Issue: Wearing/taking off ‘wearables’ in the Dolphin Viewer 3

I have received a few incident reports where users of the Dolphin Viewer 3 found themselves unable to wear or take off system layers (alpha layers, tattoos or clothing), as well as skins, eyes and other wearables.

After several hours of investigation, I have been able to reproduce this behavior. It only happens when one leaves RLV switched off.

Therefore, as a workaround, please switch RLV on in Preferences->Dolphin Viewer 3->Miscellaneous.

Keep in mind that, unless you actually wear scripted attachments that utilize the RLV functions, switching RLV on does not mean that someone could take control of your avatar.

That being said, I’m working on a fix now, and the next version of the Dolphin Viewer 3 should be out in a couple of days, and will include the bug fix for this issue.

To prevent other inventory-related issues, it is always good to make sure your network bandwidth is neither too low nor too high.

A good way to find the best setting for your network speed is run a speed test against San Francisco or Palo Alto:

  1. Go to www.speedtest.net .
  2. Move the map rectangle over to the east coast of the US.
  3. Select a target server in San Francisco or Palo Alto.
  4. Run the test.
  5. Using the number for your download speed test result, multiply it by 1000. If you share your connection with other Second Life users, divide by number of people who share the connection.
  6. The resulting number is what you should use for the Maximum Bandwidth in Preferences->Setup.
    For example, I my download speed is 11.47 MBit. I share my connection with my wife. So, we both put 5000 in for the network speed … and we don’t have much trouble with the asset server, other than when things are generally bad.