Finale 2006 template

I can't get the Finale 2006 template to open up, it says that the template is an ";Invalid File Type"; 

Also when I ran VD2 there wasn't a problem, but now that I've got 2.5 and I've done everything that is included in the Quick-Setup instructions (including uninstalling the old 2.0), I can't set Finale to host Kontakt 2 as a plug-in even though I've copied the plug-in into the FinaleVST folder.  Help...?
Glad you're up and running now Nick. My apologies again for the error you were receiving. Definitely was my fault.
Thank you to everyone who helped me with this.

Nick
Since it seems like a legitimate problem I'll just answer Nick's question--

If you spotlight ";Terminal"; it should come up.  Alternatively, you can find the application in your Applications folder under Utilities -> Terminal.  I think there's also a terminal entry in the services menu, but don't quote me on that.

If you've never used it it's very similar to an old DOS window (or more specifically a UNIX shell, if you're more familiar) and sometimes it can really bail you out if the GUI is being a little screwy.

Guys, thanks for your patience in tracking this problem down. I hadn't heard any complaints about this, so I assumed the file was OK. My apologies for the tail-chasing session here!

Ted - would you re-send me your working file at your earliest convenience. I'll see to it that it gets updated on the Tapspace site so the problem will hopefully not occur again.

Thanks again guys, and again, my apologies.
There appears to be a problem with the template file. I downloaded the template using Firefox and got the same error message as Nick. Nick was also kind enough to send me his copy of the file and it did produce the error message. The final version of the template which I sent to Jim does not produce the error. Process of elimination says the zip file may be corrupt.

Ted Boliske
Nick,

Would you post or email me the file that you are working with. There may be something I missed when sneding the templates to Jim. BTW, the last version of Finale 2006 was the 2006d.r1. Hope we can find the solution.

Ted Boliske
Jim,
I downloaded the newest version of Firefox and tried that without success.  I should also mention that I am able to open the VDL 2 finale 2006 template.

Justin,
It may be that I'm just a novice at things like this, but I did a spotlight search for the ";terminal.app"; and it doesn't appear as though I have that on my computer.  Is that something that I should download as well?  I'm using OSX 10.4.10 just so you know. 

Thanks to everyone who is helping me get started with this.
Nick
Maybe you could generate a checksum for the zip file so someone could valiate that for you?  (I can when I get home if you post it)

Open up Terminal.app, navigate to the directory the zip file is in (usually on your desktop, so try ";cd ~/Desktop";) and then type the following command:

[b]cksum -o3 VDL2_5Finale2006Template_v0.9.9.zip [/b]  (You can just hit the first few letters of the filename, and hit the ";tab"; key to complete it)

What does it output for the checksum? My output at home is:

1312179647 85996 VDL2_5Finale2006Template_v0.9.9.zip
Jim, bring up a good question.  What Browser are you using?  If you are using Firefox try Safari.  Speaking of Safari...are you using the Safari Beta 3?
nsteward78 - sorry to hear of the ongoing problem. This may be a long shot, but can you please try re-downloading the template from the Tapspace updates page? And just to be paranoid, try downloading it using a different web browser than what you used last time. Every once in a while, I've heard stories of .zip files becoming corrupted, when downloading using one browser or another. Try Firefox (if you were using Safari earlier), and see if you have any better luck with the file. I'm wondering if maybe the .zip became screwy when you initially downloaded it.
Thank you for your suggestions.  I downloaded the Finale 2006d update, installed it, but still didn't have any luck.  I even tried installing it twice just in case something didn't install correctly the first time.  The same error message pops up when I try to open the template through finale. 

The template does say .mus after it, and it looks like a normal finale file.
Does the file have the ";.mus"; extension after it, or look like a blank icon?
If you're not sure you're using the latest version of Finale 2006, I'd suggest you go to their site and download 2006d from their [i]downloads/update [/i]pages.

http://www.finalemusic.com/downloads/
I will check, but I believe this is an older version of 06.

Ted Boliske
My version of finale says that it is: Finale 2006.r3 for Macintosh.  Do you know if that predates the template for ";2006d or later";? 

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