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  1. Hello everyone. Now I know what your thinking: "Well of course there's going to be lag with that many avatars, it's common sense!" Well it isn't so much of asking how to fix it (sorta) but why does it do it. For me, I was in a pretty big place with that many Avis and I was stun my lappy was still pushing double digits! (20-27fps) So everything was working beautifully but what weirded me out was that though everything was smooth and there was no rubber band effect, I was still walking like I was in cement. I would've been perfectly fine knowing that my viewer was experiencing 4fps and the cement shoe having avi but my situation made me curious. So any suggestions on why mine did this and maybe how I can fix it? Thank you
  2. This is a natural thing that occurs with almost anything in life (if not, everything). If you're finding yourself constantly performing a hobby (logging into SL) and being bored, cut back. You don't have to quit cold turkey! There are other games (When you said "I don't want to play silly games", I'm not sure if you meant in SL or games in general) which you can download, play, and immerse yourself into.I have several different MMORPG's and games I play other than SL so if I get bored, I cut back so that when I return, I feel kinda refreshed. If that's not your forte, just find an RL hobby where you can distract yoiurself as well. If all you do is play SL, it's going to lack it's luster eventually. Now I know this sounds clich'e but maybe...GET A JOB! Don't do it for the money, do it for fun. I was just like you, and I finally wanted to branch out more form what I was doing(wandering aimlessly, chatting, exploring). I still do those things, but I find having a job as a rewarding experience. I save up my money to pay rent or to buy that Hoody I had my eye on and it didn't cost me a cent of my RL funds! You also meet new people to which I can call my friends in SL. Also, try finding something you would like to do as a job IRL or something that sounds interesting. I started hosting since almost every club wanted a host and it was easy to get hired IMO. I started it and man, did I DESPISE it. I mean, I loved my co-workers (well most of them) but I couldn't find the joy in just greeting people and dancing. So what did I do? Branch out. I got enough experience of what working in SL was like (or a decent amount) to try for another job and another one and another one and so on.That's what I think when it comes to SL. You branch out your interests and learn more, meet more, create more, etc. Just try and think what is something you like IRL and incorperate it into SL and if that doesn't work, just try something you were curious about but never did it IRL and maybe SL can give you a sample of it to you and you can come to your own conclusion.
  3. A few of my friends told me that these two variables can boost performance by quickening render speeds and decrease lag. Some tell me (including a Torley tutorial) to set my bandwidth to 10k while others tell me 1.5k and anything over that number is a waste of bandwidth. Some tell me to keep my cache at 512 while others tell me to max it out. I have no clue what either variable does other than cache stores the data and bandwidth streams the data to your computer but correct me if I'm wrong. So how do I determine on what numbers to set it on?
  4. Thank you so much! It's great they're so similar! Does the 2GB have the advantage over the 1GB of 750 even though it's a slightly better model?
  5. Transparent water Bump Mapping and shiny Local Lights Basic Shaders Atmostspheric shaders Draw Distance= 64-128 Max Particle count=0 Max # of imposter avatars=10 Post Process Quality Mesh Detail=All marked high excluding Sky detail Avatar Impostors: check Hardwar Skinning: check Terrain Detail=High Water reflection= Minimal but I might switch it to everything Avatar Physics: High Ping: 40ms DWNLD SPD: 10.83 mps UPLD SPD: 1.45 mps for avatars lets say 60 since some hotspots have that many avatars Also, could you please compare the 740M 2GB compared to the 750M1GB? I can't see to find out the specific comparision for them. Ask if you need any more info!
  6. Which specific details would you care to know? I would be glad to provide a clearer image. Sorry if I tend to type my questions in broad strokes. Also, thank you for showing me that site game debate! That site really does help alot (even though I can't really understand the specific specs for comparison) but it does give me a general idea.
  7. Link if you need it: http://store.sony.com/laptop/Custom-Sony-VAIO-Laptop-15.5-F-Series/SVF152190X-Standard/en/vaio/8198552921666564153 Specs: 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3537U (2.00GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost) (Save $75, reg. price $200.00) [$125.00]Windows 8 64-bit15.5" LED backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M (2GB) hybrid graphics (Save $20, reg. price $100.00) [$80.00]1TB (5400rpm) hard drive (Save $15, reg. price $60.00) [$45.00]8GB (4GB x2) DDR3L-1600MHz [$60.00] ATM I have a Nvidia 525M and it runs SL fairly well but jerky in huge areas. Will this graphics card fix this issue? Also, any Windows 8 users here? If so, how do you like it compared to W7? Again, thank you to the people for all the advice with my laptop questions. You really helped and taught me alot about specs and such so for that I am truly grateful. :matte-motes-smile: I'm very sorry for constantly bring up spec questions, it's just that this is a pretty big investment and I'm very indecisive about the whole thing. Have a great day!
  8. PROCESSOR 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz) MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz HARD DRIVE 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM) VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M with 1GB GDDR5 These are the specs I plan on getting if that helps
  9. Sorry if I seemed I was stating two questions but I didn't intend to do so. I just want to know if that specific graphics card will run at least mid settings at places (such as clubs for example) with 20 people. That's all. If you need more info, I'll gladly try to find and give it
  10. I agree, it is a terrific idea...if I had the talent. At the moment, I can only paint cartoon/anime pics so maybe if I gain the talent I would TOTALLY do that so thank you so much for the suggestion @Dres: haha thanks! Oh! I infringe because I don't have the creativity to create such artwork so I just use my technique of what I have of it and copy premade pictures IRL. I'm trying my best to gain better experience and hope to bring that into SL but I just needed to know this for future use
  11. Thank you everyone for taking the time to post on this thread. So this raises up a few more questions that I thought up of. One being what are examples of public domain pictures and the other is more on the copy right issue of things. I constantly see icons and symbols from major companies, as someone stated, Disney. I can go to the market place and find several shirts with Mickey Mouse on them. Same thing with hello kitty or spongebob squarepants. I see shirts or toys from the exact same picture I can located through google images and still these merchants are able to sell their product regardless of copyright issues and such and im pretty sure they didnt get the rights from disney. So,my question is what allows them to do that when they are clearly just taking the image and slapping it on a mesh shirt or any object for that matter or even advertisement. By no means am I saying that the people that say that I can't infringe work are wrong, I just don't see what the people who are selling those products are doing where I can't just by having some fun and copying and image I like or an image a friend or client may like and recreating it through paint. Also, it's true I don't mind the lindens but I would also sell the paintings as kind of a small Time hobby and not a huge corporation. I would love to make someone's day by painting them a picture but I'm not going to lie and pretend like I'm a saint an do of for free unless they're a close friend. Also one last question, if this idea is scrapped, can I at least display what I infringed in my SL house and not sell it but just display it? Thanks again so much for all of your help.
  12. I am buying a new laptop in fact! :matte-motes-big-grin: Here are the specs of the laptop I plan on purchasing: OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English HARD DRIVE 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM) VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M with 1GB GDDR5 PROCESSOR 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz) MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz Also, if it helps, here's my info from Speedtest.net: PING: 32ms Download Speed: 11:08 Mps Upload Speed: 1.43 mps If ya need any more info just ask and I'll do mh best! Thanks!
  13. At the moment I have a GeForce GT 525M and was running SL and thought it was running...OKAY. I usually hit about 20 fps when theres a few people but when it comes to large crowds or even just a few people dancing within a semi-large area, those numbers drop to 4 FPS. I would like to keep a high and stable FPS without any jerkyness to it such as stated before (20 fps or even higher would be great) in those larger regions or with alot of people. So which graphics card number would be best for it? I believe I heard the number in the 10's place is the horse power and I'm guessing I'm not all that in that specific category. :( I just want to be able to visit popular places with other avatars on mid/high settings turned on. Im looking at this GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M with 1GB GDDR5 Will this GPU get what I want done, or is there more to it? THANK YOU!
  14. So, I was thinking of creating a painting business where customers had the ability to choose the EXACT image of what they want (through google or any other search engine) and I try to copy that image and make it into a painted version of that image. I mean it's not totally copying and pasting that image and plastering my signature on it but I'm taking my time to actually mimic the look so I'm not sure if that's theft or not. If it's nessasary, I will TOTALLY 100% give all credit to the original artist, but I would also want my Lindens for my work as well. If you could, also post any information from the kowledge base or wiki to confirm your reply.Thanks in advance!
  15. So as I understand, SL is a fickle sort when it comes to using wireless internet. Is there a way in which I can get just as good connection as a wired one? I don't lag terribly (only in huge areas with many avatars but that's natural) but I would like to hit a higher fps. I usually get around 15-25 but I can hit up to 47 if I''m REALLY lucky and it looks so beautiful! So what can I do to make my average fps high as well? Thank you!
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