What does MAK95 mean?

Initially, I was just going to call the program “ANZCA Primary” but soon decided that it sounded too boring and too official – this program is not officially endorsed or associated with the College, by the way. So I tried to come up with a name that encapsulated my goal for the program. Obviously it’s a play on MAC95. I leave you to figure it out from there :p

Is there a version for iPad or Android?

No, MAK95 is only available on Windows and Mac.

How do I get updates?

MAK95 receives updates automatically – new exam papers, as they are added, and any changes to the program itself.


What data is collected by MAK95?

When you activate your license key, the following data is collected:

  • Unique identifier for your computer – a 32 character alphanumeric code
  • Operating system details
    • Windows or Mac
    • 64-bit or 32-bit


I would like to use MAK95 on both my desktop and my laptop computers, is this possible?

Your license key allows you to unlock the program on up to two computers. Just be aware that your data will not sync between the two computers, so it is best to mainly use your primary computer to track your progress and only use your secondary computer for ad hoc access to resources.

How can I transfer my license to a new computer?

The user license is locked to the first two computers that it was initially activated on. If you have already activated MAK95 on 2 computers, please contact to arrange for your license to be transferred. Then follow the following steps:

  1. Install MAK95 on your new computer and enter your license key into the Account Settings page
  2. On your old computer, go to Account Settings to create a backup file and copy it to your new computer
  3. On your new computer, use the Admin → Restore from backup function to transfer your data
  4. Also copy the Documents/MAK95 Resources folder from your old computer to your new one
Does the license expire?

No, the license does not expire. Once you have passed the exam, please feel free to keep using it to tutor your junior colleagues :p



Windows Universal Runtime Error

Universal Runtime is a necessary component for MAK95 to run and is included in Windows 10, but it may not be installed on your computer if you are using Windows 7 or 8. When you try to run MAK95, you may see the error message “VCRuntime140.dll is missing” or “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”

To install Universal Runtime, download and install Visual C++ Redistributable from the Microsoft website:

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

The model answer PDFs aren’t displaying properly

Due to differences in Operating System, settings and installed PDF viewers, PDFs may not open properly in MAK95 on all computers. To work around this, from the Settings menu, choose Open PDFs → Externally

“An error occurred. Error code: 5. GetLastError: 0. Error occurred while sending request (likely a bad url)”

This error can occur when trying to submit your license key, on Windows 7. MAK95 is built using Xojo, which theoretically should be compatible with Windows 7 SP1. However, there is obviously a bug, to do with internet communication. As Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft, this bug is unlikely to ever be fixed, so the only solution is to upgrade to a new OS.


The model answer PDFs do not display or cause MAK95 to crash

MAK95 works best when Preview is your default PDF viewer. There is a known issue with Adobe Reader which uses deprecated technology and is no longer supported by Apple. If Adobe Reader plugins are installed, trying to open PDFs will cause MAK95 to crash. There are 2 solutions:

  • Uninstall the problematic Adobe plugins
    • Follow these instructions to delete AdobePDFViewer.plugin and AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin
    • You may also need to uninstall Adobe Reader
  • From the Settings menu, choose Open PDFs → Externally
The buttons don’t work (Examiners Reports, Model Answers, etc)

MacOS El Capitan is not compatible with MAK95 since version 2.7. The solution is to upgrade to a newer operating system.