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G-Force (for Classic)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
G-Force2.0.sit_.bin (1.63 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
G-Force_SoundJam_2.0b6.sit (2.23 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Famous music visualizer, it can stand alone as an app taking Line-In or Internal CD, and it has plug-in varieties for many music player apps: iTunes, SoundJam, Audion, MACAST, MacAMP, Winamp, Sonique. G-Force visualizer is not to be confused with GeForce graphics cards by nVidia, different animals. G-Force began as freeware, then it had free demos plus "Gold" editions which could be purchased, and eventually turned into shareware for late OS X.

1st dL is version 2.0 (February 21 2001) for standalone and for SoundJam. It has a 2nd version for SoundJam that is optimized for G4 processors, but the 2nd standalone version is identical to the 1st and it isn't known which version it is, G4 or not. It cannot be plugged into iTunes because this predates the release of Apple iTunes. The standalone app must be launched alongside (same directory as) the "G-Force Files" folder, and the "More G-Force Configs" folders have to be merged in with the "G-Force Files" folders in order to view the Extra content. The two batches have several duplicates to be resolved or else these few Configs will become twice as likely to appear randomly. This archive needs an eventual repair and added instructional file.

2nd dL is version 2.0b6 (October 21 2000) featured for SoundJam plus has a standalone app and this is much older than the first download, but this has its original Aladdin installer archive and good about/readme texts.

G-Force v2.0 for Audion v3.0.2 is found on macgarden in the Audion download, and G-Force v1.1.5 for MACAST v1.0.1 is found in that download.

After launching G-Force once, Quit it, then edit the "G-Force Prefs" file most recently modified in your "System Folder/Preferences/". Increase its value of 'MaxY' as needed, and change "FS_X" and "FS_Y" values to your desired fullscreen resolution.

G-Force 2.x does mirror the rendering engine and complexity of another visualizer named "WhiteCap" 4.x , so G-Force 2.0 is a lot like WhiteCap 4.0 , G-Force 2.5 is like WhiteCap 4.5 , and G-Force 2.7 is like WhiteCap 4.7 (they're both for OS X only).

*Please locate a higher version which can be plugged into iTunes v2 on OS9. Macworld magazine had a fondness for G-Force and WhiteCap, perhaps their set of CDs has it.

See also: WhiteCap for Classic, G-Force for OS X

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

The author recommends a G3 processor or better.

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SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2018, May 8 - 7:13am
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Not same engines, this description meant 2.x/4.x were compiled together so they share the same "hooks" into the OS for "rendering path" - specifically it means if you find a version of one which runs slower/faster or ceases being compatible with some version of iTunes or Mac OS, then you can expect the likeness version of the other viz does that too.

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, May 7 - 5:28am

I'm... also quite confused about the statement on this page about Whitecap and G-Force. Whitecap came before G-Force.

Is that implying that they're based on the same rendering engine? That's not quite correct.

I know this because I've worked on these visualizers.

http://www.soundspectrum.com/whitecap/Documentation/version-history.html
http://www.soundspectrum.com/g-force/Documentation/version-history.html

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, May 7 - 5:17am

Andy's a character. That's about all I'll say. I'm pretty sure the older versions of G-Force and Whitecap are still sold by the authors by request, though.

Related; Tunr for iOS has all the G-Force and Whitecap visualizations as downloadable options.

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2017, December 12 - 1:58am
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I found v2.0b6 floating in cyberspace and brought it here. It's in the original wrapper and has those "Extra Configs" folders too, and when you select "About G-Force" from its mouse menu, it sayeth "God-Force".

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by SkyCapt - 2017, November 25 - 4:36am

This looks like the same author and same program as the original Apple iTunes visualizer v1-v6. This program says "www.55ware.com", But the company name quickly changed to SoundSpectrum which is who Apple gives thanks to in their iTunes credits file. Apple bought G-Force "Lite" for their iTunes debut, wanting it to be small and toned down. G-Force itself is where the author pulled out all the stops, this looks like "shrooms on steroids"!

I'm helping to update this page, some new instruction file is definitely needed, coming soon...

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, December 12 - 11:52am

There is another called White XXX? cannot quote remember, but just as good, by the same company I believe.

chillinfart's picture
by chillinfart - 2010, December 9 - 7:54pm

Use it with audion. Looks Cool.