imploding patch

Oct 23, 2006 at 7:57pm

imploding patch

I am curious to know what could cause a patch to implode and become completely useless…

I worked on a patch for most of saturday and sunday… I opened and closed it a few times yesterday as a I worked on it… at a certain point yesterday evening I opened it and the entire patch was unrecognizable… most if not all the GUI elements were gone and entire sections of the patch were missing… I wasn’t doing anything very fancy… all GUI objects were basic max/msp objects… I wasn’t using any externals… almost everything was done with subpatchers…the only thing living outside the patch was the background image for a matrix object (which was also gone)…

I am on OS X.3.9 and maxmsp 4.5.7… all my files live on an external drive… could the last save have somehow been incomplete causing the patch to become corrupt?

baffled and frustrated

sg

#28311
Oct 23, 2006 at 10:45pm

I’ve had this happen a few times. I think it’s in relation to using the write”message with thispatcher….

#86772
Oct 24, 2006 at 6:10am

can you open your patch as a text file, how does it look ?
copy the bits that dont seem to appear corrupted (if they do).
or try to open your patch on another machine ( if you can ) to see what happens, resave it.
refresh your ram , maybe something stuck in there…

sometimes the header gets corrupted and patches wont open anymore, make max crash etc…
good luck

Quote: simoneghetti@yahoo.co wrote on Mon, 23 October 2006 12:57
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> I am curious to know what could cause a patch to implode and become completely useless…
>
> I worked on a patch for most of saturday and sunday… I opened and closed it a few times yesterday as a I worked on it… at a certain point yesterday evening I opened it and the entire patch was unrecognizable… most if not all the GUI elements were gone and entire sections of the patch were missing… I wasn’t doing anything very fancy… all GUI objects were basic max/msp objects… I wasn’t using any externals… almost everything was done with subpatchers…the only thing living outside the patch was the background image for a matrix object (which was also gone)…
>
> I am on OS X.3.9 and maxmsp 4.5.7… all my files live on an external drive… could the last save have somehow been incomplete causing the patch to become corrupt?
>
> baffled and frustrated
>
> sg
>
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#86773

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