Thursday, March 24, 2011

Phoenix FireStorm Preview 2 "First Impressions" "WOW"

By Avatar JayR Cela

      It took only several short months for the Phoenix FireStorm team to solve so many nagging problem's associated with Viewer2. Either someone was reading my mind, or perhaps reading this blog. And is very obvious that someone, or some people at LL are either not doing their job or just brain dead.

     Much needed improvement's include.

#1 A camera control that is actually usable, and re-sizable.
#2 My IM Log file's are back, and readily available for easy reading.
#3 Muting group chat's actually works. ( oop's guess I was wrong on this one - it still does not work )
#4 The ridiculous Side Bar is history. ( that horrendous bastard idea is finally gone )

    It took me numerous logins to get everything set up as I like, but hey!  It looks and feels pretty darn close to the V1.x UI that I have been familiar with for going on 6 years now.

    When LL decided to reinvent the wheel, ( ya'll know it is supposed to be round ) and made it a square. Boy that was a monumental stroke of genius. NOT !!

    I thought for sure that my day's in SL were numbered. There was no way in heck this piece of crap called V2 was going to be forced down my throat. Definatly not without some serious kicking and screaming.

    Is Phoenix FireStorm perfect ? Heck No !!

    But it is miles ahead of what the Lab is putting out, and.......
this is based on a very crippled V2.4 code base.

    Damm, can not hardly wait to see the actual final version.

JayR Cela :_)


Kittin Ninetails said...

The only thing I don't like about the missing sidebar is in Marine's RLV and in vanilla v2, I can open two views into my inventory. It makes it much easier to re-arrange things that way.

Things I'm thrilled to see are:
* UUIDs for groups and users.
* Distance in the hover text on the mini map.
* The 'Nearby' radar with useful info, unlike the default one
* tabbing online and all friends.
* seeing display names and able to really hide user names in chat -- not sure this is completely working right, but looks great so far.

There's a lot of stuff still to be ported, but this is great! And there are some new features I'd like to see added, mostly from Marine's RLV.

JayR Cela said...

Hi there Kittin

Thanks for your input, I know of several FireStorm Developers and a few Lindens as well that read this blog. Chance's are pretty good someone will be reading your comments

*bigg huggs*

JayR Cela :_)

Kathy said...

firestorm has the two inventory windows, there's a little suitcasy icon near the bottom left to open the other... or.. ctrl-i and ctrl-shift-i i believe

Krystel said...

Hi There
Is there a way to save sky setting have to reset it after each log in please.

Krystel said...

Sorry forgot to ask is there a link for v2.5.1 too please

Anonymous said...

I haven't even seen Firestorm yet, but I wonder: Is there multiple tattoo layering in it as there is in V2?

JayR Cela said...

Hi there Anonymous
FireStorm Preview2 is based on Viewer2.4 code, so yes it does everything V2 does, but with a redesigned User Interface ( UI )

Thank's for posting your comment

JayR :_)