Disclaimer

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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Black Dragon 64x - Update 3.0.8 "Dark Dragon"

"This is no ordinary darkness, this is ADVANCED darkness."


Phew finally.

Still a bugfix update, possibly 1-2 more coming before going back to working on the sidebar again.


Be sure to click the "Gear" icon and hit HD for that sweet sweet quality.


So this update comes with a bunch of debug changes, MU pose chat is now disabled by default, artificial delays after teleport for the sake of precaching are disabled now too and quite a host of debugs have been removed as they serve no purpose anymore.

The Joystick floater has been slightly updated.

Some optimizations in the camera animation code have been done particularly regarding the cinematic camera, mouse smoothing and third person steering mode, they should no longer do slow debug setting calls hopefully improving and stabilizing performance a tiny teeny bitsy more while moving the camera around, you probably wont even notice unless you have nice 60 fps like i do.

The toggle for projector shadows can now be toggled regardless of mod permissions and invert pitch in Mouselook option has been slightly relabeled for better wording.

A bunch of reported bugs have been fixed including, the "Refresh" button in windlight editors not working (in addition they now refresh when reopening them), a crash that occurred when you clicked "Change Selected" without having something selected, the Avatar Mute Settings don't refresh when you change them in preferences and....ohwait that was it.

On request i also added a pitch invert option for third person mouse controls and i added a few first steps to hopefully enable camera rolling with keyboard/mouse controls soon without needing the flycam.


I still got quite a few things planned, Intel GPU warnings, better custom sidebar, camera roll, camera recorder window, possibly some improvements to the complexity window (like actually showing names of other people's attachments), camera offset for mouselook and more optimizations of my own code and stuff in the UI. We'll see.




5 comments:

  1. You are doing some great work Niran. I am getting some great FPS results too. Am I the only one who finds the new log in video extremely depressing? (Dead Dragon) Luckily the viewer is loading so fast now I don't hardly have to see it.

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    1. It's supposed to be sad and depressing.

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  2. Hi there! I love your work! it's amazing :D but i have a problem with the interface size, it's so big! I can't make it smaller... could you help me please? i send you a pic (i can't also see all the settings because of the so big size of the interface) https://gyazo.com/dd380a7d53c24098b8db24fef3544b93
    I look forward to hearing your response!!

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    1. Ouch, that's the new Windows 10 supported UI scaling going absolutely bonkers. Have you tried going into Preferences - Display and setting the UI size to Medium if it isn't already?

      If it's already on Medium you might want to try right clicking the application and disabling the DPI scaling in the compatibility options. Not sure if there is another option to disable more Windows 10 related scaling but if there is nothing to disable this i'll have a look into offering an option to disable the Windows 10 assisted scaling if possible.

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    2. You are right!! Solved :D yaaaay thank you ^^ I went to: Dragon➞ My useful features➞ shortcuts➞ Set UI size to default, and it works!! Thanks for your quick answer♥

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