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Magnus Brody

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  1. At my last eye check-up, I said to the optician, "words just aren't rezzing right for me, and I really struggle with small print".
  2. See this post, as it looks very similar and the solution I found has continued to work for me.
  3. Could be, but I've had firestorm running since I rolled back to 382.33 about 90 mins ago, and it is running smooth as. That's after suffering weeks of freezing, then suddenly leaping. All my settings are back to their usual ultra, draw distance 288m and I am getting average 25 fps, with no freezing at all. Also tested the Lab Viewer and Black Dragon (and all running well) before leaving firestorm running. I wouldn't normally recommend a graphics driver rollback, but it worked for me after trying everything, including asking my ISP to test for any internet problem. Just for int
  4. Had the same issue, and it has gone on for a few weeks now. My comp is as yours, except my card is the older nvidea 780. Up until these last few weeks, I could use 64 Firestorm or the Lab viewer or the Black Dragon viewer, ultra settings, with a draw distance of 288m without any issues. Suddenly although my fps were still quite healthy, I was experiencing random lag. I couldn't even complete a walk across a room, it would be smooth as silk, then suddenly I couldn't even turn myself, followed by a pause then I'd be in the middle of a pond I was easily walking around a second before.
  5. Roughest night for a long time, I crashed 7 times in 5 hours.
  6. Oh goodness me! I had some oatcakes today with Port Salut and some Merlot.
  7. Theresa Tennyson wrote: Something about Second Life viewers, Nvidia graphics cards and a recent update to Windows 10 are causing problems like this. This Firestorm JIRA describes the problems and the individual update item that seems to be the culprit. http://jira.phoenixviewer.com/browse/FIRE-20034 Thanks, Theresa - that was it! I uninstalled that update, rebooted the comp and been sitting happily in Firestorm now for over 15 mins. Many thanks! Now, that only wasted about 17 hours of my life. On the plus side, the comp is spotless!
  8. Qie Niangao wrote: Magnus Brody wrote: When the drop off happens my graphics card usage drops to under 4%. This seems as if it should be a big hint, but darned if I can figure out what it means. Useless observation: It reminds me of what happens when mouse focus moves away from the SL application, so I might be superstitious enough to watch Task Manager and see if something else is taking over the CPU, or maybe some other resource that SL needs in order to have anything to draw. Out of compulsive debugging habit, I'd wonder if the same obtains regardless of viewer, and regardless
  9. Freya Mokusei wrote: Hrmm. How much disk space have you got free on your cache disk (typically C:\, but include both if your SL cache is on a different disk to your swapfile)? SL cache is on C, which is a 240GB SSD, with about 120GB free.
  10. Hope this is the right place to ask for some comp advice. Since Friday I have had an issue with SL, doesn't matter which viewer I am using. When I login, my framerate is as it always is, somewhere around 25fps, and my ping is about 190, again normal. Within 2 to 10 mins after login, suddenly I drop to 1fps and my ping goes up to about 750, or even higher. I have seen over 2500. Even if I drop every graphic setting to minimum, there is no affect. If I log out, all back to normal, login and the 2 to 10 mins drop off repeats. When the drop off happens my graphics card usage drops to under 4%. Whe
  11. Apparently they were supposed to be relaxing this, certainly I have been known by my SL name for nearly 10 years now and I would absolutely defend, when it comes to my DJing and broadcasting, that it is the name I am known by. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/02/facebook-real-name-policy-protest
  12. Another shameless promotion!.... Come and join us in the Highlands of Scotland in either Urquhart or Inverness City, not just a residential area, but a community with something happening at the Loch Ness Inn every day. edited to add... most of our stuff is done for British time, so CET -1, or SLT +8, as the organisers of the three sims are all Scottish.
  13. I'd fart, but that doesn't always work out well!
  14. Mostly agree, got bored a long time ago of talking about mutual experiences of crap here. I tend to get inworld and not complain so much nowadays; the thing is as it is.
  15. Jordan Whitt wrote: A few years ago I was at a club and someone said something about condoms in SL and a guy asked why they would be needed, so I piped up that if you had sexytimes with a chick in SL who wore prim ladybits, then you would end up with a prim baby if you did not wear a condom. He totally believed me. Thanks, I spent a long time laughing at this.
  16. My specialised subject! I could share many an anecdote, but I will tell my favourite from many years ago, whilst working as a Training Manager for a call centre company in Scotland. Start of every course, I was wheeled out to do the "welcome to the company" blurb, usually to very bored teenagers, but I always tried to make it as funny as possible, just to keep up some interest. Following one upbeat welcome, I asked if there were any questions, and self nominated Leader of the team of five lads at the back of the room stuck his hand up, "Yes?" I said brightly "Are you gay?" he asked in his
  17. I changed my default camera angle years ago, so that I feel like I am walking through a room and can see ceilings, rather than following myself from a couple of meters up in a small helicopter. Here's how to set your default view to anything you feel better with changing default camera view
  18. Years ago i lived in Purple. Lovely to see this. Thanks, Juliana.
  19. Rhys Goode wrote: I upgraded to win10 today. The smoothest upgrade ever. And so far, I have not found a case of having to change anything for most of my software, my desk top looks just like it did before. The only SL issue was that I had to re-enter my password. All my settings and logs are still hooked up as I had configured them. Must agree. Expecting a Vista like disaster after XP, I upgraded W10 on my MS Surface Pro (from W8.1) and ran it for a couple of weeks expecting the worst, but without issue. The upgrade was smooth and required no effort from me to adjust even a single se
  20. Totally agree with Rhonda and I'd add the following advice for you: depending on your budget you're often better to get a secondhand *60 and above graphics card, than a brand new *50 and below. It's 3 years approx since I treated myself to a better bit of kit and I went for the nvidea 670. It cost me about US$450 at the time, but all this time later I'm still running SL in ultra, with the same 30+ fps. That famous auction site will get you this card for US$170 or lower now, perhaps quite a bit lower. One important thing I learned was "bottlenecks". There is no point blowing your budget on
  21. Dillon Levenque wrote: CheriColette wrote: He wasnt a bad looker (naughty boyish cute) in his day. And of course I do know his music Well, then. Since nobody has stepped in to stop this derail, let us indulge ourselves. Approves
  22. The Oldest build from what I can gather is the Man Statue It is, Ina. I have some friends (charter members) from pre SL days (Linden World) and they all agree this is the oldest SL build.
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