The following summary notes were taken from the Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 Simulator User Group (SUG) meeting. It forms a summary of the items discussed and is not intended to be a full transcript. A video of the entire meeting is embedded at the end of the article for those wishing to review the meeting in full – my thanks to Pantera for recording it.
Apparently, there was an “issue” with the week #18 deployments which has lead to changes being deployed this week. .
- In short, the list of avatar appearance details for a given agent that could be returned by llGetVisualPrameters (which went grid-wide with the deployment of server release 571166 to the Main SLS channel in Week #18) gave rise to a host of “Shape Stealing HUDs” that allowed people to obtain the full set of avatar body shape details for any shape (including those sold as “No Mod” by shape creators.
- As a result, both the SLS Main deployment on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 and the RC deployments of Wednesday, will see the list of returned values significantly reduced to:
|33 – height||503 – platform_height||756 – neck_length|
|38 – torso_length||616 – shoe_height||814 – waist_height|
|80 – male||692 – leg_length||842 – hip_length|
|198 – heel_height||693 – arm_length||11001 – hover|
Available Official Viewers
There have been no official viewer updates at the start of the week, leaving the current crop as:
- Release viewer: version version 126.96.36.1991282, – formerly the MFA RC viewer, dated April 26, promoted Wednesday, May 4th.
- Release channel cohorts:
- Performance Improvements RC viewer version 188.8.131.521507, May 5.
- Makgeolli Maintenance RC viewer (Maintenance M) viewer, version 184.108.40.2060983, April 26.
- Project viewers:
- Performance Floater project viewer, version 220.127.116.119531, March 18.
- Mesh Optimizer project viewer, version 18.104.22.1686858, dated January 5, issued after January 10.
- Legacy Profiles viewer, version 22.214.171.1240519, dated October 26, 2020.
- Copy / Paste viewer, version 126.96.36.1993365, dated December 9, 2019.
- There was a general discussion on multi-region events, in part focused on a) the incorrect assumption that adjoining regions are running on the same simhost (this has never been guaranteed, pre- or post-AWS uplift) b) visibility issues for those in the “audience” region of a multi-region event (i.e. being unable to see everything in the “performance” area that sits in another region); and c) the new Event regions (see: LL launches Event region product + some thoughts).
- On the subject of Event regions, Mazidox Linden has provided information on how LL evaluated the region performance on the forum thread about the product.
- There was further discussion on the requested scripted object capabilities for EEP See the week #18 summary), which will be “coming Soon™” – at some point.