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Rolig Loon

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  1. Sure. Download and install a viewer here >>> https://secondlife.com/support/downloads/?lang=en-US and then follow the guidelines here >>> http://secondlife.com/support/quickstart/basic .
  2. Hello, Gabrellaella. Welcome aboard. I'm 65. I never play games either. Fortunately, SL isn't one. Take a good look at the information at this site >>> http://secondlife.com/support/quickstart/basic . It's pretty straightforward. Take it a little at a time, experiment, and don't feel any pressure. There are no goals to meet, no points to score. SL is what you make of it, and there are a lot of us "mature" residents. When you get your legs under you and feel like exploring, see if you can find Info Island. The librarians there are a great help.
  3. Thanks, Venus. I caught my typo right after I hit the button and went back to repair it, but your lightning fast fingers caught me.
  4. Some user files are not deleted if you simply uninstall the SL application. It's probably smart, no matter which viewer she ends up using, to do a "clean install," because one or more of those files may have been borked by her multiple attempts. The instructions at http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=fs_clean_reinstall are some of the clearest I've seen. They are written for users of the Firestorm viewer, but they apply to any of the current viewers. The only things that may differ are the specific locations of some files, but those are fairly easy to find.
  5. You get L$1,000 45 days after to sign up for Premium membership. Your L$300/week allowance starts next Thursday (I think).
  6. You can't ever set an object to NO perms at all. You have to set either copy or mod or trans. You can make the object appear to be no copy/no mod/no trans, however, by setting it to no mod/no trans and then putting a no copy script or texture into its Contents. Because the object is no mod, the next owner won't be able to take the no copy item out of it, so you'll have what you wanted.
  7. Take a deep breath........... Your user_settings file may be borked. Reinstalling the viewer or using a different viewer will usually not repair that file. It's simply passed from one installation to the next so that you don't have to re-enter all of your Preference settings when you upgrade. In your case, though, that may be exactly what you need to do. See >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/User_settings to find where your user_settings file is. When you have found the folder, delete everything in it. Then locate the folders that have the names of each of your avatars (alts). They have labels in the form firstname_lastname. In each of these folders, locate the file settings_per_account.xml and delete it. When you log in to SL next time, your viewer will recognize that those files are missing and will create replacements, presumably not borked ones. You will have to re-enter all of your Preferences, but you should at least be in world again.
  8. You're not going to be able to run SL on that computer, at least not using that viewer. The error message is telling you that your computer does not have a CPU that supports SSE2. SSE2 was introduced in about 2005, and virtually all computers sold since then have had it. LL's v2 and now v3 viewers all require SSE2, and so do most of the other viewers. I believe that you can still download a version of the Phoenix viewer that doesn't, however, so you could try that. ( See http://www.phoenixviewer.com)
  9. It's entirely a matter of personal preference. Do whatever you are most comfortable with. For me, it's parallel lists, but that's me. Which flavor of ice cream is better: vanilla or chocolate?
  10. What graphics? If you have an account and have installed a viewer, that's all you need. SL should be visible on your screen. You don't have to download anything else. If you still haven't installed a viewer, it's here >>> http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/?lang=en-US
  11. "Outer" isn't very high. You can't rez anything beyond 4096m, even though you can travel much higher than that. When you look for space platforms in SL, that's where to find them. Try using your in-world Search.
  12. You'll always have a split, right? Sometimes it's just 100/0 instead of 50/50 or 60/40. :smileywink:
  13. Your avatar is the very attractive woman who is standing about 2 meters in front of you when you log in. If you want to alter your appearance, you'll need to be sure to log in with the viewer in ADVANCED mode. My guess is that you are now in BASIC mode, which doesn't let you do much. Log out and select ADVANCED from the login screen next time you want to enter SL. Meanwhile, take some time to explore http://secondlife.com/support/quickstart/basic , where you will find many of your startup questions answeed. Welcome to SecondLife, CharlottRose!
  14. "Not show up" could mean all sorts of things, most of which are lumped under the category of "bake fail." Take some time to read carefully though the information at http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=fs_bake_fail and then try each of the suggestions, starting at the top of the list. It's written for people using the Firestorm viewer, but it applies to any viewer.
  15. Unless there's a problem with the servers (Always check http://status.secondlifegrid.net/ first), it's probably something on your end. So.... (1) Try shutting off your computer, unplugging the router and modem for a couple of minutes, and then plugging them back in and restarting. That simple step may clear up everything (2) If not, try clearing your cache manually. With Second Life closed, go to the appropriate pathway and delete all the files inside the "cache" folder. Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\SecondLife\cache Windows Vista - C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\cache Windows Vista Home Premium - C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\browser_profile\cache Windows 7 - C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\browser_profile\Cache AND Windows 7 - C:\Users\\AppData\Local\SecondLife\ (Viewer version 1.23.5 (136262)) Mac - /Users//Library/Caches/SecondLife Linux - ~/.secondlife/cache (3) If things are STILL messed up, contact your ISP. Maybe they are working on their Internet connections. Mine go down for about 20 minutes once a month or so while they are vacuuming dust out of their servers, or whatever they do. Mac users sometimes have their own special DNS problem, too. See https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-25627 and consider adding your vote. Meanwhile see the solution here: http://neilrobinson.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/a-fix-for-dns-errors/. Basically, it amounts to adding the following additional DNS servers to your DNS settings in Network settings under System Preferences:
  16. I'm afraid it's all or nothing. If you want to be able to hear the bell sound, you have to move the Sounds slider in Preferences >> Audio & Video far enough to the right so it is audible. That will make all other sounds just as audible. You can't pick just one.
  17. Play what? There's not enough information in your question to tell what you are asking about. You can add information to your post by clicking on the Options link in its upper right corner and selecting Edit.
  18. Yup. Lists are a litle scary at first, so it's smart to spend an afternon (or longer) digesting everything that the LSL wiki has to say about them. As with most scripting, though, the heart of the challenge is not the syntax. It's the logic that you apply to getting where you want to go. In this case, you have several kinds of information in separate lines on each notecard that your vendor will have to read. So the first problem is how to recognize which kind of information is on each line. That's where you use llParseString2List, which (as I wrote it in my example) separates the data read on a line into two list elements: a keyword and a content variable. I told the function to look for "=" as the marker between elements. See >> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LlParseString2List The other problem is to keep track of which list elements were together on the same card. That's really easy. If you always read the same elements off of each card, then every time you add data to one list, it's added in the same order as data is added to the other lists. The name of PRODUCT read from card #10 is in the same position in gProducts as its PRICE in is gPrices. Whenever you want to find either one later, just say "Find me the tenth item on the list." (Just remember that lists are numbered starting at zero, so the tenth product is llList2String(gProducts,9), for example.)
  19. Maybe you have logged in with your viewer in BASIC mode. That's a stripped down mode that is fine for the first 20 minutes you are in SL, but it is missing most of the important functions that you need for everyday life here. Log out. When you log back in, select ADVANCED from the login screen. You should then have all of the functions.
  20. The best place to ask these questions is in the Mesh Forum >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Mesh/bd-p/Mesh .
  21. You can write a script (or buy a scripted object that someone else has made) to make hover text appear over your head. With a mild amount of talent, you could make the text appear in any color you like, or can make it flash from one color to another, or do all sorts of garish things. They won't replace your name/group tag -- you can't ever make that disappear except on your own screen -- but they can supplement it. Anyway ... devices like that are called "titlers". Look for them in Marketplace or in shops all over SL, or create your own.
  22. Teleport problems can often be the result of trying to carry too many scripted attachments like hair, shoes, HUDs, that can create extra work for the servers as they pass you from one region to another in SL. That may be your problem. It's also possible that you have an issue with a firewall restricting access to some vital functions. See >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Unusually_restrictive_firewalls_block_teleporting for an explanation and for suggestions about how to cure the problem. For other teleport troubleshooting suggestions, see >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Troubleshooting_teleporting. The quickest way to teleport to your home is to type CTRL + Shift + H . That will take you instantly to the spot that you have designated as your home. If you have bought or rented a home, of course, you may have forgotten to do that. If you are paying tier directly to LL for a parcel, you can see where that parcel is by opening your Dashboard (http://secondlife.com) and clicking on Land Manager in the sidebar on the left side of the page. The location of your parcel should be listed in Mainland. When you finally get there, be sure to click World >> Set Home Here to designate that spot as your home. When you buy things, they should show up in your inventory. Some items are sent to appropriate folders (clothing to Clothing, scripts to Scripts, etc.) and some show up in their own new folders. You can find things most easily if you open the Recent tab in inventory, and then use the filters to look for things aded over the past several days. If you have bought things on Marketplace and they have not been delivered, however, that is a special case. Not that it helps now, but to remember for the future: (1) Don't overuse the shopping cart. It is easily confused if you put more than a couple of things in it. (2) Don't buy things from Marketplace (especially LOTS of things) unless you are in world to receive them at the time. We each have an "in box" that holds IMs, notecards, group notices, group invitations, and anything that is delivered to us if we aren't in world at the time. That "in box" can only hold 25 things, total. If anything else comes in, it isn't saved. It is gone ... poof .... forever. If you have a mess of things delivered from Marketplace and half your friends send you notecards, that in box will be capped and you will never know what happened. To get a record of the individual items in your order, open Marketplace and click the My Marketplace menu at the top of the page. Select My Account >> Order History from the pulldown menu. If you do not receive items within about 24 hours, you should cut and paste the information about a missing item from that Order History and send it in a IM or notecard to the merchant, along with a polite message requesting redelivery. Most merchants are very kind and willing to redeliver. This happens all the time and they are aware of it. Do be patient, though. Not everyone logs in to SL every day or checks their e-mail. If you still haven't heard in another day or two, follow it up with a second polite note and finally, if you STILL haven't heard, file a support ticket at https://support.secondlife.com/create-case/ , selecting Marketplace from the pulldown menu.
  23. You can't change the height of the clouds. The cloud level is constant across all of SL. However, you can use or create a Windlight profile that has zero cloud cover. See >>>http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Environment_Editor for instructions on how to do it. Your own Windlight settings will only affect what you see on your own viewer. However, if you are an estate manager of a region, you can choose the region's environment settings: Choose World > Place Profile > Region/Estate. Click the Environment tab. To use the default Second Life environment and day cycle, click Use Second Life default. To use custom settings, click Use my settings, then:In the Water Setting list, choose a water preset . This will update what you see, but the change is not yet permanent or visible to others. For Sky/Day Cycle, chose either: Fixed Sky and choose a sky preset to be displayed regardless of the Second Life time. Day cycle and choose a day cycle preset. This will also update what you see, but the change is not yet permanent or visible to others. Click Apply to make your selections permanent; they will then affect anyone in the region. Click Cancel or close the window before clicking Apply to return the region environment to its previous settings. See even more about Windlight at >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Region-environment-settings/ta-p/999713
  24. See >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Linden_Dollar_Marketplace for LL-approved third party exchanges through which you can purchase L$ in local currency. You are advised never to purchase from non-approved exchanges, some of which are reputed to have security issues.
  25. Miyo Darcy wrote: About your script.. when I put it into mesh items for just some minutes,, I hope it doesnt affect my PE? I did hear it can increase PE of an mesh object when we put in scripts. That's a really good question. I am not paying any attention to mesh at the moment, so I don't have a clue what the correct answer is. In a sane world, though, whatever effect it might have on PE should be reversible. Note that you can remove the script by just typing "/3 end". My bet is that the script won't change your PE at all, but you can figure that out with a very simple experiment.
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