Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2013 HELP: Does your Second Life run slow, crash easily?

  • Does your Second Life run slow, 
  • crash easily?
Anything familiar here?
  • Moving is slow
  • Crash on sim crossing
  • Crash on Teleport
  • FPS low, too low for videos
Moving slow
Reduce draw distance and Graphics Quality
Me (top left), Preferences, Graphics tab
Check your bandwidth 
  • Google on bandwidth, pick a site near you
  • Make a few tests at times that matter to you
  • Complain to your service provider if you are not getting what you pay for
Avoid Wi-Fi
It tends to drop packets.
Multiple problems
Keep avatar draw weight down
How to manage avatar draw weight
See draw weight
  • Advanced menu 
  • performance tools
  • Show draw weight for avatars (click to change)
You may need these instructions to get the advanced menu
  • Me
  • Preferences
  • Advanced Tab
Weight will show above the head.  Colors evaluate level.
  • Green= good
  • Yellow=caution
  • Red= Potential trouble
How to reduce draw weight  
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  • Google search this blog, column on right
  • or put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
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