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December 17, 2011

VGPS Transmitter

The VGPS Stalker Database Project is the original gridwide stalking and abduction system for the virtual world Second Life®. Our latest version inculdes new web profiles and web searching for tracknet and transmitter wearers, plus many other exciting new features. See below for details.

Use the VGPS Tracknet to stalk and the VGPS Transmitter to be stalked.

Contents:

General Info and Features
VGPS Transmitter Instructions
User Interface and Menus

  1. HUD Buttons
  2. Menu Options

Transmitter Inventory Setup

  1. !Setup Notecard
  2. Poses
  3. VGS Plug-ins

Grabbed and Grabber Menu

  1. Being Grabbed
  2. Grabber Menu
FAQ

✱General Info and Features✱

►FEATURES◄

  • Stalk and abduct with Tracknet / Be stalked and abducted with Transmitter: anywhere in SecondLife;
  • ANY SL resident can grab a Transmitter wearer;
  • New Setup filters allow control over types of encounter and RP;
  • Transmitter and Tracknet users can create a mini-profile that can be read online;
  • Tracknet users can receive notifications when you wear transmitter (permit this be creating web profile);
  • Transmitter Ban lists to prevent certain people stalking you;
  • Transmitter user can put home location on profile – good for break and enter RP;
  • Tracknet users too can put a home on their profile;
  • Permission system allows Tracknet users to:
    1. Phone Transmitter user anonymously;
    2. Eaves-drop on Transmitter’s public chat;
    3. TP near to transmitter user or far away;
    4. Impose RL restrictions whilst pursuing them, e.g., hiding location and avi names, preventing TPs, etc.;
  • Privacy button lets transmitter user leave database when convenient;
  • Various RLV features for grabbers – Force Sit, access shared folders, force TP, force stripping, etc.;
  • Allows Transmitter user to rename outfit locations (‘Skull’ becomes ‘Hair’ etc.);
  • Multi-clothing items can be removed in one click – user-friendly stripping;
  • Transmitter and Tracknet use VGS Plug-ins, e.g., cuffs, animation scenes, etc.;
  • Stalkers may send targets anonymous gifts;
  • Transmitters may add custom anim poses to transmitter;
  • Makes use of VGS Non-consent items such as VGS Sex Offender’s Tag.
  • Superbly low memory consumption and lag – 0.004ms cpu/512kb (measured by Firestorm – Right-click->More->Script Info)

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✱✱✱Transmitter Instructions✱✱✱

✱User Interface and Menus✱

►HUD Buttons◄

You will notice two buttons on the HUD itself:

  1. ‘Menu’ (to right of VGPS logo) – Allows access to the various transmitter options;
  2. ‘Privacy’ (to left of VGPS logo) – Allows you to remove yourself from the database:
    i) Use this feature if you’ve been grabbed and don’t want to be disturbed;
    ii) You can still be grabbed in private mode, just not tracked.

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►Menu Options◄

Clicking ‘Menu’ will give you a drop-down menu owith various options:

✹’Setup’✹

Allows you, in a series of 5 menus, to:

i) Set your race;
ii) Set your sex;
iii) Set the race of those you want to find you;
iv) Set the sex of those you want to find you;
v) Set the type of RP you are interested in.

To set up transmitter:

  1. Click Setup;
  2. Alter your settings and then click ‘Next’ to goto the next menu;
  3. At the end, click ‘Send’ to register changes with database;
    ➢If you dont click send, it will take a minute or so for the changes to register.

The available settings are:

➢Races: Human, Vampire, Animal, Other
(Animal includes Fury; Other includes Spirits, Demons, Aliens etc.)
➢Sexes: Male, Female, T-Male, T-Female;
(T-Male is a transgendered Female to Male and T-Female Male to Female)
➢RP Types:

  • Ravish: Light forced RP where the victim eventually consents to pleasure.
  • Forced: Forced sex where the emphasis is on the force, fear, some violence and the absence of pleasure
  • Capture: Expresses willingness to be kidnapped for periods longer than just the initial scene.
  • Slavery: Expresses willingness to be hunted and enslaved/collared. Again, this would imply long-term ownership.
  • Extreme: No or very few limits. Anything goes RP.

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✹Permissions✹

Allows you to permit Tracknet users to do various things:

  1. Comms:Contact you anonymously as if by phone (CM):
    ➢All talking done on channel 55 – e.g., type: /55 hello?
    ➢Close your side of connection by typing: /55 !close
    ➢Close both sides of connection by going offline about 30 seconds;
    ➢In an effort to secure caller anonymity, certain RLV restrictions will be imposed for RLV users when they accept a call:

    • Can’t detach transmitter;
    • Can’t see avi names;
    • Can’t TP to locations or landmarks;
    • Can’t open map or mini-map;
  2. Eaves-drop:Listen in on your public chat from anywhere in SL (ED):
    ➢Use with care, you will not be notified when this happens
    ➢Going offline about 30 seconds will break eavesdrop connections
  3. Direct Teleport:Stalkers will teleport within about 10m of you (DT)
    ➢if this is unset, they will land somewhere within about 100m of you;
  4. Group Only:Only members of same SL group can track you:
    ➢Toggle this on, then detach transmitter
    ➢Activate your desired SL group

    • Right click your avi and select Groups;
    • Right click the desired group and select Activate’ (or left click then click ‘Activate’ button on V1 viewers);
    • Reattach Transmitter.

    ➢This way you are only Trackable by Tracknet users with the same group active.

  5. Stalk:Lets Tracknet user in same sim impose various RLV restrictions (STK):
    ➢Prevents you detaching transmitter;
    ➢Blocks IMs and TPs;
    ➢Hides Avatar and region names;
    ➢Hides world and mini-map;
    ➢Allows tracknet user to force TP you either by TP request or to predetermined abduction location. This may be done either without finding or grabbing you allowing anonymous gangs to abduct you to their land for example and hunt you there instead);
    ➢ You will be notified when stalk becomes affective and it will remain active for about 60 seconds after a tracknet user leaves the sim. This is intended to create a sinister atmosphere where you can’t identify or easily escape a pursuer.

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✹Ban✹

Allows you to ban upto 10 people or prevent users of the free VGPS Mini-Track from tracking you. Once clicked, you will receive a list of those you’ve banned followed by several options:

  1. ‘Add to Ban’- Lets you add someone to the Ban List. Click this then type their name on channel 5:
    ➢Their USERNAME (not their display name) must be entered on channel 5;
    ➢Enter the name exactly as it appears – it is case sensitive;
    ➢’Resident’ must be included for newer avis;

    So, if you want to ban someone named JulieKristeva, click ‘Add to Ban’ and type:/5 JulieKristeva Resident

  2. ‘Un Ban’ – Returns menu of those previously banned. Click name to un-ban them;
  3. ‘Clear List’ – Clears your ban list of all entries.
  4. ‘Ban Free’ – Toggles on/off the ability of the free VGPS Mini-Track to track you. You may wish to do this to discourage griefers or uncommitted, bad RP.

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✹Web✹

The new VGPS Transmitter now has a website at:

http://www.vgsblackmarket.com/vgps/

Here, you may upload your details to be browsed on the web. The website has a couple of major uses:

  1. It makes you visible on the web showing when you are online and offline
    ➢Here, ‘online’ means when you have your transmitter on. If you remove it, the website will show you as offline;
  2. Allows Tracknet users to get notifications about when you come online
    ➢Again, ‘online’ means ‘wearing your transmitter’ ;
  3. Will display your Second Life home location as a clickable link if you’ve set one.

Clicking ‘Web’ returns the following options:

  1. ‘Upload Web’- Will upload your current transmitter details to the website – your profile, your setup settings, your picture, your home etc. NOTE:
    ➢Changing your Transmitter setup will not register with your web profile unless you click this option;
    ➢This allows your transmitter to give different details to those given by your web profile;
    ➢Click this option each time you change your transmitter setup to register new changes. That, or toggle ‘Auto Update’ on (See Below);
    ➢If you don’t have a web profile, Tracknet users will not be able to get updates on when you are wearing your Transmitter.
  2. ‘Auto Update’ – Toggles the auto update on/off. If On, any changes you make to your transmitter setup will be automatically sent to your VGPS web profile without you needing to keep clicking ‘Upload Web’
  3. ‘View’ – Loads your uploaded profile in a browser window for you to look at;
  4. ‘Delete Web’ – Deletes your VGPS Profile and prevents Tracknet users receiving online notifications;
  5. ‘Set Home’ – Creates a link in the transmitter to the location in which you are currently standing. This link will be used on your web profile as your Home Location should you click ‘Update Web’. Use this if you want to make potential theives and stalkers aware of your home. Good with VGS Break and Enter items;
  6. ‘Rem Home’ – Removes the TP link from your Transmitter – again, click Update to remove it from the profile too (unless you are set to Auto Update).

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✹Outfit✹

Clicking ‘Outfit’ will allow you to load an Attachment or Clothing notecard if such cards are contained in your transmitter inventory. The cards will allow you to name your clothing and attachments so that people who have grabbed you know exactly what they are removing. Stripping is an RLV only feature. Click ‘Outfit’ for the following options:

  • ‘Attachment’ – Returns list of any attachment notecards in the Transmitter. Click one to load it;
  • ‘Clothing’ – Returns list of and clothing notecards installed in the Transmitter. Click one to load it.

►Naming Clothing and Attach Points◄ (RLV Only)

•Quickstart Overview•

➢You can install up to 10 of each &Attachment and $Clothing notecards;
➢Clothing card names must begin ‘$’ and Attachment cards names ‘&’;
➢Open card and place new location name at side of each location e.g: Skull: Green Hat;
➢Location names must be less than 12 characters in length;
➢Name a location ‘x’ if you don’t want it to appear, e.g: Tattoo: x
➢Name locations the same if you want a single name to remove objects at each location e.g:

Jacket: Trenchcoat
Skirt: Trenchcoat

➢Naming an Attachment AND a Clothing item the same will not cause them both to detach, but must be detached individually from the relevant menu.
➢Load Notecards using:

  • Outfit=>Attachment=>&YourAttCard
  • Outfit=>Clothing=>$YourClthCard

►Detailed Instructions:

Once grabbed, a grabber may strip clothing and attachments from your avatar. Through clicking ‘Strip’ or ‘Detach’ the grabber will receive a menu of clothing or attach points from which they remove an item. Ordinarily, these locations are quite generic, e.g., for hair, you might see ‘Skull’ or for an earring, you might see ‘Right Ear’.

Similarly, you may have a multi-piece item like a Trenchcoat which would show in the Strip menu in 2 parts: ‘Jacket’ (for the top) and ‘Skirt’ for the bottom. The new transmitter solves this problem with the $Clothing and &Attachments notecards. The Transmitter may be loaded with upto 10 of each and are loaded via the ‘Outfit’ menu.

First then, to find these notecards, open the transmitter Content Folder:

  1. Open the Transmitter Edit Window (Right-click it and select ‘Edit’);
  2. Click the ‘Content’ tab to see your transmitter’s inventory.

At the top, you will see the &Attachments and $Clothing notecards. It might be worth dragging copies of them into your inventory (hold your Left Mouse Button down on them and pull them into your inventory).

The notecards can be renamed just so long as the clothing ones start with $ and the Attachment ones start with &. For instance, if you have a green outfit and want to call it ‘Sexy Green’, you could create notecards called ‘&Sexy Green’ and ‘$Sexy Green’. The one beginning with $ will be read as clothing and the one beginning & will be attachments. This allows you to keep multiple outfit notecards in your inventory that match the names of various outfits.

To rename a notecard, just right-click it and select ‘Rename’.

As mentioned, the Transmitter may contain upto 10 Attachments notecards and 10 Clothing notecards. Load your desired combination by clicking Menu => Outfit => Then either ‘Attachment’ or ‘Clothing’ to get a list of cards to load.

-Creating Outfit Notecards-

To fill out a notecard (you can do this in your inventory or in your Transmitter), open the card by double-clicking it or right-clicking and selecting ‘Open’. You will see a list something like this:

Chest:
Skull:
Left Shoulder:
Right Shoulder:
Left Hand:
etc

Each label represents one of your avatar attach points. As it stands, if you wore a 2 part cape with one part on your Left Shoulder and one on your Right Shoulder, where a grabber attempted to detach it, they would just see the options ‘Right Shoulder’ and ‘Left Shoulder’. However, if you put ‘Right Cape’ and ‘Left Cape’ after the colon (:), e.g.:

Chest:
Skull:
Left Shoulder: Left Cape
Right Shoulder: Right Cape
Left Hand:

these words would appear in the detach menu instead – hence, someone would know what they were detaching.

More cleverly, if you were to write just ‘Cape’ for both locations, for instance

Chest:
Skull:
Left Shoulder: Cape
Right Shoulder: Cape
Left Hand:

not only would the detach menu show just one instance of the word ‘Cape’, but also, if the grabber chose to detach it, it would be detached from both locations. This is useful for instance if you have multi-part objects, like a boot for instance.

L Lower Leg: L Boot
L Foot: L Boot

would return one instance of L Boot which, when clicked, would remove both the object from the L Lower Leg and the L Foot locations in one click.

WARNING: You should keep the list exactly as it is. Do not delete any locations and do not delete the colon at the end of each location. Just type the name of the item after the colon as shown.

ALSO NOTE: Naming attachments locations the same as clothing locations will not cause them both to detach. Attachments and Clothing items must always be attached from their respective menus.

PLUS, NOTE that location names must be 12 letters or less.

Finally, you may want certain locations to not appear even though you are wearing something in that space – e.g., a Tattoo. If you want this location to not appear, just put an ‘x’ in that location point. E.g.,

Tattoo: x

The grabber will therefore not be shown this location.

Once you have filled in a notecard, click Save and, if the notecard is in your inventory, drag it into the Transmitter content folder. Once done, you should use the Outfit menu to load the notecard. Hence, if you made a clothing card called ‘$Sexy Club’, you would click Menu => Clothing => $Sexy Club and the card will be loaded.

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✱Transmitter Inventory Setup✱

►The !Setup Notecard◄

Using the !Setup Notecard, you can:

  1. Set a name for your RLV Shared Folder (RLV Only);
  2. Write a 200 character profile which may:
    1. Be accessed by Tracknet users and
    2. Be uploaded to your VGPS web profile for public display.

To access this notecard:

  1. Right-click Transmitter and select Edit to open Edit window;
  2. Click the ‘Content’ tab in the Edit window. You will see the !Setup notecard at the top;
  3. Double left-click the notecard or right-click it and select ‘Open’;

✹Shared Folder✹

At the top of the !Setup notecard, you will see the following information:

RLV Folder: VGS Transmitter

To use this feature, you must:

  1. Be using an RL (RestrainedLove) enabled viewer;
  2. Have created an #RLV folder in your inventory;
    1. Open your inventory;
    2. Right-click the top ‘My Inventory’ folder and select ‘New Folder’;
    3. Name folder ‘#RLV’ (without quotes) and hit return.
  3. Have folders inside the #RLV folder to use.

►Quickstart Setup◄

➢To disable shared folders, type:RLV Folder:➢To use root #RLV folder as the shared folder, type:RLV Folder: #RLV➢To use FolderName as shared folder, type:RLV Folder: FolderName➢To access folders at a deeper level, type:RLV Folder: FolderName/SubFolderName

►Detailed Instructions◄

The !Setup notecard allows you to specify which of the #RLV folders a grabber may attach items from. To choose a folder just replace ‘VGS Transmitter’ with whatever folder name you want a grabber to use. For instance, if you want the grabber to access a folder named ‘MyRLV’, write:

RLV Folder: MyRLV

Alternatively, rather than accessing a particular folder, you may want them to access your whole #RLV folder. In this case enter ‘#RLV’ as the folder name. e.g., write:

RLV Folder: #RLV

The feature caters for deeper folder paths too. For example, you may have a folder path:

My Inventory

#RLV

VGS Items

Collar
Transmitter

If you want to use the Transmitter folder in VGS Items, you would write:

RLV Folder: VGS Items/Transmitter

Any items in the selected folder must also be in their own folders or they will not be seen. So, for example if you put

RLV Folder: VGS Transmitter

You would need something like the following Folder structure

My Inventory

#RLV

VGS Transmitter

L Cuff
R Cuff
Gag

Assume L Cuff and R Cuff are folders with their respective cuff inside and Gag is a stand alone item. When the grabber selects to use your shared items, they will only see L Cuff and R Cuff. Gag will not be displayed. Selecting either Cuff will attach all the items in that folder.

For more info on RLV and shared folders, see here:

http://realrestraint.blogspot.com/

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✹Profile✹

Beneath the RLV Folder in the !Setup notecard, you will see the following header:

//Profile:

Type your 200 character profile beneath and then save the card. The transmitter will tell you it has loaded.

You can also add a profile picture which will display to tracknet users and VGPS VDUs (if you don’t have one, then your SL profile pic will be used). To add a pic, just place a texture or snapshot into the inventory of your transmitter:

  1. Open the Edit Window (Right-click the transmitter and select Edit);
  2. Click on the Content tab in the Edit Window;
  3. Hold your left-mouse-button down on your chosen texture or snapshot and drag it from your inventory into the Content folder of the transmitter, then release it.

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✹Adding Poses✹

When grabbed, a grabber may force you into various poses. There are 3 VGS poses installed in the Transmitter by default, however you may add more by adding them to your transmitter’s inventory.

  1. Open Transmitter Edit Window (Right-click it and select Edit);
  2. Click the Content tab in the Edit window;
  3. Find the animations you want to add in your inventory and holding your left mouse button down on them, drag them into the Transmitter Content folder.

These poses will now be available to anyone grabbing you. You may install as many animations as you like.

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✹Plug-Ins✹

You can install VGS Plug-Ins such as Scenes, Poseballs, cuffs etc so grabbers may attach or use them on you. See relevant plugin for installation instructions. The Transmitter, like VGS Collars, is considered an Attacher item.

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✱Being Grabbed and Grabber Menu✱

✹Being Grabbed✹

Whilst wearing a Transmitter, anyone in SL may grab you:

  1. They must be within 3m of you;
  2. They must type: /555 ‘grab + part-of-your-name’;
  3. The command is NOT case sensitive.

E.g., iI your name is Eliza Carthy, anyong within 3m of you may type:

/555 grab eliz

Also:

/555 release – Will release you;
/555 menu – Will return a grab menu ;

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✹Grab Menu✹

Upon grabbing you,the grabber will automatically be shown the Grab Menu.

►General Options◄

  • ‘Cancel’ – Lag friendly way of closing the menu;
  • ‘Poses’ – Gives grabber access to any animations that you have installed in the Transmitter;
  • ‘Plugins’ – Gives grabber access to any VGS Plugins that have been installed
  • ‘Release’ – For grabber to release hold on you.

►RLV User Only Options◄

  • ‘Unsit’ (Available if you are sitting) – Lets grabber attempt to force you to stand. This function will sometimes fail due to a problem with the RLV protocol
  • ‘Force Sit’ – Creates a menu of objects within 5m that the grabber can force you to sit on.
  • ‘Shared’ – Allows grabber to access your RLV shared folder .
  • ‘Detach’ – Presents grabber with list of attached items so they can remove them.
  • ‘Undress’ – Gives grabber list of worn clothing items so they can remove them.

►RLV Restrictions◄

A number of RLV restrictions are applied when you are grabbed.

  1. You may no longer detach the transmitter;
  2. You may no longer TP or accept TP requests (except those sent by the grabber);
  3. You may no longer send or receive IMs except to the grabber;
  4. Permits a grabber to force TP you by an abduct command or by TP request;
  5. Sit and Touch range restrictions to only a few meters;
  6. Can’t read notecards;
  7. Removes ‘Stand’ button.

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►FAQ◄

1) How do I stop people being notified when I wear the transmitter?

To do this, you must remove your web profile from the VGPS website.

  1. Turn off auto-update web profiles (Menu => Web => Auto Update);
  2. Delete your profile (while in Web menu, click ‘Delete Web’).

Tracknet users should no longer be informed when you come online.

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  1. Great update…never liked the old one, it was too clunky and took up too much screen space. Use to always used RDF/Sassy tracker.

    Look forward to using this one, it has great features which the other trackers don’t have. the gift giving (photo’s of old abductions) is priceless

    Comment by Hezels — December 17, 2011 @ 6:14 pm
  2. Thanks for this :) – Greatly appreciate it. The old one was built 2006/7 and the only one around at the time, so it’s been awaiting an overhaul for quite some time. Hopefully you’ll be seeing more improvements to it as time goes by. I’ve still quite a few ideas left.

    Gift giving was possible in the last one, but it wasn’t nearly as fluid. Hopefully, with this version, sending gifts should be less painful – though take care with sending photos – they’ll contain a creator’s name and hence anonymity can’t really be assured.

    Comment by Vaughan — December 18, 2011 @ 10:10 am
  3. I have the old one, and have only just gotten up the courage to use it- but it’s been updated. Do I have to buy the new version, or is there a way to update the old one, and if so, how?

    Comment by Chant — September 25, 2012 @ 7:06 pm
  4. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to this. We’re not great at keeping track of the blog – except when we’re editing instructions and posts etc. The best way to contact us is in-world – Vaughan Elliott or Allie Ree. However, no, you don’t need to buy a new one and you can update your old transmitter at the store. There should be a link to the updater when you wear the old transmitter. Alternatively, if you send me or Allie back the old one, we’ll swap it for a new one.

    For a SLURL to the store, click here.

    Comment by Vaughan — November 12, 2012 @ 11:03 am

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