Before we begin with the solutions you should know about the situation. While Hydra is currently functioning it is technically broken. The latest update to Second life created a security conflict that causes the viewer to freeze, crash, or error. While we have developed a few work arounds to some of these issues. They don’t work with all users.
If you fall in the where the fix doesn’t work, then you need to wait for the update.
Please don’t ask us when the update will be released, we don’t know. Hydra has one sometimes two developers. Both people work full time jobs and are picking at the viewer in their free time.
So it’ll be done when it’s done, and when it’s done we’ll release it here. In the meanwhile
Grab your Glue and duct tape, and meet me below in the FAQ
LLviewerInput Bindmouse cant bind key to function Error
The file :\Users\AppData\Roaming\Firestorm_x64\user_settings\key_bindings.xml gets changed with the new Firestorm version, older ones can't process it.
depending on your installation and regional Windows installation, the installation path may vary and be in the subfolder for your particular Windows user. In such cases, the installation path will look like this:
install drive :\Users\Windows Username\AppData\Roaming\Firestorm_x64\user_settings
Hydra and FS place their settings files into the same folder by default, the path mentioned above is the one on Win10.
So if you install the new Firestorm, it overwrites the previous key_bindings.xml file and the next time you try to run Hydra, it crashes on startup.
(Make sure your folder options has VIEW HIDDEN FILES ENABLED)
Navigate to the AppData folder
Delete the key_bindings.xml file
Both, Firestorm and Hydrastorm, will just create a new xml file if it is missing.
However it is worth noting that this will keep happening every time you load up a new version of Firestorm.
Which means you’ll have to do this at every run.
I don’t want to delete the Keybind and
Reinput my name everytime!
The solution to this is pretty simple all you have to do is turn back time and use an older version
Of Firestorm and Hydra.
The problem with that is that Firestorm blocked the version of firestorm that worked the best with Hydra.
Well it would be if we didn’t have a way to unblock it
So before we get into this tutorial just know that the moment you install the new version of
Firestorm it’ll overwrite all this stuff and you’ll go back to deleting the keybind and putting your name in the box over and over again.
(I did hear reports that creating a new user on your windows for your Hydra and one for your new firestorm works but I haven’t tested it myself. )
Either way its a good idea to back up your info in the firestorm preference menu.
So let’s begin.
A clean Install and reinstall is needed to fix this.
First step is to uninstall Hydra and latest firestorm (edited)
Then Reinstall the old Firestorm
Please note that this version is currently blocked so you cant sign in with it at the moment
Once this is installed, Install Hydra now
if you want to use the old viewer that was blocked. Begin the unblocking process by
Going into the folder
remove everything between
BlockedReleasesand and "EventsMOTD"
Make the file READ-
You are no longer blocked!
Everything should work.
If it doesn’t then that means you’re stuck in the waiting for the update box
Yeah that’s not here anymore, you people don’t read and just skip over all this and email me anyway.. Soooooo Nah kid, read..figure it out and if it’s still on fire, accept it and move on ..