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Useful Tips and Tricks

Discussion in 'Second Life Discussions' started by debslee, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. debslee

    debslee Guest

    I thought that seeing as most of us are new to SL, that it might be good to start posting some useful tips and tricks that we could share to make our gaming experience more pleasurable.....

    Here is mine....I found this shortcuts "cheat sheet" which I thought was pretty kewl.... Hope you find it useful too! (ahem endorsed by Tori Linden himself!) :thumbsup:

    Click me!

    Thanks and acknowledgments must go to Kippie Friedkin - check out her blog here...
  2. Flippers

    Flippers Guest

    I wish Torley would show us how they make those shadows appear under objects. Windlight sets the ambience but there's no shadows. But his and others' screenshots have them.
  3. Katheryne

    Katheryne Guest

    Have you checked your graphics settings under Preferences?
  4. Flippers

    Flippers Guest

    Yes but I dont know what to look for.
  5. Katheryne

    Katheryne Guest

    See if this works:

    Make sure both basic and atmospheric shaders are enabled, and that Lighting Detail is set to "Nearby Local Lights". To do this, you'll need to set "Quality and Performance" to "Custom".
  6. debslee

    debslee Guest

    I have just seen this video tutorial about Torley Lindens creative island called "Here" - I think this place every SL Avi should visit - looks great and also you can visit him there during "office hours" - it reminds me of "Community Pub" or "Town Hall" in TSO. :danceb:

    Here is the Link:

    You want to click me, you know you do!
  7. Flippers

    Flippers Guest

    Eh his office hours are while I'm at work. Most of them are.

    I've been to here. Nice chicks.

    The editable land pen is great. I still suck at flattening land. I made a tall volcano in the pen, then tried to give it a flat top. Couldnt.

    I checked and my graphics are all set that way, but nothing casts a shadow on the ground.

  8. Polly

    Polly Guest

    Organise your inventory by having several inventory windows open at once - you can do this by opening your inventory, clicking on File and New Window. You can then drag items from one window into the appropriate folder in the second window.

  9. Katheryne

    Katheryne Guest

    I had been wondering how to open a second inventory window - especially since I always seem to lose things in random folders that spontaneously pop up when I'm trying to move things! My inventory is an organizational nightmare!
  10. Polly

    Polly Guest

    Many stores have "subscribomatics" (not sure I got that right) which allows you to join a group without using one of your 25 slots for groups.

    You get notices of new content, advanced notice of events, invites to competitions and often some lovely gifts and you don't get group chat spam.

    Its usually a sign near the front of the store that you simply touch to subscribe, you can sometimes touch it again to get history and past gifts.

    So the useful tip is to always touch a subscribomatic thingymajig when you see one :)

  11. NikiKing

    NikiKing Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    Sep 12, 2003
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    I wish more stores did that, I get some really cool stuff from the ones I have found.

    I keep running into people who dont know that they can clear the cache from within the game so I may as well mention it here.

    Go to edit, preferences, network, click clear cashe and the next time you resart the game it will do it automatically. You can also clear your web cache on the web tab. If you intended to clear it and didnt you can access the preferences from the login screan with ctrl P.

    This is also helpful when your having trouble landing at a certain place you can go to the general tab and change your landing option before you try again to log back in. This saved me one day when the sim I was on last was having issues.