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Not sure where to put this, so I just put it here in General.

 

Every time I open the map and put in a new location it just stays on the same area,

Teleport button is blank, and if I copy-paste URL it brings me where I already am.


So I get:

Location (Made up at random): 190, 121, 50.

Enter on map Location: 275, 150, 321.

And I stay on the first one and it says "Can't TP closer to location".

 

Is this a bug ?

I had it on a variaty of viewers, so it must be an SL thing.

 

 

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The user-interface of the World Map is a bit .. umm .. stubborn at times. I always enter the coordinates, using the Tab key to move from field to field. Then after I enter the last number, I press Tab one more time to move to the next field and "lock in" the values entered. That seems to nudge the World Map into remembering the values I entered and lets it update everything else such as the Teleport button. Unless you actually move the focus point to the next field, it isn't sure you're done typing numbers in, so using the Tab key to step forward can help move it along.

Give it a shot and let us know if that fixes it for you please.

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Thanks.


I hadn't looked into this for a bit.

 

I just read and tried the tab method you mention.

It does make that I can use my TP button again.

However, it puts me into the region directly next to the one I'm already in.

(And I even tried it from another region).

 

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Are you just typing in random numbers and expecting to go to a different region? I think just the numbers will always just move you to the coordinates you enter in that region you are in. To teleport to a different region, you need more than just those three numbers, you need the regions name at least and then the three numbers if you want a specific spot.

 

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Oh. :womanembarrassed:

 

I was going by the fact that a coordinate on the map would bring me to a certain location on the map.

You know, the way maps work.

Must say I already kind of noticed a strange jumping around (so to say) of coords on the map

while clicking on different locations.  :smileyvery-happy:

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Also, if you have the world map open, and you click on a different region anywhere, the teleport button should be activated and you can teleport to that region, where the red circle is at that you clicked.

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Viewerhelp:World_Map

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Landmarks-teleporting-and-SLurls/ta-p/700123

 

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Conaletta wrote:

Oh. :womanembarrassed:

 

I was going by the fact that a coordinate on the map would bring me to a certain location on the map.

You know, the way maps work.

Must say I already kind of noticed a strange jumping around (so to say) of coords on the map

while clicking on different locations.  :smileyvery-happy:

The three numbers represent, or are, the x, y, and z coordinates of a region. The last number is the altitude, so if you did not change the first two but only changed the last and clicked teleport, you should teleport to a higher or lower elevation in the exact same spot, depending on the number you entered. The first two numbers are the x and y coordinates, but like I said earlier, if the teleport landing spot is fixed, no matter what if you try to teleport to a specific location, it will just keep placing you at the landing spot or saying you cannot get closer. The coordinate 220, 220, 0 will always be the same spot relative to which ever sim you are in. 

For example, Smith/220/220/0 will be the same relative coordinate in the region square as Aqua/220/220/0, but in the two different regions, respectively.

Does that help?

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:womanhappy:  Yeah, I know this.

 

It was more about going to places if you aren't sure what location(sim) it is in.

 

Not that it happens very often :womanlol:

 

 

Edit to reply to the latest post:

Yeah, I did understand that from your previous reply.  :matte-motes-grin:

 

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Conaletta wrote:

I was going by the fact that a coordinate on the map would bring me to a certain location on the map.

You know, the way maps work.

That is true, but you have to keep in mind that the coordinates are for each square sim / region, not the whole world map in its entirety, so I guess you could think of the world map as being a bunch of region maps all put together visually, but with each region map maintaining its own coordinate logic.

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Conaletta wrote:

:womanhappy:  Yeah, I know this.

 

It was more about going to places if you aren't sure what location(sim) it is in.

 

Not that it happens very often :womanlol:

 

 

Edit to reply to the latest post:

Yeah, I did understand that from your previous reply.  :matte-motes-grin:

 

I don't know how you could go somewhere if you don't know where it is.

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Actually I could have known this since I often flown from region to region in the past.

Goes to show how long it's been since I last did that.

And maybe I never really payed that much attention.

 

 

P.S.: No, I also don't know how to go somewhere if I don't know where it is,

but I just wanted to try/find out if I could.  :womanlol:

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Conaletta wrote:

Actually I could have known this since I often flown from region to region in the past.

Goes to show how long it's been since I last did that.

And maybe I never really payed that much attention.

 

 

P.S.: No, I also don't know how to go somewhere if I don't know where it is,

but I just wanted to try/find out if I could.  :womanlol:

Lol, you can if you just want to click randomly on the map and then teleport to that red circle 

:D

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In this particular case it worked as follows.

 

On Conaletta her Master put her in a cell deep down inside some Sim.

He mentioned that not many people came there, and that even within the Sim it was

kind of hidden.

Well, he had like everything blocked, so I couldn't see location and all that.

I'm fine with that, gives it a certain amount of realism I like.

 

But I'm also kind of a curious person and want to know how hard it

indeed is to reach myself.

I am also kind of a camera traveler, so to say

(I guess most of us are in some way),

moving my camera through a region while my avi is on the same spot.

So going around the region I notice a picture saying something like

'Sister Sim of.......'

 

So going on another char and finding out where the sister Sim was

I was able to locate the Sim I'm in.

 

Oh, and I didn't cheat, because even when I found it did I (deliberately) not

look at the region name.

:matte-motes-asleep-2:

 

 

P.S.: I never would have known if they didn't paste that big )) picture in their Sim.  :smileyvery-happy:

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