The Forte installer is a single installer package that can install Forte in either 32 bit or 64 bit mode, and run in Trial Mode (no license), Performer mode, or Producer mode.




Run the Installer

Accept the license agreement.  If you cannot agree to the license terms, select "I do not accept the agreement" and the installation will stop.
Select 32 bit or 64 bit install.  Forte 64 bit can only use 64 bit MIDI and audio drivers and 64 bit plugins.  Likewise, 32 bit Forte can only use 32 bit MIDI and audio drivers and 32 bit plugins.  A plugin called "jBridge" (available from another vendor) can be used to run 64 pit plugins in 32 bit Forte and vice-versa. Note that you can run the installer twice and install both 32 and 64 bit versions on your computer.
Select Program Installation Folder
Select Program Shortcut options
Additional Options
o Create Desktop Icon
o Create Quick Launch Icon
o Delete existing configuration files
o Migrate MIDI presets and plugin cache from Forte 3


When is license information required?

Forte 3 required license information during the installer.  Forte 4 prompts for license information when it is run.

What Configuration is Shared between 32 bit and 64 bit versions?

Forte 32 bit and 64 bit use the same configuration files, meaning that configuration changes in 32 bit will also affect the 64 bit installation (they share the same OPTIONS.INI file).  However, the plugin cache for each is separate.  Forte 32 bit uses a cache file called PLUGINS.XML and the 64 bit version uses PLUGINS64.XML.

What Configuration is Shared between Forte 4 and Forte 3/2?

Nothing in the configuration directory is shared.  Forte 4 uses a "Forte 4" folder in the application data directory to store options and plugin cache.