Vavoom! News March 2010

Vavoom! News March 2010

Dear Everyone,

.The big news this month is:         You CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER!

We have five new fast-food toys (Fat Pack Available), a new dog house and an update to the Vavoom! Lost Toy Remover.

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1. Sam’s Dog House

This has the the regular features that you’d expect from a Vavoom! Dog House:
* Menu controls for choosing a dog
* Menu controls for choosing a pose
* The dog becomes passive when he goes to sleep in the house
* The dog becomes active again when you wake him up from the house

This dog house also has a colour changing feature. If you click on the house and choose the Options button, you can then choose the colours menu and choose a colour for the outside of the dog house and the bed inside the house also changes texture to match.

vavoom_sams_dog_house-advert

Why is it called Sam’s Dog House? When I was building it and testing it my dog Sam was “helping” me. To be more precise he was running all over Turing Isle having a really good time, wagging his tail and rolling around on his back for everyone and everything that he saw. I was struggling to think of a name for the dog house at the time and Sam was making me laugh, so I named it after him.

Of course, even though it was designed with the aid of my Newfoundland, it doesn’t have to be a house for a big black dog. You can scale it down (or up) and use it with any of your VKC dogs. I thought it looked so cute in the tiny size that I put a small version in the box ready to go. Here’s a photo of Sam’s Dog House in miniature for little Emily.

vavoom_sams_dog_house-emily.

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2. Five Brand New Fast Food Toys

Two *Magic* Toys.
Two *Active* Toys.
One *Squeaky* Toy.

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The Pretzel and the Polish Sausage are Magic Toys.

vavoom_pretzel_and_polish

Rez them and drag (or just touch them). When the menu drops down, choose a dog and he will fetch it.  If you just want your dog to carry the toy around with him, tell him to take the toy.

For example:

joey take pretzel
or
joey take polish

Rez them and drag (or just touch them). When the menu drops down, choose a dog and he will fetch it.  If you just want your dog to carry the toy around with him, tell him to take the toy.

For example:

joey take pretzel
or
joey take polish

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The Strawberry Shake is a Squeaky Toy.

vavoom_strawberry_shake
Rez it and drag (or just touch it). When the menu drops down, choose a dog and he will fetch it.  When the dog is carrying the toy he squeaks it at random intervals and he squeaks it again just before he drops it.  If you just want your dog to carry the toy around with him, tell him to take the toy.

For example:

joey take strawberry

When you’ve had enough of the squeaking, you can tell him to drop the toy.

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The Linked Sausages and the Cheeseburger are Active Toys.

vavoom_sausages_and_burger

Active toys mean that your dog(s) will play with the toy pretty much continually. Just rez it and watch the fun. Your dog will carry the toy, groan, growl, pant, roll around, all the sorts of things you’d expect a dog to do with his favourite toy. If you have more than one dog, they’ll take turns in playing with it.

If it all gets too much, or if it is distracting when you are trying to get the dog to do something else, just take the toy away or turn it off.

How do you turn it off?
Tell the dog to drop the toy. Click on the toy and hold your mouse down. After a few seconds a menu will drop down, where you can turn the toy off so that the dogs won’t keep on playing with it. You can read the full details of the menu options on my web site:
http://www.chivavavoom.com/?page_id=172

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Fast Food Fatpack
You can buy all five Vavoom! Fast Food Toys in a Fat-Pack if you prefer and save 30%.

Vavoom_Fast_Food_Fat-Pack_advert

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3. Updated Vavoom! Lost Toy Remover.

As I’m sure you remember, the  Vavoom! Lost Toy Remover is designed to remove all of your Vavoom! Dog toys in a sim (provided of course that they’re recent, compatible editions and in a parcel where your scripts can run). This update adds a little extra that makes it work up to 100 metres into the neighbouring regions. Thanks to Peg and Qwerty for helping with this idea!

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Lost Products

Don’t forget that anything you buy at the Vavoom! Store can be reclaimed for free if you lose it. If you need to reclaim something, you do it at the Update Stations:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Turing%20Isle/122/5/26

Did I say that it’s free?

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Thanks as always for shopping at Vavoom!

Chiva

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