Tips do Reduce LAG

16 01 2008

Hello Residents!

 Some of us really face this so called LAG. This really annoys when you are in some party, with full of people, and you want to be on the topics but you can’t because your avatar walks, see, interact and speak so slow with others, that makes you mad.

 What is LAG ?

-A lag is a symptom where result of an action appears later than expected. (See Wikipedia for more information.)

How to face LAG ?

There are few options that you can config at your application, to help you reduce lagging and make your avatar works faster.

First, you go at Preferences on the Login menu or the Gray menu while you are in-world. Then click at Network tab inside preferences, then reduce the internet connection to 350 Kbps, and cache to 300 MB.

Then you click on Graphics tab and change your Draw Distance to 64. Now at Advanced Graphics, reduce your Particle Count to less than 1500. And uncheck the Anisotropic Filtering .
It is recommended if you use a lower PC processor, to dettach all your scripted objects and HUD (Head-Up Display). I know that most of you uses most of time your AO huds or anything else, but if you want to stay on a full sim, with less lagging problem. it’s up to you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why reducing my Internet connection will reduce the LAG? It’s not the opposite, it means, to raise the connection?
No, it’s because Second Life uses ALL your internet connection avaliable. You have to administrate well how you use your connection to not have troubles accessing websites and etc, while you are in-world.
What about the Cache, what does it do ?
Cache is a place in your HD wich saves all your Second Life information.  More space you use to cache, more slower Second Life will be.

What is a Draw Distance?
It’s the avaliable space from enviroment that your avatar will handle to see. More higher your space, more details will be downloaded to your cache (texture, objetcs), making your pc slower and Second Life as well.

What is a Particle Count?
Is how the particles will be counted to your avatar.  Many particles, more slower it will be.