prerequisites

max 8.2 dmg (official .dmg from cycling ’74)

n.b may 2022: ppooll is currently incompatible with the latest max update (8.3)

& the following Max externals (file > show package manager):

AC toolkit
jasch
CNMAT
ICST
cv.jit
karma
link
LowkeyNW
PeRColate

ensure ~documents/max 8/library/ is read/write enabled for the user.

installation

8.3 (multichannel) for mac:
right-click & ‘save link as’
.zip
extract & place in ~documents/max 8/packages/

8.0 (stable / 2ch) for mac:
right-click & ‘save link as’
.zip
extract & place in ~documents/max 8/library/

8.3 for windows:
right-click & ‘save link as’
.zip
extract & place in ~documents/max 8/packages/

m1 support​

m1 compatibility is currently limited due to missing arm64 compiled externals.
opening max using rosetta is a workaround for now.
the following acts do not work under m1:
act-name (missing external); chaos (a-rossler, a-lorenz); chebyshev@ (+chebyshev); freeverb@ (freeverb); hardplay (ll_mcwaveform); karma@ (karma~); PEQ@ (peqbank~); pr.spectplay (peqbank~); rez@ (interleave, etc CNMAT package, mxj java); SDIFter (CNMAT); spectcomp (+spectralgate~, +spectralcompand~); vbap (all vbap externals); xgroove (in xgroove-mode, groove mode is working) (xsample)

version 7 & prior discontinued/unsupported