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Second Life Guide

Second Life Guide

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A basic guide to Second Life
A basic guide to Second Life

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A Basic Guide to Second Life
Erin Jennings
© The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management
 
 
Table of ContentsCreating a Second Life Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Downloading and Installing the Second Life Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Logging in to Second Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Diagram: The Second Life Login Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Your First Steps in Second Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Common Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Diagram: The Second Life Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Getting Around in Second Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Diagram: The Second Life Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Communicating in Second Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Configuring Voice Chat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Diagram: Voice Chat Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Diagram: Voice Chat Device Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Teleporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Changing Your Avatar’s Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Diagram: The Appearance Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
 
The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management (c) 2007 1Creating a Second Life Account1.
 
Go tohttp://www.secondlife.com 2.
 
Click the orange “Sign Up Now” button.3.
 
Optional: Join a community. This option (which isn’t always available on thesignup page) allows you to select a themed location for your first experiences inSecond Life. In these locations, you can find like-minded avatars, participate inspecial events, and go through a customized orientation experience. Alternately,you can skip this step and enter Second Life through the customary OrientationIsland.4.
 
Enter a first name for your avatar. You may choose your real first name or makeup a new one.5.
 
Select a last name from the list. This feature is meant to protect your identity bypreventing you from using your full name. The list changes periodically.6.
 
Enter birthday and a valid e-mail address. Hit Continue7.
 
You will next be asked to choose a default avatar. Once you enter Second Life,you will be able to modify every aspect of your avatar’s appearance, so you won’tbe stuck with the one you choose.8.
 
You will be asked for credit card information. Remember that creating a SecondLife basic account is free; you can decline to provide this information by clicking“Skip this step”. The credit card option is available for residents who want tocreate a premium account (so they can own land) or buy Linden dollars to spendin the game. It is not necessary to give your credit card information to enjoySecond Life.9.
 
You will be asked to provide a password for your account.10.
 
You should receive an e-mail confirming the creation of your new account.
Second Life account registration page

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