2009-10-22

Second Life: Xah Combat Dive Roll

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Xah Combat Dive Roll Movement Enhancer

Xah Lee, 2009-10

Xah Combat Dive Roll

Xah Combat Dive Roll is a realistic avatar enhancer for combat role playing. Pressing a key combination and your avatar will perform a dive roll. (a dive roll (or dodge roll) is a type of tumble in martial arts. You run, jump high, then roll your body over your shoulder to land.)

Dive Roll provides you with a strategic advantage in combat. Because of the sudden, faster-than-running movement, it makes you a harder target for hostile fire. Surprise your target by dashing out besides a wall and take down your enemy.

This is fully combat sim compliant for roll playing, and is a legal enhancer in most combat sims, including DCS sims, CCS sims, Gorean sims, and military sims.

Features

  • Realistic animation.
  • Dash in 4 directions by key press: forward, backward, left, right.
  • Dash while in mouse view too.
  • Each dash moves your avatar 11 meters in 1.1 second.
  • One dash can be performed every 2.7 seconds. (so it is realistic and allowed in combat sims)
  • Cannot be activated while in mid air.
  • High quality scripting. Mono compiled.
  • Automatic version update.

Use

  • Wear it. (Right click on it in inventory, then select Wear. Or, you can select Attach To Hud or Attach To body.)
  • Press Up Arrow key twice quickly to dash forward. Press Down Arrow key twice quickly to dash backward.
  • Hold down Shift then press Left Arrow key twice quickly to dash left. Same with Right Arrow key
  • While in mouse view, press any arrow key twice quickly to dash in that direction. (no need for holding down Shift key)
  • W A S D movement keys also work similarly.
  • Upon wearing, help message is displayed in your chat.

Free demo version available at: xstreetsl.com Xah Combat Dive Roll Movement Enhancer Demo.

Tech Spec

  • The distance dived is between 10 and 11 meters on flat surface.
  • The duration of a dive is 1.1 seconds.
  • After completing a dive, there is a 1.5 seconds delay before the next dive can be executed.
  • The time period between repeated arrow key presses recognized as activation is 0.7 seconds.

Where To Buy

Commission Program

For resellers, each sale gets you 20% commission. Please get the vendor free at: xstreetsl.com Xah Combat Dive Roll Vendor.

tidbits

Tidbits.
2009-10-12

Recently i joined Chthonic Syndicate, one of Second Life's military group. (meaning, a combat/military roll playing and action community in Second Life.) Learned a lot about the combat gaming community. This community are mostly teens or 20 something. You learn their argots, interests, social structure, etc. Some of interest:

  • PMS PMS Clan. A female group of combat oriented gamers.
  • RPG, refers to anti-tank rocket propelled grenade launcher. RPG-7

Xfire is a gamer tool for gamer community. e.g. post your machine spec, chat, scores, screenshots, videos, what games you play, hours played, etc.

TeamSpeak and Ventrilo are popular group voice chat programs. Group voice communication is critically important for real time, group action, games, such as gun fights. Efficient communication is one of the most important key in winning a war, just as in real life militaries.

There are a lot software for CPU gauge, typcially called system monitoring tool. That is, they graph your CPU usage, also usages of disk IO, network IO, memory usage, etc. However, rare do you see a GPU gauge. If you want that, get nvidia system monitor, at http://www.nvidia.com/object/system_monitor.html. (for NVIDIA graphics cards only.)

Also of interest, see the current tech of Headset.

I recommend:

  • “Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset”. amazon (for wearing 1 hour.)
  • “Sennheiser PC151 Over The Head Headset” (with Noise Cancelling Mic and In-line Volume Control) amazon. For $48. For comfort (wearing few hours at a time), and high quality music.
2009-10-09

Wrong Hole Song.

For detail, see: Wrong Hole Song.

The Candy Mountain Cave song.

For detail, see: Candy Mountain Cave.

2009-10-08

Daylight saving time, a problematic hack. The benefit of a modern concept of time, is in its precision and universal agreement. Daylight Saving Time is a hack, originally for the benefit of saving electricity, and a very reasonable one. It was effective in the era of early 1990s or so. However, checking on Wikipedia, it is no longer so today. And, consider its other effects such as economics, health, etc, there is no conclusive evidence that it is good.

2009-10-08

Daylight saving time, a problematic hack. The benefit of a modern concept of time, is in its precision and universal agreement. Daylight Saving Time is a hack, originally for the benefit of saving electricity, and a very reasonable one. It was effective in the era of early 1990s or so. However, checking on Wikipedia, it is no longer so today. And, consider its other effects such as economics, health, etc, there is no conclusive evidence that it is good.