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Archive for January, 2012

A little bit more Minecraft then Second Life, at the moment. Just for fun.

No. I do not want to compare both. I just want to mention that I am not around in SL at the moment because I play Minecraft with my brother currently.

Minecraft is completely differend then Second Life. SL gives me more freedom when I create things and I defenetly will be back soon! But hey! I must admit Minecarft is a lot of fun too,so I will spend some time there as we had some fun and laughing last days. :) We did build a castle out of these Minecraft blocks, so that we are save when it becomes night. Nighttime can be dangerous in Minecraft! There are spawning monsters which will hunt you.

But as I said.. I will be back to SL soon :)


Phoenix Viewer gets a next Release, maybe…

Today I did read a Blogpost on Phoenix Viewer Blog. Looks like there will maybe be a new Phoenix Viewer Release someday. The Phoenix Team wrote it’s sounding lately like LL is starting to take a less aggressive stance towards V1 than what we were initially told nearly a year ago.

They say LL has no immediate plans now to break v1 by turning off server side functionality. But they also note that this is rather an impression and not an official statement from Linden Lab.

There is also not an Date set so its not clear when a next Phoenix Viewer Release will come but hopefully within the next few month. They will probably address some of the performance, stability and mesh related issues the Phoenix users are experiencing on the 1600 release.

Read the latest Phoenix Viewer Blogpost here.


Give me some Second Life Cheats! I wanna go shopping!

As I did mess around with a Keyword Research Tool called Market Samurai when I was bored, I had to laugh when I created a Second Life Keyword Analysis and found out that there are 145 daily Search Engine requests on the Keyword “second life cheats” in the Internet.

Lets assume 145 Second Life Users per Day want to cheat in Second Life. I mean this is funny. So funny that I though I now need to blog about the greatest Cheat you can get in Second Life.

I call this Cheat “The real money to Linden Dollar Exchange Cheat”. How does this Cheat work? Let me explain you…

1. Log in to Second Life.

2. Find the Text “Linden Exchange” in the Menu on the left Side of the Second Life Website.

3. Click “Buy L$”.

4. The next Side is self-explanatory. Just type in how much L$ you need and place your Order.

Attention: This Cheat will debit your real Wallet.. your real Bank or Paypal Account! So be sure if you really want to cheat! :)

Sorry I couldn´t refrain from laughing. I though the Fact, that there are 145 People a Day who ask Google for Second Life Cheats, is pretty much funny and a Blogpost with a little spoof worth.

In case you did search for Second Life Cheats and did land on my Blog.. I am really really sorry but anyway I hope my little Guide did help you to understand that no one needs any Second Life Cheats as it is pretty much simple to buy L$ and also that doesn´t cost to much! Hey,.. I mean you get already 1000 L$ for round about 4 US Dollars. Maybe a worth consideration. :)



Saving a notecard inside a prim. “The server is experiencing unexpected difficulties”.

Lately some of my customers wrote me that they cant save the Confignotecard of Heart Tipjar in Second Life. But when the first Customer explained me the problem, I was not able to reproduce the error at least whith main Avatar which did create this Tipjar. But this is because this Avatar has full permission on this Item anyway.

I thought it would be better to check it out with my Alt. And see there… I wasn´t able to save the Notecard too then.

I got the “The server is experiencing unexpected difficulties” errormessage when saving a notecard inside the prim.

At the same time I asked google for the Problem and found out there is already a open Jira Ticket:

“The server is experiencing unexpected difficulties” error when saving a notecard inside a prim.

So if you anytime notice the same Problem with one of your Products or if you get customer request that they cant save your confignotecard then there is one workaround for you which will fix the Problem for your customers. Indee you should update your Marketplace listing then as well. :P

You need to change at least the Confignotecard to FullPermission which shouldn´t be a problem for you. I cant tell you why the Notecard has to be FullPerm. I just can tell you it will fix the problem and other People commented the same on the Jira. It is anyway nevermind if the Confignotecard is Full Permission. I usualy did create them Copy and Mod only but now they are Fullperm.

So dont expect that LL will fix the issue. Looks like the Jira is open already for years.

However I did fix my Product and had a lot of work telling all my Customers of this Product to delete the old Tipjar so that they can use the new one. I think most of them were very happy that I did send a new Version. And I was also happy that one of my Customers did tell me about the Problem. Its fun to see that not anybody will report Problems. This makes me thinking if they ever did unpack the Product.. if they ever did login to SL again or what is wrong? :D This was sadly a Problem I could not see with my main. For the future I should test scripted objects from time to time with my alt. For new Products I do it anyway but looks like this Problem did appear since some month. I am sure I did not see this Problem with my alt when I created the Tipjar.

However. Everything ok now.

 


Second Life Marketplace Direct Delivery and how it will possibly work…

I found a nice first Direct Delivery Impression Article from the Beta Grid. Second Life Resident “Couldbe Yue” wrote a two Parts Article Series about Direct Delivery Beta and you defenetly should check it out as it will concern us Merchants real soon now.

Part 1: Basic process of creating a new Direct Delivery only listing.

Part 2: Direct Delivery. How to migrate existing Magic Box Content.


Browsing WordPress for Second Life related Topics can be fun.

Sometimes if I am bored I just browse for Second Life Related Topics on WordPress and read interesting Storys of other User´s. Not that you only can read interesting Second Life Storys of differend People. Its rather so that it can also inspire you to find cool Topics you did not think about before. You know if you are interested in a Topic you could leave a comment there on the Blog. But why not answering on this Blogpost with your own Article and give them credits with a Backlink? In the past I found that method very interesting and I think you can make friends on this way as well. This is often a win win for both sided and exspecialy for both blogs. For sure this is working with other Blogproviders as well. Think about that :)


Some time ago I made a Skin for Phoenix Viewer and think about creating the same skin for Firestorm now…

Yea it is some time ago when I made a Skin for the Phoenix Viewer and at the moment I think about making a similar Skin for the Firestorm Viewer as well. I am not completely happy with the Skins of the Firestorm Viewer. So lets see. Just my thoughts but I cant promise anything as I already work on cross-projects again. :D


Thanks Quarl. This alignment tool is just hot!

I am not sure how I couldn´t notice that there is this hot alignment tool in my Firestorm Viewer! After going through one of the SLUniverse Threads I found a cool alignment tool and I did wish it would be in one of the Viewers I use. And see there? Aribeth just told me it is there. Damn this is just cool because I usualy used a tool called PrimDocker but it was a Hud I head to wear. PrimDocker was ok and helped me much to align and build fast but the alignment tool of Quarl in the Viewer is much better as I now do not have to wear a Hud anymore and I also do not have to put scripts into prims to align them. I just could freak out so happy I am :D

Thank you Quarl for the great alignment tool you gave us!

 


Important note for Content Creators and SL Marketplace Merchants about Maturity Level and the Word “PE” in your Description!

If you use the Word “PE” in the field of description or in the field of keywords on your Listing then it might happen that your Item will be flagged as “adult” Maturity Level. It happened to my latest Product Stage Lightning Truss Creator Kit on the Marketplace and I really was confufed as this Item is defenetly not an adult Product. So I had a hard time to find out whats wrong which took an half our. Later I just changed the Words “PE” to “Prims” and the Item is now flagged “General” as intended.

As PE is the Shortcut for the Objects Server Weight, Streaming weight and Physics weight I really dont understand why the Item will be flagged as “adult” if the description and keywords section contains the Word “PE”.

However for those who used the Word in the Description I though I better send out this Info so that you can proof if all your Items are flagged well. I mean imagine that… if the Product contains differend Parts which all have a differend PE, then some of us may want to write the differend values down in the Description. But looks like this is not possible, so that you know.

EDIT: I just found out that PE (Prim Equivalent) is today called LI (Land Impact) anyway. So I should try the Word LI instead of PE. :D Right.. tested it now. “LI” is ok as a Word.


Found a Blogpost about Second Life which made me thinking.

I found the Blogpost A Variety of Reasons to Go Virtual… of RoseCityRemona. She wrote about some Reasons to go Virtual and also added an interesting Poll you should participate. The Blogpost made me thinking about which Reasons I had to go Virtual and which Reasons I see.

So let me write down why I use Second Life and what I do in Second Life

I use Second Life to discharge my ideas and my creativity and for a Virtual Business Adventure which is much simpler to achieve then in RealLife where you would need money, connections and know-how in bureaucracy. I am german and germany is a hardcore bureaucracy country where everything is written,composed and stamped for the purpose of just having it written down. There is no reason other then keep you busy and give you headache or keep you short and tax you.

So I never would start a Company in RealLife as I defenetly wont get a depression. In Second Life a Company is your own and fun and there is not much obligations other then those you give your self. Sure it is still work also in SL but its differend. You can see it as a Game if you like and I do so. And the main thing is I can do what I like to do. Creating 3d Content. This is for me not possible in germany unless you have doctor title or best diplom and again connections. As I said they keep you short. They dont care if you have already know-how in this area. They simply want it on paper before they hire  or teach you. And if you dont have a diplom they never believe you neither they would think about let you test-working for a week. They simply dont care about you and your life. I´ve seen some of my abilities and wanted to learn a job which fullfils me with passion. But I didn´t  success at this point because the yardstick is very high. Which means I had to learn another job which I hate. Yes you did listen right I hate the job I learned in RealLife. There are other tasks I would rather manage with passion. Not only creative areas.. there are simply many areas I would fit better in then what I learned and have to do today.

So using Second Life is my pissed answer about the freak show in RealLife. Sounds hard but I really find more recognition in SL then in RL which is an evidence of incapacity for the place where I live in RL.

So yea.. in short you could in my case also say I use Second Life as theraphy, lol. This virtual enviroment gives me self-determination even if I know its just virtual and even if I dont get rich in Second Life.. but it makes me free and strengthen me as well for RealLife. I learned about my abilities. I learned I can be creative, I learned I am good in managing things, I learned I have potential in marketing, I learned I am not that bad in writing english at least there is much potential while my english teacher in school said in those days “You´ll never learn any language”. I in fact learned that I have abilities and potential although some people in my RealLife didn´t recognize it. This is what Second Life gave and gives me.

I´ve learned in Second Life that I could learn and do things in RealLife if a company would let me but they didn´t. The requirements are today set high, so that finding a Company which teach you or hires you always were a hard mission. Sure you could say “Why didn´t you study instead of just going to high-school?”. My answer is: I always did believe that I need abilities, potential, passion and interests in Topic to find what I want. I had the feeling this is not the case in RealLife.. you rather dont need abilies, potential, passion and interests but instead it will help you if you have connections, the best diplom you can get (which is sometimes funny because they demand already highest degree for plainest tasks here in germany), hardness or a big trail of slaim behind you. The latter is something I can´t offer anyway. But I think here is enough rant now. :P

So my Reason to go Virtual? I live my dream, I use my potential, I improve my potential and I discharge my creativity. I simply enjoy it sometimes to go Virtual. But there also many Reasons to leave Second Life sometimes. Sometimes there must be a brake too because other Activities need my time.

At least I must mention… Sorry for my hard words and the ranting. It just made me thinking. Usually I am kind :) And no I am not unhappy with my RealLife. Maybe unhappy with my career. But overall I love Life. I love my Family, Friends, Pets and many other Activities. I enjoy my Life as there is much more apart from the career and money. And I am lucky that I found out what real luck and happyness is. :)

So what do you think? What are your Reasons to go Virtual?

So far,

Enjoy your first and second life :)

Greetings


New Second Life Mesh Stage Lighting Trusses Builder Set for Clubs and Creators!

New Second Life Stage Lighting Trusses Builder Set for Clubs and Creators arrived on SL Marketplace in Copy/Mod Edition for End Users and Fullperm for Creators! Attention! For the Fullperm Edition you must agree before buying: This product may not be distributed full permission.
It’s intended use is for your personal builds.
Any sculpt or combination may be sold as part of a build as long as they are not full permission.

This is a Product you´ve been waiting for..
Did you dislike the Stage Light Trusses which aren´t physical.. rather made by texture fake?

We will talk about a super realistic Club Lighting or Stage Lighting Truss building set now. Use it when creating stages or dancefloors and your guests will be amazed.

Here comes the Stage Light Truss System Kit for the elite clientele, for the elite club or creators who can afford to place detailed Products. This is the stage Rigging Set you always wanted…

But also smaller Clubs can afford to place this Product as they never ever need to much Trusses in meters.

You want to be sure if you can afford to create something with this System?

Here comes some Data about the PE for each component in the package:

- The Truss-Connector comes with 6 PE
– Truss-component 2,5 Meter has 6 PE
– Truss-component 5 Meter has 10 PE
– Truss-component 10 Meter has 18 PE
– Truss-component 20 Meter has 34 PE

 

With these Components you can create a nice Truss-Structure for your Club or for other Projects as well.

As you can see there are already some parts in differend meter size which makes it easy.. really easy:

On the Marketplace Listing you can see also inworld screenshots. You should check it out as there is some more description of the Product and explained how easy you can create your own trusses with this Kit.

Also you can contact me when ever you like and I could show you the system inworld as well. Really.. dont be afraid to call me :) I check my emails regulary.

I hope this product will be usefull for you. I also hope you like this product.
I am always open for positiv and negativ critism and ratings as long as it is fair.
You can contact me whenever you have any questions.

IMPORTEND (Soon outdated):

THIS PRODUCT IS MADE IN A 3D APPLICATION, WHICH MEANS IT IS
A MESH PRODUCT. YOU WILL NEED A MESH BASED VIEWER TO SEE THESE OBJECTS. (Soon when there are only Meshbased Viewers and when LL did shut down Version 1 based Vievers, this notice here will be outdated and everyone can see Meshbased Products).

Greetings and enjoy your Second Life.
-DD-Darcy Designs
Miyo Darcy


Who said Snowmen never dance? Guess who I met on a Party!

 

Met them at Beachwood Club in Second Life. The Place there is terrific designed, for that reason alone you should take a look… and there is great Music for those who like House Music.


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