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Hello everyone, This is an official thread for SpeedLight web viewer (consider it a continuation of this question thread). I am Glaznah Gassner, the creator and the CEO. About SpeedLight SpeedLight is the web viewer. It works both on desktop PCs and mobile devices (we also have a mobile app, but only for Patreon patrons for now). This means that there's nothing to download; you can login to SL at any time, from any device and on the go. SpeedLight is an approved SL Third Party Viewer. SpeedLight already provides the most important features (and we add more every week): Local chat and IMs Groups and group chats Inventory and L$ balance management ...and other features listed here (with some unique features like L$ transactions history and IM offline access) We are currently missing the very important feature: the world 3D view. It will become available later (we have it working but without avatars rendered yet). Tech side SpeedLight viewer works in your browser with some heavy processes running on our servers. This approach has both advantages (you can switch the devices seamlessly, leave avatar online while browser is closed) and disadvantages (servers cost us money). Our servers never receive your Second Life passwords: your browser sends them directly to SL login servers. SpeedLight server only gets the one-time login token (which can be used only once and stays actual while avatar is online). Our team consists of 3 developers, an UI/UX designer, technical writer, server admins and support crew. Safety side I understand that there are a lot of concerns: both against a new tool and regarding an unusual web viewer. First of all, as mentioned above, we never have an access to your SL credentials. They are being sent from a local browser directly to SL login servers. We also try to care about other sensitive data: with current SpeedLight version you can end-to-end encrypt your IMs. They are stored encrypted in our database, and being decrypted on your side (protected by your own "IMs history password"). Do we send/steal your credentials elsewhere? No. And, actually, the web viewer's traffic can be examined easier than a desktop software. Any browser allows inspecting all the data being sent and received. This is a techy and time-consumptive work, but it can be performed at any moment. Supporting SpeedLight SpeedLight requires money to maintain servers and development. There are two types of avatars: free and paid. Free avatars can perform all the usual functions: chat, teleport, send and receive money. They miss some "gold" features like the Mass IM tool, and their online time is limited to 1 hour session (you can login back immediately tho). We earn money by providing the "Gold facility" features to paid avatars. Gold costs L$1990 per month (or USD $8 at Patreon). --- I'm working in SL since 2007. With this post I would like to throw a light upon SpeedLight viewer and our work, and answer the questions. And, with the time passing, build a good reputation of a handy viewer everyone can trust. Feel free to ask me the questions or express your doubts!
My long-time favorite viewer seems to completely crash my more than capable gaming PC. I've used Singularity for about six years, with no problems, even on really crappy computers. I am now running an Alienware Aurora R8, for reference. Not the best, but certainly capable. Singularity was the best for building, roleplay, and even hosting! It won't load my avatar, but will load everything around it, and that's even if I turn graphics down, up, where it's recommended, it can't find my inventory... Doesn't matter. It soft-crashes my entire computer (as in no blue screen, but the screen will go black and I'll have to hard reset.) Catznip is my second favorite and doesn't crash my system no matter what the heck I do to it, but I'm missing a lot of the functionality of Singularity. And I don't really like to run firestorm, as it takes a lot to do so. While my computer is capable, I like a lighter program. Am I missing some kind of update or something? Has there even been one in the past few years? I go on their website and the latest I see is from 2016... I miss my favorite viewer!