An OpenSimulator place can be big,
with many destinations.
The landmark solution.
Land manager skills
How to get the public to the place you manage with a landmark. A Land manager skills set for those who want level up. Other travel methods and Land manager skills will be covered in later articles.
A landmark is even faster
- A sim in OpenSimulator can be much bigger than 256X256 meters.
- On Kitely, the available sizes go up to 1024X1024 meters.
- That is over .6 mile on a side,
- Depending on where you live that is from six to twelve city blocks.
- You could have a dozen destinations of public interest there.
- You need a way to get people to where they want to go on your place.
- Furthermore, you often need a way that you can post in plain text.
Travel methods for the Hypergrid
- Landmark: Best method, but can only be given inworld.
- Hypergrid address: in plain text, but only goes to a sim, not coordinates.
- Firestorm hop: in plain text, may only work in Firestorm, only works for users in the grid it directs to.
- Walkin or on-click teleport: A device located inworld.
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Travel instructions for beginners
- Travel tips for the Hypergrid. A DTA content page
- Ingrid (within a grid) Travel tips for OpenSimulator . A DTA content page
Provide a landmark to the place
- Landmark (LM): A special chunk of OpenSimulator code the system uses to move an avatar to another simulator.
- It is generally kept in your inventory and accessed in the landmark folder.
- You will need to get a landmark to the destination.
Get a landmark
- Go to the place you want the LM to take people to.
- The LM will take people to those coordinates.
- Be sure you are just where you want people to land.
- Make sure you are not flying.
- Instructions for SceneGate
- Click the Places button. Click the plus (+) sign at the bottom of the Places panel.
- Click the Add Landmark option
- Instructions for Firestorm:
- Click the World button (upper left).
- On the drop-down, click "Landmark this place."
- If you are in the grid where you logged in, the LM will go into your Landmark folder.
- If you not in the grid where you logged in, the LM will go into your Suitcase folder (and its Landmarks subfolder).
Give a landmark directly
- To send a LM to a person, open an IM chat link to that person.
- Drag the LM from your inventory to the chat bar and release it.
- (You won't lose your copy: only a copy is sent.)
Put a landmark in a notecard
- With the notecard open, drag the LM to the note card.
- A person can get the notecard put in their inventory by clicking on it.
- Caution: One can only get the LM from the notecard in the grid where it was made.
Put a landmark in a giver box
- A giver box puts a copy of a LM in the inventory of the person who activates it.
- Activate: a triggering event, such as a click.
- There are free scripts widely available: ask an experienced friend,
- Or buy one: Givers on Kitely Market
Send a landmark to a group
- Often used in announce an event.
- You need to level up to group manager skills to use this method.
- You need to have a management role in the group
Are landmarks reliable?
- They are probably the most reliable method for Hypergrid travel.
- Failures may happen for reasons beyond the HG control:
- The request may timeout because of heavy internet traffic.
- Many OpenSim grids are run by individuals from their own homes.
- The grid may be offline. Or it may be mis-configured.
- So if a LM fails, try again a few hours/days later.
- For instructional or business purposes you may want more reliability.
- For reliability you may want to stick to commercial grids.
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