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.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Black Dragon 64x - Update 3.4.4 "Audible Dragon"

So as announced last week, another update.

This one came with a bit more than i wanted. I just wanted to replace FModEx with FModStudio, for those who don't know what it is, it is essentially SL's used sound engine. I had to replace it and get an official license because apparently taking Patreon donations (or any donations, even inworld) voids the FMod license and i need to get one for my Viewer. I'm happy to say that this is now the case, Black Dragon now has an official FModStudio license. Wooo.... so nothing changes. Old audio engine out, new one in, same bugs plus more.

The other announced change was the inclusion of a crash fix but when i pulled it i pulled the entire batch of other changes too and thought "fuck it" and update the Viewer to the latest LL code... with a few changes here and there all seemed to have gone well. Wooo....

As side-effect you'll now find a new .exe in the Viewer labeled "SLVersionChecker.exe" this new and totally (not) improved ViewerManager replaces the old one that didn't work, i had to include it because otherwise the Viewer wouldn't start and crash on startup, i could have just disabled it but i thought this would be a good time to leave it in and soon force an autoupdate to this or the next version in order to see whether it actually works with TPV's now or not. Worst case you won't be able to log in, get a cryptic message that doesn't tell you to update the Viewer and you'll have to play the guessing game what it means and eventually update the Viewer or end up asking me. In that case i'll disable and remove it again. Nothing lost.

I've also included a few texture fixes across a few windows that i missed. No interesting changes from my side other than these mentioned above.

LL's changes brings us a few fixes here and there, nothing worth mentioning and the new Bugsplat service which i don't use.

As always, the release is highly untested, i just made sure it starts and runs and does things as always you'll have to find the evil hidden booboos. Good luck on that, you didn't even notice the dropdown textures in tools were missing :<

by Spiritus

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