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Using a VM to run older products that are not supported in Mac OS 10.14

Discussion in 'Discontinued Products' started by the_theoretician, Oct 13, 2019 at 1:52 AM.

  1. the_theoretician

    the_theoretician NI Product Owner


    I have some old cubase projects that use old versions of Absynth and Battery (Absynth 4 and Battery 3). I have licenses for those products and I have legal disk images, but these plugins do not run on current versions of Mac OS -- I have to go back to 10.10 to get them to work.

    Has anyone had any luck running a VM, such as VMware Fusion, on your Mac, and inside the VM running an old enough version of Mac OS that you can then run the plugins? The part of it that I'm wondering about is the audio. Most VM users are not super interested in audio. For that reason, companies like VMware might not bother supporting connecting the VM to the host machine's audio card.

    Has anyone successfully done this?