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Release Notes for v3.8.6 (305942) - Second Life Viewer

Known Issues
Please see the Known Issues for important information and limitations.

Second Life Release Viewer version

Released on October 19, 2015.

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[ Windows | Macintosh | Linux]

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Release Notes


This viewer introduces two sets of improvements intended to make your Second Life graphics experience better:

Graphics Presets
You can now create different saved "presets" for your graphics preferences, and quickly switch between them using a new top bar pulldown. Create one with a short draw distance and support for lots of detail to use when going to a dance club, another with long views for exploring, and any others that you find yourself using frequently.
Avatar Rendering Complexity Controls
For many users, the most expensive part of rendering a Second Life scene is rendering the avatars around you. For some time, the viewer has had a measurement of how much each avatar around you is affecting your performance; this viewer introduces some control and feedback based on that measure. A new *Avatar Maximum Complexity* control lets you prevent expensive avatars from lagging you; any avatar over the limit is displayed as a solid color rather than rendering full detail. A default limit is set based on the rendering performance of your system. You'll also get a notice when your own rendering complexity changes, and an indication when you're over the limit of too many of the avatars around you.

See more about this on the Avatar Rendering Complexity page

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Resolved Issues

  • MAINT-4506 Polish translation update
  • MAINT-4677 Unexpected behaviour when blocking objects with a / in their name when using compact chat view
  • MAINT-5331 [viewer-render-weights] Advanced Graphics Preferences floater is too tall
  • MAINT-5378 Add avatar complexity information notices
  • MAINT-5537 Advanced Graphics Preferences sliders are incorrect if you click Cancel rather than OK
  • MAINT-5541 [QuickGraphics] 0 complexity avatar renders as jelly
  • MAINT-5542 [QuickGraphics] cannot select default option using quick change menu
  • MAINT-5557 [QuickGraphics] Estimates of how many users can show you are incorrect immediately after changing an outfit.
  • MAINT-5560 Avatars with negative attachment bytes or surface area shown as colored blobs
  • MAINT-5567 [QuickGraphics] A mesh attachment causes avatar to be jellybaby while Avatar complexity is set to No Limit
  • MAINT-5569 [QuickGraphics] everyone starts as a jelly teleporting into a crowd
  • MAINT-5570 [QuickGraphics] Visual complexity notifications are confusing.
  • MAINT-5600 [Project QuickGraphics] Chat log dropdown menu is always grayed out
  • MAINT-5607 [QuickGraphics] Avatar set to always render turns solid when Avatar Impostors are triggered
  • MAINT-5610 Misspelling
  • MAINT-5612 [Project QuickGraphics] Avatar Complexity reading remains stuck on zero after removing an alpha layer created in a certain way.
  • MAINT-5615 [Project QuickGraphics] Visual complexity notifications are usually wrong.
  • MAINT-5620 [QuickGraphics] clicking on Graphics Preset title triggers favorite
  • MAINT-5622 Blocking an avatar renders them alpha not gray
  • MAINT-5632 [QuickGraphics] Max. # of non-impostors should default to 3 when Graphics Quality is set to Low
  • MAINT-5637 Replace Quick-settings icon
  • MAINT-5663 Very short session can cause crash in mesh handlers
  • SL-217 Document Avatar Complexity
  • STORM-2082 Allow saving and loading of graphic settings and ability to control view of "blinged" avatars
  • STORM-2083 LLCalcParser calculates inverse trigonometric functions wrong
  • STORM-2085 Spelling error and duplicate entry in notifications.xml
  • STORM-2086 Convert old style llinfos and llwarns to new format
  • STORM-2088 Minimap no longer remembers zoom setting between sessions
  • STORM-2094 Save button not activated if spelling corrected in Notecard and no other changes made
  • STORM-2097 Polish translation update
  • STORM-2098 Crashfix; enable_object_edit() crashes when called without being logged in
  • STORM-2099 Minor formatting issue with logged out message
  • STORM-2120 Graphics Quick Preferences should be account specific

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Known Issues

  • BUG-10447 Unable to see group members belonging to any group role in the Roles tab until you switch to the Members tab and back to Roles tab.