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Subject: MAX Digest - 4 Jun 1997 to 5 Jun
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There are 6 messages totalling 178 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Max 3.5.4
  2. Freeze w/ timeline object
  3. Re (2): Max and Powerbook Question (2)
  4. Aesend / Aereceive for PPC?/ MAX_3.5.4. (2)

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Date:    Thu, 5 Jun 1997 08:05:31 +0200
From:    Guenther Albrecht 
Subject: Re: Max 3.5.4

after following the discussion i trashed the 3.5.3 update & downloaded
thge nu version yesterday - just to be told by stuffit expander & deluxe
that the archive is corrupted (it stops while expanding mtr) - only a
few parts can be expanded (some 400k of 3.1MB).
so please, opcodians, stuff a nu one! i am already fed up with
downloading lots of stuff that get bugfixed & outdated the next day. the
last weeks on the max listserver makes you wish there were some good
betatesters - or is that the purpose of the list? ;-)

.g.a.

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Date:    Wed, 4 Jun 1997 23:12:11 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: Freeze w/ timeline object

Taylor Brady  writes:

>I'm a newcomer to MAX and to this list, so please forgive me if this is
>an obvious question: Are there any known bugs with the timeline object?
>It seems that this object works fine until I save it and quit MAX.  If I
>then attempt to restart MAX (even after rebooting the whole system --
>I've tried lots of variations on this) and open the patch containing the
>timeline, I get a system freeze.  I've reached the point of desperation
>with this one.  If anyone has a useful suggestion, I'd be most grateful.

Several users have reported problems with saving timeline files.
I've tried to duplicate them but I too am at the point of
desperation since it always seems to work for me. If anyone
has a recipe for reliably making a bad timeline file, please
share it with me. This is in reference to the 3.5 timeline
object, the 3.0 version I've written off completely.

David Z.

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Date:    Thu, 5 Jun 1997 07:20:31 GMT
From:    Andreas Pla* 
Subject: Re (2): Max and Powerbook Question

Thanks for the warning, Nick. I only have tried it once. Another idea I had
was
using the Powerbook as startup volume. This didn't work because I couldn't
start my Performa 475 from the Powerbook system folder.

Andreas.

I wrote:
>I have Max 3.0 installed on a  Powerbook 190. Sometimes I want to use it
from
>my desktop Mac without copying all my projects and Max folders. I've tried
>using the Powerbook as external hard disk, but every time I switch the
>computer, the copy protection asks for the master disk.

Nick wrote:
>Actually, you're very lucky that the copy protection hasn't self-destructed
>and lost you the ability to run MAX at all. You've run across a perfectly
>legal and sensible usage situation that the CP forbids you from exploiting.
>Basically, you're out of luck. All I can suggest is that you pick up one of
>the freeware/shareware folder synchronisation utilities to move any changes
>in the directory free from one machine to the other. (There's something
>called SwitchBack which seems pretty good.)
>Complain to Opcode and Pace about the copy protection.

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Date:    Thu, 5 Jun 1997 16:06:16 +0200
From:    Pavel Smetana 
Subject: Aesend / Aereceive for PPC?/ MAX_3.5.4.

Hi all Maxers,

1)
SERIAL PORTS:

Now I use Aesend / Aereceive objects for the communication between 2 Macs
(and 2 MAXs ) via Ethernet. David Z. helped me with this... and I have 4
serial ports free. It's working really fine. But do you think that it's
going be available for MAX 3.5 (in fat version)? For the moment I "must"
use only MAX 3.0 on my PPC 8600.

2)
MAX_3.5.4.

I download a new version of MAX_3.5.4, but it doesn't work. When I try to
decompress the archive of MAX_3.5.4.sea, I have error -50 ( Error in user
parameter list). What's happen?

3)
 MAX control of video mixing gear

I control WJ-MX50 in MAX via serial port of the Mac and RS-232C in Mixer.
It's working well. I got a documentation of the communication protocol in
Panasonic support center in Paris ( 25 pages of doc in English).
Principle of communication:
Mac to Mixer

STX (02h) - Command Code( byte) - : (colon) - DATA - ETX (03h)

If you are interested, I may send it by mail (photocopy of my documentation)

Pavel

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Date:    Thu, 5 Jun 1997 12:10:01 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re (2): Max and Powerbook Question

>Thanks for the warning, Nick. I only have tried it once. Another idea I had
>was
>using the Powerbook as startup volume. This didn't work because I couldn't
>start my Performa 475 from the Powerbook system folder.

I don't know if it's the case with the latest systems, but it used to be
the case that a "universal install" of the System (or MacOS as we're
supposed to call it now) would be bootable on any machine; perhaps you
should try reinstalling a universal release.

There are potential problems with preference files conflicting between
environments on the two machines (e.g. OMS port usage for the PB versus the
Performa) but MAX itself shouldn't have any problems, assuming the CP
doesn't go kamikaze on you.

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects
         http://www.cassiel.com        music synthesis and control

             years, passing by, VCO, VCF, and again, and again

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Date:    Thu, 5 Jun 1997 21:19:27 +0200
From:    Bertram Dunskus 
Subject: Re: Aesend / Aereceive for PPC?/ MAX_3.5.4.

Hi there,

very interesting, your report on the interconnection between two Macs. That
is exactly what I asked for in this group a couple of weeks ago, but I got
no answer. I'd be glad to check out the functionality with Max 3.5.4, if
you could point me to the correct setup.

a) Where can I find the Aesend and Aereceive objects
b) What messages do they take/give

Thank you very much,

Bertram Dunskus

>1)
>SERIAL PORTS:
>
>Now I use Aesend / Aereceive objects for the communication between 2 Macs
>(and 2 MAXs ) via Ethernet. David Z. helped me with this... and I have 4
>serial ports free. It's working really fine. But do you think that it's
>going be available for MAX 3.5 (in fat version)? For the moment I "must"
>use only MAX 3.0 on my PPC 8600.

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