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removing cycling 74 copyright in built standalone

January 6, 2011 | 1:41 pm

Hi i have built a standalone in max 5 and in the properties it says copyrite cycling 74 i want to change this or delete it. anyone know how.

thanks lee


January 6, 2011 | 1:56 pm

You’ll have to edit the Info.plist in yourapp.app/Contents/Info.plist.


January 6, 2011 | 2:44 pm

Since your standalone includes the Max/MSP runtime, and the runtime is copyright Cycling ’74, it’s probably not actually kosher to completely remove their copyright notice.

That said, I think it should be all right to _modify_ the copyright notice to include your own copyright as long as your work credits Cycling ’74 appropriately. I would re-read the Max User license to be sure, but that’s your job.

On Mac OS standalones, the copyright string is included in the Bundle Info.plist file. The "copy rite" is: in the Finder, ctrl/right-click on the standalone, select "Show Package Contents", in the new window navigate to Contents/, double-click on Info.plist, edit away.

Don’t forget that you can define your own startup screen as part of the standalone creation process. This may be more appropriate for what you want to do.


January 7, 2011 | 12:36 am

Thanks for the information… I am using windows. Is it possible to modify the copy right in Windows?


January 7, 2011 | 12:47 pm

On Windows, you have to use a resource editor program. I use "XN Resource Editor" (free): http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d10resourceeditor.htm

The information you need to edit is in the "Version" resource…

If you want to see examples of how it comes out, feel free to download a demo of some of my recent software (the Software Klee Step Sequencer for example: http://defectiverecords.com/klee )


January 8, 2011 | 2:25 am

cheers Dan that’s a great help.

Lee


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