Saving a Snapshot File from Standalone


    Jan 09 2017 | 6:43 pm
    I am new to posting to this forum, so forgive me if I have breached protocol in how I am presenting the problem or attaching the patcher data. It appears (at least to my admittedly limited knowledge) that a snapshot file cannot be created from a standalone. In the full version, the patch works fine and creates the MAXSNAP file in the desired location. In the standalone, nada. This is true when using a message to the thispatcher object, or when using the JS API code included in your help file. If anyone can advise how I am in error, or if this a bug, or if you know a workaround, or if this is just the expected behavior.
    To see the save routine work in Full Max, run the patcher code copied below. The Snapshot files are created and saved as expected.
    When I build a standalone https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18152507/SnappyP.zip neither method works to create and save a file. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    I am using Max 7.3 on Windows 7 and Windows 10 64-bit machines.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Nov 27 2017 | 6:19 pm
      Is this bug being worked on? Can we expect any resolution?
    • Dec 03 2017 | 9:41 pm
      Did you report this directly to tech support? In my experience you won't get such a response here on the forum.
    • Dec 05 2017 | 8:35 pm
      Yes, I reported it at the same time last year that I posted the initial thread element. Tech support ignored it for several months, then acknowledged the bug. I do not have a defect number to track it, however. I was just wondering if any of you fine folk knew anything about this, or could perhaps throw your weight behind this fix, if you need/want the functionality. Thanks for at least reading this! I appreciate your help and expertise.
    • Apr 13 2018 | 10:17 pm
      Any news on this?
      In the reference of Max it says "For advanced users and those creating standalone patchers, Snapshots can be accessed via the Snapshots API. These can be used in Javascript with the js object." And since the snapshot system is kinda useless in a standalone without a way to save it, I presumed it should be possible...
    • Oct 10 2018 | 8:32 pm
      i would also like to know how to do this. here is what i was able to do with snapshots api. it works i with a max patch to an extent (by embedding the snap or saving in ~/Documents/Max8/Snapshots) but not work with standalone. any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.