Opening help file crashes Max 5
MacBook Pro 2.5 Core duo
Os X (Latest)
Ok, maybe only an issue for a newbie like me who lives by the help and documentation.
Create a new patch, add an expr object without any values, attempt to bring up the help on it (I know it requires variables but I wasn’t sure of the syntax, hence the help) either via shift+command+H or right clicking the object and invoking help and Max will flat out crash. If you create the object, with a valid expression or at least one variable, the help will work correctly.
It has already been fixed. In the meantime, you can replace the 2 files included in the archive in C74:/docs/refpages/max-ref
Sorry for inconvenience.
If you try to load this help file from within max, or even by navigating to it using OSX Finder, MAX5 crashes for me. Anyone else get this?
Same thing just happened to me.
To recreate : double click if help patch in finder, max wil crash.
also, create new if object in a blank patcher, option-click to open help file, max hangs then crashes.
max5.0.1, osx10.5.2, macbookpro 2ghz, 2g ram.
attached is the crashlog from one of them.
On 29 avr. 08, at 16:52, Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
> Same thing just happened to me.
> To recreate : double click if help patch in finder, max wil crash.
> also, create new if object in a blank patcher, option-click to open
> help file, max hangs then crashes.
It has already been reported here:
Sorry for inconvenience.
No worries. Thanks for the report, and sorry again for inconvenience.
on that note, is there a central public, repository of reported, or
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 5:32 PM, marcos
Max5 crashes when trying to open the if object help.
I’m running an intel Macbook pro with Leopard.
same here…crashes too :|
yes, and expr too.
it happens both with and without arguments.
intel, 10.4.11, 5.0.1
if > alt-click > crash
expr > alt-click > crash
Same setup as person above.
Same here. I tried opening the help file from the file browser too, same result. Crash.
Macbook Pro, Intel, 2.4 Ghz, 2 gigs RAM, 10.4.11, Max 5.0.1
Crash report is attached. I’ll see if the same thing happens on my windows machine when I get home.
Crashed my Windows XPsp2 machine also when I tried to open the help file.
AMD Athlon 1.66Ghz, 1gig, nvidia motherboard, fx3000 graphics card.
Seems like it’s the same thing, in which case, fix apparently forthcoming.
> Max5 crashes when trying to open the if object help.
> I’m running an intel Macbook pro with Leopard.
Confirmed and fixed on our end for the next release. Sorry for the inconvenience.
On 2 mai 08, at 12:39, Jeremy Bernstein wrote:
> Confirmed and fixed on our end for the next release. Sorry for the
By the way, a temp fix has been posted here:
Just started using the 5 demo version. Tried to create an if message and forgot what args I could give it. So I went to open the help file and smash. Max Crash. Four attempts, four crashes
Any ideas why?
MB Pro 2.2ghz
I also got the exact same crash from this yesterday and have reported
it to the support@cycling74 address. You may want to do the same. Good
to know it’s not just on Power PC.
Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz
Mac OS 10.4.11
On 4 mai 08, at 14:30, Wade wrote:
> I also got the exact same crash from this yesterday and have reported
> it to the support@cycling74 address. You may want to do the same. Good
> to know it’s not just on Power PC.
It’s a known issue which have been reported a few times. It’s fixed
for the next incremental: