Recently, Linden Lab changed the way they create names for new avatars for Second Life. Now they allow you to create an avatar with a first name-only, whereas in the past they used to allow you to choose from a list of pre-defined last names. You still do have a last name, but it is actually "Resident."
For SLiteChat, this causes a problem for people who are used to logging in via first name only. For example, a new avatar named Angel123 cannot log into SLiteChat because SLiteChat expects a last name in addition to a first name. So, if Angel123 wants to log in using SLiteChat, she ...
With the release of Linden Lab's Viewer 2, an issue has cropped up for users of SLiteChat. Presently, SLiteChat does not attempt to rez your avatar in-world. With pre-2.0 viewers, this was never an issue (the AV just appears as a ghosty-blob). However, Viewer 2.0 handles in-world rendering a little differently than pre-viewer 2 and other viewers like Snowglobe and Emerald. This results in a fully dressed AV that has the default "Ruth" body (i.e. if you have a male avatar, it will appear as female, hovering in the air, to users of Viewer 2 who try to look at you).
We are happy to announce another maintenance release of SLiteChat, verion 1.6.2. This release addresses the following issues:
We are happy to announce a maintenance release of SLiteChat, verion 1.6.1. This release addresses the following issues:
For those SLiteChat users who are experiencing the following error message:
Cannot log in! Reason: Login failure: data, First name parameter must be alphanumeric.
If you feel this is an error, please contact
If you see this error message, it is because you have a leading space in your Second Life name in the log in dialog. Just delete the space and you should be able to log in normally:
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