Audience Guide Details

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to reduce your scripts, configure your viewer, and other things you can do to help us give you the best show possible…

Arrive at the show a few minutes early.

If you arrive at the show a few minutes early, your viewer will cache the textures for the first routine’s outfits and sets.

Also, it will give you time to chat with us before we head backstage.

Finally, teleporting into a region during a show can cause a lag spike, which can disrupt the performance.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Remove facelights.

Facelights disrupt the set lighting.

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


Set your viewer to Midnight.

We design all acts for the Midnight Windlight setting.

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.


Turn on Advanced Lighting Model.

Many of our routines use lighting effects, so you’ll want to turn on the Advanced Lighting Model to get the full impact of these effects.

  1. Click Avatar.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click the Graphics tab.
  4. Select the Advanced Lighting Model checkbox.

Turn off nametags.

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


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.


Set Draw Distance to 72 meters.

If you’re in the theatre, you don’t need to render anything outside of the theatre. That will just lag your viewer.

Open Quick Preferences and set Draw Distance to 72.

Or you can type dd 72 in chat.


Jellydolls and Paperdolls.

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

  1. Open Quick Preferences (Control-P).
  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.

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!

NOTE: Do not derender Geordie. He occasionally appears in our routines. Plus, he’s too handsome to derender!

  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.

Disable selection beams.

You shouldn’t select any part of the stage or any dancer during the show. If you want to know what we’re wearing, just ask us in an IM or use the What Is She Wearing HUD.

To disable the selection beams of others in Firestorm:

  1. Open Preferences (Control-P).
  2. Click the Firestorm tab and the Avatar top tab.
  3. Under Selection beam particle effects, unselect the Enable selection beam checkbox.
  4. Click OK.