It’s finally here! As promised.. a Christmas Release! Our final major release version 818. \o/
A few things to note…
We are no longer providing SSE and SSE2 in one installer for windows. We’ve gone back to providing two separate downloads for each because too many people were getting confused.
We will be using the SSE Standard binary in our quick download links because it works for everyone. For the SSE2, please go to our downloads page. When in doubt of which one to use… use SSE! It works for everyone, and while many systems can run SSE2, they don’t necessarily run it well. If you have a performance decrease on this version while on SSE2, use the SSE instead.
While this is our final ‘major’ release.. we will continue to have releases for Phoenix but they will mostly just be bug fixes and improvements.
Among many other changes we have added Display Name support in group, IM and local chats, radar, friendlists, partners etc, fixed a lot of RLV issues from 725, fixed voice issues on Linux and Windows, fixed the viewer lockups from 725, Parcel WindLight water settings, fixed the crash on “Initializing Multimedia” and “Failed to initialize application” errors some people were getting… etc etc etc,
Full change log here:
Windows Failed to Initialize fix:
Special thanks to Jed Gregg, Crystal Glasswing and several other users for enduring dozens of trial and error builds in order to help us fix the long standing “Initializing Multimedia” and “Failed to initialize application” errors. We couldn’t have fixed those bugs without your help!
The Phoenix Viewer Project Inc.