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Vladi Hazelnut

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  1. just having the game be skill driven does not include it in "skill gaming" It clearly states that any game that is NOT pay to play is not covered by this. Quite simply is what this says is any game that requires you to pay in and at the end pays out is not allowed. If it is based on skill it will have to be registered, if it based on luck it is gambling and is already not allowed.
  2. Sapph is talking about Drag racing or Oval racing in SL. Normally the buy in for a race is 100L, but it is optional. And its done via a buy in jar that shows who bought in and how much. When the race is over the total amount gets divided between 1st 2nd and 3rd place winners. If you don't buy in and win you simply get a trohpy instead of money. This is the deffinition of skilled gaming I read: “Skill Gaming” shall mean a game, implemented through an Inworld object: 1) whose outcome is determined by skill and is not contingent, in whole or in material part, upon chance; 2) requires or per
  3. sse2 is built into your processor chip, its not sometihng you can add. Pretty much all processors use sse2 now so the brand doesn't matter, its the age. I think your only choice is to upgrade your computer. And like stated above a computer with under a gig of processing power and 1 gig of ram is not going to run sl very well if at all. Now adays you need at least a 2 gig processor, 2 gigs of ram and a dedicated video card for sl to work half way decent.
  4. Sharing chat logs only applies to second life inworld or to any website they own or manage. So could you post an IM in group chat or a notice? NO and I have seen people get banned for doing this. Even Sharing them with another person and someone files a complaint you can get in trouble. Same goes for posting it the SL forums or blogs. Not sure if you would get banned for that or if they would just delete it though. What you CAN do is share any conversations or logs anywhere else on the internet as long as that site does not forbid it. So if its a forum not ran by LL, facebook or your own b
  5. I never said they called me a liar, read my post. I said "I was all but called a liar and told that it can't happen" When they got uppity and said its been out and we should have been testing I got a little ruffled since we have been testing and working with them. Feeding them information, showing them snapshots and even making video. The truth of the matter is things we tested got the opposite results when it rolled out grid wide than they did during testing (only two days before I might add). They duplicated our sim on the beta grid just so we could perform such tests. We also tested in the
  6. remotely listening to chat without consent or displaying signs that is being done. These even goes for your own. Like remotely listening to chat in you store so you know who is there. You have to up sign stating that chat is being monitored. Dropping a chat spy device on someone elses land or attaching to them is against TOS and is a bannable offense. Even if you have this persons permission it is still not legal because you the permission of anyone that person is talking to as well. IF you can prove someone dropped any kind of spying device on your parcel AR the crap out of them.
  7. Ok I went to the path finding meeting yesterday on the beta grid and talked to Falcon and Lorca linden. Well I tried to anyway, for the most part they do not want to hear what we have to say unless we can document it and reproduce it in a jira. When I told them stuff was acting inconsistantly I was all but called a liar and that it can't happen. Then we were advised that it was not the proper place to discuss these issues. However when I asked them were the proper place was, I recieved no answer. They did answer some of my questions though and I did find some stuff out. For most of the issue
  8. Don't think for one minute LL really cares though. We just had one of our employees inworld have her account hacked. We know the times she is normally on and we know how she speaks. Very pleasant and reserved. Well in the middle of the night someone logs into her account. They deleted her whole inventory, removed all her friends and groups and stole 17k+ in lindens. But before doing so sent several nasty messages to other staff members, her friends and me (her boss). These messages where nothing like the way she speaks. And they were calling us names and saying to unban a certian person and
  9. turning off path finding in your region will not effect anything. It won't help with performance issues related to path finding and it won't fix any of the glitches the new code has introduced. The only thing it does is disable the ability to use pathfinding characters on your region. And from what I can gather the pathfinding code should not effect your sim performance anyway, unless you are using it. The only reason to optimize your sim for path finding would be if you were actually running path finding characters on your sim. Then you would want to optimize how they interact with the lan
  10. just to let those of you know, disabling pathfinding will no effect on the glitches or performance from what I have seen. It just dsables the ability for pathfinding to work.
  11. I am very confused by this. All the testing we did on the pathfinding sims, both on the beta grid and the main grid were of no use. Our vehicles react differently now that it went grid wide then what they did during testing. Hell on the main grid pathfinding sandboxes they reacted different from one region to the other! In one sand box they would drive fine, go to the next one over and the cars sink like they were in mud. Test it on another and its fine again. And supposedly they all have the same code. I would love to hear an explanation for that. I was going to video the problem for you, but
  12. You know when I first read this I didn' t think it was possible. I thought the third party viewers could defeat this. I just tested it and does indeed work. I am even on estate and it worked. I set our store to this option and as soon someone walked on the parcel they poofed. And I could not cam in them via the radar menu. Says they are out of my draw distance. However if you are on that parcel you can see and hear everything. So for it to work each dressing room would have to be its own parcel and in order to cominucate with someone you would have to do it via IM or leave the parcel. And it
  13. Here is the problem the way I see it. "There is a serious flaw in this whole business. The Havok7 software needed to make Pathfinding work is simply not compatible with most existing SL physics. Indeed the interaction of ANY object with the Sim ground is going to be changed radically by its introduction." That is easy for people to say, but unfortunately no one is proving it. Hell our Jira on this issue only has like 6 votes. The way it was explained to me at the meeting is there really have not been alot of complaints with issues. And they could not find many during testing. If people all
  14. Ok, so after my rant last night its time to eat a little crow. I like mine medium rare with lots of butter thank you. Today while MB and I were in a pathfinding sanbox trying to figure out a work around to this issue Falcon Linden suddenly shows up bearing gifts. He (possibly others) bascially fixed our car for us. Not completey, it still needs some tweaking, but he did point us in the right direction. He said he wanted to make as few script changes as possible but he did give us some suggestions. It still breaks when we hit return but other wise when you rez it out it works just fine so far.
  15. Ok I did some testing and made a video of it like I said I would do after the path finding meeting today. Here is a link to the video for any lindens that would like to look at it. I tested both on the beta sim path finding area, on the main grid at our sim, which was switched to the main server while I was on the beta grid, and at a Magnum sand box. As you will see the car worked fine on a regular sim, as in the second life sim with the old code. The vehicle failed to function properly on both the beta sim and magnum sandbox. As for getting out of the car and back in it you will notice
  16. Still waiting on answer as to the location you did your testing. And you just tested with that one kart vehicle? That is nothing like any of the cars we actually drive. If you need samples to test just ask most of us will give them to you. Not like you can't just take them anyway though. Or let us get involved in the testing before you put it on a public server. MB is even in the beta testing group. We could have told it was messed up in matter of minutes. Even if we did get the cars fixed to where they worked right, the sim is still so laggy compared to other sims its futile to do anything.
  17. hello Oscar, I work for MB and I need to know where you tested so I can go there to verify your results. Or someone could come here.
  18. Are you running in ultra with shadaws enabled? If that is the case you may see a difference upgrading. If not I don't think it will make a big difference. I am guessing something else is slowing your computer down. I run a GTS250 with no problems at all in sl, but I don't run shadows. And I make mesh objects, so mesh has nothing to do with it. And I doubt going to a 4 core processer will make difference either. I went from a dual 2.8 to a quad core 3.0 and noticed no difference in sl at all. If you are running a 32 bit system your computer is only seeing 3 gigs, but honestly unless you are r
  19. If you are talking about me, all I did was state my opinion and agree with just about everyone else in this thread that the price point seems high. Why you singled me out I have no idea. As for a sales pitch, did you miss the part that I don't sell a dj booth? I said I have one, but its not for sale. Kind of hard to make a sales pitch for an item I don't actually sell. I was just stating that if i did sell it, I would not think of asking that high of price. Again my opinion. There are several items for sale in sl that are over priced in my opinion. If it were a sales pitch I probably would h
  20. Being it was a dj booth it may have had a stream changer in it, which would require it to be deeded to the land to work. And like said, if you tried to return it, it very well may have been deleted. If you own the sim or know the owner you could possibly have the sim rolled back, then it might be there again. That being said, I am with everyone else, 8K for a dj booth!!!. I sell stereos with stream changers, and I have dj booth that I have never put up for sale yet. It come with a dj request line, built in tip jar that auto displays your picture and will spam chat for tips and has a built in
  21. cam studio is free, I use it all the time. I am sure there is a paid version, but I just use the free version and it works fine. You can select the size you want to capture from full screen to anything smaller by setting it manually or just dragging the window before you record. Just keep in mind the larger the picture you try capture the harder it hits your computer and the longer it takes to render. From what I have seen though audio is what takes the longest to render. If you disable the audio the stuff renders much faster. Also what you use to encode the video makes a big difference. You
  22. You do need permission every time to share a conversation, be it local chat or an IM. Simply getting someone to agree to the fact that you share IMs as part of a policy on your sim does not skirt the issue that its against TOS. As in you can't put a disclaimer or even have them sign an agreement to the effect of " By joining our club or entering our sim or working for us you agree to have your conversations logged and shared with others." Even everyone agreed to this, and you shared the conversations inworld with others without express consent each and every time of all parties involved they c
  23. Performance wise computer specs are computer specs. It really doesn't matter who's name is on the outside of it. They all pretty much have the same parts inside. The deal with alienware is that their products are, or used to be at any rate geared toward the gamer. Basically it was like having a custom built gaming rig, but it was already done for you. And at one time that is exactly what they were doing, building custom gaming rigs for people. So normally to start with you were already getting something with great specs compared to what you would find off the shelf with other computers. But y
  24. Honestly there is no way for us to say for sure what you should be getting for fps since so many factors play into it. Even if I had the same exact laptop as you I might have different frame rates. Its going to depend not only on your computer specs, but the settings for your desktop, how much you have running in the background on your computer, what your settings are in sl, what the server state is like, how much stuff is around you that needs to be rendered and lastly your connection. I can tell you that a laptop running Intel graphics with shared memory is not going to perform stellar in s
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