Thursday, January 29, 2015

2015 HYPERGRID: Your suitcase. Just what you need to travel the hypergrid.

Your suitcase.  
Just what you need to travel the hypergrid
Updated 12/7/2015
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  • Fortunately, you probably  have one in your inventory if your grid is HG connected.
  • If your grid is not HG connected, you don't need one.  You aren't going anywhere.
  • Just search your inventory for Suitcase. The title will probably be My Suitcase.
  • A few grids may not provide a suitcase.  Ask your grid manager about that.
  • I think they got that My bit from Microsoft.  Not needed.  
  • You guessed it was yours when you found it in your inventory.
  • Opensim, Hypergrid: Summary
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  • The virtual suitcase works much like a real suitcase.  
  • Virtually the same function. 
  • You put stuff in your suitcase to take with you on the hypergrid. 
  • Stuff you pick up on your travels goes into your suitcase.  
  • You unpack your suitcase when you get back home.  
  • You put the stuff you brought back where it belongs in your main inventory.
  • You don't leave anything in your suitcase except what you always need.  
  • If you have too much in your virtual suitcase, it will slow your trips.  
  • The case of the vanishing suitcase

Watch your assets

  • The information in this section is developed on Kitely grid.
  • Things may be a little different in other grids. 

What comes with you

  • Assets are those things you find in your inventory.
  • Each grid has its own asset server.  
  • When you rez an object, your viewer has to get all the assets needed.
  • Your assets are stored in your home grid
  • What will you have on another grid?  Only what you take with you.
  • That is what you wear and what is in your suitcase.

What you bring back

  • What can you bring back?  Only what is in your suitcase.
  • Notecards with embedded assets may not bring those assets to another grid.
  • Open notecards when you get them.  
  • Copy assets you want to take with you to your inventory before you leave.
  • Your inventory away from home grid is your suitcase
  • Landmarks may not work in another grid.
  • Put the names of the grid and sim into the name of the LM. 
  • Maybe keep the coordinates, too.  

Unpack

  • Remember to unpack your suitcase.  
  • Put things away where you will look for them later.
  • (You can also search for the name. If you remember it.)
  • When you copy to your main inventory, delete from your suitcase.
  • You will travel faster if you travel light.
  • But keep a full set of clothes or a whole avatar in your suitcase.  
  • In case you lose something on a trip

It must be exportable

  • On a trip you can only wear stuff that is exportable.
  • Kitely will not let you leave if you are wearing something not exportable.
  • Caution: on some grids, you may be able to leave and arrive naked.
  • On Kitely, you can only put stuff in your suitcase if it is exportable
  • On Kitely, if you can put it in your suitcase, you can travel with it. 

What is exportable?

  • On Kitely, items from the Kitely market are exportable: 
  • if they were marked that way when you bought them.
  • Items not from the Kitely market are exportable 
  • if  they have perms of Copy/Transfer

How to use a hypergrid address

  • From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, with Firestorm,
  • paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. 
  • The ideal Hypergrid address form--almost there in Firestorm
  • The Firestorm address bar is near the top of the viewer.
  • Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, 
  • and click Teleport if the destination is found. 
  • If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again in couple of minutes.  
  • Sometimes the first try fails (probably times out).  
  • And try again a few hours later. 
  • Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 
  • To get back home, use the home button (top right, house)
  • Or use Ctrl+Shift+H.    Or just log off.

Why use the hypergrid?

Hypergrid communities on Google+

Join interest groups--Google+ communities


Build communities on the hypergrid

Use Google Calendars

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News and Notes

Events 

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Virtual Learning Series Jan/Feb Classes

In Kitely, with Firestorm, use the Firestorm Hop
hop://osgrid.kitely.com:8002/Hypergrid Academy/173/129/22
HG: Paste HG address into World map, use TP
grid.kitely.com:8002:Hypergrid Academy 

January 29 1:00pm  Photoshop Clothing Creation

A Virtual Learning Series class on basic clothing creation in Photoshop. Free shirt and sock templates will be included.

February 5  1:00pm  Introduction to Roleplaying

An introduction to basic roleplaying skills and character creation in virtual worlds.

February 12 1:00pm  Education Roundtable

A roundtable panel on education in virtual worlds. Guest panelists!
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Hypergrid

Lauren's Place

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Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds

Education

Writers

How to handle a Hypergrid address 

From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again in couple of minutes.  Sometimes the first try fails (probably times out).  And try again a few hours later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 

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