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"Invalid force in llApplyRotationalImpulse" PDF Print E-mail
Written by April Heaney   
Sunday, 12 August 2012 15:54

The latest update to the main grid servers has caused a bit of an issue with a long-used function, namely llApplyRotationalImpulse. This is a function I use for such things as shell casings on eject to give them a little bit of random spin. The error has no effect on the function of products, it just produces these annoying error messages. LL should be fixing this in a server update. Should they choose to sit on it, I'll be updating everything that uses it (which is a lot of stuff) in the near future. Many thanks for your future patience. :)

If you'd like to view the JIRA on it, and hey, throw in your votes for LL to fix it pronto, the JIRA issue is here: SCR-372

 
Drones and Fire Danger Rating PDF Print E-mail
Written by April Heaney   
Sunday, 22 July 2012 21:41

What are these "Fire Danger Rating" signs?

The drones which occupy Fulda Gap have been given an all-new system that governs their aggressiveness against attacking players.  The signs indicate the current "alert state" of the drones, on a scale conveniently copied from the Australian forest fire danger scale.  (Which has 'Catastrophic' - how could we resist?)

This level will go up each time a drone is destroyed by a player. Without additional drones being destroyed, this level will gradually come back down. Thus, rapidly dispatching drones will cause the level to rise to increasingly higher levels.

At the lowest level, the drones are like curious kittens. They may follow you around, and there's a small chance they might take a pot-shot at you.  At the highest level, it's been described as something like London during the Blitz. If you start hearing the air-raid sirens going off, the drones have or are well on their way to taking off the kid gloves and delivering a sound thrashing to any players they find.

We're hoping the system helps address the issues newer, more inexperienced players have had when fighting drones, and will still provide a challenge to the more experienced members among you. (See, we really were listening!)

Have fun with the new drones, and your feedback is of course welcome. :)

Pro Tip!

If you're using a Viewer 2 or 3 based viewer, the default sound settings cause sounds to carry a few meters at most, then be unable to be heard. This is not handy for drone fighting. If not already showing, press Control-Alt-Shift-D and make the Advanced Menu appear. From that menu, select "Show Debug Settings." In the box, enter or locate "AudioLevelRolloff" and try setting it between 0.040 and 0.200 for better hearing.

 
New Release: M1151 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle PDF Print E-mail
Written by April Heaney   
Sunday, 15 July 2012 17:41

It's time we got serious about the morning commute. Here's a brochure to entertain you while you're stuck in traffic.

 
New Release: AH-1Z Viper PDF Print E-mail
Written by April Heaney   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:43

Don't you love that "new helicopter" smell? Smells like this brochure.

 
New Release: BTR-90 Amphibious Armoured Personnel Carrier PDF Print E-mail
Written by April Heaney   
Friday, 13 April 2012 20:17

You don't think we'd forget your shiny brochure, did you?

 
New Release: Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank PDF Print E-mail
Written by April Heaney   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 20:28

This one's brochure is actually glossy.

 
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