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rikomatic

Reading a book in-world is just silly. But I love the idea of having dual-universe objects.

Color me interested.

Dav

I agree, I find it hard to imagine enjoying reading a book in-world. It's a nice gimmick, but a PDF would make more sense.

Still, I'd buy a copy right now if SL wasn't down for maintenance.

Alexander Basiat

Try it sometime. Actually, I thought it would be silly too, until I tried reading "Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town" in Second Life. And I was hooked. It's pretty cool!

Dav

OK, I bought an in-world copy, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to read it. I moved it all into my inventory (scripts and objects), and when I try right-click open the book object I get a "Play in World or Locally" option, but clicking either button does nothing.

Hamlet Au

Dav, there's instructions at the site, but basically, you need to drag it onto your avatar and sit down, and go into Mouselook (M). Make sure you have "Show avatar in Mouselook" in Preferences.

Debbie

hmmm... I'm just wondering, I live in New Zealand, if I went with the 'virtual book and real book' option would I get it delivered to me? I poked around looking for information but can't seem to find any... I guess it's my fault for living at the bottom of the world eh?

Hamlet Au

Debbie, I believe several SL customers are getting the book shipped to outside the US, so it probably won't be a problem. Wouldn't hurt to check first with Julian, though-- send him an IM!

AG

Hey, if you guys have never read A LODGING OF WAYFARING MEN, you need to. Talks exactly about this scenario and where it could develop.

GREAT book. Google it and you can find a pdf.

AG

Elise

I hope this is still around. As soon as it ticks over 2am so I can use my off peak internet allowance I'm going to buy the virtual book to take a look. If it's readable I will use it for reference, although I think reading any lengthy digital document strains my eyes.

The main reason I am purchasing it however is my appreciation and support for Julian's work. If I can read it in length or not, it doesn't really matter- I've already read the real one I got from a library.

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