So loads of people have blogged about reducing your lag @ events and such but what about when you are visiting a busy sim where it's not the norm to wear a full body alpha and derender everyone else.
A Social setting where you want to See and be seen.
Well I came across this problem myself and decided to share what I did to be able to survive.
( Not freeze / crash .)
All of these are based on the Firestorm Viewer as it is my personal favorite.
Let's cut Lag!
Start in Quick Preferences @ the bottom right of your tool bar.
• DRAW DISTANCE -
If in a busy sim and just standing around set your DRAW DISTANCE as low as possible.
32 is decent.
If you are say in a sky box, your computer will try to draw items objects etc outside the box, thus slowing you down.
• PARTICLES -
Next ,make sure PARTICLES are set to 0.
DO you really want to see floaty blinky attachments on others?
time something moves on your screen. ( Particles constantly move) Your
computer needs to re draw them. Causing lag for you..
• MAX AVATARS -
would drop this one as low as you can stand. Basically what it does it
lose crispness and definition on avatars around you, they pixelate. less
for your PC to render this way..
• NAME TAGS -
can turn these off, one or 40 less things for you to see moving around
the screen. You need to see who's around? Hover your mouse over them,
• MAX BANDWIDTH -
Drop this to 500.
your connection can handle 1000 and you set it to 1000 then you won't
have much remaining for sending your movement to server or receiving it
from it because it would be using it to download peoples avatars. This
will lessen walking lag etc.
•To find your preferences do this / Control P. A menu will appear on your screen•
• THE GRAPHICS TAB -
You want to see Advanced settings here so if you do not see it right away,
check the little box in this tab.
•.QUALITY AND SPEED PERFORMANCE -
This is a slider bar.Set it to the LOWEST you can stand & the better your lag will be.
Warning though - You lose image quality the lower you set it.
• HARDWARE SETTINGS TAB•
This is the next tab over in Graphics.
• Un tick ANISOTROPIC FILTERING
• Un tick ENABLE OPENGL VERTEX BUFFER OBJECTS. ( This may or my not help, Worth a shot)
• ADVANCED TAB•
If you can not see the advanced menu at the top of your screen do this -
CONTROL ALT D.
To keep the menu in place click the double lines at the top.
• RENDERING TYPES•
There is an arrow to expand this, Hit the double lines at the top of this new menu to keep it in place while you work.
• UN TICK -
If you are somewhere and water is around.
( I find this the WORST source of lag for myself)
But if you need to see it, just go back into RENDERING TYPES and tick it back.
• RENDERING FEATURES•
Un tick -
Hopefully this helps some.
Unfortunately most of it you will need to do as you log in at home. I just make it part of my Log in routine.
Have any I missed? Please shoot me a comment and I will pop it into the list, crediting you as my source ♥
Thanks for reading,