C3 Multi Band Compressor VST Issues

Edit: this post is rewritten.

After reinstalling Vista and upgrading Renoise, the C3 Multi Band Compressor (www.kvraudio.com/get/950.html) plugin and Computer Musics free Zebra plugin has stopped working.

I thought it was a Renoise 2.1 issue as it worked in 2.0, but I have now installed v2.0 and it isn’t working there anymore, really really weird, any ideas how come?? Thanks!

VstPlugs: Trying to instantiate C:\VST-plugins\c3multibandcomp_1_2.dll  
VstPlugs: Instantiate FAILED (failed to load the DLL)  
VstPlugs: Trying to instantiate C:\VST-plugins\u-he\ZebraCM.dll  
VstPlugs: Instantiate FAILED (failed to load the DLL)  

Could it be that your vista is 64bit and the plugin is 32bit?

renoise is a 32bit application so, whether your OS is 32 or 64 bit, it should still load 32 bits plugins well. what cannot be done is loading 64bits plugins onto a 32bit application or viceversa

No, that’s not why.

I think the most likely reason is the plugins are dependent on foreign DLLs, some that I had installed on the old system, but have no idea what is. :(

both plugins needed this file: msvcr71.dll in the windows/system32 folder