Tuesday, 24 March 2015

UKanDo 3.7.26 Released

Release Notes

OK so here we go again! The latest and greatest from both Linden Lab and Marine Kelley, which brings us back up-to-date with both Viewers!

I have disabled the RLV start-up restriction feature by default. This feature causes the viewer to have a black screen for like ever when you first login with RLV enabled. I did this in the hope of stopping all the IM’s I was getting about it!
If this feature is important to you, you can re-enable it via the “RLVStartUpRestriction” Debug setting or the RLV tab under General in Prefernces!

Included in this release are a couple of fixes, one from Nicky Perian for RLVs "Replace Outfit" and one from Drake Arconis to fix the "nolink>" bug I kept getting IMs about! Also included is a requested feature for Ansariel Hiller's adding a confirmation when unlinking objects!

Once again I’d like to send out a Big Thank you to these Devs for their work, as well as to Marine Kelley for all her updates to RLV!

Also added is the Avatar Hover Height slider from the Lab, going by what I sorta read, even though you will clearly see this adjustment, if the viewer your M8s are using does not include the new code from LL, they will not see it! Just a little something to bear in mind!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta Drivers

Quote from AMD Site!
"Resolved Issues:
[413076] Second Life : Rigged mesh objects are not rendered correctly when hardware skinning is enabled in the in game settings"

If you are one of those who have used the workaround in my last Post!

As/When/If you update your AMD Driver to this Beta, or its release version when it comes out, you must remove the relevant .DLLs files from the UKanDo Viewer installation folder, or the viewer will revert to using them, rather than the driver’s newer .DLLs.

These .DLLs being:

atig6txx.dll - atigktxx.dll - atio6axx.dll and atioglxx.dll

You can delete these manually!

Or -

An easy way to do this is, go to your Start menu, then All Programs, then the UKanDo Viewer folder.
Use the “Uninstall UKanDo Viewer” from the folder. After the uninstaller has run it will tell you it has found some files left in the UKanDo Folder and ask if you wish these to be removed? Click “Yes”.

Then reinstall UKanDo Viewer once you have updated to AMD Catalyst 15.3 Drivers.

Friday, 6 March 2015

AMD Catalyst Driver Issues

If like me you’re running a couple of AMD ATI Graphics cards, and finally got around to updating the drivers, you may well find that any rigged mesh you’re wearing no longer shows, and you have a problem with shadows!

After searching the inter-web thingy for a while, I found an answer on Inara Pey's Living in a Modem World Blog!

You can read all about it in Inara’s Post Here! Which includes a workaround for Windows by Yoho Waco! (Tested and works great on Windows 7 x64)
With the download file from Apollo Scribe (fixes Shadows too!), which I have Added Here!

Basically, you need to DOWNLOAD the file.
Close your viewer.
Unzip it to "C:\Program Files (x86)\UKanDoViewer"
Restart your viewer!

A REALLY big THANK YOU goes out to:
Inara Pey, for the post!
Yoho Waco, for the workaround!
Apollo Scribe, for the files!