3D Studio MAX

The latest in the 3D Studio Max series.

Application Details:

Version: 9.x
License: Retail
Votes: 13
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.54

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What works

Runs in Direct3D and Software mode.

Scanline and Mental Ray rendering works.

What does not

Tool dialog panels don't have X close button (can only be closed by right click on window bar > close), and can be incorrectly changed in width.

Does not work in OpenGL mode.

Gnome Alt-key interferes with usage of alt-middlemousebtn combo for rotating the viewport.


What was not tested

Hundreds of plugins and modifiers.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 17 20151.7.54Yes No Garbagekeith 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 17 20151.6.2Yes Yes Silverkeith 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20131.6Yes Yes Platinumkeith 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 23 20121.5.20Yes No Garbagekeith 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 27 20121.5.18Yes No Garbagekeith 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30129 Screen in 3d Studio Max v9 refresh badly UNCONFIRMED View
31434 Menu is activated by alt key while mouse button is down UNCONFIRMED View
32317 Autodesk 3DS Max 9 32bit - unable to complete 'Enter Activation Code' process NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Getting Max working!

Autodesk no longer support download links for 3dsmax9 so I will provide the links from my archive, contact me and I will send you a link to a trail version.

Updated notes; Dec 17, 2015

To get 3dsmax working and running.

If running from 64bit do;

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winecfg

Do not install any winetricks repos the first time around with a clean wine prefix as with some versions max will install first time.

Otherwise do;

32bit machine;

winetricks msxml3 msxml6 dotnet20 cc580 vcrun2003

64bit machine;

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks msxml3 msxml6 dotnet20 cc580 vcrun2003 

When running the 3dsmax.exe installer de-select metal-ray satellite and continue as normal with the install process.

This works for wine version 1.6.2 with Ubuntu 15.04 32/64bit

Use the license import utility to transfer your windows 3dsmax9 license.

If 3dsMax9 doesn't work try this.

Fix: Use OpenGL as graphics mode.


1) Save a new .reg file with these informations:




2) Type "wine regedit" in a shell window and "import" the .reg file previously saved.

3) Type "winecfg" in a shell window and check "Emulate a virtual desktop".

4) Type "wine 3dsmax.exe -h" and

choose OpenGL as graphics mode.

first time running of max will show a tutorial window; make sure you check the box "Don't show this again".

Keith (X-Seti) if your still having problems do a search for me on google.


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