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, October 9, 2019

Black Dragon 64x - Update 3.6.5 "Baking Dragon"

Aaand another round of fixes.

More reported stuff has been fixed although i wish more stuff would have been reported and possibly faster. I'm trying to strike a balance between waiting to get some bug fixes accumulated and fast response releases, i don't want to go through the chore of making a whole new update just for one or two tiny little things, not only does it look empty but its also just wasting time.

Busy response is now disabled until you log in (prior to login it doesn't make any sense since it is an account setting), the head look issue with certain quad avatars has been fixed (again), worn items should now finally be copyable (wasn't properly merged), the toolbar buttons should now longer lay on top of the chiclet notifications and while i was on it i finally fixed a long standing issue with IMs and notifications being partly overlapped by the chiclet windows/menus and several experimental graphics changes have been undone as they haven't shown any noticeable effect sadly.

New in this update however is a new naming scheme for log files, they will no longer be saved as BlackDragon.log and then renamed to BlackDragon.old on the next run (while deleting the old .old file) but instead logs will now be named BlackDragon_[date].log. I realize this can quickly start to consume some harddrive if i fuck up and have some stupid error/warning/debug spam appear a million times in the log file but this should really mostly just affect me as i tend to remove these before i push updates but just in case (and for the cases i ask for it) i added a button to open the log folder directly from within the Viewer, this should make it easier for you to delete old logs if you want and give me the log files i so desperately crave for when you are having certain issues... hooray!

As always keep 'em coming!

By Clover Jinx

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Black Dragon 64x - Update 3.6.4 "Baking Dragon"


This update fixes all the reported issues with 3.6.3 (hopefully).

Biggest issue with 3.6.3 was most likely the spooky headspins most people were experiencing thanks to the newly introduced experimental headtracking. I expected issues, i expected some people to see a broken head, what i didn't expect was literally everyone breaking a feature i have been working on the entire month and testing up and down in less than 5 seconds. What has been working exceptionally well for me didn't work at all for everyone else it seems. That should give you an idea how worthless testing really is... i can test all i want, users will always break it in the most spectacular ways possible... in record time.

Sadly this means (as i was kinda expecting) that the headtracking has to go again... a whole month wasted on basically nothing, welp. But hey, we had a good laugh now didn't we? It was halloween and i added a fitting spooky headspin. SPOOKY.

Then there's the new toolbar layouts, they should have reset automatically to default due to loading errors and validation fails but apparently a "misformed" toolbars settings file is not properly seen as such and infact the entire thing didn't even seem to work at all skipping the basically the entire toolbar setup so i had to fix that as well and while i did i also randomly found out why the topbar was throwing warnings all these years... an inverted if check... all these goddamn years and it was a simple missing exclamation mark... this drove me mad for years.... guess it's fixed after all. PEACE after all.

Now then, the broken facebook button which could still be found in the toolbox is now gone too since facebook connect has been removed entirely by LL...

I suppose that's it for this update. Just a quick fix for the booboos. Nothing special to see here!

Aside from fixing i've also put some more work into the Discord server and added a FAQ section and recently also a welcome area that explains a few things, the FAQ was added to help people with frequently asked questions such as the infameous avatar turning and jellydolling.

As always, report any issues you see but make sure you're on the latest version before you do!

By Loverdag