Last night I slipped into Second Life. I just wanted to go over to Bay City and tryout driving a vehicle through the streets. I felt that Bay City would be better than they open roads of Sansara or other continents because it’s such a highly evolved development.
I decided to go with a little scooter I’d gotten at the 2009 Dreamgirl sleepover at Junkyard Blues. I think this was my first mistake. Vehicle scripts have undergone a lot of changes over the years and I’m pretty sure that scripts dating back that far are just not ready for the SL’s brave new world. At least that’s what I hope because last night’s excursion didn’t go so great.
|That’s me on my scooter somewhere near the amusement park.
I’m all happy and cheery and ready to roll.
So I travelled a few blocks.
|Then I had the thought of inviting a girlfriend
and Sommer was available, so there we are.
You may be thinking this is an odd photo
to share in this post (more on this in a min).
Bay City is a vast region with dozens and dozens of sims. I haven’t been there a lot but when I have been I love wandering the streets, shopping and poking around. So I was very hopeful for a situation like that on the Blake Sea, with joyful sim crossings and all that.
Unfortunately, the trip through Bay City was fun as long as we didn’t have a sim crossing. The sim crossings were as bad as any I’ve ever experienced, with one exception, during the entire trip we didn’t crash or get frozen. So, there’s that.
As for the limited number of photos, well, I’ve noticed this a couple of times now. I shoot a bunch of photos and then the next day when I look for them many of them just aren’t there. It’s like I “Save” but they don’t always save. I’m still using Phoenix 1.6 viewer so if any readers are having this issue, please let me know and I’ll file a JIRA (yeah, I’ve sunken into that world now).
On a positive note, I truly believe the problems I experience are because of my old vehicles with old scripting. I’m gonna buy a new car or scooter or maybe a motorcycle tonight and try again. It’s a pity though, I really like that little scooter.