Sharing is, Lanbox in Max 8 - lcudp-pack hack

    Oct 18 2018 | 7:58 pm
    Max 8 being 64Bit means the Lanbox DMX controller externals don't work anymore :(
    I did email them, but I don't know if they are going to update them and I can't wait so I cooked up a replacement for lcudp-pack and unpack. You will need Adam Siska's UDP objects from the sadam library:
    I haven't tested it extensively, but it seems to work just fine for my purposes, if you are still rocking a Lanbox then maybe they will help you.

    • Oct 18 2018 | 8:01 pm
      ... and this is the real me!
    • Dec 18 2018 | 2:50 pm
      EDIT: I figured it out and it looks awesome! I can even do things I was not able to do with lcudp-pack! Thanks Luke for the generosity of sharing this!
      Hello Luke and thank you for this life-saver! I have the same problem and I have downloaded your patch: unfortunately, I do not get where I should feed the long DMX channel list I usually fed into lcudp-pack. In other words, with lcudp-pack, I simply fed a very long list of changing numbers to manage several DMX channels at once. The list was simply organized as [value for the first DMX channel] [ value for the second DMX channel] [value for the third DMX channel], and so on. Could you tell me if I can use such a strategy also with your hack and, in case I can, where exactly should I put it?
      Moreover, with lcudp-pack, I used a qmetro object to pace the sendings - do I need that as well?
      Thank you in advance for your kind help.
      Sincerely, Riccardo
    • Sep 11 2019 | 3:10 pm
      having problems with my lanbox I just found this hack! How can I connect to the Lanbox? I can see incoming messages from the lanbox within the @lcudp/unpack hack@ sub patcher, but sending values doesn't work. Any help appreciated (kind of urgent :))
      thanx, rene
    • Sep 12 2019 | 9:53 am
      Thing is with the Lanbox, once you set it up you can kind of ignore it so I am finding it hard to remember what I did...
      The sender is using 'localhost' so I guess the Lanbox will need to be connected to your machine or you can swap localhost for the actual IP address? Sorry, not much help.
      Have you tried the Lanbox setup software to see if you can communicate with it there?