It can be fixed. There is a version of 1.8 that’s been released. It’s 1.8 (Legacy). You need to download that and run the install on your core (always do a backup) and then download 1.8 (Legacy) software on all your other devices.
I’m also stuck in a similar situation—all my iOS Roon remote devices updated to remote 2.0, but my iMac is capped at High Sierra and thus cannot support the 2.0 core. So now I’m screwed it seems unless the remote is updated to be compatible with 1.8 core. Pretty weak, Roon. Everything worked great on 1.8. I had zero complaints. Please address this soon!!
I’ve been away for a couple of days but I’m now looking at this problem again. I’m cheered to see that there’s been widespread outrage!
It looks as if I need to regress my Nucleus to ROON 1.8. However, how do I do this whilst my iMac is speaking ROON 1.8 and the Nucleus has upgraded itself to ROON 2.0? My iMac can’t connect to my Nucleus at all.
I have today switched on my music playing system again. Some sort of automatic updating occurred and I now find I can control my music, through fully functioning ROON, using my iPad and iPhone. I am greatly relieved that I am no longer condemned to silence. However, I still have no control through the ROON application on my elderly iMac.
Please can you try to help me understand what is going on.
Here is a screen shot showing the dialogue box I am being shown. I don’t know whether it is visible to you as it appears above as a bunch of text and numbers, even though I have ‘dragged and dropped’ the image as advised.
It would seem that my iMac is incapable of downloading and running the controlling software for ROON 2.0 (although my iPad and iPhone have successfully done so). Are my options:
To leave my ROON Nucleus with ROON 2.0 and control my system using iPad and iPhone, acknowledging that my iMac will never be capable of doing so.
Regress my ROON Nucleus, iPad and iPhone to ROON 1.8 so that I can continue to control the system with all three Apple devices?
Do you really need 3 control devices, it’s obviously preferable, but treat the Nucleus as King and maintain access and control at Roon v2., then you will retain the option to use ARC.
If you need access to your music on the odd occasions that internet access is not available then you will need to revert all devices to Roon v1.8x.
You don’t mention the OS on your iMac, so it may not meet the current Roon v2 specification, full details are here :- Roon Specs
If your iMac is up to specification then you could try removing the app then download & reinstall it which may overcome your problem, Roon 1.8x can’t “talk” to v 2.x
I use Innuos Sense on my main system and they have just implemented uPnP so that and Innuos device can send to multiple devices. Sense’s settings have a switch to switch uPnP on and off. All that is then required is to reboot the device and it will revert to standalone mode.
If Innuos can do it, Roon should be able to do so as well.
There may be 100,000 people with ARC, I’m probably one of them, but only because I can’t work out how to roll back to 1.8. There is a link to QNAP (instructions), but it is an app file and not instructions.
I am grateful to you and any other fellow-sufferers who attempt to help. In answer to your question, it has now become clear that my iMac is simply too old every to take the ROON 2.0 upgrade.
And you’re right, I can probably make do with two control devices. However, I most often listen to music whilst working at my computer and it is more elegant to control the music system from the same device.
I appreciate your advice that ‘…you could try removing the app then download and reinstall it…’ However, I don’t know how to!