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  1. 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
  2. "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.
  3. You'll always have a split, right? Sometimes it's just 100/0 instead of 50/50 or 60/40. :smileywink:
  4. 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!
  5. "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.
  6. 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: 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.)
  10. 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.
  11. The best place to ask these questions is in the Mesh Forum >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Mesh/bd-p/Mesh .
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Well, I know you're not talking about rotating with a script, but now that you mention it....... You can rotate your linked object around the local Z axis of its root prim if you use a fairly simple script. I know it's more of a nuisance than having the function built in to the viewer, but here's one that works. //Quick Rotate -- Rolig Loon -- August 2011 //Rotates a linked object around the LOCAL Z axis of its root prim //To rotate around the root prim to Z degrees from its ZERO_ROTATION (that is, its local Z = 0.0 degrees), // type "/3 Z" (without the quotes) //To rotate around the root prim by Z degrees from its CURRENT rotation, // type "/3 Z more" (without the quotes) // To remove this script, type "/3 end" (without the quotes)default{ state_entry() { llListen(3,"",llGetOwner(),""); } listen(integer channel, string name, key id, string msg) { if (llToLower(llGetSubString(msg,-4,-1)) == "more") { float Deg = (float)llGetSubString(msg,0,-5); llSetRot(llEuler2Rot(<0.0,0.0,Deg>*DEG_TO_RAD)*llGetLocalRot()); } else if (llToLower(llStringTrim(msg,STRING_TRIM)) == "end") { llRemoveInventory(llGetScriptName()); } else { vector Rot = llRot2Euler(llGetRot()); llSetRot(llEuler2Rot(<0.0,0.0,(float)msg>*DEG_TO_RAD)*llEuler2Rot(<Rot.x,Rot.y,0.0>)); } }} With just a minor bit of surgery, you could change the script to rotate around the X or Y axes instead.
  18. Try going to Preferences (CTRL + P) >> Graphics >> Hardware Settings and UNchecking Enable OpenGL Virtual Buffer Objects (VBO) .
  19. You may be the victim of mistaken identity too. If you are sharing a router with other people who are using SL, one of them may have done something in violation of TOS. This is especially possible if you are on a wireless router in someplace like a student resident hall or a coffee house. Follow the instructions in the e-mail you received and make your appeal as factual and unemotional as possible.
  20. Tabris Daxter wrote: do i even need to use strided lists? am i over complicating it? You never need to use strided lists. It's a matter of personal preference, but I avoid strided lists almost completely. I have rarely found a situation in which a strided list offers an advantage over running a set of parallel simple lists. IMO, strided lists are a clumsy substitute for having real arrays. If I work with simple lists and keep them indexed the same way, I find that I have more freedom to manipulate individual variables and to add and remove them as my conceptual model changes. The biggest advantage -- for one who easily forgets her way and can use all the signposts she can create -- is that I can give individual lists distinctive names. It's SO much easier to remember that list gNames contains avatar names and list gUUIDs contains avatar keys than it is to remember which stride of list gAvatarData is which. If I come back to a script two months later, I can tell at a glance where things are.
  21. You can't download in a rar or zip file either. You download textures one at a time, if you have full copy/mod/transfer permission for them.
  22. Take a good look at the detailed instructions on this wiki page >>> http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=fs_media . It is written for people who are using the Firestorm viewer, but it applies to any of the viewers.
  23. Those are two different kinds of light. Your facelight is a local light source. If you go to Preferences (CTRL + P) >> Graphics, you should check Nearby Local Lights to make them visible. Because of OpenGL limitations, you can only see at most 6 local light sources at a time, so even with that setting enabled, you should expect to see lights that are fainter or farther away flicker on and off occasionally. Also, local light sources, including face lights, are commonly toggled on and off with scripts. If yours are not showing, check instructions that probably came with them to find out what the switch command is (perhaps something like /2 light on). Bling is not a light source at all, but a particle effect. You can toggle all particles on or off by typing CTRL + Shift + Alt + = . If particles are toggled ON, you can control the maximum number of particles you see at once by adjusting the slider at Preferences >> Graphics >> Max Particle Count. If you cannot see bling, check both of those controls. Also, like local light sources, bling is commonly toggled on and off with scripts. If yours is not showing, then, you might also check to find out what the switch command is (maybe something like /2 bling on). Of course, the other possibility for both the face lights and the bling is that you aren't wearing any. Face lights are transparent, so type CTRL + Alt + T to highlight them if they are there. They should show up as red spheres in front of your face. To check that bling is actually there, toggle your beacons panel open with CTRL + Shift + Alt + N and then select only Particle Sources to highlight anything that is emitting particles. One final note..... Depending on how they are controlled, face lights and bling can addd significantly to the number of scripts you are carrying around with you, and thus potentially create lag. (They can also annoy people nearby, but that's another matter.) It's wise to limit both features to special occasions.
  24. This little script will have a short shelf life, because it's a matter of time before all viewers have built-in capability to rez prims with dimensions up to 64m. Until then, though, don't worry if you viewer doesn't offer the feature. The servers know how to make 64m prims. You just need a script to do it. Drop this script in a single prim. You may update any of the prim's X, Y, Z dimensions by typing them in chat on channel 34 in the format X = 12.3 or Y = 55.63 or Z = 42.1 . Touch the prim to apply the new dimensions. The script deletes itself in 5 minutes if there has been no further activity. vector gSize; default { state_entry() { gSize = llGetScale(); llListen(34,"",llGetOwner(),""); } on_rez(integer startup) { llResetScript(); } listen(integer channel, string name, key id, string msg) { integer idx = llSubStringIndex(msg,"="); if (~idx) { string Axis = llToLower(llStringTrim(llGetSubString(msg,0,idx-1),STRING_TRIM)); float Dim = (float)llStringTrim(llGetSubString(msg,idx+1,-1),STRING_TRIM); if (Dim <= 64.0) { if(~channel = llListFindList(["x","y","z"],[Axis])) { gSize = (vector)llList2String(["<"+(string)Dim+","+(string)gSize.y+"," +(string)gSize.z+">","<"+(string)gSize.x+","+(string)Dim+","+(string)gSize.z+">" ,"<"+(string)gSize.x+","+(string)gSize.y+","+(string)Dim+">"],channel); } else { llOwnerSay("Error: Axis not recognized. Your message must be in the format \"X = 50.0\"."); } } else { llOwnerSay("Prim dimensions can not exceed 64.0m in any direction."); } } else { llOwnerSay("Error: There must be a \"=\" sign between the axis label and the dimension."); } } touch_start(integer total_number) { llSetScale(gSize); llOwnerSay("The prim's size has been reset to " + (string) gSize); llSetTimerEvent(300.0); } timer() { llOwnerSay("Resizing is complete. Cleaning up now."); llRemoveInventory(llGetScriptName()); } changed (integer change) { if(change & CHANGED_OWNER) { llResetScript(); } } }
  25. Because it is. That's why I said, "See >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Technical/Why-does-shiny-new-Viewer-3-install-with-an-icon-that-says-quot/qaq-p/1056603" Old question, new player.
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