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  1. Usually, teleport fails because people set their bandwidth too high. SL hardly ever provides more than 1500 and is usually between 1000 - 1200. Have you checked your bandwidth settings in preferences? It's usually caused by a setings over 1200 actually.
  2. Ever cached 300k+ items after a clear? Good luck with that hahah. The actual point is that the higher the number the higher the chance of corruption and fails are. And then it is good luck sorting that all out, lol.
  3. Basically most of my hair is flexi. I have one mesh which is great. It's very elegant and reminds of an early 60 hairdo. At the time hair was using much hairspray hahah. The drawback is that the tail doesn't move (sticks) which is a pity and a reason i prefer flexi in general.. unless flexi mesh comes to the grid lol.
  4. I'm almost 7 years in SL as well. I always have kept it around 10,000 items maximum and all well orginised in folders since day one. Just ditch all older stuff older versions and so on, lol. And there is a lot of rubbish from LL that i ditched.
  5. Hi there Even the highest graphics cards today just still can't handle shadows of SL all that great, even on an GTX 880 today. SL does load all via internet and this is different than many other MMO's. I am to buy a notebook with an 880 and i've seen it. So all shadows on simply is the main killer. It's that simpel. Some stuff with (although less) impact: Avatar impostors at 12 is enough indeed. Full rendererd avis does 'kill' FPS. Check your bandwidth settings in the viewer's prefences. SL simply hardly delivers above 1500.Usually it's somewhere between 1000 - 1200. So set it there. AA at 4 is enough.these days and i would turn on Anisotropic on. HTTP on doesn't do well for many or some either. I'd experiment with that on/off as well. When stuff is loading, FPS will be pushed down. In my case HTTP on does result in a longer load, but it depends per hardware, internet and so on.
  6. Hi blue, Well, actually in SL there are some 'game areas'. This has nothing to do with Adult, Moderate or General. Owners of sims and parcels can set that game mode on or off. If they have set it on, this is shown by a heart symbol in the top of your viewer, that is if you have activiated the option in your viewer to see land names, options and coordinates. Anyway, in those areas your avies life starts at 100%. Whenever you are shot or hit with a weapon you lose a certain percentage till zero. Usually upon reaching 0 you are automatically teleported to the place set as your home. SL is not exactly a game, but this is more or less a left over of old SL, and still in use if users want to game.
  7. Hi Dsx, It can be so many causes, but this seems a typical internet connection problem. The list by Thinkerer is a way to start indeed. In such cases, most of the time the internet route bewteen your computer and the Second Life servers somewhere has failed, and that is what you get. Sometimes the fail started at a critical point of logging in and then this will repeat forever. I know that all internet traffic to Second Life goes via Above.net these days, and Above.net has had many problems in the last weeks. Not to get too technically detailed, but they have had high packet losses, high ping rates. It just means the internet connection (via Above.net) has had a fail if you experience such a thing. If the list of Thinker hasn't given a solution, the normal way is to completely uninstall (including all subdirectories) and re-install your viewer... and then login at a different location in SL. Always start SL with a fresh started computer and router. A router reset isn't good enough, you litterarly unplug it for at least 5 minutes and plug it again to restart so that you internet provider can request and authorize a new IP. Hope this all info has helped and good luck
  8. Be prepared for such a mess in sl... Welcome to sl (*rolling my eyes). Choices remain: how to bring message before any eject or ban... it can be done in many ways... umphatic... emphatic... SL mostly = umphatic... sadly. It doesn't have to be... really...
  9. Well, i'm an oldie. My thoughts are that sl is just full of this kind of ridiculity and unempathism. I've seen it so often. One day i even had a ban for a question to the hostess of 'Blackhearts' me asking what she had voted rl. Instant ban... Isn't that just too rediculous. She made a game out of it. I've seen her ban everybody for noting. Long time ago i had a ban because i gave somebody a notecard, really silly... but... Some sim owners or staff play 'i am god here' and make a game of ejecting and banning. Why? I've never understood. However i just think they lack emphaty in rl actually. There are so many ways of saying something, why would anybody think the worst immediately and disgrace somebody. And somehow there is a difference between rl grace and sl bluntness over nothing and short disdain replies. Why? I suppose sl is just too full of social inadequate and unemphatic people at the keyboard... sl is filled with those... most unfortunate. Another sim you want to avoid is 'Berlin 1920' Owners and staff are like "Halt Polizei"... yak !! Very, very unfriendly. Rules are ruls, but we people should have the capacity to actually think as humans, not as apes. And why should we make a 'hell' in sl as well... Most Sim owners do... unfortunate... Welcome to sl. Well this you'll have a lot of times in sl. Mind you, most sim owners also blog here, so they will hardly agree... lol (uhuh i did mention names, against the Tos? Nop...)
  10. Pfffff.... 1 word.... YUK !! I've turned away from official V2/3's ever since 2.8 came out and i am glad i never looked back... Linden Lab totally doesn't get it do they. Somehow they have the 'art' to make their viewer a total unwanted crap... Terribly sorry... this is horrid more than ever... what the .... what are they doing... pardon...
  11. Hi NJMike, I'm an oldie in SL and i can confirm your observation. Like you i am always observing and picky as well. I've used about all viewers now and on different computers since it depends on where i am in the world. What i see is that Singularity has always given me +10 Basic FPS indeed under similar circumstances. What i understood is that Singularity is a hybrid V1/V2/V3 accordiing to the developer. He wanted to maintain the V1-look, however under the hood it is based on V2/V3. The rendering engine for example is V2/3. Rendering at LL changed since V2 due to license issues, and all TPV's went LL's direction on that matter. All V2/3-functionality and more options are brought into Singularity so it's not V1-based, it just looks like it. This is something nobody thought would be possible, but this developer did it. And no i am not doing any commerce lol. I just prefer the V1-look and its much higher speed. And i can confirm your observation.
  12. 19 February 2013. Somewhere in 2011 I found this place. First impression... 60/70-music....older person's gig going, with all respect really. However, all modern music styles are offered 24/7, depending on the shift (2 hours). I visited every half year or so to see if it was developing. DJ's actually are genuine and quite good, perceptive for fun and they go around sl. Some are very grumpy and then it's time to leave I suppose or ignore. The rest of the staff just adds traffic at Muddy's and they tip eachother, lol. So I tipped the DJ's but not the hostesses. The group of staff avatars is around 100, so you might quickly think they are actual visitors. The reality is that most traffic is created by roulating/cycling staff avatars by logging in, say hi, park AFK on the dance floor with/without staff titles, they tip, some dance with eachother, then activate their staff title going on stage, say hi again, go off stage AFK or dance with another AFK staff member, and log out. That's pretty much it. You can check their sl old names against this url which shows the names of staff and see for yourself (make sure you can see sl old style names inworld via preferences). http://bouatmuddysmusiccafesl.weebly.com/management-and-staff.html The little deceit can be observed over many hours over more moments over two years which hardly anyone does. I actually did, and clearly started to see a pretty deceptive pattern, although I certainly had my moments of fun. You can go along with that, try to make your own fun, mind your business, enjoy the music and perhaps you can find a new friend. DJ's mostly play your request unless they are in a specific theme they like themselves. Although I'm certain that alternate staff avatars are in use, real people seemed to be behind it. They just cycle in a very cheaty way actually and make about 50-75% of the traffic. You can all ignore that and just enjoy Muddy's like a 3D music player, but what's the point of that, since they have little to say or just sarcastic. Recently they have doubled the numbers of parked staff, changing their usernames (you can still notice their old sl names if you activate that in your preferences). They dress them with high avatar cost by massive overuse of poor designed mesh clothes...... hence the lag has become unbearable. The location changes frequently. I wonder why that is. I have dropped a notecard to the owner. I didn't expect much of it since she has never said a thing as parked avie over time, but at least I tried to get through this time. She didn't respond when I came back although she was active this time, and staff avies just made it even worse about avatar rendering cost so I guess she wants the place more for their own fun, or they just doesn't understand it or ignored it. That's pretty much it. The music can be great by some flexible and nice DJ's and you may find a friend, just realize that most avatars are inactive staff actually. They just go there in a cycled method to add traffic and hardly go anywhere else, and they have little to say. I'm not making myself popular there now I suppose, but it's just not a very useful club really at this moment. I've seen many clubs in sl go down by such scheme, pity. Muddy's has seen better days.
  13. The next logical think for LL to work on has little to do with tech. They are behind on that already big time on navigation and mobility. However, tech will develop as it is... The next logical thing to do is to get more users online; they have been falling since 2008/9. The question has to be raised why Second Life doesn't catch on and remains so isolated, even being a geek thing perhaps. SL isn't moving on that matter. One of the many complaints i hear from ppl who left is that SL seems a dominant place for social inadequates, geeks and sexual frustrates all over the place. It's no fun to get socially bold and frustrated IM's all the time. Of course it depends where somebody goes in SL, however the chance of being brutalized is always very very very high. SL really needs to get a mature marketing in place and change their bad/wrong image. Now why have they never done this?
  14. Actually, i would not concentrate on Phoenix anymore. It's too heavy, lacks latest tech and certainly lacks the modern rendering 'machine'. It's not flexible in terms to transfer it into an LL variant. Firestorm (a modern variant of Phoenix based on LL-2-3-code) does actually try to, however it's heavy as well and therefore very laggy. And it's always behind on LL. I've used Phoenix for a year since i had no alternative for Asus high-end notebooks and Mesh, i am on. However, for the moment the Singularity Viewer (SV) is totally my thing. V1-look it has at your screen indeed, but under the booth it has fast 2/3 technology, rezzes mesh super fast and it adds tons of Basic FPS. If there is any viewer coder to make it into a SL 3 hybrid, it would be SV.
  15. Hi, About lag many factors come into play, however lag has increased indeed for many is what i do understand inworld. There 2 reasons at Linden Lab's side one: LL has recently changed to another data location. Two: All viewers based on the new rendering engine plus mesh capable have had a major drop in Basic FPS. The latter is one of the biggest critisism about Second Life today seen on the internet. Firestorm, LL official viewer and all viewers based on 3 or 4 (FS) have the same problem. Terribly low Basic FPS. And this causes a very choppy and constant freezing experience, hence you can't move very well or not at all. I've been trying all viewers availabe today on the same system. Phoenix has high FPS, but i's heavy like FS and it is phased out. The Singularity Viewer (SV) has all new features is based on the new rendering engine, and mesh, is stable and Basic FPS is very high compared to all other viewers. No one ever thought it was possible, however SV has proven it actually is. SV uses the V1 user interface, but if you don't mind that - it also has a dark black glassy theme like Emerald had -, i suppose it will the the viewer for you, specially looking at your computer specifications which are basically light for SL in the first place. From your side: Seeing your computer specs: Use SV, don't use a wallpaper with windows, do not use the Windows glass theme, start SL from a fresh started computer, make certain no other programs are running, disable all automatic updates of windows and all other applications, don't use SL while having Windows Outlook run in the back ground, turn off and disconnect the power cord of your modem/router and apply it again before you start SL (routers need a clean fresh memory, power off/on isn't enough, the power cable litterly needs to be pulled out for 3 minutes and then pulled in again), set your bandwidth at 1200 max in SL preferences (SL hardly provides more, max 2000 in 2/3/4 viewers). Turn off: water reflections, AA, Anistropic filtering, shadows, Lightning and shadows, set draw distance at 64 - 100. Just a few powerful matters to consider. Have fun
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