The Beta Preview has been updated with a resolution to the “can’t land on some prim surfaces” issue that caused us to pull the last update shortly after it was deployed. Havok4 Beta Server v188.8.131.52517 includes the fixes announced in the previous blog post.
If there are no substantive issues with this version, it will be deployed to the Early Adopter regions this Thursday Feb 28, 2008.
Please note that we are getting much closer to the Havok4 simulator being merged into our release simulator, and becoming the Second Life simulator for the whole Second Life Grid. If you have not tested your products or content on the Havok4 Beta Preview, “now would be the time”. You can participate in the Havok4 Beta in two ways:
1) Become A Havok4 Early Adopter
You can become a Havok4 Early Adopter region and have your Second Life region converted to the newest Havok4-based simulator. Your region will automatically be updated with each new release as they become available.
As an Early Adopter you can test your region in normal operation to make sure that it will work with Havok4, and give us feedback so that critical issues will be resolved before all of Second Life is converted to use this new simulator.
To tell us about any issues you find, create bug reports in the public issue tracker at http://jira.secondlife.com, entered as a SVC Bug, marked Component=Physics and Affects Version=Havok4 Beta.
To join the Havok4 Early Adopter Program, submit a help ticket requesting that you region(s) be converted to Havok4. Concierge Support is handling all requests for Early Adopter region conversions, and you must be the region owner to request a Havok4 region conversion. We will not be converting mainland regions to Havok4 during the beta test process.
or 2) Test Your Region On The Beta Preview
Alternatively, a copy of your region can be placed on the Havok4 Beta Preview. The beta preview is a separate Second Life Grid that does not affect your regular inventory or region, and can only be reached using the special Beta Viewer.
This separate world can be used for testing without having any impact on your “real” Second Life region. Please note that the Beta Preview is relatively small in size compared to Second Life, so you may only be able to have your region on the Beta Preview for a short while for testing. To have your region added to the Beta Preview, IM me in-world.
The current list of regions on the Second Life Beta Preview are on the wiki here:
Havok4 Program Manager
P.S. Please keep your comments on topic and related to the Havok4 Early Adopter and Beta Preview process.