5/24/97 11:00 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 23 May 1997 to 24 May
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 4 messages totalling 114 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Max 3.5.2 is now Max 3.5.3
  2. Development tools for externals
  3. Copy Protection Fucked Report #416
  4. Maxplay 3.5.3 authorization?


Date:    Fri, 23 May 1997 21:15:21 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Max 3.5.2 is now Max 3.5.3

And you can probably guess why...

If any of you downloaded Max 3.5.2 immediately after I posted the
announcement of its availability, you should be aware that it has
a bug that makes two objects, if and lib, not work properly.
Max 3.5.3 is now available on the Opcode web site, and it fixes
that problem.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks to Richard Dudas for finding
the bug so quickly.

David Z.


Date:    Sat, 24 May 1997 00:04:48 -0500
From:    "R. Albert Falesch" 
Subject: Development tools for externals

Dear Maxers,

Could I please get a recommendation?  I may have to develop some MAX
externals. I would like guidance regarding the right compiler. I would
want to have C++, if for no other reason than the fact that I've been
using C++ on other platforms and I rather like it.  Any caveats about
overhead or efficiency in the use of C++ in MAX externals are welcomed,

Presently I have no compiler for the Mac, so an upgrade is not a factor
(unless my possession of MSVC for Windows yields some sort of
competitive upgrade leverage! :-)  I've seen these two listings in

        Codewarrior Gold Ii Cd

Someone once posted a notice about some scaled down version of
Codewarrior that comes with one or two books.  If I recall, the message
indicated that it was useful for externals development in C, but not

Thank you in advance for any
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Date:    Sat, 24 May 1997 13:21:19 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Copy Protection Fucked Report #416

Here's a good game. Set the clock on the Mac forward (either to simulate an
accident, such as a second-hand PowerBook arriving with the date set ten
days in advance for no good reason, or to simulate changing timezones).

Install MAX. Set clock back.

Run Norton utilites to check disks. It will want to change the modification
dates of the files that appear to be modified ahead of the current time.
Let it do so.

Try to run MAX: copy protection refuses to launch it and requires new

Unlike the "how could they be so stupid" boot volume name bug I reported
last week, this "how could they be so stupid" bug is not recoverable.

While running Norton I wondered what it would do about any key files it
found and wondered whether it would break anything, but decided no, I mean,
how could they be so stupid?

Time to waste another hour or two unfucking the installation. (The fact
that I have a method to do so shows the zero benefits of copy protecting
anything in the first place.)

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects        music synthesis and control

             years, passing by, VCO, VCF, and again, and again


Date:    Sat, 24 May 1997 18:33:22 -0400
From:    Amanda Pehlke 
Subject: Maxplay 3.5.3 authorization?

I downloaded the updated Max3.5.3 today, and put MaxPlay3.5.3 in my second
computer to replace MaxPlay3.5.1.  Now MaxPlay wants its disk authorized,
whereas v.3.5.1 didn't, and still doesn't if I put it back.

Is this intentional?  If so, could someone slowly and carefully please
explain why?  Will Maxplay 3.5.1 run patchers if it finds updated files?

If the Max-using group gets smaller and smaller, does that mean we're more
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End of MAX Digest - 23 May 1997 to 24 May 1997