So, sometimes i get too excited and buy a piece of hardware before finding everything I need to know about the software and drivers. I have an SW1000XG and thought that XGworks would be able to run under win2K... Err... hmm... no. No it doesn't. It looks like the later versions *might*, but I can't find anything definitive. In 2002, they made statements regarding the "next version" and that it would be compatible with 2K and XP.
The reason that i would like to know is because I'm looking at a PLG-150AN and it looks like the controller software requires XG works. I can't even find a source for XGWorks v.3... the V.2 that i have definitely does not work... <sigh>... well, if anyone knows of any tips and/or tricks, I'd really appreciate it. It's really annoying when companies force us away from still-capible hardware. I do have every version of windows above version 2, so if I have to do a dual boot, I can... but still... I hate windows 9x.
The PLG boards have standalone editors, in addition to the XGWorks plugins, downloadable from Yamaha's website.
I imported a copy of XGWorks 3.0 a few years back, and there is a patch that allows it to work with W2k/XP. I'm not sure that it's even sold anymore, so I might be able to <cough> you a copy.