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Edited: Nov 6, 2007, 8:15am Top

Help? I thought something was wrong with the objects, but I think there's something wrong with my avatar - three objects I got/bought today (from two different places) don't work right. Two pairs of glasses and a necklace. Instead of showing up like they're supposed to, they look like big flat rectangles with pictures of the item on them. My google-fu is weak, I can't find anything about it, and I also couldn't find any other place to ask for help, so hopefully someone here has an idea?

Edit: Never mind, I found somewhere to ask for help. The glasses just had to be opened (rezzed?) but the other item, the necklace, is in fact a messed up object and I had to contact the creator. She's going to fix it later (after work)and give me a usable copy.

Nov 6, 2007, 8:59pm Top

I have often wished one could distinguish between the "box" that's just a carton for holding stuff and the "box" that is a creation, like a necklace or glasses. Many is the time I've tried to put on something new and wound up with a strange object on my wrist. It just makes me feel like a dork and then I drop it and open it and all is well again. But the Dork Factor is just part of the fun of Second Life, I suppose.
I learned just recently (I think on Flickr) that when your inventory gets unwieldy (as mine is, even though I've organized it), you can create a "box" and then just drag all the stuff you rarely use into it (into the Contents file, I think - must experiment). It's like putting the fleet in mothballs. All the Halloween stuff I accumulated can be put in a box and dragged out next year.
Can't it be put in a file? Well, sure, but while you're scrolling down, the file may open and there's that long, long string of objects and clothes again. Instead, you have one object, the box, ... until you drag it out and open it again. Cool!

Edited: Nov 6, 2007, 9:09pm Top

Yes, it is awkward to see the same box icon used for boxes of stuff (like a zipped file) and various items that don't have their own icon. I wish there were different icons for those, too - if only different colors! That's part of why I was confused. Everything else I had that had that icon was just an object.

I'm trying to keep my inventory fairly organized (folders within folders...argh) because I know it'll get out of hand quickly if I don't.

That storage box idea is cool, though - I will definitely have to remember that for the future.

Edited: Nov 7, 2007, 2:31pm Top

Just remember:
Do not chose "Replace outfit" to add shoes, you will end up naked but for shoes. Select "Add to Outfit" or whatever the other option is. I normally just click on each item and select wear, but I have been caught in that "Replace outfit" feature before. Standing there naked but for shoes.

I mention this in reaction to the "keep my inventory fairly organized" - which implies outfit folders, and the like.

2> Important tip: 2 things about the hiding stuff in boxes: 1) You can lose access rights to your own box; 2) you can lose the box.

Nov 7, 2007, 4:07pm Top

Mike -

Haha yes, I haven't done that with shoes, but I have definitely done similar things.

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