Will installing Max 6.1 cause trouble with my earlier Max versions?
No, installing the Max 6.1 will not affect your other versions of Max.
Do I need to authorize 6.1?
If Max 6 is already authorized, you will not need any additional authorization for 6.1. A fully-functional 30-day demo period will activate for new users.
How do I report a problem?
To report a bug, fill out this short form.
Will Max 6.1 work inside of Live 8 Max for Live?
No, Max 6.1 requires using Live 9 to run Max for Live.
There is only one FAT application for Macintosh. How do I run this as a 64 bit application?
To run in 64bit mode, select the application and "Get Info" from the finder. In the "General" tab there should be a check box which says "Open in 32-bit mode". You can turn this off to run in 64bit. If you want to keep separate 32bit and 64bit versions, you can duplicate your max folder, select one of the applications and set it to run in 64bit as described. Externals are also FAT bundles--i.e. contain both 32 and 64bit code.
Does the 64bit version have the same features as the 32bit version?
This being our first 64bit release, we will not have all of the features of the 32bit version, especially regarding Jitter and Quicktime support. We will be continuing to work on Jitter video playback and other QT features in the 64bit version, but many features won't be in our initial release. Max and MSP should have nearly all the same features, except where it relies on QT. Please see the release notes for more information.
Why won't my 3rd party externals run inside the 64bit version of Max?
All Max externals need to be ported and recompiled. An SDK will be forthcoming. In the meantime, we would suggest you try rewriting patches to use standard objects and abstractions if you want to run them in 64bit, until specific 3rd party objects are ported to 64bit.
When will a Max 6.1 3rd party developers kit be made available so that I can port my external to 64 bit?
Get the SDK for details.