Kontakt 6.1.1 P2P/R4e is the best WIN Kontakt released in years.

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  1. The Pirate

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    I know I made a bold statement but it is true. All of you waiting for the next R2R release, there is no need to keep on waiting in anticipation of something that may never come , and that, after today, is not even necessary.
    To all of those having problems with non legit Kontakt installs, library adding and registration, the recently released Kontakt 6.1.1, and the "repack" generously provided by our brother @r4e, is the solution to all your problems.
    Regardless of whether you are running a previous version or do not have Kontakt installed, this release simplifies the whole process or fixes previous issues. It comes with a patched retail installer that automatically does everything for you as easy as it is possible. I tested it on several W7 and W 10. It works flawlessly.
    In the original release, the installation goes as follows:

    If you have a previous version of Kontakt 6 (Demo,Player, or Full) you don't need to run the Kontakt 6.1.0 Set up. Simply run the patcher or manually substitute each file with those in patch folder.

    If you don't have Kontakt installed or have any version of Kontakt 5 already installed. Run the Kontakt 6.1.0 Setup and when finished either run the patcher or manually substitute each file with those in patch folder.
    Note: Kontakt 5 and Kontakt 6 can coexist in the same system.They have different install paths. In fact, you need the Kontakt 5 for your old projects because the names are different. "Kontakt 5" and "Kontakt"


    The setup replaces the following files:
    Kontakt exe.
    Kontakt dll
    Kontakt aaxplugin

    It automatically adds an automatic registering tool in C;\Program Files\Common Files\Native Instruments\Kontakt\Add library. exe

    *You dont need to activate protected libraries. You only need to register using the Add libray. Batch mode is supported
    *You can edit patches of protected libraries
    *You can resave protected patches with samples
    *You can edit password-protected patches

    With @r4e repack the installation is simpler:

    1. Mount the image
    2. Install Kontakt 6.1.1 + the Add Library tool
    3. Enjoy

    Thanks to R4e for sharing "his" installer with all of us.:bow:

     
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  3. Xupito

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    The magic of @r4e with Kontakt is sublime. :beg:

    Also, it never hurts to have a X.1.1 version :wink:
     
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  4. Maani.58

    Maani.58 Newbie

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    Is there any chance to have this patch??
    Where is it??:dunno:
     
  5. The Pirate

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    @Sister
     
  6. Olymoon

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  7. kenny0000

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    Signup just to Plus 1 on this. Thanks!
     
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    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

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    Thank you for this info.
    Is it possible to keep an old version like 5.8 along of this one?
     
  9. The Pirate

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    Yes. 100%. They have different install paths. In fact, you need the Kontakt 5 for your old projects because the names are different. "Kontakt 5" and "Kontakt"
     
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  10. r4e

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    Yep, Kontakt 6 installs to ...\Program Files\Native Instruments\Kontakt 6
    and places a Kontakt.dll into the vst dirs besides Kontakt 4 & 5. Means you can have
    all 3 installed on the same system. Same applies to the other plugins like AAX.

    [​IMG]

    Btw. I didn't crack anything on the Kontakt release, I just repacked it to keep it easy.
    Am doing it that way since years to satisfy my own laziness of doing a hundred steps for every product.
    I just like it easy.
     
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  11. waverider

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    Thank you r4e. I'm not acquainted with non legit Kontakt installs much, so I am curious, what makes this better than previous versions?

    Also does this mean that a possible portable version, if it comes, will be of the same quality?
     
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    Your question is vague. Are you asking about installation process or the program itself?
     
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    To be honest I am not sure. I'm just curious about what made you praise this particular release in your first post and in the thread title.
    I've been under the impression that for a while Kontakt has been a hit or miss kind of thing. Sometimes people have had a good experience with it, but more often than not there's been a ton of minor or major issues. So I'm just curious.
     
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    I believe I already explained that within the body of the thread, but to elaborate let us go to the stating point in almost every software problem: the installation. Installation issues often arise as a result of user error. Everyone blames the developer but the majority of times is the user. Omnisphere is a perfect example. With Kontakt, members are constantly having problems with adding libraries, symlink installs blah blah, blah. This release solves all those issues. It does so automatically, and with very little input from user. Thus leaving almost no room for user error. Moreover, it is convenient. If you don't have Kontakt installed, you don't need to hunt for an earlier version. Everything you need is included. As to the app itself, read the release notes.https://www.native-instruments.com/...update-status-kontakt-6-current-6-1-1.336867/
     
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    Daskeladden Platinum Record

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    I uninstalled the symlink version and installed this. Seems to work fine
     
  16. waverider

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    Ah, thank you. That makes a lot of sense. Sounds great. Well, hopefully people will be able to add all libraries, which is the one big complaint I often hear in the forums. But I am very grateful to have this version, so thank you.
     
  17. The Pirate

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    That is correct. I know of several members that still use Kontakt 5.6 to add libraries in Kontakt 6. As long as there is no conflicting SNPID's adding libraries with this version is simple.:like:
     
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    I don"t for one minute believe this is better or even could be better than the portable (nb not symlink) version
     
  19. The Pirate

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    So why do you believe for even one minute that the portable is better?
     
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    i'm a little unclear. do i need both the p2p and the r4e downloads?
     
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    ... and has ever been. Even the "Symlink" versions worked fine. They had an external tool to add libs as well. The only problems were the several conflicting SNPIDs because of selfmade SNPIDs.
    Symlink installations weren't that bad. I always only copied the files by hand and never have had problems.
    The installation of 6.1 and 6.1.1 is easier of course for people who don't know much about file structure of Kontakt. So thank you to @r4e for his work

    He didn't say that.:no:
    He only says that the 6.1.1 version isn't better than the "portable" he uses what means equality :)
    If someone is liking portable apps more, that's most likely a matter of taste when it comes to installing the app. In no way is a portable app better in day to day usage because it's just the same program.
    What one can say pro portable is, that they don't need an installation and don't need to make much changes to the system itself.
    On the other hand apps that are made portable consume more room on the HDD and make a lot of duplicate files because the generate a encapsulated filesystem inside their path and need to copy all the files to this filesystem instead of using file that are already present in the system.

    Your post, if one reads it first, suggests there would be a whole new version of Kontakt that removes all prolems we have with older ones (... while you meant the installation process mostly.)
     
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