Name Textures are back

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thanks to some wonderful help from the amazingly patient Latif Khalifa, I was able to get the texture bot working again. If you are a new player and you haven't seen your name appear on the score boards, it should appear if you play another game.

I want to hold off on HTML-on-a-prim, because I think most people can't see it, and it seems overkill for what I need, which is just HTTP textures. Linden Lab says those should come soon, but then again, they've been saying that for literally years.

Name textures are down

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Linden Lab has done something in their latest server release, and it's broken the bot I use to upload name textures. This means that new players will not see their names on game scoreboards.

I don't know how long this is going to take to fix, or even if I can fix it.

One alternative would be to use the new HTML-on-a-prim capability. I had been holding off on that, since it requires Viewer 2 in order to see. Anyone not running Viewer 2 would see a static texture, not their name.

Do people care about this one way or the other?