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.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Black Dragon Viewer - Update 2.4.3 "Layered layers"

Layering layered layers.

Yes, yes, the "What is good" post is also coming sometime soon, it's not all bad.

I'll keep it short.

Now it's here. Windows 10 support, the new tools chain update, project layer which allows wearing up to combined 60 clothing pieces in any slot. Great! More laziness for people. Expect a whole lots of new exciting bugs, bugs in bugs, bugs while bugging bugged bugs and no fixes. Hurraaay! As always, tell me if you find some other than the obviously still broken RLVa.



Changed: Rear View Camera Preset slightly, better handling.
Changed: Side View Camera Preset slightly, less looking down all the time.
Changed: Slight Screen Space Reflection tweaks, less big grainy.
Changed: FmodEx package link and updated it.
Fixed: Compile.
Fixed: Avatar appearing as cloud endlessly.
Fixed: Set Key button in Input Devices doesn't work.
Fixed: Reset to Middle Mouse button in Input Devices doesn't work.
Merged: Project Layers.
Merged: Linden Release.
Merged: Tools Chain.
STORM-2113 - uri parsing cleanup and fixes
MAINT-3585 FIXED (Crashes when attempting to upload image.)
MAINT-3591 FIXED Remove "Start Second LIfe now?" dialogue in the installer
MAINT-4718 FIXED Context menu Open button is always disabled for no-copy textures in task inventory
MAINT-4790 WIP Previously selected login location is correctly shown now. Font on the Log In button was changed back. Text offset was set for Locations combobox.
MAINT-4853 FIXED Pressing the ENTER key when entering a location into the Type a location field, doesn't log you in
MAINT-4995 fix stored favorites for login bar (close input files before opening them for writing)
MAINT-5019 FIXED Undesired http:// added to domains sent in chat
MAINT-5023 URIparser crash in LLUrlEntryBase::urlToLabelWithGreyQuery
MAINT-5083 WIP - batch up wear/add/take off/detach requests in inventory panel the same way we do now in appearance tab
MAINT-5090 Remove disabling HTTP Inventory from Viewer
MAINT-5097 FIXED crash in LLFloaterPay::onGive
BUG-2707 Disable SEHOP for installed binary via 'Image File Exection Options' during installation.
BUG-8786 - Turn off fast math opts enforcing IEEE 754 floating point compliance
OPEN-282 Use pthreads for TLS on mac
OPEN-287 convert glh-linear to a common package
SL-103 WIP - viewer enforces wearable limits based on total articles of clothing rather than per-type limit.


  1. "Expect a whole lots of new exciting bugs, bugs in bugs, bugs while bugging bugged bugs and no fixes."

    Are you suggesting the lab needs to stop developing the viewer? omg the sky is falling & stuff!

    The fact is that SL is a jumble pile of updates, patches and even changes affecting the core, something any programmer will want to avoid once the designing stage is over. But this is what SL became, a 13 year old piece of software that had to be updated in a weekly basis in order to keep it alive and interesting. At this point any little change is not trivial and can break stuff, i think you know that too good.

    Another different matter is the lab priorities. I don't really think more layers are needed.

    1. I am suggesting that you shouldn't be surprised that the Viewer might be broken everywhere after a big merge like this. Of course you should tell me about any bugs you see coming up (especially new ones).

  2. @anonymous

    more tattoo layers than 5 are necessary

    1) hair base
    2) foundation
    3) eyeshadow
    4) eyeliner
    5) lipstick
    6) blush
    7) nose enhancer
    8) chest enhance/dehance
    9) freckles
    10) beauty spot

    and then actual tattoos

    1. Sounds like a massive money sink and a waste of inventory....eh....space? I'm sorry for you "poor" humans, literally, they are robbing you and the worst is you look often look worse afterwards.

      Also: Facelights. Facelights.

  3. Black Dragon 3! Oh, well.
    Hmm. So, hm. Eh.

  4. Sorry maybe I am too blind or stupid, but in the chat window and also in the Notecard editors the CTRL-X command for Cut does not work, only CTRL-C for copy.
    Is that a bug or intended?
    Would also be very nice if the editing line would extend itself downwards when typing long sentences like in Firestorm, so you can all the words you have already typed.

    Apart from that, superior graphics. Wonderful viewer, thank you.

    1. Was fixed in previous update. Still fixed in this one. Update your Viewer.