Autosave and automatic backups
It’s ironic that when I’m really into a patch I forget to save it. Just lost an hour of patching because I opened the itable help file and Max crashed.
Now, I’m really loving Max 6, but still no autosave or auto patch backup? It’s 2012 now – surely this is a standard feature for any software.
edit: just saw that there are other threads about this so sorry for adding another, just needed to vent some fraustration. There must be an easier way.
I agree, I find it absolutely unbelievable that a complex and polished program such as Max where you are constantly working with unstable environments doesn’t have autosave. And I don’t think there’s a thread for Max 6 about this yet, so one is definitely in place.
So, +1, to put it mildly.
just fell foul of this (insert my own stupidity instead of ‘this’) AUTOSAVE/BACKUP please to protect me from myself…..
One way round this is use Dropbox and save all your work in a folder in your Dropbox folder.
Not only are your patches then available wherever you work with a network connection, but they are also backed up.
Got me out of trouble a few times,
seriously, why don’t you build your own solution. that’s what max is all about. build a reminder that pops up every 30min or so. Or use the write msg to thispatcher if you really need automated saving..
or put this into your main patcher
----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 636.3ocwV98aaBCDG+YpT+evx8sIVDFBgzsm1+.SZOOMUYB2RbEXhrcRSW09 ee9GPCMoQ0swg8hANeb70e3746oquJBW1tCjXzWP+DEE8j1Rj0lwRTugHbCc 2hZpz5HdQaSCvU33tIUvNkcBIcKffsf3wmm62sbEm1.14+lfQqedJ9lFFuFT 1fR5sxprt1Vd+mSyF5a6FUuyI8lWK.oVITEqkem.VnbKjz7zI4wHBIYRRLpe .8qghRx9iUTjzI6CGUsXEiubPnH4lHkabBUXiTpMT123uWek4p9R74COML1n z+JBB4RdKx8dPP1.FjOM.LPqoRPf2+ME50oBD2AbZYMbjP+nXfL+DXH8svfy W0iqAGCvLyuLDtjxWh2mH8JzZ9PXEhDFN7fdsbb9hBUhXAIagjGLLY4SrCWd fIxzYFBkY2tdg3zmPyRd2XJ80vT5IvD4CkM4AdlWLBzgjjDF9jO13gPrYOSy uf6xpf5f.mrfAGeKAQFgrm5VZUCHk5jnvTIJXTxGBkZKOWba.ReLPftDNlPO HXJHHYPyGW13fSlcGFY9k4DrULoU.C5E3bxdJB1wXliv7hRtyulMHEp+cL8B 2Esa9tIduX0hve0LbyOLi.uxY4HF6BGtlwOpGcanLSb.4ksaDK5+xcUdPCzU EHULtsi4ANY5TZnWqXUU.+EMh0vpV2pqL2IjacUcckfKN79o19eb9Xtev2mI M83Y+qkb5TJuWdj.s7Bst7B6iurNjDmfWoiuvx8QXY+ezEwGcQFUc4EtNDpi AuR8QXiut7Juu3rjUW0Z550aAgrKxNEoOP79Vg44YwtmYb2ytHiEvVV+qLUa wFU8v+.F91sV -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
I was very enthousiastic finding the autosave.zip from MIB after having lost some hours of programming (never understood why there is no auto-save in MAX after years and years). But there is no happy end:
1) there’s an object missing: newobj: fscopy: No such object