I've been using The LL development viewer 3.0.2 for several days , yes I've crashed a few times . An after spending a whole day yesterday trying out the new standerd LL 3.0.0 viewer I didn't crash once ....
An for the fanboi's out thier screaming ohhh she has a super computer etc ... News flash luddites ... The computer I've been using is an older Core2, 2.6ghz computer with 6 gigs ram using a single nvidia 260gtx video card ... With Shadows off , ambiant Occulsion off, Depth of field off , and anti alising set to 4x. Graphics set to Ultra with a draw distance of 256 , my frame rates in a place with less then 30 av's , I average 35 - 41 fps consistantly ... If I jump to a high traffic sim of 50+ people my frames drop to the 18 - 25 fps range .... For me this is acceptable and not a big deal .
I've also used kirsten's S21(9) , her current build ... An I've had the same graphics settings on the same computer an I've gotten the same frame rates ..
Failstorm which after six months is still mired in 2.5 and no mesh , runs like an utter dog . with same computer an same graphics settings I average 12 to 18 frames in a low traffic sim , in a busy sim I am lucky to have 10 fps in failstorm . Yea I could go self compile failstorm to 2.6 from it's current repo's . but it doesn't have mesh so again Fail .
As a content creator that enjoys Mesh , an a resident that's been in SL for several years , THANK YOU LL for mesh ! This is LONG OVERDUE ! .
If I use my main computer set up for games an other things ... the frame rates are off the charts . 16 gigs ram with two yes two , Nvidia 590gtx's in sli. The frame rates are rather monsterous that's with shadows , ambiant occulsion , and anti aliasing at 8x with a 900 draw distance on Ultra . frames in a 30 av or less sim averages 49 to 58 fps ... in a high traffic sim of 50+ av's , the same settings the frame rates drasticlly drop to 21 - 28 fps . If I turn shadows off , ambiant off , an drop aa to 4x ... the frame rates double .
The only reasons I would ever bother with using Failstorm :
1) for RLV use for forced tp's ( keep the kink stuff for the bondage fans thanks )
2) the phoenix build tools which helps tons with building ( but hardly game breaking )
that's it , everything else failstorm offers is garbage and redundant crap that less then 1% of the total user base would ever use ... No I do not require spell check ( news flash ! the Internet was built on bad spelling ! ) , or Skype like ability to rename other avatars to display differently in my client , Nor do I require some rubbish multi color'd name / group tag over my head , nor do I really need to know what bloody viewer everyone around me is using either . Nor do I require to know someone's " true " online status . Way to grieve someone ... An I certainly do not need pie menu's ( P.S. Drop down menu's of V2 are faster and quicker ) . With the Stardust skins from Hitomi , I can have a side bar less viewer , that's quite nice .
take the above mentioned rlv , and build tools out of Failstorm an just what does it offer that I can't get from the offical viewer ? An Kirstens btw has an option in preferances in her current build to enable Pie menus ... So if I'm feeling that longing for 2006 again , I can use kirstens an switch on pie menus ...