[PD] vst~ getenv() on vista

Patrice Colet colet.patrice at free.fr
Sun Jul 8 17:08:04 CEST 2012

 I've just found out another alternative that is about using sys_gui(set env(VST_PATH)) for retrieving the vst folder without admin rights,
we can use also [hcs/sys_gui] in a patch, so if we could set this path by sending a message to [vst~] that would be neat.

> De: "Patrice Colet" <colet.patrice at free.fr>
> À: gr at grrrr.org
> Cc: "pd-list" <pd-list at iem.at>
> Objet: [PD] vst~ getenv() on vista
> Hello,
> if we want VST_PATH to be accessed with getenv() on windows > XP, pd
> have to be loaded with admin account...
> maybe using a newer method like GetEnvironmentVariable() would be
> more appropriate,
> or another method that would allow vst~ to access a vstplugins
> directory?
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/77zkk0b6.aspx
> I'm using mingw for compilation, but I'm not sure I could compile all
> flext externals, so I couldn't try to make a patch, sorry for
> this...
> Colet Patrice
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