This is not entirely correct. You need a version of the plugin which was built specifically for the version of 3DS Max you wish to use (they all have different SDKs). As far as I know, the 3DS Max plugin works for all versions between Max 7 and Max 2012
. Later than Max 2013 is a problem because they only support 64-bit plugins, and Plasma is not yet 64-bit compatible (along with lacking a 64-bit PhysX compatible with the engine).
If you want a free way to create Ages, I would recommend learning to use Blender
with our plugin Korman
. It is being actively maintained and developed, and works with the latest version of Blender (both 32- and 64-bit).