Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Advanced Creator Tools > Singularity Viewer

Experience Editor in Singularity
London City is working closely with our friends from the Singularity Viewer Development team on Linden Labs Experience Tools, to bring the Experience Permissions system to you as quickly as possible and to ensure that third party viewers can handle the new Experiences correctly and as efficiently as possible.

An initial Singularity Experience Editor (early development and not yet available publicly) is already functional and it will not be long until the full experience package is available to everyone.

For transparency, we would like to make everyone aware that from time to time, Singularity Dev will need to rez objects containing the Experience Keys, but only scripts created by us and only in the London City2 region.  All our scripts are safe.  Singularity developers working with us will be clearly listed within our content creators tab within the Experience tools search option.

London City - Innovative and original content creators

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Weekend in Video Review

Enjoy the video of activities from this weekend in London City, the most popular destination in Second Life, celebrating 5 years of excellence.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Regent's Bitter - Advanced Creator Tools

As proof of concept for Advanced Creator Experience Tools, there is a bottle of beer in the main hub of London City which you can drink automatically.

If you have already used one of the teleport portals in the estate, the permissions you granted were remembered and by clicking the bottle it will automatically attach it to your avatar and animate you. 

To dispose of the item, right click it and detach it (a relog also detaches the object) because it is temporary inventory only.

At no time does this become a part of your inventory.  This is to allow everyone to enjoy a multitude of various forthcoming experiences without ever adding clutter to your precious inventory folders.

If you have not granted Experience tool permissions to London City, clicking the beer bottle will ask for them and remember them.  You will need to touch the bottle a second time for it to attach as the first click serves to enrol you in Experience tools..

This permission is then remembered, so you can click the bottle again for another drink whenever you want one, but you can also use the portals without need to click yes on dialog boxes. 

One key fits all! So to enrol for all experiences in London City by using any of the new features.

We are a Beta Tester for Experience Tools by Linden Lab.  All our experiences are safe, programmed by me and Billy Arentire. We do not use third party scripters for Experiences and it is impossible for Experience Tools to access account information, money or personal information.    So get started today - click something!

Regent's Bitter - Enjoy it!

Get yours here:

Destination Portals

Each London City region now has teleport portals connecting to the estate.  You can move around quickly and directly to a location just by walking into a portal.  We also have a "Featured Destination" portal too for guest destinations and favourites.

Get started here..

Friday, August 08, 2014

London City Enters Advanced Creator Tools Project Beta

London City is proud to have been invited to join the closed beta for the Linden Lab Experience Keys/Advanced Creator Tools Project.  We are one of the first estates in the grid to have been accorded this honour.

Experience keys will enable us to offer you a more seamless and immersive experience when visiting London City and they have now gone live throughout London City.

For example, on themed nights we can offer you inventory to wear for the time that you are visiting, without cluttering your inventory.  An item can be offered to you which attaches during your visit and automatically detaches when you leave the estate without ever become part of your inventory.

During a cash hunt, we can offer you a Hud that gives clues to locations of treasure, which detaches and self cleans as soon as you are finished with it, or the contest ends.  In short, no more having to accept an item and wear it in a special location, this can all be done automatically in the wink of an eye.

Our initial offering is a portal system, similar to those that new residents encounter when they first join Second Life.  Our portals can teleport you directly to an event or location anywhere, just by you walking through them, no cumbersome permission requests over and over, just say yes once and the permission is remembered whenever you visit, unless you decide to opt out again via the Me > Experiences menu which will be appearing on all viewers very soon.

Initially you will not even require an Experience enabled viewer to take advantage of this great new feature.  Your existing viewer can handle these permissions for you.

Try out our first Portal in London City(1). On the first time you use it, it will ask permissions, but remember them from that point.   Once in London City3, use the portal there, to return. 

We hope you enjoy this and other Advanced Creator offerings coming very soon.

London City - The Most Popular Destination in Second Life

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Singularity Viewer 6068
A significant release of Singularity is now available for download.   Build 6068 is the first public alpha release in 2 months and the development team has been exceptionally busy with many major new functions including Group Ban list implementation and a hundred or so brush ups and bug fixes - too numerous to list here. 

Check out the full list of changes and download the viewer from the link above.

Remember, always use a trusted viewer for your security.

London City recommends: Second Life Viewer, Singularity and Firestorm viewers.

Monday, August 04, 2014

First World War Centenary

Today is the 100th Anniversary of Britain's involvement in World War One.

Between 1914 and 1918, over 17 million soldiers and civilians were killed. 

In the UK tonight between 10 and 11pm millions of households are expected to dim their lights and use just a single candle for the full hour in remembrance of those who lost their lives in 'The Great War'.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City here

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Weekend Review

The weekend is only part way through but with some much going on, we've made a video of just last night's events.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Amy MacDonald on Saturday

In concert on Saturday, Amy MacDonald the Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life. 

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.
This event is sponsored by DX Exchange.

Join us here