Here are three new releases of the Cool SL Viewer, available now for Linux from http://sldev.free.fr/
Cool SL Viewer v184.108.40.206 release 58 (stable branch, legacy renderer)
Cool SL Viewer v220.127.116.11 release 8 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)
Cool SL Viewer v18.104.22.168 release 1 (experimental
viewer: BUGGY AND UNSTABLE !
New in these releases:
- RestrainedLife updated to v1.17a.
- Double-click to teleport feature implemented (enable it from the "Cool features" tab of the Preferences menu).
- Improved oblong sculpties support. These sculpties are special in the way their sculpt map texture is not a square texture. They used to crash v1.19 and older viewers (fixed in the Cool SL Viewer v22.214.171.124 release 58) and since they are used to replace multi-primitives objects with a single primitive sculpted object, they need to be drawn at a higher level of details (fixed in v1.22 and v1.23 Cool SL Viewers, but please note that such sculpties still cannot be displayed properly in v1.19).
Also, v1.23 is (more or less) capable of rendering shadows (note that it is not as evolved as the shadow branch SL viewer from the SVN render-pipeline: it is just preliminary shadow support). To enable shadow rendering, pull down the debug settings floater (available from the Admin menu) and proceed as follow:
- Make sure that the RenderDeferred setting is set to FALSE
- Set the RenderUseFBO setting to TRUE
- Come back to the RenderDeferred setting and this time set it to TRUE
These settings are persistent over sessions.
Please, note that this is a HIGHLY
experimental feature. Do expect:
- Incompatibility with all but Nvidia Geforce 8 and later graphic cards with the newest proprietary Nvidia drivers.
- A lot of graphic quirks.
- A large slow down in FPS.
- A lot of crashes...
Oh yes... one last thing: the v1.23 viewer requires a recent system in order to run. You need to have glibc v2.8 or later installed (this is because this viewer makes gcc v4.1 and v4.2 crash, and I had to use gcc v4.3 to compile it).