Mar 24, 2006 at 12:38pm


Howdy all,

How should one load externals into Max? Is it help files in help folder, then pat files in th patches folder, and the .dll in the max folder?


With Stefan Tiedjes’ externals I can’t find the .dll file, anyone know where it is hidden?

Thank you.;)

Mar 24, 2006 at 1:07pm

I think, Stefan Tiedjes released some abstractions and not externals.
So just put them in your search path and Max should find them without
a problem. Now I admit I am only assuming since I never used Max on
PC. But there’s no .dll for abstractions, is there ?

NB: have a look at the init folder if you want them to appear in the
max objects menu.


Mar 24, 2006 at 1:13pm

Whats this search path malarky, is that the preferences menu?

Mar 24, 2006 at 1:37pm

Talking about .dll, i assume you’re on windows. So :

There’s no “.dll”. The externals are .dll (shared library) with an .mxe
extension. If you mean the additionnal libraries (like mscv7x.dll and
such), they have to be in max folder, yes. The externals go to .Common


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Mar 24, 2006 at 1:55pm

Yes that’s it. add your externals to the Max externals folder, or
best, create a folder to put your objects in somewhere on your HD and
add the path to that folder in the Max preference window.

In case of any doubt, check the Max Getting Started pdf. It should be
clearly stated there.



Mar 24, 2006 at 1:58pm

On 24 mars 06, at 14:13, Jay Simpson wrote:

> Whats this search path malarky, is that the preferences menu?

Max/Msp comes with the best documentation, tutorials an example of all
the sofwares I know. It’s probably time now to read them…

Max will for for files (abstractions, pictures, movies, sounds, coll,
etc.) in the search path. You can add some pathes using the File
Preferences… menu,. In this window, you’ll also find a “Print”
button, so you can have an idea about where Max will look for files.

Patrick Delges

Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie asbl


Mar 24, 2006 at 3:51pm

externals folder and startup folder is obligation.

help files and frequently used patches can be put
anywhere in the search path.
they would even launch and load properly when
located relative to the mommy patcher.

Mar 25, 2006 at 11:32am

Jay Simpson wrote:
> With Stefan Tiedjes’ externals I can’t find the .dll file, anyone
> know where it is hidden?

No dll’s necessary, its just a collection of abstractions, you can open
them and see how its done.
Though I do have a XP machine somewhere around, I hardly use it. Please
let me know if there are problems with running my collection on Windows.
A new release is in the pipeline… I can throw in some bugfixes if
necessary. (Applies also for the Mac version)


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