Since the whole story is big I put it in another thread, but here's a snippet:
Read the rest of it here.
I am here today to inform you that Autodesk has officially decided to end its support for the Gmax product and that their company has stopped support for it effective October 6th.
Since Turbo Squid is a valuable partner for Autodesk and we've been managing the product and community on their behalf for the past year, they've allowed us to continue to offer the Gmax download until November 1st so that we can effectively manage the transition for this now defunct product. At that point, the ability to download Gmax from our site will be removed as will the ability for users to get authorization codes for the product.
This is potentially disasterous to a number of modding communities.
All I can say is if you dont have gmax installed before Nov 1st, then you never will. Keeping it installed after that is another focus.
Sure most of us can stick to using 3D Studio Max, but for purposes of modding Generals there is no way of getting new models in the game without Gmax, our only hope there would be for EA to release their 3DS Max exporter... bloody unlikely.