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#1 Pattern Kid

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 20:36

I decided to try out Csound today, so I went ahead and installed that, and then realized there was something I wanted to finish up in Renoise before diving into that. So I open up Renoise, and I was met with these errors, for all my installed tools:










Does anyone know what the deal is here? It looks like some sort of confusion between the programs' Lua resources, but other than that I'm pretty puzzled. Does anyone know to sort this out?

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 21:25

Hm, perhaps the CSound installer defines some PATH system variable that lua is then responding to?

You can check if this is the case...exactly how depends on the version of windows you're running.


Renoise tools essentially should work without such any modification, but indeed the lua runtime might still consider these paths. 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 22:25

I had the same problem.

Uninstalled CSound, re-installed Renoise, manually fixed the Win10 path variables, and now most tools are working again. Nasty business.

Edited by CHoPS, 17 November 2017 - 22:25.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 23:35

Had the same issue (and posted about it somewhere on these forums but can't find it now).  


CSound mucks with the Lua path.   I *think* it adds something to your ENV (something like LUAPATH maybe).  And then when Renoise loads its own Lua interpreter that environment value breaks it all.


I know I fixed it and I think it was by removing that ENV item but memory is hazy.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 00:03

Yup that was it. I deleted the Lua related paths (and expected some issues with csound) and now both programs run fine (lucky). Thanks!

Edited by Pattern Kid, 18 November 2017 - 00:04.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:09

Weird I've been using Csound and Renoise happily without problems... perhaps it was because I'd installed Csound before I'd ever installed Renoise, not the other way round.

Edited by boonier, 20 November 2017 - 11:10.