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Dana Hickman

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  1. A low or choppy frames per second is what falsely tells your physics that there's movement when there's not, but there are a few physics settings that can make that become a problem if they're not set correctly. The main culprit is having gain set too high. Gain is the percent of all movements that you want to be maximum movements. If you have one directions gain set to say 70, that means that 70% of ALL movements in that direction will be maximum ones, leaving only 30% for all of the smaller motions triggered in between 0 and 99. They become jumpy and overreact, and it's usually this setting
  2. PsychoticBovine wrote: I've mostly gotten them to perfectly do what I want when standing still, but oddly enough when I'm walking, they sway but simply don't bounce. From what you describe, and from looking at the numbers I would say that you're negating much of the natural bounce by having weights too high and the spring timings too low. A Mass of 70 is HEAVY, and so takes a lot of movement and impact to get to even the smallest jiggle/slosh.. try lowering that by half. Spring timings won't show much at all when Drag is over like 10%...Try to set the rest of the settings with drag at 0%, t
  3. Try removing the head, eyes, and the included alpha layers to see if your default avatars eyes also bulge out like that. If they do you may need to clear your viewers cache and relog. If the furry avatar eyes are rigged mesh, then trying to edit their position with the object / attachment editor won't work, and can rarely cause rigged mesh to revert to a basic, unformed shape... in which case you may need to unpack a new set from the box they came in, or get a redelivery from where you bought it. If the eyes are not rigged mesh and your default AVs eyes are fine, then you may be able to R-Clic
  4. For the most part, mesh bodies do still suck. One can do the whole expensive song & dance trying to get parts and alphas and clothes and appliers, and just possibly come up with something that looks great... while standing completely still or close to it. I've known a lot of people who've gone this route and got all excited, coos and squees included, and then throw it all on and head to their favorite dance club to show it off.. only to have it all fall apart the moment they start even a modest dance animation. Poke-throughs, misalignments, alpha issues, and the ever popular 'completely po
  5. While it's true that available memory in SLI is limited to that of one of the two cards, and Sl doesn't, in fact, have any built in support for it, it's also true that you may not need any built in support to get some very nice gains by simply adding another card to your existing one. As someone who has ran SL and went from a single card to SLI with the same card, I can tell you that forcing SLI mode through the nVidia control panel applet does indeed get you some nice gains in SL. In my case it was anywhere from 30% - 60% performance boost depending on the situation/location. It wasn't any ad
  6. Reverse the order in which you wear the alphas... do the top first, then the hands. The last alpha you wear always overlaps the one before it if it's on the same part of the body. Ultimately it shouldn't matter but I've seen it where the order you wear them in make a difference before. so it's worth a try. May also need to clear cache first as well.
  7. SuzettaLatonya wrote: Can anyone tell me why the stockings and socks are tearing at the ankles i have went all the way down to nude and no feet and it still happens i have tried the alphas nothing is working. You can see on the sides that the black leg part sticks out and away from the ankle part of the shoe... you need to edit the shoes/feet and move them down.. so the 'top of the fake foot' part meets where the leg cutoff is. You also may need to resize the shoes to fit a little better, and may have to adjust the shoe layers 'heel' and/or 'platform' height to keep your shoes out of th
  8. *Rubs her parts all over Jumpys new thread* Noobs, eh? Ahh well, welcome back anyways :smileytongue:
  9. Windlight is a whole light and environment package which is now integrated into the Enviroment Editor (World > Environment Settings > Environment Editor). In it you can find many presets that'll give you the light and look you want, plus you can tinker with all the settings and create your own custom presets as well. Environment Editor For most people it seems windlight is the answer, but there are some who simply must change how they appear to *other* residents as well... and for that the only choice is to use face/body light attachments. If you choose to change the local environment a
  10. On combat sims and damage-enabled parcels, you'll be able to see a red heart icon near the top bar of your viewer, next to the location name/info box, in the same place as the other little icons that specify a certain sim/parcel setting. The worst thing that happens if you get "hurt" from a damage-enabled weapon on land that allows it is you get teleported home... that's it. Far worse and much more annoying things can happen if the land you're on allows rezzing of objects (cages,bullets,etc..), and/or has push enabled (throwers,orbiters,push bullets,etc..). If the sim rules specify a strict '
  11. Dnkiwi wrote: we would just be looking at something private where we can be together but at same time we need minimal costs as both of us not able to afford the expensive stuff Living on the cheap with *reasonable* expectations of privacy isn't that difficult. As Kwowl said, a good choice for those who are new to SL is having one of you sign up for a premium account and then getting a linden home ( using the free 512meter allowance that comes with premium ). They are small with not a lot of prims available, but the investment is also very small and it's a good way to learn for yourself
  12. Not exactly... There's really no "rooms", or "chats" as some call them, no super private instances of a simple background "room" that basically doesn't even exist to the rest of the residents. Much of second life land is like your real life neighborhood, in that you can buy a piece of land and put a house on it and live inside it, but you'll still have neighbors. Same is true of the Linden Homes, only the houses are prebuilt and the land they're on comes with more restrictions then regular mainland. The other option is estate land, which is privately owned by another resident. You can rent a p
  13. Kenbro Utu wrote: I notice the OP never really mentions in-world griefing, only unauthorized use of an account; as far as I can decipher. With this person's account being so often "compromised" I can only see a couple of real possibilities here. One is that the person's computer has been compromised with a key logger, and they need to secure their computer and learn about computer security. The other option is that the "partner" is not totally on the up and up about their activities in Second Life and uses the "I have been hacked" clause as a defense for covering up dubious actions.
  14. Tari Landar wrote: Most won't work and the few that do are extremely unreliable and hit or miss(more miss than hit) at best. I did not know this, thanks. I've only boughten 3 of them for my alts over the years and they all worked without any issues.. but if the greater consenus is that they're too glitchy .. then yeah, he should probably skip that idea and just set himself up with a Paypal account or something.
  15. Ricky40 wrote: Is it possible in anyway, like in real life when you do an e-transfer or something? Probably the easiest way would be to have them purchase one of those pre-paid credit debit cards for you instead. They can be purchased just about anywhere, and then you can use it as payment info for yourself in SL and charge your SL stuff to that until the funds are depleted. Other than that... not sure... there's always Paypal.
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