Can't open max patch

Oct 15, 2007 at 6:37am

Can't open max patch

Hi,

There’s a MaxMSP patch which has been created by a user of Ableton Live, to enable live looping. The patch is attached.

I have installed MaxMSP on my Intel iMac with OSX 10.4.10. When I open this patch, nothing happens…I don’t get any errors from MaxMSP, but I don’t get anything else – it basically looks like a blank text area. Any ideas? Can someone else try it?

Is it that I need to do File/New/Patcher rather than File/Open ? I can’t try this right now as I’m at work so not in front of the relevant machine.

cheers,
Ian

#34178
Oct 15, 2007 at 11:05am

Sorry to be the bumping kind, but this problem is really infuriating. I simply can’t open a patch in MaxMSP, and I don’t get any errors whatsoever.

The thread on the Ableton forum which this patch is originating from is this one: http://www.ableton.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70559&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Halfway down that page they link to the mxf file here: http://alexisforge.co.uk/StompLooper_1_0_3.mxf

It’s the same file I attached to this post. I’ve seen that a few people have downloaded the file – can anyone reply to say whether they can open it or not in MaxMSP? Am I missing anything? I’m just running MaxMSP and then doing a File/Open, but when I select the file, I get nothing, meaning MaxMSP is still open, but no windows open up.

If it does work, can you tell me what system you’re running, i.e. if it’s a Mac or Windows machine? Apologies for my noobiness.

cheers,
Ian

#114938
Oct 16, 2007 at 12:11am

So 8 people have downloaded the patch now…could one or more of you please take a minute to reply and let me know if it opened successfully? On Mac or Windows?

Does anyone have any idea why a mxf patch file wouldn’t open on the latest version of MaxMSP on Mac OSX 10.4.10?

#114939
Oct 16, 2007 at 1:00am

i tried to reply earlier, but the forum was not working.
your patch opens fine on my machine, but the window is all the way at the bottom of the screen (which might be why you don’t see it). there are a couple of errors about missing media files.
the patch is a .mxf collective, so that means you can’t edit it.
i’m on macbook pro os x.4.10, max 4.5.

-rob

#114940
Oct 16, 2007 at 1:06am

Thanks Rob. When you say the window is all the way at the bottom of the screen, is it visible at all or off the end of the screen? How did you get it back?

#114941
Oct 16, 2007 at 1:38am

the title and about 30 pixels are visible on my xp, i dragged it and its
fine

On 10/15/07, Ian wrote:
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> Thanks Rob. When you say the window is all the way at the bottom of the
> screen, is it visible at all or off the end of the screen? How did you get
> it back?
>

#114942
Oct 16, 2007 at 1:48am

Hang on – are you on OSX or XP? If OSX, was the visibility problem apparent there and you were able to drag it, or was that just on XP?

#114943
Oct 16, 2007 at 1:51am

Sorry, just realised that was a different replier, so I guess my question is to the first replier, Rob, i.e. were you able to see enough of the window to drag it in OSX?

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