[PD] GEM help patches not found on Windows XP

John Harrison johnharrisonwsu at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 19:38:10 CEST 2009



BTW you might confirm that the 8.3 filename for Program Files is indeed
PROGRA~1 on your system... I think it usually is but you can check that from
the command line. I think there's a flag in the dir command to show you the
8.3 filename...or you can use old skool COMMAND.COM and see what it lists
the directory as...at least this is what I recall. No Windows machine around
to check...


On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 11:02 AM, <r at raakvlak.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to get Pd to find the GEM help patches for its objects, but am
> having no luck so far.
> Default installation of pd-extended (version 0.40.3) keeps giving me
> 'sorry, couldn't find help patch for ...' messages
> I've added the path C/Program Files/pd/extra/Gem to paths. Still no love.
> I have noticed that the folder with GEM helpfiles appear to be in two
> locations; /extra and /doc/5.reference - is this normal?
> All other helpfiles seem to work without a problem, just can't get Gem to
> behave :S
> BTW, I've seen this identical problem on every windows installation I know
> (over half a dozen), including 1 under a virtual machine on Mac OS X.
> The Mac-native version of pd-extended does not have this problem.
> The problem is compounded by Pd starting a new instance when you
> double-click a patch under Windows.
> If it would open in the same intance, I'd just have a window with help
> patches open...
> Any help in solving this would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
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