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Rolig Loon

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  1. It looks as if the bow on those shoes just hasn't rezzed fully yet. Try moving to another sim, preferably a nice quiet one like Smith, and give them a little time to rez. If your graphics card is having to render too many textures, it just can't handle it all at once. You might also try reducing the work that your graphics card it trying to do: lower your draw distance a bit and (if your resolution setting is at Ultra) lower your resolution. I suspect it's the same thing with your hair.
  2. http://jira.secondlife.com is the place to go. Click the +Create Issue link in the upper right and use the drop down menu to specify that this is a Project: Second Life Service and then (probably) Scripting.
  3. The Top Scripts report in Region/Estate is a snapshot. It tells you how much script time is being used by each script on the list at the precise second when you clicked the button. If you have a vendor script that is sitting there, waiting for someone to click it, for example, it is idling and probably using about 0.002ms of script time. That same script might be using 0.020ms or more at the precise instant when you call on it to accept payment, send the purchased object, IM the owner, update its internal records, and thank the buyer. If that same script were all by itself in an empty sim and you were watching the stats bar (CTRL + Shift + 1), you would see the sim's script activity jump from 0.002ms, spike at 0.020ms, and drop back down again. The stats bar, in other words, is a dynamic summary of what all scripts in the sim are using. It bounces up and down as each of the individual scripts in the sim is going about its business. That's also why you would normally expect the stats bar to show a higher number than the snapshot in Top Scripts. Now, script time in a sim usually runs below 20ms, but it can be higher. In the pecking order for the server's attention, scripts come last. They get whatever is left over after the servers are done handling textures and communications, and dealing with asset issues and sim physics. If you are standing there frozen, and if it's because of something in the sim (as opposed to something on your own computer, like your anti-virus program), then it's usually because the servers are overly busy moving and rezzing things and managing communications. Scripts probably aren't stalling the sim; the sim is stalling the scripts at that point. You'll get a much better technical answer if you repost this question in the Scripting forum.
  4. Or, if you want a route that works in all viewers ...... Advanced (CTRL + Alt + D) >>> Debug Settings and type in PlayTypingAnim. When the window opens for that parameter, click FALSE, and then close it. It's only a couple of steps longer than opening Preferences and finding the same switch there.
  5. Are you using Phoenix? Maybe you derendered him. TP to another sim and back, or log out and back in.
  6. I know of only two solutions... put it farther from the wall or put an invisiprim behind it. ETA: I just tried the old invisiprim trick and it doesn't work any more. Some update must have killed it. Frankly, I avoid hover text as much as I can. If the buyer needs important information, I put it in a texture on the vendor or in a notecard or chat message available on touch.
  7. I had eights on the brain while I was typing. I shouldn't work late at night.
  8. Marcin Pang wrote: Ps. Yeah, patients are objects. I think it's pretty obvious (from the context). Oh. That part didn't make sense to me as I read it, so I assumed it was an error. Most patients I know of in RL are people. :smileytongue: If they are objects, that does change the whole system that I was envisioning. I still think that transparency is the way to go. With this new understanding, though, I wonder why it's necessary ever to have the patients unlinked from the beds. They are never going to be walking, talking avatars anyway. Why not build they as permanent parts of a linkset that includes a bed that sometimes goes invisible? When you're all done, make the entire linkset die, including the patient. Then rez a new one and start over. That way you never have to mess with linking and unlinking.
  9. The color of your skin isn't constant. It varies with the time of day, the angle of sunlight striking it (or depth of shadows if the sun doesn't strike it), and the color and intensity of any artificial local light sources. And of course any skin designer doesn't make your skin a pasty monochrome color either. Skin is shaded. So, you can certainly get a sample measurement of the color at any moment (Go to Advanced (CTRL + Alt + D) >> UI >> Show Color Under Cursor ). You can plug those numbers into the color window in the Texture page of your Edit tool to paint that color on whatever object you select. You don't need an external program like Photoshop to do that. Just don't expect a perfect match.
  10. Why not just make each object a vendor? A person can't just take the object, but has to click on the vendor to get a copy. Rig it so that the act of clicking also sends a chat message with llRegionSayTo on a high negative private channel. The HUD receives the message and downgrades the person's health score.
  11. Oh, noooooooo...... Nobody can take your money unless you give them permission. A big yellow box opens on your screen and asks if you want to give some person permission to debit your account. Unless you are absolutely sure that you know the person and you know why you are giving permission, the answer should always be NO. Unfortunately, there's not a thing that anyone can do now to recover your money. If you look in your Transaction History, the transfer will probably show up as a gift, and there's no way to prove that it wasn't. If you can get the name of the person who owns that device, you can file an Abuse Report, but that's about it. You have just learned an expensive lesson. Fortunately, it's only about $5.80 U.S. I have seen a couple of people lose ten times that much.
  12. Cinn is absolutely right. If you post your email address on a public forum, you can risk getting a lot of spam and, worse, you can make yourself vulnerable to stalking and some forms of identity theft. Please remove your address as quickly as you can.
  13. The best place to ask detailed questions about sculpties is in the Buliding & Texturing forum. They will tell you that is doesn't make much difference which program you use, provided that it can make a valid UV map that SL recognizes as a sculpty. Personally, I think the best program for doing that is Blender. Get the JASS-2 package from http://blog.machinimatrix.org/jass/. It includes Blender, Python, and the plugin that makes it VERY easy to create and export sculpty UV maps to SL.
  14. Open your inventory, find the purchase by name, and use your mouse to drag it to the ground. You must be in a place that allows you to do that, like a public sandbox or your own home. Read more here >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Opening-boxes/ta-p/700185
  15. The way LL phrases it: "If DNS can't be resolved as described above, it's somewhat like dialing a forwarding phone number that recently existed but the phones were disconnected — perhaps at the other end, or something in between happened. " Basically, it means that your viewer and SL's servers have temporarily lost the ability to talk to each other because there are squirrels on the line. 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. Not as unique as the whole thing, but I have no worries about using those first few characters to build, say, a private chat channel: integer gChan = (integer)("0xF" + llGetSubString(llGetOwner(),0,8) );
  17. If you don't need to keep taking the patient on and off of different beds, one solution is to just have the patient "sit" on the bed once and then move it from one place to another. If necessary, you could trigger different animations in each new place without unseating the patient. If you go to a bit of trouble, you can even make the bed transparent occasionally so that the patient appears to be separated from it (kinda tricky to script, but doable in theory).
  18. If you see this error message: Login failed; Your account is not accessible until (date/time) — this usually means that your Second Life account has been administratively blocked. Short-term blocks (less than an hour) may be the result of inappropriate behavior inworld. Longer blocks are typically the result of abuse. You will be unable to use Second Life until the indicated time; if that is more than an hour away, you will receive an email from the abuse team on the matter. Be sure to check your spam filters. Your account may also have been put on hold by mistake, or for an administrative reason -- maybe someone else has been using your account for phishing or other unauthorized purposes. In any case, the only people who can take your account off hold again are at Linden Lab. Read http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Why_is_my_account_on_hold%3F for more details and to find out what you can do next. 
  19. Here's a more detailed set of instructions for doing a clean install of updated graphics drivers than you may have received before. It's in the same spirit as the general recommendation that I gave you in my last post, regarding clean installation of viewers. Take a look >>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Clean_Install
  20. If you download and install an older V2 viewer, the very first thing to do is open Preferences and disable the Automatic Download of Updates. If you don't do that, it will keep trying to replace the brand new installation that you just did with a newer one --- which is exactly what you DON'T want to do. You want to stay with the older version that you just installed. Also, when you are going to install an older version of the same viewer, it's always wise to manually remove all traces of the previous version instead of loading the new one on top of it. That way, you won't inherit any buggy files that might be leftover from the previous installation. See http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=clean_reinstall .
  21. You can open your Preferences from the login screen without actually logging in. Just type CTRL + P. Then you should be able to go to the Graphics tab and set your resolution back to something lower and safer. Once that's done, close Preferences and you should be able to log in. Please let us know if you still have trouble.
  22. You can tell that it's a UUID, or at least in the form of a UUID. That's about it.
  23. We don't know. You'll have to tell us what your problem is. What error message do you get? How far into the login process do you get? What viewer are you using? What kind of computer? What have you already tried? If you want to add more information to your post, click on the Options link in its upper right corner and select EDIT
  24. 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 (or have been in "busy" mode). 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 your IMs set to forward to e-mail, that takes some of the pressure off, but 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.
  25. No. We're all SL residents here, just like you. Now, can you explain what you mean? If you want to add more information to your question, click the Options link in its upper right corner and select Edit.
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