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  1. 23 hours ago, Kendra Jovinavic said:

    I use a torgaurd encrypted ddwrt VPN router for internet traffic and have for a while. suddenly login will not connect.  

    I have no issues connecting to SL via NordVPN or ExpressVPN. Just for giggles awhile back I did try to connect to SL with Tails OS and it did not allow the connection to go through Tor. Is TorGuard routing through Tor? If so that could be your issue.

  2. If you are only going to be using one computer (I will assume windows. Linux and Mac have different directory paths) go to the following directory

    C:\users\$Windows_Login_Name\AppData (this directory is hidden, see link below)\Roaming\Firestorm_x64

    There you will see your avatars name as a folder. Copy that directory and place it in the same place as your old machine.


    You can also change the chat log directory to one of your liking so Firestorm, Singularity or any other viewer will share the same files

    Avatar > Preferences > Network and Files > Directories > Conversation Log and Transcripts (for FS, other viewers will have something similar)

  3. After 5 years I've always considered a mechanical hard drive as end of life and no longer reliable and ready to go to that great e-waste pile in the sky or off to Goodwill if it can be secure erased. I have never had a 2.5" ssd but I can definitely see how they can overheat and die rather quickly. I have 7 nvme ssd's 5 Samsung, 1 Inland and 1 WD (slowest of all of them) all TLC drives and never a failure on any of them ever. All except my oldest Samsung (97%) show 100% health.

    For SL cache(s) I always use a Ramdisk that doesn't save data when closed. I have to wait 60 seconds for my inventory to reload (big deal...) but I never have to worry about corrupt cache issues ever.

  4. On 10/13/2021 at 11:08 AM, JimmySkat Canucci said:

    This past spring I built a PC, leaving my GPU as the last item for purchase, sadly I still haven't gotten one yet. I've been thinking about forgoing a discreet GPU altogether and going with a APU. Has anyone tried the Ryzen 7 5700G with SL, does it work, what is performance like, and will it handle ultra.

    It's about as good as a gt 1030 2gb (make sure you get the gddr5 version not gddr4). Which isn't "bad" but its not good either SL wise. The 5700G is designed for gamers as a stopgap until the global chip shortage goes away or for the business or all in one customer. 

    As far as ultra is concerned..... No. Maybe if you stay perfectly still while the updated background rezzes you can then take a 1080p photo at best. 

    For integrated graphics it is leaps and bounds better than Intel and M1 mac though.

    Here is an in depth review of the 5700G from Gamers Nexus. Beware though, if you are not an uber geek it will induce narcolepsy in some viewers.


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  5. At that price range you are going to have to make a choice between touch screen or discrete graphics. If you absolutely have to have a touch screen at that price you will be getting internal graphics from either AMD or Intel. Do not expect "good" SL performance at all. If can spare with the touch screen there is the Dell G15 I found doing a quick search at Best Buy. It has an AMD Ryzen 5 and a RTX-3050 with a 120hz refresh for the screen which ill perform "better" than internal graphics but it has no touch screen, its much thicker as well. At that price range you are going to have make some trade offs on what is better for you. You will also have to define what is "good" as well. If you want a laptop with zero client lag in a crowded region you will have to spend in the $3000+ range for a top gaming laptop.

  6. 5 hours ago, EmilyAdair said:

    Hi everyone :) Not sure if this info will help but I am building a PC for second life use only and here is what I have so far:

    Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570 pro

    RAM: 8GB Kingston HyperX Fury Renegade 3200MHZ DDR4 DIMM (x2)

    Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600x

    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060Ti 

    Not sure how all these components working together will run second life but I am hoping for good results. Hope this info helps. 

    Looks good so far but I would add another 8GB of ram at the very least. 

  7. On 9/6/2021 at 10:51 PM, bigmoe Whitfield said:

    SL is going to evolve more and people on this old of hardware are going to get locked out,  people really need to start saving 10 dollars a week and then buy even a prebuilt.

    You mean I won't be able to run Second Life with my 286 emulator card on my Amiga sometime soon? :P

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  8. 1 minute ago, Eddy Ofarrel said:

    (i.e. that's more for websites etc that are replicated across multiple locations, which is very different to how SL's systems etc work - there aren't multiple copies of each region server (simulator) in different locations, for example)

    Unlikely but LL could have back ends that are not on the OR cluster

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