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OrangeJuice
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Posted: Apr 8, 2017 12:32 AM    Msg. 44 of 44       
3DS Max Compatibility



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These tests were done on Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Branch 64-bit.

A lot of " Halo Compatible " 3dsmax versions simply don't run on modern operating systems besides windows XP. So I wanted to collect them all and test them one by one. Here are my findings, they'll probably turn out differently for you:
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3DS Max 5
  • Run its installer in XP Service Pack 2 mode(Not Service Pack 3).
  • Will enable DirectShow from the Windows Legacy Features control panel.
  • Needs to be patched for single-core CPU use. Use imagecfg.
    ---- Setting CPU affinity allows max5 to shutdown properly. Without this fix, max5 will stay in memory after an exit.
    ---- cDilla is 16-bit. Will not work on 64bit windows AND IS NOT A DOS PROGRAM. Use a Network license to activate max5.
  • Service Pack 1 is needed to run Max5 in Direct3D 9 mode.

    3DS Max 6
  • Untested, for now

    3DS Max 7
  • Run its installer in XP Service Pack 2 mode(sp3 not tested).
  • The License Agreement window does not render. So you cannot accept the license agreement without a hack. Use Windows Enabler to bypass the accept button.
  • Needs to be patched for single-core CPU. Use imagecfg.
    ---- Setting CPU affinity allows max7 to shutdown properly. Without this fix, max7 will fail to load AT ALL, and will stay in memory after an exit.

    3DS Max 8
  • Same as 3ds Max 7

    Turbosquid GMAX (free)
  • Same as 3ds Max 7.
  • imagecfg trips gmax's integrity test. Patch it anyways. Make a copy of gmax.exe and run the copy instead
  • GMAX needs a well known registration bypass hack. (discreet doesn't exist anymore. So you cannot get a GMAX account. Which is a shame since GMAX is free.)
    EDIT: As of Q4 2017 it seems that the registration hack is getting more and more difficult to find with a simple search. However, I tested Windows Enabler, and it does allow you to proceed on the registry//first-launch step

    Blitzkrieg( MAX5 Version that comes with the HEK )
  • Place blitzkrieg.dlu into the plugins folder
  • The .dll files can actually be placed in the 3dsmax5 folder !

    Blitzkrieg( Max6, Max7, and Max8 Version from the downloads section )
  • Place blitzkrieg.dlu into the plugins folder
  • The .dll files can actually be placed in the 3dsmax root folder. Just don't overwrite any .dlls that are already present. It doesn't have to be exact which dlls you have.

    NOTICE:

    (
    this seems to be fixed for max5 and max7. (Aug 28, 2017))These older 3dsmax programs and their free clone alternative have problems with Right-Click menus. These artifacts traditionally don't show up until you've done a lot of work.

    What will happen: The right-click menu leaves a menu-shaped artifact on your screen that persists even when the program is minimized. It will not disappear until the program is shut down. Be sure to accommodate any right-click action with a workaround, and make yourself comfortable with using toolbar buttons and dropdown menus instead of right-clicking


    Windows Enabler is a standalone program(can be run from removable storage). What Windows Enabler does is "Un-Greys out" disabled buttons. Use it at your own risk.

    Imagecfg permanently patches exe files with a new CPU affinity. It is used in these compatibility tests to make these old 3dsmax programs run on a single core. Be sure to back up your target file before modifying it.

    FUN STUFF:

  • 3dsmax 5 (presumably 6) and 3dsmax 7 Do not have a pelt-unwrapper. They also lack the Bridge tool, making 3D modeling a bit of a challenge compared to newer versions. Often requiring you to sew up open edges with the create_face tool.

  • 3ds Max 7 (I do not have 6) Introduces Paint Deformation. This gives you the ability to use a drawing tablet to deform polies for things like: Hills, mountains, pits, and bumps. It recognizes Pen Pressure.

  • 3ds Max 8 introduces the UVW Pelt-unwrapper along with seam-editing. Max 8 also introduces the Bridge tool under Editable Poly which significantly speeds up mesh modeling.

    3dsmax5 windows 64bit windows7 windows 8 windows vista windows 8.1 win10 windows 10 x64 64-bit 64 max5 max7 max8

    Edited by OrangeJuice on Aug 28, 2017 at 02:41 AM
    Edited by OrangeJuice on Sep 29, 2017 at 12:19 PM
    Edited by OrangeJuice on May 23, 2018 at 03:39 PM

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