Black Dragon on Linux - Update 1

It's only a hour or so later, but so far I've made inroads in testing and can report that Black Dragon is relatively stable. It seems that the issue with M3 Heads I was having was intentional due to how NiranV handled Alphas in BD compared to other viewers - so it's a intentional issue. If you're running Kemono or M4 heads, you should be fine. I've also taken these screenshots in SL directly with Black Dragon, namely at Tokagoya.

So far, Black Dragon works fine and it seems to work out of the box with no bugs. Soon I'll write up an installer for Black Dragon on, and I will provide a mirror here to the installer for ease of use.

Now, you may be wondering - why Lutris?

Lutris is a useful utility that I personally use for the Windows games I own that are not on Steam, and therefore, are not easily made operational in Proton. It also allows you to install multiple versions of Wine and easily manage the different prefixes that your programs use. Although it…

Requiescat in Pace: The Death of Sansar and its' Affect on the community

As of February 21st, Sansar, Linden Lab's bastard child of Second Life and the VR Hype of 2018, is now up for sale to any takers, according to this report from James Wagner Au at NWN.

Suffice it to say, I'm not surprised in the slightest. Last month I had made a personal declaration to Linden Lab and its' CEO Ebbe Altberg - that Although they had apparently done their best to keep Sansar alive, it was a failure. However, some people seem to think that Sansar could have done better. They're not wrong in that pursuit, but the thing is that Sansar failed due to three major factors:

It was touted as a successor to Second Life when it had little of what made Second Life great.It was somewhat restricted (Mature content, for one)It tried to compete with VRChat, as well as other VRMMO platforms such as Sinespace and due to the grassroots advertising campaign provided by many popular youtubers for VRChat, Linden Lab couldn't get the numbers they needed to justify keeping it a…

Sansar at Death's Door - Why Linden Lab's attempt at competing with VRChat has failed

I was made aware of a posted on James Wagner Au's blog regarding 2020 predictions for SL, namely the following in brief:

" Unable to handle the burden of Sansar, Linden Lab will sell off Second Life and inevitably the platform will be shut down."

With all due respect to the creator of this comment - this has to be the biggest slice of Wisconsin Bullshit that I've ever heard. And this article is going to explain exactly why, along with why Sansar failed to begin with.

A Lack of Business Sense The idea that Linden Lab would sell off Second Life, its' most profitable venture, in favor of a failing business venture that will never get off the ground - is so absurd that it cannot even be defined accurately like that. That, and look at past ventures under Linden Lab, namely Desura. When Desura, a competitor to Steam, fell in Linden Lab's lap, they sold it to someone before it inevitably died.

You see, for those not familiar with basic business strategy or.. even logic…

The Role of Lindens in Agni - Second Life's Feedback Dilemma

I've seen more and more people, mainly of James Wagner Au's readers (of which I am one of them) complain that the Lindens don't do enough to get user feedback. I'm not surprised as to why people are, as I've always seen Linden Lab as the group that comes out of the woodwork every now and again, a Minarchical (as in Minarchy) organization whose domain of Terra Agni, Second Life - for those not used to my customs of referring to the platform - usually is busy at work improving things on the platform and handling administration and economy.

It's weird to hear me refer to the lindens as a Minarchy when it comes to the governance of Agni, as you'd assume at first glance that they'd be your run of the mill corporate government that administrates with a iron fist, which, unless you're engaging in Ageplay or fraud, they don't.

Yes, they're a part of every part of life in Agni, but the thing is, it feels as if the Lindens have nothing to do with the …

Planting Trees

I'm going to try and start posting here as well as on Youtube and Twitter, try and diversify my presence online.

Topics I'll discuss here will range from SL, Gaming, Politics and some other topics at my behest. I'll still be posting articles every now and again to Medium, but I'll also be starting to Mirror my articles from there, here, in the event that for some reason I get banned from the platform or something.

Hey, better safe than completely fucked.