Max 32bit vs 64bit on PC

    Sep 18 2018 | 6:09 pm
    I have been sticking to the 32 bit version of Max because various elements of A/V didn't seem to work with the 64 bit version. These seem to have been reworked over time to where I don't have a clear idea what is still "broken"/unavailable in 64 bit. Since we're on the verge of a new release, I'll have to decide if it is time to make the leap. Can anybody summarize what still doesn't work in the 64bit version of Max/Msp/Jitter on a PC?

    • Sep 19 2018 | 4:51 am
      From the 64 bit "FAQ" We have improved the 64 bit Max features with each subsequent release. To see what is supported by the version you have installed installed, in the Max application, go to 'Help > Latest Support Information'.
      Can someone just copy me what is there, so I don't have to "install install" the 64 bit version just to find out whether I should install it?
    • Sep 19 2018 | 6:48 am
      Not really answer to Your question, just some info: Installing Max on PC has allways given me trouble, because one has to deinstall exactly same version in order to be able to install another etc Very annoying. I don't keep any of that uninstall crap on the Window side. Max does not need to be installed, in fact if You install it on one PC, than just copy the Max folder to another, and that's it, no trouble to delete it or place another version of it. I install Max for PC on Mac running virtual windows and copy installed folder to real PC, after removing all unneeded stuff. I keep 4.6.3, 5.19, 6.08, 6.1.10, 7.06, 7.2 and 7.3.5 versions on same HD and use whatever version is needed depending on project. And allways wipe all auto created projects, cache, last used or whatever data when any max version quits. --------- Info on latest update (Latest Support Information) are here :
      No need to run Max or install anything to have a look at it.
    • Sep 19 2018 | 8:06 am
      Thanks for pointing that out. I think finally with VDDLL (sp? on the DDs and LLs) that I can actually, finally, belatedly quit using ~spigot, so I'm ready to take a stab at the 64bit version.
      Because of all the drama with various versions and being paranoid about confusion between referenced files, I've always tried to limit myself to distinct major versions running on a PC. Hopefully I can leave my 32bit Max 7 and install a 64 bit Max 8. I'm pretty sure Max 8 will be unusable for actual performance for about a year, but I'd love to start building on it while preserving a stable Max 7 32bit proper performance version
    • Sep 19 2018 | 8:26 am
      I have tested Max 8 on Mac, and it feels fine, had no crashes. It runs max 7 patches as is so one can easily compare the performance. It can't yet be authorised, so saving a patch is a bit tricky though ...