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Opening patch from text

February 9, 2009 | 2:19 pm

I’ve somehow accidently converted a patch into a text document and can no longer open it with max. I’ve tried adding .pat and .mxb on the end of the name of it but it will not turn back into a max patch. Does anyone know how I can turn it back into a max patch from just the text?



pm
February 9, 2009 | 2:24 pm

Did you try copying the text and pasting it in an empty patch?


February 9, 2009 | 2:26 pm


February 9, 2009 | 2:26 pm

Yes but it only appeared as text in the empty patch


February 9, 2009 | 3:19 pm

the first line of the text begins with :

max v2;

if not, ad it and try again with "from clipboard"



m
February 9, 2009 | 10:24 pm

btw,

please c74, gimme back this bloody "save as text" …..

Matthias


February 9, 2009 | 10:37 pm

On Feb 9, 2009, at 2:24 PM, Matthias Schneider-Hollek wrote:

> please c74, gimme back this bloody "save as text" …..

Are you talking about Max 5 saving in a different text format?

- C

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com


February 9, 2009 | 11:24 pm

> please c74, gimme back this bloody "save as text" …..
>

in Max 5 all patches are text files. Have you tried opening the file in a text editor?

David



m
February 10, 2009 | 12:51 pm

i meant my good old

max v2;
#N vpatcher

etc. …

Am 10.02.2009 um 00:24 schrieb David Beaudry:

>
>
>> please c74, gimme back this bloody "save as text" …..
>>
>
> in Max 5 all patches are text files. Have you tried opening the
> file in a text editor?
>
> David
>
>


February 10, 2009 | 6:22 pm

you could paste the text here on the forums and let us all try. otherwise, it’s kinda confusing, i’ve never had any problems pasting text from 4.6.3 into 5 nor had problems converting Max5 into text. if you are attempting to paste Max5 text into 4.6.3 then i can see the problem but it doesn’t sound like you’re trying to do this because when you said you tried pasting into an empty patcher you got "max v2…" which is the old style text. so there must be something wrong somewhere in the format of your text and we can only help you by seeing the text itself at this point.

and by the way, C74 created a new text format which is much better. it’s called "Copy Compressed"(check it out in the Max5 ‘Edit’ menu). It’s better because it takes up less space so I don’t think anyone else would ever want C74 to bring back the "old" long-winded, archane text format.


February 10, 2009 | 7:19 pm

I’m curious why you have affection for this format. It was opaque, at
best.

The new format is here to stay. The only drawback I see is that the
files are a little larger, which may impact load time a little.

If what you really want is the ability for Max 4.x to open Max 5
files, Fredrik Olofsson’s SuperCollider-based Max 5 to Max 4
conversion tool is not too hard to use: http://www.fredrikolofsson.com/pages/code-sc.html

This tool does a pretty good job of converting, although the
conversion is not perfect: there are Max 5 features that have no
equivalents in Max 4.

- C

On Feb 10, 2009, at 4:51 AM, Matthias Schneider-Hollek wrote:

> i meant my good old
>
> max v2;
> #N vpatcher
>
> etc. …
>
> Am 10.02.2009 um 00:24 schrieb David Beaudry:
>
>>
>>
>>> please c74, gimme back this bloody "save as text" …..
>>>
>>
>> in Max 5 all patches are text files. Have you tried opening the
>> file in a text editor?
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>
>

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com



m
February 10, 2009 | 7:35 pm


February 10, 2009 | 7:44 pm

even though i still don’t share the sentiment, i just read my other post and realize i answered a bit too agitated-like. sorry about that and best of luck whatever you’re trying to do.


February 11, 2009 | 5:29 pm



m
February 11, 2009 | 10:42 pm


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