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Purplerain Horowitz

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  1. 1 hour ago, RaeLeeH said:

    Yes. At least it does for me. I don't know quite how long it stays this way waiting for me to select the notification box, but I haven't tested the theory either. When I hear the sound I click as fast as I can. But to answer your question yes it appears to stop auto-refreshing.

    Thank you

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Trinity1776 said:

    Saw one at that time. So it seems there has not been a release yet? Or do they release one or two at a time? If that’s the case I might as well just quit and dump premium for a while. I’ve lost two so far today because I was on mobile and they were each gone by the time I clicked the checkbox and hit the last button.

    I cannot say for sure, but maybe people are abandoning their homes in anticipation of a release today -and those are the two or three homes that a few of us have seen in the last hour or so. Hopefully that is the case and we still have a release to look forward to. I know if I don't get one in the next week, I am going to just hold off until things settle down. My premium payment will be coming up and I do not want to pay monthly until I have the home. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Grumpity Linden said:

    Whew, I'm having a hard time keeping up. Calling in reinforcements! And thank you for the overnight ponies... 

    There's still confusion about the pre-pay option.  Not surprising, because it's a bit different from how we usually do things, but here's what it will look like.  Say you're a monthly premium member today.  When you log into your account after June 3, you'll see these options:


    If you chose to extend by one month, you will be billed $9.50 and your new billing date will be +1 mo from where it was. 

    If you want to extend by a year, you'll need to change your membership type to annual, then do the prepay flow.  You'll be billed $72 and your new billing date will be +1yr from where it was.  The next time you get billed will be at the new annual rate (unless you change your premium membership before that).  But it will also be year 2020!

    Hope this helps.  

    So if I am understanding you correctly, if I just paid my $72.00 two or three months ago I can still pay up for another year at the current price? 

  4. Thank you for all the great tips. I'm going to consider everything.

    On 4/29/2018 at 4:46 AM, Lillith Hapmouche said:

    So that means that you've been running on a wireless connection all the time?

    Yes, I run on wireless all the time.


    On 4/29/2018 at 6:47 AM, cykarushb said:

    If you are running hardware made in the last 5 years, have an SSD or even a 7200rpm HDD on sata 2 or newer and have problems with extremely slow loading textures, something else is wrong besides just your cache loading slow, something has to be causing a hangup.

    All of my hardware is less than 5 years old. 


    It should not be a big deal, but it bugs me that I have to almost be on top of some of my things for them to be clear and as soon as I walk away they go blurry again. When they are fully rezzed they look great, crisp and clear...so I don't know if my graphics card is causing an issue? I have tapestries with text on them and cant read them .  That being said, how much of it could be due to my objects or the quality of them? Some will rez fine, others are the blurry ones. 

    But, thanks again I appreciate everyone's time ...and I guess I will play around here and see what happens. 

  5. 1 hour ago, bigmoe Whitfield said:

    you only have 8gb of main ram for the whole system, a ramdisk will take up physical memory giving you less to work with for the overall system.  

    Yes,  i can see how that will become a problem if I need to use this for something else . grr. 


    Oh well. I guess it is something I have to just live with , lol, I have toyed with it enough. It is too bad because when things are not blurry and fully rezzed, the colors and clarity are amazing with this newer PC and the graphics card. Our internet speed is going up to 100mbps on the 1st, will see if that helps, plus I am going to hard wire it to the modem. 

    Thanks all for the tips!

  6. 2 hours ago, bigmoe Whitfield said:

    how much system ram do you have?

    I have 8gb of RAM. 


    1 hour ago, Rachel1206 said:

    Some further tips for boosting performance on older systems with Windows 10

    If you do not have a SSD (solid state drive) and is using Windows 10 and your computer is some years old, the following can improve performance.


    Windows Service: Superfetch

    On some hardware/Windows 10 combinations this otherwise brilliant service can make performance sluggish, especial with programs/games requesting and freeing memory all the time.

    How to disable Superfetch? Press Windows key + R, type "services.msc" and hit Enter, find Superfetch in the list, right click it and disable the service.

    You can always enable it again.


    Disable indexing of files

    Now this is ONLY recommended if you have your FS/SL Viewer cache on a separate partitions ( another hard-disk). Right click the hard-disk on which you have your cache,
    select Properties, uncheck "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties". Be sure to click "Apply changes to drive LETTER:, sub-folder and files"

    Let it remove indexing, which can take some time. Be patient  and wait to it is done!


    Use separate partitions for caching

    I have my viewer cache and sound cache on two separate partitions sized 12 GB each ( hard disks I and K  in my case) and  the above steps boosted my performance.


    Optimize - defragmentation

    Optimize you cache hard-disk(s) regularly.



    Hi Rachel, 

    Wow, thanks for all of those ideas. My PC is less than a year old with an SSD drive, Windows 7....would upgrading to 10 make a difference? Do you think  the tweaks you suggested are still worth trying? I think my next step was to put my cache on a different drive (a partitioned one). I guess all I am out is some time. If worse comes to worse, I guess I will have to downsize my house some. I really do not have a lot of furnishings though, certainly far less than some people. Lol...that was the fun of upgrading my PC, so that I could put out all of my knickknacks and art. My old PC would not run above low, so I could not put hardly anything out and the scene was not pretty at all, lol. I guess I hear so many different things about what effects performance that I do not know what to look for in objects to decorate with. Oh well. Thank you very much. I will try to put the cache on its own drive I think, see what happens. 

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  7. 1 hour ago, Whirly Fizzle said:

    How fast is your connection? It doesn't matter if you have a high end computer, if you connection is slow, you'll get slow fetching of uncached mesh & textures.
    Can you post the results from this speedtest: http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/fs_speedtest#checking_your_real_bandwidth

    Do cached textures also rez slowly? If they do, your antivirus may be the culprit.
    Which Firewall & antivirus software do you use?
    Whitelisting the viewer cache folder in your antivirus software should help a lot.

    Thank you for your reply. Download speed, 21.96 Mbps, Upload Speed 5.76 Mbps. Then I ran it again and got 48.0 Mbps UPLOAD 5.6 Mbps. Download seems to be all over the place. I use the security Windows provides. I had Mc Afee (sp) and Norton, but had nothing but problems with them. Cached textures rez slow. I briefly shut the security off to see what would happen and it is still acting the same. Draw distance is at 64 (not sure if that matters). Shut off the browser, Word, etc...no change. 

  8. Hello

    So I downloaded Ramdisk hoping that it would help my objects/textures rez faster, but the amount of storage seems small, 1023MB, that is below the minimum requirements that I found recommended for SL. So, I am wondering if anyone knows of a good alternative alternative to Ramdisk. I do not want to purchase Ramdisk without knowing if it is going to make a difference in seeing my objects and textures rez faster, that is my biggest problem with SL. I get great frame rates, I have a good NVIDIA graphics card, but despite that my objects are blurry and/or do not show up fast enough. I have tried setting the LOD at various levels, tweaked and played with all the graphics settings and nothing has helped. All that being said, I don't even know that Ramdisk or something similar is going to help with that issue? Any ideas, please and thank you. 

    (I did search the board to see if this has already been answered, but came up empty)

  9. Now that the holidays are over, my parcel is for sale again. It is 3680sqm, 1263 prims. Very nice protected riverfront land, the river is navigable and fun for boating or other water activities. 

    As you can see in the picture, it is still set up for winter but is not a snow-themed sim. It is mainly deep water with some land that is able to be terraformed. Nice, quiet neighbors.






  10. Most items on the ground property (anything trans) are included in the sale, including the house and most everything that is transferable in it. The landscaping, trees and a few other items are not transferable. The brown sunroom and contents in it are not transferable. The items in my sky home/platform are not included.  If you do not like the items you can put them on the marketplace, have a yard sale, give as gifts, sell, etc...


    Here is a better landing point since I put some grass out 

  11. Hello

    I just want to confirm that the information I found regarding selling objects with a group owned parcel required them to be deeded to the group? This information I found was from 2010, so I just wanted to make sure that was still how it worked. I wish to sell quite a few of the objects (trans of course) with my parcel. The reason they are not deeded right now is because they get lost if they are returned for some reason (or so the pop-up warning says when returning objects).  Therefore, I am assuming I deed them to the group and then set the parcel for sale?

    Thanks in advance! 

  12. I have done a lot of looking on the map, my eyes are getting sore, lol -perhaps someone is aware of the kind of parcel I am looking for. I am looking for a quiet 4096m square parcel, as secluded as possible. It does not need to be on the water, however, if it is that is okay, although I know water parcels get very busy. If it is able to be terraformed, I usually just make my own lake.  Thanks in advance. 

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