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    Default ACP Planner Integration with Starry Night

    Hi,

    I have been using ACP Planner with Starry Night for years. Suddenly after a Starry Night Update, planner no longer is an option. Any tricks for getting it back? When I right click on an object, the option to add the object to a plan is gone.

    Thanks for any ideas.

    Paul

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    I believe the plugin is still valid, however I don't have Starry Night latest here. They are definitely still going great guns - I had a teleconference with four of their people including the CEO just a few weeks ago, and saw them at NEAF. The plugin location may have changed, or the installation of the update may have wiped out Planner's plugin. You could re-run the Planner installer and see if that restores it. If not you might want to call them and ask.
    -- Bob

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    Paul,

    Take a look at my response to a January thread on this topic:

    The plugin works in SN8 but takes a bit of work to get it recognized by SN8. ACPPlan.plug needs to be copied to the SN8 plugin folder, then make a copy of ACPPLAN.plug and rename it ACPPlan_Win32.plug and place it in the SN8 plugin folder also. That should get everything working as it did in SN7.

    Geoff

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    Thank you Geoff!!! I really appreciate it. I wrote that plugin sooooooo long ago!
    -- Bob

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    Geoff. Thanks very much! That did the trick even though I am running version7.6.6!

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    YAY!! Thanks from me too Geoff. Next time I'll go to this post when I need to know.
    -- Bob

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    Hi

    I have Starry Night 8 and have just installed ACP Expert including planner and scheduler.
    However, there is no integration of Planner with Starry Night and I can't find the ACPPlan.plug file anywhere on my system.
    Is there something specific required to install that plugin?

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    Default Installing and moving the ACPPlan.plug file to the correct location for SN8

    Hi Andrew

    I think this might be because the name and location of the plug-in folder has changed in SN8 but Bob's installer still tries to write to the location of Starry Night 6's plug-in folder, which no longer exists, and Windows security prevents the creation of a new folder at the old location.

    You can try this workaround, it is a bit clunky but will get you the ACPPlan.plug file on to your desktop and then you can move it to the appropriate folder in SN8.

    1. Download the free MSI viewer from Microsoft Store:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/ms...ot:overviewtab

    2. Open MSI viewer and click "Choose" at the top right of the window.

    3. Navigate to the location of your ACP Planner installer file: ACPPlanner-4.2a-Setup.msi and click "Open"

    4. Scroll down the file list, select "ACPPlan.plug" the directory shown currently is SourceDir\Starry Night 6 Folder\Sky Data\Plug-ins.

    5. Click the "Extract" button at the bottom right of the window then navigate to your desktop and create a temporary folder there and then "Choose" to extract the ACPPlan.plug file.

    6. Open your temporary folder and inside you will find a sub-directory called "SourceDir" open that directory to find a sub-directory called "Starry Night 6 Folder", open that directory to find a sub-directory called "SkyData", open that directory to find a sub-directory called "Plug-ins" and there finally you will find "ACPPlan.plug".

    7. Move that file "ACPPlan.plug to the SN8 Plug-ins folder.

    I can't help with the SN8 bit as I don't have a copy but hopefully that part should be described in the SN8 help, if you get stuck post a reply and hopefully some other user here will be able to help with that bit.

    If you can't obtain the plug-in using Microsoft's free MSI viewer then I could put a copy of the plug-in in my dropbox and post you a link via PM but I would prefer that you try the MSI viewer first as you can be sure that the file is virus free when sourced from your own ACP Planner installer.

    Let us know if that works for you.

    HTH

    William.
    Last edited by William Bristow; Nov 27, 2020 at 10:12. Reason: spelling

 

 

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