Today I was running 0.43.4-extended on Windows 7, and I messed up in a couple of ways. 0.43.4 has never loaded all of the libraries for me, bringing back loading errors on a lot of the big name libraries. I don't seem to use a lot of these libraries though, and have never tried to fix the problem. I started making a few abstractions of my own, but could not get pd to save any new paths in the preferences. I tried editing the pd-extended.bat script, and it loads all of the other libraries, but will not load my file with one patch in it. The batch file itself is super finicky: if you add my library to the end of all the -lib flags, it doesn't even put it in the command line. If I add it to the beginning, it cannot open any libraries. I then installed the program (I usually run the unziped, non-installed version), and have no persistence , but editing the batch file to include one more -lib or even -PA stops pd from loading anything. I thought maybe I'd need to run each of these things as Administrator, and when I do, it starts the audio engine and then cranks on one processor core and then never opens.
Most of the documentation about libraries on Windows is from 0.40.3
Does anyone know what's going on?