There is a new version of the Inworldz Official Viewer out (currently 1.4.8 (2) Sep 10 2012). It has some very nice updates. Just a quick article on it.
TEXTURES in the texture window and loaded from your inventory now load in 2-3 seconds. No more frustrating 8 to 45 second waits that are present in most viewers. This alone is a very nice update... one that should have (and could have) happened years ago. Congratulations to McCabe for being the first dev to fix this years-long megabug. Good job there!
NOTES in Profiles now work as well. I don't know how long they've been working, but this really helps one keep track of who is who.
Important to know:
* Edit / Preferences / Network / Maximum Bandwidth: As mentioned recently in another blog, it is very important to make sure this is set properly. Higher does not mean better. If it's set too low you don't get enough data transfer. If it's too high you get data congestion. Both can result in severe lag. Mine was accidentally set at 3500 and textures were taking 20 seconds to load. I knocked it down to 1500 and they loaded in 2-3 seconds. So this setting is very important.
To set it: if you have DSL Internet you may have to set it 500 or so. Cable Internet should work fine around 1000 to 1500. Try different settings and see how your system reacts. Check the bandwidth bars in the upper right hand corner and see what setting best keeps those in the green. For most cable net systems I would estimate 1500 is the ideal setting.
I'm still examining the new release, but I have to say this is quite nice so far. Since it's the official Inworldz viewer, the better and more powerful it gets-- the nicer Inworldz is to use and help new ones to use. The grid will benefit from a consistent, powerful, fast viewer that everyone likes to use. So I'm glad to see so much time and effort being put into this system.