27 Oct: Bandwidth issues have been resolved (see post “Amazon S3 for the Win“). Many thanks to those who reported performance issues with this release. The reports have been aggregated, and developers are actively working on fixes. For those still unable to install or use the Mac client, please see Josh’s forum post for troubleshooting tips and further information.
If you have further issues to report about v. 1.12.3, please use the bug report option in SL or contact Support.
2:55PM PDT: Since the grid reopened, we have received reports of packet loss, teleport failure and other abnormalities in-world. These appear to be caused by heavy traffic. We are working to increase bandwidth and expect this will resolve the issue. More updates to follow.
12:25PM PDT: Second Life 1.12.3 is now open. Welcome back! Your login screen may show a cached message that says the grid status is “offline,” but go ahead and connect. Remember that there will be high traffic as everyone logs back in, so please be patient and give the system time to connect you.
If you haven’t already, you will need to install the latest version of the viewer. It can be downloaded from the login screen, or go to downloads to grab it from the website.
Additional info for Mac users – when you open the client .dmg file you downloaded, you used to be able to run the client directly. This doesn’t work anymore and will crash the client. You are supposed to follow the instructions and drag the file to the Applications folder and run it from there. A fix is in progress for this.
6:55AM SLT: The grid is closed until 12:00PM SLT today, 25 Oct., while this new release is deployed. You will need to upgrade to the newest version to login afterwards. Watch this space for release status updates as needed.