Running two copies of MAX with different preferences?

Jan 3, 2009 at 3:51pm

Running two copies of MAX with different preferences?

Hi all,

Because of different kinds of tasks I want them to perform I’d like to run two instances of MAXMSP along side each other. When changing preferences and after rebooting the program I see that the two copies seem to share the same prefences window (not while running the program though). That’s because they probably share the file maxpreferences.maxpref. Is there a way to have the two instances of the application have different preferences files (but keep the rest of the preferences for for example sound-cards and such)?

Actually I’d like to be able to assign the same settings per program instance that you can adjust in the “standalone” object inspector.

Thanks, Hans.

#41536
Jan 4, 2009 at 3:24am

I don’t know how to do this with different prefs, but I do know that each version will run on a different core in Max OSX. This can be very useful and in my experience with Max 4, it is pretty stable.

#147951
Jan 4, 2009 at 12:02pm

On 4 Jan 2009, at 03:24, Sean Ferguson wrote:

> I don’t know how to do this with different prefs

A rather ugly way to do it would be to run copies in two separate
login sessions. (As far as I know, the non-foreground login still runs
all its processes, although perhaps not at top priority.)

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