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.