Basic object manipulation, rendering (only a single frame was tested for each renderer.), saving and loading files.
What does not
Normal installation (Suffers from Bug 12532 like other Autodesk products.)
Mentalray service cannot be installed. (Setup fails trying to register the service.)
Normal Activation (Seems to be a gecko issue, nothing you do will allow you to move past the first activation page.)
What was not tested
Advanced modeling (lighting, bipeds, textures, etc.)
Rendering AVI files.
To install this program you need to run the msi script directly using wine msiexec /i /path/to/msi_file. On the physical disk version, this file is located at /main/32bit/3dsMax2009_32bit.msi (replace any instance of 32 with 64 for the 64 bit version.) (This will also install backburner although it has it's own msi as well.) As per above the installation will fail if the mentalray service is installed so you must uncheck it during the installation. (It should also be noted that this method seems to be a tad slow so if it seems to hang up, you may want to give it a few minutes.)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Mandriva 2011||Apr 13 2013||1.5.27||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||Patrick|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 16 2012||1.5.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||nockdown|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 24 2012||1.5.2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||nockdown|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 19 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 8 "Helena"||Mar 13 2010||1.1.40||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|