Use 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Second Life

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator

UPDATE: To make it work again after Update to the Creators Update of Windows 10 scroll down to the red part of text and disable the specified driver part again. Then restart your viewer. 

I used my SpaceNavigator a lot in Second Life and was mad about loosing the service of actual drivers. Because in SL the new driver generation 10.x didn’t work I researched every article on the net I could find. Sorry to say every article have some flaws that lead to a NO-success following them. But studying the contents all together let me find the way to let the new drivers work.

To make it clear: I’m writing about using the SpaceNavigator in Windows 10 64bit with Firestorm. Other constellations MAY work but I could test it only on my own configuration on 2 PCs with Windows 10, one with Home Edition and one with the Pro Edition used for the Windows Insider Beta testing. Both are German versions of Windows so maybe I dont know the exact wording of English Windows 10 installations.

Here I try to do a complete list of what have to be done on Windows 10 to get it working with the actual driver generation 10.x instead of sticking to the outdated and no more updated version 3.x.

If you think there is anything wrong with this procedure send me an Email and I will correct and update this page!

Disconnect your SpaceNavigator from the PC.

First thing is to clean up your Windows from outdated driver parts.

  • Deinstall everything about 3Dconnexion from your PC in the Apps & Features section. This means any version of 3Dconnexion drivers you had tried before.
  • Delete any folders related to 3Dconnexion:
    • C:\Progam Files\3Dconnexion
    • C:\Users\[your Windows_Login_ID]\AppData\Local\3Dconnexion
    • C:\Users\[your Windows_Login_ID]\AppData\Remote\3Dconnexion
  • Now REBOOT your PC

REGISTRY CLEANING

This is normal NOT neccessary if you have already installed an older version of the 10.x drivers.

Dont forget to save a copy of the registry before changing something in case you run into trouble by deleting a wrong line. Follow the instructions on  Microsoft’s Knowledge Base article Q322756 to create a backup or restore your registry.

  • Clean the registry from everything you find about 3dconnexion or SpaceNavigator. Mainly the following entries:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\3Dconnexion
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\3Dconnexion
    • any entry of 3Dconnexion and SpaceNavigator you can find with search in the registry.

Look in the Device Manager if there is any entry about 3Dconnexion. There shouldn’t be no ore after the registry cleaning above.

INSTALLING THE DRIVER

Install the driver 3DxWare 10 for Windows (64-bit) from the 3Dconnexion web site. In my case it was the file 3DxWare64_v10-6-9_r3230.exe. If there is a newer version and I havn’t updated already this page send me an Email and I will test if a newer version works too and update this page.

Look into the Device Manager if there is an 3Dconnexion KMJ Emulator. There you need to disable a part of this driver. Change your view in the device manager to Devices by connection.

Look for an entry 3Dconnexion KMJ Emulator. Click on the > sign to open it and you should see the driver part HID-compliant game controller. Right click this entry and click Deactivate device. This deactivates the KMJ Emulator can be found by the SL viewer. Close the Device Manager.

When disabled it should look like here: (the arrow down shows it is deactivated)

3dconnexion

NOW Connect your SpaceNavigator to your PC.

Now start the 3Dconnexion Home who’s icon should be on your desktop or use the entry in the start menu. You should see the 3Dconnexion Home App:

3dconnexion-home


Click on Settings (the red framed icon if you dont understand German) and you see the settings dialog.

Then start your preferred viewer. Firestorm, Linden Second Life, whatever.

3dconnexion-settings


When the viewer is loaded – you dont need to log in – click on the viewer to put the focus to the viewer. Now you should see the name of your viewer in the upper left corner of the dialog. Click on the right button to open the key settings.

Now you can set one of the both keys of the SpaceNavigator to toggle between the two states for moving your avatar or your cam. Because I’m left handed I set the left key to toggle between the modes.The other key is up to you if you want to assign anything to it.

3dconnexion-macro-setup

Click on the > sign to the right of the text field and select the field Macros. It opens a new panel where you can scroll down.


Scroll down the list and select New Macro. Now we define the keyboard shortcut for Toggle Flight Mode.

3dconnexion-macro-setting-done

In the upper field enter the name of the macro for example Toggle Flight Mode.

Then click into the lower field to activate macro recording and then press the following keys at once and HOLD THEM: Ctrl-Alt-F. If the result you see in this lower field is anything else about Ctrl-Alt-F then click on the x below the field and restart again with the click on the lower field where the macro recording is shown.

If you see the right text of the three buttons Ctrl-Alt-F then click the button Save and you are done. Now you can select something for the other key of the SpaceNavigator. Finally go back to the Settings dialog and click advanced settings where you can activate the moving directions as shown below:

3dconnexion-mouse-setup

When done click close then the setup file for your viewer is written in the folder
C:\Users\[WinLoginID]\AppData\Roaming\3Dconnexion\3DxWare\Cfg\
and the filename depends on your viewer. In case you use Firestorm Release 64bit it should be named FirestormOS-Releasex64.xml. If you use for example a nightly build of Firestorm it has to be named FirestormOS-nightlyx64.xml. Close the viewer.

Open this XML file in Notepad and search for the line

STR_DEFAULT_KMJ

and replace it with

STR_DEFAULT_Firestorm

Save the file

Close the viewer, if it is open and restart the computer.

After reboot open your viewer and login.

The SpaceNavigator should find your configuration file and set it up properly. But, now you need to setup the viewer.

Firestorm: Open Preferences – Move & View – Tab Movement – click button Joystick Configuration

Linden Viewer: Open Preferences – Move & View – Other Devices

You should see the dialog similar to the following image:

Firestorm Joystick Settings

Tick Enable Joystick: SpaceNavigator. Then click OK. Thats it.

L.I.C Emily Outfit

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Something new in Lyndy In Chains main shop: the new Emily Outfit for Legacy, Maitreya Lara and Tonic Curvy & Fine. It contains Bra, Panty, Blouse, Skirt and Boots plus a Color HUD.

L.I.C Emily Outfit

See a bigger picture in my Flickr

The Emily Outfit comes with a color HUD. You can select predefined colors or select one out of the color disc. You can change the texture size of the blouse with this + & – buttons.

L.I.C. Emily Outfit Color HUD

To tint a single item of the outfit, you need to do a bit extra work. Wear only this item while tinting because all worn at the time you click a color square get’s tinted in this color except the bows on bra and panty and the buttons of the blouse. They get the color when you click the symbol below the color square.

What else I’m wearing: (not sponsored)

Hair: Doux ~ Vel hairstyle BASIC & DELUXE HUD
Head:  Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Body:  Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skins:  session ~ Female Body skinny 3rd gen Bake on Mesh skin and
the Tasha head skin applier in Tone06.

L.I.C Sky Slip Dress & Panty

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This blogging is about the new Sky Dress and Panty for Legacy, Maitreya Lara and Tonic Curvy & Fine.

See a bigger picture in my Flickr

The Sky Dress and Panty comes with a color HUD. You can select predefined colors or select one out of the color palette. You can change the transparency of the dress with this + & – buttons.

Sky Slip Dress and Panty Color HUD

What else I’m wearing: (not sponsored)

Hair: Doux ~ Valentina hairstyle BASIC & DELUXE HUD
Head:  Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Body:  Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skins:  Angel Rock ~ Chikelu Mulatto
Shoes: [Gos] ~ Bianca Pumps Collection

L.I.C Meagan Lingerie

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This blog is about the new Meagan Lingerie for Maitreya Lara, Tonic Curvy & Fine, and Legacy Body.

L.I.C Meagan Lingerie

See a bigger picture in my Flickr

The Meagan Lingerie comes with very nice lace textures. You can select texture and color with the included HUD. You can even change the size (zoom) of the used texture with this + & – buttons.

L.I.C Meagan Texture & Color HUD

What else I’m wearing: (not sponsored)

Hair: Doux ~ Vel hairstyle BASIC & DELUXE HUD
Head:  Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Body:  Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skins:  Angel Rock ~ Chikelu Mulatto
Stockings: [Gos] ~ So Chic Stilettos Fatpack (part of the shoes)
Shoes: [Gos] ~ So Chic Stilettos Fatpack

+MuggleBorn+ Holly Shorts

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A new post from +MuggleBorn+: Holly Shorts is available EXCLUSIVE at the Something Extra Event until October 14th.  

Holly Shorts

A bigger picture are in my Flickr.

The box contains the Shorts, either a color palette HUD or the Fatpack Style and Color HUD. And if the fatrpack bought too the Ultimate Color HUD. For using the Ultimate color HUD you need to own the fatpack of the Shorts.
The left is the Bulge version and the right is the female version.

The box contains the Shorts for the Alice Body, EbodyCurvy 8.6, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass and Maitreya Lara. 

Holly Shorts Vendor

At the vendor you can buy 10 different Color Palettes or the Fatpack and the Ultimate Color HUD (that needs the Fatpack too). Here i blog about the Maitreya Fatpack.

After unpacking click the golden arrow left to see the Style page or the golden arrows right to see the different color HUDs.

Holly Shorts Fatpacl HUD

At the Style page you can select between Female, Bulge and Floppy version of the shorts. The other pages are for Base Colors and Trims Colors.

If you buy the Fatpack then you can buy the AddOn Ultimate Color HUD too. Then you are able to tint the parts of the Shorts in any free adjustable color.

Holly Shorts Ultimate Color HUD

Have fun shopping

What else I’m wearing:

Aida left

Head: Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Hair: Doux ~ Vel Blonde
Body: Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skin: Angel Rock Chikelu Mulatto
Bikini Top: !Rebel Hope ~ Kauai Mesh Bikini Top Red

Aida right

Head: Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Hair: Doux ~ Brianna Black
Body: Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skin: Angel Rock Chikelu Mulatto
Bikini Top: !Rebel Hope ~ Kauai Mesh Bikini Top Black

L.I.C Grace Lace Bodysuit

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Today I blog the new Grace Lace Bodysuit for Maitreya, Tonic Curvy & Fine, and Legacy Body.

Grace Lace Bodysuit

See a bigger picture in my Flickr

The Grace Lace Bodysuit is made from wonderful lace textures. You can select textur and color with the included HUD.

Pictures of the HUD:

What else I’m wearing: (not sponsored)

Hair: TRUTH ~ Shadow Redhead
Head:  Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Body:  Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skins:  Angel Rock ~ Chikelu Mulatto
Stockings: Reign ~ Ruffle Lace Stockings Fatpack
Shoes: H@S Yummy Pumps Patent Fatpack

L.I.C Bound Set

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Today I show you the wonderful Bound Set for Maitreya, Tonic Curvy & Fine, SLink Hourglass & Physique and the TMP Classic Body.

See a bigger picture in my Flickr

The Bound Set consists of 18 pieces and the 4 Color HUDs. The parts are all modify and copy but No Transfer. This offers you the possibility either to wear all 18 pieces or to link parts together to safe attachment points. To reduce lag you can delete the scripts after texturing the set. But you need a bit knowledge how to do it and some patience to do the work. Some Info about is shown on the Marketplace page of the Bound set and below.

Copies of textured sets can be rezzed in world, de-scripted and linked together to use less attachment points. Be sure to save a copy before!

Here some description from Lydydia about linking

Bound is unique Multi part mix and match collection that allows you to wear different elements and textures to suit your mood

Boots are comprised of 4 parts enabling you to wear ankle height all the way up to thigh height just add the appropriate parts

The corset can stand alone or connects seamlessly with the rest of the outfit

The Bra can also stand alone or connect with the corset with or without added connecting straps

Panties and garters and skirt can we worn separately using the optional rings and straps

Nipple Rings fit neatly inside the bra rings as well as the pasties for use at Moderate sims

(Created texture sets can be rezzed inworld and linked together and descripted to save attachment points and reduce impact)

Included in the Box are 4 – really four – Color HUDs. One for Fabric, one for Laces, one for Latex and one for Leather textures.

Here pictures of the 4 Texture HUDs

Bound HUD Fabric
Bound HUD Laces
Boun HUD Latex
Bound HUD Leather

What else I’m wearing: (not sponsored)

Hair: DOUX ~ Brianna Black
Head: Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Body: Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skins: Angel Rock ~ Chikelu Mulatto
Shoes: [GOS] ~ Karrueche Black
Cuffs: S&P ~ Bondage Deluxe Set

L.I.C Ivankas Gold Earrings

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Today I blog about a new group gift from Lyndy In Chains. The box includes unrigged versions, so it can fit for every head. I wear the Maitreya Lara body with Catwa Kimberly 3.2 for this blog.

The Ivanka Earrings box contains a pair in gold and a second pair in Platinum. I wear the gold version.

Ivankas Gold Earrings

See a bigger picture in my Flickr!

Run to the L.I.C Mainstore to get your group gift.

What else I’m wearing: (not sponsored)

Hair: DOUX ~ Brianna Black [L]
Head: Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Body: Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skins: Angel Rock ~ Chikelu Mulatto

L.I.C Candy Babydoll

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This new blog is about the Candy Babydoll from L.I.C Lyndy In Chains. The Outfit box includes versions for Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus, Slink Hourglass and Physique, Tonic Curvy and Fine, and the Legacy body. I wear the Maitreya Lara body.

The Candy Babydoll consists of the Babydoll, Panties and the Color HUD.

L.I.C Candy Babydoll

See a bigger picture in my Flickr

Included in the Box is a beautiful Color HUD. Check the bows and the small dots of the predefined colors too to see what happens. And with the 2 halfs of the button right of the Lace sign you can change the transparence of the babydoll.

Candy Babydoll Color HUD

What else I’m wearing: (not sponsored)

Hair left: TRUTH ~ Daphne Blonde
Hair right : DOUX ~ Vel Hairstyle [M] Reds
Head: Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Body: Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skins: Angel Rock ~ Chikelu Mulatto
Shoes: [GOS] ~ Karrueche Black

+MuggleBorn+ Annia Bodysuit

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A new post from +MuggleBorn+: Annia Bodysuit is available at the Muggleborn Main Store. 

+MB+ Annia Bodysuit

The Full Bodsuit With Bulge

A bigger picture are in my Flickr.

The box contains the bodysuit, either a color palette HUD or the Fatpack Style and Color HUD. And if bought too the Ultimate Color HUD.

The box contains the bodysuit for the EbodyCurvy, Belleza Freya, HourglassPetite, Hourglass, Katena Regular and Maitreya Lara. For each body there is a Female version, a Bulge version and a Floppy version. 

Annia Bodysuit Vendor

At the vendor you can buy 9 different Color Palettes or the Fatpack and the Ultimate Color HUD (that needs the Fatpack too). Here i blog about the Maitreya Fatpack.

After unpacking click the golden arrow left to see the Style page or the golden arrows right to see the different color HUDs.

+MB+ Annie Bodysu.it HUD

At the Style page you can select which parts of the bodysuit are shown or hidden. The other pages are for Base Colors, Trims, Lower Leg and Upper Leg parts to color.

If you buy the Fatpack then you can buy the AddOn Ultimate Color HUD too. Then you are able to tint the parts of the bodysuit in any free adjustable color.

Annie Bodysuit Ultimate HUD

Happy shopping at the Muggleborn Main Store

What else I’m wearing:

Head: Catwa ~ Kimberly 3.2
Hair: TRUTH Daphne Blonde
Body: Maitreya ~ Lara 4.1
Skins: Angel Rock Chikelu Mulatto
Shoes: [GOS] Bianca Pumps Fatpack