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Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 32bit 30-day-trial

Application Details:

Version: 2012
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.13

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Starting the installer and tweaking with the settings. (Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN\x86\max\3dsMaxDesign2012.msi)

What does not

The rest of the install process.


What was not tested

Everything except installation.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Normally in windows xp 3ds max installation presents itself: 1. Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable (Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN\msi\WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe) (to update from Windows ® Installer. V 3.01.4001.5512 to Windows ® Installer. V 4.5.6001.22159) 2. .NET Framework 4.0 (Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN\3rdParty\NET\4\wcu\dotNetFramework\dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe) 3. Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86) (Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN\3rdParty\x86\VCRedist\2005SP1ATL\vcredist_x86.exe) 4. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (x86) (Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN\3rdParty\x86\VCRedist\2008SP1\vcredist_x86.exe) 5. .NET Framework Runtime 3.5 SP1 (Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN\3rdParty\NET\35SP1\wcu\dotNetFramework\dotNetFx35setup.exe) 6. DirectX® Runtime (Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN\3rdParty\DirectX\DXSETUP.exe) 7. Autodesk® 3ds Max Design 2012 (Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN\x86\max\3dsMaxDesign2012.msi) I tried this sequence of actions in windows xp x32, and it was successful. 3ds Max worked! So, in Kubuntu 12.04 x64: sudo nano /etc/sysctl.d/10-ptrace.conf kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 1 change to 0 sudo reboot #installation of Wine 1.5.13 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.5 sudo aptitude hold wine1.5 #create Win32 wine prefix rm -rf .wine WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg #check version of Windows ® Installer msiexec /help gives Windows Installer 4.5.6006.22299. OK! #3ds Max dependencies wget sh winetricks -q dotnet35sp1 dotnet40 d3dx9_43 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 #installation of 3ds Max cd $HOME/Autodesk_3ds_Max_Design_2012_EN/x86/max/ wine msiexec /i 3dsMaxDesign2012.msi As I understand installation falls during installing FNPLicensingService.exe (which is licensing service). I tried to copy installed 3ds Max from windows xp. The problem is how to register FNPLicensingService.exe service. Durring startup 3ds Max falls with messages: 1. Unable to initialize adlm. Internal Error Message: Error Code: and 2. Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 The software licence failed to initialize. Error 10

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 26 20121.5.13No Not installable Garbagenockdown 

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HowTo / Notes



 To anyone trying to install 3dsmax 2010 and upwards.

 You will not be able to install 3dsmax 200X because Wine does not yet support Dot Net 3.X and upwards, The only versions I've been able to install from wine 1.4.x is 3dsmax 9 on Ubuntu 11.04 and Mint from the same repos.

 Please do not bug Autodesk about this issue as the customer support is not interested in Linux based users.