Anyway, Imprudence is based on Emerald source code and Emerald users will find it nearly identical although lacking a few features and some settings moved to different places/names. Still, it is an excellent replacement for Emerald and even has breast physics! About the only Emerald feature missing that I used a lot is the avatar radar. UPDATE: Imprudence has avatar radar in the Mini Map - just click the down arrow in the lower left corner.
A cool Imprudence feature is some sort of song id thing. When I teleport somewhere that has media playing and I have my media player turned on then I see the song and artist identified in local chat. Neat! [I am told this was also in Emerald but I never saw it]
You can read a detailed list of Imprudence features on their wiki as well as a list of features entering the experimental releases.
Here's my first round of instructions/recommendations/settings for Imprudence:
Install Imprudence 1.30 or later
Edit -> Preferences ->
General -> check "Hide my name on my screen"
Input & Camera -> check "Disable camera constraints"
check "Disable minimum zoom distance"
increase "Camera transition time"
(when slow pans desired)
Network -> increase Maximum bandwidth to 2048
(or as appropriate for your connection)
increase Disk cache size to max (1000)
Web -> click "Use external web browser"
Text Chat -> click "Large" Font Size
(never seems to do anything but I keep hoping)
uncheck "Play typing animation when chatting"
Communication -> check "Vertical IM Tabs"
(requires restart to take effect)
I turn on logging of Local Chat
(if you do this be sure to clean your logs
regularly as Local Chat logs grow quite
large very quickly)
Skins -> I click the Silver skin
Advanced -> check "Disable teleport screen"
1) Make sure View -> Advanced Menu is checked
2) Advanced -> Debug Settings
3) In the Debug Settings window type in the following:
Make sure EmeraldBreastPhysicsToggle is set to TRUE
When setting these parameters it is not necessary to press ENTER
See http://imprudenceviewer.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=621 for a discussion thread on Imprudence breast physics settings.
Advanced -> Quiet Snapshots to Disk
Snapshot -> click "Save to your hard drive"
check "High resolution snapshot"
check "Keep open after saving"
Imprudence 1.4.0 and later (experimental)
Advanced -> Main -> check "Increase rez speed via draw distance stepping"
Advanced -> SpellCheck -> set Base Language and add additional dictionaries if needed; configure AutoCorrect Options