Last Updated 03-Dec-2021

HD News Meetings

This page has been reorganized. General information for projects in development is available here.

03-Dec-2021

Hydrant CE

- showed updated version of Hydrant CE with new textures and materials
- showed updated version of Hydrant Bag with new textures and materials
- next beta version delayed due to additional work on textures and UV mapping

26-Nov-2021

- no in-world meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!

19-Nov-2021

Hose Line Drop Feature

- fixed issue with Supply Line not connecting to portable Monitor
- fixed issue with Suction Hose not connecting to Dry Hydrant

Hydrant CE

- fixed issue with Shutoff Valve failing to stop flow of water for some items
- fixed issue with 'BACK' button not working in some menus
- fixed some info messages not showing in local chat
- fixed script issues when child prims are linked or unlinked
- fixed hydrant no longer supplying water when unlinking closed shutoff valve
- fixed run over hydrant requires shutting off valve even if shutoff valve has been unlinked
- fixed ground visible inside of ground pipe when hydrant is run over
- added decal surface for custom textures or hydrant number 1 - 9999
- added separate color setting for large cap and small caps
- currently working on final textures & materials and some more script changes
- no fixed ETA, but new beta version should be available within the next couple of days

12-Nov-2021

- no in-world meeting as Lares is unavailable

05-Nov-2021

Hose Line Drop Feature

- finished work on Attack Line Drop feature
- beta version now available as part of the Hydrant CE Beta

Hydrant CE

- new beta version is now undergoing testing
- added option to fasten loose caps
- added option to disable hydrant damage when run over
- added cheater pipe to hydrant bag
- fixed issues with the cheater pipe
- broken stem valve can be repaired with the HD Tool Box
- added option to automatically repair run-over hydrants

Annual Public Services Expo (APSE)

Annual Public Services Expo (APSE) is Second Life's emergency services expo focused on Fire, EMS, Police, and City Role-Players.
This event is a great place to catch up with the latest creators in Second Life's Roleplay community along with competing against other departments in various competitions.

HD Emergency will have a booth at the event.
If everything goes according to plan then there will be an exiting new project reveal.

29-Oct-2021

Hose Line Drop Feature

- finishing work on the last bits of the Attack Line Drop feature
- new beta version will be available as part of Hydrant CE Testing

Gear HUD

- maintenance work being done on Gear HUD as part of new equipment for Hydrant CE
- added status message to Gear HUD to indicate when equipment is being loaded for rezzing
- also fixed some minor HUD and equipment bugs

Hydrant CE

- fixed various bugs with shutoff valve and shutoff key interaction
- full integration of shutoff valve in hydrant script to control flow of water
- closing shutoff valve on run-over hydrant with water spraying will slowly reduce the size of the geyser
- running over hydrant will now disconnect all hose lines and drop attached items to the ground
- dropped items can be picked up and put back in the hydrant bag
- added support for Supply Line Drop feature
- added menu to toggle failure modes:
- broken stem valve will turn hydrant tool faster without any resistance, valve is inoperable
- stuck stem valve can not be moved
- loose connection caps can dislodge when stem valve is opened
- stuck connection caps can not be removed
- stuck parts can be moved by attaching a cheater pipe to the hydrant tool
- the pipe will be available via the hydrant bag
- gave demonstration of shutoff valve operation, running over hydrant and failure modes

22-Oct-2021

Marine 1 Update

- the Update has been released on 18-Oct-2021
- the full Changelog is available here
- the Gear HUD has also been updated
- HUD: performance improvements
- Hose Lines: improved textures and details
- Attack Line: adds support for Raycasting capabilities when connected to Marine 1
- the Fire System Box has also been updated
- Fire: adds support for extinguishing via Raycast Feature
- Hydrant: adds support for upcoming Supply Line Drop Feature
- Hose Packs & Powder Buckets: adds modify permission

Gear HUD Drop Feature

- work on Attack Line is ongoing, will require changes to how the Couplers function
- work on Supply Line is complete but requires small updates on existing HDFS2 connection ports
- small update for Draft Float, Drop Tank, Couplers, Gated Wye, Siamese, Hydrant is complete (not released yet)
- small update for Portable Pump, Ground Monitors and Wall Outlets is in development
- small update for NextGen Series, Titanium ARFF Series, One Series and Legacy Pumper is in development
- if you know about any bugs or issues with any of the listed products please report them here so that they can also be addressed

Hydrant CE

- finished more script work on shutoff valve
- next beta could be ready this upcoming week

15-Oct-2021

Marine 1 Update

- added one more script change to address required compatibility with the upcoming 'Drop' feature for the Supply Lines
- update will be released this weekend
- discovered a new critical bug that needs to be fixed; update delayed to Monday

Gear HUD

- Beta Testing of new 'Drop' feature for Supply Lines and Attack Lines is ongoing
- Attack Line has out of memory issue
- will be fixed with either adding one additional script or changing how the Couplers work
- Supply Line has compatibility issue with existing HDFS2 connection ports
- will require small update for NextGen Series, Titanium ARFF Series, One Series and Legacy Pumper
- will also require small update for Draft Float, Drop Tank, Couplers, Gated Wye, Siamese, Hydrant, Portable Pump, Ground Monitors and Wall Outlets
- this small update will also make the Hydrant Bag available on the HD Fleet
- if you know about any bugs or issues with any of the listed products please report them here so that they can also be addressed

Hydrant CE

- still working on next beta version

08-Oct-2021

Marine 1 Update

- no more issues were found during beta testing
- update will be released within the next couple of days

Gear HUD

- Beta Testing of new 'Drop' feature for Supply Lines and Attack Lines is ongoing
- a critical issue was discovered with the Supply Line that makes the Drop feature incompatible with the current Hose System
- a few minor issues were found with the Attack Line that are being fixed

Hydrant CE

- still working on next beta version

01-Oct-2021

Marine 1 Update

- one new bug showed up, release of update has been delayed to give more time for testing of required bugfixes
- fixed Rudder randomly resets to neutral position for a split second if a 2nd avatar is seated
- fixed Deckgun foam cell only comes with 5 gallons of concentrate
- added option to hide Beacons and/or Lightbar

Gear HUD

- Beta Testing of new 'Drop' feature for Supply Lines and Attack Lines is underway
- send an IM to Lares Carter if you would like to help with the beta testing

Hydrant CE

- still working on next beta version
- showed preview for 3D model of hydrant shutoff valve and fitting key to operate it

24-Sep-2021

Marine 1 Update

- Beta Testing is complete, Update will be released next week
- fixed incorrect rear flag position
- fixed Marine 1 turned into a ghost ship (set to phantom)
- fixed Cabin Interior is misaligned
- fixed Scene Lights are pointing straight down

Gear HUD

- Beta Testing is in progress
- fixed Gated Wye, Siamese, Coupler and Draft Float are mixed up with each other
- fixed Wheel Chocks no longer work
- fixed Attack Lines no longer have water sound
- added new 'Drop' feature for Supply Lines and Attack Lines
> can drop Hose Line to the ground
> can be picked up again and will restore all settings

Hydrant CE

- still working on next beta version
- gave demonstration of newly added features
- these new features are experimental and not 100% confirmed yet
- hydrant can be run over:
> water will spray with a random chance
> if water is spraying then water supply for all hydrants within 100m will drop
> supply drop is based on distance
- hydrant has random failure modes:
> stem valve can be stuck or broken
> hydrant caps can be stuck, missing or loose
> water can stay dirty when hydrant is flushed or take longer to clean
> water pressure can be reduced or absent
> water pressure can drop while hydrant is in use

17-Sep-2021

Marine 1 Update

- new Beta version will be available this weekend
- fixed Supply Line only has 0m range
- fixed page up / page down for deckguns fails to update touchscreen, HUD and flow meter
- fixed raycast feature does not work across region borders
- fixed various child prim alignment issues
- added info text with progress percentage for Welder

Gear HUD

- updated Attack Line and Supply Line
> merged Combi-Nozzle, Smoothbore and Booster Line into single object
> merged Supply Line Large, Supply Line Small and Suction Hose into single object
> updated nozzle head with baked textures
> added different flexible settings and taper for flat vs charged hose line
> added extinguishing via raycast feature for Attack Lines
> added option to attach Attack Line from inventory when obtained via Marine 1
> added option to disconnect hose line without detaching Attack Line or Supply Line
- performance and memory improvements
- Beta version is available as part of the Marine 1 Beta

Hydrant CE

- next beta version has been delayed by 1 week
- next version will add final UV mapping, final textures, running over hydrant and failure modes

10-Sep-2021

- no in-world meeting as Lares is unavailable

Hydrant CE

- fixing some minor issues
- adding missing features (final textures, running over hydrant, failure modes)
- new Beta version will be available this upcoming week

Marine 1 Update

- fixing various reported issues
- adding Raycast support for Attack Line
- new Beta version will be available this upcoming week

03-Sep-2021

- no in-world meeting as Lares is unavailable

Hydrant CE

- fixed service marker stays on hydrant when taken
- fixed hydrant gate fails to restore to hydrant bag after gate has been placed and is picked up again
- fixed unable to remove service tag after placing and removing sprinkler cap
- merged Gear HUD Beta with Attack Line changes for Marine 1 Beta
- new Hydrant CE Beta Version was sent to Beta Testing Group on 02-Sep-2021

Marine 1 Update

- fixed blocked supply line and attack line connection bugs
- added compatible HDFS2 Attack Line
- added Water and Foam Flow Rate Displays for Deckguns and Aerial Boom
- improved information display for Deckgun controls:
- active Deckgun is shown as Green
- Deckgun with water flowing is shown as Blue
- Deckgun with foam flowing is shown as yellow
- improved Boat HUD:
- removed display of automatic rez detection (has been discontinued)
- added better selection for Aerial Boom active keyboard input: Boom & Head
- renamed Stream 1 to Stream Main
- renamed Stream 2 to Stream Aux
- added improved information for Deckgun controls (similar to Marine 1 screen)
- changed notecard manual to online manual link
- new Marine 1 Beta Version was sent to all volunteers on 02-Sep-2021

27-Aug-2021

Hydrant CE

- fixed additional issues with the GPM calculations
- fixed issues with tools not being replaced in hydrant bag
- new beta version will be available this weekend

Marine 1 Update

- added option to manually turn on cabin ceiling light
- fixed incorrect foam concentrate consumption calculations and adjusted foam cell sizes
- increased deckgun rating to 1000 GPM and improved extinguishing capabilities
- increased aerial boom master stream to 1000 GPM and improved extinguishing capabilities
- fixed ray-cast feature did not work across region borders
- fixed script errors and blocked seats when avatar logs out or crashes while seated
- increased supply line connection to 1500 GPM when only one supply line is connected
- added ability to dock by clicking on bollards of HD Dock
- improved boarding plank placement when docking
- next beta version has been further delayed

20-Aug-2021

Hydrant CE

- fixed various issues with the GPM calculations and hydrant tool placement
- new beta version will be available within the next few days

Marine 1 Update

- next beta version has been delayed but will be available this upcoming week

13-Aug-2021

- no in-world meeting as Lares is unavailable

Legacy Pumper

- Emergency Lights Update has been released on 08-Aug-2021
- Changelog is available here

Marine 1 Update

- next beta testing version will be available this upcoming week

Hydrant CE

- first beta version was sent to HD Beta Testing Group on 08-Aug-2021
- multiple issues have been reported and are being fixed
- next beta testing version will be available this upcoming week

Beta Testing Group

- pending Beta Tester applications are being processed and new members are added to the group
- please allow up to 2 weeks to receive a reply if you have a pending application

06-Aug-2021

- no in-world meeting as Lares is unavailable

Legacy Pumper

- Emergency Lights Update testing is complete
- Update will be released this weekend

Marine 1 Update

- testing is ongoing
- next version will include:
- HDFS2 compatible attack line connections
- fix foam concentrate consumption calculation
- fix raycast mode won't work across region borders
- change supply line discharges to 1500 GPM for single supply line
- change deckgun rating to 1000 GPM
- ability to manually turn interior cabin light on/off

Hydrant CE

- first beta testing version will be released this weekend

30-Jul-2021

- no in-world meeting as Lares is unavailable

Legacy Pumper

- Emergency Lights Update is undergoing testing
- some minor issues have been reported and fixed
- next testing version will go to all volunteers this weekend

Marine 1 Update

- new Beta Version is undergoing testing
- some minor issues have been reported and fixed
- next testing version will go to all volunteers this weekend

Hydrant CE

- first beta testing version will be available this upcoming week

23-Jul-2021

Legacy Pumper

- a new smaller update is in development
- includes bugfixes for reported issues
- also adds a new feature to change individual emergency light colors
- works similar to the color change mode on the Titanium ARFF Series
- comes with support for custom color input
- has been sent to first group of volunteers for testing

Marine 1 Update

- new Beta Version has been delayed
- will go out to first group of volunteers this weekend

16-Jul-2021

- no meeting as Lares is unavailable

09-Jul-2021

Legacy Pumper

- Update v2021.06.25 Early Access has been released
- Changelog is available here

Modular HUD Update

- Update v2021.07.05 has been released
- fixes invisible Emergency Light controls for all Panther Ambulances
- only requires new Modular HUD version; no Ambulance Update required

Panther Type 3 Customize HUD Update

- Update v2021.07.05 has been released
- fixes Cab and/or Box textures failing to update when changing active Paintjob
- only requires new Customize HUD version; no Panther Type 3 Update required
- updated HUD available via Group Notice or in delivery box when requesting a redelivery

Hydrant CE

- early testing revealed a couple of issues
- will go out to more testers as soon as those issues are fixed

Marine 1 Update

- new Beta Version will go out to volunteers on 13-Jul-2021

02-Jul-2021

- no meeting as Lares is unavailable

25-Jun-2021

Legacy Pumper

- finished work on bugfix update to fix the three issues that were discussed at previous News Meeting
- update also includes three additional changes:
1) increased max pump limit to 2000 GPM
2) added 'White' color for rear Beacons
3) replaced cribbing with hydrant bag
- bugfix update has been released today (25-Jun-2021)
- full changelog available here

Hydrant CE

- additional script work completed
- should go into internal testing this upcoming week

18-Jun-2021

Legacy Pumper

- on-board generator update for Legacy Pumper has been released
- full changelog available here
- three issues have been reported:
1) unable to remove and replace passenger side batteries
2) electric fan does not disappear on any HD Vehicle when taken
3) mysterious white copies rez when interacting with the electric fan
- a bugfix update is in development to address these issues

Hydrant CE

- additional script work completed

11-Jun-2021

Legacy Pumper

- beta testing is complete
- adding one more feature: cardboard boxes to handle spare batteries
- cardboard boxes are stored on a simple shelf
- can take a box, carry it and then place it on the ground
- box can be opened to remove spare battery
- boxes work via Gear HUD and have access settings
- update estimated to be released on 14-Jun-2021 (was delayed until 15-Jun-2021)
- full changelog available here

Hydrant CE

- additional script work completed

04-Jun-2021

- no meeting as Lares is unavailable

28-May-2021

Legacy Pumper

- new beta version sent to all testing volunteers
- update will be released once testing is complete
- next three updates for Legacy Pumper:
1) full Foam System functionality
2) Pump Panel Modular HUD Support
3) Emergency Light Customization

Hydrant CE

- hydrant has been updated to be compatible with latest version of the new interaction menus
- hydrant bag now has ability to open and close
- equipment can now be taken from the hydrant bag

21-May-2021

- no meeting as Lares is unavailable

14-May-2021

Legacy Pumper

- beta testing of next update is ongoing
- fixed various issues with the cable reel
- new beta version will go out to more volunteers once remaining issues are fixed

Hydrant CE

- showed a preview of the opened Hydrant Bag
- still work in progress, no final textures yet

HD Hydrant Bag Preview
Hydrant Bag Preview Picture (taken on 14-May-2021; work in progress)

Panther Type 3 Customize HUD

- issue with Customize HUD that fails to apply textures when new Theme is selected
- only Decals are applied, cab and box texture fails to update
- caused by old data from last synced copy of Panther Ambulance
- cause has been identified and a fix is undergoing testing

General

- next Marine 1 Beta still in the works; delayed due to ray-cast issues for Aerial Boom
- Emergency Light Controls fail to show up on Modular HUD for all Panther Ambulances; cause identified & fix pending

Questions & Answers

Q: Are there plans to make more add-ons for the SZYM Paladin Pickup Truck? And if so which ones?
A: Yes. Current open projects have priority before starting work on more addons for the Paladin.
More details will be available once more of the current projects are finished.
If you have ideas for add-ons you can submit them here

Q: Are there plans for a Legacy Series Heavy Rescue?
A: No fixed plans past the Pumper, Tanker and Midmount.
Next vehicle in Legacy Series after those three will depend on submitted suggestions.
You can submit your suggestion here

07-May-2021

Legacy Pumper

- new beta version has been sent to first group of volunteers
- adds on-board Generator functionality
- adds Ground Lights
- adds Junction Box connected to 30m (100ft) cable reel
- adds minor update for Electrical Fan
- adds new Interaction Menus

S2 URL Projector

- new project from S2, Lares is providing the scripts
- realistic looking projector, tripod screen and remote
- uses Shared Media to display online URL content
- can show images, websites and videos
- can display custom messages
- can read URLs from a notecard to create slideshow presentations

30-Apr-2021

- no meeting as Lares is unavailable

23-Apr-2021

Legacy Pumper

- continued work on new Interaction Menus
- can show different interaction options for the HD Equipment
- Example: Electrical Fan shows 3 choices: Pick Up, Turn On/Off, Grab Cable
- makes interaction easier without having to remember to click on specific parts or performing long clicks
- cable laying will utilize an avatar attachment to make it work similar to the HD Fire Hose System

Marine 1

- fixed a rotation bug with the experimental ray-casting feature for the Deckguns
- next step is to add the ray-casting feature to the Aerial Boom water streams

Hydrant CE

- created first model for the hydrant bag to make all the tools for the Hydrant accessible
- will be able to carry the bag, place it, open it up and then grab the tools
- stores hydrant tool, out-of-order marker, sprinkler cap and two hydrant gates
- will be available on Legacy Pumper in driver side front compartment (replaces wooden cribbing blocks)

Lightbar Classic

- rotator Lightbar from the One Series as standalone modify enabled version
- can be used as add-on for the SZYM Paladin or any other vehicle with modify permission
- compatible with the Global Mod Link System (GMLS) for easy installation
- supports color adjustment, clear cover option, full bright option and new particle option
- available here for L$400

Discord Server

- HD now has a Discord Server
- you can join here

16-Apr-2021

- no meeting as Lares is unavailable

09-Apr-2021

April Fools 2021

- all new HD Mini Pumper turns out to be a 1:10 scale model of the Legacy Pumper
- available to everyone who owns a copy of the Legacy Pumper (request redelivery if you did not receive a copy)
- possible future improvements: lower Land Impact, customization support, more functionality

Legacy Pumper

- update has been delayed, working on new features to improve interaction with the HD Equipment
- will no longer have to click specific areas to perform actions
- all new Interaction Menu will show buttons for different action choices
- will be integrated into Gear HUD with optional Select HUD to enable position tracking for compatible Equipment
- position tracking will show the buttons always next to the selected Equipment instead of linked to the Gear HUD

Marine 1

- new beta version for Marine 1 Update has been sent to some of the testing volunteers
- fixed missing textures for interior cabin and door
- fixed broken color change for right beacon
- added ability to change the color of the Lightbar on the roof
- converted the notecard manual to the online format
- removed the automatic bullet rez detection (was unreliable as it gave too many false positives)
- added user controlled choice for rezzing: disabled, physical bullets or raycast
- raycast will use LSL Raycast function instead of rezzing physical bullets
- raycast shoots an invisible beam in order to extinguish HD Fires
- requires new version of the fire (will be compatible with both bullets and raycasts)

Lightbar Classic

- tested making the One Series Lightbar compatible with the newly released SZYM Paladin Pickup Truck
- will be released as add-on if there is enough interest

02-Apr-2021

- no meeting as Lares is unavailable