Subject: MAX Digest - 28 Jun 1998 to 29 Jun 1998
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 00:01:13 -0400
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There are 9 messages totalling 176 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. missing Max Digests (2)
  2. Authorization losses!! (2)
  3. MSP in Sweeden
  4. Urgent Problems with MSP! (2)
  5. Authorization Losses (2)

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Date:    Sun, 28 Jun 1998 23:01:04 -0700
From:    Richard Zvonar 
Subject: Re: missing Max Digests

My thanks to smonroe for sending me the missing Digests!

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Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 09:53:55 +0200
From:    Roland Cahen & Ruth Sefton-Green 
Subject: Re: Authorization losses!!

David Zicarelli wrote :
>I've heard about very rare problems with the new "InterLok" copy
>protection where it won't authorize on a machine whose hard disk has
>somehow transformed itself into a weird state. Reformatting the hard disk
>usually solves the problem. I think fewer than one in a thousand
>people will see this sort of thing.

I keep on loosing authorizations, 5 sets in the past year, especially when
upgrading machines with the new 3.5.8 max key disk.
I have lost two sets of authorizations in the last weeks.
The symptoms are that it does'nt find the authorisation any more when
trying to remove it. Especially when using several different
authorisations on the same machine, it asks others disks to authorize and
then looses them all.
It seems to be caused by authorizations mismatch.
I have to do this because using external disks and many max versions from
different owners,
on different machines, systems, and in different mooving places.
It is a pain of my life at the moment.
I hope you can understand this better than Alan Cronce who says that it is
just impossible.

I am telling the truth and had never tried to cheat.
I am quite surprised to be nearly the only one who comes across these
problems.
Fortunately Numera (Opcode sellar in Paris) have agreed to sell me a new
backup twice.
But each time it costs 150FF.
You are all so shure that I begin to think either something is wrong with
me (The way I get rid of some extention maybe) or something is wrong whith
you all.

Yours sincerly
Roland Cahen

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Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 09:54:00 +0200
From:    Roland Cahen & Ruth Sefton-Green 
Subject: Re: MSP in Sweeden

>Date:    Sun, 28 Jun 1998 17:41:34 +0100
>From:    "Fredric Bergstr=96m" 
>Subject: Urgent Problems with MSP!
>
>My problem is that i can't close the files when i have played them...
>

Are you using a recent version of sfplay~ ?
mine is 27 april 98

mind the spaces in the names and the messages

Roland Cahen

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Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 12:02:37 +0200
From:    Hans Tutschku 
Subject: Re: Urgent Problems with MSP!

>My problem is that i can=B4t close the files when i have played them...
>How do i do that!!!

Why not preloading all your sounds in the beginning? Then use your
selection mechanism
just to play them. All sounds remain open.

Hans

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Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:26:02 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: Authorization losses!!

> I am quite surprised to be nearly the only one who comes across
> these problems.

You're not. I've had all sorts of problems with the copy
protection. This is one of the reasons I don't upgrade MAX anymore.

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

        NOTICE - this vessel has triple screws - keep clear of blades

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Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 08:55:06 -0400
From:    Chris Murtagh Hrdc-drhc 
Subject: Authorization Losses

Nick Rothwell said:

>> I am quite surprised to be nearly the only one who comes across
>> these problems.
>
>You're not. I've had all sorts of problems with the copy
>protection. This is one of the reasons I don't upgrade MAX anymore.
>

 I hate to say this, but the real solution to problems like this is
Resorcerer/Res-Edit, a decent sector editor and a (little) bit of assembly
knowledge. 3 installs --> +inf installs in < 30 minutes (I only use this
stuff on registered software, and I DON'T do it for others). Unfortunately,
bad copy protection (along with a little dishonesty) is what keeps people
with names like Dr. Craxz in business.

 Or, I guess another solution is to do what Nick does... Unfortunately MSP
doesn't run so well under MAX 2.5.2 though  : ) (which is what I am
currently running at home), so I'm going to have to upgrade.

Christopher Murtagh
chris@music.mcgill.ca

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Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 14:24:17 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: Authorization Losses

>  Or, I guess another solution is to do what Nick does... Unfortunately MSP
> doesn't run so well under MAX 2.5.2 though  : )

It doesn't run so well on 680x0-based machines either...

(What gives? My 68040 PowerBook is multimedia capable, after
all. Look: it has built-in stereo speakers.)

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

        NOTICE - this vessel has triple screws - keep clear of blades

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Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 10:33:04 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: Urgent Problems with MSP!

"Fredric Bergstrom"  has a problem where
he can't close files in sfplay~. The message to close a file
is "fclose" with an optional filename. We didn't use "close"
because this is used by the Max window system, and future versions
of sfplay~ might have a playlist window.

David Z.

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Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 10:10:40 -0700
From:    Richard Zvonar 
Subject: Re: missing Max Digests

My thanks to smonroe, R. Albert Falesch, Michel Zuercher, Paul Doornbusch,
and Rex Brian Coggins for sending me the missing Max Digests!

I think that should cover it, so there's no need for anyone else to send
them.

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