Where are the G-Force updates, new configs!?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:29 pm    Post subject: Where are the G-Force updates, new configs!? Reply with quote

Many of the folks that come to this forum are here because they are highly impacted (both physically and emotionally) by the artistic visualizations that Andy O'Meara has devoted nearly two decades developing and maintaining. In our current estimation, the future of SoundSpectrum depends on transitioning the SoundSpectrum codebase to a more open, flexible, & interoperable development environment.

One of the the reasons things have been slow to release is that we're working towards this major shift in development platforms (due in no small part to the recent systemic issues and trajectory of both Win/Mac). As we move to developing in Unity3D (a gaming / VR / AR engine), we want to let you know about the huge potential and opportunities in this space.

We know the future of computing is an integrated, 3D environment that can be a collaborative artistic canvas, a community knowledge base, or a spatial planning & organization tool that simulates the real world. The big question is: who owns the data and where does it reside? We're looking to integrate with a much more intentioned platform called PLAN (www.plan-systems.org) for a new generation of visualizations. With this effort, it is possible to expand from the genre of artistic visualizations into information, logistics, and real-time visualizations.

PLAN Links:
Website: http://www.plan-systems.org
GitHub (technical) - https://github.com/plan-systems/design-docs
PLAN Textbook (charter, 501(c)(3) pending)- https://plan-systems.org/docs/plan-textbook.pdf

P.S. We are working on a round of updates, which will include new configs for G-Force. Make sure to go to the BTT ColorMaps Thread and other contributor posts to further enhance your experience.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Brandon

Experience Metatron

It says are gift to you, so how do we obtain our gift?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We send out the gift, e.g. licenses for G-Force & Aeon, when someone makes a donation. Metatron is one of the newer scenes in Aeon.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Brandon

Is this what you mean:-

The gift of Visuals with every level of Support starting at $55

Levels of Support


$55
SoundSpectrum's Aeon & G-Force Music Visualizer
Desktop Screensaver & Media Player Plugin


$99
SoundSpectrum Visual Suite +
1yr downloads & updates
All the classics: G-Force, WhiteCap, Aeon, SoftSkies


$1,111
PLAN Custom Community Set Up & 1yr of Support
Redeemable upon 1.0 release

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, you got it... but you already have all the visuals, and we appreciate you for sticking around for all these years!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'day Brandon,

I was hoping 'Something New is coming' would be updates for Aeon, G-Force, etc which haven't been updated in 13 months.

Seems to make the $99 tier '1 yr downloads & updates' somewhat null and void if updates aren't occurring within 12 month periods...

Maybe releasing Tunr in Android could help turn things around,
Another avenue could be adding Soundspectrum Visualizers to the Valve 'Steam' Platform under the 'Software' Category.... Idea

Just my two cents, can't wait for some or any progress....

Nevertheless, thankyou for all your efforts Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello ozbeats

I have myself been in contact with Brandon (SoundSpectrum) regarding updates for their visualisation programs, below is part of Brandon's reply:-

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I'm sure Drew will turn some attention to SS visuals again, I'm just not sure exactly when. The truth is, you should probably think of SS visuals as an art piece that can be extended by others. The dream was always that folks would be more excited to code and make new content... or to find ways (like you have) to improve the experience. The real way to get new content for your visual pleasures is to motivate others to make and share their work. G-Force, Aeon, etc. are all able to be modified and extended.

I think we will be able to get G-Force running in Unity 3D at some point soon, which means G-Force in VR would be right around the corner from that (available in PLAN).

Brandon

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We recently released an update to Tunr, but we had to wait on the SS visuals updates because our code signing cert needs to be updated. We are currently going through the renewal process, and should be able to publish updates soon after. In addition, MSFT and APPL have been getting very aggressive with updates, often breaking many peripheral applications each major update (such as screensavers and plugins), and as a result development has been severely impacted. Below is a list of known issues. If you have additional issues or questions, please connect with us via our online ticket system at your convenience: http://www.soundspectrum.com/support/contact.html

Known Issues

Windows 10
- .dll error (fixed in next update)
- iTunes Album art not displaying on some machines (APPL bug)
- WMP full screen top bar disappears after 30 sec (changed to 15 sec)
- JRiver 64bit does not support the G-Force Toolbar

macOS Catalina / Mojave
- Apple Music removed support for 3rd party visuals
- Screensaver mic input removed from macOS
- iTunes plugins audio reactivity disabled
- ScreenSaver causing black screen system lock up (fixed in next update)

We'll be posting an updated list of all the known issues on our website as soon as possible. For Mac users, we may not be able to support Catalina beyond the Standalone application, due to removal of features that we have long relied on, and continued lockdown of macOS. Apple is completely opaque when it comes to its operating system files, so it's difficult to know if features like ScreenSaver and Plugins will ever be functional again.
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