Peanut N°9 has been released!
Read everything it on the blog section of this website.
U p d a t i n g O p e n C o l l a r 4 . x , 6 . x a n d 7 . x
⚠ Please only run one patch or app installation at a time. ⚠
Before you do anything else, make sure that you can rez where you are, and drag the updater from your inventory on the ground in front of you. It doesn't matter if the place lags, the updater is robust enough to withstand any sim condition and everything will be just fine.
In most cases the update can be done even when the collar is worn and locked. The updater will let you know in the Nearby Chat if you need to rez the collar on the ground first.
To get things started, just touch the updater and confirm the installation request in the pop-up.
A few words on permissions:
My update includes a script (root) that makes use of web infrastructure that belongs to virtualdisgrace.com. I use it for stuff like version control and news broadcasts. When I released the OC 6.6 update, I realized that if I didn't secure our channels, I'd open us and others up to attacks the first time any script kid figured it out, so I made this new script non modifiable to secure these channels.
• If you are a business and want to use the Peanut Collar Distribution in your products for sale, you should visit opencollar.at where I prepared a page that explains everything.
• If you need the script with full permissions, I have the base source embedded below. I include the full permission source for everyone who needs it for private, and non-commercial reasons, like if you have a family collar that you want to hand out, or need a collar for your role play sim. While I often used to help groups and role play sims to make things work initially, I can't provide free lifetime support for everyone, instead I have made it very easy for you to include your own links to groups and places in the About menu.
Everyone is welcome under my wing, but I have always wanted to empower people to spread their on wings and fly free if they choose to do so. That's what open source means to me, and what makes it worthwhile.
Full Permission Source can be found HERE.
After the Update:
Your main menu now lists the three most important pieces of information that you and others need to operate your collar.
The prefix, that's used for chat commands, the channel that can be used instead of the Nearby Chat to speak commands, and the safeword.
The default safeword in the Peanut Collar Distribution is "Taxi!" including the exclamation mark, and while respecting capitalization. This makes a lot of sense to me but you might want to change it to something that makes a lot of sense to you!
To do so, type a slash "/" followed by your <channel>, followed by a <space>, followed by your <prefix>, followed by a <space> followed by the command "safeword", followed by a <space> followed by your new <safeword>.
Here is an example: /1 we safeword Mahlzeit!
...and this is how you speak all commands on my flavor of the collar, separated by neat little spaces!
You will also notice right away that I put a few words in the main menu text. That's a new feature called "quote". I found this would be nice because your Owners can leave a small blurb of text on your main menu, like "I love you, hunny bunny!", or "Don't feed this slave after midnight!".
Quotations are always signed by the avatar who set them, that means no meany anonymous blurbs, such as "I was here LOL" >:)
To begin setting a "quote", type the command in the same pattern like I explained above.
Example: /1 we quote
Then a text box appears and you can enter a short blurb of text. There isn't much space in menus for text, so it has to be really short, but to give you an idea, the sample text that I left, is about as much as you can fit in there. Once you enterted your text, click [Submit] and it appears!
If you don't want any quote in your main menu at all, just type /<channel> <prefix> rm quote in the Nearby Chat.
Example: /1 we rm quote
U p d a t i n g O p e n C o l l a r 3 . x
⚠ Your collar needs to be modifiable! ⚠
When updating an OpenCollar 3.x, all scripts in the old collar will be replaced with new ones!
This is a process that can't be undone, but it is safe and has been tested on hundreds of collars, both the old free OC ones, and also on many popular collars from commercial vendors.
In rare cases some texture change features will no longer be available after the update. Unfortunately I can't work around that, so before you decide to run my updater, please make sure that you are satisfied with the way your collar currently looks.
Regardless of what some people might tell you, staying on OpenCollar 3.x is a bad idea, because these little beasts lag af. There is no good reason to not to upgrade, when it is for free and prevents lag that by its nature affects other Second Life residents as well. Save the environment! ✿
Step by Step:
1. Rez Wendy's Updater on the ground in a script enabled parcel.
2. Rez a copy of your collar besides Wendy's Updater.
3/a. Touch Wendy's Updater and wait for a confirmation pop-up.
NOTE: The confirmation pop-ups differ per collar version. Some collars show "Golden Rules", others, usually the older ones, a cramped dialog with "object keys". Just click [Yes] to proceed.
3/b. If nothing happened, try to trigger the update in the following way: Open your rezzed collar's menu by touching it, and go to the Help/About or Help/Debug menu to click [Update].
4. The collar will search for the updater, and after a few seconds yet another dialog will pop up that asks you to "grant permissions to link and delink objects". Proceed with [Yes].
5. Once you granted the permission the updater will proceed and tell you when it's done!
If you are missing an app or plugin, you might have to pick up the most recent version of it.
Thankfully most of the legacy apps that were used in OpenCollar 3.x have been fixed and refreshed by virtualdisgrace.com members, and are available for convenience, and for free at Arcadia and on the Second Life® marketplace.
Links to group and places can be printed when you click [Links] in the About menu.
The update doesn't work in these cases:
1. You are in a parcel that allows no "running scripts".
➜ Go to a parcel where you can rez and where scripts can run.
2. You never granted permission to link and the update eventually aborted.
➜ Start over and watch the Nearby Chat and the pop-ups on top right of the screen.
3. The collar object is created from more than 250 prims.
➜ If you are an experienced builder, you could try to slim the build down.
4. The 3.x collar is "inverted", meaning scripts are not nested in the root.
➜ If you are an experienced builder, you could try to re-link the collar manually.
5. The collar object is non modifiable.
➜ This can't be fixed! You will have to live with the older version or get a new collar from the merchant.
U p d a t i n g H e a r t c o r e C o l l a r s
Heartcore collars have to be updated with Heartcore Installers, but you can override Heartcore with the Peanut Collar Distribution, granted that your collar is unlocked at the time. You will be prompted with an additional confirmation dialog that makes you aware that you are changing branches.
Don't worry if you accidentally overrode your Heartcore, it can be added back simply by running your Heartcore Installer! ♥
U n i n s t a l l i n g A p p s a n d P l u g i n s :
If you never use an app or plugin you can uninstall it to save some memory. The command to do that is "<prefix> rm appname". Here are a few examples:
we rm bookmarks
we rm resizer
we rm bell
NOTE: Your prefix is the first two letters of your name and not your initials.
R e p a i r i n g a n d r e f r e s h i n g c o l l a r s :
In most cases it will be enough to reboot the collar with the command <prefix> reboot, but sometimes it makes sense to refresh the core modules of a collar with the updater, even one of the exact same version.