cant set live version

Submitted by jason on Tue, 07/02/2019 - 23:04
jason
Control Surface Studio User

I havent been able to select a version for my live. What do I need to do to get it set?
Also I dont know if its related but with the newest update ableton does not show the script in the preferences if I push the install button from CSS. It worked with the previous version even without the version not being set.

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Maikoos
Pro User
#1

Yes having the same problem. Since the update the CSS generated script doesn’t appear in the Live control surface preferences. I can see it when I open the remote script folder but it doesn’t appear in the Live preferences.

danicroitor
Pro User
#2

Maikoos there îs already a post about that - a solved one

John Carney
Forum Admin
#3

Hi guys,

I'm not sure why you can't set the version, I just tested this on my Windows machine and it works fine.
After setting the 'Ableton Live Location', the App will automatically look for all Live versions in the following folder:
C:\\Users\\john\\AppData\\Roaming\\Ableton
Please check if this is where the Live version folders are stored on your computer.

If this is not the correct location, you can manually enter this in the settings.json file.
Go to your home directory, then Control Surface Studio > settings > settings.json
Enter the correct location for 'live version'
(see the attached screenshot)
Make sure you follow the same format, entering 2 slashes for each directory.

As long as you have set the correct location for 'MIDI Remote Script Folder' and 'log.txt' files, then not having the Live version set is not really a problem. It's only used to auto set the location of the log.txt file.

It will be interesting to know if your Live version folder is located in a different place, so please do let me know if this is correct.

Thanks

jason
Control Surface Studio User
#4

I do have all my user files set to a different storage drive than my programs- D:\Users\jason\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live 9.7.7
I made the change in the json file and there is no longer a red notification, but the version is still not shown in the settings panel.

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John Carney
Forum Admin
#5

In the JSON file, make sure you are using double slashes \\
i.e.
D:\\Users\\jason\\AppData\\Roaming\\Ableton\\Live 9.7.7
It sounds to me like the path you have added can't be found (which is why the options are still blank).
If that doesn't work, try adding slashes on the end too:
D:\\Users\\jason\\AppData\\Roaming\\Ableton\\Live 9.7.7\\