Rainbow Viewer Release 2
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 12:08:55 PM
There is a small bug in the panel_avatar.xml floater (wrong positioned Cancel button). Please download and run the following fix: http://coolviewer.googlecode.com/files/panel_avatar_fix.exe
[UPDATE 15 May] All new Rainbow Viewer in Release 2 with RLV 1.17, it comes with almost all the features of the latest Cool Viewer but with the official SL user interface. For the ones who like it . New features you will like: Teleport by double clicking on a location in visible range and Avatar UUID in the profile panel. The installer tries now to get all the non-redistributable files automatically from an existing viewer installation (thanks GLE ). Many more changes under the hood. For details please see the latest Release Notes
All you colourful people out there, I was listening to what you had to say . I understand that some of you feel more familiar with the "official SL" user interface compared to the more flexibe and configurable Cool Viewer UI. And I've made a version that is exactly that. A viewer with the look and feel of the official SL client, but with most of the goodies and fixes from CV. Here it comes. I call it Rainbow Viewer (and thanks Jacek Antonelli for the new Logo )
Please note that this however is not a Cool Viewer. Please don't bug Henri with problems. Try it out, enjoy it if it works for you and report eventual bugs back here. This is a second release and I am very happy about the positive response . But certainly this will remain only a side project with low priority though.
To install the Rainbow Viewer you need to download and run the installer. I moved the files to coolviewer.googlecode.com due to continuous problems with the Opera blog. Hope it works for you. Please download and simply run the .exe file to start the installation.
It will install the Rainbow Viewer into C:\Program Files\RainbowViewer and it should not mess up any existing Cool Viewer or Second Life installation. The following Application Data location is used for settings, logs and caching (in case of problems you may want to delete this folder manually to reset your viewer to default settings):
WinXP: C:\Documents and Settings\<you>\Application Data\RainbowViewer\
The installer will also try to automatically install non-redistributable components if you already have an existing SL or CV installation. If it works, be happy, if not please follow the README_IMPORTANT!!!.txt instructions.
Please start the Rainbow Viewer always with the included Rainbow Viewer.lnk shortcut only.
If you have an Nvidia or a newer ATi graphics card (HDxxxx series) you may want to try an optimized viewer executable that has certain OpenGL fixes and is optimized for SSE2 (will not run on older machines like AthlonXP). Just download and run the installer, it will replace your existing RainbowViewer.exe automatically.
Linux version (thanks a lot Balp!!)
Please note that the following libraries and components are not included in the package as they are not redistributable. The installer will try to automatically pull them out of an existing installation of a SecondLife or CoolViewer on your machine. Please follow the prompt on the screen. Should it not work please copy them from an official Linden Labs SL 1.22.11 viewer into your C:\Program Files\RainbowViewer directory to get full functionality :
llkdu.dll Kakadu JPEG2000 library
SLVoice.exe Voice components
The viewer will still run without them but with lower performance (OpenJPEG) and missing voice features.