Gforce Software, something new is on its way...

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KVRAF
8955 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:19 am

Mitch I. wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:06 am
"There is no PC version of OB-E." - from Gforce website.
I assume that means for now.
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KVRAF
21230 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:20 am

At least mentioning when it could be expected would've been nice. That sentence sounds way too definitive.

"Currently, there is no PC version of OB-E. We plan to release it around x-y-z." Ain't that hard.
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KVRist
126 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Ohio, USA

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:21 am

"Ob es eine Windows-Version geben wird, ist nicht völlig ausgeschlossen, doch derzeit nicht absehbar." - from amazona.de

"Whether there will be a Windows version cannot be completely ruled out, but it is currently not foreseeable. - Google Translate

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KVRAF
21230 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:22 am

They sure know how to disappoint, I guess.

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KVRAF
3907 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:24 am

Six months of speculation , bikkering etc..and no pc version ???
Troll thread of the millenium !!
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KVRAF
6349 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 am

Oh well, saves me money. :borg:
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KVRist
493 posts since 11 Sep, 2004 from inne Büchs

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:27 am

At least its a twist i didnt see coming.

But what do i do now, make music with what i have? :tantrum:
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KVRist
247 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 am

I don't know why they went to the trouble of having Mac/PC tabs under system requirements if there's no PC version planned. This is a really weird decision. Can't remember the last time a plugin was Mac-only (even just temporarily at launch). All other GForce products support Windows, so I have to think a Windows version is coming. But will it arrive before the coupon code expires? It says the offer is only good till March 31st, 2021.
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KVRAF
21230 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:31 am

They have a FAQ entry, apparently:

"We’d like to offer a PC version but at this point OB-E is Mac only. We are however monitoring if there is interest for a PC version"

Dumb as f**k. There's way more Windows users than Mac users. :D

KVRAF
8145 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:34 am

Maybe this explains why they were looking for an "intern" to "lead" software development for 6-12 months. Kind of a, 'hey, we wrote the bulk of the code [for Mac] but need someone to port it to JUCE so we can release a PC version' kind of deal.

Truly disappointing. Especially considering PC development doesn't constantly require you to tear up what you've already built every few years.

Is it at least a native M1 Mac plugin? I'd check for myself but no reason to bother visiting the G-Force site if it's Mac only TBH. Maybe the Surge team can help port this to PC! lol.
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KVRAF
27213 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:34 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:16 am
No PC version?

WTF, GForce?
Seriously.

Oh well, if they don't want the 50 or 60% of audio software users' money. :shrug:
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Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRAF
21230 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:35 am

They even mention in FAQ their preset browser only loads .aupreset files. That's some next level dumbness when JUCE exists...
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:34 am
Is it at least a native M1 Mac plugin?
Yeah, it is. Except there's a UI scaling issue so you're better off running it in Rosetta 2 until they fix it (it's again in the FAQ). Sloppy...

KVRist
41 posts since 6 Dec, 2020

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:37 am

Mitch I. wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:21 am
"Ob es eine Windows-Version geben wird, ist nicht völlig ausgeschlossen, doch derzeit nicht absehbar." - from amazona.de

"Whether there will be a Windows version cannot be completely ruled out, but it is currently not foreseeable. - Google Translate
Hahaha unbelieveable. :dog:

Maybe GForce got sucked into a time stasis? It'd explain the lack of new releases, the lack of updates, the fact that they seem to think Macs are still the dominant platform in the music landscape like they were ages ago...

I could just about imagine an evil wizard called the Wavetable Warlock or something cackling maniacally and saying something like "so, you love 'retro', do you, Mister GForce...? Well, then perhaps you shall love having your consciousness transported to the nineteen-nineties, as your body continues to roam in the modern day!" before playing a sick drop on his softsynth via his top-of-the-line and oh-so-modern Linnstrument...

KVRist
493 posts since 11 Sep, 2004 from inne Büchs

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:47 am

chk071 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:34 am
EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:16 am
No PC version?

WTF, GForce?
Seriously.

Oh well, if they don't want the 50 or 60% of audio software users' money. :shrug:
Maybe for them the percentage has been very different when it comes to sales instead of users ?
They might not have the people inhouse to do a Windows version but they surely would find a way to make it happen if it means twice the revenue.
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KVRist
493 posts since 11 Sep, 2004 from inne Büchs

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:48 am

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