Wednesday, July 20, 2011

THIS changes everything in #SL....

... well, maybe not everything.  I bet we still have lousy sim crossings.  The new SL Viewer 2.8 has the ability to hide avatars and their activities and conversations from those outside a parcel and vice-versa.  This feature appears to work flawlessly in the short period of testing that I gave it yesterday.  You have to use the new 2.8 viewer to make the appropriate setting, however it is supposed to effect all other viewers.  I tried this out with a couple of avatars using Imprudence Experimental and a Dolphin viewer.  Instructions and details on how to do it are HERE.  I stood inside the parcel and another avatar was 3 meters away.  Neither avatar could see the other and could not hear open chat.  As SOON as an avatar crossed over the parcel line, they came in to view.  Both avatars appeared on the mini-map.  

What I DON'T understand is the following comment from the wiki with a big WARNING sign: "Warning: Adult activities are not allowed on parcels in General regions, regardless of whether the parcel has hidden avatars. On Moderate land, such activity is only permitted privately, behind closed doors."  Uh?

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