Subject: MAX Digest - 13 May 1998
Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 00:01:15 -0400
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There are 5 messages totalling 123 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. msp - audiomedia iii
  2. key disk copy protection/PowerBooks with no floppy drives
  3. MAX Digest - 11 May 1998 to 12 May 1998
  5. polyglot


Date:    Wed, 13 May 1998 12:11:57 -0700
From:    jhno 
Subject: Re: msp - audiomedia iii

>I figured out that the only way to restore normal function of Protools is
>to reset the parameter ram and trash all the digidesign preferencies /
>setup files.

I know of several ways to make my AM3 stop working... sometimes, just using
a third-party sound app (Deck perhaps?) will make the AM3 stop working in
Sound Designer.

The FIRST thing to do in such a situation is to go into your system folder,
throw away the file called "DigiSetup", and restart. This will often
restore full functionality to a faltering AM3 card - ! Hopefully you won't
have to take all those other drastic measures.

The other known problem is that if you max out the CPU utilization with
MSP, the AM3 card will stop working until you restart MAX. David Z.
confirmed that this is a Digidesign bug he has been trying to get them to
fix. Solution: leave enough CPU headroom in your patches so that it never
peaks to 100%.

hope this helps -

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Date:    Wed, 13 May 1998 14:48:36 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: key disk copy protection/PowerBooks with no floppy drives

Nick Rothwell  writes:

>That won't work. The copy protection marks the boot volume with a
>hashed signature of the booting environment. You can only install MAX
>using the exact environment you'll use to run it. No PowerBook
>docking, no alternate System Folders, no moving of hard disks from one
>machine to another, no nothing.

This might have been true for the copy protection of the era with
which the esteemed Mr. Rockwell is familiar, but it isn't true
any more. You can install copy protected software on any
hard disk connected to your machine, take the hard disk somewhere
else, and it works as a key. For instance, you could install
Max (with the new copy protection) or MSP on a Jaz or Zip disk.
Although I believe the SCSI disk mode of a Powerbook will work
too, the one Powerbook I have that still works doesn't seem to like
my SCSI-disk cable, so I can't test it myself. If it doesn't work
for some reason, it's a problem that should and will be fixed.

Someday Nick might just upgrade and realize that, in the PACE world,
things have gotten a lot more reasonable and reliable.

David Z.


Date:    Thu, 14 May 1998 00:10:02 +0100
From:    Jean Favory 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 11 May 1998 to 12 May 1998

> >does anyone know how the
> >key disk copy protection is going to fair on this week's hot new G3
> >PowerBooks which don't have floppy drives?
> Excuse my english.
> I am not sure but: plug your powerbook in scsi with another computer and
> authorize your new hard disk...

I tried to do that, without result. Moreover, sometines Max, when
installed on an authorized hard disk, ask for the master disk.

Jean Favory


Date:    Thu, 14 May 1998 03:03:52 +0200
From:    Jeffrey Burns 
Subject: IMAG/INE

Isabelle Jenniches wrote:

Subject: Re: polyglot

There is one object who have a help file in french. It is???

Un clin d'oeil ;) a l'IRCAM probablement.

Frederic Murray


End of MAX Digest - 13 May 1998