G-Force
G-Force
5.8.3

3.0

G-Force free download for Mac

G-Force5.8.3

27 January 2020

Visualizer plug-in for iTunes.

Overview

G-Force creates bursts and blooms of psychedelic color. Use it as a screensaver, a music player accompaniment, or a standalone display.

Take in mind-bending visuals while listening to iTunes. Create a bright, morphing backdrop for your next party. Or replace your played-out slideshow screensaver with something bold and beautiful. Get G-Force, and enjoy the show.

  • Endlessly unique. G-Force creates millions of combinations of booming colors, fluid textures, and dreamy shapes. You've never seen a visualizer like this.
  • Easy installation. Simply download G-Force and click to install. A world of visual splendor awaits you.
  • Try it and see. Experience G-Force for yourself

The published price is that of G-Force Gold. Additional pricing information can be found here.

What's new in G-Force

Version 5.8.3:
  • New visuals: Vesica Piscis, Divine Feminine, Circular Union (Power, Fire), Curve Into You
  • Installer now better accommodates Mojave and Catalina (to the best that is possible)

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185 Reviews of G-Force

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Mikeymike
01 January 2020
Version: 5.8.2

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I've enjoyed the SoundSpectrum apps for years, even popping for the Platinum versions. But it looks like the developer has given up on macOS versions of his apps since Mojave. Not even the screensavers work. There are standalone versions of all of the apps, well and good, but they no longer respond to sound input from any source. All of this used to be different—it just worked—and I felt I got my money's worth. Since the SoundSpectrum website doesn't even mention coyly sidesteps compatibility with Catalina, which is pretty disingenuous, and the current app installers date to 2018(!), it looks like this software line is dead. Until the dev brings his stuff up to current status, I'm not going to be renewing any of my app subscriptions. This is really disappointing.
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Mikeymike
01 January 2020
Version: 5.8.2
I've enjoyed the SoundSpectrum apps for years, even popping for the Platinum versions. But it looks like the developer has given up on macOS versions of his apps since Mojave. Not even the screensavers work. There are standalone versions of all of the apps, well and good, but they no longer respond to sound input from any source. All of this used to be different—it just worked—and I felt I got my money's worth. Since the SoundSpectrum website doesn't even mention coyly sidesteps compatibility with Catalina, which is pretty disingenuous, and the current app installers date to 2018(!), it looks like this software line is dead. Until the dev brings his stuff up to current status, I'm not going to be renewing any of my app subscriptions. This is really disappointing.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
25 June 2017
Version: 5.7
$20 for a friggin' visual plugin (or $30 for the whooeee! "Platinum" edition?!?!" (Plus $15 or more for the frequent upgrade fees, or so I've read?) Well, there's a sucker born every day and unfortunately, the only person laughing is the developer...all the way to the bank.! G-Force is another insignificant product from Soundspectrum, who charges the same outrageous prices for the Whitecap visual plugin. I wouldn't pay more than $3 for aniTunes plugin unless it had AI built in and could do my tax returns and make my toast in the morning. (incidentally, the basic version of TurboTax is FREE and it does do my taxes.)
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
31 December 2016
Version: 5.5
Well, if ever an update was worth the fee, this one is it. I was running version 5.4.3 and it was definitely buggy in full screen mode, in OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks and now in OS X 10.12.1 Sierra. Fortunately, for me, my license is still good so I didn't have to pay the upgrade fee. But in iTunes G-Force (version 5.5.0) now launches instantly into full screen mode when I hit Command-t, no stutters or confusion. If you want to leave full screen mode, use the escape key. And, or course, to quit the visualizer, hit Command-t again. If you are having no problems with an earlier version then you may consider not upgrading. But the improvements in this upgrade were obvious to me, something that has not always been the case. YMMV. And, as always, the G-Force visuals are mesmerizing.
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WordWeaver
30 May 2016
Version: 5.4.3
Do you remember the time when kind-hearted software developers would ask you for a one-time payment so that you could use their app for life, and receive all future updates for free as well? Well, as an old-time Macintosh user, I most certainly do. Sadly, thanks to greedy companies like Adobe, those days are now gone, and many developers -- including the G-Force developer -- now demand a yearly subscription fee, if we wish to take advantage of the new features in their app; that is, assuming that there are any updates during the particular year that our license is in effect. In my case, I purchased a license for G-Force Platinum 5.4.2 a year ago for $30.00. Recently, I received an email notification informing me that my license was about to expire, and that if I want to enjoy any future updates -- and whatever enhancements they may include -- for the next year, I need to fork over another $15.00. And on and on it goes as long as G-Force exists, I suppose. I am having a problem with this; the reason being that over the past year since I acquired my license, there has been only ONE update -- 5.4.3. Based on the above "What's New" info, for Macintosh users, 5.4.3 has only included a few bug fixes, but no major new features of any kind. Now I am being asked to fork over another $15.00 -- basically by faith -- not really knowing what I will get, if anything, during my coming new license year. Will there be any updates? Will they offer any major new features, or just more bug fixes? Who knows? No one but the developer. Do you see my point? This is why I am uncomfortable with this whole yearly subscription model. It puts end users at a disadvantage. It also makes me feel like I am being milked for all I am worth. Don't get me wrong. I fully understand that software developers need to earn a living, and I have absolutely no problem with that. However, I am not convinced that the yearly subscription model is the way to do it. You see, in the old days, because software developers offered lifetime licenses with free updates, they had to work hard to acquire NEW customers, in order to keep their revenue stream flowing. Now, in my view, many of them have become soft, lazy and greedy, and they just want to keep milking their old customers over and over again. This may be the easy road for them to take, but it is wrong. If I am going to be asked for a yearly subscription fee, then I want to at least receive some kind of indication from the developer, what I should expect to be receiving in the coming subscription year, BEFORE I put my money down, so I can determine if it will truly be worth it. Let me conclude by saying that G-Force is a great app. No doubt about it. It is one of the best visualizers and screensavers I have ever used, especially if you are using the Platinum version. But the subscription model? Meh. What do YOU think? Let me know below.
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outer
20 February 2016
Version: 5.4.3
Sorry to have to say, but this is the least stable & most crash prone release ever from this Developer. Unusual & bizarre. No response received within 24 hours of complaint, again, unusual. Something bad going down.
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mattblackmanGeekEsq
19 February 2016
Version: 5.4.3
Wow - I remember this one from years ago. Neat to look at, but I just don't spend that much time staring at my Mac while listening to music - can't justify the recurring license costs (if I recall correctly, the $20 is for a time-limited subscription).
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Jazzyguy
24 June 2014
Version: 5.3
I have changed my mind about this app. I renewed my license just Friday and I can't use it on my iMac Snow Leopard Macs. I was told by the developer I could use it on my Macs as long as I am the single user. I paid with PayPal so I will get my money back. I have sent them 7 messages and they do not reply. There is something wrong with their administration
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Leoofborg
18 January 2014
Version: 5.1.4
I don't understand *why* folks are trashing one of the only two Screensavers/Visualizers that I'd even consider paying for (the other is ScreenSleeves by Peacock Media, buy *that* if GF runs your fans too much). Yeah, year over year I've paid. Why? 1/ Responsive Dev. Most dev teams are REALLY small, or if 'large' then they're offshore. You do NOT want that crap on your Mac. 2/ Small Dev Teams *have* to charge more. They're NOT Apple with a shitton of money in reserve. They're normal folks like you & me. 3/ G-Force is a REALLY speclalized visualizer AND App suite. As I said in the comments below, if you don't need it, or even don't need it *this year" then don't pay for it. I've dropped other subscription apps due to lack of need. G-Force (unlike those other apps) won't just 'expire' or 'stop working' if you stop paying. 4/ And FINALLY: It's been my experience that SS 'discounts' renewing subscriptions. Sure you've been paying $20 or so a year. Was that for GOLD or PLATINUM? Remember, Plat is $30 to newbs. There's no guarantee that SS will discount again. I'm just saying.. if you don't enjoy G-Force as much as you did, you can either move on or support the Dev. There *are* shyster devs out there trying to shake $$ out of you.. more towards the "Clean ur Mac" or AV side of things -- this Dev(s) is NOWHERE NEAR THAT. They do good work.
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Kappe
05 December 2013
Version: 5.1.3
oh come on trash this
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Jazzyguy
29 September 2013
Version: 5.1.2
Here is my Review and comments on this GREAT visualizer. First of all let me preface my review by stating that I am NOT an employee or relative of the Developer. This application is very expensive to maintain and to update.The staff are eager to reply to each and every inquiry by the users.I have used this app since its inception and it has improved over the years to such a degree that it is hard to recognize it from its first appearance.There is no way I will not back up this App with my money because of the rancor of the crowd that protests the charges. The Developers need money to produce the best Visualizer available anywhere on the web. their staff is large and the service is great,that is why I support it over the years.
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MisterE
07 June 2013
Version: 5.0.1
WOW, I remember when G-Force was a 5 star featured app. How the mighty have fallen.
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lursay
30 May 2013
Version: 5.0.1
OUTRAGEOUS CONSTANT BILLING Never more, you are asking 24$ for a license renewal ... it is years I have been paying but this time is one to much; so no more again; really you must be out of your mind. 24$, this must be some stupid farce; how can you expect we are going to buy it...........
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Xenophile
21 September 2012
Version: 4.4
This is not a rhetorical question, I appreciate the time the developer put into this app and from my testing over the years (much of it done many, many versions ago), the visuals are truly beautiful. What is the difference between G-Force visuals and the built-in iTunes visuals? At first glance, they appear quite similar. For a $20 annual subscription fee, I expect a bit more differentiation from Apple's visualizer. Here's another perspective: I last bought G-Force in 2002 for use on a 500 MHz single core Power Mac G4. Yesterday I tested the latest version of G-Force on my 3.33 GHz Hexacore Xeon Mac Pro. That's $200 worth of updates between the two releases, and over an order of magnitude in the difference of hardware capability. I could not discern any meaningful differences between the two releases.
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outer
27 August 2012
Version: 4.3.2
So far G-Force continues to perform flawlessly and impeccably under Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1, at least for me. Still the best.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
06 December 2011
Version: 4.3.2
I have to update my remarks on G-Force. After some correspondence with the Sound Spectrum support staff I found out that G-Force is now compatible with OS X 10.x, Lion. If you upgrade to Lion you'll find that your older versions of G-Force (before 10.3.1) don't work in iTunes, which, in Lion, is a 64 bit app. Even iTunes running in 32 bit mode won't work with G-Force. That said, I think G-Force is an excellent visualizer for iTunes and an attractive screen saver. But it's far from an essential piece of software. Especially given the expensive upgrade cycle, it is a luxury item only. I don't agree with the low ratings for G-Force. I think they are skewed by angst over the annual subscription cost, though I agree that cost is a drag on its appeal. G-Force has a lot of interesting features - most of which I don't even use. It's easy to use as a visualizer and a screen saver. And it's a stable program in my experience. The only mark down I can give it is for value. Other than that it's a solid product. That said, I'm not sure the folks at Sound Spectrum pay any attention to this forum. Nor is their online blog particularly useful for posting complaints. If you want them to get the message about how PO'd you are about their pricing policy, the best way to let them know is to use the contact form on their web site. I've found they do respond to items posted their.
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alas!
05 December 2011
Version: 4.3.2
While I still think that G-Force is incredibly good at what it does, I do feel that the $15 upgrade tax year after year IS most egregious. I stopped upgrading a couple of years ago……my last version(platinum) works quite well and I'll stay with it. I've got its DMG safely stored away. The download for one's paid for version should be available at Sound Spectrum's website and is keyed to its registration code. It's really not necessary to stay with the most up to date versions; "what's new" with each version is not usually noticeable or apparent. Any changes are usually "under the hood" and not visible. Anyway, the annual $15 tax is outrageous. JUST SAY NO!
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MisterE
17 November 2011
Version: 4.3.1
HaH! And here I thought Skype was the lowest rated feature app on MU. Hey MU mods / admin, if an app has under 3 stars it should lose it's featured status. This steaming pile certainly doesn't deserve it.
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Kappe
17 November 2011
Version: 4.3.1
this is still 20$ lol
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Macfool
17 November 2011
Version: 4.3.1
A frivolous software add-on that "phones home" is simply not a welcome addition.
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Toxicthree
12 June 2011
Version: 4.2.0
Ridiculous.... I agree with many others in the respect that it's a cool thing, nicely done, but the demands made on the user are not worth the bucks. Also, it has crashed three times once I upgraded to Leopard, taking iTunes with it. Again, ridiculous..
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N-Flick
12 April 2011
Version: 4.2.0
Yearly extortion fees for fixes that should have been free. Not a chance in hell! Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. You aren't burning me a second time!
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Tdfarmer
12 April 2011
Version: 4.2.0
$20 every year for home use? Nope
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Stormchild
11 April 2011
Version: 4.2.0
Dated, boring visuals hampered by idiotic, ripoff licensing scheme. No idea why this still exists.
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Wesmak
16 March 2011
Version: 4.1
The developer of this program doesn't understand Apple's current OS and doesn't know how to make a screensaver to work in any operating system after 10.4. Or was it 10.3? Anyway, if you paid for any of their schemes ("Gold", "Silver", etc.), you would get updates free for the particular time period, 1 year from payment I believe. Well, I paid to renew my "Gold" subscription and shortly after, Apple came out with their new OS, (which most people upgraded to), but G-Force would not work anymore. The developer blamed Apple and would not compensate or refund the purchase because they claimed "it wasn't their fault". Since they could not figure out how to make the thing, but other developers could, I can only conclude that this company is limited in their knowledge of developing products to work in Apple operating systems and therefore cannot recommend it to anyone. No, it's not sour grapes. I liked the way the screensaver worked, and never went to extremes to get my money back. I waited patiently while they did nothing but leave people confused and waiting for someone to fulfill a lacking confidence level, which never came. Unless you have an original Bondi Blue iMac, don't waste your money.
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Corpsecorps
13 November 2010
Version: 4.1
Nice but killed by it's ridiculous overpricing.
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Meandering
13 November 2010
Version: 4.1
I too gave up on this great little app. I liked it sufficiently to purchase it numerous times for friends. But the once-a-year subscription-style payment format is not only excessive, it has become untenable to this artist living on a sparse income. I believe in decent compensation for creative endeavors, I appreciate efforts made to keep perfecting a product, keeping it compatible, but I also believe that there should be some degree of loyalty to those who contributed to a product's early development. I have many apps which I've used for years, with a few upgrades along the way and ongoing dialogue with and responsive support by their developers without having to pay relentless rent on their wares.
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Mactraxx
13 November 2010
Version: 4.1
Like others here, I paid for this a couple of years back, but didn't renew. I think that's crazy for non commercial use to be asked to continue to pay year after year for a visual, eye candy, iTunes plug in. It's a cool piece of software, but I pay enough taxes already.
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Pepelepugh
13 November 2010
Version: 4.1
It's way too spendy for my liking.
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Holypoly
13 November 2010
Version: 4.1
Here's whats new in 4.1: Internal graphics engine enhancements for more consistent performance and quality across systems. SoundSpectrum now uses an all-shader model for vertex and fragment processing under Direct3D (see the Resources/Shaders dir). Many excellent new ColorMaps from BT! Added "Slideshow.EnableOnStartup" pref for ConfigSets to prevent slideshow mode from being enabled on startup. Added "MostRecent.ResumeOnStartup" pref for ConfigSets to cause the most recently run config to load on startup. Resolved switch to full screen mode issues on multiple display device setups. Fixed iTunes crash on exit under OS X. Fixed RealPlayer support. Fixed OS 10.4 compatibility issues. Worked around OS 10.6 screen saver issue causing error messages to appear in the system log (Apple bug report filed).
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22duke
12 November 2010
Version: 4.1
Have to agree with most other posters I like the visualizer and bought it several years ago but only paid a additional year of taxes as in my eyes a iTunes plug in does not justify a yearly tax. pity would not mind using it again but not for a yearly update fee.
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Masterminter
18 July 2010
Version: 4.0
Personally I do not see any reason paying for this. I mean, it is just a nice demo-like plugin. The absurdly high price tag is insane! Not to mention the yearly submissions. It just feels like someone is pocket-picking your money. Free it would be nice to watch at it ones and worth 4 stars. Paying for it is foolish.
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alas!
11 June 2010
Version: 3.9.4
G-Force is really good but I also agree that $15 each year for updates is obscenely egregious and I won't be paying it anymore. I've already paid the $15 tax for the current update many months ago and I'll be staying with version 3.9.4 (I've got the zip file under lock and key).
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Ponti
02 June 2010
Version: 3.9.4
Yeah, G-Force is a really fine visualizer but not to the point of having to shell out $15 every year after the first year's purchase, for upgrades. I'd go for $15 for three years worth of upgrades though, that would be fair and equitable. What's really nasty though is that they don't give you access to any previous versions that you've already paid for(in the event that you, for example, need to reinstall it). I've got version 3.9.4 and if it becomes corrupted and fails to work any more I'll just live without it. But $15 year after year is a bloody outrage, and I've had enough.
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Aliendude
21 May 2010
Version: 3.9.4
Just received an email from SS telling me that my license has expired. I can renew for $15 and get it upgraded from gold to platinum for free. G-Force IS an excellent visualizer, but a very, very expensive one. And since it has not been 64 bit ready as of this writing, I don't think I should have to pay for an useless renewal. At the end of the day, the folks at SoundSpectrum are unethical and greedy.
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alas!
29 December 2009
Version: 3.9.4
While I do like G-Force, I originally purchased the Platinum edition for $30, I'm really sick and disgusted with SoundSpectrum's unconscionable $15 yearly update fee.While I did pay it for a while I now have to say "Enough, no more!". Why can't SoundSpectrum Just offer G-Force's Platinum edition with updates at no charge? I had also purchased their Whitecap visualizer but refuse to pay the $15 upgrade. I do agree with others who feel that SoundSpectrum is just too money hungry.
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Siddhartha
20 December 2009
Version: 3.9.4
I agree with many here-I WAS a paid user of this program, but the upgrade policy got to me, and I've not used this in about a year or so. I think a one-time 20$ price would be fair, but making us pay for upgrades each year doesn't make it worth it to me
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Danmarc
19 December 2009
Version: 3.9.4
Have to agree with many others here, the too constant (paid) upgrade got to me too and I gave up. Nice but not that nice...
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Ss-Support
03 November 2009
Version: 3.9.3
THUS.SPAKE.Z: This is Paul with SoundSpectrum Sales and Support. I apologize if you had a bad experience with our customer service, however I can only assure you that we respond to EVERY email and support ticket sent to us within 24 to 48 hours. And if sent via our "Contact" form during work hours, responses can often come within a few hours. As I cannot access your full name or email address here on MacUpdate, I cannot look up any support ticket you sent to us to see if there was any resolution. Though, if you provide us with the ticket number you were assigned, or simply wish to reopen a dialog with us, feel free to send us any comments via the following link: http://www.soundspectrum.com/support/contact.html As for compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 (as some other posters here have inquired), please see our relevant FAQ entry: http://www.soundspectrum.com/g-force/faq.html#snowleopard And for a more technically detailed explanation, our head developer Andy (creator of G-Force) posted this on our SoundSpectrum forums: http://www.soundspectrum-forums.com/viewtopic.php?p=13986#13986
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Mitch-de
03 November 2009
Version: 3.9.3
Any plans to include OpenCL support - would reduce cpu load much ! For an 20 US$ plugin maybe an work which can be done up to spring 2010.
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Mredrup
03 November 2009
Version: 3.9.3
I really used to enjoy this screen saver but after 2 years of renewing at these costs I cant justify it. Way too expensive annual update fees.
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Hogaku
24 September 2009
Version: 3.9.2
I have G-Force Platinum which no longer works in Snow Leopard. No response after two attempts to contact. Greedy and incompetent customer service. Advice: stick with the free version.
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Frodo-life
24 January 2009
Version: 3.9
agree with last review, cool thing and I actually used to own it but update fees and purchase fees are to high for a screen saver/visualiser so haven't used it for a while.
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Corpsecorps
18 October 2008
Version: 3.8.5
Does cool things and gets updated, but $20-$30 is a bit much for a visualizer. 8^(
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Cortig
11 July 2008
Version: 3.8.4
This is a nice iTunes visualizer, but the idea (not clearly indicated on the site) that I have to pay my tax every year to get the new point-release versions really doesn't do it with me. Eudora tried that and it didn't do them much good. I'd rather stick to the usual notion of getting the point-releases free (with the bugfixes) and paying for more important ugrades when they come out (and if I want to). I renewed my licence a couple of times, but the scheme eventually got on my nerves.
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Jazzyguy
28 June 2008
Version: 3.8.2
I have had it since inception.I like it.Period! It is worth the money and I don't mind paying annually for the updatesas the developer and his staff have to have the funds to maintain this application.Magnetron BTW is not available as the developer is coming out with a new app. (I hope I have the spelling right.)I really don't know anything about Magnetron but this app fulfills my needs completely for a visualiser.
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Cal6n
14 May 2008
Version: 3.8.1
I can't believe the greed of the developer. I've blindly paid the annual upgrade-tax since it was first introduced. I must have paid over $50 by now, and for what? A plug-in for iTunes that was quite clever 5 years ago. Well, it's not clever now. It may have improved its frame rate at higher resolutions, but it hasn't progressed one bit. The FREE Magnetosphere is at the start of its life and is far more interesting than this, but if you want to see what a real visualiser should be like, go and look at milkdrop on a windows machine. It's free, it's innovative and it shows the G-Force team up for the money-grubbing, amateurs that they are. Check out ProjectM, although it's in its infancy and the many new quartz-composer based visualisers that are springing up. More problems: Firstly, EVERY time I upgrade, I have to trash all the crap "sprites" that are supplied and replace the collection I've built through the years. Secondly, this POS now insists on licence verification over the internet for EVERY upgrade installation. Thirdly, it won't play nicely through a video mixer and projector set-up. This greedy bunch of slackers won't be getting their upgrade tax this year, or ever again, from me. It is, after all, just a third-rate iTunes plug-in. On a more positive note, most versions rarely crash.
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Syharris
01 May 2008
Version: 3.8
G-Force is much more than "just a visualizer", it's a device that creates constantly unfolding images of such incredible beauty, breathtaking elegance and mind boggling sophistication that one's esthetic sensibilities are brought to orgasm again and again. There is nothing out there like it, absolutely nothing. Images can be saved to savor again and again with just the touch of a key on one's keyboard. And, of course, it's a luscious compliment to your music listening enjoyment. The $20 (Gold version) or $30 (Platinum version - with additional features), and optionally, a $15 yearly fee for all updates....which are frequent, is money well spent, imo, considering the unending pleasure and enjoyment it provides.
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Ron-Hamelin
05 January 2008
Version: 3.7.5
way too expensive for something that is just a visualizer. There are many other options out there for less money or even free.
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Ray16
27 September 2007
Version: 3.7.2
Hello Ray, Unfortunately, G-Force 3.7.2 does not work with Mac OS X 10.3 (it's been a while since it became impossible to support 10.3 give G-Force's graphics requirements). When you enter your e-mail/license code on the download page, you need to download the older version, 3.1.3 that is specified for Mac OS X 10.3. Give that a try and let us know how you make out. Thanks, Anton Shevchenko I post this only for the reason that on site it says 3.7.2 does work on 10.3.9 Another good idea is they should keep an arcive for old versions.
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Ray16
26 September 2007
Version: 3.7.2
My G3 B&W went down awhile back, now I'm on an old slot loading iMac. 400mhz. Reinstalled last build of 10.3.9 updated all the software, but G-Force just shows a black screen, nothing. I think it's cuz at the moment there is only 128 of RAM, I will install 2 512's soon. Or could it be a bug???
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Doug-S-
12 September 2007
Version: 3.7.2
Please don't take this as flaming, but instead as only curiousity, but how is this different from the default iTunes visualiser?
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Ray16
25 June 2007
Version: 3.7
Thank Andy for the fix, it was a PPC bug. 3.7 works great now, everyone enjoy!
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8oo8
25 June 2007
Version: 3.7
This version works just fine, here. And G-Force's iTunes visualizer finally runs in true full screen mode at last.....no more letterbox effect, EEHAA!!! The Toolbar has an even more sophisticated range of settings..... G-Force Standalone (and V-Bar, as well) now reacts to sound input, just like the visualizer. I've captured some amazingly beautiful screenshots off of the Standalone which I've saved and use for my desktop background. G-Force just continually blows me away...it just keeps getting better and better; I am in total awe at this incredibly beautiful creation. I am blissed out and in true Eye Candy Heaven....it's Nirvana all the way!
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Ray16
24 June 2007
Version: 3.7
3.7 doesn' install properly, when trying to launch the standalone, I get the promt window that the engine failed or can't find the folder. In the itunes list G-Force is not listed. bad bug for a great App. Please fix.
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Sanjinko
18 March 2007
Version: 3.6.1
Compared with the previous version 3.6, this version lacks necessary files for proper installation, i.e. iTunes plug-in. When the installer reaches "Select a Destination" phase, it says: "Installing this software requires 0 bytes of space" I'm keeping the last working version, 3.6.
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Shenlon
21 February 2007
Version: 3.6
G-Force is a beautiful piece of work. Personally, I like WhiteCap better, but since I got this Intel MacBook, I can no longer use it, because it's not UB... *sob* But G-Force does well, also. The only problem I have is with the presentation of the "free" version. They market it as the free version, and if you pay money you get the extra features. However, instead of just being the normal version, and then having the option of upgrading it, it acts more like "cripple-ware" or "nag-ware," where it keeps telling you that it's a free trial version every minute or so, and has the disgusting splash screen when you turn it on. Why market it as the "free" version and tell me "But, if you pay, you get all these extra features!" and then annoy me to death with the free version until I pay? No, it's not effective. Might as well just keep the iTunes default visualizer, since it's basically just a crippled version of G-Force anyway. Otherwise, if you have 20 or 30 bucks to spare, it's a good piece of software.
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8oo8
12 January 2007
Version: 3.6
The screenshot feature doesn't work(G-Force Standalone w/G-Force Toolbar), and I cannot eliminate the "letterbox" effect in G-Force Visualizer no matter how I adjust the settings(in G-Force Toolbar). Other than that, G-Force is a blast!
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Syzzygy
24 August 2006
Version: 3.5.6
This has got to be the most elegant visualizer out there. Truly outstanding imagery! G-Force is a CPU hog, though, using 100%. I guess it needs to, since G-Force continuously generates some incredibly sophisticated, ever changing images.
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umaromc
12 May 2006
Version: 3.5.4
I sincerely believe this is the best visualizer for iTunes, whether it's worth $20 for the Gold edition or $30 for the Platinum edition to anyone is relative. The demo now has advertising and has for awhile now–nothing new there. The installer also doesn't respect browser preference launches Safari no matter what– no prob if that's ur fav browser though... other than that, awesome visualizer!
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Ray16
11 April 2006
Version: 3.5.1
I was told that 10.5 will be Leopard, thanks for the info.
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Ray16
08 April 2006
Version: 3.5.1
I totally agree EJ1! As a long time fan of G-Force it saddens me that 10.2 users are left behind. I understand the need of progress, but to a point. I can not afford 10.3 at the moment, and most new software versions can't make the leap! I will grin when Tiger users may find the need to upgrade to Puma (if it's still named that) to use their software. a example; I could not watch Jobs' last keynote speech because I have QT6, not 7 which I thought was not right. I believe that this is the second G-Force release in a week too.
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Ej1
06 April 2006
Version: 3.5
Could you list minimum requirements instead of "on supported hardware" ?
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Soundspectrumsupport
04 April 2006
Version: 3.5
For those of you downloading G-Force 3.5, please know that this new version uses OpenGL technologies for graphics acceleration (which means a much faster and more capable G-Force). However, for those of you that own Macs that are more than 2-3 years old, are without graphics acceleration, or running OS X 10.2 or earlier, you will need to use G-Force 3.1.3 because 3.5 will not work for you (note, we are working on an enhancement to provide legacy support). If you need download access to 3.1.3 please email support at soundspectrum. In addition to providing faster graphics via OpenGL, the 3.5 release of G-Force also introduces the G-Force Toolbar (for controlling and customizing G-Force) and the G-Force V-Bar (which will provide your desktop with lots of eye candy). Enjoy! If you have any questions or need technical support, please email us! Regards, Key at SoundSpectrum
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IslandApe
04 April 2006
Version: 3.5
It's WAY SLOWER, unusably so, with openGL. Why, on my powerbook, i cannot understand.
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Ej1
04 April 2006
Version: 3.5
10.3.9 iMac G4 Only got title screen, deleted plist, now Gforce doesn't show up as a visualizer. I'll stick wuth some visible information and use JewelCase .
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George-Paphitis
04 April 2006
Version: 3.5
I could not run G-Force 3.5 at all on OS 10.2.8 And what was worse to revert to the G-Force 3.1.3 Platinum I had to manually remove all the newly installed files before I could do the reversion since the installer would not let me install an older version over the new one.
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Lin-Mu
04 April 2006
Version: 3.5
This new version acts very strange on my older iMac g3 running 10.3.9 I removed all G-Force files, and re-installed G-Force 3.5, then restart all to no avail. iTunes will load g-force, I get the registration screen, then the logo, and that's it. Black screen, but this does not crash iTunes. I reverted to G-Force 3.1.2
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Ray16
08 January 2006
Version: 3.1.2
To all itunes users, if itunes is still unstable and quits, trash the plist. perfernce file and restart itune. The setup window will come again, but no big deal. Good Luck
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Ray16
06 January 2006
Version: 3.1.2
Thanks for the update fix
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4.5
Ray16
06 January 2006
Version: 3.1.1
the App. is just great, however it may make tunes unstable, I had to reinstall tunes, need not worry, nothing was lost, thank god.
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Ray16
19 December 2005
Version: 3.1
Just awesome, well worth the wait. Please note that if you have the Extras you'll have to put them back in, no biggie.
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umaromc
17 December 2005
Version: 3.1
Very cool... I just get annoyed by the design of the installer to launch Safari after the installation rather than respecting the user's browser preference.
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Ray16
08 November 2005
Version: 3.0.1
My Code now works and the next Version should be out soon!
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Ray16
13 October 2005
Version: 3.1
link is for 3.0.1, and when I went to the site my code was invalid, its not up till 3/06, strange
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Anonymous
13 October 2005
Version: 3.1
I really like G-Force... the only thing that irks me is that it launches Safari upon installation for their readme rather than respecting the user's default browser... reminds me of Operation Desert Storm... err... I mean The Inquisition. :P
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4.25
Rafter
21 July 2005
Version: 3.0.1
G-force has changed the way I see life. A step in evoulution for the visual nerves! Thank you soo much Andy... But the WHERES THE TOOLBAR (a dream come true) FOR OSX ??? Please soon! I would pay for it (as it is rather difficult with the keyboard when you are g-force-hammered ;-)
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Anonymous
14 July 2005
Version: 3.0.1
The best !
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Anonymous
14 July 2005
Version: 3.0.1
The G-Force screen saver no longer works.
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Ray16
11 June 2005
Version: 3.0
Sorry, I do run Jaguar, and would one do a manual install???
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Andy O'Meara
10 June 2005
Version: 3.0
Sorry to hear about your problems with the installer. I posted a new round of archives of G-Force for Mac OS X midday today fixing the problem, so you should be all set now. Thanks and very sorry for the installer troubles, Andy
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Andy O'Meara
10 June 2005
Version: 3.0
Hi folks... I'm the creator/developer of G-Force, and I just wanted to say hi to folks and say some words. When we launched G-Force 3, we had a lot of balls in the air--we were switching our web provider to a commercial-caliber webhost, we were adding significant website additions and content, and were were launching a new version for Windows all at the same time. When I did my testing for the G-Force installer, I was using Mac OS 10.4. I never thought that it would be broken for 10.3 (given claims from Apple there should be no issues--unfortunately, that only applies if a package doesn't have resources). In any case, I do regret missing this one, but it's fixed now in the currently posted Mac OS installers. If you use Mac OS 10.2, you still have an issue. You can perform a manual install, or email our support account account and we'll walk you through it, step by step. Anyway, onward and upward, and I hope everyone enjoys G-Force 3! Thanks, Andy
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JayPro
10 June 2005
Version: 3.0
This will be my last post on this; and I am happy to say that it has very good news attached to it. This afternoon I was honored to receive a personal phone call from the developer himself, who gave me the low-down on things. To make a somewhat long story painlessly short, the latest re-post of GF 3 *works splendidly* now. The anti-aliasing feature of the wave shapes makes this product look even more elegant than before, if that were possible. Also, the flowfields don't seem to be as hectic as in previous iterations. Before v3, I tried addressing this by ratcheting down the PFS (Frame/sec) param; but this I don't think had a direct role to play on how the Flowfields actually presented themselves. IIRC, there also seem to be some improvements with how sprites (photos et al.) integrate into the mix; so I'll be looking more at that. I'l continue to play around with it to see what else has changed for the better. PS: I may be wrong here; but is the screensaver supposed to have options attached? I'll try re-DL'ing it to see if it does. Meanwhile, if I may, I wish to thank Andy O'Meara for sticking it out beyond the call of duty. All I can (and maybe should) say here is that I've tragically misjudged and underappreciated his efforts, not to mention how little time he really has to do so many things. Thank You.
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JayPro
09 June 2005
Version: 3.0
I first wish to identify myself as author of the previous anonymous post...if that matters to anybody. I also wish to identify myself as chief Moderator of the SoundSpectrum.com forums. That said, I hope this review is taken in a spirit of well-intentioned concern and with genuine hope that things will be soon resolved. I have contnued to independently effort a solution to the problem I previously described without success. Attempting to address this matter in a more private vein short of a highly concerned e-mail, I have been trying to access the forum throughout the day. Apparently, though, the persistent issues being encountered there are more difficult to resolve than from what what I could infer via tech support's e-mail to me last night. Hence, there being no choice left to me at present save this avenue. The more I give thought to it, I am that much more convinced that there should have been as much beta testing on the Mac side as there was on the other platform. I for one would have been willing to stick it out for an additional month or two in order to give this milestone release the proper tweakage due it. I recall not long ago when SS.com would, for want of a better term, "out" beta after beta, both here and at VersionTracker, oftentimes to the annoyance of those of the opinion that such was not the way to develop one's product. Well, what I perceive that we have here is the polar extreme, albeit in this singular instance. Maybe one can chalk it up to drooling eagerness on their part to bid everyone "Welcome to the Platinum Age!" However, this does not IMO seem to justify releasing v3 for all platforms *only after extensive beta-work on the Windoze side.* As I suggested here before--and with all due respect to GF's developers BTW--*much* more attention should have been given to "pruning the vine on the other side", as it were. Sure, this is a "Mac-cenric" app and thus *infinitely* easier to "un-dork". And I'm sure they'll get around to it. It's certainly not helping that their forums problem is taking time away from that. But just the same. I still would have liked to see *just a bit more* beta-testing for the platform for which this was originally made. Thank you for listening.
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Anonymous
09 June 2005
Version: 3.0
I meant to post this here but accidentally triple-posted in the Responses Section. Anyway, this repost has mixed reviews from me. On the one hand, the screensaver mod works like a charm. On the other, I was only able to play the iTunes build once before it reverted to the blank screen. I.e.: I installed it, played iTunes and it worked well. I then quit, re-entered and then met the issue in question. I tried manual re-installation of the Boot and iTunes plug with no success. I also have a question as to why two ioTunes plug icons were included with the files. Which one actually works? I'm continuing to walk myself thru the problems and hope to solve this independently.
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Anonymous
09 June 2005
Version: 3.0
The G-Force 3.0 installer has been reposted to the soundspectrum.com web site... the blank screen problem should now be fixed.
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Anonymous
09 June 2005
Version: 3.0
ok... it didnt say anything about not being able to post directories... just trying to help but whatever
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Anonymous
09 June 2005
Version: 3.0
Works great once properly installed! Very cool. note to the last few posters and future downloaders. I had the black screen and white screen problems alternatley after trying a few different things. Then I foundd the workaround that works. NOTE: I am running OSX-10.2.8 (jaguar) so no garuntees there are TWO 'Library' folders; one is in the hard drive and the other is in your home folder The installer app put the G-Force stuff into the one in my HOME folder, and I got blackscreen syndrome. So I tried manually copying the G-Force files into the right places in the base 'Library' folder, (specific directions below) the one directly in the HD. Than I got white screen syndrome. Thirdly (this is the fix) I deleted the files that the installer put into my home folder's Library, and left the ones I manually put into the HD's library. Now it works. To manually install correctly: (quit iTunes first) 1.unstuff the .zip to the desktop, open the folder with the files in it, not the installer. 2. Move the 'SoundSpectrum' folder into 3. Move the 'G-Force for iTunes budle' into
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Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 3.0
FYI: Sent a troubleshooting email to the author earlier this morning about the black screen, install problems (10.3, PBG4). Tech support replied almost instantaneously that they are both aware of the fix and working on it 'as we speak.' The correction version, this individual stated, should be released today.
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Ronji
08 June 2005
Version: 3.0
I'm also getting a white screen when attempting to use this latest version of G-Force in iTunes.
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Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 3.0
Seems odd that a eyecandy/screensaver application would be not compatible with the leading reverse firewall apps?
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Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 3.0
Tried to install 3.0 Platinum on iBook G3 running OS 10.3.9. Got error message installer script could not be read. I tried unsuccessfully to manually install. I awaiting response from developer.
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Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 3.0
Does not work anymore - shows only a white screen now (also in window mode)!!!
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Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 3.0
I see that there's now a Platinum version to go with the Gold one. Nice cash grab.
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4.75
Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 2.8.1
G-Force is the best thing I've ever seen. It has so many different color combonations and patterns that you never see the same thing twice. It is awesome everything about it is great, except that you have to have a computer in good condition. If your computer is extremly slow then I would not recommend downloading it, but if it is about average then you should download it. Besides that it is the best visualization I have ever seen in my life.
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Anonymous
25 May 2005
Version: 2.8.1
i am a cheap skate and barely pay for anything if i can help it, but this is one of the best software experiences i've encountered in my 20 or so years of using computers.. well worth the money, it's only 10 bucks too!
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3.5
Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 2.8.1
Great if one enjoys being cruci-pummeled.
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Anonymous
13 March 2005
Version: 2.8
ZOWWWIEEE!
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5
Anonymous
11 February 2005
Version: 2.8
***** 5 STARS!!!!! Am I stoned? No. I don't smoke pot however, when I watch the G-Force 2.8 and all the groovy new/smooooooth/liqiud movement's I am automatically hypmotized! I can't keep my eye's off of this visual delight. Great job! DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!!!!!
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Anonymous
07 February 2005
Version: 2.7.3
Aboultly mind blowing! I have been using g-force for many years. Each new version just makes it better and better. Can't wait for project-x to be released. Get the gold version. This is a project worth supporting.
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Clinton Wayne Rankin Sr.
30 January 2005
Version: 2.7.3
Andy has devoloped a womderful plug-in. The G-Force is a wonderful program that adds life and wonder to the any music player. G-Force never ceses to amaze me. Never the same pattern twice. I've recomended ths plug-in to all my friends.
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