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.

Sunday, June 23, 2013



Recently i've had an increased number of spam comments from someone naming himself NiranV, which is obviously my name and a try to troll me, therefor i enabled moderation for comments but at the same time i also enabled everyone to write, you wont need an OpenID or Google account anymore, everyone can now comment, that should hopefully help and encourage you to comment more because thats what the comment section is for, those comments must be allowed to be seen however (by me ofcourse)... that should prevent this stupid trolling from happening.


I will most likely release updates a bit faster now that some basic stuff is done, the next update will contain mainly UI work and will probably add Pie Menus and those quick Windlight buttons again.


This is a warning to everyone especially those writing stupid comments or starting stupid Group-Chats/IMs with me or my group. I clearly said that this is a beta and a new Viewer but some people dont seem to understand what that means. It means that this Viewer is NOT Nirans Viewer anymore even tho it will contain everything Nirans Viewer did, it is a new Viewer, based uppon Linden Labs Official Viewer (again) and is therefor an (as you call it) empty Viewer, with RLVa ofcourse. Things like "OMG DIS IS SO BAD, I WILL NVR USE DIS SHIET CUZ ITS BAD" will help no one, especially not me. All you manage to do with this is make me angry and sad about wasted time and effort. Not sure what YOU think how a Viewer is made but it definetly doesnt pop up out of nowhere!

Yea i could have just forked Firestorm or Singularity or Catznip or whatever else Viewer to have a fully fledged, complete Viewer with all kinds of stuff but those Viewers are not what i want, i dont want to make a Firestorm², why should i? Why should i include all these Firestorm features? Why having 2 Firestorms? Isnt one burning your ass hot enough? Why GENERALLY doing a fork of another Viewer and only changing a few little things? I dont see a reason here to do so.

So back to the topic, what i want is a custom Viewer that is designed for my needs and ofcourse yours partly, if i wouldnt design it for public use i probably wouldnt even do anything on it anymore because it has everything i want already, everything it has right now is fine enough for me to survive SL for the next few years. Some of you think they have some sort of special previleges to tell me what i have to do and what this Viewer should look like. I tell you something.


Super-resolution birdy. Just. for. u.

That also counts for people who dont read my blog and/or dont understand what it means when i say:


Want an example of this?

Tomb RaiderWednesday, May 22, 2013
alright I just download and test it out and I am pissed off that I can't find my sky wind lighting setting nor the animations speed tools and second I wont be able to do my sun lighting animation work unless im on Niran's Viewer or if LL make the damn Layouts a Bit Smaller or something (Like Niran's Viewer is set)I will not be using Black Dragon Viewer Ever Never Ever until this is fix or I am Leaveing Second Life For Good Fuck that LL I fucking hate you so much grrrrrrrr Fuck CHUI kiss my ass

What. is. so. hard. to. understand. that. this. is. ONLY. a. modded. CHUI. release. totally. unfinished. and. not. the. final. Viewer. WTF.

No seriously. If i ever see comments like this again, i swear to god, you can kiss my fuzzy ass then.

For all those nice little buddies who continuesly try to help and enhance stuff here and there, those who contribute to the development by reporting bugs, giving constructive critism. THANK YOU. Im sorry for those, because THOSE will be people who will lose their favorite Viewer prematurely because of stupid people.

I hope i made everything crystal clear.



  1. Hi Niran

    I am making use of the new beta viewer, and so far apart from the things that are not there I've not had any problems.

    I do hope that you continue, even if it's not quickly with your viewer and please try not to let the idiots and others that don't get it get you down, 90% of the people here love your work :).

    I have a couple of things that I would like to let you know about, but it could be simply you haven't done it yet, rather than anything else, so please let me know.

    1) I am unable to drag and drop to share stuff with others. Currently it is right click --> share --> select person.

    I am pretty sure this is because you've not worked your magic yet.

    2) Tone Mapping for me does make things very dull, but can I ask, is your brilliant graphics settings stuff coming back under preferences in the future?

    3) I am pretty sure I don't understand the CHUI very well, although I like the box of conversations, lighting up and stuff like that (I get that also it might not be a finished thing). I was wondering if we will be able to have all IM's in one box again or is that gone forever.

    Please keep up the good work, my FPS is also looking healthy, and with shadows etc it's actually gone up.

    I look forward to seeing your progress and along with others I am sure support you and your work, and thank you for giving us your viewer.

    To those of you who don't get it, or want to bitch, whine and generally be ungrateful idiots over something you get for free, reverse the situation, think on how you would feel if you put a lot of hard work into something and someone like you comes along and throws it in your face. If you are unable to reason this, then maybe reconsider posting anything.

    Thank you again Niran :D

    1. 1) With the current auto-hide system you cannot drag n drop stuff from your inventory to the IM Window as it will instantly hide on focus loss, have to look up how the previous Seperated IM system handled this. The only way to share stuff right is either dragging it onto people inworld or disabling EnableAutohidingIM temporarly in debugs to prevent the IM Window from hiding. I wouldnt suggest to keep this option disabled as there is no other way of putting IM Windows away without closing them and ending the IM session.

      2) Its supposed to be used with Color Correction set to Linear. Tab down to it, you cannot click it because the panel isnt fixed. Yes. It wouldnt be my Viewer if it wouldnt feature lots of Graphical options.

      3) I wont bring back Tabbed IM, i generally wont do much on the current CHUI anymore. I will wait for Catznip to release their CHUI version and take that one instead, everything i do with CHUI is useless and wasted time.

    2. In short (because i've answered several times in several posts and my replies always vanished for some reason):
      1) Temp fix: temporarly disable EnableAutohidingIM , or drag it onto them inworld
      2) Use Tone Mapping only in combination with Color Correction set to Linear. You need to tab to it due to a panel bug, you cannot click it directly.
      3) No. All work now will be wasted work, it will be replaced completely in the future.

    3. I..ugh... Test? why do my replies to your posts always get deleted?...i dont...even...

    4. Wow. Suddenly my own posts come up in the spam folder... just because i include the word CHUI or Tone Mapping? or Color Correction?

    5. Just one short note: At the beginning I didn't understand how the general chat can be opened. Now that I understood that it is done by pressing enter first, I love the new feature that it auto-hides as soon as I have said something.

    6. Thank you Niran

      Totally get it, and gotta love spam filters.

      Downloading the latest one now and will get back to you if anything comes up.

      Very helpful answers and I am glad that the masses of graphics options will make a return.

  2. At the end of the day this is your viewer; your passion. Everyone else is just along for the ride and if they don't like it then they don't have to use it.

    Sure, I'd love to see the tabbed conversations windows again; or the intensive graphical menu, but this is for you to do with as you see fit.

    Plus, you aren't even done yet! It's an ever-evolving process and you'll never please everyone. To quote Halestorm:

    "If they give you hell,
    Tell 'em to fuck themselves!"


  3. So sad.

    SL is just a bad copy of RL.... the digital version of same idiots.

  4. Hi Nirans, you won't be able to change people's behavior. It's sad but that's the way some jerks are. I know that people who are investing so much time and effort and who are asking only for one thing in return - gratitude - get hurt by such trolls. There is only two things that you can do: 1) ignore the idiots and appreciate all the people that love what you are doing. 2) stop sharing your work with the world. I very much hope that you'll go for option one.

    Good luck and I am very much looking forward to all the magic you'll be doing in the future!

  5. Alo ich muss sagen Daumen hoch zu deinem neuen Project. Bin echt begeistert von dem Design mal was anderes wie das schlichte grau, blau, braun.
    Bin echt gespannt drauf was Du dir noch alles einfallen lässt und wenn der Viewer noch die Nirans Features bekommt und die Hammer Perfomance.

    Mach weiter so und lass nicht abbringen von deinen Ideen

  6. Hi just say it works fine I just do not see my avatar and also my hud

    1. The Viewer uses the Auto Mute function for everything that has a bigger attachment surface than 200m². That might be one problem, not sure on the HUD thingy.

    2. With Nirans Viewer i am no have problem is just with Black Dragon viewer i am have the problem i am no see my avatar and my hud

  7. My friends and I make big art shows using attachments (very big sometimes) we are the "Wearers"! :-)

    Is there a way to disable Auto Mute in debug?

    P.S. Thanks for the tip about tabbing to color correction - I thought you just hadn't implemented anything there.

    1. Yes. RenderAutoMuteSurfaceAreaLimit. Set it to 0 for unlimited. Be carefull tho, this was set after somebody entirely freezed my Windows 6 times in a row, it has a reason i did that.

  8. Ha..OS requirements a brain...anyways...so I'm defiantly not ruining that high yet I am running dual core and 3gb (ddr2 my computer is old as fuck I don't even have usb2) ram my graphics card is geforce gt 640 with 2gb ddr3. I get around 15-20 fps on the highest setting on nirans and around 20-25 on black dragon...what kind of improvements will I get when I upgrade to higher then what your requirements are?

  9. I'm just along for the ride, and I hope it lasts forever. I support all your viewers, Niran. New AND old! I will just die if you stop making viewers public. No other viewer has the graphical advancements that yours offer, not that I know of...or care to know of!

    1. I suggest you not to die, knowing someone died because of me is not the best thing someone can wish for.