Wednesday, August 4, 2010

SecondLife (R) Viewer 2 & the StarLight Skin Modd + Debug Settings

  Well I'm back again today, to tell you about a wonderful UI skin available for SL Viewer 2. It's called StarLight, brought to us by " hitomi tiponi " one of this blogs readers. If you have just started reading this resurrected Blog, please refer back to July 31, these post's will be primarily devoted to TPV developers and the new Viewer 2. 
  As soon as I loaded this skin, and fired it up, I immediately  liked it. Gone were the ugly dark murky green on black menu's, replaced with an easy on the eye's light brown. I'm sure this color scheme would be easy enough to change to just about any color someone could wish for, blue, grey.... Also easy access to the draw distance slider function, easy to customize bottom pane menu.I added some buttons I wanted and removed two that I never use.
  I did a little digging around in the Debug menu and managed to tweak a bit further, added location coordinates, animated tree's, and a number of other minor but kool features. The StarLight Skin Mod is incredibly easy to install on both Windows and Linux, and is a great place to use as a starting point for learning how to tweak Viewer 2 to your liking via the Debug menu. If you are the sort of person that enjoys tinkering around with things, and would like to just have some real fun, I highly recommend downloading this file and give it a try. You can download it from this link : http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Viewer_Skins/Starlight

JayR Cela :_)

5 comments:

Hitomi Tiponi said...

Thanks for the very kind review of StarLight Jay. I really believe that a mix of skinning, TPVs and (when enabled) client-side plug-ins are the future of Viewer 2. That way we can better tailor the viewer for all sorts of audiences. Incidentally a 'nostalgia' interface for Viewer 2 (with the Viewer 1 look if not the functionality) will be coming in a couple of weeks - and a version of StarLight for Kirstens is also imminent (which is surprisingly difficult to do).

Dale Innis said...

Wow, nice! Almost makes me want to try out Viewer 2. Almost... :)

JayR Cela said...

Hi Hitomi, I think your StarLight skin is fantastic, I had a blast toying around with it, it is simple, easy on the eyes, and very functional, and it is now the default for the computer I used during my earlier tests, and yes I agree with you completely, re-skins and plug-ins are a very logical choice. WinAmp ( ShoutCast ) have been doing just that for years. So keep us posted with your progress. you can count on my support, for you hard work and devotion, to improving SL Viewer 2

JayR :_)

JayR Cela said...

Hi Dale / long time no see *extra bigg huggs* Sis / keep reading this blog hun / I'm not gonna stop until Viewer 2 is all that it can be :_)

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