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  1. 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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  2. 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
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  3. Benefits of premium membership Upgrading to a premium account Linden Homes Linden dollar rewards Sign-up bonus Weekly Linden dollar rewards (stipend) Stipends for old accounts Premium virtual goods (gifts) How to get your premium virtual good Object permissions on premium virtual goods How to get help for premium virtual goods Frequently asked questions
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 a
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  7. 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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  8. Telehubs and direct teleport Configuring telehubs Hosting large events Covenants Setting the covenant Covenants and reselling land Covenants and communication Improving region performance Statistics Bar Restarting Private Regions Transferring Private Regions Transfer fees Monthly billing Moving and renam
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  9. One of the challenges created by name changes is that anyone with an external database that uses name lookups must adjust by replacing or reindexing to use agent IDs. The Name to Agent ID API is a publicly available REST endpoint to which a user submits a username/last name combination (Residents with a single username have the last name "Resident" by default), and is returned the agent_id associated with that name if it exists. Documentation for usage of this tool can be found through the APIs and Web Services Portal, or directly: Name to agent ID API documentation
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  10. Questions about searching How do I use the search window? What is the difference between the Everything tab and the other tabs? Why doesn't the Everything tab show what I searched for? Is search functionality available on the web? What about search in Viewer 1.23? Why don't I see the item I'm looking for? Why am I getting an error that some search terms have been removed from my query? Why isn't my last search s
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  11. 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 creati
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  12. Estates versus Private Regions Private Regions overview Additional types of Private Regions Homestead Regions Homesteads for educators and non-profits Land parcels on Homestead Regions Openspace Regions Buying Private Regions Land parcels on your regions Transferring or canceling Private Region ownership Estates overview Transferring or canceling an
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  13. 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
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  14. 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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  15. Managing your inventory Unassociated marketplace inventory Listed, unlisted, and unavailable status Editing a listing Removing a listing Changing the item associated with a listing Editing more than one listing at a time Viewing your Moderate or Adult listings Listing enhancements Managing your existing listing enhancements Listing enha
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  16. Purchasing from the land store Delivery Maturity ratings Guidelines for naming Private Regions Ordering adjacent regions Private Region customizations Initial customizations Customizations after purchase Renting a region for a special event Rental rate Details More information Invoicing for special orders Where to get
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  17. 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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  18. Creating a store Listing items for sale The Marketplace Listings window Version folders Stock folders Creating a new listing Changing versions of a listed item Changing the item associated with a listing Previewing your store Delivering items to the buyer Store managers Third-Party Viewer developer resources
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  19. What to do if you forget your password What to do if you forget your Second Life username Retrieve your name from your welcome email Retrieve your name from the Second Life website How to change your password How to change your email address What to do if your account is compromised What to do if you forget your password If you know your username but have forgotten your password, go to the password recovery page. Enter your username and click Send Ins
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  20. 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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  21. На других языках До начала игры Регистрация и установка Second Life Ваши первые шаги в игровом мире Основные умения Поиск особо интересного, на которое стоит посмотреть или попробовать Дополнительные возможности Далее До начала игры Важно: Для доступа ко всем возможностям трехмерного мира Second Life вам надо установить автономную программу Secon
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  22. En otros idiomas Antes de empezar Registro e instalación de Second Life Tus primeros pasos en el mundo virtual Habilidades básicas Búsqueda de cosas interesantes para ver y hacer Otras cosas que puedes hacer Y por fin... Antes de empezar Importante: Para poder disfrutar de la gran variedad de contenidos 3D que te ofrece Second Life, debes instalar un p
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  23. 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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  24. Adding attachments to your avatar Editing attachments Removing attachments from your avatar Any object in your inventory can be attached to your avatar and worn as part of an outfit. Examples of attachments include customized hair, jewelry, shoes, weapons, and other accessories. Attachments may contain scripts, but they do not count against a land parcel's object limit. Adding attachments to your avatar The easiest way to add an attachment to your avatar is to click the Inventory button on the left side of the Viewer window, fin
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  25. How to build objects Getting started Editing prims Using Shift-drag to copy objects Using the Copy selection feature Using the Content tab Linking objects Linking The Undo Feature In other languages: Français How to build objects This page presents a short "crash course" on building in the Second Life® virtual world. Getting started
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  26. 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 s
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  27. When to file an abuse report How to file an abuse report What happens when an abuse report is filed Retracting an abuse report Abuse through voice chat In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Português Italiano 日本語 Türkçe Pусский When to file an abuse report Abuse
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  28. Creating a notecard Sending a notecard Receiving a notecard Embedding items in a notecard How to stop notecard spam Creating a notecard In Second Life, notecards are a way to deliver detailed information that won't fit in a single IM (Instant Message). Notecards are often used as product manuals by merchants, but your inventory window's Notecards folder can also be used like an email box to send and receive long messages. In My Inventory, simply right-click anywhere and select New Notecard, or cl
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  29. 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...
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  30. Maturity ratings overview What are maturity ratings? General Moderate Adult Setting your maturity preferences Maturity ratings and media access Voice and maturity ratings Gestures, sounds, and maturity ratings Examples Parcel media and maturity ratings Maturity ratings and search Web Search Second Life Search
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  31. Overview Obtaining grandfathered pricing Region transfers Limited-time "buy down" event How to participate in the buy down event Overview Some older Regions have "grandfathered" or discounted pricing on their monthly maintenance fees. In 2010, we raised the maintenance fees of private Regions to match the increased costs of newer and more powerful server hardware to run new Regions, but allowed existing Region owners to continue paying the original lower monthly rate. While
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  32. What are themed private regions? How much do themed private regions cost? Themed Full Regions Themed Homestead Regions Why is Linden Lab selling themed regions? Don't themed regions compete with builders and estate owners? When will you offer us the opportunity to participate? Themed Private Regions are available in the Land Store for your convenience and delight. What are themed private regions? Each themed private region contains a ready-ma
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  33. General Tab Covenant Tab Objects Tab Options Tab Allow other Residents to Land Options Media Tab Access Tab About Land Video Tutorial Owning land lets you control what happens on that land. You can prevent others from visiting or building there, change the shape of the land, subdivide and sell it, and much more. The About Land window in the Second Life® Viewer lets you access most of your land's functions, and gives you m
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  34. 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
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  35. 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.
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  36. 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 th
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  37. 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 usi
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  38. What is Avatar Rendering Complexity How can I determine the complexity of my avatar? Why are some avatars solid colors and what is a JellyDoll? How can I find out if the complexity of my avatar is too high? How can I examine complexity values? How can I reduce lag while still drawing other avatars? In other languages: Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語
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  39. 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. T
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  40. Em outros idiomas Adicione alguém à sua lista de amigos Como aceitar ou recusar uma oferta de amizade Tutorial em vídeo Regras de comportamento para amigos Parceiros Como fazer de alguém seu parceiro Como finalizar uma parceria Histórico da parceria Permitir que os amigos editem seus objetos O método de grupo O método de amigo Alguma
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  41. 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?
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  42. Converting regions Comparison chart How long does a conversion take? ⚠️ Region conversions are currently limited and may not be available due to restrictions on region additions to the grid. Please see our blog post about limited region availability for more information. You may choose to convert some of your Private Regions from one Private Region type to another. This article covers the different scenarios and costs associated with each possible conversion. Converting regions When converting down
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  43. Overview Why provide billing information? Second Life billing policies Premium membership Land use fees Private region fees Auctions Region rental Linden dollar exchange How to view or change your billing information Adding a new payment method Associating payment methods with payment types
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  44. 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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  45. En otros idiomas ¿Qué es Tilia? Procesar crédito con Tilia Preguntas de verificación de identidad ¿Por qué debo brindar información personal a Tilia y qué harán con ella? ¿Qué tipos de ID son válidos? Ya he enviado mi fotografía de identificación. ¿Por qué debo hacerlo de nuevo? Mi banco, emisor de tarjeta de crédito o PayPal ya han verificado mi identidad. ¿Por qué debo verificarla de nuevo con Tilia? No tengo un número de Se
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  46. 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 existi
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  47. Second Life Share is also available for Twitter and Flickr. Opting in to Second Life Share for Facebook Adding and removing the Facebook toolbar button Updating your Facebook status Posting a photo to Facebook Checking into a Second Life location on Facebook Visiting a Second Life location from Facebook Opting out of Second Life Share for Facebook Removing Second Life Share from Facebook Video - Introducing SLShare for Sec
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