Monday, August 25, 2014

August Bank Holiday in London City

You have to feel a bit sorry for the people in real life who deferred going to Notting Hill Carnival on sunny Sunday and decided wait until Bank Holiday Monday instead!   Traditional British Bank Holiday weather again.. Heavy rain, not letting up for a moment  and it has been going on all day here in real life London where we are based.

Luckily in the Virtual London that is London City in Second Life rain in our regions is at scheduled times, half an hour after sunrise courtesy of our bespoke Immersive Weather System. 

Enjoy this video of the Bank Holiday weekend in London City and keep an eye out for Billy using our exclusive Portal system halfway through the video to seamlessly move from London City(1) to London City3, part of the Experience Tools System.

Have a great day and don't get too off your face... I'll drink to that!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Notting Hill Carnival Day with Bob Marley

Don't miss Bob Marley and the Wailers show today at 3am SL time (11am UK), with all time favourite Reggae, then Bob taking to the stage at 4am SL (Noon UK)

Ice Bucket Challenge

We got challenged by Ruby Jones, so here it is.  We throw the gauntlet down and nominate Evie  Falconer and Bailey Saxmundham to provide proof that they have done the Ice Bucket Challenge :)

Macmillan Ice Bucket Challenge

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Bank Holiday Weekend in London City

Neil Sedaka on Saturday.

With a career spanning 55 years, Sedaka is one of America's most prolific singer songwriters, and has written over 500 songs for himself and other artists including Connie Franics for whom he wrote Stupid Cupid.

His most famous songs include, Stairway to Heaven, Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Solitaire, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Oh Carol.

Party in The Park begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Sedaka in Concert at 1pm SL.

On Sunday Join us for a CARNIVAL PARTY in London City3 as we celebrate all things Reggae.  3 DJ Sets of the Best Caribbean music  and a concert by Bob Marley to get you in the Notting Hill Carnival Spirit.

Sponsored by DX Exchange.

"Name That Show" Come and WIN Lindens @ the Crown !

Friday night down The Crown means two things.... good times AND Lindens to be won.. and this week is no exception!

We have the fantastic DJ  Aldo spinning the tunes and his host Elle on duty to help... but we also need YOU!...

This week, in between the usual awesome music, DJ Aldo will be playing some teaser TV themes... all you have to do is guess what show the themes are from and be first with the answer to WIN!!!

It will be a mix of English and American themes so things will be familiar to most, so grab your thinking cap and put those wasted TV years to good use.

Party starts at 11:30am SLT (7:30pm GMT!)  Don't miss it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Automatic Dance Floor in Bar Soho

Check out the fully automated dance floor in Bar Soho taking advantage of the new Advanced Creator Experience Tools.

Walk into the club to immediately start dancing.  Click the panel by the DJ booth to change your dance or stop dancing.

We're enjoying making these cutting edge gadgets for you and look forward to your feedback and suggestions for other Experience creations.

Visit Bar Soho and try it out

Saturday, August 16, 2014

London City Presents: Second Life Featured Destinations

London City now has Featured Destination Portals to offer residents the opportunity of visiting other recommended destinations in Second Life.

The Featured Destination Portals, will be used for events and stunning locations both inside and outside of the estate.

We are seeking well designed locations that enrich the Second Life experience with concepts that differ from those in London City.

So if you know of a location that everyone in Second Life should visit, please submit your suggestion using the Support Ticket option at the top of this page (or add a comment to this story) and be sure to include the Slurl of the destination and a brief summary of the region.

Today we have added the destinations: "Whimsy", a picturesque 6 region estate, "Kaboom" home of the Robot Sanatorium and "Another Somewhere", a landscaped and beautifully created habitat full of places to explore and "Camp Kawabata", a woodland area with canoes, log cabins and campfires and "Planetarium", a fully animated virtual encounter with the stars in our solar system. 

The destination in the portal changes every 30 seconds, so step through the portal when your chosen location is shown and be teleported instantly to explore a brand new location.


"Another Somewhere"
"Camp Kawabata"
London City - Connecting Second Life Communities

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