my own file extention

Sep 28, 2012 at 1:25pm

my own file extention

Hi list !
I’ve try the “; max system macintosh fileformat abc TEXT” message to Max so that an “opendialog TEXT” object can allow to choose .abc files.
it doesn’t work.
Is there something I’ve missed ?
thank you

Sep 28, 2012 at 6:00pm

if is of type TEXT it should work. – is it?

the extension is doing almost nothing on mac, at least it is the last thing the system is looking for when trying to associate documents to executables.


Sep 28, 2012 at 9:13pm

Thank Roman, is definitely of type TEXT (it’s saved from a coll).
actually, the exact extention I use is “.sed”.
But still, dos not work.
I mean, exactly :
Got “system macintosh fileformat abc TEXT” sent to Max at patcher load. saved with a savedialog object.
when I bang an “opendialog TEXT” object, everyfile.txt appear black but all the others, appear grey, unclickable.

Sep 28, 2012 at 9:47pm

ok from what i can tell offhand normally “type TEXT” should be working for this file.

but i could be wrong, maybe it is some limitation/intelligence of the opendialog object.

please try the importing/reading with [dropfile], [coll], or [text] and see if that works (it should),
then you know if it is a file problem or a max problem.

(aside from the issue that it doesnt open: abc is definetly not the file format
only because the file is called llike that. furthermore, all-small-caps types
are (were) reserved for apple.)


Sep 29, 2012 at 12:34pm

Ok, I’ve find.
it’s just the dot before abc that was missing in the message to Max.
so it as to be said like : “”system macintosh fileformat .abc TEXT”
sorry and thank you.


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