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[BUG] problem loading Max4 patches with Max 5.1.8

February 25, 2011 | 4:20 pm

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;


February 25, 2011 | 6:02 pm

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


February 25, 2011 | 9:29 pm

@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


February 26, 2011 | 1:41 am

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


February 26, 2011 | 8:29 am

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

m


February 26, 2011 | 8:41 am

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


February 26, 2011 | 8:45 am

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


February 26, 2011 | 10:46 am

Thanks!


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