Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SecondLife Veiwer 2 SnowStorm "Getting Better Every Day ?"

    I continue to follow LL's Project SnowStorm, and attend meeting's about twice a week, usually on Monday and Friday.
A little dark, but there were 12 people

 I have to admit, although things seem to be moving a bit on the slow side, but this is a very well organized, and dedicated group of people. If you are not following the projects Wiki Page, I encourage that you do so. Here you will be able to find everything you need to know about the project, including downloads to the nightly builds. Thats right, monday thru friday you can download a fresh copy of the upcoming next version of the SL Viewer 2.

    Today I decided to play around with a few of the Debug settings available under the Advanced Menu Options. I'll just post a few screenshots and let you be the judge.

 The log in screen remembered my name and password.
Changed this value to 200 from default
Default is 500

Changing the AudioLevelMusic value prevents your audio stream from blaring when you first log in.

Render animate tree's set to true

    I was unable to find the animate tree's option in the Preferences Menu. The Debug WindLight setting's seemed to make no noticeable difference to me. You will notice that we now have some semi transparency when various menu focus changes. ShowNetStats returns the old style little network performance indicator in the upper right corner of your screen. UseAltKeyForMenus in my opinion should default to True, it allows for quick navigation of various viewer options, via the arrow keys.  Next up is VectorizeProcessor, you may have seen this feature in several of the 1.x TPV's as use dual threads, basically what it does is allow for optimum performance with newer CPU ( Later Intel P4's - and Dual Core  and up - AMD Athalon 64's and up ) SnapshotQuality allows for better JPG format pictures.

Choose SSE Performance

Edit the Sky seemed to make no difference for me

JPG format picture quality

Current Network Statistics not visable

Old Style Network Statistics

One thing I found as rather odd, is the apparent lack of a Clear Map function, to eliminate the red marker beacon.

All in all, things seem to be shaping up pretty well for the SnowStorm Viewer

JayR Cela :_)

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