New Release Candidate Viewer: 1.20 RC2 Available

Happy Friday everyone!

A new 1.20 Release Candidate Viewer (RC2) is now available with fixes based on issues reported in RC0 and RC1. Please visit the test software page to download the Second Life 1.20 (RC2) Release Candidate viewer.

The Linux viewer crashes on startup found in RC1 have been fixed and the Korean, Japanese and German viewer crashes found in RC1 have also been addressed. Source code will be available for download soon.

We’re still working on a complete fix for the Mighty Mouse issue, but in the mean time, if you are experiencing issues, try this:

  • From the Edit menu > select Preferences > choose the Input & Camera tab
  • Click on ‘Joystick Setup’ button
  • Un-check the checkbox ‘Enable Joystick’

One known issue for Mac users, but with a workaround:

  • Release Notes launch every time 1.20 RC2 is started on Mac
  • To stop this from happening, launch RC2, dismiss the Release Notes, and quit Second Life without logging in
  • Release Notes will not appear on the next start of the RC2 viewer

As a reminder: Release Candidate viewers are optional updates that contain the latest round of bug fixes and/or soon-to-be-released new features. Please download the Second Life 1.20 (RC2) Release Candidate viewer only if you’re interested in helping us test these optional viewers.


  • Record Movie to Disk option missing intentionally removed (VWR-6315)
  • Color changes to improve text contrast in title bar, scroll bar and menu highlight
  • Updated disabled button art
  • Updated login/teleport progress screen art and colors
  • Set the top-level ‘opaque’ parameter to false in menu_viewer.xml


  • Fixed: VWR-6576: panel_speaker_controls.xml broken for german, korean, japanese viewers
  • Fixed: VWR-6298: Some RC settings don’t persist properly when settings.xml is present
  • Fixed: VWR-6265: Various communications preferences arent saved
  • Fixed: VWR-3822: ATI crashes on startup when in 16 bit color mode
  • Fixed: VWR-6251: Snapshots no longer able to capture the full screen.
  • Fixed: VWR-6430: Comment area of “Debug Settings” floater (dialog box) is aligned badly
  • Partial Fix: VWR-5080: Dazzle: certain color combinations hard on visually impaired (and the not-visually-impaired)
  • Fixed: VWR-6232: Tap-Tap-Hold Running should be an ‘Advanced’ character preference
  • Fixed: 2 missing node names in mime_types.xml
  • New art for progress bars
  • Fixed: Disabled buttons are darker than normal
  • Fixed: Better distinguish button-depressed from disabled state
  • Fixed: Age Verified Account cannot access plots blocked for age verification
  • Fixed: Voice can become totally disabled aftrer using multiple viewers
  • Fixed: Korean files floater_buy_object.xml and panel_voice_enable.xml have a leading CRLF before XML declaration
  • Fixed: Lag Meter help and close buttons hidden offscreen
  • Fixed: can not take hi-res snapshot with size bigger than 4k by 4k.
  • Fixed: Eliminate unused xml files in skinsxuien-us and language folders

Please continue to report any new issues in the Issue Tracker. Be sure to set “Affects Version/s” to “1.20 Release Candidate“. Resident participation is always welcome at our weekly (Wednesdays @ 3pm PDT time) inworld bug triages, too!

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153 Responses to New Release Candidate Viewer: 1.20 RC2 Available

  1. Tengu Yamabushi says:

    I still crash on login with this version. So, still… dead in the water. See:

    CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Northwood Xeon (2392 MHz)
    Memory: 3072 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce 7800 GS/AGP/SSE2
    OpenGL Version: 2.1.2

    Yes, latest drivers for my card, yes, I uninstalled first, yes, cache cleared, yes yes yes 😉

    Good luck, everyone.

  2. MauricioJr says:

    That is very nice, if SL was not so messy, no TP, besides other issues. But, that is life, at least SL(tm) life, always messy.

  3. Tillie Ariantho says:

    w00t, fixes for the snapshot window 😀

  4. Shai Khalifa says:

    I don’t care what the interface looks like – I just want it to friggin work!!!!

    There seems to be more work done on what the damned colours and pictures are than whether group chat works, groups load, tp failures end etc…

    And you don’t address ANY of the main mac issues in the list – I don’t give 2 hoots about the damned changes list – but I do give a billion of them about the viewer working.

    As an RC this should be used to work on working functionality improvements – testing them – not playing with the interface…

    All that shows is that you don’t know what the frig you’re doing – so you play with pictures and colours to try to prove you know something – NOT WORKING people – bad strategy.

  5. Glow isn’t working for me in this viewer. And I tried all graphics settings and custom too in Preferences.

  6. eku Zhong says:

    I hate to post out of context.. but I cant save anything or take it to inventory without losing it… i cant even give it a name…
    profiles are borked… seems inworld services are on fritz for like the umpteenth time in as many hours…

  7. honeydripper says:

    will i stop crashing every 5 minutes if i have more than 2 prims on?

  8. “The Linux viewer crashes on startup and the Korean, Japanese and German viewer crashes have been addressed.”

    Alas, English is ambiguous, and my experience with this RC seems to indicate that I should parse this sentence as making two claims:

    1. The Linux viewer crashes on startup.
    2. The Korean, Japanese, and German viewer crashes have been addressed.

    because I’ve tried to log on with this client twice, and both times, it crashed on startup, which appears to confirm (1).

  9. Moveing Out says:

    OK, Look LL we don’t need to know what you think you fixed,but please tell us whatyou screwed up this time.

  10. Ahalfa Carling says:

    I see you`ve still not fixed the problems that some of us “ladies”* have when wearing skirts.


    * the term “ladies” is of course subjective. You could be a bloke wearing a skirt – I dont mind; whatever floats your boat (as they say)

  11. Yukinoroh Kamachi says:

    >>Fixed: VWR-6232: Tap-Tap-Hold Running should be an ‘Advanced’ character preference

    VWR-6232 is still open on JIRA as far as I know. Votes are piling up for that feature to be removed (or else the default to be OFF).

    Many long standing products are using tap-tap-hold for custom moves; if this implementation doesn’t actually break them, no more scripters will dare use that key in the future. Not mentionning that it’s going to cause confusion with current users, and it’s bothersome to ask customers to disable it.

  12. Vittorio Beerbaum says:

    I CANNOT believe you didn’t fixed this yet. This is causing me serious trouble with building. And it’s no RC, this affect the official release too!

  13. I see a lot of complaints and I certainly understand but they make it very clear that this is RC (Release Candidate) software which is typically one step above BETA.

    RC software still has bugs and requires multiple updates before it goes GOLD. I would suggest 1.19.14 for those who don’t have the stomach for RC software. It’s just the way new pieces are introduced.

    There are still bugs – report them that is why you see things fixed and updated.

  14. Pelthar Beaton says:

    Crashed 1 sec after login again, just as I did with the last RC viewer. No Linux or ATI here, I’m on an 64-bit XP with NVIDIA 7600 GS.

  15. Kira says:

    Does this RC have the spacenavigator support?

  16. Vixynne Ariantho says:

    Skirts STILL refusing to attach…I can’t help but think of all the poor ladies who are in weddings this weekend. :/ And what about making “Log Chat” a click-box that STAYS clicked after the next login?! I agree with all those that say “enough tinkering with the color scheme and PLEASE fix *real* issues that impact users!”

  17. System Skirts are broken have comment and voted on JIRA.

  18. Cincia Singh says:

    Ok and I still can’t wear skirts, the disappear 5 seconds after I rez them … and if someone tells me to rebake textures again I’ll scream … that works for about 15 seconds and I’m naked again. Fix the bugs … it does no good to keep making things prettier without making sure we can actually see the pretty:
    Second Life 1.20.2 (85278) Apr 17 2008 19:35:32 (Second Life Release Candidate)

    You are at 263660.4, 283231.1, 31.8 in Frolic located at (
    Second Life Server

    CPU: Intel Pentium 4 (Unknown model) (2999 MHz)
    Memory: 2048 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce 8500 GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL Version: 2.1.2
    LLMozLib Version: [LLMediaImplLLMozLib] – 2.01.14522 (Mozilla GRE version

  19. pipinpa Allen says:

    RC2 is good working 🙂
    i tried to use japanese viewer, but didnt crash
    CPU: C2D e4400
    Memory: 2G
    OS Version: W2K SP4
    Graphics Card: GeForce 7600 GS/PCI/SSE2

  20. Rolling Restart... says:

    this is getting worse and worse.

    apparently anti-aisiling is non existant in this? everything is suddenly blocking and im making a jira for it as the other client ( standard ) works fine.

  21. Bank Robber says:

    if you wanna wear skirts use the normal viewer duh

  22. Destiny Niles says:

    Hate to sound ungrateful, but when will the beta-grid client get an update? It’s still at 1.18

  23. Ray Gazov says:


    I just installed (and yeah- uninstalled old rc- cleared cache and all that)- and seeing everything without antialiasing… My nvidia 8800 is set to override any app setting and still seeing jagged shapes- the antialiasing feature doesn’t seem to work.

    Please tell me that this is my fault….

    Mac pro (2008) with bootcamp – windows xp pro- sp2….

    hmm???? The official version seems to be ok in this regard..

    Any takers?
    All the best

  24. Ann Otoole says:

    wow first time i ever saw a sl viewer go black screen shutting off the video.

    i don’t know what you people did but this is not a release candidate. I suggest you start calling it unit testing versions and then go back to having beta tests long before you start calling something a release candidate.

    fyi… your never going to find a balance between ati and nvidia. i recommend you drop support for ati and simply say if ati works then great, if it doesn’t upgrade to nvidia if you want to be in sl.

  25. Jonah Himmel says:

    Everything worked fine until this new release. What a nightmare-freezing, driver crashes (and I do have the latest drivers for NVIDIA 8600) I luv SL but am getting ready to walk after these past two weeks

  26. Nickel Undertone says:

    How do you manage to freeze my whole computer? This viewer does it EVERY time.
    Dell XPS m170 nVidia Geforce Go M 6800 Ultra with latest driver.

  27. Hevenz Vansant says:

    Holy Jaggies Batman!

    AA is non existant in this as it was disabled by default and turning it on has no effects, it overides my Nvidia drivers, for a second there i thought I was playing SL on a Nintendo 8-bit.

    Def not worthy of a RC2 name can we at least quickly fix this and release RC2.1?:)

  28. Sean Heying says:

    Once again Anne Otoole decides that whole rafts of people should be cut from SL. Last time it was a router block on the entire country of Brazil, this time it’s discontinue support for ATI video cards.

    What will be next I wonder?

  29. Felicity Coronet says:

    The viewer has quit(crashed) 6 times in the last 30 minutes. Sometimes before even having fully booted. The crash report doesn’t seem to be appearing after the crashes either.

  30. Shadowquine says:

    I agree with Storm (#13). It is an RC viewer, I went back to the 1.19 standard viewer after the changes to the UI.

    I didn’t mind the old interface as I’d been using it for years, and the colors weren’t outstanding.


    What’s wrong with making different color schemes to pick from? Y’know… options. I like options, that I can opt to use. Optionally. (hint hint) Leaving the original UI as an option to switch between would be great. I’m perfectly happy with it in the 1.19 viewer.

    Maybe give me options to change colors of things, much like I can change all sorts of chat text colors already.

    Just a thought.

  31. Veda Comet says:

    If anything gets sent to me I crash. I cannot seem to stay logged in. I haven’t been able to TP in over 2 months but at least if I stayed put I could do things. *screams*

  32. Norma Desmond, junior says:

    erm.. can’t you please STOP improving what isn’t working well and fix what we do have? Using the regular client (2/08 version-since 4/08 crashes me -even with all the settings changes I could come up with)I am stuck in a basket with a teddy bear and can’t get out- can’t TP, friends list doesn’t load, IM drops the first part of each sessions talk, etc. I understand Pastrami’s data and paint thing–pretty skies don’t impact the structure underneath BUT BUT when you change things so much it has to impact the rest. Somedays this feels like
    Michael Jackson’s face–enough with the changes!

  33. Ray Gazov says:

    Thank you Hevenz (#27) for showing me me that I’m not alone with the AA issue.

    Its really unfortunate, that due to all of these tech issues, our comments can only be reactionary. Meaning- we are left with little choice but to focus on major problems.

    If things were different we would be able to make comments and suggestions for enhancing the experience…..

    Right now- we are barely able to have any experience…. shame…

    And while I’m at it… what’s happening with the whole smartheap memory issues?

    Ok- thanks for reading all and good luck.

  34. I propose that Project DAZZLE be on immediate HOLD until color sliders are introduced. Dazzle is too bright for me. I don’t want to be forced to use this UI in a few months.

  35. Prefer Default SL client best says:

    I tried, didn’t like it, went back to old default client that has no windlight, nor blue interface.

    I’m all good with old fashion SL default client.


  36. FurryWolf says:

    The Second Life Release Candidate Wont let me log in. And it looks like others are ether able to log in and i don’t is the viewer only black screen and the Name, Last Name, Password.

  37. Adamas Carter says:

    The Linux RC2 viewer lags AND crashes, just like the last one (which could not be blogged about because the blog limit was reached with RC0, which wouldn’t run at all).

    I can’t use this piece of because of this. I will continue to try them as they come out, but I can only report it here if the 150 post limit hasn’t been reached before coming out with the next one.

    Btw, I do like the interface colors. They make it waaay easier to find menu options than the old one.


  38. LegsLover Lusch says:

    Nothings changed with the new version,

    Still crashing, still have rezzing problems, still stealing money from residents and my glass of milk is still sour, it’s powdered milk too.

  39. U M says:

    laughs…….ati and nvidia?

    The game has been Pro nvidia for a very long time. Where have you been hello? BTW i been getting running errors AGAIN with this new client what in the *** are you people doing????????????

  40. Somatika says:

    Most people do not understand, this viewer is more then playing with pictures! the UI as I understand, has been decoupled from the rest of the rendering engine. adding new UI look was probably just a “We are here we should just do it” kind of thing.

    Not to mention the people working on it are probably not well suited to work on the Grid infrastructure & Server Code, it would be like a lawyer doing a doctors job.

    When will people spend the time reading the blog posts instead of jumping right to the comments?


  41. Zorin Frobozz says:

    Seeing FSAA broken here as well, on Mac, so this is a cross platform issue.

    Come on guys, stop giving us cool features and then breaking them on the next release.

    Thank goodness for –channel.

  42. Vivienne says:

    Dear Lindens,

    are you sure this is a RELEASE candidate?

    Hum…what about ALPHA?

    Oh my…

  43. U M says:

    @40 many felt like you. But after away people started getting upset and mad because of the all the problems. 4 years almost and i never seen things this bad……….Nobody likes depressing remarks like this, but LL made it this way……….

  44. Verdana Klaar says:

    @24 said : ” i recommend you drop support for ati and simply say if ati works then great, if it doesn’t upgrade to nvidia if you want to be in sl. ”

    Pushing up a bit that kind of so-called ‘argument’ can lead to puzlling things such as :

    – Linux users should forget it in install XP or Vista;
    – Mac users should do the same
    – Whenever your ISP is not able to offer you more than a 2Mb DSL, well just go to another ISP
    – etc…

    I suggest some residents think a lil bit more before they write on this here blog 🙂

  45. Marinedalek Tomorrow says:

    Ugh… please fix the broken Antialiasing, or at least allow people to roll-back to the previous RC to use it – non AA isn’t very conducive to picture-taking.

  46. U M says:

    Another Blog posting that doesnt make sence……….

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  48. Geister Pfeffer says:

    Very nice, i can login again. but
    The colours from the viewer are ugly. This means, change it back to the old style or make it variable.

    Why i can use 1600 x 1200.. there is only 800×600 possible.. my desktop is 1600 x 1200.. and it works in last version too..

    ..ty for your patience to read 😀

  49. Agramon Vendetta says:

    new release : i see everything BLACK a monitor black , i see only maps and hud… help me !!!!!!!

  50. ChatNoir Moonsoo says:

    Bank Robber: the skirt issue is in the production viewer too. It’s been a long-standing issue, well documented, JIRA’d, voted upon..but still broken

  51. While i liked RC1
    this one is kinda useless for fashion designers. the “MAKE OUTFIT” option is freezing up more often as a naked Eskimo and therefore the outfit becomes incomplete.

    Another basic feature bites the dust!

    Not sure why you are always rushing things, and release it without proper tests, it honestly doesn’t build up the Linden Labs ® reputation and it is certainly counterproductive for Second Life™

    We’ve been promised an off switch for the darn group chat! When is that going to be featured?

  52. Yami Katayama says:

    @10 – skirts are important to guys as well, some of our coat bottoms are on the skirt layer.

    And for the ATI folks (I’m sorry, I left that bandwagon long ago), don’t feel bad, if you have an Nvidia card you can’t stay online long anyway – it just crashes repeatedly. Last time, I was AFK in an empty sim – so wasn’t moving, wasn’t cameraing, nothing, came back to found it had crashed…again…for like the 15th time today

  53. Saz Upshaw says:

    Hello Person whose job it is to read all these comments on behalf of Bridie. Or maybe even Bridie! Either way, I hope you are having a lovely day and that you had nice things on your sandwiches. I am finding a few problems with the new viewer, but I am going to go and look for them on the jira, and vote for them or report them, rather than shout at you here. That’s why I downloaded the release candidate alongside the normal viewer; because I wanted to learn to help and to inform and to develop things.
    I hope that people stop shouting at you, or if they choose not to, that you know that you are lovely and they are not understanding properly what was meant by ‘release candidate’. Maybe they are feeling a little poorly, or they have had some bad news.
    Anyway, I hope your Friday night is a cool one 🙂
    With lots of affectionate sl hugs…. cos…. my rl is like that… so I don’t know why my sl wouldn’t be…
    Saz x

  54. Garn Conover says:

    Critical Bug!!!

    Focus on your AV and flycam outwards and your top half of your screen goes yellow/green/orange and freezes your system!

    Geoforce 7500 LE
    XP SP2
    2gb ram

  55. Torian says:

    I am not even going to bother downloading this one. Sounds like they made some color tweaks and broke a bunch more features. The fact that making superficial changes breaks major features means their code stinks. Come on LL, get a new CEO and CTO so they can fire the lot of you.

    If you more usability take a look at the latest from Nicholaz. He fixed most of the major bugs in a weekend. i.e. the skirt bug, memory leak and Dumshit-izzle.

  56. Would like to congratulate Linden Labs on yet another fine move on their behalf. It’s so great all the positive things Linden Labs have been doing the past few weeks. Keep up the great work Linden Labs…. Can’t wait for more stale money so I don’t have to pay my campers….

  57. Wow, I am impressed. U made it to freeze this machine below every 2 seconds.

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Series Processor (2399 MHz)
    Memory: 8190 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista (Build 6000)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 GTS 512/PCI/SSE2

    Was fine before the release. And I never complained. but this time it is even worse than the one before. I had to copy that information for m the 1.19.4, cuz I cudn’t do anything in the RC2.

    But nice interface, wut is it good for?

  58. Gabrielle Petronius says:

    Getting jack of a new release candidate every 2-3 days. KNOCK IT OFF!!

  59. Jacqueline Trudeau says:

    When grabbing a linkset and camming around, the linkset appears to move slightly. I sure hope that’s a bug and not some SL feature-itis thing you guys think is “neat”.

  60. Amethyst Rosencrans says:

    This new RC crashes immediately when logging in. I wanted to see if the Dazzle interface wasn’t as bad as it had been before, but it is hard to tell. From what I could see from the login page it is still pretty bad. 😦


  61. Kayelle Writer says:

    1) These updates have NEVER been optional for me. I am REQUIRED to download them to get into SL.

    2) I downloaded the latest viewer and have done nothing but crash ever since! Now, it’s gotten to where I simply crash on log in.

    3) I am a Mac used and not once have the release notes come to me.

    4) Grrr. I’m frustrated!!!

  62. Ceera Murakami says:

    Major bug. Hover text shows up through ALL walls and floors, as if everything was 32-bit textures!

  63. Garn Conover says:

    #61, that is a bug with the Avatar Render Rate thingy, if u turn it off all hovertext will vanish

    Re my previous post
    its not flycam by something is seariously wrong since its crashed me 3 times now

  64. Trouble Streeter says:

    “Fixed: Voice can become totally disabled aftrer using multiple viewers”

    Well, it certainly isn’t fixed on my machine, sigh. I couldn’t tell if anything else claimed to be fixed was, though, because I crashed within 5 minutes. Back to 1.19 again, joy joy.

  65. Tiny Mind says:

    Why pay Campers at all? Simply have them sitting there, wasting the hours away,… and when the time is up and they hold their hands out, shake the hand vigorously and shout, “Hey! Thanks for stopping by our on-going Region-wide experiment. See ya!”

    Tiny that hiney.

  66. Balpien Hammerer says:

    OMG, this latest version and the previous 1.20 release are massively buggy. I have crashed 20 times in two days using it. Reverting to works fine. I have not been able to attribute the crash to any specific event. Sometimes just logging in crashes a few moments after connecting inworld. You should be receiving the crash logs, and I hope they contain sufficient clues. I have noticed the process exhibits the behavior of a massive memory leak.

    And, WindLight (or whatever harsh object/land clipping change introduced arond 1.19.1) still sucks. Land is still rendered as shiny water irrespective of shaders settings including all off.

    In writing this comment, the viewer crashed 6 times while I was just trying to copy and paste the following:
    Second Life 1.20.2 (85278) Apr 17 2008 19:35:32 (Second Life Release Candidate)

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Series Processor (1794 MHz)
    Memory: 3070 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce 8600M GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL Version: 2.1.1

  67. Dytska Vieria says:

    Is there already a jira for the Statistics Bar not remembering its location of size? I hoped something this simple would have been fixed for this RC!

    And, of course, consensus has it, the Dazzle colors are still gross! Why not make it a feature to have a variety of skins instead of just one? Of course that is a good idea and a bad idea. It would be good for those who want the old style colors or a little variety, it would be bad because it probably would not be done right.


  68. Soy N says:

    I use Windlight client since it first came out (well after the 3rd test version of WL)…

    1.20 series makes me crash REALLY often… Never can I remember me crashing that much. Whatever you did… is not good… sigh…

    Here’s my details (tried to put on jira but I crashed for no reason again and I’m annoyed now to look on jira…) I am sure 100s of people have the same problems on NVIDIA cards.

    Also… you put a new version out… but you do not even fix the LOG checkboxes bug that’s mentioned (state of checkbox button in log communications preferences dialogue is not saved).

    Sigh sigh sigh sigh… this client needs a lot to be fixed before it goes live… it’s not good right now!


    Second Life 1.20.2 (85278) Apr 17 2008 19:35:32 (Second Life Release)

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Series Processor (2138 MHz)
    Memory: 2048 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce 8600 GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL Version: 2.1.1
    LLMozLib Version: [LLMediaImplLLMozLib] – 2.01.14525 (Mozilla GRE version

  69. Sieben says:

    I wasn’t crashing a lot until i downloaded the new version tonight. Now I am crashing a lot when interacting with items in world … With the regular client I experience no crashes with object interaction. So back to basic one until the cause of this is discovered and fixed. And I was just starting to like it …

    Using OS X (10.4.11)
    G4 dual 1.25 GHz 2 GB RAM
    ATI Radeon 9200

  70. Sieben says:

    On a side note it seems lately the new viewers are having lots of issues with various graphics cards. I am hoping this is resolved quickly … Otherwise it makes no point to go into SL using the new viewers if all one experiences are crashes. Thats not even testing them effectively for LL. Unless the tests are based on crashes per interaction and time hehe. Thankfully the regular client still functions =)

  71. Medhue Simoni says:

    yep it seems that most of the fixes are cosmetic or things that really dont address the function on the viewer. I bet they spent most of their time on the joystick controller. They just did the cosmetic stuff so cause they are easy and it looks like they did something. What about the camera, its super buggy and its the most obvious problem. The camera view jumps in and out. As far as im concerned the camera should never move in or out whether a wall is behind u or not.

  72. Chaos Kilara says:

    WOW this version is horrid, may I say again HORRID!!! i crash on everything IM’s inventtory, scrolling, TPing, other people send me a tp and i crash!!! never seen a viewer so retarded…I even crash on loging OUT!!! START FIXING THINGS not BREAKING THEM!!!!!

  73. coventina dalgleish says:

    First look I see the grade school artists are still picking the colors

    Change the background for inventory so that it has some contrast it is a washout now

    Kill the totally useless release keys button dump it in the drop downs

    Why is take a snapshot on the menu bar and in the drop down and on a hot key clean up the menu bar

    Put fly back on the movement icon at least you load them by default now and for you who say use the menu bar it is in the wrong place and locked in place, more lack of control

    I for one have never used the redundant build button on the menu bar just right click and build seems rather easy to me.

    In all viewers while a minor a minor irritation why do the system folders default to on again I do not know many who have been in the game for more than a month who want system folders on top this might be a personal quirk but alpha seems to be a more logical organization.

    I do not know how other games seem to always offer hot key set up and screen skinning and organization as a standard and Second Life(r)(tm) with all the programming ability finds it an impossibility.

    Oh and did I mention the default colors

  74. Tiny Mind says:

    omg… yet another problem with this ‘RC’ viewer… the Property Lines indicator now stays on with FULL RED markings over the entire landscape. It seems as if someone dipped a paint-brush and splattered the entire screen where the property markings are, covering all land and textures with sickening-red splotches.

    Yeah, this is ready for Prime-time alright. 😉


  75. Gypsy Paz says:

    the RC2 works well enough for me, and I’m using it as my main viewer, its got a couple new features that I can’t imagine not having now that I have them.

    However, I do have 2 complaints.

    “Updated login/teleport progress screen art and colors”
    What are they talking about? I still have a big ugly black square in the middle of my screen when I’m logging in. (although, hopefully that will be a skinnable part of this when they get the skinning interface going)

    “Fixed: VWR-6232: Tap-Tap-Hold Running should be an ‘Advanced’ character preference”
    That really should find its way into the preferences, rather than the Advanced menu.

  76. Hopeless says:

    If the release candidates are to help track bugs, why does the crash logger fail every single time?

  77. U M says:

    been with this client for 3 hours in heavy traffic. no real issues or problems…..

  78. Bridie Linden says:


    Sorry for the ambiguity — I updated the text: “The Linux viewer crashes on startup found in RC1 have been fixed and the Korean, Japanese and German viewer crashes found in RC1 have also been addressed.”

  79. U M says:

    @74 at times it fails………..I think its based on LL views of how many they want to view. Because for over a month and still from time to time my reports fails to transmit the data back to LL.

  80. Lindsey Warwick says:

    Crashing on start up!!

  81. Medhue Simoni says:

    #53 We all have created issues in the Jira. Thats why we are bitching. We are told to create them and they are never looked at. Take a look most are months old, some are even 6 months old and never been assigned to any1. Its pointless to keep creating them. Many of the bugs are issues with things that we directly pay for and u would think they would get right on those. Some1 needs to explain. The Jira seems more like a rug, LL can sweep their crap under.

  82. U M says:

    sadly that is true There are alot of issues taht are NOT being dealt with. Just like support they do waht they can ( and their egos) ask them to do

  83. Sean Heying says:

    This really should be FirstLook, it’s certainly not ready for RC status yet, especially as historically the Labs have rushed out Second Life® Viewer updates at RC 3 or 4 latest.

  84. Amaterasu Cinquetti says:

    Every new release I keep hoping that you have [RESOLVED] JIRA VWR-3258.
    For months now this has been an issue, and the only resolution offered to those affected is turn VBO off. This despite every person that has the issue telling you that makes FPS drop to an unusable level.

    The only way that those affected can play SL is to either run with the Preferences window open all the time, but minimised so on the fly adjustments can be made every minute or two.
    Or to accept that 1-3 FPS in an empty sim is playable.
    Or to use Nicholaz, or OnRez viewers. But we all know that eventually these viewers will no longer be able to log in, leaving those affected with this issue no longer able to play SL.

    Now it is affecting both ATI and Nvidia cards, so is there any chance this may now be looked at, and a fix provided?

  85. Painter Meriman says:

    I have just downloaded the latest viewer for candidate and find that i cannot log in. I am on a mac. I have read most of the comments posted here and share much of the sentiment. I dont think anything should be released until it is working properly and tested. I am reaching the point where the idea of downloading a program that will add bugs that werent there before seems ludicrous….

  86. Argent Stonecutter says:

    How come the default install language is German?

  87. Lindsey Warwick says:


  88. Lilli Rhiano says:

    I haven’t been able to get in game for over a week. Im fairly new to SL, but was able to play for more than 6 weeks with little or no issues. Now I either crash on start-up or can’t even log in. I have a basic (FREE) acct, and can’t get help. I’ve put in a trouble ticket, no response. Do we have to pay for a premuim account to get help?
    I put money in to this game…and I can’t play. What gives?

  89. U M says:

    Amaterasu , you been around along time and know how badly LL does this things. Since most of the HAHAH(new lindens) are only new by avie alone and not in the real sence. Keep making the same mistakes day in day out year in and year out.

  90. Karl Breda says:

    Stop giving me stuff I don’t want. Give me reliable tps, group functions, clothes that appear when i click wear and stay where i put them, decent frame rates, more than 25 groups. and.. the
    Ability to log back in quckly after crashes– Sl logs me out 5 minutes after the crash and punishes me if i won’t wait..
    My whacked out camera controls drive me crazy where they once worked fine. True I adore the water reflections but they aren’t worth the rest of the grief. Why did you roll out Havok and the new viewer at the same time. Scripts are borken in some of my most valuable stuff and half the players don’t know what is Havok related and what is viewer based–making it hard to know what you can fix and what you can’t.
    And if you must give me something new.. make it an SL personal calendar to I can keep track of events. That should have been included in the very first viewer screen….it’s not that hard. I don’t dare open Any other app when on SL becuase of the way it sux my resources.. so I need that calendar IN world.
    Thanks, i know you’re not listening but it was nice to tell you anyway.
    Yeah I will not threaten to leave, but suffer forever: I have SL friends I need to see.

  91. Luna Hula says:

    The new client side anti aliasing is full of bugs, most noticeably for program anti-aliasing its too strong on words & letters. Selection boxes refresh slowly on alt cam movement as well, so driver enabled anti-aliasing is still better.

  92. Trinity Nabob says:

    Seems to work perfect for me. Oh wait I was logged into LOTR online. Nvm.

  93. Razor says:

    WTF another post about YOUR trademarks butstill NO answers to our questions about copyrights. You guys are so selfish

  94. U M says:

    there is noway I upgrading the Motherboard and graphic card because LL can`t build a client that suppose 1 year old high end graphic cards……….seriously do you people ever look at atleast 1 1/2 year hardware people use when building a client? There use to be a linden that tested said issues .But no more…………..

  95. Matti Deigan says:

    “Fixed: Voice can become totally disabled aftrer using multiple viewer”

    Nope, Its occurring on my PC. Same as @63

  96. Rg Papp says:

    I would like to see a skin option in the new release that would let the user use either the SL Classic skin (from 1.19.1 (4) ) or the new dazzle look. I dont care for the dazzle look.

    It would be a really simple change for the programmers and i think most folks would prefer the darker skin



  97. uh-oh says:

    What is the problem wit ATI cards? I am running a ATI x1650x pro after my nvidia 6600 stopped working after a few months. I went with a differant brand after I felt my nvidia card should have lasted longer. also since I installed the ATI card i stopped having the video driver stopped responding message that would make me have to reboot the whole computer. My ATI works great.
    I am glad to see age verification is still being worked on. many people out here are tired of the kids out here. I do not think your TOS upgrade will protect you from legal trouble since minors that you allow to be out here cannot enter into a contract like the TOS agreement.
    At least people who place their adult content above the 50m ban line would have some kind of defense that the minor lied and showed stolen ID to log in. I am sure some attorney will point out these places that build above the ban lines are doing so to work their way around the system in place.
    I think all adults who participate in adult content are at risk to legal problems from these underage kids being out here.
    Why is it so hard to require identity verification before logging in?
    Most of these kids do not have money, most of them are nothing but griefers when they find out this is not a game and they are nothing but a legal liability to both your residents as well as Linden labs for allowing them to be out here to begin with.
    i do not cyber but i do flirt and would hate for something i said on “THE ADULT GRID” to come back and haunt me because Linden labs allows children to be out here and has so many loop holes allowing children to access adult content that they are legally not allowed to access. Your TOS said you fall under the laws of the State of california. I seemed to recall reading that this state has very strict laws about children accessing adult content. in fact some of the strictest in the United states. yet you allow children to participate in activities that are very graphic sexually as well as violent in nature.
    It is time to do something to get the children off the adult grid.

  98. Nibb Tardis says:

    Ramzi’s statement on the Jira is extremely worrying. Basically, you are going to ignore the overwhelming negative feedback and go ahead with Dazzle without providing an option in the preferences to change the colors. How much more autistic can you get ?

    Telling people to download and install 3rd party xml files is simply too much to ask from non-tech savvy users. Please delay 1.20 until the skinning feature is fully functional. There is no rush. We don’t care if it takes another 6 months as long as 1.20 is shipped as a stable viewer with all the necessary features included.

    You are deliberately planning to ship a half implemented feature, ignoring the community once again. Once this is in the main viewer the uproar is going to be huge. And you cannot say we didn’t tell you.

    You still have a chance to spin this off positively. Say that you have listened to the community, that Dazzle is great but it will be even better when you can change the skins from the UI. Organize a competition for the community to design the 3 or 4 official skins that will be shipped with the product. Turn this into a PR success for a change.

    As it is, It feels like this issue is being driven by somebody’s ego more than by customer requirements.

    This really feels like watching a good friend pick up a gun, clean it, aim steadily at his own foot and shoot, while we’re all here screaming at you.

  99. Nibb Tardis says:

    Oh and for those who haven’t been following the debate, Ramzi Linden’s statement is here:

  100. Karine Koba says:

    You should provide us with a way to disable the run when tapping up arrow… makes us running while boxing on sl… many of us are not upgrading because of that. Those who were forced to upgrade so far don’t want to continue boxing in those conditions.

    I heard it was hard for other type of fights as well with this feature that nobody asked for really :)))

  101. Alan Edelman says:

    You guys have to STOP forcing the update – I’m in the middle of testing and recording stuff and all of a sudden BANG! It’s gone. I have to start over. If you want effective testing I need to complete testing and turn in bug reports without having to start over! And I can’t continue to do this when I have to make a presentation to somebody on the new viewer, get into the conference room and the STUPID MESSAGE comes up that I am forced to upgrade. And it was fine an hour ago. Didn’t you learn from the production release staggering?

  102. Broccoli Curry says:

    I’m still not “hovering in place” … I slowly sink to the ground. Annoying when you’re trying to build.

  103. Jessicka Graves says:

    I see one problem that wasn’t fixed…It’s still Dazzle.

  104. Brenda Maculate says:

    1.20RC1 worked nicely for me, but RC2 crashes on me at startup, three times in four! This is CERTAINLY NOT a “release candidate”!! Can I have RC1 back, PLEASE?

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Series Processor (1596 MHz)
    Memory: 2046 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista (Build 6000)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce Go 7600/PCI/SSE2

  105. Your Conscience says:

    Being able to log in above 768m? We’ve been having this issue for 3 RC clients now. Otherwise, I’m happy with the new art and adjustments 🙂

  106. Barbidule McBride says:

    All rotating objects (llTargetOmega’ed objects) are not rotating!
    Only (partial) work around is to copy them (use shift to delete the copy faster) or re-rez them. But of course, it’s impossible with non copiable object 😦

    will look at the jira…

  107. Brenda Maculate says:

    Please allow me to revise the “three times in four” crash ratio…

    I’ve gotten RC2 to load ONCE, the second time I tried to run it. I’ve tried about nine or ten times, and it’s only loaded the once. 😦

    I’m really glad I didn’t un-install my 1.19.1(4) viewer, else I’d be stuck!

  108. Left in the cold says:

    I was not able to post in the trademark blog, so i’ll post my dissatisfaction here. I feel left in the cold with the problem with our items beeing sold by thieves. There was a long second post about linden labs own trademarks, discussing it with lawyers, working on taking action (taking resources). Compared to that the effort that was put in helping us, the content creators. it’s a shock to see how little effort you put into helping us compared to helping your own trademark issues. The last post didn’t answer our questions, while two years ago we were promised improvements would be made in this system, there still are no improvements at all. In two years no post was made about the subject, leaving us content creators alone with it.

    I am very disappointed with the way our problems are beeing handled , and the ignorance that linden labs had of these problems. Posting one blog after two years is nothing compared to the way linden labs own trademarks are beeing handled. It’s a shame.

  109. Pickle says:

    GRaphic options like hardware skinning avatar cloth still broken on ATI hardware of any kind with ATI 8.3 drivers.

    and performance is bad with horrible pause and studdering that was not there before drivers 7.12

  110. LoLo says:


    As soon as a competitor pops us that DO helps us I’m outta here.

  111. Ka Rasmuson says:

    Scanning the comments here, there seem to be many people commenting who haven’t sent negative comments before, and I add myself to that list. Because I’d had occasional problems with the Windlight viewers, I have kept pre-Windlight as my main viewer and have been using the RC viewers to test Windlight, in the hope that I become sufficiently confident in their stability to dispense with

    And 1.20 RC1 had seemed to be working reasonably well, on what I recognise is probably only a moderately specced PC.

    But this 1.20 RC2 viewer simply crashes every couple of minutes. I can’t see any pattern in it being related to what I’m doing. It is unusable and something is just very, very broken in this release.

    CPU : AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.41 GHz)
    Memory: 1 GB
    OS: MS Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT

  112. fiuska Felisimo says:

    I just download the new version and now i have the sea (water of SL ) in black color:((((((((((((((((( ….WHAT CAN I DO???It was so beautiful the sea yesterday ……in a beautifull blue and now it’s BLACK:(
    Thank you if you can help me to resolve this problem….!!

  113. Ka Rasmuson says:

    Scanning the comments here, there seem to be many people commenting who haven’t sent negative comments before, and I add myself to that list. Because I’d had occasional problems with the Windlight viewers, I have kept pre-Windlight as my main viewer and have been using the RC viewers to test Windlight, in the hope that I become sufficiently confident in their stability to dispense with

    And 1.20 RC1 had seemed to be working reasonably well, on what I recognise is probably only a moderately specced PC.

    But this 1.20 RC2 viewer simply crashes every couple of minutes. I can’t see any pattern in it being related to what I’m doing. It is unusable and something is just very, very broken in this release.

    CPU : AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.41 GHz)
    Memory: 1 GB
    OS: MS Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT

  114. Toad Mougin says:

    I quite liked the Dazzle RC viewer, but now you’ve messed up the anti-aliasing and my screen shakes like a shitting dog when changing regions, I’ve gone back to the production version. The general idea of release candidates is that they are basically solid, and require just minor tweaking before becoming the production release – unfortunately the Dazzle RC is slowly regressing to beta status.

    ATI X1650, 8.4 drivers

  115. fiuska Felisimo says:

    I just download the new version and now i have the sea (water of SL ) in black color:((((((((((((((((( ….WHAT CAN I DO???It was so beautiful the sea yesterday ……in a beautifull blue and now it’s BLACK:(
    Thank you if you can help me to resolve this problem….!!

    Graphic card: ATI radeon x 850 pro

  116. Ghost Menjou says:

    Any update on this..

    Because this is becoming a showstopper for people/

  117. Silk Aeon says:

    GLOW not working RC2!
    DO YOU AT LEST ONE TEST BEFORE ANY RELEASE???????? IF YOU NEED TESTERS JUST CALL.. but dont do this backplane to avoid bugs and say nothing =((((

  118. Cale Flanagan says:

    Not soo bad at first sight, but seeing propertylines so well is irritating and even better, the blinking(sigh) no-entry fence now shines through my floor and objects so its in my land, have to turn off BasicShaders, so welcome back to stoneage.

  119. Remus Lykin says:

    Crash logger ALWAYS fails, no exceptions.

    This release was the worst for me to date. I’ve never had complaints over the others, not a thing, even when they had bugs. Because it was bugs you could work around. But this release not only makes me crash, but also stalls the entire system and half my screen turns fuzzy orange/yellow/green as if my computer graphics are borked… Which they are not. Fully updated drivers for the Geforce 7300.

    This is a problem I have never encountered before on this computer, with SL or with any other graphics heavy application.

  120. Captain Noarlunga says:

    Big Deal……yet ANOTHER viewer !!!! When are you going to fix the engine ????? Why wont anyone in Linden Labs post a blog telling us what measures are in place for fixing the game? Maybe its because you either have no idea how to do it…..or you dont intend to ?????
    Come on Jack or Philip ….. come clean with the people paying you. You really cant keep ignoring all the people ……….or maybe you can….. which demonstrates your complete lack of management ability.

  121. pantaiputih korobase says:

    this RC is abs unusable, freezes, crashes

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Series Processor (1795 MHz)
    Memory: 2046 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista (Build 6000)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce 8400M GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL Version: 2.1.2
    LLMozLib Version: [LLMediaImplLLMozLib] – 2.01.14532 (Mozilla GRE version
    Packets Lost: 0/688 (0.0%)
    Viewer Digest: bb2966f6-cf81-a0de-1e21-dcd21f05428a

  122. Captain Noarlunga says:

    The time has come for all disgruntled users to get together and take some real action. Enough is enough. If you feel so strongly about it you know who to contact.

  123. Lucian Halasy says:

    Hey interface monkeys.. have you ever taken a look at Adobe’s Lightroom or Apple’s Aperture, two great programs for professional photographers?
    There is a reason why interfaces in those apps are gray/black, to NOT distract from the important, to let people focus on details…
    The only thing this ‘Dazzle’ look accomplishes is hurting the eye and distracting when you try to focus on creating something in-world. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fine with me when you improve the HANDLING of the interface, but don’t startwith fancy colors, catering to Windows zealots in hope to attract more users. That is HIGHLY unprofessional.

    On the other hand…… when were you professional the last time…………….

  124. Stick says:

    Hopefully this update will fix the problem of rotation/spin scripts not running.
    Ive been waiting over a week for feedback from support on this problem i have on my island.. have they given up support

  125. Ener Hax says:

    hooray! now I don’t get it with how people talk about crashing all the time (and on every thread). sl has been pretty rocking for me for like 3 months o_O

    i have a wicked nice pc and great connection, but posts always make it sound like it’s LL’s fault? i dunno, I have three sims, i build constantly, i use particle stuff and lots of scripting and never miss a beat.

    thanks LL, at least this one particular avatar always has a great (and beautiful) time isl. thank you for pushing the envelope and making such a neato world =)

  126. Masuyo Aabye says:

    this new release is nasty. i hardly have ANY issues with SL, but now every time i go to build something it crashes. also a lot of freezing and what can only be described as textures turning to flat colors and then reverting back to textures. horrible, horrible, horrible.

  127. Sling Trebuchet says:

    It must be over a year since my avatar became randomly folded in the middle.

    It’s back!
    Now I can get a job as a table. The fold at my hips looks quite flat.
    And darn it, the ‘pose’ draws attention to my feet.
    I need some decent shoes.

  128. Vivienne says:

    Since LL introduced the public beta testing by these “First Look” and “Release Candidate” NOTHING has become better. In fact, previous releases worked much better than all the 1.18 and 1.19 viewers.

    Why? Does nobody read the crash reports? Why does LL throw extremely buggy software on the community if this obviously does not help the coding of stable viewer software?

  129. Garn Conover says:

    I agree that this newest release has some new bugs BUT IT’S RC PPL!, If you want to moan and complain go back to the main client if you don’t want to help bug this new version. That is what RC is, a way to bug it b4 it goes main stream. Otherwise tough it out, file your Jira’s and hope they have time to reach it/ figure out whats wrong. RC has nothing to do w/ main client because its a complete different team.

    Good job sofar Bridie although It freezes my comp on ocassion I still willingly test it.

  130. Xen Akula says:

    I see that the login above 768 meters bug has not been fixed. You still cannot login above 768 meters.

    Hopefully it will be…soon?

  131. Scree Raymaker says:

    Experiencing freezes and crashes all the time with this and the previous RC, on a powerful computer with all drivers up to date and a fast Internet connection. But hey, at least we can use voice chat again (after having to completely uninstall the previous RC to reenable the option).

  132. Scree Raymaker says:

    Garn, I’d willing test this RC, if only it’d run for more than a few minutes without freezing and not crash every ten or fifteen minutes.

    Oh, and when it does crash I’m unable to click the start button or the minimize, maximize and close buttons on the title bar of any application.

  133. Raven Primeau says:

    Oh My, I was gonna download this…..for some reason I havent had the msg to upgrade and I’m still on R 20.0 I dont think I will swap till comments improve.

    I did wonder how long before Oh-oh started his/her old boring *age verification or we are all doomed* ranting again, I wonder who pulled his/her chain again to start the off topic yapping.

  134. Vivienne says:

    @ 126

    “I agree that this newest release has some new bugs BUT IT’S RC PPL”

    Yes it is, but MOST of the obvious bugs JIRA reported in the 1.19.1 (4) RC were STLL present in the final release.

    All this FL and RC stuff – what the hell is it good for, when LL decides to finally release a premature official viewer? As if there were not enough serious problems with the database and server code!

    My oh my.

  135. Spank Lovell says:

    OK guys, stop “tweaking” the colours of the interface and listen to what people are telling you, some of whom make excellent points AGAINST this interface.

    Your eye should NEVER be drawn the interface, it should be drawn to the subject matter, i.e. in world!

    Try this interface with environment set to “midnight”. It is over powering and similar to trying to look out into a garden at night from a lit room.

    Make this one optional guys, make it skinable so people can easily tweak this themselves but above all FIX BUGS FIRST. Leave this one out for the meantime.

    And does anyone want to let me into the secret of where the “Tools” menu is now hidden because I’m buggered if I can find it and its a pain to be without it when building.

  136. Lucy666 Balbozar says:

    I cannot even download RC anymore. Grrrrrr 😦
    I get an error all the time, so I have t install the basic version again. I use Windows Vista. It errors on a Mozzila file.

  137. @70 there’s hopefully a fix for the camera problems in the server update being put through at the moment, see the earlier blog post.


    Those still having voice problems, set the debug option cmdLineDisableVoice to FALSE, it should work again and the problem shouldn’t reoccur, see VWR-6286 for details.

  138. Hipster Triangle says:

    The 1.20 RC2 works excellent for me,it fixed the graphics prob, i was havin with my ATI video card,,ty,ty,ty…..

  139. bigjr Slade says:

    Moin Moin
    THX LL the 1.20.RC2 rund now … 2 Hours without crash 🙂 I think i can love the Cleint 🙂 after alltimes crash with all Cleint befor this RC.. but only i hope you change the Buttons and Windwos again to the style from the cleints -1.19. the light blue ist CREAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ok 🙂
    MfG bigjr from Germany

    Second Life 1.20.2 (85278) Apr 17 2008 19:35:32 (Second Life Release Candidate)

    Sie befinden sich in 207972.6, 281563.2, 22.6 in Germania Liberty located at (
    Second Life Server

    CPU: AMD (Unknown model) (2398 MHz)
    Memory: 1023 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce 9600 GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL Version: 2.1.2
    LLMozLib Version: [LLMediaImplLLMozLib] – 2.01.14534 (Mozilla GRE version
    Packets Lost: 1159/204216 (0.6%)

  140. Kettu Keiko says:

    Well, i have rarely crashed since somewhere around 1.18-ish. I do notice however that despite everyone using differing graphics cards, most everyone i’ve noticed who report their specs seem to have one thing in common.. their CPU .. namely an Intel Core Duo of some sort. I am on an AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego core, and SL has been quite stable for me for quite some time.

    Perhaps Linden Labs should be looking for some critical problem regarding CPU support.

    CPU: AMD (Unknown model) (2454 MHz)
    Memory: 3072 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Graphics Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Series AGP

  141. Miki G. says:

    The resume: Congrats, the SL client has improved much – before LL implemented Windlight features. Actually the RC and regular client have major bugs, actually i (and the most people i am talking to) crash every 15 minutes, not depending on which system (win/mac) we are working on.

    You get here much feedback from the tech geeks, but the broad majority of users are not able to research the problems and optimise their clients. They simply stop after the 3rd crash to go inworld. Its really time to ask the question, if it is neccessary to operate such a frustrating public alpha (RC client) and beta (regular client) testing.

  142. @98


    Double tap run can now be disabled by turning on the Advanced menu (Ctrl-Alt-Shift-D) and then and going to Advanced -> Character -> Tap-Tap-Hold To Run.

  143. DeeDee Deepdene says:

    Haven’t read all previous – anyhow….glow not working down to renderglowstrength being set to -.7….
    To change – advanced menu / debug settings / type in renderglowstrength / reset to default

    Disco 🙂

  144. Molly Montale says:

    I’m having the exact same problem – log in, a fraction of a second later – crash to desktop. I’ve tried eight times. Mac OSX 10.4.11 G5 2ghz dually, ATI Radeon X800 XT

  145. Martin says:

    So do I, after login, SL crashes, and ther’s a message:
    Login failed
    we are unable to complete…
    if anyone knows how to repair it, please mail me at

  146. suue Vodopan says:

    seems I’ve struck oil on my sim!

    I am now surrounded by black water

    is this only affecting ATI cards?

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Series Processor (2669 MHz)
    Memory: 2048 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Graphics Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Graphics Card: Radeon X1950 Pro x86/SSE2
    OpenGL Version: 2.0.6479 WinXP Release
    LLMozLib Version: [LLMediaImplLLMozLib] – 2.01.14535 (Mozilla GRE version
    Packets Lost: 2/16886 (0.0%)

  147. Eric says:

    Constant crashes with this viewer. I’m sure you Lindens tested it and crashed for you. Is there an acceptable crash limit? Only crashed 20 times for me lets make it a mandatory update lol geez guys come on. Make sure it works before you torture us with this crap.

  148. Argent Stonecutter says:

    You need to roll out a new RC with antialiasing fixed, or tell people that they can change the –channel option to revert to the previous RC. This one not only broke antialiasing but it also overrode my graphic card antialiasing settings.

    When you do it, don’t forget to add support for Quincunx and Supersampling modes.

  149. Vivienne says:

    “if anyone knows how to repair it…”

    Even LL obviously does not know that, so how can anyone else know?

    If you want a more stable viewer, try the pre-eye candy Nicholaz viewer (1.18 based). It still works, offers the pre-1.18 “old” but clearly superior UI, and gives a much better performance than everything LL delivered since 1.17

  150. Eric says:

    Oh and, they sure don’t have a problem with getting that monthly tier from your back account. Let’s see, it doesn’t work, they can not log in, they can’t TP, they can’t buy anything, they crash constantly, their businesses are failing, they lose no copy objects but hell they can buy more once we ever get this working. This is getting ridicules .

  151. Jackson Mills says:

    The color scheme is still as bad as it was in Dazzle. Fortunately one can mostly revert to the old one using the updates textures and skins.

  152. Vanessa Sakai says:

    As far as that age verifacation bug ( the one where if you tp it won’t let you in even if you are age verified) still has not been fixed. I can enter an age restricted property if I log on the sim where it is located, but if I tp it does’nt work.

  153. Jackson Mills says:

    For those who want to revert to the old color scheme (well almost all of it), go here:

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