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Opening Max4 files in Max6 – poly~ and patcher don't find their encapsulate file

January 29, 2013 | 2:15 pm

I’m porting a good old Max4 patch in Max6.

When I open a patch including poly~ objects, the encapsulated patcher (still in Max4) is not found, so all connections to and from poly~‘s instances are removed. And they are lost once I save the patch in Max6. This is quite annoying!
The same thing happens with Max4 abstractions.

Fortunately, this is not the case with Max5. So I first need to open the file in Max5, save it as a .maxpatch file, then open it in Max6.


January 29, 2013 | 4:48 pm

what about renaming it (removing the .mxb extension))


January 30, 2013 | 10:13 am

There is no extension in those Max4 filename. And adding an extendion doesn’t help.
I suppose cycling74 silently dropped Max4 compatibilty.

Anyway I’m slowly getting used to switch between Max4, Max5 and Max6 all day long ;-)


January 30, 2013 | 4:47 pm

Please contact support with an example, what you’re experiencing is not expected.


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