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Abigail Longmeadow

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  1. This is a resident blog, the Lindens seldom post anything. We are fellow residents, and we can not change your account. If you bought mainland for a premium account, your tier will go up to cover the size of the virtual land you bought. Your monthly tier fee is always based on the largest amount of land you held during the past month, even if you only held it for one second. There is no refund. If you get rid of some of the land, you can reduce your tier fees next month. You have to update your Tier on your dashboard web site and save the changes: https://secondlife.com/my/account/landfees.php Also see this for more info: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Buying-land/ta-p/700043
  2. There have been great changes in how the viewer works over the last year. If you are using an old viewer, completely delete it (this is called a "Clean Install") and then download and install an up to date viewer. See the Second Life Knowlege Base: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/How-to-uninstall-and-reinstall-Second-Life/ta-p/1375231
  3. You can transfer any money from one account to another. You can transfer any items that have the "Transfer" permission set by the creator. If an item is set "No Transfer" then you can not transfer it, even if you actually control both accounts.
  4. Here are some bilder's issues. This assumes you own the water parcel and have full building rights: You can't rez anything by dragging it from your inventory onto the surface of the water. You have two options to rez things: Swim down to the sea floor and drag things from your inventory onto the sea floor. After it rezes, use building/edit controls to move the object up to the surface. Create a prim building platform (non-phantom and non-physical) at the hight you want, then drag things from your inventory onto the building platform to rez them. You can also walk on this platform. When you are finished building, you can delete the platform. Some HUDs and some 3rd party viewers can create such a platform at any height up to 4096 m. Just fly up as high as you want and click the Rez Platform button. Watch points: Physical objects will fall down. Non-physical objects will hover at a fixed hight. You can't walk on phantom objects (you will fall through). You can walk on non-phantom objects.
  5. I use this page: http://status.secondlifegrid.net/ which re-directs to: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Status-Grid/bg-p/status-blog It says the login problems have been resolved.
  6. It depends. Linden homes (the free Linden house premium accounts can request) are starter homes. They are fixed in size and can not be expanded. You can abandon a Linden home and use the free 512m2 of tier allowance given to premium accounts to support other mainland. Note that if you buy or hold more than 512m2 of mainland, you will have to pay additional monthly tier fees. Talking about regular mainland (not Linden homes), you can buy any size that you can afford. Keep in mind both the purchase price, and the monthly tier fee if the land is larger than 512m2. Regular mainland parcels share prim allowance if they are in the same sim (a named region of 256m x 256m) and if they are owned by the same person or group. This means the parcels don't need to be all together in one piece as long as they are somewhere in the same sim (region). You can leave one parcel empty, and use all the prim allowances on the other parcel (if they are both in the same region).
  7. If you have a premium account, there is no monthly payment for 512 m2 or less of mainland. Each premium account includes 512 m2 of tier free every month (assuming you are not already using your free tier to pay for a Linden home). If you want more than 512 m2 of mainland, you must either pay every month for the additional tier you need, or get several premium accounts and contibute their tier to a group you own and control. The group then owns the land. Group ownership of land is complicated, but gives you a 10% bonus of extra free tier. Yes you are right that premium accounts on the annual plan are the lowest cost way to get tier. But that means you have to pay $72 all at once. See: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Buying-land/ta-p/700043 https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Group-owned-land/ta-p/700079
  8. No, I do not believe there is a built in video recorder, but this can be done with different 3rd party software. Here are some references: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Machinima http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Movie_Recording P.S. I would be interested to know what works well on a PC if someone has experience.
  9. There are many reasons a payment can fail. The most common is using a card type that Linden Lab does not accept. The $1 charge is a test to see if the card works right, the $1 should be refunded to you fairly soon. See: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Billing/ta-p/700037 P.S. We are residents on this forum, not Linden Lab employees. For billing questions, you can call Linden Lab. See: https://support.secondlife.com/billing-support/
  10. Apple no longer supports Quick Time on Windows computers. It is best to remove Quick Time from all Windows computers because of security concerns. The current version of the Second Life viewer (both the official viewer and up-to-date 3rd party viewers) still support Flash, but you have to download the PPAPI version of the Flash plug-in (the plug-in made for "Chromium"). Flash is still being supported and updated by Adobe. Some old style in-world TVs will no longer work without Quick Time, but new style TVs work fine with most videos. Flash videos will work if you have the up-to-date Flash PPAPI plug-in installed. HTML5 videos using Ogg or webm will also work. These options will play many, but not all, videos. Specifically, MP4 videos won't play as far as I can tell.
  11. Flying is disabled in some regions and by some land owners. Find a location that allows flying. World menu, Parcel Details, Options tab (the About Land window, which you can also get by right clicking on the land) will show what is allowed and what is not.
  12. Linden Lab does not become involved in most resident to resident disputes: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Transactions-and-disputes-between-Residents/ta-p/799395 Rand Linden posted this on the Knowledge Base: People sometimes seek help with questions such as the following: •I rented a land parcel from another Resident and they are taking it back from me, even though I paid the fees or rent. •Another Resident is not upholding their agreement regarding real estate, group management, performance of services, or division of revenue. •I paid for something, but didn't receive it as promised. •I provided something, but the buyer didn't pay for it as promised. However, Linden Lab cannot verify, enforce, certify, examine, uphold, or adjudicate any oath, contract, deal, bargain, or agreement made by the Residents of Second Life. Nor does Linden Lab enforce or uphold rental agreements between Residents. While you may have a valid agreement with another person, Linden Lab is not a party to and cannot resolve your dispute. Please contact the Resident involved and resolve the issue with them.
  13. When you wear a mesh body or mesh clothing, you usually wear an alpha to hide the classic avatar body and/or any system clothes. It sounds like you took off the mesh but are still wearing the alpha. Look in your inventory under "Current Outfit" or else right click on your avatar and go to Appearance - Edit Outfit. Look for any alphas and identify if you need to wear them or not. If not detach them. I just found out that some mesh bodies come with automatic alpha. The HUD does not always work correctly when you take off clothing (it sometimes does not remove the alpha). See: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Avatar/most-of-my-body-is-missing-after-trying-to-change-clothesjust/qaq-p/3027473
  14. Try turning off Hardware Skinning. This may be the old bug that affects certain ATI/AMD video drivers when viewing some types of mesh. If it is that bug, turning off Hardware Skinning will fix it, but may reduce your frame rate. Preferences -> Graphics -> General subtab -> disable Hardware Skinning
  15. Abigail Longmeadow

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    In Second Life, 'Sitting' means more than just playing a sitting animation. If they are really sitting, then they are attached to the thing they are sitting on and so can not be moved (by hits or bumps).
  16. For most people, the largest cost will be the monthly Tier payment, not the initial purchase price of mainland. Assuming that you abandon your Linden home while standing in it, using the World - Parcel Details menu in the viewer, then the first 512 of land will have no monthly Tier fee. If you hold additional land more than 512m2 then this fee applies to the additional land: http://secondlife.com/land/pricing.php
  17. See these help files for advice: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Inventory_Page_The_Inventory_Recovery_Steps http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/fs_missing_inventory?s[]=inventory&s[]=loss Since you don't say anything about your avatar not rezing when you log in, your inventory is probably still on the server. Possibly you have filters turned on (so you can't see things that are filtered out) or your viewer just has a bad connection to Second Life and has not been able to download all items? We are just fellow residents, the Lindens don't post here. If you need Linden help, you will have to submit a help ticket. If you are premium, you can try Live Chat with Linden Support. https://support.secondlife.com/contact-support/
  18. Linden homes are mainland, and count as 512m of land held just like any other mainland. However, each Premium account comes with 512m of free tier each month. You don't pay directly for this, it is included with the premium membership. You may use the 512m of free tier for a Linden house, or if you don't have a Linden house, you can hold 512m more than you would think you could. So if you are paying for the 1024m tier level, but you do NOT have a linden house, you can actually hold 1536m on the mainland.
  19. 1. Use an up-to-date production version of an approved viewer, not one of the experimental 'beta' viewers. 2. Perform a completely clean install. This means removing all traces of your current viewer, then reboot the computer, then install a fresh download of the viewer. This process is not fully automatic, you need to delete some folders manually. See: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/How-to-uninstall-and-reinstall-Second-Life/ta-p/1375231 http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/fs_update_viewer
  20. Stand on the land. Then either right click on the ground and select About Land, or use the World menu, Parcel details. Once the About Land screen is open, click the Abandon Land button. Do this on each parcel you own on the mainland. (This does not apply to rented land - where you pay another avatar for use of land). Additionally: If you are contributing Tier to a group that owns land, you must withdraw the contribution.
  21. Try disabling "Hardware Skinning" in the Graphics section of viewer Preferences, but watch for a loss of frame rate when you do that. Previously, this problem was caused by specific video driver versions running on ATI video cards. Here is the Firestorm page that recommends specific ATI video driver versions for use with Firestorm viewer in Second Life: http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/ati#known_good_ati_driver (This only applies if you have an ATI video card in your computer.)
  22. Donate has a specific meaning in Second Life. It means you are paying for tier, but you give the tier to a group so the group can hold mainland. You still have to pay for the tier you donate to the group. I think what you actually mean is Abandon Land. Abandon Land is a button found in your viewer. You can click it to get rid of a Linden home (512 m2) that you don't want. This is done by standing on the land and using World - Parcel Details - About Land in your viewer (menus vary depending on which viewer you are using). Once you abandon a Linden home, it releases 512 m2 of tier which you can then use (partly or in whole) to offset tier for other mainland that you own. Note that tier and premium accounts only mean anything if you own land on the mainland. If you rent from a private island estate, you pay a weekly fee to the estate owner. Private estates don't care if you have a premium account or not.
  23. You can't move a parcel, but you can cut a larger parcel you own into several smaller ones. If this abandoned land is on the Mainland you can submit a support ticket to Linden Lab asking them to set the abandoned land for sale. If you can't afford to buy the whole parcel, ask Linden Lab to split it up into smaller parcels before they put it up for sale. Linden Lab may or may not be willing to do this for you. See: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Abandoned-land/ta-p/846143 Note: Some lands look abandoned, but are not. So long as a valid avatar account owns the land, it is not abandoned. You can get info about the land by right clicking on it and selecting About Land. On private islands, talk to the land lord or group that owns the estate.
  24. Is the object still rezed in world? Remove it (take it back to inventory, or delete it). I assume that you own the object. If a rezed object has permission to animate your avatar, it will be able to do so as long as you are in the same region with it. This is exactly how dance balls work, but they are scripted to stop animating you when you want.
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