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    making alpha's

    I´m not sure I understand your question right, but for a dress alpha I think your options are just what has been covered above, maybe you can get around using upper-body-alpha + lower-body-alpha by using the jacket template, depending on the length of your dress? As for a mesh body alpha hud, there are tutorials on creating huds, even on the second life wiki iirc, but the biggest obstacle there would be that you´d need your mesh body with mod permissions, I remember a thread on the forum of someone asking a question on a full perm mesh body or head he bought (it seemed to be no perm from what he said, even if the MP description said it was full perm), don´t think there are many of them sold full perm though.
  2. Quiet NPCs for ambience. With low LI and without their arms stretcched out like they try to personify a T
  3. I put an order to buy at 251 L$ / 1$ a few days ago, and it got fulfilled immediately. And don´t worry, it´s a lot of settings and stuff both in-world as on the website as on the forum, and often things are less than obvious or in the best place to be noticed or found, can take some time or searching to find everything, or stumble over it eventually.
  4. That´s a nice idea you got there, people who RP children, or have RP children, certainly have demand but not much choice there, especially stable choices. From the POV or someone who played on a medieval sim for years, that had RP-school/s on and off all the time, and played a teacher (magic ) there, some thoughts/ideas: If you choose to try on a RP-sim: - the tip of other posters to try on a family RP-sim makes a lot of sense, it will be much easier to get people to notice the existence of, and come to your school. Obviously, if you go that route, only choose a sim where the admins seem happy with your idea, see it as an enrichment for the sim, won´t over-meddle but be proactive in helping with it, like send notices out for you to tell their RPers about the school, send the weekly schedule, plus notices on spontaneous classes or other events as they happen, and ideally not just to their own sim but to the RP-groups too. As the number of child-players is less than that of grown-up-players, you need to reach more people to get a 'critical mass' of regular or casual players. RP-sim owners, sometimes admins, are usually in one or more RP-groups too and can, and should, post notices there, too, to attract potential child, parent, teacher players to the sim (and by default to your school) then. (Additionally, once you´re started with your project and have a place to play at, wether an own one or an existent RP-sim, write to the owners of the RP-groups, tell them about it, and see which ones will give you post rights to their groups, so you can post children/school-related RP-notices yourself (don´t abuse posting rights of course, most people regard more than 1 or 2 times a week as spam ) but - if you go the sim-route, I´d set up your own group for the school, and get everyone related, children, parents, teachers, to join that group, and name it something independent of the sim. Explain to the the sim-admins you approach, that you´d like to have that sim-independent group for the school, to 'keep your children-community together', in case the sim might be closed, so it won´t disperse and add to the perpetual revolving door you describe in your OP. I think most sensible admins will understand that, and work on a solution with you that all parties can be happy with. Tell them additionally that you´re engaged with your project, and that apart from posting notices for the school as needed (if they won´t want to give posting rights for the sim main group to you, could be, since they don´t know you at first they might be wary, don´t take that personally, there are people who abuse posting rights), you´ll do the main work yourself (like posting on this subforum, writing info-NCs, being contact person they can send anyone interested in the school send to etc.), admins are busy people, they´ll love to have a nice thing going on for their sim -and- someone else to take care of it for the most part ________________ If you do a sim-unrelated school - still try to contact a few family-RP-sims that don´t already have a school and offer them to send people who ask them for a school to you (have info-notecard with LM and everything prepared, so they can get an impression of your school and if they want their sim 'associated' with it quickly) - if you won´t 'buy' (=be premium member and pay tier to SL) but rent a place for your school, make sure with the landlord that you either get the rights to put it in search with relevant keywords yourself or that they do it (I know some rental companies offer to do it for you for the 30 L$/week on top of the rent, which is the price you need to pay to LL, if it´s your own land too), ideally only take a rental where you are able to change the name of the parcel to something like 'Roleplay School', or the landlord will do it for you. - unless it´s no problem for you financially at all, maybe ask on the Landforum on here, if there´s someone who´d give you land and some prims for your school - see the point above with asking in RP-groups (Seeking Roleplay etc.) for posting rights _______________________________ generally: - it was a lot of fun (as a RP-school should be, nvm if 'real stuff' or not is being taught, it shouldn´t feel like a business neither to children nor teachers) even if (or because) it was small one-room-schools always, I´d say because everyone got to interact with everyone else - make sure the people you get to engage as teachers, know that it´s thought to be fun for them too, not a second, unpaid, job. Tell them that they are expected to come to classes they announce obviously -or- to notify as soon as they know they can´t show up, but that nobody expects from them that nothing might interfere with their classes, make sure they know that they don´t have to do regular classes (unless they want to of course), but that it´s fine to say 'okay, I'll be an arts teacher, and I can do 2 or 3 classes this month, but I can only tell you when it will be on the monday prior to the class/a day before the class/whatever. There are people with unpredictable rl work/schedules who'd like to be engaged and you´d miss out on else. - a RP-school on a RP-sim shouldn´t cost money from my POV, and I´m quite sure from most RPers POVs (unless the whole sim is a pay to play thing, then that´s different obviously) too, but if you pay for a plot or rental for the school yourself, there´s nothing bad about trying to at least break even by asking the players who use it to contribute. Personally I´d rather put up donation boxes/ask for help with tier/rental costs in notices, than to take fees for a RP-school, because the latter would exclude people who really can´t pay for it. You might entice people who can and would pay with some sponsorship 'benefit' like a nice grouptag or a board that mentions the generous sponsors in the school. While there are people who could but just won´t ever pay for things they use just because, there are many who are generous enough to realize it´s not as easy for everyone to give a few L$ as it is for them and who will pay more than the average 'tip' to make up for some who really can´t and still should be there to make it a livelier environment for all. - (just my personal opinion, like everything here! I´m aware there will be many equally vailid differing opinions!) Don´t pay RP-teachers. You want people who do that because they enjoy to RP as teachers/with children (ideally both of that at once ), not because they want L$. If your school will be on a RP-sim, or if it will take off just great and you´ll get loads of donations/sponsors and have enough L$/space/prims for it, rather offer (or work together with the sim owners if they might offer it) free ore reduced-price housing for people playing teachers regularly (not as in every monday at 7pm sharp, but as in they are there to RP with the children/school related things/classes once or twice a week or whatever you deem ok.). (All this since we´re in the Roleplay-subforum here. If your school will be a more professional thing, and you´re looking to hire real professional teachers to teach real classes, of course everything looks different. That again doesn´t mean that the teachers aren´t maybe professional teachers or whatever professionals in RL and might not teach real things in their classes, no loss in really learning some things in a RP class that might have value beyond the entertainment of the RP.) -'Quality control' is certainly needed for this, as you say, but like you wouldn´t RP-sim people to meddle too much in your school, do your teachers the same favour And it´s more important that you get a person to RP a teacher who makes their classes fun for the child players than that you get a person with perfect spelling and punctuation etc. (but I think you know that yourself and are on about the teachers' personalities and such with the quality control). Long wall of text <.< but wanted to share, in case it might help, for all the nice children players/children avatars out there. I know it´s not easy for you often, and that many people are prejudiced in a lot of ways, I can only say that I met a handful of people who not only play children very well but are great people behind their avatars as well. A thing like a stable going RP-school, and someone/s behind it with a genuine and continuous interest in it, could become a valuable 'place' for the SL children. Best of luck!
  5. The link did work, and the sim looks beautiful, though I´ll have to come back with more time to see beyond what meets the eye. It´s obvious that the owner spent time and thought on the design. Sounds like a great place for people who focus on story and need a break from online registrations, app-filling and points counting, and the weird ones among us who don´t like to lay all their character´s background, traits, strengths and weaknesses open to people who they maybe never even interact with IC. The no apps no stats approach might make Elfennau and World End a good choice for people who mainly play on other genre sims, but have a medieval character they feel like playing every once in a while, too, which might be my use case actually (though I guess you need to be careful with that, for a neglected character might demand more time, once you found them an agreeable place to be ) It doesn´t hurt that the owner is very nice and helpful and a good story-teller, either. I´d definitely recommend a visit to anyone who loves medieval fantasy and freeform roleplay.
  6. Thanks for your replies, Drongle and Arton. I thought the Analyze was imperative, good to know. From knowing I can´t build larger than 64 structures without using megaprims, and the opening post I´d assumed I´d have to upload the terrain in pieces already, but as it worked full size in open sim I briefly had the hope that might be a new thing that works in SL too and I just had missed the good news. 256 seems to be the 64 of open sim, I tried and I can stretch a prim to 256x256 there too. The landscape on my pic is based on a heightmap of a RL existing terrain, so I´ll see how far I can get now with limiting the triangle count. I think 100 LI would be acceptable for my purposes, so based on your example I´ll try to get it down to ~2000 triangles with an estimated LI of ~100 before uploading it to SL. One of the things I want to make in the end is a comparably detailed volcanic landscape for a friend, and that will have to be in SL, so I´ll have to worry about uploading in chunks and LI, either way.
  7. No, nobody with colours, stones or flowers in their name have. I think you might be almost right with your decoding of SANSAR, though you must be wrong on the 'N', I´m fairly sure I read on this forum that 'nefarious' is copyrighted by one of the forum members (unless you want to go that train of thought...). How about Nauseating, Nebulous, Nociceptive, Negligible or Noxious?
  8. You can find some nice free use tattoo fonts with googling a bit, which you can use with gimp or the graphic program of your choice, in case you´d prefer more 'orderly' writing than your own handwriting
  9. From my POV the only insult is that they aim for a shiny new world (with a hopefully okay name like Sansar, even Project Sansar for all I care or else) and leave the old world and it´s residents with it´s insult of a name. But maybe that´s supposed to be taken care of with the 'cannibalization'. Bad naming, again, there. I think it will be more along the lines of Sansar some day being able to 'host what will remain of SL', all under one roof.
  10.  I made a rough test mesh terrain in blender and uploaded it to a 2x2 sim sized open sim region I share with a friend no problem, see above, and it shows 265x256x80 size and 1 LI lol so I guessed that doesn´t tell me much.  Logged into Aditi then and the numbers the uploader told me looked very different. 5202 triangles, 2.240 physics, LI of 229.937 and upload fee of 65 L$, textures and physics included. Is the triangle count the bigger problem or the physics? I´d like the terrain to be exactly walkable. Unfortunately I couldn´t test-upload it at all, as it told me on two accounts, and I´m sure I did upload mesh on Aditi before with at least one of them, I don´t have the right to upload mesh. The link given to the Aditi mesh quiz takes me to this: I ignored the warning and clicked go, but the page never loaded. From reading on the forum, that seems a common problem.  I´ll keep trying though. Is there a sandbox in Agni, where it would be possible and not rude to uplad a full-size sim landscape, would be maximum 64x64 anyhow I guess, but anyway?
  11. Kwakkelde Kwak wrote: Get over yourself and your conspiracies. You're shocked? Would you be shocked if I said "experienced miner", "farmer" or "griefer"? No sabotage is intended at all. None. Really. No to the last one. Surnameless ones can count instantly as 'experienced griefers' just by standing there, and as 'experienced trolls' just by posting something, even on the day they rezzed. Okay, I´ll take your word for that, internet stranger. (note: google if 'Kwakkelde' is a martian given name) Actually, I think I might reconsider my conclusions about the illuminati connection, some things here seem to hint more at the NWO, makes sense too, with Sansar supposed to become the new New World. I heard already years ago that it wasn´t really 'Second Life' and 'Sansara' that had been debated about calling SL, but 'Second World' and 'Sansara', but then someone thought 'Second World' would be too obvious and 'Sansara' too mythical to attract the masses that live in their parents' basements, so they came up with 'Second Life'. (edited for a typo, just for a typo of course, I swear.) Apropos: Is greifer just a common typo, or a superlative for griefer? One could distinguish between the common griefer (surnameless griefers) and the experienced greifers (surnamed expert griefers). Or the other way round.
  12. Kwakkelde Kwak wrote: That is exactly the reason why I suggested an experienced scripter. Well that plus the fact that, as someone with a last name, I can't be bothered to do the actual work. That's something peasants should take care of. Which means that only servers running pre-2003 software would be affected, namely all the mainland sims, apart from the christmas gifts and empty class 6 servers. How clever of them, interesting observation. It would also affect around 60% of mainland users. Someone could visit High Fidelity and see what Philip's emotions are on this matter. __________________________________________________________________________________________ (Coffee break, conspiracy time.) So you are implying that a surnameless one could actually be an experienced scripter? I´m shocked. Unless of course you tried to sabotage our vault expedition by having us hire a surnameless scripter. Someone could...does one get surnames there? Is anything known if they are transferable and backwards and forwards compatible with SL and Sansar? As for Philip, I´m sure you meant Philip Smith, because names. Talking about emotions and names of people whose emotions are important for us all, I´m wondering now if the whole vault and things that would make normal people crazy is tied to the latest tweet of someone whose emotions are even more important for us currently than those of Mr. Smith. Look it up. Look at the picture. And prepare for the worst.
  13. The thread made it through another Friday, astonishingly. I think they only didn´t delete it, because they thought they could wait until it was pushed back to page 2 by their totally logical forum software/setting, which doesn´t keep threads that have interesting content/recent posts/lots of participation/et aliud readily visible. There are forums that do that differently. I´m just not sure if it´s intentional or not, and need to go to work now, so I´ll leave the drama for that to someone else.
  14. (You did read the OP/Thread rules and original title of the thread, right? )
  15. Thanks for the heads-up! We won´t go unprepared, we'll take a handful of Sidhe from some medieval fantasy sim, they can take care of the nightmares. ...Slowly I get the feeling that someone might have tried to get us to that point...OP hasn´t been seen in this thread for a while...hmm...Anyone knows if OP is a relative of Kaspersky?
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