Audience Guide

Here’s how you can help us bring you the best show possible:

  1. Know your impact.
  2. Remove scripted attachments.
  3. Remove HUDs.
  4. Remove AO and sit down.
  5. Remove particle generators.
  6. Remove facelights and use Midnight.
  7. Turn off nametags.
  8. Minimize your burden.
  9. Set Level of Detail (LOD) to 4.
  10. Create a “Minimal” look.
  11. Derender everyone but Debauche.
  12. Avoid Jellydolls.
  13. Remove or disable scripts from attachments.

Let’s go into each item in detail:


1. Know your impact.Debuche - July 20 2019

We rez a script counter board. This tells you how much memory and CPU you use.

If you use Firestorm, you can check your scripts list with Avatar >> Health >> Scripts.

If you use a lot of scripts, a venue bot or our Security Chief AL will ask you in an IM to reduce your scripts. If you do not reduce your scripts, you may be asked to leave until you reduce them. Or the venue bot might automatically boot send you home.


2. Remove scripted attachments.

If you use Firestorm, you can identify and remove scripted items:

  1. Go to the menu bar.
  2. Click Avatar, then Avatar Health, then Scripts.
  3. Identify the attachment you can remove.
  4. Open your Outfit window (Control-O).
  5. Click the Wearing tab.
  6. Right-click and Detach From Yourself the attachment to remove.

You should also consider removing any attachments that have a large amount of glow, full-bright, or can obstruct/impact the view of other audience members.


3. Remove HUDs.

HUDs use scripts. They also use a lot of textures, which clogs your own viewer’s memory.

You will not need to change your hair color, adjust your alphas, or anything else that your HUD does. Right-click and Detatch them.

If you have one of those Hug and Kiss HUDs, you can wait until after the show to wear and use it, okay? We’ll be glad to hug you after the show.


4. Remove AO and sit down.

AO (Animation Overrides) use scripts. Every theater has comfortable seating, even if some of the poses are interesting or challenging.

You do not need your AO during the performance. If you have an AO attachment, please remove it.


5. Remove particles.

Anything that makes particles uses a script. For example, a lot of chain and leash systems use particles (and scripts, too).

The more particles you make, the fewer particles people will be able to see in the acts on stage. So, please remove them.


6. Remove facelights and use Midnight.

(Or, as Sev calls them… an abomination.)

We design all acts for the Midnight Windlight setting. Facelights disrupt the set lighting.

Control-Shift-X is the shortcut for Midnight. Or you can do the following:

  1. Open Quick Preferences.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to Sky.
  3. Type Midn.
  4. Hit Enter.

Please remove your facelights and any other light sources, such as LumiPro.

If you use Firestorm:

  1. Open Inventory (Control-I).
  2. Click the Worn tab.
  3. Search for facelight.
  4. Right-click and Detach From Yourself any that you’re wearing.

7. Turn off nametags.

If you turn off nametags, you can see the performance cleanly. Open Quick Preferences and turn off Nametags.


8. Minimize your burden.

This one will help with your initial loading time and other viewer cache issues.

  • The more friends you have, the longer your friends list will take to load.
  • The more groups you are in, the longer it will take Second Life to check parcel permissions for you.
  • And also, the larger the membership of a group, the longer it will take for it to load.
  • The more you have in inventory, the longer it will take to load and synchronize with the servers.
  • This includes your trash folder, so an empty trash folder helps a bit.

9. Set Level of Detail (LOD) to 4.

We use a lot of mesh in our sets and outfits. Be sure to set your minimum level of detail (LOD) to at least 4.

Open Quick Preferences and set LOD to 4.


10. Make a “Minimal” look.

If you make an outfit that uses minimal scripts, all you need to do is wear it before the show.

Wear only what you need. Be smart. Smart is sexy.

For example, if you wear solid boots, you don’t need to wear the feet inside them. Or if your hair is thick and covers your ears, you don’t need to wear earrings.


11. Jellydolls and Paperdolls

If you see Jellydolls or Paperdolls, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Quick Preferences.
  2. Drag the Max Complexity slider to the right so it displays No Limit.
  3. Drag the Max Avatars slider to the right so it displays a larger number.

To ensure that we always render for you, perform the following steps:

  1. Click World.
  2. Click Avatar Render Settings.
  3. Click the plus button.
  4. Click Always Render a Resident.
  5. Click the Near Me tab.
  6. Select each of the Debauche Stars from the list.
  7. Click OK.

12. Derender everyone but us

If there’s a lot of people in the audience, they’ll take a while to render. So, let’s derender everyone other than Debauche!

  1. Right-click someone without a Debauche Star tag.
  2. Click More.
  3. Click Derender.
  4. Click Temporary.
  5. Repeat until all you see are Debauche.

Want to do a bunch at once?

  1. Open the People window (Menu Bar >> Comm >> People). If you sort by distance while they’re all backstage, they’ll appear near the bottom of the list in a group.
  2. Select everyone who isn’t a Debauche Star.
  3. Right-click the list.
  4. Select Derender.

13. Remove or disable scripts from attachments.

(This is pretty complicated, and you should do this at home on an off day.)

Most attachments allow you to remove scripts. Hair, clothes, shoes, mesh heads, mesh bodies, etc. Things you can resize or change color.

Usually, it’s an option on the HUD.

  • If you can modify the attachment’s name, make a copy of the attachment and add NO SCRIPT to the name.
  • If you can’t modify the attachment’s name, make a copy of the attachment and put it in a new subfolder called NO SCRIPT.

Then remove the scripts from the NO SCRIPT copy.

If you break the attachment, don’t panic. Just delete the NO SCRIPT copy, make a new copy, and try again.

If you use Firestorm, remove scripts from an attachment this way:

  1. Make a copy of the attachment and wear it.
  2. Open your Outfit window (Control-O).
  3. Click the Wearing tab.
  4. Right click the attachment and click Edit.
  5. In the menu bar, click Build, then Scripts, and then Remove Scripts from Selection

You can also disable scripts in the attachment. Just select Set Scripts to Not Running.