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Max Runtime 32-bit on windows 8.1 – issues

Nov 07 2013 | 11:23 am


I’ve sent a collaborator who doesn’t own Max a patch to run for a presentation, but he’s having trouble getting 32-bit Max 6.1.5 Runtime to work properly on his 64-bit Windows 8.1 laptop (64-bit Max doesn’t have the features we need implemented yet).

I don’t know the details of his problems yet, but has anyone else had success or failure running the 32-bit Mac Runtime on 64-bit Windows 8.1? Any pointers?


Nov 07 2013 | 12:01 pm

More details: he gets this error when trying to open 32-bit max runtime:
Faulting application name: MaxRT.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x52713145
Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc00001a5
Fault offset: 0x05a07bbb
Faulting process id: 0x1984
Faulting application start time: 0x01cedbeed5cd510a
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Cycling '74\Max Runtime 6.1\MaxRT.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: 13b82a2e-47e2-11e3-be9a-008cfa66aa24

and says he’s tried various compatibility modes as well, to no avail.

Nov 08 2013 | 12:35 pm

Just to follow up – it seems that he can run Max (in demo mode), but not max runtime or the max runtime .exe included with max.

Nov 08 2013 | 1:43 pm


The runtimes are working fine in 8.1 for us.

If you install debugview

You’ll be able to view Max’s startup sequence on Windows – perhaps there will be a clue in there somewhere



Nov 12 2013 | 7:19 am

from my colleague: "Well, I downloaded DebugView as suggested, tried to open Max Runtime (32-bit), and looked at the last start call in the log. The last call was ad_load. My guess is that this is the process that loads all the externals in the folder "ad", such as ad_asio.mxe, ad_rewire.mxe, ad_mme.mxe, etc. And I suppose this is the process that is crashing MaxRT before it even gets to the opening splash screen. "

For me on XP 32-bit, I get path_buildcache right after ad_load. Maybe there is actually something wrong with that on his end…

[2956] startup call: ad_load
[2956] startup call: path_buildcache

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