[PD] 0.392 Loading Libraries, WIN XP

David Powers cyborgk at nocturnalnoize.com
Wed Feb 8 23:45:42 CET 2006

Does anybody know enough Windows to fix the registry correctly? I'm 
afraid of it somewhat... And until I do, it's back to MAX MSP for me.... !


Martin Peach wrote:

> David Powers wrote:
>> Bad news!!! :(
>> Now, none of the libraries load, except GEM, xsample, and pmpd,  into 
>> EITHER version of PD (384, 392), even though they are in different 
>> places in my Program Files folder. I did not change 0.38.4, but 
>> somehow it has picked up the problem from 0.39.2. I tried to 
>> reinstall 0.38.4 and it didn't make any difference either.
>> In 0.38.4, when I open the "Paths", the paths all look correct, as I 
>> didn't change them. HOWEVER, when I try to open the "Startup" 
>> dialogue, NOTHING HAPPENS. So, obviously there is some problem here - 
>> is there some kind of external file that I could fix with a text 
>> editor???
> Unfortunately for everyone pd messes with the registry in Windows, if 
> you run regedit and look in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SOFTWARE->PD you will 
> see among other things a bunch of paths which seeme to be the ones 
> used in the dialogs. I have no idea what is safe to change in there. I 
> hate the registry, so I'm biased.
> Martin
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