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MaxRT on Linux

December 15, 2007 | 11:58 am

I just want to let all of you know, I just tried a first test to install
the runtime of Max on Linux:

It works, pretty much out of the box!
I used the lates Ubuntu distribution (7.10) which is coming with wine, a
windows compatibility layer for linux… (There is also a MacIntel
version I think)

The only difficulty was to type a command in a terminal to call the
installer. (explained in the readme’s to wine)
After that Max would install, and I could run it, the first tests with
some of my St.ools patches worked fine.
I’ll try to get some more complex patches running and keep you posted…

Stefan


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December 15, 2007 | 1:00 pm

Great news, thanks for the info, will try this later today!.

On 15/12/2007, Stefan Tiedje wrote:
>
> I just want to let all of you know, I just tried a first test to install
> the runtime of Max on Linux:
>
> It works, pretty much out of the box!
> I used the lates Ubuntu distribution (7.10) which is coming with wine, a
> windows compatibility layer for linux… (There is also a MacIntel
> version I think)
>
> The only difficulty was to type a command in a terminal to call the
> installer. (explained in the readme’s to wine)
> After that Max would install, and I could run it, the first tests with
> some of my St.ools patches worked fine.
> I’ll try to get some more complex patches running and keep you posted…
>
> Stefan
>
> –
> Stefan Tiedje————x——-
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Pere J Villez: Pereshaped


December 15, 2007 | 7:58 pm

are you using max 5?


December 15, 2007 | 10:13 pm

David Whitely schrieb:
> are you using max 5?

No, though I’d love to see it. It’s the latest 4.6.3…

I’ll also test Jitter and Pluggo…

Stefan


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December 15, 2007 | 11:53 pm

Hey,

Just wondering what you did exactly? I also have ubuntustudio 7.10 here, and when I tried to load Max under wine I got some nonsense error from PACE and gave up (insert rant on copy-protection here).

Did you install from scratch on Linux? I was just trying to load it up on my windows drive.

edit: oh, you said max rt and not linux rt



ico
December 16, 2007 | 12:00 am

> Did you install from scratch on Linux? I was just trying to load it up on
> my windows drive.

I think you answered it yourself. PACE needs to be installed onto the
system. Because Wine has nothing to do with your Windows partition/drive,
running Max executable from a different partition (or a different drive)
without installing it is in effect equivalent to extracting executable from
the installer and trying to run it by itself. So in short, run the installer
under Wine and ‘ye shall see the light’ ;-)

Hope this helps!

Best wishes,

Ico


December 16, 2007 | 12:02 am

I have the C drive in wine set to my windows C drive, so surely this won’t do anything.

Do I need to go back to having a separate wine C drive?



ico
December 16, 2007 | 12:50 am

In a nutshell, yes. It is likely that PACE messes with the registry and Wine
has its own. Also, check that you’ve not simply specified a "virtual" c
drive somewhere in your home folder, as this is not the same as the
physical/real Windows drive.

Hope this helps!

Ico

> —–Original Message—–
> From: maxmsp-bounces@cycling74.com [mailto:maxmsp-bounces@cycling74.com]
> On Behalf Of John
> Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 7:03 PM
> Subject: [maxmsp] Re: RE: Re: MaxRT on Linux
>
>
> I have the C drive in wine set to my windows C drive, so surely this won’t
> do anything.
>
> Do I need to go back to having a separate wine C drive?


December 16, 2007 | 1:06 am

On Dec 15, 2007, at 11:53 PM, John wrote:

> Just wondering what you did exactly? I also have ubuntustudio
> 7.10 here, and when I tried to load Max under wine I got some
> nonsense error from PACE and gave up (insert rant on copy-
> protection here).

If you notice the subject, "MaxRT" refers to Max *runtime*. I don’t
believe PACE will work under wine, unless someone has discovered the
contrary. So you’ll need to launch the runtime version. Can’t edit
the patches, but you should be able to run them. I have no idea how
MIDI drivers or audio drivers work under wine, but for the
adventurous…have fun!

-Joshua


December 16, 2007 | 1:26 am

This is great news! I’m eager to get an asus eeepc, and there’s no way I’m
running windows on it! While I didn’t intend to use it with patches, if I
can install the runtime, that’d be so amazing, allowing some of my projects
infinitely greater portability!

On 16/12/2007, Joshua Kit Clayton wrote:
>
>
> On Dec 15, 2007, at 11:53 PM, John wrote:
>
> > Just wondering what you did exactly? I also have ubuntustudio
> > 7.10 here, and when I tried to load Max under wine I got some
> > nonsense error from PACE and gave up (insert rant on copy-
> > protection here).
>
> If you notice the subject, "MaxRT" refers to Max *runtime*. I don’t
> believe PACE will work under wine, unless someone has discovered the
> contrary. So you’ll need to launch the runtime version. Can’t edit
> the patches, but you should be able to run them. I have no idea how
> MIDI drivers or audio drivers work under wine, but for the
> adventurous…have fun!
>
> -Joshua
>


December 19, 2007 | 11:33 am

John schrieb:
> Do I need to go back to having a separate wine C drive?

I installed it to the default wine C drive, which is a folder on my
Linux disc.
I downloaded Max Runtime (no Pace) and then navigated to the .msi file
in a terminal, typed as explaned on some wine help sites:

msiexec /i "MaxMSP 4.6.3 Runtime Installer.msi"

that started the installer and did the rest. After closing the window I
would find MaxRT in my program folder, launch it and its there. It would
make sound out of the box, Midi has to be checked. I don’t have too much
time to dive into it though, I was just curious, and I dream of an Eee
PC as well…

Stefan


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March 31, 2012 | 9:33 pm

hi, I just tried max 5 and 6 on ubuntu 11.10, with the program wine. I can get max runtime to work and get sound out to the speakers. But the full program is not working due to missing pace drivers, I tried installing the pace drivers, but they fail near the end of installation.

anyway, its, great to get runtime working. : )


April 2, 2012 | 4:07 pm

What Joshua wrote 4 years ago still holds: PACE will, with approx 99.999999% certainty, not work with wine/ubuntu/Linux/etc. IMS there is a FAQ on the Pace site to this effect.


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