Jun 22, 2010

# 291

Hello everyone. I'm sorry for the absence, but SL is really odd to me... I can't rezz prims properly, my skins look blur, places and stores take forever to rezz and other bad things.. I've tried everything to fix it but cleaning my HUGE 108k inventory. So now that's what I'm doing. I need a few days to do it so I can see if I'll be able to blog again. I don't blog to show ugly pictures and that's how they look now. :(
Hope to be back soon!


Sera said...

you should blog inventory cleaning tips instead! i know i need all i can get! LOL

Chic Aeon said...

I am a regular inventory cleaner and I am all for it, but before you tackle all that, maybe making an alternate account as a test might be a plan.

Or if you have a RL friend that is in SL you could invite them over and let them log in using your viewer and see if their account has the same issues? Just wondering if it is really an inventory thing since I haven't heard that is an issue. Mine is only 23K so I am not a test. Good luck whatever you do.

Gabi_Fitzgerald said...

Sera, who knows? If I really finish the task this time lol
Chic, tyvm for the tip, I'll do that right now. I have an alt with very small inventory.. :)

Gabi_Fitzgerald said...

Sooo seems like you're right Chic.. My alt is almost as slow as the "official" one. :((
I already contacted the support line of my isp and they said nothing changed there.. and indeed, other online applications, web sites and everything else is fine as usual.
I don't know what else could be wrong.
All I know is that going to SL like this is really frustrating... :(
But really, thank you very much for your help :)

Anonymous said...

Hiya Gabi!

I'm new to following your blog and I find it extremely helpful in locating the really great good deals - you do an amazing job and a great service to us cyber-fashionistas in training. ;)

From your description of the issue, it sounds like you may need to update your video card drivers and do a fresh install of SL. Recently, SL put out some updates that really maxed the reliance on OpenGL, and now even my Radeon is officially unsupported. To check your drivers and update if necessary, check out the URL below:


(Scroll down to update your video card driver)

Also, if you have a wireless router, ask your ISP to help you update your firmware. This can cause TONS of issues with high-bandwith games like SL. A good way to test if the router is causing the problem is to plug directly into the modem and test your gameplay there - if it seems any better, that's a good sign that you could use a firmware update.

If none of these things work, then I would recommend completely uninstalling SL and reinstalling from scratch. Clear your cache and cookies, delete everything in C:\Program Files\Second Life 2.0, and run the uninstaller to take care of the registry keys. Reboot. Install directly from SecondLife.com and change your preferences to the lowest settings prior to logging in. If you're still having issues (or if you want any help with any of this mumbo jumbo), then drop me a line in world (the name is Crymson Marder) and I'll help out where I can. :)

*hugs* ...it will get better, it will first get messy, but then it will get better. :)

Gabi_Fitzgerald said...

Hi Crymson!
Wow, that is very helpful! Thank you very much!
So n. 1 is covered, I just updated my video card using the link u provided, but I need to go to RL work now lol
Tonight I'll see if that works (I hope it does) and if not I'll do the other steps.
Thanks again! I'll keep you informed lol