Friday, August 7, 2020

Team Firestorm Announces EEP Firestorm Viewer Available In Beta

In April, Linden Lab announced that the Environmental Enhancement Project, or "EEP," was part of the official viewer. But for the most widely used viewer, Firestorm, the skies in sims making use of the feature just looked odd. So that would limit the use of EEP. Team Firestorm has been working on the issue. And while they're not ready to make EEP part of their finished viewers yet, a few days ago they announced they had a beta viewer available that makes use of the feature.

As many of you know, Linden Lab’s Environmental Enhancement Project has been in the works for a long time and reached the grid in 2019. While the official SL viewer has had EEP for a few months, Firestorm has been working to eliminate bugs in our own implementation and streamline/improve the interface. While we don’t feel that EEP is ready for full release—in fact, it has not passed our QA yet—Linden Lab wants all SL users to have access to it, and many of you have been clamoring to use it.

Before you ask, this is NOT a required update. It is a beta viewer and will not count against Firestorm’s 3-available-versions rule. You do NOT have to uninstall your current Firestorm, and in fact we suggest that you keep it. The beta viewer will install alongside your existing Firestorm on a separate channel (on Windows).

Since it's a beta viewer, and not a finished one, there are still bugs in the system, "As an entirely new environmental system, EEP still has bugs to be worked out. You may see strange lighting glitches. Some have experienced reduced FPS." On the other hand, there are some fixes for bugs in the existing finished viewer.

For more information, and to download the EEP beta viewer, Click Here.

Bixyl Shuftan

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