I am finding that I can’t stay logged into SL for more than a couple of hours, if that long, before the viewer starts to lag out. I have mini freezes and periods where the frame rate (FPS – Frames per Second) drops to 2 or 3 and PING jumps up into the thousands of milli-seconds.
Testing with the OS ping to the SL servers at the same time I am not seeing those long times. Nor with the SL Viewer am I seeing those long ping times. Also, I had occurrences of the screen going black then coming back. There is some kind of video problem happening.
I just added the 335.23 driver to my GTX560. So, it should be good. But, doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem.
I gave up trying to tour the Skin Fair 2014 with Firestorm. (Map search on WEBHOST to find the Skin Fair regions.)
I tried the SL Viewer. I made it through about 1-1/2 regions before it too crashed. But, it did not experience the long ping and mini-freezes. It just suddenly started doing a crash report and showing Not Responding. Then I terminated the process to clear it off my screen.
If I stay home and chat, the Firestorm Viewer stays up. At least I have not crashed it at home while chatting. Once I am out running around then I start running into crashes. At this point I seem more prone to crashes when I am around other people. So, it may be a Liquid/Fitted mesh issue. But, I have not been able to test enough to decide.
I can put on Fitted Mesh and crash the Firestorm viewer in minutes. I am still testing whether that is the case for any Fitted Mesh or if it is particular mesh items that are the problem. It is a challenge to test. I often can’t stay in world long enough to get the fitted mesh off. So, I have to login with the SL Viewer, take it off, then relog with Firestorm. Wheee! …not!
I have been listening to the FS Support. They are busy but not swamped, well, from my viewpoint. If the crash problem were a general issue I am sure I would have seen people flooding the group chat.
I’m running the 64-bit version of Firestorm. Others running it describe it as ‘smoother.’ I can’t say exactly why, but I do agree it gives a smoother impression. And I am really wanting to play with the PhotoTools.
Let me know if you are able to use FS-64 for more than a couple of hours and whether or not you see any of the problems I do. This could just be me. And I am still recommending people upgrade to the new Firestorm.