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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 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.


Sep 28 2012 | 9:13 pm

Thank Roman, 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. saved with a savedialog object.
when I bang an "opendialog TEXT" object, everyfile.txt appear black but all the others, appear grey, unclickable.

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.)


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.

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