I noticed this morning something similar.
I had a problem with pattrstorage and autowatch attribute.
I didn’t seem to work in a standalone.
So I manually filewatched the preset file using the dedicated [filewatch] object.
Same problem, the filewatch object doesn’t work at all in a standalone.
So I guess there’s a bug somewhere in max regarding filewatching.
Steps to reproduce :
1. open filewatch.maxhelp
2. build as an application
3. open it and follow the help file instructions
nothing happens when changing a file in a external editor.
Expected Results :
Changing the file in an external editor should warn max and bang filewatch outlet.
Mac OS 10.5.8
Macbook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
As suggested above, I have a similar bug with pattrstorage and autowatch attribute in standalone, I’ll make an example ASAP.
I’m experiencing the same problem with autowatch. In my case, it only is a problem with Mac-built standalones. If I open the original maxpat file, autowatch works as expected when set to @autowatch 1. When I open the standalone built from that maxpat, autowatch no longer works. It’s finding the json file just fine when the app opens, and if I quit the app after modifying the json file, it will reflect the changes when the app is relaunched. It just won’t reflect the changes while the app is still open.
I also have the same app built on a PC and autowatch works as expected on that platform.