With the release of the VLC viewer (184.108.40.2060331) we will see the video market in Second Life start changing. It as of today, it hasn’t changed much. As it has in most of the rest of the RL world. So, with 4.1.1 we will have a better experience with YouTube and other services.
VLC Viewer and Streaming Media – TV’s
NOTE: On starting the 4.1.1 viewer I started crashing. I changed regions and all seemed OK. Before I logged off I got a notice that a newer version was available: 220.127.116.110461. I’ve installed it and it seems to be OK. Continue reading
Updated: Nov 8, 2016
Kate Amdahl has posted an article titled: A Better Way to See in Second Life. It is inspired by Penny Patton’s articles on Scale and camera positions: The Improved SL Camera.
Default Camera Position Controls
These tips came out in 2011. They inspired me to write my version: Second Life Camera Position Tips. I never run a viewer using the default camera position these days. I change them first thing. Continue reading
Microsoft is pushing updates. Windows 10 automatically obeys Microsoft and installs updates. Numerous people are finding their computers have been crippled after an auto-update. The problem is not just with Second Life™ viewers. But, SL users are NOTICING the problem as it has a massive effect on viewer performance.
BA – the search begins
The Firestorm Team has written a bit about fixing the problem in their wiki. See: Windows 10 Issues.
The problem with the FS fix is they recommend uninstalling updates; KB3176938, KB3189866, and KB3193494. Some of these are security updates. Removing them leaves your computer open to known exploits. Continue reading
April Linden has posted about Second Life’s down time last Tuesday.
See: A Play-by-Play Retelling of Yesterday’s Downtime.
Miss Ellegance 💋
I enjoy hearing what’s up with the system when there are problems.
Enchanted lady bug
There is a bug in the new Firestorm 4.7.9 and Second Life 4.0.7. The bug is not much of a problem unless you play in combat games. Whirly Fizzle explains it:
Yep, it’s a bug on Firestorm 4.7.9.
I saw you already found the JIRA issue, but here it is for anyone else having the same problem:http://jira.phoenixviewer.com/browse/FIRE-19640
Workarounds for this one:
If you are wearing an attachment using llTakeControls, take it off. That’s the trigger for the bug.
It may not be viable to remove all attachments using llTakeControls though. This bug is mostly annoying combat people who use mouselook a lot & many weapons use llTakeControls in such a way that they will trigger this bug when they exit mouselook.
Switching to the LL viewer is a no go – although it doesn’t have this specific bug, it has a related bug which breaks being able to shoot pretty much all weapons in mouselook when an attachment is worn using llTakeControls or the weapon itself uses llTakeControls – BUG-11602
Best bet honestly is to roll back to 4.7.7 if this bug is annoying you too much. (Reference)
If you are playing a combat game, add your name and information to the JIRA’s.
The Quick Graphics Viewer is out. Some people are having some problems with the viewer. A semi-clean install seems to fix the problem. So, what’s semi-clean install?
Hell Is Other People
- Restart your computer. Do NOT start the viewer.
- Download the viewer from Second Life Download.
- Find your install folder, usually C:\Program Files (x86)\SecondLifeViewer (Windows)
- Delete it. This deletion will not erase your settings, cache, inventory cache, or chat logs.
- Install the SL Viewer using the file you downloaded. The installer will say you already have it installed and ask if you want to install anyways. Yes.
- Try it.