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  1. Weirdly, after posting this, I was able to log on for another hour without issue. Still, new info is appeciated.
  2. Hello all! I posted here about a five weeks ago when I couldn't use Firestorm for days and days. See my post called: After lots of advice, I determined I needed to whitelist not only Firestorm browser in my Avast software, but follow the Wiki instructions on whitelisting the cache/settings folders, too. In spite of naysayers who thought my computer couldn't handle SL or Firestorm, I've had very few issues ever since. I can even handle large crowds (not able to render the heavy hitters.) I also use advanced lighting with no issues. Was thrilled! Untiiiilll - last night. 24
  3. Okay, I am glad this is just an in-world thing. I can add that to my mental notes. Thank you so much!
  4. This is all very useful. I was a creator on IMVU for many years and "masking" issues (what we called opacity map issues) were common. You could see the maps cutting into lights are anything else that used the same sort of blending. Sometimes, if you had on all sheer things, you could look eyebrow-less and almost naked through a window. I think I'll go look for some BOM eyeshadow and brows. And thanks for the hair creator suggestion, too! I'll need it.
  5. Thanks you for both the eyebrow info and the Marketplace suggestion! I'll shop it out when I'm next on. C 🦊
  6. Hello. A new resident still learning SL. I am trying to use all BOM as this appears to be more user friendly to those of us who haven't lived that applier life. I have a Lelutka Lake 2.5 Evolution Head - BOM is on. My skin for head and body are all BOM with a no eyebrow option (Eudora Beauty, I think.) Right now, I'm using the eyebrows in my Lelutka HUD. I use high quality Stealthic and Doux hairs and my eyebrows (and sometimes my lashes, depending on length) cut into my hair. I understand items hair, eyebrows, and lashes use opacity maps and blending that can make one another cancel
  7. Thank you for sharing that. I made my SL account online and hit download, never seeing the reccomendations. I assume it's on Firestorm's recommendations somewhere, too, but I would have probably skimmed it over with the assumption that I had it. When you're not computer saavy, you get a new laptop, you have Windows 10, make a note of the RAM, and just assume you have what you need. All goes back to my computer being great for my current tasks (and then some) but maybe not SL. I have been too busy to log on every day - but I have spent several hours online, twice since my last post - inc
  8. I am not familiar with meshes here or what is optimal or not. I was a creator for years at IMVU and we did have limits to how many... kbs... and MBs a product would use. We couldn't upload it if it crossed over. It was a pain a lot of the time but I think I get a very basic knowledge of what you mean.
  9. An update.... I did some research to understand what GPUs are vs APU. I am not a gamer and have never had a reason to run a laptop with exceptional graphics. @Solar Legion is right... I will never be able to experience all the potential eye-candy SL has without investing in another computer. However, my laptop is pretty new and meets all my professional / personal needs and then some - so not being able to be on SL is not a reason to spend bones on a new computer. But at least now I know my limitations. @RowanMinx is right. I did mention that I had whitelisted Firestorm in the OP. Ho
  10. Thanks for that suggestion. I'll try it. I know nothing about the attachments and offline IMs but I'll take your word for it! Will just try it out.
  11. Thank you. I will try other viewers. Do you think my Video Card being onboard is an issue? And if so, should/could I change that in the future? I'll update here after I try some other viewers.
  12. I will. Another friend has tried to help me but to no avail. It's super frustrating - especially when trying to learn SL to begin with.
  13. I froze on my first few attempts to log but finally nabbed this before freezing again: Firestorm 6.4.12 (62831) Dec 3 2020 22:34:49 (64bit / SSE2) (Firestorm-Releasex64) with Havok support Release Notes You are at 240.8, 145.5, 21.3 in Oritz located at ec2-54-202-167-85.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oritz/241/146/21 (global coordinates 463,089.0, 306,322.0, 21.3) Second Life Server 2021-01-08.554811 Release Notes CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz (1190.4 MHz) Memory: 12052 MB OS Version: Microsoft
  14. I just joined SL about 3 weeks ago. It seems like a world chock full of potential adventure, but I am having such severe issues that I may delete my account. It's a shame because I have bought Lindens and invested some in my avatar. 😔 A friend told me to use the Firestorm Viewer as it is more user friendly. I downloaded it about 3 weeks ago and other than the occasional lag, it seemed fine. I loaded in busy stores and rendered everyone almost without fail. Then, about four days ago, it began to malfunction badly. I was in a shop when it froze and I got the spinning wheel of doom. I t
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