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Possible to have a light standalone ?

August 23, 2012 | 10:07 am

Hello,

Is it possible to create non-audio standalones with a size smaller than 65.5 MB ? Using the standalone object doesn’t seem to help.

Thank you in advance.


August 23, 2012 | 10:12 am

http://cycling74.com/toolbox/making-a-slick-max-standalone-presentation-from-expo-74-workshop/

Notes from Dan Nigrin on how to slicken up and slim down Max apps.


August 23, 2012 | 11:06 am

Thanks dickmedd. The tutorial gives nice advice but one should not remove as much as explained (otherwise I got a window with comments and toggles removed). Maybe because it was written for Max 5 ?


August 23, 2012 | 11:22 am

I haven’t used Max 6 for any standalones yet, so I couldn’t say if that was the issue. My only advice would be to experiment with how much you take out and try and keep in mind what everything applies to, ensuring that you only take out what you really need to take out.

I’ve carved down apps to around 20MB before, I’m not sure how light you can get them.

Additionally, I’m on OS X too, I’m not sure how different things are on Windows.


August 23, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Hi Roald,

Those instructions should still work pretty well in Max 6 (though there a few small additions, for example there’s now a MaxLua.framework that can be deleted if not using Lua at all).

For your described symptom (no comments and toggles), make sure that you have not inadvertently removed MaxAPI.framework.


August 23, 2012 | 12:03 pm

I should add that on the Mac, I can get very basic standalones down to around 14-15 MB, which compressed as a .dmg or .zip goes to about 4-5 MB.


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