System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows (98SE, 2000, XP,Vista,Windows7,Windows8)
  • Mac OSX 10.2.6+ PPC and Intel (Tiger 10.4, Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6, Lion 10.7, MountainLion 10.8 and Mavericks 10.9)
  • Linux


  • Requires Java 1.5 or later
  • OSX has integrated JAVA (10.2.6 or later)
  • DNADynamo will not run on Mac OS9 - which does not support JAVA 1.4.1
  • DNADynamo currently requires JAVA5 or JAVA6 on OSX - JAVA7 is not supported - but should be soon
  • On 64 bit Windows - DNADynamo requires you have a 32 Bit JAVA JRE installed

If you update OSX (eg to OSX Mavericks) and DNADynamo no longer starts, try updating DNADynamo (from the download links supplied when you purchased the software - or email us for a reminder)

DNADynamo versions issued before 15/01/07 are not compatible with Suns JRE 1.5.0_10 (update10) or subsequent JAVA updates. See here for more information

With Windows, if you have files or folders named with unicode characters, you may need to update to JRE 6.0 for correct file handling

With Windows - if your regional setting is 'Japanese' - DNADynamo requires JAVA JRE 1.5 or higher

For Windows, you can download the latest JREs from