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, March 29, 2015

Black Dragon Viewer - Update 2.4.2

Update 2.4.2 Confirmed!

There are a bunch of changes coming with this update, a quick rundown is needed!

Multi-line Chat

Long ago when i started Black Dragon this was one of the very first things i removed in CHUI, it is horribly annoying and uses up half of my entire chat history because i tend to use small windows. Now i've re-added Multi-line Chat as option, you can find it in Preferences - Chat. I'm sorry i forgot about this so often.

Volumetric Light falloff

As promised i worked on making the falloff kick in smoothly instead of just suddenly appearing with no way to turn it down to minimal levels. Light Falloff will now go down to 0.1 in both the Machinima Sidebar and Preferences.

Hover Height

Yup. It's in there. You can now right-click your AV or attachment and select "Hover Height", a new floater with a slider will appear allowing you to permanently set your hover height, regardless of your shape and action, that means it also works while sitting on objects and stays over sessions. It's serverside and only people with this feature will see the changes.


There's quite a huge list of changes and fixes, including, depth of field and glow no longer turning off when clicking HUD's (yay), texture memory sliders working again, camera angle working again, a fix for the picture in picture issue some of you experienced, the sidebar button not working, a fix for "nolink>" and all other of my added commands that were malfunctioning as well as a huge bunch of LL changes.

I also installed the English version of WinRar 5, the installer should be English now.

You might also want to listen to the new Drax Files Radio episode, Drax interviewed me, you might find it interesting to hear my annoying voice.



Added: Ability to toggle single-line mode in local and IM.
Added: Multi Line Chat option to preferences.
Changed: Make environment changes persistant across logins by default.
Changed: Depth of Field Resolution to 1.0 by default.
Changed: Raised Light Brightness max value to 30 up from 15.
Changed: Adjusted Hover Height floater.
Changed: Make light falloff step in smooth instead of suddenly appearing.
Changed: Allow Light Brightness slider to go down to 0.1 and up to 60 now that the falloff is smooth.
Changed: Lowered max value for Light Resolution slider down to 128, everything higher doesn't make any noticable visual difference.
Fixed: Compile.
Fixed: Machinima Sidebar button not working.
Fixed: Depth of Field Resolution below 1.0 causes a frame in frame.
Fixed: Camera Angle not working in preferences and machinima sidebar.
Fixed: Snapshot floater appearing on successive snapshots.
Fixed: Do not disable Depth of Field (and glow with it) when clicking HUDs.
Fixed: Crash when opening Report Abuse.
Fixed: Texture Memory sliders not working anymore unless Custom Memory is disabled.
Fixed: Chat going into multi-line mode even in single-line mode when copying text into the chatbar.
Removed: Camera is underwater condition for depth of field. It is supported by default since Materials.
Removed: Don't try to calculate the world view without UI because we use the entire window for world rendering anyway.
Merge with Linden Tiger
Merge with Linden Release
MAINT-202 FIXED Can't open scripts in copied objects individually on the viewer2
MAINT-729 FIXED Hide popup menu (which belongs to old chiclet) when new chiclet arrives.
MAINT-1333 FIXED Disable "for sale" controls for attached prim
MAINT-1654 FIXED object context menu redraws and repositions some time after being opened.
MAINT-1662 FIXED Disable menu items for attached objects.
MAINT-1774 FIXED Don't open preview texture floater if user clicks "Cancel" button.
MAINT-1789 FIXED Object inspector doesn't show any information about object if user uses Select Only My Objects option
MAINT-1861 FIXED Texture doesn't appear in Inventory after using 'Copy to inventory' button
MAINT-1863 FIXED 'Delete' button is always disabled for Notecard that was opened from object's content
MAINT-1871 FIXED Don't allow moving avatar while changing camera position.
MAINT-1884 FIXED "Shortcut Key" text label is overlapped by drop-down lists in Preview floater when user opened more then one gesture
MAINT-1998 FIXED 'Open' menu item is absent in pop-up menu for notecard marked for sale from object's content
MAINT-2131 FIXED "Copy" menu item is enabled for folders in "My inventory" panel inside "Places>My Landmarks" tab
MAINT-2336 FIXED Avatar continues to move in edit mode
MAINT-2477 FIXED Environment settings won't persist across logins by default, but it may be changed by using EnvironmentPersistAcrossLogin setting
MAINT-2590 FIXED Linked HUDs attached directly from inworld are invisible
MAINT-2742 FIXED Duplicate Display Names appear once in share picker
MAINT-2759 FIXED Touch is greyed out when right clicking on child prims in a touchable linkset if the script uses a reset on rez
MAINT-3067 FIXED Show context menu when right clicking avatar name in the list. Bumps, Pushes and Hits moved to Help from Develop menu
MAINT-3202 FIXED Cancel of selected colour in "Colour picker" floater does not return colour icon to previous condition
MAINT-3205 FIXED Normal map thumbnail icon lacks "Multiple" text when last-selected face lacks a normal map
MAINT-3208 FIXED Confusing button state when working with multiple textures and the default texture is the last selected.
MAINT-3240 Don't show avatar if it's in mute list
MAINT-3418 FIXED Button truncation in some non-English Estate floaters
MAINT-3457 FIXED List of notecard content is shifted while resize of notecard window
MAINT-3483 FIXED Cursor is not in input field, after double click on resident in Nearby chat
MAINT-3488 FIXED Pose balls are sometimes invisible after standing up until zooming camera closer
MAINT-3494 FIXED Generate Normals checkbox does not control generation of normals.
MAINT-3529 FIXED Certain pathcuts made to a cube cause some faces to not react to sunlight or local lights
MAINT-3560 FIXED Unused setting MaxFPS was deleted
MAINT-3585 FIXED Viewer Crashes when attempting to upload image.
MAINT-3648 FIXED Allow opening URLs when any text is selected.
MAINT-3800 FIXED Remove the draw distance reference in the viewer when alt-camming on terrain.
MAINT-4092 FIXED Prim faces with opaque diffuse maps, with material set to ALPHA_MODE_BLEND, do not render
MAINT-4096 FIXED Object's new land impact is not shown in build tool until new face or prim in linkset is selected, after adding or removing only material to/from child prim
MAINT-4169 FIXED Suppress initial display of the path portion of URLs from other users and scripts
MAINT-4301 FIXED failed script upload makes the wait cursor stick
MAINT-4435 FIXED fix in llvolume.cpp
MAINT-4342 FIXED Height text-box value decreases after it was set to a specific value
MAINT-4499 FIXED Forgotten password button is not aligned with Password input field
MAINT-4554 FIXED Show group name and open group profile for group-owned objects.
MAINT-4555 FIXED Floater opens in the bottom right corner overlapping Conversations floater
MAINT-4567 FIXED is not parsed correctly in viewer-lion
MAINT-4576 FIXED Damage Icon always displays regardless of land setting.
MAINT-4581 FIXED Flickr slurl links break on some regions with spaces in the region name
MAINT-4582 FIXED Certain URLs which end contain secondlife.com or lindenlab.com incorrectly open the Place Profile floater
MAINT-4597 FIXED Show emoted name according to name settings in preferences.
MAINT-4602 FIXED URLs are not highlighted as URLs in chat view when preceding an internal URL
MAINT-4614 - fix viewer warning about bad membership list update
MAINT-4617 FIXED Viewer chews on "Inventory->Open and Select" until inventory received or recent items selected
MAINT-4619 FIXED Using Align Planar Faces on flexible prims causes viewer to crash
MAINT-4621 FIXED start new session with the caller (if it doesn't exist) and only then show autoreject message
MAINT-4645 FIXED [viewer-lion] The build tool shows normal or specular map as 'none' when one exists
MAINT-4657 FIXED Objects can appear to have wrong 'for sale' type when viewed in inventory
MAINT-4660 FIXED making Photos
MAINT-4662 FIXED Packet Loss always shows zero in the statistics floater
MAINT-4682 FIXED Viewer won't clear AGENT_ALWAYS_RUN while sitting
MAINT-4683 FIXED Display SLURLs with incorrect coordinates as regular URLs.
MAINT-4690 FIXED forced send_agent_update(TRUE) in idle() results in large amounts of useless UDP traffic
MAINT-4691 Restored price labels in Object profile panel
MAINT-4699 FIXED notifications list is out of order
MAINT-4700 FIXED Viewer cursor defaults to 'grab' mode when clicking on child prim of linkset that was recently physical and sat-upon
MAINT-4704 FIXED Don't show warning message for "region" item, when fixed sky is used.
MAINT-4708 better grouping of ack messages between viewer and server
MAINT-4710 FIXED The 'Copy to inventory' button should be disabled in Texture preview floater when permissions forbid it
MAINT-4718 FIXED Enable Open menu item even if texture is no-copy.
MAINT-4726 FIXED Strange camera roll when using freeze frame in snapshot floater
MAINT-4735 FIXED Need to press Ctrl+W twice to close floater
MAINT-4739 FIXED Restore cursor when WorldMap floater loses focus.
MAINT-4740 FIXED Context menus left on screen when closing floater with Ctrl+W
MAINT-4755 FIXED Asset on Screen Causes Sudden FPS Drop
MAINT-4766 FIXED Reset camera to default after disabling Automatic position for: Appearance option.
MAINT-4769 FIXED Teleport history timestamp text is truncated for AM times.
MAINT-4773 FIXED Some transparent textures are rendered as white.
MAINT-4777 FIXED Confusing 'Save changes?' dialog when hitting the Delete button in notecard edit floater
MAINT-4799 FIXED Show complete avatar names in confirmation dialog.
MAINT-4804 FIXED Viewer gets stuck in mode sending email with snapshot if that fails
MAINT-4833 Fixed Warning treated as error
MAINT-4943 FIXED Crash on location
MAINT-4967 FIX - log spam removed
MAINT-4971 FIXED [MAINT-RC] Own avatar is often totally invisible at login with no way to fix apart from a relog. Other avatars are also often invisible.
MAINT-4973 FIXED  Clicking on the green part of links (as opposed to the grey) opens the wrong link in all places apart from in a conversation window or chat toast.
MAINT-4974 FIXED Complete name should be used in LLAvatarActions::buildResidentsString only when building name string for share confirmation dialogs
MAINT-4975 FIXED Sender's name is hidden out of view for inventory offer popups and payment popups
MAINT-5023 URIparser crash in LLUrlEntryBase::urlToLabelWithGreyQuery
MAINT-5024 crash in LLInspectToast
SL-92 - Can edit hover height via slider


  1. Excellent work as always, but here's just a heads-up: the current version of Avast detects this as malware (Win32: Evo-gen). I have sent them a report about it.

  2. The update is 2.4.2. There are three digits in 2.4.2.
    And there are three words in the name of this viewer, Black Dragon Viewer.

    HL3 confirmed.

    1. :O Shit. Someone found out. ABANDON THE PROJECT, ABANDON THE PROJECT!