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4.2.1 withdrawn as release

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We discovered an ugly bug with our release and are removing it from downloads.

The bug comes from a fix we inadvertently pulled in from LL, to a fix a bug we don’t yet have, which has created a pretty nasty visual bug with doors, wheels and other things that rotate.

Because of this we are temporarily removing our downloads of 4.2.1 and will have an update of 4.2.2 by the end of the day.

If you are already on, don’t panic, no need to downgrade, your viewer is still safe. The bug makes doors and things ‘look’ broken, but it does not actually break anything, it’s purely visual. However we ask that you update to 4.2.2 once it’s available.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Jessica Lyon
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc.

  • i am wondering when the new release is coming then

    Sir John

    August 27, 2012

  • As stated in the post: “…will have an update of 4.2.2 by the end of the day.”


    August 27, 2012

  • Maybe good it will not download for me on Windows 7, will my problem be fixed on the re-release?


    August 27, 2012

  • Thanks for keeping us so well informed, appreciate it :o)


    August 27, 2012

  • Agreed .. Many thanks Team! (That’s the sort of Proactive Customer Support that “Others” could learn from. 😀 )

    Darrius Gothly

    August 27, 2012

  • Has anyone else had issues with Firestorm for Mac and mesh? Ever since the most recent update, I have not been able to view mesh items at all – or they appear as flat boards – on my Mac. I’ve tried a clean re-install, and then a clean re-install of the older version. Thanks for any help.


    August 27, 2012

  • Firestorm runs all right on my Mac Pro early 2008, ATI HD 5870, OS X 10.8.1

    You sure you have your graphics settings high enough? I think both basic and atmospheric shaders must be on, as well as hardware skinning. HTH

    Raymond Martinek

    August 27, 2012

  • you just had to break the door. I am only kidding. its good that you pulled it. Will be looking for the new release.

    Mark Fjaagesund

    August 27, 2012

  • My dors are still revolving fine. But thank you for the prompt warning.

    Pinchy. The latest Firestorm on my Mac shows mesh correctly. Please try to fully uninstall it, THEN go to /Users//Library/Application Support/ and delete the entire Firestorm folder. Then reinstall Firestorm.

    Dengo Pimpernel

    August 27, 2012

  • I have also noticed another ugly bug that involves the vintage skin. All the notifications and such are not in line with the top right, but instead are low; by around a few milimeters. Enough to cause a problem


    August 27, 2012

  • Hmm .. it appears I may have screwed up right. The doors I sell visually work just as before. The only artifact I see is my Sliding Vinyl Window .. and it only gets a severe case of the Jaggies.

    Darrius Gothly

    August 27, 2012

  • I think my issue with firestorm was the inventory. When I took off the items I was wearing. The folders never disappeared in the ” worn items” section. Which was a bit of annoyance for me.

    Minx. Kurosawa

    August 27, 2012

  • I noticed that i could not get thru a door and the door opened the wrong way lol.

    Trixxi Starr

    August 27, 2012

  • will be this new release compatible to Windows 8 ?


    August 28, 2012

  • does that have something to do with when i log into fs i rez in as a female then goes to a man cuz on phoenix i just rez in as a man.. i hope that someone can help me on this please

    Mike Holtz

    August 28, 2012

  • Anyone having graphic problems with all avatars but your own moving really slowly and having jagged edges? It happened to me right after I upgraded. I only WISH my only issues were with doors. This problem is really bad.


    August 28, 2012

  • Sounds like the Avatar Imposters option was enabled after you upgraded. Go to Preferences -> Graphics -> General and click the Advanced button. Uncheck “Avatar Imposters”.


    August 28, 2012

  • @Minx that can be useful occasionally, if you’re wondering what you were wearing earlier. But I agree it can be annoying too.
    Here’s a workaround:
    While in the Worn tab, choose a filter such as seeing only textures, then change back to no filter (seeing all items).
    That will get rid of the empty folders in the Worn tab.


    August 28, 2012

  • Ever since downloading I have been a ball of smoke. What is going on. I’ve uninstalled, cleared cashe, left it on over night to let everything load, reset my router. Nothing… still smoke


    October 1, 2012

  • That may be because of something you are wearing, that isn’t downloaded. You can try doing a character test, then change back to your skin/shape… and then your clothing.


    October 1, 2012

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    sadklefa Samer

    October 16, 2012