Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Virtual World Technologist: SecondLife : The New FireStorm Viewer Makes It's Debut

By Avatar JayR Cela  

Well it happened the other day, I figured something was up when I noticed that Jessica Lyon was on-line extensivel...

to read more of JayR's thinking about the new Firestorm viewer:

The Virtual World Technologist: SecondLife : The New FireStorm Viewer Makes It's D...:

Note from Eddi: I read the release notes and there continue to be problems with advanced ATI cards which require Catalyst drivers and Firestorm.  The problem (and I cannot get good graphics even after these fixes) appears to be with OpenGL objects- Catalyst does not work well this. The same problems happen when I use the official Second Life viewer and Open GL Objects. 

If you have problems as an ATI user try Exodus.  This works well for me. 

Do yourself a favor and buy a rig with an NVDIA card the next time you upgrade. ATI and Second Life simply do not get along well enough to cohabitate. 


  1. When I first went on SL I had problems. Dell recommended a NVDIA card which I got and installed. With this article I decided to check into setting for the card. Will have to check it our and maybe I will be able to get a lot out of my firestorm upgrade. Thanks for this article. You seem to always lead me in the right direction. I am very cautious about changing settings until I know I can get back to where I started. I will work on it.

  2. Look like a lot of setting for the card. I will work on that until I think I have it the way I want it. then I will work on Firestorm settings. Time permitting that is. Very busy at this time.


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