imploding patch


    Oct 23 2006 | 7:57 pm
    I am curious to know what could cause a patch to implode and become completely useless...
    I worked on a patch for most of saturday and sunday... I opened and closed it a few times yesterday as a I worked on it... at a certain point yesterday evening I opened it and the entire patch was unrecognizable... most if not all the GUI elements were gone and entire sections of the patch were missing... I wasn't doing anything very fancy... all GUI objects were basic max/msp objects... I wasn't using any externals... almost everything was done with subpatchers...the only thing living outside the patch was the background image for a matrix object (which was also gone)...
    I am on OS X.3.9 and maxmsp 4.5.7... all my files live on an external drive... could the last save have somehow been incomplete causing the patch to become corrupt?
    baffled and frustrated
    sg

    • Oct 23 2006 | 10:45 pm
      I've had this happen a few times. I think it's in relation to using the write"message with thispatcher....
    • Oct 24 2006 | 6:10 am
      can you open your patch as a text file, how does it look ? copy the bits that dont seem to appear corrupted (if they do). or try to open your patch on another machine ( if you can ) to see what happens, resave it. refresh your ram , maybe something stuck in there...
      sometimes the header gets corrupted and patches wont open anymore, make max crash etc... good luck
      Quote: simoneghetti@yahoo.co wrote on Mon, 23 October 2006 12:57 ---------------------------------------------------- > I am curious to know what could cause a patch to implode and become completely useless... > > I worked on a patch for most of saturday and sunday... I opened and closed it a few times yesterday as a I worked on it... at a certain point yesterday evening I opened it and the entire patch was unrecognizable... most if not all the GUI elements were gone and entire sections of the patch were missing... I wasn't doing anything very fancy... all GUI objects were basic max/msp objects... I wasn't using any externals... almost everything was done with subpatchers...the only thing living outside the patch was the background image for a matrix object (which was also gone)... > > I am on OS X.3.9 and maxmsp 4.5.7... all my files live on an external drive... could the last save have somehow been incomplete causing the patch to become corrupt? > > baffled and frustrated > > sg > ----------------------------------------------------