aka.datagram for 64-bit systems

    Jan 06 2019 | 11:31 pm
    Hey all. I've been avoiding the 64-bit jump entirely, but just upgraded to Max 8 (not to mention the impending macOS changes) so I'm now finally looking into converting old patches. One of the objects I rely quite heavily on is [aka.datagram] which I guess is now long unmaintained, so I'm looking for advice on what I should replace it with? I guess this is a possible opportunity for [node.script], but if possible I'd prefer to keep everything within Max itself.
    Cheers :)

    • Jan 07 2019 | 2:56 pm
      there are 2 more possibillities, which should work.
      1) using an external The sadam Library http://www.sadam.hu/hu/node/1 Streaming & Networking
      1) using java
      best, abs
    • Jan 07 2019 | 11:19 pm
      Thanks abs, the sadam Library looks pretty interesting. Shame it's not open source, but I guess you can't win them all. Think I'd probably take node's dgram module over java if I have to go down that route seeing as node is completely integrated into Max. I'll have a play with my options and see what works :)
    • Aug 02 2019 | 2:41 pm
      Hi, I'm also trying to find something to replace [aka.datagram] in order to convert a patcher and port it to windows. I'm not able to get sadam.udpSender working as it should. Anyone has tryed something that works in replacement of aka.datagram?
    • Feb 12 2020 | 8:21 pm
      I am in need of something as well. Same situation - upgrading to 64 bit and held off forever. Sadam.lib is what I used but networking doesn‘t work on windows anymore and the last supported version from oct 20 2012 is only 16 bit. Have any of you found solutions ? For me it’s the mac udpsender object wraps the bytes in something and the sadam udp sender was just raw
    • Feb 12 2020 | 10:47 pm
      I haven't tested this properly, but I believe using the following in a [node.script] object should work:
      const maxAPI = require("max-api");
      var host = "";
      var port = 1234;
      var dgram = require('dgram');
      var client = dgram.createSocket("udp4");
      maxAPI.addHandler("send", message => {
      	var buffer = new Buffer(message);
      	client.send(buffer, 0, buffer.length, port, host);
      Then insert [presend send] before your data and see what happens! Would love to hear back if you get this working (in my case I ended up switching to OSC as the hardware I was using added for it in the mean time, but this would be useful to know).