"immediate" crash in overdrive (Windows XP)

Mar 1, 2006 at 4:28pm

"immediate" crash in overdrive (Windows XP)

Mar 2, 2006 at 12:29pm

I managed to put my hands on a machine with Tiger and Max/MSP 4.5.4 and the patch works as it should. So it seems to be related to the XP implementation.


May 24, 2006 at 10:33pm


This is definitely a problem. I’m running the same set up, but with whatever crappy sound card shipped with this Dell. It works fine on my iBook.

I don’t have any life-threatening latency or timing issues to worry about at the moment, but it would be nice to see this fixed eventually. Unfortunately some of us do still have to run Windows.


Oct 21, 2006 at 10:17am

same freeze here
max/msp 4.6.2, jitter 1.6.2, xp sp2

im sending drawing commands via outlet to gl objects, should i have the overdrive on anyway?

Mar 28, 2008 at 3:09pm

this is still a problem for me on 4.6.3

XP, Motu 828 FW Asio drivers.

hoping its fixed in 5. :)

Mar 22, 2011 at 11:12am

Nope – Still a problem for me in win 7 & Max 5.01. Only crashes some patches. I guess theres particular object(s) that cause the problem. For example, the FTM gabor analysis example patch crashes immediately if overdrive is on.

Mar 22, 2011 at 6:17pm

Update to Max 5.1.7:


If you are still having problems, figure out if it is a third party object that is causing the issue. If it is, drop them a line. If it appears to be something else, post back with some steps to reproduce and a simple patch.


Mar 10, 2012 at 8:37pm

I stumbled upon this problem when trying out the js object. Unless I’m missing something obvious it seems there’s still a problem on Max 5.1.9 on Windows 7 when calling from a metro and using Overdrive.

This patch demonstrates the problem:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

and the contents of the threadtest.js file is as follows:

function bang() {
outlet(0, “bang”);

bang.immediate = 1;

Mar 31, 2012 at 2:57pm

Yes. Same problems here.
Max 5.1.4 on Windows 7

Mar 31, 2012 at 3:57pm


do not have any problem here (maxMSP 5.1.9 / os X.4.11) ; maybe update to 5.1.9 ?


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