Max 8.1.11 Released


    Apr 13 2021 | 5:38 pm
    We are happy to announce the release of Max 8.1.11. This is a limited update in order to support Max for Live features in Live 11 and fix a few outstanding vst~ issues.
    Take a look at the changes below for the short list of improvements.
    As always, you can download the update here: https://cycling74.com/downloads
    Happy patching! Ben
    New Features: • function: added immediate edit option for inactive click • mc.function: added 'clickinactive' attribute for switching active function
    Fixed Bugs: • event probing: disabled appropriately in Max for Live and runtime • vst~: fixed resolution of unique id for VST2 plugins • vst~: properly update sample rate when it changes

    • Apr 19 2021 | 3:24 pm
      Still by far the Softwar with most Bugs I've ever seen.
      Genexport decides to stop working for houres, in erlier version it was at least possible to copy the code start a new project and esport from there, even this doesen't work anymore. Saving projects crashes Max and sometimes destroys the whole file, so it can't be opend anymore. Max crashes regularly, if it runs 1 hour thats a big reason to celebrate. From time to time Max decides to switch connections. ( one block is connected to input1 one of a different block, a second block is connected to input2, but after saving max decides it prefers it the other way round) ...
    • Apr 19 2021 | 3:57 pm
      while we all know that there are many bugs in max, eventually too many, i somehow tend to not believe your above socalled experience with using max. i have seen scrambled connections once in 21 years and when my max chrashes then usually because of a hardware error, a background process, or a lack of free RAM.
      [gen] is relatively new, and issues with saving this stuff exist, but then make safety copies of your work for gods sake. :)
    • Apr 20 2021 | 10:40 am
      HI, the most recent Windows 10 Security update added back a panel that enables installation of Max8.x without needing Norton installed. Go to Windows menu->Settings->Windows Security->Apps & Browser Control->Check apps and files, and turn to WARN or OFF. This option used to be in Windows Defender, and until more recent Windows 10 updates was not accessible in the control panel and required registry changes.
    • Apr 20 2021 | 11:43 am
      @dirtyduck That's not been my experience at all. It doesn't seem to be happening to other people in this forum or on the Facebook MAX user group. Have you reported the issues you claim to experience to support? You should do if its a serious issue.
    • Apr 20 2021 | 12:01 pm
      Also, sometime between 8.0.8 and 8.1.11, the bug with font size not scaling with the display scaling in the chooser object was fixed. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
    • Apr 20 2021 | 12:40 pm
      So it's hard to belive I'm the only person getting those, however it my guess is that some bug in gen. I didn't had that many problems when I was using standard Max, it just started when I was making projects exclusively in gen (to use the codexport). But if stuff happens like the codeexport stops working after adding a new object and the solution to get it back working is deleting that object and after this undo the deletion, then I'm 99% sure it wasn't a usererror. Another example from yesterday would be I was writing a line in a codebox "detune = in3;" and got an error "detune is not declareted", correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that exact line a declaration? Deleting that line and rewriting it solved the problem. These are just some examples why I can say with 99% guaranty it's not my error but a bug. I really like the idea of Max and Gen and I would really love to support it, but as long use more time finding the point which I have to delete and redo so gen works as expected, I can not do that. And got me to the point that I just finish the projects I'm working on and after that, will go back to pure data and for more complex projects JUCE and C++.
      And yes I sent E-Mails to the support, however I stoped that, I don't have the time to send an e-Mail everyday and creating an example patch which recreates the error.
    • Apr 26 2021 | 4:54 pm
      Unable to create JVM is the error message when trying to run java patch in max/mso 11. Is this related to the new release?
    • Jun 04 2021 | 1:27 am
      Are you running it as a 32 bit program or 64 bit program? I was having this error message with mlrv 2.0 for like 5-6 years and was ignoring it. I know Java so I recently decided to dive into building max externals with it instead of using javascript like I have been for years. It turns out Max 7 was set to launch in 32 bit mode (can find this under get info on macOS) and my JVM was 64 bit.
    • Jun 09 2021 | 8:11 am
      This update completely broke VSTs. The DSP in any loaded VST is results in completely distorted audio. Luckily I had an older install of Max 8.0.3 to roll back too, fixed the problem.