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|Author:||Henri Beauchamp [ 2009-06-02 18:23:31 ]|
|Post subject:||Windows installation HOWTO|
Here are the installation steps (in this example, for v188.8.131.52):
(*) For the techies among you, that warning is due to the fact that the installer program (InstallJammer) is an old one, that did not have the Windows Vista (and newer) compatibility keys built into its manifest. You can safely ignore and dismiss such bogus warnings (the installed program is fully compatible, even if the installer is "old" and doesn't advertize itself as newer-Windows-compatible: and yes, the installer itself is also actually fully compatible, even with Windows 10).
And no, you can't change the installer manifest with Visual Studio MT.exe, because InstallJammer is a TclKit program (a Tcl/Tk program with its own Tcl/Tk interpreter embedded), and MT does not know how to deal with such programs (it would totally break the installer by overwriting/corrupting the Tcl/Tk bundled app). Only a full re-compilation with an updated manifest file could solve the issue, but alas the current MinGW/CygWin bundles prove incapable of rebuilding that old (but totally gorgeous) InstallJammer installer... If anyone got an old MinGW (or CygWin) bundle available (2012-ish or older bundle), that might properly rebuild InstallJammer, please let me know...
|Author:||Henri Beauchamp [ 2009-08-01 21:40:53 ]|
|Post subject:||Where are the settings files and logs ?|
Where the Hell does the viewer store its settings files and logs (chat logs, IMs and groups logs, technical logs) under Windows ?
The chat and IM logs path can be found in the Preference floater, "IM & Logs" tab, "Logging options" section, next to the "Change Path" button. In this directory you will find as many sub-folders as you have got avatars (and for avatars on OpenSim grids, the folder is named following the avatar_name@grid_name convention), each containing the logs associated with them.
For the technical logs, see this wiki page.
The user settings are in a user_settings sub-directory, in the same directory as the technical logs folder.
|Author:||Henri Beauchamp [ 2011-11-12 18:41:24 ]|
|Post subject:||Windows uninstalling HOWTO|
Uninstalling can be done by simply executing the "uninstall.exe" program present in the Cool VL Viewer installation directory (the "Uninstall Cool VL Viewer v1.26.X" menu entry may also be used to launch the corresponding "uninstall.exe" program).
"uninstall.exe" removes all the files part of the Cool VL Viewer installation, the menu entry and the registry entries. It won't uninstall any supplementary files that you would have added to the viewer installation directory.
Please note that you do not need to uninstall a release (e.g. v184.108.40.206) before updating to a newer release (e.g. v220.127.116.11): simply install the new release in the same directory as the old one if you don't want to keep the old release, or choose another destination directory to install the new release if you wish to keep the old release at hand.
|Author:||Henri Beauchamp [ 2011-11-12 19:03:23 ]|
|Post subject:||Windows static UI sounds installation HOWTO|
The Cool VL Viewer is capable of using "static" UI sounds instead of UI sounds downloaded from the grid asset server. This has several advantages:
So, to take benefit from the static UI sounds feature of the viewer, you will have to install them yourself via the following procedure...
Proceed as follow:
Done ! From now on, the Cool VL Viewer will use the (now static) decoded sound files present in the user_settings/ui_sounds/ directory instead of fetching them from the asset server of the grid you are connected to.
|Author:||Henri Beauchamp [ 2016-07-16 22:23:29 ]|
|Post subject:||Streaming media support|
The Cool VL Viewer now makes use of the gstreamer v1.0 libraries and CODECs to play media streams, in place of the old, deprecated, bug riddled QuickTime for Windows.
In order to see media streams playing with the Cool VL Viewer, you will need to download and install the corresponding 64 bits gstreamer package (note: I have seen problems with the new gstreamer v1.12 under Windows: better using the v1.10 release for now, which is what the former link is pointing at).
Please make sure to perform a "Complete" installation, or use the "Custom" installation option and install all the playback related CODECs, the libav wrapper and everything play-back related (you can skip the encoding CODECs, the DVD support and the devel tools).
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