Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!




Happy Halloween! 

Celebrate Halloween at Madame Lala's today at 2pm SL time (9pm UK) with DJ DeSantis playing spooky tunes!  Come on over for a right scary time!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

No Halloween Brexit Party



We have an event posted for a Brexit Party on Halloween evening. 

Needless to say, we were naively optimistic at the time of posting, and the UK isn't going anywhere this year.

In the meantime the UK is set to have yet another General Election on 12th December.  If you need to know which way to your polling station, just follow the groove made in the road by the public on their umpteen trips to the polls in the last couple of years.

Our Halloween party will be held at Madame Lala's on 31st October at 2pm SL time (9pm UK) with DJ DeSantis.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Darrius Gothly



It is very sad to have to let you know that Darrius Gothly, the programming talent behind "Rental Beam" and DGP4SL has died quite suddenly and unexpectedly.

Darrius  had battled ill health for several years, but was mostly present in Second Life, continuing to work on his products.  Moreover, he was an extremely decent man, friendly and very helpful.  He always went the extra mile for his clients and friends.

For those estates using The Rental Beam service add-on for CasperLet, his management team hopes to keep the service running.   They ask that for now, customers do not use the ticketing system and reach out directly to Mysti Nowles who is overseeing the project and its transition.

Darrius was a friendly jolly chap, and an amazingly gifted programmer.  He will be missed.




Monday, October 28, 2019

Bakes on Mesh



Last week we had a Bakes on Mesh lesson in London City.

Finally we all understood how useful it will be for adding/removing things like tattoos and hair bases just by clicking the item in the inventory, like in the olden days.

A world free from appliers! bring it on!

Another BoM lesson soon. Watch the blog for details.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Last nights invasion



Scenes from the amazing War Of The Worlds Show on Saturday.

A reminder that European clocks went back one hour last night, so until the rest of the world catches up on the time change, all events in London City will be an hour earlier than usual in SL time.






Saturday, October 26, 2019

Free Altamura Halloween Outfits



The lovely designer, MiNat has given the Freebie Megastore, a his and hers Altamura outfit especially for Halloween, as a FREE GIFT!

Get on your broomstick and fly on over to the Freebie Megastore to collect your scary 2019 constume.  They are located at the entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/103/210/24

Also, please have a look at MiNat's Altamura Market Place store.  Wonderfully crafted clothing at stunningly low prices!  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177242


Thursday, October 24, 2019

War of The Worlds Stage Show, Saturday 26th























































War of The Worlds comes to London City on Saturday!

On  30th October 1938 long before television, CBS broadcast a radio version of The War of The Worlds.

They mentioned several times at the start of the show that it was a dramatization.

The format of the show was that of a light music program, constantly interrupted by reporters giving an account of the aliens progressive invasion.

What the network had overlooked was that the average radio listener to jump stations throughout the evening.

As the play continued, more and more people tuned in to the War of The Worlds broadcast without realising it was a play. Furthermore the radio broadcast had used real town names instead of fictitious ones, and one by one each town fell into the hands of the Martians.

Panic ensued as whole towns, swept in waves of hysteria, packed their possessions and fled to surrounding areas.


A suicide was reported as one woman said she would rather die than be taken by the Martians. In another town there was a fatal stampede as residents desperate to leave trampled each other.

The following morning CBS were forced to hold a press conference to explain themselves and to apologize for the duress they had subjected their listeners to.

Ultimately with such intense press coverage, this catapulted the actor who has played the lead reporter, a young and unknown Orson Welles, into super-stardom.  Just three short years later, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in Citizen Kane.


Join us in London City on Saturday for the interactive stage show version of this most famous of classics.

Our evening begins with a huge mass of luminous gas erupting from Mars and heading towards Earth.

Across two-hundred-million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, is the first of the missiles that will bring so much calamity.

Be part of this show.  Come dressed however you like, but to be in the cast and to dance on the stage, please wear turn of the century or steampunk clothing.  Men in cloth caps and working clothes, ladies in bustles or bonnets, or as maids.   Circa anytime between 1880 to 1940.


The event starts at 12pm SL Time (8pm UK)

Monday, October 21, 2019

Bakes on Mesh tutorial today



A reminder for today:  Monday October 21st, at 1pm SL (9pm UK)

London Support guru Elise Banx will be holding a tutorial for Bakes on Mesh.

If you would like to try out the tips and tricks during the class, you will need to have updated your viewer to support BoM.

It is being held in the London City Sandbox located here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/188/149/23



Friday, October 18, 2019

Michael Jackson in Concert on Saturday




The legendary Michael Jackson is appearing in Concert at London City Party in The Park on Saturday.

With Halloween rapidly approaching, we thought you might enjoy something strange.. This week, the theme is Halloween, win 250L for being the Best!

The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Jacko on stage at 1pm SL.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/127/114/24


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Bakes on Mesh Tutorial



Bailey on Mesh
A date for your diary,  Monday October 21st, at 1pm SL (9pm UK)

London Support guru Elise Banx will be holding a tutorial for Bakes on Mesh.

If you would like to try out the tips and tricks during the class, you will need to have updated your viewer to support BoM.

The latest versions of Linden Lab Second Life ViewerFirestorm and Singularity all support BoM.

If you are using a mesh body, you will also need to collect the Bakes on Mesh version from a re-delivery or update terminal.

Elise will show us all how to apply layer style clothing and skins and offer other tips including how this new feature helps for a better experience for all by lowering Avatar Complexity.

Confused?  You won't be, after the Elise Banx Bakes on Mesh Tutorial.   It is being held in the London City Sandbox located here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/188/149/23

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Singularity Viewer Bakes on Mesh





Singularity Viewer is now bang up to date with all the latest offerings!
As of yesterday Bakes on Mesh is now included.  (Roughly speaking.. BoM is essentially an updated version of layer style clothing, which allows it to be worn on mesh bodies).

To download the latest build head to Singularity and Alchemy site and then click on the link at the bottom where it says Singularity Installer for Windows.

For those of you who have been using the test versions of Singularity, they have come to an end as the new nightly builds take over, to keep the viewer up to date.   This allows you to dip in at any time and grab the latest version and apply it.

If you are jumping across from the "test" builds and wish to preserve your settings,  you will need to copy the settings file across.  Here's how to do it.

To Open Command Prompt:  WindowsKey + R, then type CMD and press enter.

Now copy and paste these commands one line at a time..

cd  %appdata%\secondlife\user_settings     (Press Enter)

copy settings_singularitytest.xml settings_singularityalpha.xml  (Press Enter)

All done, you have copied your settings for the new Singularity.
One you are happy with the new installation, you can uninstall the old Singularity Test viewer.


London City is the official home of the Singularity store.  If you would like to support the project or get more information and tips and tricks, visit the store here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/189/196/24

For user to user help, you can join the inworld group:  on the top of the viewer click Help, then Singularity group.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Hazel O'Connor on Saturday



A special treat as we move towards Halloween..

London City's tribute to Breaking Glass, with Hazel O'Connor, from the 1980's Punk/New Wave scene.

The hit film starring Hazel O'Connor and Phil Daniels, and broke the UK box office in 1981.

The film was called Breaking Glass and charted the success of a post-Punk/New Wave singer 'Kate' from humble beginnings, singing in rowdy back street bars, to sudden super stardom and her eventual meltdown.

Hazel O'Connor wrote and performed all of songs from the movie and just like her character in the film, experienced a brief superstardom in the early 80s with songs, Black Man, Eighth Day, If Only, Writing on the Wall, D-Days, Who Needs It and her most famous of all, Will You, which remained in the charts for 14 weeks.

Come and enjoy the show on Saturday http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/128/113/23  

The Party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK), with the concert at 1pm SLT

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Signature Mesh Body shop opens in London City




In addition to Altamura mesh bodies which are already available in London City, we welcome Signature to the family, as they set up store in the new Body Shoppe, located just outside of the London City Gateway.

This one stop shop, will in time highlight the very best mesh bodies from various designers for you to compare side by side, before committing yourself to a style and shape that suits you.

You can visit the Body Shoppe here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/106/239/23


Signature co-owner Raph Dirval, setting up the Alice and Gianni Bodies.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Free Halloween Hat Gift



Halloween Hats (Elise Banx, not included)
Scare your friends with these two exclusive free Gifts from London City's Freebie Megastore in technicolor and gorgeous mesh, created by Billy Arentire.    Rush on over to the store to collect yours! 

They're located at the entrance here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/102/216/24

Friday, October 04, 2019

The Cranberries, on Saturday



Image courtesy of Soundcloud
Appearing in London City for the first time, we have another Tribute Premier for you.. The Cranberries.

The Cranberries were an Irish rock band. They rose to international fame in the 1990s.

The band remained active until 2018, when lead singer Delores O'Riordan, who was touring at the time, tragically drowned in her bath in a London hotel room.

Their most famous hits include, Zombie, Salvation, Dreams, Ode To My Family, When You're Gone, Pretty, Hollywood, Linger, Dreaming my Dreams and many more.

Enjoy The Cranberries show here in London City, with DJ Santis presenting Party in The Park at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) and the show an hour later at 1pm SL.




Thursday, October 03, 2019

Exclusive Freebie time again!



Last week, we blogged about the new range of clothing for the free Altamura bodies now available for everyone in the Freebie Megastore.  Hopefully you collected the male or female body and the clothing on offer.

Today the lovely people at No Shot clothing have made these stunning his and hers Halloween Hoodies available for everyone to enjoy.

They contain multiple versions to support nearly any body type, including classic and Altamura and many others.

Rush on over the Freebie Megastore to collect the latest exclusive gift!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/111/211/24

Hurricane Lorenzo and Oktoberfest




Britain is braced for its first country wide hurricane in 32 years, making landfall early Friday morning, with gale force winds today from mid-afternoon.

What better time is there to make plans for an early weekend, seeing as you won't be able to go to work tomorrow?

Whilst sheltering from this hurricane of the century, why not pop along to Madame Lala's from 1pm SL time (9pm UK) to enjoy Oktoberfest.  Oodles of grog and yodelling are bound to take your mind of the carnage going on outside.



Oktoberfest at Lala's, from 1pm SL on Friday (9pm UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23


Whatever you decide to do, stay safe and keep a beady eye on the weather channel.


Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Firestorm releases BoM update



Firestorm viewer has today launched their Bakes on Mesh update.

There is a lot of information available on it if you care to wade through the BoM discussion on the Second Life Forums but in a nutshell:    Bakes on Mesh is a new feature to allow system avatar baked textures to be shown on mesh attachments.

Here I am with my gorgeous male model, Mr Billy Arentire, who is setting up his body to accommodate this new feature.   It's early in our morning and my model is still a bit grumpy and swearing at it a lot.   This is a good sign however, it shows his determination in getting it right!

Have fun, and if you see Mr Arentire wandering around looking confused, dressed in a blue top and yellow trousers, don't laugh at him.  Well, not to his face anyway.

You can download and upgrade your Firestorm viewer for the new Bakes on Mesh, here: https://www.firestormviewer.org/downloads/


Halloween in London



A spooky time for all in October in London City