HiFi Radar 2.0 – Standard & PRO Versions

The radar app (free) has been updated:

  • Added count of avatars displayed.
  • Refresh rate increased a little.
  • Displays your avatar dot only if your camera’s not in first person.
  • Improved font of numbers.
  • About dialog added, with version number and help.

Marketplace: https://highfidelity.com/marketplace/items/f2de2bb2-dde9-470d-8a88-025684c3ac53
Version 2.0.0-47

A PRO version (paid) of the app is now also available:

  • Hover avatar dot to show the user’s display name.
  • Click avatar dot to persist showing the display name.
  • Settings dialog added.
  • Display of your avatar dot is configurable in settings dialog: always, not in first person view, never.
  • Refresh rate is configurable in settings dialog.

Marketplace: https://highfidelity.com/marketplace/items/03383583-83a2-4e5d-9b69-e8876741bb11
Version 2.0.0-48

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HiFi Radar App v1.1

The radar app has been updated:

  • Color avatar dots per relative elevations.
    • Blue if above you: blueness increases with height difference.
    • White if level with you.
    • Red if below you: redness increases with height difference.
  • Search for avatars in cylinder instead of sphere. The scale specifies the search radius and distances above and below.

Available in the High Fidelity Marketplace:
https://highfidelity.com/marketplace/items/3d38e15c-5539-481e-be3b-a45eadd980a0

Version 1.1.0-14

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Radar for HiFi

Where is everyone in this domain?! This radar app shows you.

It works in both HMD and desktop modes. The display is centered on your camera location and oriented per your tablet in HMD mode or camera in desktop mode.

Available in the High Fidelity Marketplace: https://highfidelity.com/marketplace/items/25795f96-8ee3-41af-8fb3-3f2da89526bd

Version: 1.0.0-12

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Mic Wrist Button for HiFi

Sometimes while in your HMD in High Fidelity, you want to quickly toggle your microphone on or off. Or even just see its current state.

Mic button on wrist

A handy wrist button enables you to do this without opening the tablet:

  • If your finger or laser is near, it appears and shows the current mic state.
  • Touch with your index finger or laser it to toggle it on/off.

Available in the High Fidelity Marketplace:
https://highfidelity.com/marketplace/items/4da83701-972f-4eba-932a-03ab577a4569

Version: 1.0.1-31

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UPDATE: Originally released as version 1.0.0-29; shortly thereafter updated to version 1.0.1-31.

Oculus CV1 Support Added to CtrlAltStudio Viewer: 1.2.6.43412

I’ve updated the CtrlAltStudio Viewer “as is” to work with the latest Oculus Runtime, i.e., able to be used with CV1 Rift as well as DK2s and DK1s. This is a courtesy to CV1 owners who wish to experience Second Life in VR.

Be aware, though, that the viewer is still based on the old (Dec 2014) codebase of Firestorm 4.6.9 so is quite out of date with many features and fixes missing. Furthermore, the viewer is not optimized for VR — the FPS is not really high or consistent enough for “proper” VR. Some people are more sensitive to such rendering issues than others; however, it does let you get a taste for what user-created VW’s like Second Life can be like in VR.

Other changes of note:

  • Added “FOV multiplier” and “Pixel density” display settings that let you tweak the displayed field of view and number of pixels rendered in the process of generating the Rift images. Depending on your graphics card capabilities, you may want to increase these for better visuals or decrease these for higher FPS.
  • Added an “Enable All GPU Features” display setting that enables all graphics settings. If you have a new, high performance graphics card but graphics preferences such as “Basic shaders” are disabled this means that your graphics card isn’t recognized by the viewer; you can use this new setting to enable the display settings.
  • Added support for the Xbox One controller: a “Combine Xbox One triggers” joystick setting lets the left and right trigger values of the Xbox One controller be used to fly up and down the same as you can use them with an Xbox 360 controller.

For more details, see the Release Notes.

Usage instructions and tips.

Viewer download:

  • Windows installer: 1.2.6.43412 Alpha, 18 Jul 2016.
  • Mac OSX installer: Not available.

NOTE: This viewer is no longer being maintained. See the Viewer page for details.


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Local Chat HMD Display Updated

I’ve updated the local chat script to display in a movable, resizable window on the HUD overlay when using an HMD. In desktop mode, the chat window can still be dragged outside the Interface window.

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