Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SecondLife(R) The Imprudence 1.4.0 Experimental Viewer

It has been a while since I last looked at the Imprudence Viewer. It is a bit of a Hy-Bred version of the standard SL 1.23.5 offered by LL, unlike many of the other's that are based upon the last SnowGlobe build.
( That project, by the way, seems to have been discontinued.)

I believe that, Imprudence was the first to step away from the KDU.dll lib and to fully embrace OpenJpeg as the graphics engine. All I can say is, they must have done some serious tweaking here, because this new release is extremely quick at rezzing textures. Inventory load times, are very fast as well.

Imprudence is designed from the ground up as a multi grid hopping product, and come's with about a dozen differnt and most popular OpenSim world logins preloaded.

If you have not stepped outside of  SL, and tried Open Simm, now may be the perfect time. McCabe Maxsted and Jacek Antonelli are practically household words in the Open Sim community, and the Imprudence viewer has become the de-facto standard for grid hopping. It's easy to see why, this is a very straight forward product. Nothing fancy, just a lot of cool little tweaks available, to improve performance. It is definatly a must have VR client.

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