Black Dragon is MY Viewer, i decide which feature i want to add and which to remove, i share this Viewer to show the world that user base size is not important, i do rate quality by effort, thought and love put into the project, not some rough estimated numbers. I consider feature requests only if i you can name proper valid reasons i can agree on. It is my (unpaid) time i'm putting into this project, i'm not here to cater to every Joe's desires.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Release 1.34 (1115)

Sorry that i promised this Release for yesterday....i fell asleep
well and then i used the bit of extra time to quickly fix some things and record a video =D

User Interface:

Im working on a Secret Project , some might have seen some snapshots already so its probably not that secret anymore... anyway...if i manage to get it working it will be fun i think , it will also support people to try and experiment more

i also fixed the SSFUI dependance of the "enable left-click sit" feature ... sorry for those whose IM/Group headers didnt show up...

oh and someone suggested adding a RLVa main menu toggle so i added that one too to the RLVa main menu


The Minimap will now act a little bit different , previously "double click tp" on minimap always rendered "double click opens world map" unusable and overwrote it , now its vise versa , whenever you enable "double click opens world map" , "double click tp" will be overwritten and therefor the world map will open when you double click the minimap , with "double click opens world map" disabled it will behave like it was previously - will TP you at that spot


We all know them or did atlast see them once , those small thingies popping up when you hover your mouse over Objects (must be enabled) or Avatars which will show their name and a small (?) icon , which will when clicked , reveal a "mini profile" and some options and buttons , in which i now added the abbility to copy the Avatars SLURL and Name aswell as fixed the copy UUID, all 3 of them will work now! awesome

Crash Tests:

Well....i guess this explains itself...
for those it doesnt explain itself: i asked a few people for help in Second Beta Group , i asked them if they got some....crashing tools and could try them at me, i also asked some friends... and well no one managed to crash me nor log me out...


When i get my parcel on Hippo Hollow (Open Source Sandbox) i will put up this Bunker there which i will then fill with Terminals for Videos , Informations , Tutorials and maybe even test chambers for "advanced" graphic features xD ...Welcome to Test Chamber 5 Subject # XYZ....reminds me of Portal...


I fixed up some translations i totally borked and added a few more missing like the right click menu on toolbars


i added a nice zoom/glow warp effect to the teleportation , see it in action here


The usual Snapshot things :)

Sourceforge is down atm... may take some while



fixed IM/Chroup Notifications depending on enable left-click sit
fixed Other Devices button beeing out of the panel
fixed Fix button for chat not beeing clickable
fixed wrong name for Allow Display Names translation
fixed keyboard layout stranslations
fixed wrong naming and translation for Avatar keeps position option
fixed copy SLURL, UUID and Name in Inspectors for Avatars
tweaked IM/Group Notification headers to allow a bit longer names before cutting them
tweaked length of on/offline notifications to allow longer names without going into second line
tweaked Doubleclick open world map/teleport option order
tweaked login Appname label
added Glow/Zoom effect on TP
added RLVa toggle to RLVa Main menu
added second Inventory Window shortcut again
added requires restart label to keyboard layout
updated special thanks and contributions
translated right click toolbar menus
MAINT-813 FIXED crash when trying to access the region info after viewer disconnect.
STORM-1842 Don't save per-account settings if login not fully successfull


  1. You fell asleep? Oh the horrors! haha. Thank you for the update!

  2. NiranV was just what I was looking for. I've tried several so called photographer friendly viwers and never got such perfect shadows with a good performance.

    I only wish there was an easier way to switch the sky and lighting presets. Such as forward/backward buttons in the editing window, as an alternative for the drop down menu, or something like that. It would be easier for me to experiment the hundreds of presets that I have.

    Thanks and congratulations on your work!!!

    p.S.: i am very curious and interested in the kinect feature, but don't even know where to start...

    Nieleav Kowalski