Monday, October 31, 2011

SecondLife : Nirans Viewer : Kirsten Clone

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well installing this viewer takes a little bit of extra work, #1 it does not automatically place a shortcut on your desktop, the default installation is in the Program Files Folder under Kirstens S21

     The opening screens are beautiful. I was unable to find an antialiasing setting, but that proved to be unnecessary. The default's for my computer worked just fine.

 Nirans Viewer 3.0.3 (3) Sep 13 2011 20:47:05 (Nirans Viewer)
Release Notes

You are at 248,852.0, 313,677.0, 21.7 in Cristal Cove located at (
Second Life Server
Release Notes

CPU:               Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (3391.59 MHz)
Memory: 3071 MB
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Build 2600) compatibility mode. real ver: 6.0 (Build 2900)
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Graphics Card: GeForce 210/PCI/SSE2

Windows Graphics Driver Version: 6.14.0012.7527
OpenGL Version: 3.3.0

libcurl Version: libcurl/7.21.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8q zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.7.1
J2C Decoder Version: S21J Runtime: 2.0.6
Audio Driver Version: FMOD version 3.750000
Qt Webkit Version: 4.7.1 (version number hard-coded)
Voice Server Version: Not Connected
Built with MSVC version 1600
Packets Lost: 379/27,363 (1.4%)


    Over all, I have to admit quite an impressive achievement for one person working on their own to resurrect what many people had written off as a dead issue. Performance was respectable,  at a solid 15fps.

     Now bear in mind it still suffers from all the same flaws as Viewer3, notably the inability to mute group chat's or read legacy log files. But if you are a died in the wool Kirsten Viewer user, that more and likely does not concern you anyways.

     Niranv Dean deserves more than a pat on the back for his efforts and dedication to a truly advanced SL Viewer. If you are into creating Machinima, or a SL photographer I would highly recommend putting your support behind this project. With a little TLC this could prove to be a truly great viewer.

JayR Cela :_)

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