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?


For En Garde, I assume this applies to both the World/Local ranking board and the scoreboard over the piste?

Personally, I think seeing their names is more important for the new players than for the more experienced ones. Based on this, I would appreciate if there was a solution.

Btw - HTML-on-a-prim works in the Emerald Beta too.

I hope you are able to find a fix, Rifkin.

~ Aries Oh ~

Aries Oh said...
July 30, 2010 at 7:30 AM  

Having the name on the board above the piste is useful, and more so for newer players - to see themselves and their score - if at all possible. At the rare times it hasn't worked for one reason or another in the past, it's created a small bit of confusion with newer players.

As Aries asked, will this also mess up the local/world ranking boards we scatter around?

-= Kas Kwietz =-

Kas Kwietz said...
July 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

Yes, this affects the name display above the piste, as well as on the leader boards.

An, by the way. this is not just En Garde. All my games use the same system to display names with a nice font. Can't Stop, Frootcake, Take it Easy, and Danger Zone -- none of them are currently showing names for new players.

Kas, do you think moving to a HTML system would be disruptive? It means that people using the old viewer would not see their names.

Rifkin Habsburg said...
July 30, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

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