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  1. My graphics settings are manually tweaked but largely "ultra". My max complexity for various graphics presets are: Club: 125k Normal: 350k Photo-Pre: Unlimited I regularly walk around in the photo mode without issues but in busy clubs (I'm looking at YOU Muddy's), I simply can't afford to let the heavy hitters eat into my FPS so they get jelly'd. Unfortunately, none of that really means much until we get arctan. Avatar complexity, to my knowledge, bears little resemblance to the actual load borne by the graphics card.
  2. I am quite comfortable in either mode. If I'm at a club and there's a public conversation going on I'm almost certain to join in unless I'm with a date in which case I tend to just be absorbed in private IM with that person. But if I want to address a serious statement to an individual rather than the crowd, then I use IM, for instance, "Would you care to dance". I honestly don't see much of a difference between the two and I don't separate them in terms of "effectively meeting people". I meet people how I do. Sometimes it's in public chat. Sometimes I address them in private. Sometimes they address me in private. *shrugs* They are all paths to the same end point.... me meeting them.
  3. My SL body is as close to my RL one as I can make it given the massive limitations of the Gianni body (LOL, and "massive" is certainly the right word there). In general my SL avatar is me and I want it to look that way. I even liked how my hair and beard looked in SL so I grew out my facial hair in RL and then took a trip to a good barber shop to get a similar RL look. Predictably, my SL avatar is taller than my RL body, but I made sure I was height proportional to my girlfriend. The same is true of my wardrobe.... some of which I had to make myself. I treat SL more as another place than as a fantasy reality.
  4. I've never gone to a single shopping event. My general understanding is that they are too crowded to get into which means almost certainly my FPS would plummet meaning I can't actually look at anything I might want to buy. No thanks. I find stuff I like on MP and from there I get brands I like. What I buy is fatpacks not outfits as a general rule. So this whole scheme is a complete miss for me.
  5. Thank you so much! Yeah, that was what I was looking for. And for my purposes, I hardly need fine grained control. I just have a build with baked lighting textures for day and night. I need a way to set the sky to match the current state of the build for myself and guests. So if I can can any reasonably pretty sunset, moonset, noon, and midnight then I'm golden.
  6. Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh! Yup, sure enough, that got me my experience box in Firestorm. Next up, trying to code the experience in question. It seems like a simple matter of iterating through the llGetAgentEnvironment list and then presenting it to other avatars in a llSetAgentEnvironment list. I could've sworn that I saw some function to use environmental assets from EEP but now I can't find it. But at least now I have the basics of being able to write experience code.
  7. Hi everyone. I thought I'd tackle a "simple" experience task to get the hang of experience coding. All I want to do is change windlight on my parcel for all visitors. I don't need to "force" the issue, a suggestion they can override is good enough. So I ran into my first issue right out of the gate. In order to get access to the EEP stuff, I needed a beta viewer. But that viewer doesn't have the compile for experiences option in the script editor, neither does firestorm. So, the question... What viewer do I need to compile the script? Is there a better option than llSetAgentEnvironment? It seems pretty cumbersome to have to iterate through a list to get all the individual details when I already have an environment setting in inventory that would do the job nicely? Any other thoughts on best way to set a visitor's windlight (other than RLV)
  8. Interesting point. I'd figured on twice the budget meaning more flexibility on where I skimped and where I lavished attention. It was honestly getting the weather system installed that made me rethink how badly I wanted a new linden home. That would absolutely be not in keeping with the overall theme (a thunderstorm over just one house LOL). But where I'm at now, there is only ever me and one other person 200m away on the radar. So there's no neighbors to annoy. It does make me wonder about finding an isolated mainland plot somewhere though. I've never bought or even researched mainland land sales so I'll have to figure out how to even find the thing.
  9. Here's my classic Linden Home. I'm pretty pleased with what I managed on the 175 prim budget. And me, out on the back deck in the rain... yeah, it rains at my house and I used a fair bit of my prim budget to make that true. Man, I wish I had the double prim budget of a new linden home. But then again, having weather might be impossible in someplace like Bellisaria. I like the weather so much I may end up having to buy some land somewhere.
  10. Weird squiggly letters that I can't read. Honestly, it doesn't get my blood boiling but I tend to avoid such people only because I have no idea how to communicate with them. My assumption is that some different social cohort than my own deals with them more fluidly than I do. Sapiosexual: Yeah, I have an astronomically high IQ and I'm big into romance. That word in your profile is a guarantee that I'll give you a pass even for casual chat. I often wonder if other high IQ people laugh at that the way I do. I see it as the tool of people who themselves are not that bright trying to be snooty about it. I do get a lot of good jokes out of it though so there is that. Profiles wrapped in barbed wire: Yeah, I get it that someone, somewhere, did you wrong. Grow up. Move on. Try to see what mistakes YOU made to get you in that situation. Blaming the entire world around you for your own choices is not a good look. Bonus points if you have 30 profile picks whining about the behavior of others and you are surprised when someone thinks that's off-putting.
  11. You wouldn't cause render issues for me. You just wouldn't be rendered at all. I typically set the cutoff around 150. Even on my serious desktop computer, I really don't want to deal with the 450k avatars every time I go to some club somewhere. So if it looks good to you, keep it. Just be aware that for a fair number of users you're going to be rendered in cardboard cutout mode. You won't look good to them.
  12. When I swapped over from my system body/head to mesh, I just went ahead and used the gianni shape as a starting point and then edited the heck out of it to make it look the way I want. Then I did the same thing with the Catwa head. For some reason, the way my sliders were set for my system body/head produced weird and hard to fix problems much like what you're showing. I'm sure there is SOME specific answer to why your face is so long but it's likely a combination of sliders not a single one and at least for me, it turned out easier to start at a known "good" shape then modify as required.
  13. How odd that I did meet a "more than friend" in just that way. Her profile sent me to the gallery. I bought one of the pieces I just could not live without and walked away wanting to know a lot more about the person who had made that art. Stir, let simmer for a few months, and presto. Of course, it helps a lot that my interest in her art was (and is) very genuine... as is my interest in her as an artist.
  14. Two choices for you. A) Get a new linden home now. To do this, you'll need to abandon your current home. Then you should read up on everything you can find about the current release schedule for the new homes. As I recall, they are releasing them in groups of 30-ish every few days. Yes, you read that right... 30. There are 38000 give or take premium members most of whom presumably want one. Next, camp at your computer day and night and pray you can hit the refresh at the right time, select the Bellisaria option if it shows up, then quickly commit to the house before one of those 37999 other peole do it. B) Wait about a year and a half or two Eventually, the rush will die down. It will sooner or later become possible to get a new linden home in some reasonable fashion like... you know... picking it from the list the way you tried to do. At the rate they are releasing, they will have satisfied the total demand about 8 years from now but that's a worst case scenario. I'm guessing 2 years is more reasonable.
  15. I gave up. Instead, I managed to find a skin which mostly avoided cartoon muscles (LOL, as if the Gianni body weren't already ridiculously muscled). In my case, that skin came from LURE. In and of itself, finding a decently shaded male skin is a nightmare unless you were going for the cartoon look. With a decent skin, I then added facial wrinkles via a tattoo layer. It's not perfect. In some lighting the tattoos reflect the light very differently than the skin and they end up looking like light grey patches. But for the most part, it works. The rest is up to shape. You can google for information on how male faces tend to change with age and then have at it with the sliders. Ditto with the body although there is a LOT more variation in terms of age related changes there than in the face. I'm a pretty active 55 year old and so my body looks the part. My face, however, was not spared the effect of aging.
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