VMX Dark Edition now allows you to configure a location for your Music Packs & Voice Expansions, this will provide a folder called ‘VMX_Packs’ just let you get by default within VoiceAttack/Sounds/VMX_Packs location but using the new interactive Configuration Options you may configure a new location on any other location, partition or drive. A new location for playlists can also be configured using the same Configuration Options system, this is discussed in the next help article. The process is simple, first ensure VMX is loaded with VoiceAttack in Administrator mode, then:
Step 1) Open a location using Windows’ File Explorer in the folder location you’d like to store ‘VMX_Packs’, so let’s say I wanted to store my packs in D:/VMX_Packs I would open File Explorer simply to D:/ (no need to create a folder called ‘VMX_Packs) like so:
Now right click over the location address (where it says ‘This PC > Games(D:) and select ‘Copy address as text’. This copies the location to the clipboard.
Step 2) Say “enable configuration options”. Unity will then ask you which you wish to configure, music pack & voice location (VMX_Packs) or user playlists (usually held in Windows music folder. Say option “1” when when asked. This will open a GUI dialogue box to paste (using CTRL V or Right click ‘Paste’) your desired location into. The dialogue will look like this:
Again, a reminder, do not manually add ‘VMX_Packs’ to the path address! VMX will auto create this folder and configure it to be ready for you!
Click ‘OK’ when done. The ‘VMX_Packs’ folder should appear and be ready for use, you will need to restart VMX for the changes to take effect, but you may add packs immediately if you wish, they just won’t be used until after a restart.
Resetting Pack locations back to default:
Very straightforward. This time say “disable configuration options”, if you wish to revert music packs and voice expansions (VMX_Packs) back to VoiceAttack/Sounds/VMX_Packs location, again, choose option 1 by saying “1” when prompted. You may also say “2” to return playlists back to default Windows music folder or even “both” to revert both playlists and music packs/voice expansions back to default.
Additional info & troubleshooting:
A few brief notes on this feature. VMX will perform some basic checks to ensure that your desired location is valid. It’s important to be aware that not every location in Windows is writable, even if the path is valid. Areas within Program files (x86) for example may not give write access, or you may be using encryption or security software of some type which will restrict access. In these cases you will receive an error from VMX telling you there was an error trying to write to the location. In most cases this will simply be because you’ve entered an invalid location (which is why I recommend the copy/paste method to minimise the chance of this happening).
If you change your mind mid process, you can of course click ‘Cancel’ in the GUI dialogue box, you may also say “Exit” to dismiss the dialogue box and end the interactive process.