Another in our series, “Using OpenSim” (i just made that up)
Question: How do I save one section of a Varregion?
Short answer: You can’t.
Longer Answer: You can’t but here’s how to do it anyway…
I’ve been working on a project in a 768 var. Usually I work on each section in a standard region and then load it to the var. This gives me complete flexibility in arranging or re-arranging the var and in loading the latest updates without having to reload the entire var.
The other night inspiration hit while I was inworld on the var and i made a bunch of changes to one section. “You shouldn’t be doing this,” a little voice in my head said. “I’ll just have to keep working on the var as a whole, I won’t use the single region production system anymore,” I replied. “You’ll be sorry,” said that voice…
I’ve been creating new characters for some of my stories these past few weeks. Normally this is in the form of a series of notes and some quotes and sometimes a scene with the new character in convo. Once in awhile, just for kicks and to mix it up, I use some other writing trick the first time I write something about them. Today, I let one of the characters introduce himself to me.
Inspired by my friend Oshi Shikigami and her recent sharing on Google+ of her process in making a painting, instead of just filing this character intro with my notes, I decided to share it and publish it on the Dankoville Stories blog…
My OpenSim mini-grid Dankoville has “Closed for Renovations.” I hope to be self-hosting it again when a new and expanded version of the grid is ready. I’m working on the new grid in SoaS and will be for a few weeks. During that time, I’m holding an Open House here on Kitely – a preview version of the new Dankoville is now open to all Kitely accounts and HG visitors.
I use Dankoville as a story setting in my writing. It’s meant to be a depiction of a small town somewhere in the Corn Belt of the United States. The Chamber of Commerce brags that Dankoville is “the third largest town in Strange County” after the small cities of New Teasdale and Stevenson. Most of the rest of the area is farmland. It’s really a quiet town, off the beaten path, really not notable for much of anything. Well, other than that family of time travellers that lives on a farm a few miles outside of town.
The sim is 16 regions and it’s very obviously “under construction” but there is plenty there to make it a good stop for explorers or anyone who wants to hang out or RP in a “small town life” setting.