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Old 01-10-2009, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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While chatting last night before she left, I groused to Mereille that I tried to zoom in for a close-up and her hair popped off. She suggested I might benefit from the Cool Viewer, with a pre-Windlight edition.

I am currently using the production LL viewer - 1.21.6 - the one they did quickly after everybody screamed when they took the "tools" drop-down off the menu.

I've looked at the Cool Viewer site, and am not sure which version I should go for - 1.19.0.5 R43 or1.21.6.0 R11. I think the 1.19, but guidance would be appreciated.

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Old 01-10-2009, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure if you wrote the same question on my blog earlier or someone else.

There are 3 versions, 1.19, 1.21 and 1.22. Basically they all look the same and do the same. Under the hood the differences are:
1.19: Non windlight renderer. Rock stable viewer with most glitches fixed, all latest improvements backported. This will be your best bet when you do a lot of building and are not so keen on fancy graphics. Fastest on older hardware.
1.21: Windlight renderer based on the current official LL viewer. Has some problems as the official viewer like slow loading textures, but is also a very stable platform that crashes barely. If you have recent hardware you may choose this
1.22: Windlight renderer based on the latest RC 1.22.5, with almost all the issues of the RC. Bit more stable. It supposedly loads graphics a bit faster than 1.21, but people have different experiences. Try that if you want to have the latest development but expect crashes.

There is nothing preventing you from installing all 3 in parallel in different directories. I would actually recommend this to compare and find out what suits you most.

Latest versions are 1.19.0.5 R44, 1.21.6.0 R12 and 1.22.5.0 R1 (for Linux/Windows/Mac).

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Old 01-10-2009, 10:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Boy. No, I hadn't posted on your blog.
I'll try some things out.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool Viewer quite simply rocks. Running it on Windows 7 beta without a hitch.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Latest versions out by today with RestrainedLife 1.16.1:
1.19.0.5 Release 52 (legacy non-windlight renderer)
1.22.11.0 Release 2 (new official windlight renderer)

(1.21.6.0 Release 18, discontinued)

Linux: Cool Second Life viewer
Windows: Boy Lane :: Cool Viewer for Virtual Worlds - by Boy Lane
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The OpenGL/ATi fixes from the 3x test versions finally made it into a new 1.22.11.0 R4, together with some other patches. The viewer was benchmarked again against CV R3 and the official viewer and is on average 25% and 33% faster respectively (dynamically measured with Nvidia, but ATI user should see even higher performance gains).

Current CV versions out now:
1.22.11.0 R4 http://my.opera.com/boylane/blog/coo...r-1-22-11-0-r4
1.19.0.5 R54 http://my.opera.com/boylane/blog/solid

and Shadow Viewer 1.23 (Windows and Linux) - By Boy Lane
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I love ya Boy! Thanks for making this available This viewer is the sheeeit!


Cool Viewer 1.22.11.0 R4 Setup on Kizzume.com mirror
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/me blushes

Don't forget to add llkdu.dll from an official viewer and if you use voice all (!) the other files mentioned in README_IMPORTANT!!!.txt (missing dll's cause a severe slowdown but you can skip the voice part completely without impact).
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here is a small tutorial on how to setup a Communicate floater with CV, in case you really want that

http://my.opera.com/boylane/blog/not...wer-but-almost
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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1.22 has been epic. I found CV when LL was pushing the dismal failure of 1.21 on us and I was getting 3FPS to crash at the time. LL's 1.22 improved things massively and CV1.22 puts the polish on it that makes it as near perfect as can be. I have it installed on 4 systems, including my 5 year old Dell at work, and it runs great on all! (^_^)

As for hair-pop... I think most of the disappearing attachment bugs were solved in 1.22 as well. At least, I haven't been seeing them anymore. Anyone else can confirm? (o.o)

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Old 04-19-2009, 02:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Updated to R6, this one comes finally with fully working SLURL's . Have fun!
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Brand new CV 1.22.11.0 R7 with new RLV 1.16.2 is up on my blog
Cool Viewer 1.22.11.0 R7 - By Boy Lane

You can simply install it over an existing R4 + if you update.

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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An SSE only executable is up now too for all of you with a bit older hardware (AthlonXP, Pentium III). Just replace the .exe.

http://files.myopera.com/boylane/fil...E_exe_only.zip
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I tried 1.18 and it didn't work so well on my laptop... rather laggy and crashy. I'm going to give this version a shot.
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All new download links, no more hassle with filesize limits and the splitted archives. Should have moved the stuff much earlier:

CV 1.22.11.0 R7: http://coolviewer.googlecode.com/fil...0_R7_Setup.exe
CV 1.19.0.5 R57: http://coolviewer.googlecode.com/fil...e_xml_only.exe
RV 1.22.11.0 R1: http://coolviewer.googlecode.com/fil...0_R1_Setup.exe
Shadow Viewer: http://coolviewer.googlecode.com/fil...6519_Setup.exe
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Cool Viewers 1.22 / 1.19 with RLV 1.17

Marine was busy again, and came out with a new release of her RestrainedLife 1.17. Henri was busy too. Thanks a lot you two ! Very slightly delayed here are the brand new corresponding Cool Viewers for Windows incorporating the new RLV and as always too much of the real good stuff that is almost impossible to count .

...read on here...
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I've just updated the old CV 1.20.17.0 to R4. It will continue working after the official 1.20 funeral on 21 May . For all who can't do without...

It's called Zombie Viewer now. Bloodlines anyone? hahahah

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CV has been updated to 1.19.0.5 R59 and 1.22.11.0 R9 with: fixed RestrainedLife 1.17b, new Hide IM in chat console feature in communication preferences, Avatar UUID in user profiles, Texture aspect ratio in preview, Stuck group proposals archive and Local ruler alignment patches, New automatic installer for non-redistributable components as in RV (if you have a viewer installed already).

Detailed release notes: http://coolviewer.googlecode.com/files/releasenotes.txt

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Somehow I copied and paste and suddenly all was black here, so I set it to white and now you can't read it . Ok. let me try something else
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Somehow I copied and paste and suddenly all was black here, so I set it to white and now you can't read it . Ok. let me try something else
The forum is a bit odd sometimes. It's probably best to paste into notepad first, then cut and paste from notepad into here to remove any prior formatting.

Instead of editing 5 or 6 times to remove formatting from cut-n-pastes like I do
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