Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
CherrieHilton

What is auto pilot?

Recommended Posts

Since the last update to the LL viewer, i've been getting a message that Auto pilot has been cancelled on a fairly frequent basis. I never got this before, and its getting a little annoying. What is auto pilot, and why is it interupting my SL experience?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Autopilot means that anywhere you double click (with the left mouse button) inworld, you'll automatically walk, run, or fly towards. Autopilot is kind of flakey, so don't be surprised if this doesn't always work and you get an "Autopilot canceled" message.

You can make this disappear in your preferences > move and view > click on land > do nothing, and double click on land > do nothing. 

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/qanda/questionpage/blog-id/sla_technical/article-id/30460

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Autopilot is "click to walk there", which came from Blue Mars.  It came about because someone somewhere thought that 30 years of gaming meant someone somewhere still wouldn't comprehend WASD for movement keys...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know that LL recently pushed a viewer patch to fix this aong with the CHUI work, so very recent builds don't have this bug. It should work its way to other branches shortly, if it hasn't already.

Autopilot is an old SL feature that has been used for several things over the years, it simply makes the avatar try to walk to a particular spot, or at least face it. In the past it was most commonly seen when sitting on objects without programmed sit targets, but that feature was removed a few years ago. It is still used if you right-click on the ground and pick "sit here".

Most viewers still have the old "double-click autopilot" feature, introduced in 2006, and the "click-to-walk" feature found in most V3 flavored viewers is that same old mechanism but with a single click.

Another time when autopilot comes in is when you select objects, like when inspecing or editing. The system will try to turn your avatar to face that object.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know is this is the right place to post this, but I don't want to turn off the double click to walk feature, I use it extensively and I like it.. its the new auto pilot cancelled toast I wanna tun off!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...