Standalone application using cosm externals

Feb 3, 2010 at 11:59pm

Standalone application using cosm externals

Has anyone attempted to build out a standalone application from a Max patch that uses the cosm externals? Even in the event of including the cosm.mxo (on a Mac here), it doesn’t find objects like cosm.master or cosm.nav. Any ideas?

Feb 11, 2010 at 3:03pm

Yeah, same problem here. Downloading the package and putting cosm.mxo from COSM_OSX_STARTUP seemed to take care of some errors, I also dumped “everything COSM” in the max externals into the standalone support, but it’s still complaining about missing cosm.nav. I’ve reported this bug so fingers crossed.

Nov 17, 2010 at 5:32am

Hi Kevin. :) Hope all is well in Eugene.

I’ve been doing a bit of experimenting with this problem and I think I know the cause but don’t know how to fix it. I’m able to open a collective that uses the cosm objects in Runtime after first copying the cosm externals to Max5 Runtime > Cycling ’74 > max-externals folder. The catch is that I have to open the collective twice to get the objects to show up. This is because cosm loads AFTER it tries to locate the objects and cosm.master. After cosm is already loaded, I’m able to close the collective while leaving runtime open and reopen the collective, and it works just fine.

In a full version of Max, cosm.mxo is put into the max-startup folder. When Max is opened cosm loads first, then Max locates the objects. There is a max-startup folder for runtime as well, however placing cosm.mxo in there doesn’t work. This, I believe, is the same problem with making a standalone–that is, getting cosm.mxo to load upon the opening of runtime. I’ve tried placing cosm.mxo in different places in runtime as well as in different directories in the package contents of the standalone (including in a created directory called max-startup) and nothing seems to work. I’ve been searching the forums too and I can’t seem to find any answers–the closest post I’ve found is this:

Anyone out there know how to automatically load an external upon runtime/standalone startup?


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