Sunday, December 27, 2015

2016 HELP: HG: The case of the vanishing suitcase.

The case of the vanishing suitcases
Some people have lost suitcases from their inventories, apparently after a grid upgrade to OS 0.8.2.  The loss may be limited to the current Firestorm 32 bit version.  Workarounds are suggested.  

I have multiple reports of vanishing suitcases.  Many who travel the Hypergrid need the suitcase to carry things to and from other grids or even to read notecards in other grids.  If you get a notecard, you have to get it into your inventory and find it in order to read it.  
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        Metaverse beginner help

        Solutions

        Possible minor cause (not new)

        • Hide empty system folders from inventory checked.
        • Not a bug.
        • Fix: Preferences   -- User interface  -- Interface Windows uncheck box.

        Possible major cause

        • On Kitely, my suitcase vanished after Kitely upgraded to OS 0.8.2
        • Not immediately, but when I traveled the hypergrid.  
        • Clearing cache seemed to fix it, but not permanently. 
        • OS 0.8.2 had a change to folder type for suitcase.
        • So visit to grid running older versions might cause problems.  
        • If so, problem will be solved as grids upgrade.
        • Meanwhile, some testing showed that the problem 
        • did not happen in Firestorm 64 bit, so showing a workaround. 
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        • Problem: Bug in current Firestorm 32 bit. 
        • Workaround: If your machine can run 64 bit. use the 64 bit Firestorm.
        • Firestorm 64 bit shows me no problems and should be faster. 
        • So it may be a good replacement. 
        • If you can't use 64 bit Firestorm, I hear that Replex viewer solves the problem.
        • (Thanks, Judy Muircastle, for that report)
        • Singularity also should work, since it is the basis of Replex.
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        News and Notes

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          The Hypergrid WIP Show

          The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. 

          Next WIP show 

          • Next WIP show: Jan 10, Noon SLT
          • Location TBD 
          • Narasnook  location
          • Put the line below in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
          • world.narasnook.com:8900
          • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
          • Cookie II location
          • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
          • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
          • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
          • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

            HG links-- depending on your interests

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