I'm going to post that link in a separate thread for others who might be interested in this deal on Kompakt.
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about 17 years ago
If you're associated with an educational institution, you can purchase Kompakt from Academic Superstore for $99. You may be asked to prove your association through ID or paystub, but it's a great price if you're eligible.
Not that I know of. Creative Labs does make the "extigy" but I don't think it's soundfont compatible. Your best bet in using VDrumline with a laptop is to check out a program called Kompakt by Native Instruments. It's a scaled down version of Kontakt, basically geard toward PLAYING samples, rather than editing them. It also comes with a very good library of other orchestral sounds, and goes for around $150 I think.
The advantage of using Kompakt is that it can import our GigaStudio formatted samples which are much more powerful than Soundfonts.