standalone startup

Jul 16, 2008 at 1:08pm

standalone startup

Hi,

I’m trying out the max 5 demo, but all the standalones I try to build (also VERY easy ones) can’t startup in an environment without max 5 installed on it.
Is this a sort of demo limitation, a bug, or what?

thanks

#38908
Jul 16, 2008 at 7:36pm

Are you on Windows?

From Max Documentation, Windows Standalone Applications:

Max depends on the Microsoft C Runtime Library. To use a standalone on a computer that has not run the Max installer or the Max 5 installer you must first run the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86). This can be downloaded from Microsoft (vcredist_x86.exe). An alternative is to simply download and install Max or the Max Runtime. Currently the Microsoft package can be found at this URL:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9B2DA534-3E03-4391-8A4D-074B9F2BC1BF&displaylang=en

-Ben

#136207
Jul 16, 2008 at 8:01pm

At 12:36 PM -0700 7/16/08, Ben Bracken wrote:
>Are you on Windows?
>
>>From Max Documentation, Windows Standalone Applications:
>
>Max depends on the Microsoft C Runtime Library. To use a standalone
>on a computer that has not run the Max installer or the Max 5
>installer you must first run the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
>Redistributable Package (x86). This can be downloaded from Microsoft
>(vcredist_x86.exe). An alternative is to simply download and install
>Max or the Max Runtime. Currently the Microsoft package can be found
>at this URL:
>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9B2DA534-3E03-4391-8A4D-074B9F2BC1BF&displaylang=en
>
>-Ben

Thanks Ben.

For those of us that are considering creation of commercial
Windows-based standalones, has Cycling done any testing with other
deployment mechanisms (as outlined at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zebw5zk9.aspx ), so as to
provide a more streamlined installation experience for the end user?

Thanks,
Dan

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#136208
Jul 16, 2008 at 8:35pm

I see.
I suppose this has changed from max 4.6 as standalone were used to work with no need of install vcredist_x86.exe.
Is it possible to include the files within the standalone when building? or a call to automatically launch the installer?

thanks

#136209
Jul 16, 2008 at 9:15pm

Ok. I figured out. If the c++ runtime is installed in the machine where you compile, the standalone will work on machines without.

#136210
Jul 17, 2008 at 1:07am

No! I was wrong, it has to be installed on the target machine…
ops

#136211

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