Well, least Stardock could do is to let the installer run in the 8.1 OS (It begins to run the installer then says Win 10 required).
Stardock can allow it to run on older OS (I can understand you not wanting to offer support for older systems), but at least letting the installer run does not change anything on your end, except it may work on many older version OS, thus more sales for Stardock..
It may run on my system. The vast majority of software designed for older 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows, including 7, 8.0, XP, etc will run on Win7, Win8.1 and Win10 unless the installer specifically checks the version of the OS.
I would think Dreamscapes 11 would run on Win 8.1 as long as all the required video codecs are available.
Stardock needs to allow the installer to run. You can still specify Windows 10 only and make mention that no support will be given on older operating systems. Has stardock attempted to run DS11 on older versions of Windows?? I bet not.
Thanks in advance.