Viewer Nightmare… #InWorldz

I cannot say that I am comfortable on any viewer at the moment, I keep skipping between IWV2 & IWV3 & the latest firestorm… none of them feel comfortable. I tried the latest Alchemy Viewer as I heard that was the one now being used for all future IW Viewers… erm WHY???? Its like stepping back in time! No built in AO, can’t back up, can’t find nothing, certainly can’t build on it… if that is the future path for all Inworldz Viewers, well I guess I have to stop using InWorldz viewers.

I have started saving back some of my gardening features as primomesh, because none of the V3’s seem able to rez some of the maps, they rez the default, which is pants! I am aware though that not every resident of IW can use a V3, I couldn’t until I got my new laptop, so I don’t want to turn everything Mesh, I will have to find a happy medium😉

I haven’t tried the texture thingy that everyone has been raving about, I did try to texture something yesterday using firestorm & i was like wtf! I couldn’t flip it, I could see no way of flipping, the flipping the texture :p So I logged in on a V2 & fixed it!

I don’t understand why all the shaders in all of the v2’s are now greyed out so that I cannot apply them, I know I used them on my old lappy

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Mesh Tree & Field, next to Sculpted version on a V3

IWv3 hmmmm #InWorldz

I am torn over this new InWorldz V3. Somethings I do like, but a lot of it I totally dislike, problem is, once used, its kinda hard to go back to a V2😦

I tried them all none of them came up to scratch..

I had been on IWV2 beta still on my old lappy, but … and I had not noticed this before… all the shaders etc in preferences are greyed out, you can’t apply them, so the world looks kind of dull compared to how it looks on the V3

On the V3 though, a lot of my sculpts are sort of broken… they do not rez at all. Even after applying the LOD 4, it seems to be the very old maps, you know before any alpha layer has been applied, when they were just colours… those seem to be the ones that the V3 just does not rez, so I am walking around my gardens & I see bare trees everywhere or my fields of grass are big balls, most annoying!

A really annoying thing too is that I still have OLD LM’s stuck on my favourites… I delete them they come back on a relog…. still have the very old clothes attached to my avie when I go into appearance too, which drives me nuts & has been doing so for the last 4 years.

I don’t like the chat window, I don’t like the inventory folders all being black or grey. I can’t find the AO so have had to go back to actually wearing one, I am sure there is a ctrl thing I have to do to get that AO up??

I suppose I will get used to this V3… overtime, but really do they have to change everything so drastically so that you have to go to re-learn school each time?

pffft

Rosa😉

New Laptop #InWorldz

So this morning, when I logged on to my laptop, everything froze. There had been an update while I slept, how I do not know because I had feature turned off… no updates unless I allow them. With a frozen screen all I could do was reboot… Nothing… reboot again…. nothing. This had happened before, when the laptop was about 11 mths old & then it had to go back to samsung to be repaired, free as it was still under warrenty. 3yrs later & it has happened again, but I wasn’t ready! I mean I knew I was going to have to replace it sometime soon, but not TODAY I was NOT ready for this TODAY. I had not backed up my HD, so EVERYTHING… all of my Mesh, my clothing designs, my new posters I spent hours creating last night for my new release… All GONE! I could have cried.

So now I have a new laptop, this time I went back with HP, got the pavilion with Nvidia Geforce. You can’t beat a HP, none of my other laptops ever let me down, or locked me out so i couldn’t save stuffs, they just wore out after quite a few years.

So now i have my shiney new laptop & was finally able to download the IWv3 Viewer

Graphics inworld are Superb!

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Fleure’s Enchanted Corner

Fleure’s Enchanted Corner 

I have visited a few times over the years, Fleure is a supporter of live Music & I always enjoy the artists performing. This evening it was Russell Eponym, wonderful ‘Music Whisperer’ Musician/Singer/Songwriter./Poet.

If you have never visited I highly Recommend that you do.

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Vendors… Multi or old style? #InWorldz

For years I used the 1 prim old style vendors for selling my wares, then about 2yrs ago I went to multi vendors really only for the gifting & discount options that you can offer to customers. I was out shopping a few days ago & had not really noticed this about myself before, but I really only purchase items from 1 prim, old style vendors myself. So it got me thinking (which is often a bad thing lol). I do not like to stand in front of a multi vendor flipping through to find something that I like, sometimes having to wait a while for the photo’s to rez in, so what makes me think that my customers do?

So for the past few days I have built a new store which I am now filling with old style 1 prim vendors, its hard work, I had forgotten that lol. But I am also having the multi vendors around for those who prefer them. It is going to take me a while before I can launch the new store, so my old one is still up & fully stocked with multi vendors filled to the prims with all of my creations😉

I like how I can display my items in one prim. I like how I can make the store more user friendly with 1 prim vendors. My multi vendors are great… but no matter how I lay them out, you still have to wait a bit for the next page to show the photo’s

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Current Store

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New layout

New Furniture Store #InWorldz

On my return I quickly rezzed out my old stores & filled them as fast as I could. Over the last dew days I have been thinking about changing things, the layout, the decor, even the buildings. In all of the years I have been in VW’s my main focus has always been fashion. I do create other things, like furniture & landscapes, I just don’t seem to Market those as much as I do my Fashion store. In the past I have always just placed furniture upstairs in my Main store, last year I copied my store & placed the furniture in its own place, but still not really focusing on it. Now I have purposely built a Furniture store, where I can place out all of my furniture & Furnishings on display. Lots of room for me to fill with lovely new creations I am working on😉

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The Freebie Ring #InWorldz

A few years ago, after the freebies were removed from IDI (welcome center), Wolf-Tek created the Freebie Ring. I have always used it dotted around my region & it has brought lots of residents in to it. However there are only a handful of Merchants/land owners actually using it. Considering that the main cry by most in IW is that there are no people about, or ‘no one ever comes to my region’ it really surprises me that there are not more using this vital FREE tool for bringing residents to your Region. It is so easy to set up & use, there is a website where Residents can look to see where the freebies are & what is on offer, or they can just use the inworld ring to jump from one to the other.

Rosa😉