New Firestorm release 3.3.0

This week the Firestorm team released a new Firestorm Maintenance release for everyone to download and install. This new build release includes many new cool features, fixes and changes. It’s been recommended by the firestorm team to install a clean installation for Firestorm 3.3.0 and it’s only a 23.7MB download. Firestorm 3.3.0 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

View my snapshots and thoughts from using Firestorm 3.3.0 below…

New Viewerside particle editor.  I think is a really neat feature and that it’s going to be fun to play around with. Yay!

Vintage skin. It looks good I think matching with the viewer 1 style skin. I have been a long supporter of viewers enabling the SL community to choose from a list of nice viewer skins. 
New Windlight settings. This screenshot shows the new Hidden Depths Water Preset by Norton Burns which looks wonderful.
Profile pictures open large now with a click. I like this 
New Friends counter on Friends List. I always wanted to see a counter for many years in Second Life and yay it’s here now. 
More 3.3.0 snapshots can be found on my SL Flickr stream. Check out this new preview video of the upcoming FUI interface which will be introduced soon. Wow! 🙂

Firestorm FUI Future! Work in progress!

Here is a preview of what’s coming in Firestorm soon! LL’s FUI interface allows far greater customization than before, allowing us to create a really close V1 interface experience! Zi Ree of the Firestorm team has been busy plugging away to provide you a more V1 optional interface experience! And we’ve got a lot more than that coming!

I really do love this viewer release and it always amazes me the hard work the Firestorm team puts into their latest new viewers. The amount of new features being added to Firestorm on a monthly basis is unbelievable. Thanks for this update Firestorm! 🙂


8 thoughts on “New Firestorm release 3.3.0

  1. I’m surprised they did an update that wasn’t yet FUI. Getting official viewer FUI in there is going to flip so many things around – the code for it, being so different (according to what Firestorm folks said in their recorded Q&A chat a month back), means all of this other stuff you’re seeing might have to be re-written all over again for FUI.

    What’s in the ‘More Info’ tab of that profile?

    Did they put all of the missing fields into there, or just cut them out of the profiles in simulating a v1 look?

    Profiles opening large with a click is a standard viewer feature – hinting that maybe they’re just heavily re-skinning the official profile system?

    466 friends? Quick, what are they all up to and into? 😀
    I’ve only got a tiny handful, but I don’t keep them if I don’t “know” them, save for a few newbies now and again that I leave in there to help out until I figure they’ve ‘moved on’ (unless they become actual friend friends).


  2. I sure am glad I didn’t spend a bunch of time writing a particle editor and trying to sell it only to discover the Firestorm team had created a pretty nice one for free 🙂 Of course, Firestorm’s particle editor probably can’t compete with the Porgan ( ) or Mote ( ) but if I were those developers I would be bummed. Maybe.

    Anyway, I’m elated to have this feature in my viewer of choice!


  3. Thanks for your review of this. I installed it on the day it launched and haven’t crashed since – about 12 hours online so far! So clearly it looks like the stability improvements are working. To be honest, I’d give up 80% of the features I hardly use, and enjoy the 20% of features I actually use in exchange for enhanced stability, and I don’t think I’d be alone in saying that. Still, it’ll be interested to explore some of these new features to see if they can slide into the 20% 🙂


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