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Balloon tour system

Post by Trouble Ahead » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:34 pm

I am looking for a system or script to make a balloon tour for my visitors on my world. I hope someone can provide me this. ( Did not see such a system on marketplace so far )

Many thanks in advance !

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Post by Shandon Loring » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:08 am

Hi Trouble,
Kayaker co-authored a great Tour script system that is super easy to use and might meet your needs.
It works at any altitude so it could be a balloon tour, or a train tour, or a boat tour even.
The directions are below so you can see how easy it is.
Let me know if you'd like to try it out and I'll get you a copy.
The REMs and some of the dialogue buttons are in German. But is still very easy to use.
If others want it let me know here and I can stick it in a box in The Seanchai Mall or somewhere...

We have it currently set up as very basic little boat tour in Celticworld that takes you from Stonehenge, past Newgrange, to Bunratty Castle, and back again. If you'd like to check it out go to this location and sit in the little boat.
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/CELTICWORLD/119/198/22

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Tour Script Instruction Notecard:
DRIVE, TEXT and PAUSE are keywords (case insensitive), = is the separator between parameters
DRIVE takes two parameters: position as a vector and rotation as a quaternion
TEXT takes the remainder of the line to be said in local chat by the object i.e. an explanation during a guided tour
PAUSE takes the number of seconds to remain at this place
The configuration card is required to be named config


Put CONFIGURATION CREATOR script into your train or whatever vehicle you use.

Do not put a config card in this prim though.

Move the object from one waypoint to the next along it's intended path.

At each waypoint click on the object and a menu appears where you can store the position and rotation, a text message to be given in local chat at this point and a value for the pause.

When you finished your path press the button "Ende" and the notecard is written

The script deletes itself.

Now you can put the TOUR / TRAIN script into this object and it will take you along the path you defined if you sit on it ;-)
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Post by Alexina Proctor » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:46 pm

I could use a tour system too. Thanks, Shandon.
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Post by Shandon Loring » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:56 am

System is boxed and on the shelf in the Newgrange Gift Shop
You can buy it for 1KC, or just grab a copy for free.
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/CELTICWORLD/200/287/21

oh.. and feel free to explore Newgrange and Celticworld while you're there! :-)
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Re: Balloon tour system

Post by Trouble Ahead » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:05 pm

For the ones interested in using the script: it works wonderful.
How does it work?

You put a script in the vehicle or object, called " configuration card creator " . You start moving the object along the route you have in mind and use the menu .. clicking the object and menu on different spots will bring in the parameters of that spot in the script. Once you moved your vehicle on the route you had in mind ( be aware to make more marks in curves ) you click on the " end " option in the menu, and the script will create a notecard with all the parameters you selected and marked on the route. After this procedure you put in the " Tour / Train" script , and your ready to go ! Please note : when you set up a route from A to B, the script will see your B position as a startpoint and it will go from B to A and then back from A to B . If you want to let the vehicle return to position A where you started the route, I have a tip for you : copy the parameters from the point you started the route, add this on the notecard as last parameter and your vehicle will move back to the starting point. Of course this is not necessary if your object is moving in a circle, but when moving on a road with curves , and you wish to move the vehicle back to start, this is the trick to get this done.
You will also notice , while the vehicle goes back to starting position, it will go backwards.... with balloons thats not a problem, but with carriages and horses ,or trains with locomotives, that will look a little bit weird :) Oh.. and the script is Mod , so change your language and text ( the original language is German)
Still its a great script. Thanks for giving it to the community.
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Post by Shandon Loring » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:56 am

Awesome! Thank you Trouble!

If anyone is interested I built another little boat with a self tour in it, the driver and (optionally) a passenger can sit and row/drive the boat anywhere on your sim. Once they leave the dock another boat rezzes for the next guest. And once a guest leaves a boat it will self delete within a couple minutes if they don't get back in.. so you don't boats/vehicles scattered all over the place. It is built for boats but should be applicable to other vehicles.

There are plenty of boats and systems available of course, this one is pretty basic cuz my scripty skills are pretty basic, LoL, and it may not be of interest.. but if you are interested it is free at the moment, at least until i get around to putting it on Kitely Market LoL. We have several of these scattered about our various worlds that I *think* I set for free copy... There is one at the dock just outside the main Seanchai Library Building on our homeworld, there is one at the rainy selkie island cottage and by Stonehenge in Celticworld and a couple near the Frank Lloyd Wright Falling Water tribute build near Port Royal and Pirate Bay.. and somewhere on Swampworld too.. lots of places... anyway... please feel free to grab one if you like. :-)
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Post by Alexina Proctor » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:12 pm

Thank you, Shandon. I love your little boat!
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Post by Shandon Loring » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:57 pm

Update on self-tour/self-drive boat...
Alexina did some troubleshooting on the boat script and it seems to work great now...
I will go ahead and put it on Kitely Market VERY soon.. Full Perm script, animation, boat...
If you need/want one sooner than though please ping me in Kitely.
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