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MetaModule Disappears

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:26 am
by Keres
I don't know if it is a bug or not, but i just experienced a really weird occurrence. I was editing a drumkit inside of a metamodule and when i hit "back" it brought me to a tune that i had been working on earlier in the afternoon. There was no instance of that metamodule with that kit in it anywhere. I had been working in several copies of Sunvox, one for the tune i was working in, and one to browse all of the latest tunes from this past month. I use Ubuntu 16.10 and i am sure that opening several copies of sunvox had something to do with this. It is also possible that sunvox with the metamodule i was editing just crapped out and what i was staring at was anther open copy from before. If anyone else has experienced this please let me know. =@

Re: MetaModule Disappears

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:30 am
by queries
When running several instances of SunVox, did you run the same binary in the same directory? If so, that was probably what caused your issue. All of the clipboard and other session information is kept in dot-files in the directory where the SunVox binary resides. So multiple instances could very well lead to information leaking or colliding between sessions as you experienced.

If you instead create separate directories for each instance of SunVox, you will have truly separate sessions that won't disturb each other.

Re: MetaModule Disappears

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:22 am
by Keres
Ah, so obvious! Thanks for the tip. Could also set up different color schemes in each instance as well?

Re: MetaModule Disappears

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:44 am
by queries
Yes indeed. Each will have completely independent settings. That includes MIDI inputs, colors, fonts, default project template, file paths, and so forth.

You might be able to symlink some files to a common area. This might be useful for path history for example. Or clipboard, to be able to copy and paste between instances.

Hmm, Sounds like a good experiment and potential HOWTO doc :)

Re: MetaModule Disappears

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:10 am
by Keres
I might need help with this issue in Ubuntu because apparently those files are all stored somewhere in the home directory.

Re: MetaModule Disappears

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:19 am
by NightRadio
If you need two independent copies of SunVox, create two copies of the program in different folders. For example, sunvox1/ and sunvox2/
Then go to the folder with global SunVox settings: ~/.config/SunVox
Copy the sunvox_config.ini from this folder to the sunvox1 and sunvox2.
That's it. Now you have two independent copies of SunVox, each with its own configuration file.