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  1. All you need to do is go into Nortom and tell it to restore and exclude this file, from then on it will work fine.
  2. DR Dahlgren

    a land question

    Its just my opinion... Always glad to help where I can though.
  3. DR Dahlgren

    a land question

    You are probably not going to like my answer, but here goes; I would never do such a thing for the public, so have no idea how to suggest advertising it. While I appreciate your altruisum, I really don't see a point in what you are trying to do. If you were doing this for some friends, it might make sense, but to do for the general public, it simply doesn't. There are many sandboxes spread across SL that fill this need and I have friends that have never created things anyplace else. A little laggy from time to time yes, and griefers do sometimes show up, but there really is not any limit to prims you can use in a normal build and space is not an issue. They simply rez a platform up around 3Km, sit on a box and go for it. In fact, I still use them from time to time, even though I own a sim. Why? Because they are a good place to rez HiPrim items or rez something that takes a large amount of space on various levels. Also good for rezzing coaleced items since I dont have to worry about cleaning it up if I miss one or two of the items, the sim will return them. While griefing in a sandbox can be an issue, normally you can stop most of it by simply working up high and sitting on a box. Lag can also be a problem, but that might be an issue on a little mainland parcel too. In the end, unless you thinking of providing this building area for a very specific reason, I think you are just wasting your time and tier. _________________________________
  4. DR Dahlgren

    a land question

    One thing you really have to consider when creating a sandbox is available prim. A 1024 m2 parcel only has 234 prim available which greatly limits the type and scale of things that can be created there, and how many people can use the spot. For an "on the ground" type of sandbox, I would personally consider 4096 m2 the minimum size. There are several ways to help stop griefing. First off the easiest is to limit access and permissions to group members. While this does present its own issues by requiring that anyone using it belong to a group, you can restrict entry, the ability to rez, the ability to move prims onto the parcel and the ablility to run scripts so that griefing is much harder to do. Using a skybox type of solution, a platform for example, placed up high, also helps because it helps keep the curious from seeing it as a target. However, above the ban lines anyone can cross the parcel, so if permissions are not restricted, it allows someone to grief from above using objects. If I were doing this, I would use all the tools. I would create a large platform up at 3000m, I would make the access group only, I would restrict all permissions to that group (rez, object entry and scripts) and I would get the largest parcel of land I could afford. I would also most likely charge a small monthly fee to belong to the group, or a fee to use the parcel, to help offset the costs. Hope this helps ______________________
  5. You have 76 posts showing so I have to assume you understand what this Blog is for. That makes me believe this is nothing but a Troll. And Peru's capital is Lima. /me adds your name to my ignore list
  6. DR Dahlgren

    Prims

    I don't see you really responding to several of the suggestions. However, it seems moot at this point, so time to mark it answered.
  7. Actually I believe that employee number is now approx 270, at least 7 of which are VPs or higher.
  8. DR Dahlgren

    Prims

    Ghost prims do not show in show in prim count, they are a collision box that server is maintaning even though the prim is no longer visible or clickable. Those require a sim restart to clear. What you seem to have is prims located on your parcel that you can not find. They can be anywhere within the area of your parcel up to 4096 meters and very difficult to find, especiall if, as they often are, they something like a watch, very small. Two things I often try. Select the Show option in About Land > Objects, this causes the object to be highlighted in white. Now go into Night view and camera at different levels and look for the white glow. Remember you need to move within your view distance to see it. Sit on a box and bump it up using edit in vertical jumps equal to your view distance. Second option, and in your case probably the best: In About Land > objects, refresh the list that shows who owns the prims on your land, click the listing that shows the 51 prims and return them. You can go into edit afterwards and rez the object from your lost and found folder to see what it is. I suggest being in edit before you rez the object so you don't lose it again. _________________________
  9. Try saving as .tga files. I use both and have no problems, but a lot has to do with the program you use to save the files. Also, it often takes time for a texture to appear clear when placed on a prim, especially if it a large file, like 1024 or more. _____________________________
  10. Print yourself up a nice sign.. WILL WORK FOR LINDENS... and find yourself a high traffic area to stand at. If you use your map, you can see where there are a lot of dots. Those are people. I would suggest a crowded spot on Zindra to start with.
  11. Thanks to all who contributed. This appears to be a well documented issue and there are several jira entries for correcting or to document it. It does not seem to be very well known to residents though. Maybe spread the word. I am marking this as answered.
  12. I tried using the jira to research this, and my search returned over 5300 entries. I just find it too cumbersome to really use. I appreciate the links and voted on the issue there.
  13. Well, after seeing how many people seemed to think it was a mega-prim issue, I went back and looked at my sim. I have a set of off sim mountains that give the island the look of being in the center of an old volcanic cone. While they are sclupted mega prims, I did not see how this could be causing the issue. I assumed they did not extend to the island center, but they do, and it is. The bounding boxes for these mountains extend up substanially beyond the visible height, and once above that BB, you can sit on an unscripted prim. So it appears that because the prim or object is within the BB of the mega-prim, the system sees you as trying to sit on the mega-prim and does not allow it. I found on my sim that once above 144.039m in alt I could sit on a plain box. I then moved the mountains up .5 m and could no longer sit on the same box. Moving it up to 144.539 caused me to be able to sit on it again, so, there was the answer. As a side note, they also cause the land of my sim to not show on the map. ( /me slaps forehead - should have been a better clue) Thanks to all who contributed and my apologies to Boroondas Gupte for doubting his answer. A clear case of condemnation before investigation and I stand corrected. I will leave this up for a day and then close it as answered.
  14. I have not seen it happen on any mainland region. I am not so inexperienced that I would be talking about a problem caused by another prim or mega prim. This happens currently anywhere on my region, a private homestead sim. I have seen it on other private regions as well. You rez a prim and then attempt to right click it and sit, and you get a No place to sit error. In the past, restarting the sim corrected the issue for some, which I pointed out in my OP. That would not occur if another prim was conflicting with the attempted sit. Now though, nothing seems to correct. Thanks for trying though. I thought I would ask here hoping maybe someone else had seen the issue and knew a correction, but after several days on the list here, only one answer that is unfortunately not helpful, I guess I will open a ticket on it. Not holding out much help there either. _______________________________
  15. Oh my, 50 bucks for something she intends to make money on by selling tons of them, that might take an hour to whip out by the scripter, yeah, way out of line. What would you suggest would be fair, SL wages, say - $L30 an hour? The suggestions are good, check the library and write one. Then, when you are totally frustrated and things do not work well, see how you feel about that 50 bucks. :-) Sorry, don't really mean to take it out on you, just tired of people thinking scripting is something to be taken for granted and not paid for. Just because anyone is allowed to script, it doesn't mean anyone can, or should. When scripting limits come into play, I will be really interested to see how much stuff gets broken.
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