I'd like to distribute some M4L patches to people who don't necessarily own Live, via patch that they could open with Max Runtime. Is there a way to open a M4L device directly into Max/MSP without owning Live? For example, something that loading a amxd file into poly~ or into vst~ (of course with all Live-specific features being disabled). I know of course that copy/paste works quite well to convert amxd patches into maxpat patches. But as I have a significant number of M4L patches, that I constantly update, I'd rather like to avoid doing such manual operations each time I create a new version of the amxd file.
The method of editing the .amxd file (removing the first binary characters before the curly bracket and replacing the extension from .amxd to .maxpat) is not reliable, as it works for some patches and not for the majority of them, as I could notice (Max just does not open the patch).