thanks for the info.
the batch file i included was an exact copy of the one included in extended the only diff being the path\to\pd.exe and the -open mainpatch.pd at the end.
the font is not needed and attempting to change font incorrectly in Preferences/Startup seems to break things.
out of curiosity did mainpatch.pd open using the batchfile?
" the full path to the library folders needs to be specified for any object to actually create."
but just to confirm the included ones actually do create if you do so?
about the batchfile:
what if the folder is placed in a directory like the Applications folder? don't know where that is on windows, is there some equivalent?
on linux if you place the program in a directory that is recognized by default for example /usr/lib/ (*edit wrong directory)
then when creating a.desktop file i don't think you have to use the full path.
and can use for example:
..... "the full path to the library folders needs to be specified for any object to actually create.
Just adding the extra folder does not work."
is this true even if you start pd without the batchfile and add extra to Preferences/Startup manually? then use declare -lib in a patch when necessary?
p.s. if you move some files /(an external) into Pd/bin does that actually work?