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  1. Overview Why buy land? Types of land How to buy land Buying mainland Buying Private Regions Additional tips Land tier Example Land use fees Exceptions Finding land to buy Land sales in Private Regions Land object capacity Overview More than one parcel in a region
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  2. What are environments? The Environmental Enhancement Project (EEP) How to customize your environment Personal Lighting Apply Only to Myself Pause Clouds Parcel environment settings Region environment settings Environment settings objects Skies Water Day Cycles Environment settings permissions
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  3. Introduction to avatars in Second Life Using the Avatar Picker to choose a pre-made avatar Customizing a classic style avatar Understanding and customizing rigged mesh-style avatars Getting a rigged mesh avatar from the Second Life Marketplace In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano Português Русский Türkçe
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  4. Before you start Registering for and installing Second Life Your first steps inworld Basic skills Finding cool stuff to see and do Doing more Moving on In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano Português Türkçe
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  5. Account types Basic Premium Concierge Scripted agent status Inactive or canceled accounts Canceling an account Re-activating a canceled account In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 Português Русский This art
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  6. Introduction Themes Traditional homes Houseboats Campers Victorian Log Homes First-generation themes Features Getting your Linden Home Prerequisites Checking if you have enough land tier available Signing up New premium accounts
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  7. General information Information for landholders and other stakeholders How venues and content are selected Newcomer friendly Editor's picks and popular places Adult-rated areas Submission guidelines Image specifications Inworld photography resources Contact the Linden Lab editors General information The Second Life Destination Guide highlights some of the best inworld locations and Resident creations.
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  8. Finding land on which to rez objects Find the box in your inventory Open and unpack the box Wear or rez your purchased items Why does it tell me "Can't rez object..."? Unpacking a box on your avatar In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 Português Русский Did you bu
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  9. Where to test How to test Known bugs and limitations How to report issues Project Muscadine is a set of new features and bug fixes related to animesh customization. Currently the project has implemented LSL scripting commands that allow customization of animesh objects, similar to the kinds of customizations you can do with your avatar using sliders. In its current state the project will be of interest primarily to content creators who want to experiment with upcoming features for animesh. Behavior will likely change
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  10. Accessing adult content Limiting land access by age In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Português Italiano 日本語 Русский Türkçe When you register for Second Life, you provide your birth date, because you are required to be at least 16 years old. If you are 13-15 years old, you may be allowed if you are restricted to the estate of a sponsoring organization. For more informati
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  11. How it works When is an object's land impact calculated using the new algorithm? How to find an object's land impact rating In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Português Italiano 日本語 Land impact is Second Life's mechanism for calculating the computational weight of an object against land usage limits. All mesh objects, all objects that contain mesh content, and all ob
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  12. General tips for boosting performance The basics Optimize your preferences Don't display extraneous things Manage your antivirus software Troubleshooting tips Using the statistics bar General tips for boosting performance Tip: Maintain your computer by: Routinely removing unwanted files and programs from the system. Defragmenting your disk drive regularly. Using anti-Malware software to remove spyware, viruses, and other
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  13. US dollar balance Ways to use your US dollar balance Pay for Second Life expenses Process credit (withdrawal) Wire transfers Sending money to Linden Lab Receiving money from Linden Lab In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano Português Pусский Türkçe
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  14. The coalesce feature Coalesced object relationships Caveats about coalesced objects Troubleshooting selecting objects Sandboxes Public Linden sandboxes Public Resident-owned sandboxes Building with other Residents The group method The friend method Tip: For an overview of the tools available for building objects in the Second Life world, see the Build Tools article. The coa
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  15. Requirements Creating an auction Re-scheduling an auction Cancelling an auction Completing an auction In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 Português Notice: As of October 14, 2019, new Resident-to-Resident auctions have been disabled while we make improvements. All existing a
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  16. What is a baked texture and why would I want it on mesh? Major Features Benefits How it Works Wearable and Bake Channels Universal Wearables Setting a mesh to use baked textures Working with the new channels Working with Animesh Script Support Step-By-Step Example Test Content Known Issues
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  17. How to sell an object Should you sell Original, Copy, or Contents? How to set permissions on an object Bulk-setting permissions Setting default permissions when uploading Setting bulk permissions in an object's contents Advertising rules and etiquette How to sell an object Follow these steps to put an object up for sale: Right-click the object and choose Edit. Click on the General tab. If you don't see it, click More. Select
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  18. How to change your preferences to view adult content Getting payment information on file In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 Português Pусский Türkçe Land and other content in Second Life is rated General, Moderate, or Adult. By default, new Residents aged 18 or older have access to General and Moderate content, and Resi
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  19. Auction requirements Finding a parcel for auction The bidding process Bidding on a parcel What happens next Creating your own auctions In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 Português The Land Auctions page is now part of Place Pages. Here you can find a list of Open Auctions, S
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  20. Registration May I browse listings without registering for Second Life? How do I register for Second Life? Second Life Auctions and "My Account" Can anyone in Second Life buy land in the auctions? Does the land I win in auction count against my land allocation? Can I bid on land if it would put me in a higher land tier? Can I bid with L$ that I don't have? Bidding How do I bid?
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  21. What is abandoned land? How to abandon land How to tell if land is abandoned What happens to abandoned land I abandoned my land by mistake! How to request purchase of abandoned land Review of land that looks abandoned In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 Português What is aband
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  22. If your avatar looks like a particle cloud If your avatar appears discolored or misshapen Additional helpful techniques This article describes some common problems with avatar appearance and how to address them. If your avatar looks like a particle cloud In Second Life Viewer version 1.20 and later, you appear as a particle cloud while your avatar is loading. This may also happen when some information about you gets lost on the way from one place to another. Don't worry, you aren't stuck this way forever! (You may some
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  23. How to block a person or object How to block someone How to block an object Disabling chat popups Allow only friends and your groups to call or IM you If someone is abusing you through voice or text chat, the best response is to block them. How to block a person or object When you block another Resident or an object, you cannot: See text chat, hear voice chat, or receive IMs from that person or object. See particles emitted by the blocked avatar or object. Receive
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  24. Avatar privacy Create a private area On a Private Region On a mainland parcel Avatar privacy Second Life® is a social experience, but sometimes you just want some peace and quiet. Here are ways to get time and space to yourself inworld. Show your online status only to friends and group members You can set your preferences so only your friends and fellow group members see when you're online: Choose Me > Preferences > Privacy. Uncheck Show me in Search Results. Check Only friends
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  25. How to sell land Selling land to a specific Resident Maturity ratings Renting land to others Basic rental Private Region rental Advertising land rentals Note: This article focuses on renting and selling parcels of land. For information about region and estate rentals and sales, see Managing Private Regions. How to sell land This article explains the mechanics of safely selling land inworld. Note: This article does not t
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  26. How to tell if land is owned by a group Deeding land to a group Estates and Private Regions Buying land for a group Excess group land Restricting access to group land Managing objects on group-owned land About auto return Reclaiming group land Group-owned land facillitates collaboration between group members, making it easy to work together on builds and other projects. How to tell if land is owned by a group
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  27. Normal maps Specular maps Advanced techniques and technical details Normal and specular maps in Second Life are texture layers that convey additional rendering information to the graphics engine. This additional information is used in conjunction with standard "diffuse" textures to add a whole new level of detail to otherwise flat surfaces without drastically increasing either land impact or graphical or server lag. Tip: Applying a normal or specular map to an object does cause the object's land impact to be calculated using the
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  28. How to make an object do something How to make a temporary object Where to find scripting help How to make an object do something Linden Scripting Language, also referred to as LSL, is a programming language that allows you to add interactive behavior to any object in Second Life. For example, you can make fire, rain, or snow with particles, doors that open when you click them, lights that move or flash different colors — you can even create an entire game. Learning how to write scripts opens up countless creative possibilities, enabli
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  29. What is a click action? How to set a click action Click action types Touch/grab (default) Sit on object Buy object Pay object Open Play parcel media Open parcel media What is a click action? A click action enables you to interact with an object with a single left click. In addition, each click action has a special cursor indicating what it does. This makes using o
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  30. table { border-collapse: collapse; width: 100%; } th, td { text-align: left; padding: 8px; } tr:nth-child(even) {background-color: #f2f2f2;} Update: As of June 6, 2016, Turkish Second Life Residents are unable to use PayPal to process credit on their US dollar balances. It is, however, still possible for Turkish Residents to make purchases or to process credit using Skrill. For more information about PayPal's suspension of operations in Turkey, please visit PayPal's website (in Turkish). This article lists payment options available to Residents from the 50 m
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  31. Homestead Region overview Other rules relating to Homestead Regions Homesteads for educators and non-profits Land parcels on Homestead Regions Converting Homestead Regions to another region type Grandfathered pricing Homestead Region overview Along with Full Regions and Openspace Regions, a Homestead Region is a type of Private Region. It is intended for lightweight use cases such as low-density rentals, light commercial ventures, or quiet residental areas. To ow
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  32. Esqueleto aprimorado (Projeto Bento) Em outros idiomas O que é o Projeto Bento? Novos ossos, articulações e pontos de fixação Introdução ao Projeto Bento Criação de conteúdo para o Projeto Bento Criação de conteúdo mesh Criação de animações Perguntas frequentes Do que preciso para usar as novas articulações? Qual tipo de conteúdo pode se beneficiar com as novas articulações? Estou usando um avatar clássico (não é mesh). Posso usar as novas articulações? Como o Projeto Bento afetará meu conteúdo antigo? Quais são os requisitos de sistema para o Projeto Bento? Mais informações sobre
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  33. What is Tilia? Processing credit with Tilia Identity verification questions Why am I required to provide personal information to Tilia and what will you do with it? What types of IDs are acceptable? I have already submitted my photo ID. Why do I have to do it again? My bank, credit card company, or PayPal has already verified my identity. Why do I need to verify again with Tilia? I do not have a Social Security Number. How do I proceed?
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  34. What is abuse? Reporting abuse Merchant fraud and other scams Setting privacy preferences If the person is nearby inworld If you are being physically pushed inworld If you are being harassed by an object Finding the object with beacons Finding invisible objects Finding underground objects Other tips Dealing with the object If you are being
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  35. Second Life Share is also available for Facebook and Twitter. Opting in to Second Life Share for Flickr Adding and removing the Flickr toolbar button Uploading photos to Flickr from Second Life Opting out of Second Life Share for Flickr Opting in to Second Life Share for Flickr The first time you use SL Share for Flickr, we guide you through the process of opting in. Unless you disconnect your Second Life account from Flickr, you will not need to opt in again: Choose Communicate > Flickr... from
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  36. Parcel management Estate management In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Português Italiano 日本語 You can restrict access to your parcels and estates based on whether users are over 18 years old and whether they have payment information on file with Linden Lab. Important: If your land contains adult content, as defined by the Second Life Maturity Ratings, it is your responsib
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