I was looking around for some information on this and hoped this would be the best community in the know, theres currently a really good deal on with humble bundle for Mac for the 2020 product Corel Painter 2020. I know that version 2021 is fully compatible with M1 and probably runs very nicely also, but it's not like 90% off RRP like 2020 is.
What I wanted to ask this community is, does anyone here have experience with Corel Draw 2020 working on an M1 Apple product (mini, macbook air, mbp) ? I downloaded the free trial and tried it myself, because they told me in chat it's not, but i figured maybe this is old information because Apple has the rosetta software now. So it was working for me for the 5mins I tried it (crashed once and not particularly 'speedy' but fine - I don't mind if its a little slow, to me thats still considered working.
I'm wondering if I bought that version with all the nice brush packs etc. would it just start randomly crashing on me, or have hiccups. Or would it run ok ?
Anyone tried it with Big Sur ?
re - painter 2020 on mac os 11.0 - it's neither compatible nor even workable, there're reports from users who upgraded to both intel and m1-based big sur on here already.
most basic tools are broken, and there won't be upgrades to provide compatibility for ver. 2020
(in fact, painter 2021 also hasn't received the regular annual single service pack that other versions used to get around november each year in the past .)
you can buy the discounted painter 2020 now, and upgrade to a new version, either 2021 or 2022 when it's out, for an upgrade price of $150 or so, as compared to purchasing a new one for $400-something.
there're occasional deals thrown by corel, their retailers, or amazon, on corel software and its upgrades too.
I can't comment on corel draw, but if corel support claims it's not compatible it's likely not going to work, and they won't fix it until a separate release comes out optimized for either big sur, or a later release, depending on how long it takes corel to perform the necessary code rehaul.
with that in mind, mac os builds historically have never been a priority at corel.
Thank you for your response and info ipetcats. I'll hold off and see if maybe towards the end of 2021 theres a humble bundle for 2021 with an update.
you'll have to hold off upgrading from big sur to mac os 11.1 than :)
mac painter versions have a legacy tendency to only work properly for the OS build that was available during their release, and literally any component of the package can break between upgrades.