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Second Life Multiplayer Game On Line, User's Guide (Chapter II).

Second Life is an online virtual world, developed by Linden Lab, based in San Francisco, and launched on June 23, 2003. By 2013 Second Life had approximately 1 million regular users, according to Linden Lab, which owns Second Life.

In many ways, Navigation. There are many ways to navigate in Second Life beyond basic walking and flying. Teleporting and using landmarks. Landmarks and teleporting Note: Your intended destination is marked with a red arrow. If you get a message that you can teleport no closer, simply put the landmark on your Map and fly the rest of the way.

You can also use the Teleport buttons in Search listings to access locations. If you don't arrive at your intended destination. If you attempt to teleport somewhere, but don't arrive there, the estate owner may have set up a telehub (teleport hub) to control where visitors initially land. The telehub will be in the same region as your destination, but will generally provide new arrivals with orientation and other welcome information.

Check maturity settings.
If the land you are trying to access has a maturity rating above that set in your own preferences, then you won't be able to go there. See Accessing Adult land and content for more information.
To find the maturity rating of the land you are trying to access:
  1. Choose World > World map to view the World Map.
  2. Type the name of the region, then click Find.
    The World Map will show the region. 
  3. Hover your cursor over the region on the map to see the maturity rating.
Take off attachments.
An attachment you're wearing might be preventing you from teleporting successfully.
  1. Right-click your avatar.
  2. Select Take Off.
  3. Select Detach All.
  4. Try to teleport to your destination.
Teleport to mainland.
Sometimes, it can help to try teleporting to your intended spot from a different destination.
  1. Click Map.
  2. Type in "Pooley".
  3. Click Search.
  4. Select Pooley from the list.
  5. Click Teleport.
  6. After you arrive at Pooley, try to teleport to your destination.
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Fly up, then teleport.
Your current location may be preventing you from teleporting successfully.
  1. Fly to an altitude of 200 meters.
  2. Try to teleport to your destination.
Adjust firewall configuration.
If your firewall is blocking outbound TCP port 12043, then teleporting, viewing the World Map, crossing regions, and related activities won't work. See Using Second Life with a firewall for more information.
Reduce maximum bandwidth.
Bandwidth settings might be responsible for an unsuccessful teleport.
  1. Select Me > Preferences.
  2. Click the Setup tab.
  3. Reduce the Maximum bandwidth setting to the minimum, "500" kbps.
Now, try to teleport to your destination again.
Exit Second Life and log in at your destination.
You can set your preferences so that you can choose your login location, and then enter your destination so you appear there when you log in again.
To set your login location:
  1. Choose Me > Preferences.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Under Start location, choose Show on login.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Choose Me > Exit Second Life to log out.
Then, start the Second Life Viewer again, and:
  1. In the login screen, under Start at, choose <Type region name>.
  2. Enter the name of the region where you want to go; for example, Pooley
  3. Click Log In.
Now you will log in at the region you entered.
Check for Network Lag.
If you are still having problems teleporting, your connection may be too slow. For more information, see How to improve Viewer performance - Troubleshooting tips.
SLurls.
SLurls and landmarks serve the same purpose. The main difference is that a SLurl is simply a text link, while a landmark is an inventory item type which can only be used inside of SL.
How to use and make SLurls.
To use an existing SLurl:
  1. Click this example SLurl.
  2. On the page it takes you to, click Visit this location to open it in Second Life.
To make a new SLurl:
  1. Move your avatar to where you want to create the SLurl.
  2. Click the place name in the location bar (near the top of the Viewer window) to convert it to a SLurl. It'll look like http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Here/128/128/44.
  3. Right-click and Copy the SLurl while it's selected, or use Ctrl+V.
  4. Paste the SLurl where you want it.
Alternatively, you can also use the WORLD MAP to get SLurls:
  1. Select World menu > World Map.
  2. Click Copy SLurl.
  3. You can also enter another place on the map, then click Copy SLurl to get a remote SLurl.
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Converting a landmark to a SLurl (and vice-versa).
To convert a landmark to a SLurl:
  1. Select Me > Places.
  2. Right-click a landmark and select Copy SLurl.
  3. Paste the Slurl where you want it.
To convert a SLurl to a landmark:
  1. Click or otherwise use the SLurl to get to its location.
  2. Select World > Landmark This Place. The landmark is saved to your inventory.
Setting your home and login locations.
Home location.
There are three types of land you can set as your home location:
To set your home:
  1. Move your avatar to the chosen location.
  2. Use World > Set Home To Here. A message appears confirming if your home is set successfully.
You can always teleport straight to your home location by using World > Teleport home.
Login location.
By default, you will always login at your last location inworld.  You can also set your login location to be your home and whether to display the option in the login screen. See Change your login location.
Using the world map and mini-map.
Using the world map.
Other map functions.
The World Map has several other useful functions for exploring and navigating Second Life. You can track your friends' whereabouts, teleport to one of your landmarked locations, or teleport directly to a region by name!

Navigation beacon
When you set a destination on the world map, it appears as a red circle. At the same time, a vertical red beacon appears inworld to guide you to your destination. The beacon is most useful when you teleport into a region that is using a telehub; you may not land at the location you desired, use the beacon to guide you the rest of the way. To clear your current destination/beacon, press the Clear buttonon the map or click on the beacon arrow.
Tracking your friends
You can track your friends' location inworld if they have chosen to allow it.  Click the My Friends Online dropdown and choose the friend you want to find. The avatar's location appears on your map as a red destination marker.
To allow a friend to see your location on the map:
  • Open your friend's profile
  • Click on the gear icon.
  • Click Permissions.
  • Select the See me on the map checkbox.

Tip: It is possible to teleport directly to your friend's location by pressing the Teleport button. However, it is good etiquette to respect your friends' privacy by IMing first.  Teleporting to another Resident's location unannounced is considered very impolite!
Teleport to a landmark.
To teleport to a landmark:
  1. Click the My Landmarks dropdown
  2. Choose a landmark from the list to mark your destination
  3. Click Teleport to travel there instantly.
If you teleport into a region that is using a telehub, you may need to use the navigation beacon to reach your final destination.
Region search.
To search for a region by name:
  1. Type part of its name in the text field next to the Find button.
  2. Click the Search button.  The results show all matching region names
  3. Click on one of the names shown in the list to center the map here. 
  4. Click Teleport to teleport there immediately.
If the region has a designated telehub, you will arrive there; otherwise, you will go to the center of the region.
To arrive at a specific location in a region:
  1. Search for the region name and select it from the search results as described above
  2. Type the coordinates into the Location boxes
  3. Click Teleport.
Copy SLurl to clipboard Click Copy SLurl to clipboard to copy the SLurl link of your current destination to your computer's clipboard. You can use SLurl links to post Second Life locations on web pages, in chat, or emails. For more information see SLurls.
Using the Mini-Map.

The Mini-Map helps you navigate around Second Life. To view the Mini-Map, select World > Mini-Mapor click the button in the toolbar.
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