FAQ's

Avatar Registration

To become a citizen of the UKTurk Grid just go to the login form on the main home page of our website and click on the appropriate link. By registering with us you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and Copyright Policy information and that you will observe the few rules that we have and our zero tolerence to insulting behaviour, racial discrimination and that you promise to repect the cultural or religious beliefs or differences between nations and peoples. Please also understand that this environment is not suitable for people under the age of 18 if only for reasons that it is not policed by adults on a regular basis.

Beta Mode

Beta Mode means that this entire virtual world and the underlying Opensim software is still under development and in test mode. Therefore it is safe to assume that there is no stable release and from time to time there may be partial or total loss of data for which the UKTurk Grid assumes no liability and offers no compensation for the loss of same. 

How to Enter our World

If you are a first time user this can be quite demanding trying to figure out what is going on. Once you have registered and chosen your avatar you will want to enter the world. You need a special browser for this. If you have a Second Life account then you will be familiar with this process. We recommend Firestorm viewer.  

Once you have installed the viewer you need to add the UKTurk Grid to it. This is actually quite a simple process with Firestorm. Once you have opened the browser click on Viewer then Preferences and then Opensim. A window will open like the one below.

To become a citizen of the UKTurk Grid just go to the login form on the main home page of our website and click on the appropriate link. By registering with us you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and Copyright Policy information and that you will observe the few rules that we have and our zero tolerence to insulting behaviour, racial discrimination and that you promise to repect the cultural or religious beliefs or differences between nations and peoples. Please also understand that this environment is not suitable for people under the age of 18 if only for reasons that it is not policed by adults on a regular basis.

Beta Mode

Beta Mode means that this entire virtual world and the underlying Opensim software is still under development and in test mode. Therefore it is safe to assume that there is no stable release and from time to time there may be partial or total loss of data for which the UKTurk Grid assumes no liability and offers no compensation for the loss of same.

Now all you need to do is paste this line of text into the very top line just underneath where it says Add new grid

http://ukturk-grid.info:8002

Now hit the apply button - That's it! As if by magic all the information then gets filled in for you and your open window now looks like this:

That's it. You are done. Your browser window should now look something like this:

Just enter your name like Emerelda here and then your password. Remember to tick both the Remember Username and Remember password boxes so that you don't have to type that in each time you want to login. Click the shiny big orange Login button and we will see you there. Have fun!

Inworld Support

For Inworld Support look out for Emerelda Sunlight or Uncle Hamdi. You may also leave messages with Sara Melek. You are welcome to add them as friends. For technical support for your own region please refer to the details on our Order Region section. 

The Hypergrid

This grid is Hypergrid Enabled which means that you can use your UKTurk Grid avatar to travel to other grids. So, you can be based here in UKTurk Grid and travel pretty much to any open grid within the opensim community. There are absolutely hundreds if not thousands of destinations. A good list of places to visit can be found here: http://opensimworld.com/

Getting to the UKTurk Grid from another grid

You should be able to travel directly to the UKTurk Grid by simply pasting the following: http://ukturk-grid.info:8002/ into your map. 

If this does not work and you are struggling to get to the UKTurk Grid and the message in your map keeps telling you that the region cannot be found then try the following:

http://ukturk-grid.info:8002:Welcome

or ukturk-grid.info:8002/

Owning Land

You can get your little piece of free Real Estate by asking Emerelda Sunlight or Uncle Hamdi In World and they will direct you to either the UK section or the Turkish section of the grid where you can choose from a selection of places that are available. Whilst you have been travelling around you probably noticed Rent Boxes dotted around which indicate which places are available. The only thing we insist on is that you visit our grid at least once a month. Failure to do this will result in the cancellation of your rental and the return of your property. 

Purchasing Land

Please visit our Order Region section for full details on how to acquire your own region on this grid.

Shopping & Content

There are two types of shopping that you can access on this grid. There is the Market Place on the Commercial District region and Free Shopping with a huge warehouse and individual shops at the Hypergrid Depot region. 

Building & Building Materials

On the Sandbox region there is a well stocked Builders Supply depot and a large sandbox. 

Tweaking your Browser

If your computer is a modern up to date machine with good graphics you can tweak the settings to get the maximum graphics experience out of the grid. 

Normally in Firestorm the graphics are set automatically to the best setting for your computer. The Preferences tab which you went to when you configured the viewer for opensim is where you can change all the main settings. The first thing to change has nothing to do with graphics but it addresses the annoying way which your avatar tries to type everything in chat. If you find that your avatar is busily using an imaginary keyboard as soon as you chat then under the Avatar tab, select Preferences and then Chat and finally the Typing tab. Untick the "play typing animation when typing". That's it. Problem solved.

Now lets take a look at the graphics. When you are inworld the first thing you notice is that some things further away do not render properly until you get close to them. This is easily resolved by changing the draw distance. Go to Preferences, then Graphics tab and then in this section change the draw distance to about mid way to around 500m.

You can also change water reflection, shadows and the terrain and sky. Rather than go through each setting individually here is how my own PC is set up for maximum effect. You can just change your settings to mirror this and drop them back if your PC starts to struggle. 

Finally, don't forget to have your speakers on in order to hear the sounds inworld and a headset and mic if you intend to talk rather than type. 

Firestorm Viewer Support

Firestorm has an excellent FAQ's section with very detailed information regarding common viewer issues in Second Life and Opensim grids. Simple problems such as your avatar remaining as a cloud or objects that randomly disappear are all covered in the FAQ's section. Often an issue in world is resolved by making changes to the viewer settings and this documentation can be invaluable for users.

Support Url: http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/firestorm_troubleshooting