Sunday, 26 August 2012

Firestorm Update

It's release time again!

With this release we bring you Pathfinding documentation, tools and scripting functions in Firestorm, as well as an RLVa 1.4.7 update, more crash fixes, stability and performance improvements and a bunch of new features too!

New in
- Skin improvements to Starlight, Vintage, Metaharper, FS High Contrast and Ansastorm.
- New windlight sky settings, including Ambient Dark, Grey and White and a new Tron Legacy series.
- Added pathfinding LSL functions from Linden Lab.
- Ability to disable group chat on a per-group basis!
- Snapshot uploads to Flickr (thanks to Katharine Berry and Exodus Viewer for that work).
- Temp uploads from snapshot floater.
- Cool new SLurl command line feature!
- New toolbar buttons for ground sit, sound explorer, asset blacklist.
- Our own less intrusive "Rebake terrain" button next to no build/no script/no push icons in menu/nav bar.
- Improved AO handling with other animating inworld objects.
- Ability to join our support group from Help menu.
- lots more!

OpenSim specific
- LSL Bridge disabled on OpenSim.
- Grid manager help link and docu on login page.
- Group creation cost corrected.
- Mapto command now working in OSgrid.
- Upload cost amounts corrected.

For complete release notes, including new features, fixes, improvements, changes and known issues please see our change log here:

Please note: As usual we highly recommend performing a clean install.

We may be a little while before our next release since it's going to require considerable work, like merging to LL's latest code, Havok, setting up our separate builds for SL/OpenSim, and most importantly... stabilizing all that new stuff.

Enjoy the update!

The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc.


  1. dvidsWindows 7 not downloading for me keeps asking me to try again.
    PS the 2 things to type below for anti robot only a robot could read them, find a better way please.

  2. hey jessica... i thought per to license has to be separate no pathfinding in code if its used for opensim also?

  3. Possible this version is cool...
    But I dont see the neighbour sims, I cant simcrossing, I always leave SL if I teleporting, etc etc etc...
    (ubuntu 12.04)
    Previous version is perfect!

  4. and the download button it located?

  5. I started using Linux Mint full time, and I have to say that Firestorm works perfectly on it. All those reasons that made me stick to Phoenix and Singularity on Windows, such as stability and lag, aren't a problem on Linux. That plus now I have upgraded my CPU and Ram by double lately. For once I can run this viewer and see the full advantages of such.

  6. i'll download OSgrid version asap, it is the only one i'm interested to use!
    Tks Firestorm team to keep making it possible, we sure need a good viewer for Open sims and even personally i don't use it on SL, i far more appreciate and recommend its use in Open sims grids!

  7. And it works flawless, V3 interface allows a minimal clustered interface, Ao works as expected, flirk upload, same!
    Some questions:
    Rlv is disabled by default and still needs to shut down the viewer to enable it? (Yes OSG has full functional RLV support).
    No tone mapping, is to be expected on v5?

  8. the toolbar destination guide doesn't work at all anymore and the regular search destination guide can't seem to find anything in the adult content filter....

  9. Not the OSG 1 im sure, that worked as good as any can expect!
    For the sake of All, report the grid you are connecting 2!!!
    There are more then 200 known grids besides Second Life, Firestorm allows almost all of them (Are Inlworldz and 3spotOn the exceptions???)

  10. As usual, the latest firestorm bridge doesn't work on a Mac. I'm sooo done trying. Spent HOURS trying to do a "clean install." Going to a quiet sim, waiting for everything to "fetch." And before we start with the comments, I'm running a 1.5 year old iMac, 27 Inch, with a 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB, running at 1333 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon HD 6970M, 1024 MB, a terrabyte of memory and the LATEST OS X 10.8.1 Mountain Lion. Yes my drivers are ALWAYS current. Oh and my internet connection? 11.38 mbps download speed and 1.41 mbps upload.

    1. Doesn’t run on your Mac, if you say so. I’m not exactly fond of generalization. Runs fine here (Mac Pro early 2008).


      Firestorm 4.2.2 (29837) Aug 27 2012 19:25:26 (Firestorm-Release)

      CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5462 @ 2.80GHz (2800 MHz)
      Memory: 14336 MB
      OS Version: Mac OS X 10.8.1 Darwin 12.1.0 Darwin Kernel Version 12.1.0: Tue Aug 14 13:29:55 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.9.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
      Graphics Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
      Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5870 OpenGL Engine

      OpenGL Version: 2.1 ATI-1.0.25

      RestrainedLove API: (disabled)
      libcurl Version: libcurl/7.21.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8q zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.7.1
      J2C Decoder Version: KDU
      Audio Driver Version: FMOD version 3.750000
      Qt Webkit Version: 4.7.1 (version number hard-coded)
      Voice Server Version: Not Connected
      Settings mode: Firestorm
      Viewer Skin: starlight (nostalgia_blue)
      Font Used: Mobi Sans (96)
      Draw distance: 96
      Bandwidth: 1500
      LOD factor: 6
      Built with GCC version 40201
      Packets Lost: 3/47260 (0.0%)

  11. well, all I can say it is crashing and freezing something awful.. it even shuts down my IMac. I am not impressed..In fact, I am very disappointed

  12. well, all I can say it is crashing and freezing something awful.. it even shuts down my IMac. I am not impressed..In fact, I am very disappointed.

  13. and what is with Phoenix viewer ?
    no support anymore or new features ?
    if not then it sucks ....big time

    the firestorm is maybe good for ppls which do not create but for creators it sucks !

  14. Is there any plans for future release or a current way change the contacts to allow show profile pictures instead the old pheonix green person icon as the picture icon was a nice touch to the contacts i thought

  15. I could connect Firestorm to flickr and now I can't connect, so I did what your wiki suggested, disconnect from the app Kitty Viewer, and now I can't connect to Kitty Viewer. So I installed exodus, and hoped that would solve the problem but I still cannot connect to flickr via Firestorm or Exodus. can any one help please.

  16. I can not log in on firestorm at all on ANY of my avatars it loads up then when the game screen shows its 'you have been logged out bla bla bla' has happened to me before iv deleted and re installed. Nothing. At the moment im using dolphin viewer, and nirans viewer, but to me these do not compare to firestorm, i don't know if im the only one getting this problem but its really annoying and needs to be delt with

    1. The same thing is happening to me I dont know what the issue is.