I'm a performer using runtime to run a variety of patches. Recently a composer sent me standalone app for his piece. Something about this app overrode all of my .maxpat files; they try to open through the .app he sent. When I tried to open runtime first and then open the patches, or to "control-click" and "open with" , I got what seemed like the shell of a patch, but nothing usable. Also, opening runtime didn't help, as it only gave me a "services" option. I then removed the new .app from my computer (I copied it first, of course). It took runtime with it. After re-loading the .app to my computer, I found runtime again, but not in my applications folder. By moving it back to my applications folder, I have remedied the most of the problem and am able to open the .maxpat files by control clicking and choosing "open with." I am, however, unable to use "command-I" and "change all" .maxpat to open with runtime- the .app that was sent to me overrides this choice.
So, my question is, is there something about a .app (or perhaps this particular .app) that would cause this problem? I have run many .maxpat files in performance and have never had this problem before. I have also never received a stand alone application instead of a folder with .maxpat and supporting files. I am not comfortable posting the .app because it isn't mine.
I am posting here because, after several back and forth emails, I don't think this composer believes me. While I can make .maxpat files work by control-clicking and choosing "open with", it isn't an elegant solution, and I am worried about interruptions in what should be a seamless performance situation.
Thanks for your time and expertise!