My effects are missing!

Yes. We got a bit ahead of ourselves while we were cleaning up old code. Since version 6.1.3, we don't install an extra bit of software on the PC version. We've now found out that this means that all of the FFGL plugins will stop working. 

The problem only occurs on PCs that never had any previous Resolume version installed. Since pretty much all the PCs we touch have many versions of Resolume installed on them, the problem slipped under our radar.

Luckily, the solution is really simple! You can download and install the VS2013 redistributables from Microsoft, and all will be right again with the world.

If that sounds really scary and complicated, you can also install Resolume 6.1.2. You can find all previous versions at the bottom of the download page. You can then even update back to 6.1.3.

For completeness' sake, the missing effects are:

  • VideoWall
  • Tunnel
  • Stripper
  • Ripples
  • RadialBlur
  • Iterate.bundle
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Goo
  • StopMotion
  • WaveWarp
  • Fragment
  • EdgeDetection
  • Shift Glitch
  • Chromakey

Also, custom and 3rd party FFGL plugins can be affected.

Did you upgrade to an ARM mac?

M1, M2, and M3 macs have a different architecture than the Intel based ones, called ARM. These processors need the code a bit differently, so the old Intel based effects won't work any more with default settings.
The best would be getting an Universal or ARM specific build from your plugin maker, but with old plugins that might not be possible.

To use these plugins, you can still run Resolume in Intel mode. Right click on the Arena / Avenue Application icon in Finder, choose Show More info. Then in the info panel check "Run Using Rosetta" option. Start Resolume and you should see your Intel plugins loaded up.