I know this has been asked a few hundred thousand times- i know because i've been reading everything i can find. But most of the documentation and posts are apparently outdated, or don't seem to work for me.
I had been learning pure data for a few weeks about a year ago using pd extended, but noticed that the libs haden't been updated for a long time, so when i got back into it yesterday i decided to start with the nonextended version.
At first i didn't realize that Gem isn't a standard library, so downloaded it, installed, eventually found that someone suggested to go to edit/preferences/startup, make a new entry and just type "gem" and add it. I did that, restarted. The log window still shows a lot of error messages, it looks like PD is searching for two files:
There are a lot of lines that indicated tried and failed for both, but eventually i see "succeeded" for gem.dll, but not for Gem.m_i386.
Anyway i 'put' an object called gemwin and two messages, create and destroy and link them both to gemwin after creating a new project, then switch to run mode ctrl-e and click on create. Nothing happens. It should make a black, empty gem window, but it doesn't.
In the log window, there are no entries added after clicking on create/destroy, i don't know what i'm doing wrong, can someone suggest what to do?
I've been reading for hours, a lot of pages suggest where to look, but have dead links, or the suggestion didn't help, any ideas?
I pasted below the full startup log (the full log using the "all" option).
------------------ done with main ---------------------- input channels = 2, output channels = 2 Default font: DejaVu Sans Mono tried ./Gem.m_i386 and failed tried C:/Users/me/AppData/Roaming/Pd/Gem.m_i386 and failed tried C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Pd/Gem.m_i386 and failed tried C:/Program Files (x86)/pd/extra/Gem.m_i386 and failed tried ./Gem.dll and failed tried C:/Users/me/AppData/Roaming/Pd/Gem.dll and failed tried C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Pd/Gem.dll and failed tried C:/Program Files (x86)/pd/extra/Gem.dll and failed tried ./Gem/Gem.m_i386 and failed tried C:/Users/me/AppData/Roaming/Pd/Gem/Gem.m_i386 and failed tried C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Pd/Gem/Gem.m_i386 and failed tried C:/Program Files (x86)/pd/extra/Gem/Gem.m_i386 and failed tried ./Gem/Gem.dll and failed tried C:/Users/me/AppData/Roaming/Pd/Gem/Gem.dll and failed tried C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Pd/Gem/Gem.dll and failed tried C:/Program Files (x86)/pd/extra/Gem/Gem.dll and succeeded GEM: Graphics Environment for Multimedia GEM: ver: 0.93.3 GEM: compiled: Nov 10 2011 GEM: maintained by IOhannes m zmoelnig GEM: Authors : Mark Danks (original version) GEM: Chris Clepper GEM: Cyrille Henry GEM: IOhannes m zmoelnig GEM: with help by Guenter Geiger, Daniel Heckenberg, James Tittle, Hans-Christoph Steiner, et al. GEM: found a bug? miss a feature? please report it: GEM: homepage http://gem.iem.at/ GEM: bug-tracker http://sourceforge.net/projects/pd-gem/ GEM: mailing-list http://lists.puredata.info/listinfo/gem-dev/ GEM: compiled for SIMD architecture: SSE2 MMX GEM: using SSE2 optimization The Pd window filtered 40 lines The Pd window filtered 41 lines```