[PD] vst~ getenv() on vista

Thomas Grill gr at grrrr.org
Mon Jul 9 11:34:11 CEST 2012

Hi Patrice,
thanks for the feedback - i will look into that.
By the way, another possibility would be to change the Pd path - don't know if this is useful at all.

Am 08.07.2012 um 17:08 schrieb Patrice Colet:

> 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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