Since when did the Viper client get so damned flaky?
I've had a bit of a 48 hour MG-marathon (as my pockets will bear testament to) and I've lost count of the number of times that the Viper client has stopped responding and/or crashed.
I'm not running some piece of crap PC or some crappy old OS, (it's the same PC I use for gaming, running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate, fully up to date and patched, all drivers fully up to date), and it's only the Viper client that likes to bomb out for fun. I can play at 3Dice for hours solid, no problem. I had the Pinnacle casino software running for the best part of two days, didn't miss a beat. I've never had Jackpot Party crash on me once.
I appreciate there's a difference between a web browser based game and a 'proper' client, but 3Dice have a proper client which I've lumped many tens of hours of play into over the last month and it hasn't crashed once.
It's been particularly annoying for me over the last couple of days because I've been trying to track session stats for The Argyle Open slot, and every time the Viper client crashes, I lose the stats as it only does the current session.
I also sometimes play on a laptop down in the kitchen, and that's suffered from crashes of the Viper client as well. On top of that, the Viper client (any casino) has a really weird sound bug whereby it just won't play the sound for some games (seems to be the newer ones), I put the slider up to maximum, click back into the game, no sound, check the slider and it's back down at minimum again.
Sometimes I can load a second/third/fourth game into the client that does play sound, and its sound setting will 'stick' over to the one that won't play sound. Strange.