Is the project dead?

Is Polarity dead? The site looks like it hasn’t changed in years, and the last blog post is from 2016.

Nah, we’re not dead. Rumors of our shutdown are greatly exaggerated. In fact, we’ve recently brought on a new team member to assist with artwork and design. None of us are really good at writing status updates, so please direct your attention here in the meantime to monitor project activity. Beta and Canary channels (downloads on the Viewer Downloads page) both receive regular automatic updates, and we are still working on the project. Hang tight!

…Linux?

We’re working on that, and we will have something to announce concerning a Linux release in the coming weeks.

Christmas. Meow.

We are releasing today because I begged the team to push something out for two months and they finally got tired of my whining. Or was it the bug reports for things we fixed already? I don’t even know anymore. It’s happening, deal with it.

An Ceiling Cat sayed, Beholdt, teh good enouf for releaze as version 6.0.0. kthxbai.

Let’s get to it, meow~

New features includes but are not limited to:

  • Project Bento (Additional avatar bones)
  • Restrained Love API (RLVa) 2.x
  • Visual Outfit Browser
  • Overhauled user interface
  • Enhanced Texture refresh capabilities
  • Optional Graphics settings reset on hardware change
  • Improved de-render and blacklist floater
  • Improved Unicode support. We like ? ?, ?, and ?. Do you not? ಠ_ಠ
  • Unhealthy amounts of cattiness
  • Lots of other things I forgot about, I’m a scatterbrain.
  • Absolutely no hairballs.

 

Polarity Viewer Beta 5.14.4

We’ve been hard at work again the past few months, and today we have a new beta release to give you. It includes features such as asset blacklist and texture/material refresh on objects, avatars, and attachments! We’ve also thrown in some bug fixes for good measure.

Release Notes – Polarity Viewer – Version 5.14.4 (37411)

New Feature

  • [PLVR-5] – Asset blacklist with granular derender capability
  • [PLVR-27] – Force attachments to be rendered at the highest LOD at all times
  • [PLVR-29] – Automatically close “Out-of-Character” brackets (Role-play feature)
  • [PLVR-30] – Allow user to disable keyboard shortcuts for shout and whisper
  • [PLVR-31] – Announce incoming IMs
  • [PLVR-33] – Configurable Joystick mapping
  • [PLVR-35] – Cinematic UI Mode

Bug

  • [PLVR-19] – Name tags do not reflect friendship status in “low priority friend color” mode.
  • [PLVR-21] – The Machinima Sidebar’s God ray sliders do not work

Sub-task

  • [PLVR-26] – Typing indicator for local chat in avatar nametags
  • [PLVR-34] – Xbox 360 controller joystick defaults
  • [PLVR-36] – Panic button in attempt to prevent crashes

Version 5.14.3

We’ve been busy since April, and today is another 1st, so here is our 2nd. Enjoy!

New Features

  • [PLVR-2] – Implement borderless fullscreen
  • [PLVR-3] – Quantum voice dot
  • [PLVR-4] – 24-hour clock mode
  • [PLVR-6] – Implement support for FSParcelWindlight
  • [PLVR-7] – Ability to hide L$ balance for account security during external recording/screenshots
  • [PLVR-8] – Ability to customize friend/nearby list name types (display/legacy/both)
  • [PLVR-11] – Collapse/expand all folder buttons on inventory floater
  • [PLVR-16] – Implement Teleport History menu callback and shortcut

Fixed Bugs

  • [PLVR-9] – Snapshot floater has no safeguards against negative render size, causing a crash if attempted
  • [PLVR-15] – Depth of Field and God Rays used together creates artifacts on alpha surfaces
  • [PLVR-17] – “Edit” menu option does not work in Appearance floater

Public Beta

This is our first public release, and I would like to say it was easy to make, and didn’t take us a very long time. The truth is that we’ve been working on making this happen since 2014, and it was much more difficult than any of us imagined. We stuck together, learned a lot, and this is what we have to show for it. Updates are to come, and we sincerely hope you enjoy what we’ve made. If you encounter any issues, please make note of them here for now and we will try our best to remedy them. Meow.

March 2016 status update

No, we’re not dead. We were supposed to release back in June, however things got in the way, I (Xenhat) got burnt out, then Experience Keys and Viewer-managed Marketplace happened. We ran into a situation where it is impossible for us to integrate those changes in our current source, so we had to wait for the right opportunity to start over without losing much of what made Polarity, well, Polarity.

Thanks to Sovereign Engineer’s generosity, we can now reboot the project without sacrificing what we believed in.

Stay tuned. :3

(Imported on behalf of Xenhat by Darl)