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, August 29, 2022

Black Dragon 64x - Update 4.1.2 "Speeding Dragon"

This update was brought to you buy self-destructing Windows.

No seriously if someone tells you Windows 10 is indestructible, laugh at them. All it takes is... idk a kernel level anti cheat like ...mh Easy Anti Cheat?

Yea so that happened. VRChat pulled an oofers woofers and added Easy Anti Cheat with false lies to cut down on hacking, griefing, ripping/copybotting, crashing and so on. In the process they managed to implement the worst anti cheat into a SOCIAL PLATFORM in the worst possible way. Blueescreens, far as my eyes could see, bluescreens here, bluescreens there, bluescreens everywhere, Easy Anti Cheat doesn't like you not having that very latest security update that installs even more spyware from Microdumb onto your PC so what does it do? Bluescreens! Because its a fucking kernel-level anti cheat. That shit has more power than YOU as administrator. Oh yea those bluescreens? They corrupted my windows so hard it started a wonderful chain of fuckups, first windows didn't install the next update not correctly, so it would undo it but would fuck up doing so, leaving a half broken update, this in turn started cascading into other stuff, breaking all kinds of things, Unity wouldn't start up anymore for instance, Second Life complained about the inability to fill in username EVERY TIME and quite some other stupid stuff until Windows finally exploded and refused to start up, it corrupted so hard, not even safe mode worked anymore. I had to set up Windows from scratch... lovely... so i spent a good week assessing the damage, recollecting everything, reinstalling and setting the build environment back up... and i'm still not done... i just managed to fumble everything together enough to get you the much needed update to get some pressing issues out of the way. What... a... mess.... here i made this to express how i feel.


As mentioned above 4.1.2 brings some much needed fixes for some pressing issues, namely the inability to use scripted triggers in mouselook. Note however since this function is now a keybind you will have to bind it manually OR reset your keybindings, it will NOT work without. Don't report this issue if you haven't done so.

On the upside, you can now bind left click and right click, just not both at the same time, this might actually require a lot of extra work, i will look into that later down the line.

Speaking of binding stuff... the flycam configuration window has been revamped and you will find that binding buttons and axis is now easier than ever with the visual aid of some fancy dropdowns and icons! No more guessing what numbers mean!

Staying with flycam i revamped deadzones too, fixing them and making them work as you'd expect them. Instead of whatever fucky wucky bullshit they did before (scaling down the strength) they will now set a threshold below which all input is ignored, any input above the threshold is then rescaled to fit between the threshold and the maximum value so the "rest" of the available input allows for the entire input range. I also took the time to change the default deadzones and scales to accomodate for this change. For first time users this should vastly reduce the cases where your plugged in controller will make you turn endlessly. For the few cases the deadzones are not high enough, you can now simply turn them up a bit if your controller has extreme stickdrift. These changes also bring destructive changes to space navigators (please do not use them, they are trash and were just a stupid PR stunt), i'd be surprised if they worked at all still. (Seriously, get a controller, Xbox360/XboxOne they really aren't expensive, 30$ and they are super good, they come in handy for games too).

Other than that there's some misc bugfixes here and there.

As always, keep reporting bugs and another big thank you to all Patrons new and old!

By Emelie Laks

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