August 27, 2018 at 3:01 pm #83885
Greetings DPS Insiders!
We are happy to be releasing Bongiovi DPS 2.2 today. As some of you may know, we have been doing a lot of research and development into enhancement for video game audio. Key areas include:
1 – Enhancement of small details for increased awareness.
2 – Spatial audio for headphones for better immersion and location of key sounds within 3D space. We call our new algorithm for spatial audio “V3D”
3 – Enhancement and control of in-game voice communication.
Now, these cool gaming features are available in Bongiovi DPS 2.2 for Windows and Mac!
Here is an overview of the changes:
1 – V3D spatial audio for headphones – When in Headphone listening mode, you may now enable V3D audio processing. This effect moves the sound “outside of your head” for a more immersive experience for all audio sources (not just games). Moving the circles in the STEREO FIELD controls changed the V3D mode. This effect has been specially calibrated for profiles in the generic gaming category and for custom gaming headset profiles. However, V3D may be enabled for all existing headphone profiles. When in Built-in or External speaker listening modes, the V3D controls operate as before using our Dynamic Stereo Enhancement algorithm for speakers.
2 – Redesigned profile selection user flow – You will notice the PROFILES and SETTINGS tabs have swapped places. Selection of audio profiles is now much easier by following the 3 step selection menus on the PROFILES tab:
We suggest playing music in the background when making your profile selection. When you mouse-over the profile in the PROFILE menu, you will hear the sound of that profile and see a more complete description on the pop-up window. After you find the profile you like, click APPLY to save your selection. You can manage your profiles and output devices as before in the SETTINGS tab.
Check out the new Gaming and Virtual Reality categories as well as the custom profiles for various popular gaming headsets on the market.
3 – Subscription Purchasing AND existing license keys – We decided to move to a subscription-based payment system because it is more flexible for our new customers and enables our continuing development of new features and profiles in the future. We will continue to honor our existing customers’ licenses.
In the ACTIVATION tab:
If you are an existing customer and wish to activate, enter your email into the email field and your license key into the password field. Click Activate. Bongiovi DPS will detect your license key and activate accordingly.
If you are a new subscription customer, enter your email and the password you used to purchase your subscription. Click Activate. Your subscription will be used to activate the software. If your subscription lapses, the Bongiovi DPS will return to the deactivated state.
4 – Virtual Subwoofer 2.0 – Virtual Subwoofer (VSUB) has been around as a feature of DPS audio processing for years. However, we have recently made changes to the algorithm to support the needs of smaller speakers. Examples of this feature for each listening mode may be found in the Bongiovi Acoustics category in the PROFILES tab.
5 – New Skins – We have added a few new themes. Switching skins is now faster and does not require restart in Windows.
6 – Lots of small fixes – Version 2.2 was a big update so we collected all of your feedback of 2.1 over the past year to incorporate into this version.August 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm #83886
NOTE: The installer for DPS 2.2 will be available tonight, August 27th, 2018 around 7 pm EST. I will alert this thread when it is available.
UPDATE: We hit our deadline! The automatic update is out and the latest version is available via the download page.August 27, 2018 at 8:19 pm #83908
Exciting news, Joey! Can’t wait to check it out!August 27, 2018 at 9:21 pm #83911
Hey Joey, I downloaded the 2.2 version on from the homepage. The install succeeds, but the app won’t launch, citing:
(com.bongiovi.DPS20.10456): Binary is improperly signed.
Aug 27 18:18:09 xxxxxxxxxx com.apple.xpc.launchd (com.bongiovi.DPS20.10456): removing service since it exited with consistent failure – OS_REASON_CODESIGNING | When validating /Applications/Bongiovi DPS/Bongiovi DPS.app/Contents/MacOS/Bongiovi DPS:
The code contains a Team ID, but validating its signature failed.
Please check your system log.
Aug 27 18:18:09 xxxxxxxxxxx com.apple.xpc.launchd (com.bongiovi.DPS20.10456): Binary is improperly signed.August 27, 2018 at 9:26 pm #83912
Hmmm I got this error when testing once but was not able to replicate it. What version of OSX are you using?
Also, did you try a reboot?August 27, 2018 at 9:52 pm #83913jhalmosParticipant
I’m using the latest public Mojave beta and it won’t boot but with no errors. Previous version wouldn’t boot but would ask whether I wanted to reboot the Mac Pro or reinstall.August 28, 2018 at 5:23 am #83914hoogerParticipant
Same issue here, I am also using the Mojave Beta but the latest Developer BetaAugust 28, 2018 at 7:56 am #83918August 28, 2018 at 8:55 am #83920ozymandiasParticipant
I was hoping v188.8.131.52 would fix the issue I have. Some time ago, I think when I first upgraded to OSX 10.13 DPS stopped working. There is zero difference in sound with a properly installed and activated DPS plugin with the plugin turned on vs. turned off.
The problem exists with v184.108.40.206
I’m currently running 10.13.6
Nothing makes a difference to the sound I’m listening to. If I toggle between built-in, external or headphones as the output…..nothing
Music or movies, nothing. Stereo controls, volume boost, nothing.
I have rebooted, re-installed, no dice, no difference.
Any ideas…..??August 28, 2018 at 9:25 am #83921
This is most likely because the DPSReflector device is not set to be your primary output device in the OSX Audio Settings. The simplest way to walk through fixing it is to click the (?) icon in the lower left and follow the Setup Helper instructions.
We cover the virtual audio driver signal path concept here: https://bongiovidps.com/support/how-it-works/
If you are still having issues with not hearing the effect, please open a ticket at https://bongiovidps.com/account/support/August 28, 2018 at 1:54 pm #83922Little AngelParticipant
@ Joey, I too cannot get DPS to boot following update to latest version on Mojave latest Dev version.
JAugust 28, 2018 at 4:44 pm #83926
We were able to replicate the signing issue in the current Mojave beta. The fix seems fairly straightforward and will have a new build for you guys soon. I’ll post the installer here on this thread before we release so I can get your thumbs up.
Thanks!August 28, 2018 at 9:02 pm #83932
Sorry for the delay. Yes, my bad. I forgot I was on the Mojave preview partition or I would have mentioned that.
It seems to work fine on my High Sierra partition, at least for me.August 28, 2018 at 10:25 pm #83934
Download a preview of 220.127.116.11 here. We will be putting it through its paces tomorrow on Mojave. Let us know how it works out for you.August 28, 2018 at 10:59 pm #83935jhalmosParticipant
18.104.22.168 works with Mojave. Man, I missed this thing!
Thank you and your team for an insanely fast fix and turnaround.
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