March 24, 2017
Today we were fighting a network issue which caused some bots (actually, about 10% of our hosted bots) to login and logout periodically.
The problem started with some bots getting frozen: they were not responding to the watchdog service commands (this is a SmartBots internal service which pokes bots periodically to restart those which lost a connection to the reality). Thus, bots began to restart.
However, the bots just restarted were still unavailable: they were connecting but then frozen again. Our emergency team got a signal that something is wrong: the number of crazy bots has increased to several percents. Even during a SL rolling restarts, this amount never exceeds 2-3% of bots total.
March 10, 2017
“Sim-border crossing” is the moment when you (your your bot) moves from one region to another (a nearby one). A lot of SL projects (for example, traveling) cover multiple sims.
SmartBots and multi-sim support
Till recently, SmartBots bots were single-sim. Today we are proud to present a complete multi-sim support! Your bots may move across sims now.
Since this is a resource-consumptive option, it is disabled by default. To enable it, visit your Bot Control Panel and enable the new feature:
To see how sim-crossing works with bots, visit Elite Equestrian project. Along with beautiful horses, you will be able to travel across the multiple sims in a cart or on horseback.
Visit Elite Equestrian
July 12, 2016
RLV module has been updated to support Model Bots.
Actually, I believe we should enable the Model Bot support from the very beginning… despite of the fact that this module loads bot’s brains rather heavy. Anyway, it is time to give few lessons to Model Bots, too!
You can purchase an RLV module for your Model bot right now. To make your purchase even more pleasant use this coupon: OBEYOBEYOBEY. It provides 30% discount (this is a time-limited offer, ends in 2 weeks).
P.S. We did a lot of tests with actual RLV devices, but some of your beloved features may be still missed. Don’t hesitate to contact us and request your RLV device to work! (For VERY special devices you even can contact us anonymously!)
July 10, 2016
A new version of Personal Bot HUD is now available. This is a mostly technical update: we’ve rewritten the codebase of the device completely.
The HUD scripts require less memory and contact main server in a more secure way than before.
The new HUD also introduces a user interface improvement. Now, when you make your bot sit down on object you highlight, bot verifies if it actually sees your selection beam (sometimes viewer settings prevent your beam to appear in-world).
You can get a new version of the HUD by: