-poolie- Simple Theme System version 2.0 preview

We are working hard to crank out the next version of the -poolie- Simple Theme System, soon to be available for purchase from the Second Life Marketplace. A preliminary release date has been set for the end of October 2013, but we want to provide you a sneak preview of the great new features coming to it.

Advanced HUD

A lot of feedback from the users of the Simple HUD Addon has been requests for a HUD with a color picker. We have heard you, and this feature is now being actively worked on. A lot of the HUDs on Marketplace have color pickers that are either hue-sat with value on a slider or sat-value with hue on a slider. We couldn’t decide which one we liked better, so we decided to include both! You get to choose!

Remote control

While the HUD addon for the Simple Theme System works great, an oft-requested feature is the ability to pop up a blue menu from a separate object. This has been implemented as the new remote control feature that lets users control the texture/color options of your creations from a remote control object. This also gives you the ability to pop up a blue menu from a HUD button if your HUD is growing too large! The remote control also allows you to control objects in a multi-linkset build from a single place.

Theme pack Addon

This is a great new feature that is truly innovative. It lets you, the creator, sell a base object, and also create theme packs to be sold separately for users to add more texture options to their purchases. Once the theme pack is added to the base object, it is always available from the menu or the HUD. Theme packs also work for multi-linkset builds and HUDs. Yes, we thought of everything!

These and other great features, and a few minor bug fixes, are coming soon to the -poolie- Simple Theme System. We look forward to adding you to our burgeoning customer base!

Special Thanks

Specially for the release of version 1.1 of the -poolie- Simple Theme System, we would like to thank mesh-creator extraordinaire alial Allen of fantasy china for the mesh pillows used in the demo. If you have seen the demo, you would notice the exceptionally detailed lounge set created by her that’s only 1 prim and holds its LOD very well.

alial’s full-perm mesh creations for builders are available on Marketplace (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/18022) and in-world (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Liberia%20Isle/133/25/35).

New version out!

Version 1.1 of the -poolie- Simple Theme System has been officially released! It comes with over 10 new features and fixes for all reported bugs. Among the new features are the following:

  • Added support for three more posing systems: Multisit Pose System (MPS), Perfect Sitter and MultiPoseCouple (MPC).
  • Owner/group/public access change menu that works with all of the posing systems we support (except MPS, which only allows custom buttons in the owner menu).
  • Better integration with AVsitter. The menu will show up even if the user is not sitting.
  • Under-the-hood changes that will be used by upcoming add-ons.

With these changes, the -poolie- Simple Theme System has become even more complete and feature-rich, and if you haven’t gotten it yet, get it now from the following link: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/x/4870045

For users of older versions:

If you have an older version, just rez the Automatic Updater included in the package and the latest version will be delivered to you. If you haven’t had a problem in your products yet, then they will continue to function properly, but you should use the new version for all new products. Among the important changes to consider are the following:

  • A separate plugin (plugin-auth-core) is provided for authorization (owner/group/public access), and it works for all of the posing systems we support. To add this feature to your product made with version 1.1, just drop this script into the object.
  • For AVsitter, we now have a separate script (see the AVsitter Integration notecard) that will let you provide a theme menu to the user even if the user is not sitting on the object. While they are sitting, it will continue to show up in the main AVsitter menu (no double menu).
  • Updated menu script (user-theme-menu) to work with the changed API. This new menu script does not have an access menu (see point 1 above).

Further new features are forthcoming, and a version 2.0 of the -poolie- Simple Theme System is planned for sometime later this month. This version is planned as a special HUD and Remote version, and will be optimized for HUD and remote control access. This doesn’t mean the current version will be obsoleted, just that we will have great new features to support more means of controlling the themes on your object.

NEW! Bug tracking for the Simple Theme System

Yes, we like to go all-out professional! The -poolie- Simple Theme System now has an issue tracker available here: https://poolie.fogbugz.com/

It is made available publicly for our customers to keep track of bugs (the few that there might be) and new upcoming features. Of course, updates are always free and automatic for our customers, so all these great new features will be delivered to you any time you rez the Automatic Updater that comes with the package.

Promotional offer extended another week!

Our recent launch of the -poolie- Simple Theme System has been very successful with many builders jumping at the opportunity to grab a copy of the scripts at the promotional price. As a result, we have decided to extend the promotion for another week! Get your own copy of the -poolie- Simple Theme System for only 999L (regular price 1599L) just this week from the following link: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/x/4870045

UPDATE 05/27/2013: The promotional offer is now finished, and the -poolie- Simple Theme System is now available for the regular price at the same link: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/x/4870045

-poolie- Simple Theme System officially released!

Promotional PosterTheĀ -poolie- Simple Theme System has been officially released for sale on the Second Life Marketplace. It promises to be an advanced, secure and easy replacement for all other similar scripts previously available to content creators.

You are invited to get the trial version of the software from Marketplace at the following URL: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/x/4869114

The full version including all the great features and improvements is available for purchase on Marketplace here: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/x/4870045. As a special promotional offer, we are offering the full version for only 999L (regular price 1599L) for the first week of sales!

Many thanks to all the gracious residents who helped test the beta version and made the -poolie- Simple Theme System the refined, polished software that is. We hope you enjoy your copy of our product as much as we did crafting it!

Launch delayed by one day

It was decided that an additional round of testing would be carried out for the -poolie- Simple Theme System before launch and this has caused the launch date to be pushed back by one day to Saturday, May 11, 2013. In related news, the update mechanism for the scripts is complete and is working flawlessly, and will be a great addition to the system. Not too long before launch now!