Squids, free swimmer 
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Sharks, Eels, Squids, Fishes are configured the same way,

only, the fishes, turtles and squids dont attack people.

 

 

For those who don't like messing with complex directions, you may simply rez your squid in the water and watch him swim! You may find the following commands useful:

 

1: REZ the Squid Rezzer.
2: If you want to use multiple squids, use one rezzer by squid. 
3: Left Click the Rezzer (if you have several REZZERS, please wait for the yellow message above the squid's head before clicking the next rezzer.
4: To delete all your squids in the sim, shout (or say): /3333 kill squid (3333 is a common channel for all your squids)

 

To change swim settings and other features, keep reading.

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PART 1 - DEFAULT SETTINGS

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To edit your squid's default settings, open the Settings notecard in the Contents tab of your Rezzer. Be VERY CAREFUL when editing this notecard - you may want to save an extra copy before modifying anything. You squid will be stopped by any objects which would stop an avatar, so the simplest way to keep him in line is to simply box him in.

REZ one rezzer for each squid you want to REZ.

You can use a Rezzer to rez mutliple squids on the same chat channel, but it is not a good idea. You must set one rezzer per squid.

 

Chat channel is set in the REZZER description. Default is 88, but this channel is used only in the first few seconds when the squid is rezzing. After a short time, the rezzer gives a unique random CHAT Channel to its squids. If you prefer a specific fixed CHAT Channel for you squid rezzers, just change it in the Object Description (in the rezzer, replace the 88 according to your personnal channel). When channel is set, just click the rezzer, it will show you the channel, click a second time to rez the squid.

 

As the squids are getting their chat channel only a few seconds after they are rezzed, if you want to REZ multiple squids, wait for the Yellow Hover Text saying Channel xx over the squid's head.

 

Also set the Notecard in the rezzer before clicking it the first time (if you want to change the default settings). To find the Notecard, roght click the rezzer and go in the content tab.

 

 

 

 

MAX DISTANCE
This is for setting your squid to swim in a CUBE-SHAPED area. Set these high if you desire a sphere-shaped area instead, as the squid will default to the lower of the two settings.

Example:
Xmax=17
Ymax=42

This will keep your squid confined within a 34 by 84 meter area centered around its rez point. (The Zmax is taken from the MinAlt and MaxAlt values.)
*Note: Be sure to cut your total space in half and place the squids in the center.

 

MAX SIM COORDINATES
By default, these numbers keep your squid from leaving the sim, but they can be set to limit it to a much smaller area if neccessary. Setting these can help keep your squids from eating the neighbors.

Example:
XSimMin=115
YSimMin=100
XSimMax=200
YSimMax=150

*Note: Make your max numbers are higher than your min numbers.

 

ALTITUDE
This determines where your squid will swim. By default, the squid is set to swim between sea level and the bottom of the sim. MinAlt is the sea floor and MaxAlt is the surface of the Linden water when they are set to zero. If you don't want him to go quite that low or high, you can change these settings, but for the most part don't touch them. If you want to REZ your squids in a Tank beetween 50 meters and 55 meters high, just set MinAlt=50, MaxAlt=55.

 

MAX RADIUS
This is for setting your squid to swim in a SPHERE-SHAPED area. Set these high if you desire a cube-shaped area instead, as the squid will default to the lower of the two settings.

Example:
Rmax=17

This will keep your squid swimming in a sphere with a diameter of 34 meters. 
*Note: Be sure to cut your total space in half and place the squids in the center.

 

SPEED
Your squid is set to a minimum swimming speed of 1, and a maximum speed of 20. This means he will choose a random speed from between those numbers each time he changes direction. If you wish to change this, please be sure the minimum speed does not exceed the maximum speed.

Example:
MinSpeed=3
MaxSpeed=13

 

DIRECTION CHANGE
You can set how frequently your squid changes direction. The higher the number, the more 'nervous' he will be, and the more frequently he will change.

Example:
Nervous=5

 

BEHAVIOR

Defensive - Do not change this setting for the Squids.
Vulnerable - Whether your squids can be injured (in combat sims only).
Health - How much damage a squid can take before it dies.
Blood - Whether your squids emit blood when attacking or injured.
HitPoints - Do not change this setting for the Squids.


 

Verbose - This allows you to turn on or off messages displayed on chat, shout or whisper (Threat, injury warnings, etc).
*Note: A squid with Verbose=N will still notify you by IM if it is killed or de-rezzed by the sim.

 

 

 

 

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PART 2 - CHAT COMMANDS

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Your squids listen on a random channel number given by the rezzer. This means that to speak to them, you must type "/channel_number " in front of every command you give them. These commands will generally not be seen by other avatars.

You comminucate with a squid by its channel... So note the channel when your Squid is rezzing the first time.

 

If you want to communicate with ALL squids at the same time ----- use the /3333 channel

You can see what channel squids and rezzers are using by typing the command /3333 show channel, a text will appear over the objects. To remove the text, just type in chat /3333 hide channel.

 

All features in the notecard can be changed via chat command, just say:

"/channel_number command,state" in the following examples, we will use "88" as example channel number.

 

IMPORTANT : the commands are temporary commands : the squids are auto-deleted and re-rezzed every 48 hours, so they will go back to their rezzer's notecard settings !!!

 

EXAMPLE : 
To change radius (Rmax) to 15 meters, type
/88 rmax,15

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*Note that only squids which can hear these commands will listen. If your squids are out of range, you may need to shout.

 

KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR SHARKS
By default, your squid is set to Verbose=Y, which means that when it detects an avatar neary, it will display a whispered threat message. When it takes damage, it will shout and tell you so. However, if you wish to turn off these messages, you may do so either in the Settings notecard, or using the chat commands:

Example:
/88 verbose,y
/3333 verbose,y
/88 verbose,y
/3333 verbose,n

When verbose is off, you will still receive IM messages if your squid dies or de-rezzes for any reason.

 

Silent mode y/n, if set to "Y" the squid will not ask the owner that it is dead or lost its PHYSIC Status
/88 silent,y
/3333 silent,y
/88 silent,y
/3333 silent,n

 

If you have forgotten lost the communication channel that your squids are using, juste type "/3333 show channel", and a hovering text above each squid and rezzer will appear. You can delete the message again by "/3333 hide channel".

 

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REMEMBER: If you want your command confirmations, you need to set the silent mode to "n" (silent,n), you can set it temporary
You can also see the channel of your rezzed squids by typing /3333 show channel (floating text over head), or /88 to see the channel 88 squids

 

 

 

PART 3 - AUTOMATIC UPDATES

Your squid contains a complex script which is much like an AI - it will think its way around objects, through holes and into other sims if you are not careful. However, as detailed as it is, the script sometimes needs updating, and we've set that up for you. When you rez them, or periodically if they remain rezzed, your squids will check to see if we have an update for them. If we do, the updated squid wil be automatically sent to you! Simply delete all of your old squids and replace them with the new ones.
*Note: Take a copy of your old squid's Settings notecard, and use it to adjust the new ones to your preferred parameters. We recommend that you NOT simply replace the new card with the old one, as the update may also include updates to the notecard.

 

 

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NOTE : to avoid some SL™ issues with PHYSICS enabled objects (like the squids), the squids will be killed and re-rezzed every 10 hour, this is an automated task. If your squid dies for any reason (killed by avatar or parcell crossing with no perm), it will be also auto-rerezzed.

 

 

Please direct all questions not covered in this instruction manual to Lironah Daviau or LouRavi Karas.

Enjoy!

 

 

If you have lost your original settings, you can copy/paste this Original NoteCard content in your squid :

 

 

//FIsh, Animal settings
//Heps Virtual Dive systems - 2008
// *************************************************************************************************
// * DON'T CHANGE THINGS BELOW THIS POINT UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING! 
// * DON'T DELETE LINES, DON'T ADD LINES, DON'T ADD SPACE PLEASE 
// *************************************************************************************************
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0oO Common (Squid Group) Commands CHAT Channel Oo0
GenChannel=3333
//============================================
0oO Messages to Owner Oo0
Silent=Y
//============================================
//0oO Min and Max altitude (leave to ZERO => Sea Level and Ground Level) Oo0
MinAlt=0
MaxAlt=0
//0oO Max. Radius from starting Point (Wandering Zone = Sphere) 
Rmax=5
//NOTE : if you set all the variables : Xmax/Ymax/Zmax and Rmax, the most restrictive will be applied
//============================================
//0oO Max. distance from starting Point (Wandering Zone = Cube) Oo0
Xmax=999
Ymax=999
//============================================
//0oO Max. Coordinates in SIM Oo0
XSimMin=5
YSimMin=5
XSimMax=250
YSimMax=250
//============================================
//0oO Speed setings (1 <-> 20) Oo0
MinSpeed=1
MaxSpeed=5
//============================================
//0oO Direction Change (1 => 10) Oo0
Nervous=2
//============================================
//0oO Behavior Oo0
Vulnerable=Y
Health=200
HitPoint=25
Blood=Y
Verbose=Y
Defensive=N
0oO End Oo0

 
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