Saturday, 17 March 2018

Fusion - Beyond Torso & Cute Body Released

I have released two new products in the Fusion store today

First is the Beyond lower body. This is effectively the largest lower body I do now making the Titans look small.

Secondly at the other end of the scale is Cute. Cute at first glance doesnt seem to be anything special, except its specially designed for regular sized avatars. By that I mean 5.5 feet tall rather than 7...

Full details are on the adult blog for both products including pictures.

The Beyond Lower body and the Cute Lower body or complete ready to wear body are in store now.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Hippo's Demise - The Fall Out

As customers you may well have heard that one of Second Life's biggest vendor systems, Hippo went under a few weeks back. Summing this all up, the servers they used to send goods around the grid effectively burnt out. They then said they were quitting the grid.
This decision on their parts has left thousands of merchants and customers high and dry when it comes to sales but worse redeliveries.

I saw this coming back in 2016 when there were technical issues with Hippo, and I made the decision to move away from the Vending system to Casper. As such the Hippo database of sales was migrated to Casper and I thought that was the end of it. I did however continue to use Hippo Update as for some reason I didn't realise that this was actually also linked to their servers.

What this means for customers is that any updater supplied with a Violet Studio Product is now borked. With the loss of Hippos servers, the system will no longer work.
Yeah, it left me in a pretty foul mood.

I have been working towards getting Casper Update operational since I found out about this and the first piece of this are starting to slot in to place. I have also with my team investigated if there was any way to get around the updater, but sadly the same systems put in place to stop people illegally breaking in to them also stop any form of remedial work. This leaves me with some problems, although it's not a complete disaster.

Any Product bought through the Casper System is logged to your personal account name. This means that if you bought an item in world, then you will be able to go in to my stores to the redelivery terminal. From there, you can go on to their service and redeliver the items.
This does leave the problem of the Market Place though, but thankfully Casper has a solution there too.
I have downloaded sales from 2011 to present and linked Casper up to the Marketplace so now if you bought an item on there, you can again come in store, go to the redelivery terminal and download an update.

So, there is hope... But I really need to look at where the updateable products are.

Fusion - All Fusion products come with an updater included. As Fusion is sold through Casper and the Market Place it means that you can go in world and simply grab an update from the redelivery terminals. The only exclusion to this is if you were given an item directly from me (gifts etc). In those cases contact me in world.

vString Implants - These are very much the same as Fusion. Head to the Redelivery terminal in world and gain drop me a line if that doesn’t work.

Demon Wings - I have to be honest here. I know these are now old school and they were all due to be pulled from sale this year and replaced. There has been no significant update to these since 2014 and I have Bento flavoured wings in development. As such, regardless these are now officially discontinued and there will be no more updates. If you still have a set of Version 3's that you desperately need updating let me know but Version 9 is the final version.

Violet Cybernetics - Again, these products have reached their ultimate versions. Although remaining on sale, there will be no further updates.

Violet Studio Skin - These cover Verotic, LTX, Verotic Male and Demon Studio. I released the 2.1 ADV2 applier some time ago and customers should have updates these by now. Sadly though I have been looking at the Starlight skin base now for some time and I have been looking at replacing all current skins I have on sale. There is nothing more I can really do with my skins. They have Omega built in and they are the pinnacle of my skin design process, on a technical level. As such, again while only a formality, as there will be no more updates, these have reached the end of the line, even if they are still quite lovely.

LTX Mesh Items - These have always been sold exclusively in world and sadly for that reason, there will be no further updates. I believe everyone should be up to date though as really the Forza line hasn’t changed that much.

And now, the worst is left for last...

It is fair to say, VSX is probably one of my best sellers both inworld and on the marketplace.
The VSX line reached its pinnacle with Version 6 and at that point, there really wasn’t much more I could do with it. Transferred to Mesh with materials, the products were as good as they got while staying within the realms of their original design scope.
VSXM was also a product line I pretty much nailed from the outset. Currently on Version 1.51 the last update saw materials and Omega Support added for the bulge. This all said, since 2013, the products have really required only 3 updates and they were pretty minor ones at that.
I have been muttering to myself for some time that I should bring new products out in the form of the VSXR line which has been on the work bench for some time. This situation really does hammer home the point that it is time I got on with that project. With no new updates planned for VSX or VSXM, I have decided to stop development on them, even if there was development I had planned, which there wasn't.
There is one slight bit of good news though. If you bought from the market place, I have put them on Casper, so visit the redelivery terminal in world and get what you need.
I really don’t want to say this, but... if you are still using Version 2 or 3 of VSX, and you really want the update... contact me in world and I will see what I can do.

So there you have it. I will over the next few weeks, be swapping out the defunct hippo updaters on all products and replacing them with Casper Updaters. This will be for products that are continuing their development process such as vStrings or Fusion.

I wish I had better news than this, but sadly this matter is out of my control although I hope you can see I am making every effort to ensure customers are well catered for.


I have now completed the migration of Marketplace Sales to Casper. If you have bought any currently available product from Violet Studios on the Marketplace that has been updateable, if you go in store to the redelivery terminal you can now get the lastest versions there.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

vString X-Fet Version 5 now out!

Hold on... I just released the Version 4.5 X-Fets didn't I?

Well, considering everything that has been going on, I wasn't going to leave them out of the equation.
You get the Omega Advanced / ADV update which works on both the Skin and the UV Top including materials support so now setting your breasts is a breeze!
Also, I have spent some time reworking the skin mapping and now it is far superior to how it was before.

As with the current updater situation, it is best to pop in store and use the redelivery service.


vString X_X Version 5 Released

The final model of the Essentials to be updated to Version 5 is the X_X model.
In the pack you will find only the Evo Omega chest plate versions, but if you want the classic versions of 4.5, the box is included.

As with the other models you get full Omega Advanced and ADV integration for the clothing, Bra and UV Top so these are so easy to set up. Don't forget these are not rigged too so you can upscale for macro avatars and the likes.

As with the notice posted on the main blog, customers can get the update in store and I am working on transferring sales made on the market place to the Casper system. I will announce that soon.

If you would like to see the pictures, you are welcome to visit the adult blog


Violet Studios Update System out of Action

Over the last week, many people have been contacting me saying that the Update System which is included with selected products was not working. Last night I investigated the issues and found that the customer were correct - the Updater system was not working. 

Checking in to this, much to my horror I found that Hippo, the company I purchased the update system from was out of action and unbeknownst to me, their update system was web enabled, which means with their customer site out of commission, the whole updater system collapsed.

Hippo on their website are being quite vague about what is going on or even if it is going to come back at all. Needless to say, it looks like a distinct possibility that the update system is now defunct.

So, where does this leave you?

Primarily for the most regular updated products such as Fusion or vString, you should be fine. Because I moved my vendor system over to Casper a few years back, you can use the redelivery terminal in store to get your updates.

If you bought your fusion or vString products on the market place you will be supported too. Casper does have a system where you can import sales from the market place and I will be sorting out customer updates there too. In other words you will be able to update your product via the redelivery terminal.

This situation is a mess and I am not happy to say the least. I will be going through all updateable products soon and installing new Casper Updaters to replace the defunct Hippo ones.
I can only apologise to customers but sadly it is out of my hands.

If you have a product that you need updating and you can't get it from the redelivery terminal, please contact Hemi Violet in world and I will try to get this sorted for you. 

Do remember I am only human though and even I can't do everything.

Monday, 19 February 2018

vString XL and XXL Version 5 Released

I think you will be getting the theme here by this point.
The XL and XXL vStrings have been released with Omega Advaned and ADV support.

Visit in store to get the latest updates.
Unfortunately I have been made aware that due to reasons beyond my control, the update system is currently out of action. I am investigating this and I should have a solution soon.
If you bought these in world visit the redelivery terminal in store.
If you bought on the Marketplace, I will getting this updated soon and you will be able to get updates.
I do apologise for this inconvience and know I am working on it.

If you would like to see the pictures, click here

vString X-Loon Version 5 Released

The vString Version 5 update continues with the release of the X-Loons.
You still get all the features you love, but things have changed. As with the other models that have been updated, you now get full Omega Advanced and ADV Support for the skin, clothing and Underwear layers. That goes for textures and materials!
What this effectively means is setting up your breasts should now be a breeze.

As you can see from the picture above this update suits them.

Simply wear your updater, or head in store for a redelivery.

As this is a PG Blog I cant show you the pictures, but if you click here you can visit the adult blog

Thursday, 15 February 2018

vString Xilu Breasts Version 5 Released

You are in for a treat with these, but I have already done a full write up on the adult blog - click here to view it

A Short breakdown.
* The Classic versions have been updated to the latest code spec with improved mesh work.
* The Evo versions have been replaced with full spec Revolution 5 fitted mesh version which are also Omega Advanced and ADV2 compatible for the skin, clothing and materials.
* You now get fully integrated Fusion Ultima components included!

Wear your updater or visit in store for a redelivery!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Fusion Ultima - Bubblez Pregnancy Special Body

Since the release of Bubblez, I have had more than a few requests for a special pregnancy version of my bimbo style bodies and as you should know by now, I do like to listen to my customers... so here it is.

As with all the Pregnancy bodies, you get 7 torsos which go through 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 months, plus the 9 month twins and the 0_o versions.
This body features the Genesis arms and breaking from the norm considering this is a bimbo body, you get the Orbz Tights.

It is due to its design a Lite spec body with the torso having no show hide zones.

It's 2000L$ for the complete body....

Unless you already own a fusion body, at which point you could simply pick n mix it with the torso only. This is 1000L$.

For more details and pictures, see the Adult Blog.

Gym Bodies - Sophia Muscle Body Released

Following on from the release of the Kelly Body, I am pleased to introduce Sophia.
Where as Kelly was a quite well built athletic body design, Sophia has some serious muscles on her.

I could carry on in detail here but the full details of Sophia and Images are on the Adult Blog.
Click this link to go there and have a look