[PD] externs

Piotr Majdak piotr at majdak.com
Thu Sep 8 09:14:54 CEST 2005

Hi Chuckk,

Chuckk Hubbard wrote:

> I'm on WinXP, with Pd 0.38.3.  There's a GUI for startup binaries and 
> flags...  One odd thing about it is that deleting something from any of 
> these fields, and hitting the Apply and Save Settings buttons over and 
> over has no effect: the commands that didn't work are reinserted when I 
> restart Pd.  I can deal with that...

This is a bug of the 0.38, use 0.39 or manually edit the entries in 
Windows' registry.

> So, if I have gem.dll and zexy.dll in particular locations, shouldn't I 
> be able to paste the entire paths to them in quotes into the "binaries 
> to load on startup", and it will find them?  I also put in the -path and 
> -lib flags suggested in the readmes.

Make sure you use the correct name - pd is case sensitive. Maybe you 
want to try a startup command like:


This works for me.

> Also, in reference to .pdrc, what is the syntax for it?  Should I just 
> type a bunch of flags into a text editor and save as .pdrc?

I'm not really sure, but I think .pdrc is for OSX only. On Windows all 
settings are saved in the registry.

Piotr Majdak
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