So, last step is -> Starting serialosc manually. You can find the serialoscd.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Monome\serialosc.
Here we go: Monome is plugged in, start serialoscd.exe (and ignore the mentioned debugger mode ;), starting a maxpatch like Monome Sum (github.com/monome/monome_sum/releases/tag/1.3a), Choose your monome in the upper left corner and start smiling
Hotplugging doesn’t work at this time cause the service doesn’t work correctly. Therefor you have to exit max (and sometimes serialosc, too) and start them both again to get the monome 40h work again with another patch.
If you like you can use some patches from the new monome package for Max 7 -> Max 7 package manager (In the package manager, you have to type in “monome” in the search bar and install it … )
Do not install MonomeSerial or a Serialosc Maxpatch. Both are not needed any more! Except you like to use some old patches, which depends on MonomeSerial. If you are interested in them, i found a list of these old patches here: archive.monome.org/docs/app:monomeserial:list. An interesting patch for example is the Brontologik Patch by Pyrolator: archive.monome.org/docs/app:brontologik4. But beware: I didn’t tested how to get the monome work with MonomeSerial again on Win 10. That’s another story … ;).
to try to get an older grid i got second hand working on a new windows laptop
I’ve managed to get serialOSC running and connecting to ports. however when I connect the grid, the lights all light up at half brightness. and when i run monomeSum, I’m not seeing any responses in the program. I’ve tried a couple of different monome apps but none of them are receiving any input from the grid.
I tried using an older serialOSC max patch in my copy of Max6, but that won’t even find the grid. i’m unsure as to how to proceed?
Nope, newest is 1.4.2 which specifically fixes that problem. It was posted by @artfwo here at a thread. don’t know if online at the main page. Let me know if you don’t find it, then I would search and post from the pc