Nuendo 10/12 with nuage

just tried to reinstall our nuage system on a newer Mac…
nuage workgroup manager recognises the units (fader/master/io) they can all be identified, etc, but when you start Nuendo 10, its also recognised as a DAW, but it doesn’t get active.
wanted to make sure about compatibility and downloaded a trial for Nuendo 12. same here.
fun the older version the only difference I witnessed is that I’m having under the tab “studio” the nuage fader, master etc as an extra point, while this isn’t showing up on the new Mac.
any ideas? is this one more of these annoying issues related to the apple silicone chips?