Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kirsten S21 Viewer

I am trying out since two days the above mentioned viewer...
It's focus seems to be on graphical effects, eyecandy...

It has a gazilion of options to tweak, and the results are often just breathtaking beautiful

Definitely worth a look for everyone who's computer is somewhat up to date...

Here, two screenshots, comparing the current Viewer 2.6 from Linden Labs with the current S21, as both are, out of the box, no tweaking of settings...

LL viewer
Kirsten's Viewer

Both images: click to enlarge

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Viewer 2

ok.. there has been writen a lot really by many blogs, in many forums, about viewer 2. A lot of people really do not like it. And many prefer Phoenix. All well known.
Now, since three days i had with phoenix some weird problems.. textures loading only blurred, even HUD-textures, freezin, then also suddenly being very slow.. all that stuff
Yes, i know how to delete the phoenix folder and how to make a clean uninstall.. and got trapped in the same again. I found out, that with phoenix, and my computer, it specifically does not like it when i log in at "home position", which is surrounded by sculpted prims... maybe too much load? i have no clue, i am not an IT-person.
Now, i tried viewer 2. And really tried it this time. More or less because i had to. Or i would have spend a lot of hours with other viewers and configuration.
What can i say?
Viewer 2 runs stable. The surface is clean, neat, fast. My computer responds fast. The menu structure is, when one forgets about the former one, in fact, even more logic. I can group inventory items to outfits really fast. Pop up messages go into the background silently and wait until one has time to read them, etc.
So, in fact, not a bad viewer at all.
What i am missing is my radar. And maybe the comfortable phoenix windlight settings, for machinimas. But thats it about, so far.
I am still working my way through it, but, i must say, from an objective point of view: the viewer is not that bad as one can ehar often. It runs really nicely here.


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