was generated on 7/18/2010 at 12:30:07 AM



SUMMARY
This is the summary. The details for each test can be found further down.
FL Studio 9.1 was installed in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 9\"
No other instances were found
You have 7 registered FL plugins or tools
You are running Microsoft Windows Vista
4 ASIO devices were found
You have DirectX 9.0
5 DirectSound devices were found
You have 2 DXi softsynths and no DX effects installed
FL Studio will look for VST plugins in the following locations:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 9\Plugins\VST\"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VstPlugins\"
The program didn't look for VST plugins
No 3rd party applications that may interfere with FL were found
2 ReWire devices were found
2 MIDI inputs and 3 MIDI outputs were found
The Ogg Vorbis codec is installed and enabled
SoftVoice is installed
SUPPORT
If you need help with any aspect of FL Studio, try the following links:
FL website: www.flstudio.com
Technical issues (bugs): TechSupport forum
FL Studio community: Looptalk forum
Frequently asked questions: Knowledgebase
Registration problems: Support request
FL test results
1 installation of FL was found
1. FL Studio 9.1
Location: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 9\"
Username: "3A33323235323675707043657362786546"
VST plugins will be searched in:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 9\Plugins\VST\"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VstPlugins\"
Audio device:
Audio buffer size: 1000ms
Audio sample rate: -1Hz
Interpolation method: Linear

FL will use the slicer tool located at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 9\System\Tools\BeatSlicer\zx_bs_d.exe"
You have 7 registered FL plugins or tools
[31020] FL Studio Producer Edition
[37030] SoundFont Player
[37040] Sytrus FM Synth
[37050] VideoPlayer
[37060] FL Studio XXL Box v6.0
[39030] Maximus
[80101] Generic Sample CD
System test results
You are running Microsoft Windows Vista, version 6.1 (64bit)
You don't have a servicepack installed
Windows is installed in "C:\windows\"
The program files location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\"
The default browser appears to be "C:\Users\SedativeCHUNK\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
Your system has 8 processors
The cpu is a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz running at 1596MHz
Instruction support: FPU CMOV SSE SSE2 SSE3 x64 DAZ
You have 4084MB physical and 2048MB virtual memory
You have 1 monitor set to 32bit color for a desktop resolution of 1680x945 pixels
The video card is "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"
You have administrator privileges

3rd party software
No 3rd party applications that may interfere with FL were found

DirectX test results
You have DirectX 9.0 installed
DirectX reported version 4.09.00.0904
You have 5 DirectSound devices
Primary Sound Driver
Speakers (Conexant Pebble High Definition SmartAudio)
Line Out (Rig Kontrol 3 WDM Audio)
SPDIF Interface (Conexant Pebble High Definition SmartAudio)
Speakers (2- USB Audio CODEC )
You have 2 DXi softsynths and no DX effects installed
Name
Kind
I/O
IL FL Studio DXi
synth (DXi)
IL Multi FL Studio DXi
synth (DXi)

ASIO test results
4 ASIO devices were found
1. ASIO4ALL v2
It has 0 input channels and 0 output channels
The following samplerates are supported:
2. GuitarRig Mobile I/O
It has 0 input channels and 0 output channels
The following samplerates are supported:
3. Rig Kontrol 3
It has 0 input channels and 0 output channels
The following samplerates are supported:
4. Session I/O
It has 0 input channels and 0 output channels
The following samplerates are supported:

VST test results
Global VST path: C:\Program Files (x86)\VstPlugins
The program didn't look for VST plugins

ReWire test results
ReWire uses ReWire.dll with version 1.5.2.89
2 ReWire devices were found
1. ASIO4ALL ReWire Input
2. FL Studio

MIDI test results
2 MIDI inputs and 3 MIDI outputs were found
Inputs
UM-1G
Rig Kontrol 3 MIDI In

Outputs
Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth
UM-1G
Rig Kontrol 3 MIDI Out

Diagnostic Copyright © 2003-2007 Image-Line bvba. All rights reserved.



Maybe that can get me some answers. I chose to do a full report but every time it says "the program didn't look for VST plugins." Can one of the pro's with FL Studio help me get this synthesizer working again? Thanks.

vic
 
Jul 18, 2010 (11:31)
Please follow the advice here about fixing cras...

LegendaryWang
 
Jul 19, 2010 (5:11)
vic wrote:Please follow the advice here about f...

LegendaryWang
 
Jul 19, 2010 (5:39)
Ok well I pretty much tried everything in that ...

LegendaryWang
 
Jul 19, 2010 (6:13)
Here's something I didn't see in the manual I d...

reflex
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