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 Post subject: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 04 Apr 2012, 01:51 
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For those who use the Mac version of Dolphin, let's share our experiences, problems and solutions.

I am currently using 3.3.2.1 it seems even faster than 3.3.3.1 version. I have no idea why.. any suggestions?


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Dolphin Viewer 3 3.2.10 (23198) Mar 10 2012 10:19:09 (RestrainedLove viewer v2.08.03.00 (The Dolphin Viewer 3 - 3.2.10.23198))
Release Notes

You are at 203200.0, 327550.0, 328.0 in GTS Design located at sim9243.agni.lindenlab.com (216.82.42.179:13006)
Second Life RC Magnum 12.03.25.252046
Release Notes

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (2200 MHz)
Memory: 8192 MB
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 Darwin 10.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun 7 16:32:41 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Graphics Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750M OpenGL Engine

OpenGL Version: 2.1 ATI-1.6.36

libcurl Version: libcurl/7.21.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8q zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.7.1
J2C Decoder Version: OpenJPEG: 1.4.0, Runtime: 1.4.0
Audio Driver Version: FMOD version 3.750000
Qt Webkit Version: 4.7.1 (version number hard-coded)
Voice Server Version: Not Connected
Built with GCC version 40001
Packets Lost: 26/12673 (0.2%)


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 Post subject: Re: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 01 May 2012, 15:07 
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Dolphin, version 3.3.5 “Fellini”
I think this is the best version yet, on my macbook pro it runs very well and barely any graphics problems or slowness. I would recommend it to any mac user out there.

Some known issues are out there but it's Linden Lab's problem
Like disappearing Alpha when enabling Shadows
Flexprims not really smooth

Kudos on this version Lance!


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 Post subject: Re: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 01 May 2012, 15:49 
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lol. and here i am getting 3.3.6 ready. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 01 May 2012, 20:28 
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Man that's what I really like about this viewer, you're very positive and active. And that's what SL needs, cause it's always changing as well and it needs keeping up to date. Good Job!


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 Post subject: Re: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 01 May 2012, 22:31 
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  I'll swear on a stack of user manuals that this has got to be the bestest viewer for Macs -- oh, and anyone else that wants an up-to-date, fast, reliable viewer with excellent support

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CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8435 @ 3.06GHz (3060 MHz)
Memory: 4096 MB
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Darwin 9.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:55:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 OpenGL Engine

OpenGL Version: 2.0 NVIDIA-1.5.48


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 Post subject: Re: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2012, 19:22 
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My 4 1/2 years old MacBook Pro is not the newest one. I never had the performance my friends told me from their Windows machines (50fps with "Ultra" :shock: ). In times of viewer 1 I had rates about 15fps which was ok for me, but when I switched to v2 framerate dropped noticeably. Finally when the mesh viewers came out it was a total mess: >5fps on sims with many prims - and even less when other avatars have been present! It was hard to move while textures loaded, and even if this was done it was no fun at all! I checked several viewers and Dolphin was the one with the best performance for me (although it was far beyond being perfect).

Now I checked Dolphin 3.3.3.11 and.... whooooooot... what's happening there :shock: ???? Textures are loading like hell, and I can move while this is done! And now worry about other avatars: I still can move :D !!!!

For me, this is the best performing viewer since I had my last v1 style viewer. SL starts to be fun again :lol: :lol: :lol: !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2012, 21:52 
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well...

on my mac dolphin 3 is slow as hell. framerate is somewhere between 2 and 3. on low. with draw distance 64.



...not exactly a miracle seeing the specs:

mac mini of the first generation (or maybe second), intel graphics.

so please do not expect me to be able to debug performance issues on macs.... i can *build* the viewer on it, but not really use it.

now if someone had an old mini of the generation after mine... the one with the nvidia geforce 9600... and wouldn't need it anymore... *hint hint* *grins*


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 Post subject: Re: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2012, 22:11 
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Ever thought of crowdfunding? I payed a few bucks for Quarl's mesh project – which isn't final so far :oops: . So why not help you to get an iMac to provide full service for the Mac users? I couldn't offer enormous amounts, but the magic word is "crowd" :D !!


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 Post subject: Re: Mac Dolphins
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 21:24 
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Here's a little update 'cause a got a new MB Pro yesterday :D !

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Dolphin Viewer 3 3.3.13 (24707) Jul 6 2012 20:49:44 (Dolphin Viewer 3)
Release Notes

You are at 278717.0, 316232.0, 29.0 in Taka Tuka Land located at sim8835.agni.lindenlab.com (216.82.41.11:13014)
Second Life Server 12.06.20.260188
Release Notes

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz (2600 MHz)
Memory: 8192 MB
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.4 Darwin 11.4.2 Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Wed May 30 20:13:51 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.31.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M OpenGL Engine

OpenGL Version: 2.1 NVIDIA-7.28.1

libcurl Version: libcurl/7.21.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8q zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.7.1
J2C Decoder Version: OpenJPEG: 1.4.0, Runtime: 1.4.0
Audio Driver Version: FMOD version 3.750000
Qt Webkit Version: 4.7.1 (version number hard-coded)
Voice Server Version: Not Connected
Built with GCC version 40001
Packets Lost: 306/144789 (0.2%)

Performance is much better than with my old MB Pro of course :mrgreen: . Graphics settings "High" with some further improvements (shadows!) is no problem. On my homestead I've about 30fps, on sims with more prims used it's going down to around 15fps – but this is still much better than with the old Mac.

Aaaaaand... Dolphin still feels better than the LL viewer :lol: !!!


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