my own file extention


    Sep 28 2012 | 1:25 pm
    Hi list ! I've try the "; max system macintosh fileformat abc TEXT" message to Max so that an "opendialog TEXT" object can allow to choose .abc files. it doesn't work. Is there something I've missed ? thank you

    • Sep 28 2012 | 6:00 pm
      if file.abc is of type TEXT it should work. - is it?
      the extension is doing almost nothing on mac, at least it is the last thing the system is looking for when trying to associate documents to executables.
      -110
    • Sep 28 2012 | 9:13 pm
      Thank Roman, file.abc is definitely of type TEXT (it's saved from a coll). actually, the exact extention I use is ".sed". But still, dos not work. I mean, exactly : Got "system macintosh fileformat abc TEXT" sent to Max at patcher load. file.abc saved with a savedialog object. when I bang an "opendialog TEXT" object, everyfile.txt appear black but all the others, includedfile.abc appear grey, unclickable. weird
    • Sep 28 2012 | 9:47 pm
      ok from what i can tell offhand normally "type TEXT" should be working for this file.
      but i could be wrong, maybe it is some limitation/intelligence of the opendialog object.
      please try the importing/reading with [dropfile], [coll], or [text] and see if that works (it should), then you know if it is a file problem or a max problem.
      (aside from the issue that it doesnt open: abc is definetly not the file format only because the file is called llike that. furthermore, all-small-caps types are (were) reserved for apple.)
      -110
    • Sep 29 2012 | 12:34 pm
      Ok, I've find. it's just the dot before abc that was missing in the message to Max. so it as to be said like : ""system macintosh fileformat .abc TEXT" sorry and thank you.