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Corrupt File crashes Max on Launch

Feb 20 2011 | 5:28 am


This patch crashes max when I try to launch it. I would love any help or insight, because I don’t want to rewrite the whole thing… :(

If any knows how to interpret the text code of the patch that would help (it still opens as text).


  1. vexations.maxpat
Feb 20 2011 | 5:57 am

Went looking through the code myself…!

deleted the only subpatch and the patch opened up again (with stray patch cables).

I guess I’ll try to salvage it and export some images as a backup…

Feb 20 2011 | 8:28 pm

did you try the disable loadbang/loadmess? you hold option-shift (or some combination I never remember :) when you open the patch. often one of these is the culprit, as a patch shouldn’t actually do anything until there’s an event (interaction, loadbang, etc).

If it does open, hunt down some loadbangs and see if there’s a stack overflow happening somewhere. Apart from that, I’m not sure where a crash would come from, though probably there are ways…

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