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  1. Ansariel Hiller

    Firestorm vs the LL Viewer

    You have 200PB of data on your computer? Streamed via the Internet? Respect! 😉 SL is a lag hog and slow as hell because nobody cared updating the rendering pipeline after 2006, offloading all the complex calculations involved with avatars to the GPU that has hundreds of shaders that could do that, instead of letting the CPU do all that - and that in many cases even without using SSE2 (or newer). But if they did, a small but loud group of people trying to run SL on 10 year old hardware are going to complain...
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    Extreme lag on some viewers

    Oh yes, that is really cool. But Kitty has been a bad kitty and not released her source code for ages. Might have to try with catnip...
  3. Ansariel Hiller

    Extreme lag on some viewers

    So I checked and regarding the actual inventory filter options, I don't see much difference except a more granular way to filter for name, description and owner, a bit more options for date-specific filtering, and you can also filter for particular permissions, while in Firestorm you have an option to filter for transfer-only items. Personally I wouldn't say that is a killer feature. Really great is of course the option to add an inventory folder to the Quick Preferences window. For Firestorm, I created the Favorite Wearables feature that basically has the same purpose, but works a bit different in its technical implementation.
  4. Ansariel Hiller

    Extreme lag on some viewers

    What feature is that?
  5. Ansariel Hiller

    What is this? and How do I fix it?

    Yes. Downloading them at the lower resolution even AFAIR. Goal was to reduce memory consumption on the 32bit viewers, but it should work on 64bit viewers as well to cut those 700MB textures houses down...
  6. Ansariel Hiller

    What is this? and How do I fix it?

    Latest(?) LL maintenance release viewer enforces a maximum of 512x512px textures on 32bit versions. Maybe I should make that an option on the 64 versions... Hmmmm...
  7. Ansariel Hiller

    Firestorm vs the LL Viewer

    Somewhere I heard somebody complaining about those lousy TPV developers just cheaply modifying the LL in a wink adding supposedly unneeded features without making their own viewer.
  8. Ansariel Hiller

    Firestorm vs the LL Viewer

    I'm terrible sorry most of us also have RL jobs and don't have time to build a viewer from scratch. But I hereby swear and promise I will stop sleeping at night and use the gained time to build a new viewer from scratch. Would that please you, oh Great Phil? Would that make us worthy in your eyes, Keeper of the true Faith of Viewer Development?
  9. Ansariel Hiller

    Firestorm vs the LL Viewer

    So are all other TPVs apart from Lumiya and Radegast - what's your point? And "small changes" made me laugh. Maybe check how much these "small changes" really are and how much time it needs to create them. I'm pretty sure Beq was referring to feature parity. But don't let me stop your agenda...
  10. Ansariel Hiller

    Animesh in Firestorm - how soon?

    ...and then everyone starts whining about lag if the amounts of animated avatars multiply (not talking about the bounding box issue) and the CPU is at their limit while the GPU with their tons of shaders that could do the calculations sits there and idles... But yeah, animesh will be a hit - a performance hit!
  11. Ansariel Hiller

    Wanted: Viewer Developers

    Of course! Just hope there's enough money to pay the developer for the years of work this actually would be.
  12. Ansariel Hiller

    Wanted: Viewer Developers

    Awwwww! You left out costs and other constraints!
  13. Ansariel Hiller

    Wanted: Viewer Developers

    Since the viewer is a prime example of adhering to the SOLID design principles, the proposed approach should be fairly easy to be performed. Good luck and please keep us up to date with your progress!
  14. Ansariel Hiller

    Wanted: Viewer Developers

    Poor @ellestones! Now he hates you, too!
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