Important Update Related to This Scheduled Release
The time has been pushed back to the afternoon. Starting at 2:00 pm PDT tomorrow, Wed Sept 26, 2018, we plan to upgrade our database in order to optimize the performance of this latest version. We anticipate that this database upgrade will take up to one hour. Once the upgrade is complete, we will immediately begin to roll out the release.
What Will Be Affected During the Database Upgrade?
During this upgrade, centralized High Fidelity services will stop functioning, including user logins, place name navigation, and Marketplace. Partial functionality may resurface intermittently during the upgrade. If you are in a domain during the upgrade, you will likely remain there, but attempts to visit any other domain may fail. High Fidelity’s owned and managed domains, including Welcome, will be down.
Will the Timing of Beta Release 73 Change?
The release will start to roll out as soon as the upgrade is complete. We anticipate this being somewhere between 1:30-2:30 pm PDT.
Does This Upgrade Affect What’s in the Release?
No, the improvements and fixes for Beta Release 73 remain unchanged from what we announced last week. As a reminder, here’s what to expect:
Make Things Glow: In Create mode, you will notice there is a new section in the Zone Entity settings where you can enable and configure bloom properties.
More Accurate Teleporting: Both collisions at the teleport target and your avatar height will be taken into consideration when you try to find a spot to teleport to while in VR mode.
Simpler Wallet: Your wallet is now automatically associated with your user account! This means if you log into another device, you will be able to access your wallet. No more pesky passphrases.
Login at Launch: When you start up High Fidelity Interface, you will be prompted to log in.
Scaling Creations is Easier: One single handle in the center of an Entity will allow you to adjust the scale in Create mode.
More Sensible Placement of Newly-created Entities: No more looking around to find your new Entity. It will be placed right in front of you.
- Mouth movements now match the audio when you playback a clip made with the Record script
- The Delete key works in Create mode on macOS
- Create menus minimize when High Fidelity is minimized
- A complete list of Entities will display in the Create menu
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SIXENSE HYDRA USERS
We stopped shipping native support for the Sixense Hydra several beta releases ago. However, we have continued to allow users to install support manually using an external manual installation process. Those old plugins have a bug that will prevent High Fidelity’s Interface from starting up correctly. We will fix those external plugins shortly. In the meantime, if you experience a freeze when you startup, you may need to remove the
sixense_x64.dll from the installation directory to get High Fidelity Interface to launch successfully.
Please note: There will be a protocol change, which means you will need to download the latest version in order to visit domains running v0.73.0.