Many problems with the Max 8.1.8 upgrade on Mac!
Jan 17 2021 | 4:07 am
There are numerous malfunctions in the Mac version of the latest Max version 8.1.8. I was working fine with it on Windows, and then when I upgraded 8.1.3 to 8.1.8 on Mac (using Mojave) to port my project to Mac (just to obtain the new feature of externals being put under externals folder instead of inside mxf), so many things operate unpredictably, that it's even hard to isolate them as bug reports to send to support. I deleted 8.1.8 and tried to use 8.1.3 again but nothing changed.
To give some examples: [js], [node.script] and script commands to [thispatcher] work erronously or don't work at all. [js] may not be recognized in standalones ("newobj js: no such object"). Editing arguments of a [metro] can cause to crash. Even [loadbang] can cause to crash, etc, etc.
Seeing similar complaints by others, I hope the main cause is already diagnosed by Cycling and and all will go away with a hopefully very soon new update.