[BUG] problem loading Max4 patches with Max 5.1.8

Feb 25, 2011 at 4:20pm

[BUG] problem loading Max4 patches with Max 5.1.8

I’ve recently downloaded the (beta?) 5.1.8 version of Max (from the Ableton link), and it has lots of problems loading old max4 patches (I have 16 years of max v 2-3-4 patches! didn’t have time to translate them all…).

F.i. many cables are messed up and it doesn’t seem to recognize the preset object: the attached simple m4 patch doesn’t work in 5.1.8, but does fine in 5.1.7.

btw. is it safe to have two different versions of max5 on a computer?

macbook pro 2.8 ghz core 2 duo, osx 10.6.6

#P window setfont “Sans Serif” 9.;
#P window linecount 1;
#P message 44 227 29 196617 stop;
#P message 44 202 67 196617 startwindow;
#N vpreset 3;
#X append 1 2 1 85 159 flonum float 124. ; 2 145 158 gain~ list 0 10. ;;
#X append 2 2 1 85 159 flonum float 258. ; 2 145 158 gain~ list 0 10. ;;
#X append 3 2 1 85 159 flonum float 385. ; 2 145 158 gain~ list 0 10. ;;
#P preset 66 114 47 27;
#P newex 152 288 31 196617 dac~;
#P user gain~ 158 145 24 100 158 0 1.071519 7.94321 10.;
#P flonum 159 85 35 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 221 221 221 222 222 222 0 0 0;
#P newex 159 115 40 196617 cycle~;
#P connect 2 0 3 0;
#P connect 2 0 3 1;
#P connect 1 0 0 0;
#P connect 0 0 2 0;
#P connect 5 0 3 0;
#P connect 6 0 3 0;
#P window clipboard copycount 7;

#55187
Feb 25, 2011 at 6:02pm

Hi Maurizio,

This patch works fine here.

It should be fine to have multiple versions of Max on your computer.

I would recommend a clean install of Max 5.1.8. To clean out Max 5 entirely, remove these items:

~/Library/Preferences/Max5 Preferences Folder
/Applications/Max5

Then download and reinstall the latest Max 5 release:

http://cycling74.com/downloads

Let us know if you are still having problems.

-Ben

#198650
Feb 25, 2011 at 9:29pm

@Ben
Can I interject an ‘update’ question?
In order to update MaxMSP (5.1.2.4), should I perform a complete uninstall, then download latest version? I’m using an iLok also

Brendan

#198651
Feb 26, 2011 at 1:41am

You should be able to just install over top.

That being said, I often have people chuck the app folder and prefs just to make sure that they are starting from scratch, especially if they are having any problems.

=Ben

#198652
Feb 26, 2011 at 8:29am

Ok, I reinstalled 5.1.8 and now it works (without removing the preferences)

m

#198653
Feb 26, 2011 at 8:41am

Maurizio, could you give the link to this Max 5.1.8 beta ? Official version is still 5.1.7…

#198654
Feb 26, 2011 at 8:45am

You’ll find all the links in the Ableton forum, “Music and Audio Production” board

#198655
Feb 26, 2011 at 10:46am

Thanks!

#198656

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