we are happy to announce a new server software for our grid with many improvements and fixes.
With Version cm/23716 our always hard working developers improved avatar sits even more and added a fix for avatars sometimes being stuck in prims when teleporting to unknown terrain. It is much less likely to be caught in a prims anymore.
Also, some issues that have been observed when cutting parcels that were set to show in search have been resolved. Cutting such a parcel will no longer list the newly cut parcel in search by default.
Further, we would like to apologize for the unexpected reschedule of maintenance works at our data center. This maintenance, originally announced for the 14th of May, actually occurred on the 15th of May and caused some issues with some regions sims and also made logins unavailable for a few minutes. This maintenance work is now complete.
Meanwhile, our developers have been working hard and fixed the problem of avatars being stuck after login or teleporting into a region.
Our development team improved readability of the default Avination skin, bulk upload for textures has been improved, and a possible installation error, we found on Mac OSX, but may also affect other platforms as well has been fixed to.
Beside that, many improvements for stability have been included.
Update your viewer, it’s even more orange!
In an announcement made by Second Life ™ regarding their new TOS Policy, it was revealed that third party currency exchanges will no longer be able to trade the L$ currency and that only their official exchange ran by them will be able to do so. This may limit the ability to trade L$ for some residents from certain countries.
Although change is usually good and Avination is no stranger to change for the better, we also recognize when change is not needed and when it is best to leave things as they are. That is why we are happy to reassure everyone that we will not be changing our policy regarding third party currency exchanges. All of our many registered exchanges will still be able to operate as usual.
Beside Avination, Virwox, Eldex and Podex are licencensed trading real life currency to and from C$.
Avination in cooperation with the various exchanges will continue to allow many different forms of payment and cash out options for those all around the world maintaining our truly global economy.
If you would like to learn more about the many exchanges that trade C$ please feel free to visit our website at https://www.avination.com/
Yes you heard right, after a rather long time, Avination with the help of the Singularity Team is going to release a new viewer. Some features are still in implementation, but most are ready for testing.
It got Mesh upload along with full mesh viewing capabilities now, improved graphics, improved menues and land options.
Downloads are available now at our download site, but please keep in mind, this software is a prerelease. Media on a Prim (MOAP) is still in implementation, it might contain bugs, it might even eat your firstborn or turn your neighbour into Einstein.
When you find bugs, please report them via our ticket system.
But this is just the start of a series of some major new developments. There is also a new script engine on the ramp, which will bring vast improvements.
But now download and try the new Viewer – It’s orange!
Today Avination donate once again code to improve OpenSim for its users.
As resident of virtual worlds and also as a grid owner, you probably know the problem of griefing. Griefers come in all shapes and sizes and cause grief and havoc on your land or even the whole grid. You can ban people, but as long as they are logged in, they continue spreading their badness. One can scream, one can struggle, just placing a ban did nothing more than preventing the griefers from returning.
Not any longer. Now it’s possible to kick users from a parcel or even grid wide. This allows users of OpenSim to now get rid of those bad people immediately or to give them a more “gentle” kick as a sign their behavior is not welcome at this place.
Residents and Grid-Owners can easily kick people now using they appropriate viewer option. Especially for tenants this new feature allows for much less disturbance in their virtual life.
If you always wanted to know what happened to the griefers you will soon to be able to kick on OpenSim grids – have a look here:
This is what happened years ago in Avination.