Our plan is that Dorico will be compatible with and supported on whatever are the current versions of macOS and Windows at the time of its release, in line with Steinberg’s general practice of operating system support.
Officially, Steinberg only lists the latest versions of the operating systems as compatible, but in practice, I expect you will be able to run Dorico on 64-bit Windows as far back as Windows 7, and on Mac, as far back as OS X 10.9 Mavericks. That could change if we run into any specific problems on those older operating systems, but at the moment that is what I expect.
However, if you run into incompatibilities with older operating systems, you may well find that our support team advises you to upgrade to a newer operating system rather than being able to dig into the problem in huge detail. Using older operating systems is to some extent at your own risk.
I’m waiting to buy a new computer on which to run Dorico, so that I can keep my old Sibelius 7.5 (and 7.1.3) running as legacy software on Yosemite (to avoid having to buy into Avid’s new Sibelius 8 pricing scams, sorry, I meant schemes).
Thank you very much indeed for this suggestion - it’s much appreciated!
I had looked into this idea some time ago but decided, since I needed a new computer (and a new display too), to mothball the system I have and use it for Sibelius exclusively. That way I’ll be able to run Dorico and Sibelius simultaneously on the different systems without switching.
I am going crazy here! Just loaded Sierra and new Steinberg yammy drivers thinking that’s what elements 9 wants and all I get is a hang forever on video out put initialise…what the? reloaded and you name it, but no change. Half way through an album and now this…can anyone help?