I did it.
I did a clean install of the new firstorm beta. And I liked it. There are many new cool things to play around with.
And then it was show night….I was at the Empire Room, I was in Roni’s set and I got on my mover and never saw myself move….at all. There are pictures of me moving, but I couldn’t see any motion and my sound went in and out.
I figured it was a fluke…so I went about my weekend in blissful ignorance. Then came Sunday at Winds….I had 4 people in my set which was to music from Outlander. I didn’t have any stream. I wasn’t moving….again. Since everyone assured me that I was, in fact, moving….I went on with the show.
Rebecca told me when to hit play on my HUD…Kyra and Queenie got the curtain and took pictures proving that I was indeed moving. Rebecca let me know when it was ok to get off my HUD. It went seamlessly. I almost barfed.
Being an incredibly stubborn person of Irish and Italian descent, I pulled up my bootstraps, and decided to do ANOTHER clean install. I searched folders, deleted folders, hidden folders, hidden zip folders…any nook or cranny that showed the word “Fire” was doomed to the recycle bin.
I rebooted. I ran webroot scans. I practically had a clean hard drive. I checked the Jira for people having the same issue I was. I made sure that my graphics card wasn’t one that was having issues. I reinstalled.
I had a wonderful week messing around with the new features. I choreographed my next dance. I went to rehearsal at Winds and there were about 10 of us milling around and I had no issues at all. I made it through the weekend…easy peasy lemon squeezy…then Sunday rolled around.
I logged in at Winds and sat on my usually divan….and tried to get changed. I froze. Relogged, and froze. Relogged again and tried to walk….and couldn’t. Screamed..at this point it was 10 minutes to showtime.
So…I did what any sane person would do. I logged off of Firestorm and logged into the SL viewer (Blech!). I sat on my divan….quietly trying to follow local chat while I again uninstalled Firestorm….searched every nook and cranny….and installed the previous version.
I logged off of the SL viewer from hell and logged back in my old trusty firestorm version one act before me..shhhhhh don’t tell Rebecca.
I have decided that this isn’t the way to enjoy your evening! So, for me….I’ll wait until the beta is a little more ironed out and then I’ll give it another go….after the SL Birthday celebration and the Empire’s theme show