Nov 6, 2010 at 1:24am


Protect max msp stand alone under windows, is super easy, and is possibe find lot of third party tools…………..but for ox users?

Is amazing no exist anyway to protect the patch.
Im not talking about copy protection that is easy to implement.
The problem is see is how protect patch of edition !!

Is really amazing cycllin74 dont care about this.

Somebdy kow sme third party tool can protect OSX stand alone?

Nov 6, 2010 at 4:16am

step number one is to build something which is worth beeing protected.

Nov 6, 2010 at 12:59pm

step 2: write spaghetti patches, that nobody understands ;)

Nov 7, 2010 at 8:16am

> step 2: write spaghetti patches, that nobody understands ;)

I like the idea. You program a nice patcher using the presentation mode, then you program a script to scramble everything for the non-presentation mode.

Nov 7, 2010 at 8:36am

It would be quite easy to unscramble the patch cords.


Nov 7, 2010 at 4:48pm

Hello maxers,

“It would be quite easy to unscramble the patch cords.”

Yes, but you can make a “shaker” external (with a secret name … hide in the patch …) and scramble again each time you swap in edit mode ! Yes, but bad boys could delete the external file … oops … Yes, but etc … ;-)

Mar 10, 2011 at 12:12am

AppProtect or QuickLicense can be used to protect/license/activate both Mac and Windows applications created with Max5. See

Mar 10, 2011 at 8:04am

The problem with the ‘scramble’ scripting thing is that it utterly ruins order of operations – and there are many many instances where getting the order of operations correct is important (animating an LCD, for instance).

Mar 10, 2011 at 10:23am

Oh, i totally forgot that !
I’ve used pd before max and I took over the habit of using [trigger], whenever the order of execution is important…

Mar 12, 2011 at 5:57pm

@mudang: you should use [trigger] in Max, too.

Mar 12, 2011 at 8:56pm

Why not simply patches to share??


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