Monday, April 7, 2008

Getting a Second Life: Join, Create an Avatar, Download Software, Log in to the virtual world.

This is a quick machinima showing the process of creating a Second Life account and logging into the virtual world:

Go to the web site:
Click on the JOIN button (orange)
Select a name and give your email address. Names cannot be changed.
You will receive confirmation of your account in your email (confirm the account by going to your email and clicking on the link)
You will now be asked to select an avatar and gender for the avatar. Avatars and gender can be changed once you are in Second Life.
Follow the link provided to download the software from the web site.
Install the software on your computer.
Launch the Second Life application and log in using your Second Life username (first and last name) and password (keep this a secret)
You will land on one of the many help islands for orientation.
You will see a Heads Up Device (HUD) on your screen with instructions to guide you through the various tutorials.
Repeat the tutorials and try out others on help island.
Don't be in too much of a rush to leave to go into Second Life.
Take the time to become comfortable and ask for help.
Once comfortable, you can teleport to the 'exit island' and hang out a bit there to hone your newly acquired skills.
When ready, just teleport right out of there!
Welcome to your Second Life.
First stop: Info International Island in the Info Archipelago:
Systems Requirements:
Download Second Life:

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