I edited the original title from Nicholaz' Viewers for Virtual Worlds
Nicholaz, mid-may released some amazing Second Life viewers (you know, you click the SL hand on your desktop? well this dude's got a different hand that loads different stuff).
I thought I would post this here because I was suprised to find out that so many SLers don't know there are alternate viewers for SL..... better ones!
The reason I bring this up here, is in relation to performers in SL.
Anyone streaming live knows the issue of:
SL + stream + not a great computer + not enough bandwidth = crappy show
So I recommend checking out their versions of SL viewers. They are lighter, and will take up less resources. Plus, Nicholaz provides options to remove things you don't want there stealing your bandwidth... such as voice, or water, or the sky.... who need nature crap loading when you're tryin to rock the party?
Nicholaz' Viewers for Virtual Worlds
If you've always thought you've had such a bad SL experience, try these out.
Especially if you have an old computer, try the "old school" version.
Eye Candy: current official viewer 22.214.171.124 (good if your have 1.19 installed already and if your computer can handle atmospheric bliss).
Bleeding Edge: 126.96.36.199 (good if your machine can't handle the fancy sky rendering or has problems with 1.19., it still gives you voice and the search all tab.)
Old School: 188.8.131.52 (before voice and chatterbox, rock solid workhorse, good for performance challenged machines and luddites :-)).
Snow Blind: 1.20.RC6 (bright skin, just experimental, expect problems, use at your own discretion)