I have been resisting moving from Max 6 to Max 7 as many of my patches require substantial effort to get them to look good and work in Max 7.
With the advent of High Sierra I found out that my Max 6 standalones do not work at all in this latest OS, so I have started the arduous task of converting them in Max 7.3.4. I started with a simple patch and hit a problem that does not occur with standalones created with Max 6.1.10.
Basically the Max 7 version of the standalone does not launch ( I double-click the application’s icon, I get the beachball and the application gets hung up, with no crash, until I force quit) if the standalone is located in one of the system-related folders on the Mac. For instance, this problem happens if the standalone is in any of the following directories:
However (and this is the big However), if I create a folder inside any of the above directories and place the standalone in it, it launches fine with no issues!
I tried for countless hours, in vain, many potential fixes including:
1. Repairing Permissions
2. Trying every conceivable setting and combination of settings in the standalone object in my patch.
3. Including or excluding various files in the Contents folder inside the application’s folder. The problem persists for even the thinnest version.
Some relevant info:
A. The problem occurs on both OS 10.12.6 (Sierra) and 10.13 (High Sierra), each running on a different MacBook Pro.
B. On 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion) (running on a Mac Mini) the same standalone in the above listed directory does launch but, anomalously, it takes up to 20 seconds. However (the same big However) if I create a folder in the the same directory, place the standalone in it and launch, it launches fine immediately.
C. The problem does NOT occur for the same standalone created in Max 6.1.10. Such a standalone launches and works fine one all Mac OS (and all directories) from 10.7 until 10.12.x. (But not with High Sierra, where, my Max 6 standalones launch OK but are corrupted and do not work properly).
Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.
p.s. I would be happy to post the sample standalone on a server and give the URL if this can help anyone find a solution.