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  1. So your not SELLING a private sim, your renting it out. In which case your in the wrong forum for it I believe
  2. Thank you for that! Using the llGetCameraPos to get starting position, then a calculate of ending position based on the lLGetCameraRot perfect, thank you!
  3. I have seen this work on another sim, and wish to use it on my sim. However, even after scouring the lsl, i cant figure out for the life of me how it was done. Basically, they had a hud that, when you focused your camera on them, was able to read, at the very least, their Avatar username. Can someone direct me to the right command (or set of commands) to do this? Thank you
  4. you would thing so, yess. but the wagering policy allows for a game that recieves no money from players, pays money out, and uses chance can still be concidered a wagering machine. that was to stop :free casinos popping up where you can buy game credit off of sl
  5. Others may have their opinion on it but.. Yes, Bingo would be a game of chance. It involved both random cards, and random ball selection. So you have to look at the next question Does the game you referring to pay out lindens or anything of value? If No, not only does it not meet the requirements for a wagering machine, but it also fails the definition of a Skill Game as it does not pay out lindens. If Yes, then question becomes, Does it accept lindens in payment? If Yes, then this would be labled as a wagering machine. If No, then LL may allow it as there is no cost by the player, and
  6. In the end, still becomes how Linden Labs interprest,s and as others have pointed out, they making it vauge and requiring US to get legal advice if we want to create a game. One should however be able to see if their game blatently fails the idea of a skill test vs game of chance. and trouble still comes to is on whos side does game of chacne apply? to the game mechanics, or to view of player. Here is an example. A person creates a Bugz type game. They have it that what shows up in the game is based on an algorithm that uses a seed to determine what numbers are displayed, and what num
  7. Durandir, I agree. Interesting thing though, the toppers wouldnt be against the new rules, because they dont influence game play, only payout, which is triggered on a win. If those toppers had a chance to give something less than 1x bet back, it would fall foul.. SInce the toppers can be removed and not have any impact on the game, they would not be concidered material
  8. In the end.. A game set up as a Skill game has to go through the vetitng process, and LL makes the calls. My flow chart is better used for game developers who want to make sure their game is SL compliant and dont need to be classified as a skilled gaming. If one was to look at their rules, A completly random roulette wheel, that accepted no money, but gave out no transfer trinkets, would be allowed, because it does not classify as a wagering machine, and doesnt count as a skiil game because it doesnt accept money. These discussions are good so people can know what they CAN do, especially
  9. Found it.. will give quote and reference. this was found in an intellectual property handbook it descrubes on what constitutes infringement, but it states about patented inventions "o..r a material or apparatus for use in practicing a patented process, consituting a material part of the invention..." It then goes on to describes that "The component must be material, that is, not inessential" (INtellectual Property: A Reference Handbook, pg 39-40). http://books.google.com.au/books?id=DAheQ2Dl2NQC&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=%22material+part%22+legalese&source=bl&ots=uhHwvVwr
  10. WHere I would classify a game as not having Randomness as a Material Part Game set up: Random Seed Generation Game Play: Two player with same seed have identical game setups Game End: Player with more skill will score better. Im trying to find somewhere anythign that gives a proper legal translation to legalese
  11. Your right, the entire thing comes down to what it means by Material part. And it does come down to what LL defines it, which they have refused to for a long time. WHen you look at any other legal document that uses it, its usually in reference to terms and conditions being a maeterial part, or that another policy is a material pat of the agreement. Usually meanis if you sign one your singign hte other. Their use of it here is a bit out of the way actually. I think we need to look at it this way, and why I replaced material part with part for ease of reading. 1: Is there any skill game
  12. To reiterate a previous post (found http://community.secondlife.com/t5/General-Discussion-Forum/Skill-Gaming-Policy-Thread/m-p/2789988#M190233) The following flow chart has been created using linden labs policies and their writing. it is split into 2 parts. First has to deal is if the game is concidered to be wagering, which linden labs makes a clear stand on. Second part uses the definition of skill gaming that has not changed. For sake of transparency, I will also point out how different things were defined. Remember, in the end its LINDON LABS that make final decisions, not me. If
  13. As for going back to material part. Here is an example... There are many (MANY) Games, that after your done playing the skill part, you dont have a high enough score to win. Invariably, they come down to some event at end, (picking a bonus, or random bonus roll) that will make a final determination if you win.. or dont win. even by YOUR defiition, this makes it a game of chance, as there is a PRIMARY function of the game that CAN determine if you win or not. and the term "Material Part" in legal terms means belonging to the whole.. Here are a few copies of other legal documentation
  14. but... Linden DOES define what wagering is.. and it is expresly forbidden in that context, and the first 2 points of the flow chart deal SPECIFICALLY with it... ANd just because i didnt write "Material part" and shorted int to part, which is what it means in context of sentence doesnt make it wrong.. Not to mention, you have added nothing to the conversation, gave no evidence to why i was wrong, even though i provided evidence to my post itself. and instead goes to declare me an idiot. Mate, get over yourself, and if you are not going to give any thoughtful, rationalized response , then
  15. Guy, how can you say its wrong when it is PRECICELY, almost verbatum, what the Policies state? http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Policy_Regarding_Wagering_in_Second_Life Very black and white there It is a violation of this policy to wager in games in the Second Life® environment operated on Linden Lab servers if such games: Rely on chance or random number generation to determine a winner,OR Rely on the outcome of real-life organized sporting events, AND provide a payout in Linden Dollars (L$)OR Any real-world currency or thing of value. http://wiki.secondlife.com/w
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