Mystery Second Life problem …



August 15th, 2008

Here's a mysterious issue that I came across the other day affecting Second Life.

Check out the appalling frame rate when using the standard Second Life viewer (version 1.20.15):

Second Life viewer

Averaging just under 10 frames per second. This was running with graphics detail set to medium. I also tried the latest release candidate ... no better.

Then, just for fun, I downloaded a viewer called OnRez (version 1.18.5.3.1). Installed it and here's what I got:

OnRez

Not only am I seeing 40+ frames per second, the graphics detail is set higher.

Beats me why there's such a difference, especially considering that OnRez is based on the code for the standard viewer.

Hmmmm ....

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