MaxMsp unexpectedly quits on startup.
I’ve had MaxMsp 4.62 installed on my MacBook for just over a month now and it’s been working fine untill now. When I try to open MaxMsp it just unexpectedly quits, I’ve barely used the program and can’t see any reason for it doing this.
The last things I did were use and save a rewire tutorial patch ( from ReWire Essentials, Part Two) and install pluggo junior. I have uninstalled and reinstalled MaxMsp but still the same problem.
From looking at forum posts I think it may be something to do with the help files. Anyway here are the first few lines from the crash log. I imagine this is a fairly simple problem and any help would be much appreciated.
Host Name: daniel-shahs-computer
Date/Time: 2007-05-12 12:47:18.671 +0100
OS Version: 10.4.9 (Build 8P2137)
Report Version: 4
Path: /Applications/MaxMSP 4.6/MaxMSP.app/Contents/MacOS/MaxMSP
Parent: WindowServer 
Version: ??? (4.6.2)
Exception: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (0×0002)
Thread 0 Crashed:
0 dyld 0x8fe12f94 stub_binding_helper_interface + 18
1 < <00000000>> 0×00000000 0 + 0
2 < <00000000>> 0x0029c134 0 + 2736436
Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
eax: 0x15d6b9a1 ebx: 0xbffffd84 ecx: 0×00000000 edx: 0×00000000
edi: 0×00002328 esi: 0×00001000 ebp: 0xbffffd04 esp: 0xbffffca4
ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0×00010282 eip: 0x8fe12f94 cs: 0×00000017
ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0×00000000 gs: 0×00000037
I believe the answer is in the question- you’ve installed 10.4.9 – did you do it from software update – in which case it wont work on intel macs.. Apparently you can solve this by downloading and installing the equivilent combo update.
Best of luck- hope this revives it for you.