Archive for October, 2017

Amaretto Ponie Everlasting Ponie!

Hey guys its a terrific Thursday! I wanted to talk a minute about something that a few of you might be needing to know very soon!

This is an Amaretto Ponie Everlasting Ponie!

What does it do? Well im glad you asked!
It will turn any ponie that has 0 descendants and is vintage into your Ponie Pet forever!
Thats right it will never eat again!

The Amaretto Ponie Everlasting Ponie comes in a single pack and a five pack.

Once you use an Amaretto Ponie Everlasting Ponie there is no going back!

How does it work?
Well all you have to do is rez the Amaretto Ponie Everlasting Ponie next to the ponie that you want to make your pet.

Next click the Ponie to get the main menu to come up, then choose consumables and select Everlasting!

The Amaretto Ponie Everlasting Ponie will disappear and your Ponie will now say pet and wont require grub ever again!

You can pick these up at any Amaretto Ponie location! I know ill be making my first favorite ponie a pet! Happy Breeding everyone! This is Ava over and out!

LAG! WHAT IT IS & HOW TO REDUCE IT!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Lag is a term we use a great deal. But do you really understanding what it means, what causes it or how to deal with it?

Lag is the informal name for slow reaction time when using Second Life. It is a symptom with a variety of causes. When you are logged in, there are a number of components which have to all work smoothly to minimize lag. These are your computer, the Internet connection, and the Linden Lab servers and internal network and databases.

Your Computer (Client)
Second Life is very graphics-intensive. Everything you see has to be drawn by your graphics card. When there is too much to draw, when your computer cannot keep up, you experience client-side lag. Second Life Viewers use a lot of bandwidth to communicate with the Linden Lab servers. Thus using a lot of your computer resources. Therefore, your computer must have enough capacity to run the Viewer program with minimal problems. Use a 64-bit version of Windows if you can.

Symptoms of client-side lag include jerky or sluggish movement.

The Internet (Network)
Second Life requires constant communication with the Linden Lab servers. A connection speed of at least 500 kilobits per seconds (kbps) is needed to run Second Life adequately. If you are on a wireless router, or entirely wireless connection you may not be getting these speeds. Always use a hardwired connection if possible.

Symptoms of a poor connection include:

  • failure of your avatar or textures to rez;
  • object information not displaying in hover tips when you mouse over the object;
  • teleport failure;
  • random disconnections.

Linden Lab (Server)
The Linden Lab servers have to both keep track of everything happening in a map region, and send that information to all the users who can see the region. If they have too much to do, they will slow down the simulator frame rate so as to not lose data. If too much communication is required to fetch data about objects and send them to all the users, it can become backlogged.

How do you know which is causing lag?

Your viewer is equipped with Performance Tools to help you identify the source. A Lag Meter and Statistics Bar can be found under the Advanced Menu (press Ctrl-Alt-D to enable Advanced on the top menu, if it isn’t.) You can, also, display the Lag Meter by clicking the meter at the top right hand corner of your viewer (Firestorm).

The Lag Meter breaks lag down into Client, Network, and Server lag, with corresponding indicators for each lag type.

Below are a few messages that may show on the Lag Meter:

The Statistics Bar can be accessed by pressing Ctrl-Shift-1. This tool presents a detailed list of information about the performance of your computer and Second Life. While the sheer amount of information can be confusing, knowing what to look for can tell you a lot about what’s going on in Second Life.

There are a few things on the Statistics Bar that you want to take note of. These are:

FPS (Frames Per Second): This is the number of times per second your computer is redrawing/refreshing what’s on the screen. Higher numbers are better. The lower this number is, the more overworked your system is. If it drops too low, you can be disconnected from Second Life or the viewer might unexpectedly crash.

Packet Loss: The amount of data being lost as it travels between your computer and the server. Significant packet loss results in perceivable network lag. Packet loss might be caused by a dying server (in which case everyone in the region would be experiencing it), a bad connection between you and Second Life (possibly a bad router between your ISP and Second Life, or congestion at your ISP), or problems on your local network (wireless networking, or internet security or firewall software on your computer).

Ping Sim: This is how long it takes data to go from your computer to the region you’re currently in. This is largely dependent on your connection to the Internet. If Ping Sim is high but Ping User is not, the server might be having problems. Ideally, this should be under 200.

Time Dilation: The physics simulation rate relative to realtime. 1.0 means that the simulator is running at full speed.

Sim FPS: The simulator frame rate. This should always be the same as the physics frame rate. A value of 45.0 means things are running well.

To interpret the Sim FPS performance of your region:

45 FPS: The highest possible value. No action necessary.
35 – 44 FPS: This is quite good; you don’t need to tune if it never goes below 35 FPS.
20 – 35 FPS: This is slow, and should be noticeable. Adjustment is needed to improve your region’s performance.
10 – 20 FPS: This is not so great.
0 – 10 FPS: This is pretty much terrible.

Even Amaretto updaters won’t work on sims with a high load. Dilation needs to be above .65 and region FPS must be above 25 for the updaters to work.

Spare Time: The amount of time that is available or unused. The higher the better. When this dips to a lower number your region may be experiencing lag. If free time is used up scripts will stall.

What can you do to reduce lag?

  • Turn off animations and movement. Moving objects can collide with each other and can contribute significantly to the time your region takes to perform the physics calculations.  *Note that sound has a minimal effect and hover text have no effect whatsoever;
  • Save/freeze your builds – temp-rezzer scripts are big contributors to lag;
  • Consider using skyboxes – the sky alone is very graphics-intensive;
  • Remove excessive/large textures – it is a good idea to avoid using textures greater than 512 x 512 pixels;
  • Remove texture change, moving or flashing objects;
  • Since your viewer always has to pay attention to your avatar, remove scripted attachments your avatar may be wearing, Make sure that your hair, shoes and other attachments have no resize scripts in them – this will reduce your Maximum Complexity value;
  • Sitting instead of standing can reduce lag significantly. Lag caused by avatar movement is the number one cause of region lag and, if bad enough, scripts simply will stop running.

Hopefully, with this knowledge and these tips, you can reduce any lag issues you may have and have a more enjoyable Second Life experience.

Till next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

 

Saddle up!

Hello to all! October is going as quickly as it got here! Before you know it it will be Christmas time! Today I wanted to talk to you about a trait for the horses that are awesome… The Saddle! On July 30, 2014 until August 16, 2014 Amaretto sold 2014 Limited Edition Summer horses and these horses held the surprise of the 24th Trait! Saddles!! The Saddles DO have the ability to pass ! Let’s take a look below at the gorgeous saddles available to date! You can also visit the Horse wiki at anytime to see the saddles! http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Saddles

 

Saddle release dates!

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On Feb.9, 2015 until February 16, 2015 Amaretto sold 2015 Limited Edition Valentines horses! If breed together this gave you a chance of one of the hidden surprises which were 4 new saddles! Saddle Red, Saddle Pink, Saddle Rainbow Heart, Saddle Red Rose!

On August 3, 2015 until August 17, 2015 Amaretto sold Summer LE’s, SE’s, and CE’s! Any breeding of these horses gave you the possibility at some hidden surprises Saddle Rainbow and Saddle Blue.

On September 1, 2015 Amaretto celebrated their 5th Birthday with Dazzle Horses! These horses had the ability to pass their saddles! This is where the Saddle Garnet Dazzle, Saddle Topaz Dazzle, Saddle Emerald Dazzle, Saddle Sapphire Dazzle, Saddle Amethyst Dazzle, and Saddle Diamond Dazzle came from!

On Dec.18,2015 Amaretto wanted to celebrate Christmas with some 2015 Holiday Edition Horses. These 2015 Holiday Edition Horses have a chance at getting the eyes as well as hidden surprises from any breeding. This surprise was the Candy Cane and Snowflake Saddle.

April 8, 2016 until April 22, 2016 Amaretto sold the 2016 Spring Edition Animals!!! You could get a chance at the new Rose, Mango, Electric, and Seaspray saddle from any breeding of these Spring Edition Horses!

On July 1, 2016 Amaretto held the Amaretto Jamboree Auction and unveiled the second Horses in the line of Seven Heavenly Virtues and Seven Deadly Sins. The Fortitude and Disdain saddles were hiding in these horses! You can read all about it here: http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=OOAK_Seven_Heavenly_Virtues_-_Patience

On October 7,2016 Amaretto release horse update version 5.5 and released new starters with hidden saddles in them these saddles were Black Leather, Cyan, Purple, and Yellow.

On October 7,2016 Amaretto released new starters in version 5.5 there were new hidden Dazzle Horses Ruby, Peridot, Opal, Turquoise, and Pearl Dazzle Horses.

On November 24, 2016 Amaretto celebrated Thanksgiving with some random drop traits these traits included Gravy saddle and Cranberry Sauce Saddle.

On Jan 27,2017 Amaretto celebrated ARU Graduates with this A.R.U. Saddle that can pass from any 2017 A.R.U. Graduation Edition breeding!

On March 3, 2017 Amaretto celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with some St. Patrick’s Day Horses! You could get a chance at a Kelly and Clover Saddle from any breeding.

On June 26, 2017 until July 19, 2017 Amaretto celebrated 4th of July with Celebrate Independence 2017 horses! You could get a new Celebrate Saddle from any breeding of these Celebrate Independence 2017 horses!

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The saddle is a beautiful trait that can add so much to any breeding project! Collect them all!

Until next time….

 

 

Batty Bosoms

Hi Everyone
Today I wanted to take a look at some bosoms!, yes thats batty bosoms 😛
These traits are an awesome addition to any barnyard bird projects, so check them out.

Batty Bosom were introduced to breeders on June 1, 2016! The Batty Bosom replaced the Crazed Barnyard Birds. Starting on the 1st of the month Amaretto will announce what you must breed together to get that months Batty Bosom!

To get a Batty Bosom you must breed two Barnyard Birds that have the trait that was announced for that particular month!

Batty Bosom Cherry – Breeding two Cuprite legs- June 1- 30th
Batty Bosom Americana – Breeding a Azurite Beak to a Cuprite Beak July 1- July 31
Batty Bosom Yang-Yin – Breeding two Yang-Yin eyes August 1- August 31
Batty Bosom Safari – Breeding two Tribal Beak Designs September 1 – September 30
Batty Bosom Bloody- Breeding 2 Bloody Traits October 1 – October 31
Batty Bosom Glitter Silver – Breeding 2 Platinum Blue Leg November 1 – November 30
Batty Bosom Jester – Breeding any 2 Shades December 1 – December 31
Batty Bosom Melody – Breeding two Melody Eyes together January 1- January 31
Batty Bosom Heart – Breeding two Wing Red Heart or Wing Pink Heart together February 1- February 28
Batty Bosom Flower Power – Breeding TWO Barnyard Birds with Leg Zircon or Beak Zircon March 1 – March 31
Batty Bosom Chronic- Hidden in the Collectors “420” Edition

Wiki Link HERE

Thats all from me, Have a fabulous day and see you all in the next one.

Hugs Marku. <3

H A L L O W E E N I E S!!!

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!!

This week I want to tell you all about an exciting event that is coming up Friday, October 27th thru Sunday, October 29th. AMOC will host the 5th Annual Halloweenies contest!!

This contest is open to ALL Amaretto Breedables: horses, K-9s, birds & ponies!!!

So what do you need to do? How do you enter? Just follow this link https://amoc.discussion.community/  and select the halloweenies contest application. If you are not already registered on this site you will need to do so.  Registration is easy but does require you to click the link that is sent to you in email to complete the process.

Okay so now what?  Well choose your most creepy, kooky, spooky or autumnal breedable and enter!!  Setup will take place beginning Thursday, October 26th and a notice will be sent in the AMOC group with time and location. Deadline to enter will be Monday, October 23rd so hurry, hurry, hurry!!

Now check out a couple of pics from past Halloweenies contests

 

So sign up and let’s have fun and oh did I mention there will be prizes…..

Until next time this is

saying Trick or Treat!!

Flags of the World Saudi Arabia

Hi everyone I wanted to take some time to show off this months brand new Flags of the World Eye Saudi Arabia!

Every month Amaretto releases a new Flags of the World Eye!
You have a chance to get the Flags of the World – Saudi Arabia from October 1st to October 31st.

 

 

Remember that the Flags of the World – Saudi Arabia does have the ability to pass!

Next month will be a new eye so keep your EYES out………..did you see what i did there? This is Ava over and out!

BUYING AND SELLING VENDOR POINTS

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

In recent days, I have seen several ads posted for “points for sale”. So I want to address the buying and selling of vendor points.

Amaretto Ranch Breedables offers a unique point system for all breedables. Horse Haven, Puppy Paradise, Bird Sanctuary and Ponie Oasis are all great ways to keep your breeding stock under control and earn points while doing so. The number of points differ based on age/cycles/descendants and traits.

When you decided you no longer want a breedable, simply click on it to pull up it’s menu. From the menu, click on settings, click on Haven/Paradise/Sanctuary/Oasis and then confirm sending your breedable to Haven/Paradise/Sanctuary/Oasis. Before you confirm, you will see the point value of that breedable (posted in local chat) and a little notice that once a Horse/K9/Bird/Ponie has been sent to Haven/Paradise/Sanctuary/Oasis it cannot be reversed.

You can then use the points you have built up to purchase some very useful items from the corresponding vendors. From consumables to special breedables. Please note that all items directly out of the vendor are no transfer. ~HAVEN POINTS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE!~

Find a vendor here: http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/locations

Get a list of point values here:
Horse Haven: http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Horse_Haven
Puppy Paradise: http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Puppy_Paradise
Bird Sanctuary: http://wiki3.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Bird_Sanctuary
Ponie Oasis: http://wiki4.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Ponie_Oasis

Haven/Paradise/Sanctuary/Oasis breedables are transferable only AFTER they have been birthed. These special breedables are listed below with their point value.

Horse Haven

Memorable Haven Horse Bundle 250,000
Haven Horse – Eagle Spirit 250,000
Haven Donkey 250,000
Haven Horse – Darkness 250,000
Haven Horse – Anubis 250,000
Haven Horse – Kaiila 250,000
Haven Horse – Zebracorn 250,000
Haven Horse – Safari Edition 250,000
Haven Horse – Rising Phoenix 250,000

Puppy Paradise

Paradise Puppy Dalmatian 250,000
Fu K-9s 250,000
Paradise Puppy – Hot Dog 250,000

Bird Sanctuary

Amaretto Sanctuary Bird – Wind it Up Nest Hen 75,000
Amaretto Sanctuary Bird – Wind it Up Nest Rooster 75,000

Ponie Oasis

Amaretto Oasis Ponie – Mardi Gras Homme 400,000
Amaretto Oasis Ponie – Mardi Gras Femme 200,000

So unless you or someone else has enough points to purchase one of these breedables, birth it and transfer it, please be cautious in selling or buying points. My suggestion would be to set the birthed breedable for sale and sell or buy it that way. It is our hope that by covering this topic you will be able to protect yourself and your investment. Caveat emptor – “Let the buyer beware!”

Till next time….HAPPY BREEDING!

October Opal Barnyard Bird!

Hello everyone! Its a terrific Tuesday here at the ranch! We are getting ready for this holiday season to start!

I wanted to take a moment to show off the absolutely stunning bird!
Here is a first look at the October Opal Barnyard Bird!

I love opals in RL and i love this one too! Remember that this awesome breed doesn’t have the ability to pass but this gorgeous eye does!

How do I get one Ava? That is what you are asking right now right?
Well its simple!
Starting October 1st thru October 31st breed any two birds with the Sunstone Beak and have a chance at the new October Opal Bird!

So you still have time! So get those sunstone beaks breeding! This is Ava over and out!

Brilliance, Glaze, and Shade!

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! I hope everyone has a fantastic week! On this beautiful day I wanted to take a moment to go over Shades, Glaze, and Brilliance! The Shade trait comes from breeding Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds “Starter Breeds” together or 1 starter with any other bird. The Glaze and The Brilliance traits were introduced in the 2.0 Barnyard Bird Update, You must have purchased new starter birds or new 2.0 Sanctuary Birds to get your chance at this trait. Take a look at these beautiful traits below!

Please note that these traits CAN be passed on.

Shade:

On October 28th, 2013 Amaretto released the 2013 Collectors Edition Halloween Barnyard Birds! Any breeding of these 2013 Collectors Edition Halloween Barnyard Birds gave a chance at getting a hidden surprises! These surprises were the Shades Slime, Panic, and Pumpkin! On Monday December 18, 2013 Amaretto released the 2013 Holiday Barnyard Birds! Any breeding of these 2013 Holiday Barnyard Birds gave a chance at getting a hidden surprises! These surprises were the Shades Fire and Frost! On February 9, 2015 Amaretto released the Valentines Day Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds. by breeding any of this year’s 2015 Amaretto released the Valentines Day Collectors Edition together you may find the hidden surprise they hold! These surprises were shades Love and Sunshine! Take a look at these beautiful shades below!

 

Glaze:

The Glaze trait was introduced in the 2.0 Barnyard Bird Update, You must have purchased new starter birds or new 2.0 Sanctuary Birds to get your chance at this trait.

Brilliance:

The Brilliance trait was introduced in the 2.0 Barnyard Bird Update, You must have purchased new starter birds or new 2.0 Sanctuary Birds to get your chance at this trait.

Happy Breeding!!

Until Next Time….

 

Paw Polish

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to take a look at the Paw Polish traits!

The Paw Polish was introduced with the 2012 Special Edition Fall Fantasy K-9s. Breeding these K-9s gave you the chance of getting the hidden Thick Fog, Pumpkin, Indian Corn, Ice Wine, First Frost, and Cornucopia Paw Polishes.


Paw Polish DOES have the ability to pass.

Wiki Link HERE

These traits add some funky colors to your pups toes, so check them out and add them to your breeding.

Thats all from me today, Happy breeding.

Hugs Marku.