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Automatic laynch of patch with runtime

March 20, 2010 | 1:59 pm

Hi all,
I would like to load a patch and launch it automatically when Max runtime is starting.
When I put a maxpat file in max-startup directory, it is loaded and started as expected when I start Max, but it does not work with the runtime.

Is there a way to force a patch to start automatically when the runtime is started (I need the patch to start when the computer starts in fact) ?


March 20, 2010 | 6:29 pm

On Windows : put a shortcut of your patch in C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsStartup.

I use a small program call "wait" (wait.exe)because Window launches the patch before a lot of things, especially midi config etc… This program is easy to use, I wait a minute or a minute and half before launching my patch which is configured to work under Max/MSP.

On Mac : in Preferences–>Accounts–>Open +button and choose your patch.


March 21, 2010 | 7:26 am

Simple and direct… °-)
Thank you for suggestion


June 21, 2010 | 9:16 pm

I have a similar problem: I have an external that needs to be loaded when Max (or Max Runtime) starts. Since I don’t need MaxMSP to start with the OS, the above mentioned solution wouldn’t work for me. Is there any other way to force Max Runtime to load a third-party external during its startup?


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