moi won't start with double-clicking a 3dm file

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 From:  wimverbe
7646.1 
this is a minor thing, but a bit uncomfortable anyway. when double-clicking a .3dm file, MoI launches, then I get the message "file not found" in an ugly (pardon my french) windows style tiny window, then MoI quits again. Dropping a .3dm file on the MoI program icon gives the same result. I can only open an existing file by opening it from within MoI.

Moi V3, OSX 10.10.4

tnx
wim
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7646.2 In reply to 7646.1 
Hi Wim, does the path to the .3dm file contain any spaces in it or possibly any unusual punctuation characters like * : \ or quotes in it?

- Michael
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 From:  wimverbe
7646.3 
Yes Michael, that is what caused it, I see now. I use 3 dots in front of the "current assignments" folder name to make it stand out a bit. Placing the 3dm files outside this folder eliminates the problem.
it is tough to rename it though… many references to that folder.

other programs (adobe, modo, maxwellrender…) don't have that problem.

with kind regards,

Wim
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7646.4 In reply to 7646.3 
Hi Wim, I'll probably be able to fix that in MoI v4 but for the current version it won't work to try and open MoI by file double-click or drag-drop for files within a folder with those characters in it.

You'll need to use File > Open to open those particular files instead.

- Michael
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 From:  wimverbe
7646.5 
No problem Michael, I can live with it (for a while ;-)

rgds
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 From:  wimverbe
7646.6 
Michael,

I just found out that it is not the 3 dots (Alt+8 on a mac keyboard) that cause the problem, (which made me wonder since it worked before), but inside that folder there is a folder with 2 spaces in the name: "Gears internal 2" eliminating one of the spaces solves the problem.

I will use underscores in folder names till you solved it, that is very manageable ;-)

wim
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7646.7 In reply to 7646.6 
Hi Wim, so unfortunately I can't seem to reproduce the problem over here - I've tried putting in various combinations of the Alt+8 dots, and multiple spaces in the folder and file name and they all seem to be working for me when double clicking the .3dm file or doing drag/drop, I tried on OS X 10.7 and 10.11.

Is there anything else that you can remember that might have caused the problem? It will be hard to fix it if I can't repeat it.

- Michael
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 From:  wimverbe
7646.8 
Michael,

you may forget about it. I can't reproduce it myself here, I tried copying the complete folder structure, but it works fine with the copy, so it must be something to this particular folder inside folder combination. I tried all my other 3dm files and everything else works, including subfolders with 2 spaces inside the three dotted folder.

sorry for bothering you with all this.

rgds
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7646.9 In reply to 7646.8 
No problem Wim - if you happen to run into it again please capture the full path that the file is in so I can try to test it.

Thanks, - Michael
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 From:  wimverbe
7646.10 
Hi Michael,

I think I nailed the folder naming problem.

1. make a folder named Test (or any other name)
2. make a folder named Test 1 (or same name as above, but with a SPACE and something else behind it, anything)
3. put a 3dm file in the second folder
4. doubleclick this file
5. file not found.
6. remove the space after the first word from the foldername, and it works.

the logic I think is that MoI searches for the path, but first encounters the first path with that name uptil the first space it encounters, and does not find the file there.
I can reproduce it on os 10.8.5 (macbook pro) and 10.10.5 (mac pro)

wim
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7646.11 In reply to 7646.10 
Hi wim, thanks for figuring out exactly what causes this. It looks like it's a bug in Wineskin, wineskin is not putting quote " " characters around the command line parameters that have spaces in them which will make MoI think that they are separate parameters rather than one long one.

I don't think I'll be able to do anything about it for v3, but for v4 I should be able to fix it since Wineskin won't be used anymore.

- Michael
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