Everyone with crashing on save or any crashing problems please send full details into
We'd like to see the patch it's crashing with if there is one in particular, and include all details of your system, OS,CPU, RAM, Max version, Live version, anything you can think of that might help us get you going. If you can get us crash reports and Live logs that would be cool too.
Do you open M4L before ? or it is when you open a specific patch ?
I have had the same trouble when I build my translator MAX5 --> ZIP
I saved my patch and then when I open it later MAX crash immediately.
On another older version I could open but I couldn t save anymore without a crash
I couldn't work anymore on my product. As it was hours of job, I take a look to get my patch back. All the problem come from a UMENU that I was using for midi list of device.
I don't know how, but the UMENU was saved with wrong text parameters with wrong ascii codes (more than 127 I suspect)
Perhaps because I disconnect midi and ask again for the list...and then I saved the patch...
To solve the problem :
I open the patch as text and I fix the bug directly on all UMENU object
After, the patch open again for the one that crash MAX, and the other one I was able to save again without crashing.
with the search option research "umenu", search for the object
have a look on the "items" line, if you see wrong characters, you have find the reason why max crash. this patch can't be opened without crashing max if the line is with wrong asccii codes.
(search in all the patch, perhaps other objects do the same problem)
to solve this, you must replace your "items" line by a good one.
Be carefull, if the new "items" line you put is not correct, all the next object won't appear on your patch. (but without crashing)
the best solution is to find another patch with the object in the same context. Save it as text, and copy the good line to put it
thanks anyway. i hope your solution works for some, but my ableton live crash whenever i try to open m4l. even if its just a standard m4l plugin.
both ableton live, and my max/msp, works just fine, but the m4l wont work