Firestorm Public Beta 18.104.22.168838 (for all supported Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems)
We had hoped to be able to have all the latest Linden Lab bug fixes and service improvements in our next release, but it looks like it’ll be another month or two before that code is ready from LL. But we also wanted to get a release out before 2014 with the latest (released) code from LL and the latest Firestorm development work. This includes new features like Content Import/Export and Collada Export, plus new features from LL like Materials, ribbon particles, etc. Click for the complete “Change Log” and “Known Issues“. Unfortunately we only have a small window of time to get a release out before 2014 due to the coming holidays, so we haven’t had time to polish it up to our normal quality standards; thus we are calling this a BETA. This means it should be considered a fully supported release, but expect it to have some quirky bugs here and there. Upgrading to it is recommended but not mandatory. You can grab the Public Beta release from our Downloads page. CLEAN INSTALL RECOMMENDED!
Firestorm Public “Experimental Alpha” (Windows 64bit) 22.214.171.124838
This release, regarded as separate from the Beta announced above, is a 64bit Firestorm Viewer for 64bit Windows operating systems. This build has had very little testing, and we expect it to have bugs we don’t know about and don’t know how to help you with. Thus it is ALPHA and experimental. Also note that not all of our support or developers can run it. Please consider it unsupported and please do not come to support asking questions that have already been answered on THIS PAGE. If you do, they will send you back to that page. This is an experiment and should be considered pioneer territory for those of you who are adventurous-minded! If you are looking for something stable that has been tested and is supported… please use the normal download mentioned above.
Viewers for 64bit Windows have been requested for years, but it’s never been done until just recently. We do not know if it will have tangible notable benefits or not, so we throw it out to you in hopes of receiving in return your thoughts, feelings and findings! If you are adventurous, please feel free to try it; after you’ve been using it for about a week, we’d be interested in your findings. To provide your feedback please email email@example.com; subject should be “x64 feedback”. Click the following link to download the 64bit alpha and read information about it like known issues, whether it will work on your computer, etc. http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/fs_firestorm-64-bit
Who should use the Alpha: Adventurous people who have 64bit Windows operating systems.
Who should not use it: Folks without 64bit Windows operating systems and/or folks who prefer something stable, tested and supported. If this is you, please refer back to the Beta described at the top.
Have questions about it? Read: http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/fs_firestorm-64-bit
Where to download it: http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/fs_firestorm-64-bit
We hope to have Linux 64bit Alpha before too long and possibly even Mac 64bit Alpha, so stay tuned.
Firestorm Q&A video and transcript
This past Saturday we held another Question and Answer meeting with our users. Many questions were asked and answered regarding the x64bit and this Public Beta release. We recommend you watch the video and/or read the transcript from Inara Pey’s Blog here.
Blocking of all versions below 4.4.0
We have given ample notice already and are now giving final notice. There are still a lot of people on old versions of Firestorm out there, versions that not only cannot see avatar textures correctly anymore but in some cases also don’t see mesh. We will be blocking all Firestorm versions below 4.4.0 on the 15th of November. Please update now!
Enjoy the release!
The Phoenix Firestorm Project Team.