A new version of the alpha has been uploaded into the updater.
For this update i worked hard to remove anything that was killing performance.
A few of these updates are kinda experimental still so i am still working on the performance improvements.
In any case it should be within reach now to start working on normal mapping features.
Another new feature is that this version will make edges sharp where they need to be!
The kaoken-near-edge crash should also be fixed!
Please let me know how this performs, and on what hardware you are running it! :)