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Hey everyone,

An idea came to mind that I'm sure has already been discussed in the past, never the less I was hoping to discuss it with others and provided I have this posted in the right board, I look forward to feedback.

 

I think it'd be a rather useful tool for Estate Managers / Land Owners to have access to an 'Archive' that logs all modifications done to the land. For example; if a Resident were to leave Terraforming enabled on their land unintentionally, and a random individual were to come and destroy the land through Terraforming, the Estate Manager / Parcel owner could then review the archive and see who had modified the land recently.

 

I'm not sure if this would be possible to code and include in updates to the SL Viewer however I personally believe it would be an incredibly useful tool provided it's restricted to the appropriate individuals.

Thoughts anyone?

-Discuss.

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Since it modifies in real time and is not saved with each step, the amount of data for all the sims with all the changes would be near impossible to do.  However, you can store your terrain map (if you own the sim) and load a terrain map that has been saved.

You can save as many terrain files as you want to your PC and upload them as needed.

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This capability already exists for private sim owners. The sim owner can, at any time they wish, save to their hard drive a "*.RAW file" that contains all the terrain data and water height data for the sim. If they want, they can make weekly or daily backups and save them to their hard drive, and can restore to any of those. Each time they save a raw file, that resets the base point for terraforming limits, and resets where the terrain snaps back to if land is selected and the "Revert" command is issued in terraforming.

That capability is impossible (by LL Policy) on the Mainland, since LL refuses to allow land owners on the Mainland to have actual sim owner rights, even if one person owns every square meter of land in the sim. LL is the "Owner" of all Mainland sims, and they archive the terrain oncem just before they release it to public purchase, and then never again. The only exception I have seen to that is when they once decided to add natural coastlines to some existing mainland sims that just sharply abutted the adjoining water sims. They terraformed once and saved the result.

"Estate managers" do not have permission to save or upload raw files. I often wish that they did, but it is unlikely LL will ever agree to that.

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RAWs have been pretty much the only way to 'insure' a SIM. I'm an Estate Manager for a company renting out 140+ SIMs at the moment, it'd be nice to have some additional measures. I can understand how difficult it'd be to log all terraforming and other forms of land modification  that take place on any given parcel / SIM.

 Regardless, I agree that it would be pretty damn useful if EM's had the ability to upload/save RAWs however you're likely right about the fact that LL would likely be strongly against it, however useful it may be.

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