Getting Started for Users

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First of all, a big welcome to Sinespace!

As a user in Sinespace, you can chat with other users, complete quests, attend events and much more. If you are not a member of Sinespace yet and would like to be, please go to our sign up page!

Once you have an account for Sinespace, you might want to download the Sinespace client from our website. The client is better than using Sinespace in the browser. You can find the latest client here.


Logging into the Sinespace Client

Once you have downloaded and installed the Sinespace client, open it up. You will get a log in screen which looks like this:

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One the left hand side, this shows the events on in the week in your local time. The box next to this shows the most recent blog post. The next box shows the forums thread. The images are from our Flickr page. There is also a blue cog in the bottom right corner of the log in screen. You can click on this to adjust graphic settings before you enter Sinespace.

At the top, this is where you enter your account details to log in. You enter the account name you set up on the sign in page, and the password. You don't need to check the preview server box. The dropdown menu shows 'Last visited', 'Default', and 'Home'. Last visited will log you into the last visited region, default will log you into the Welcome Center (This is good for new users) and Home will log you into your home region.

Once you have set where you want to log in, click on the green Login button.


Upon login to Sinespace

When you log in to Sinespace for the first time, especially in the Welcome Center, you may find you experience a bit of lag. This is due to the region needing to load fully. You will see a loading progress bar in the top right corner which looks like this:


Once this is done, the lag will disappear and you will be able to chat and move around easily. If you still find issues with moving around, you can reduce the settings by clicking on the blue cog in the bottom right corner if you haven't done this already on the log in screen.


Moving Around in Sinespace

To walk around, you can use the WASD keys, arrow keys, or we have a Click to Walk setting.


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The click to walk allows you to click on the ground and your avatar will move to the spot you clicked. If Click to Walk isn't your style, you can turn this off under the settings at the bottom of the client screen.

You can also fly around the world. To fly, hit F on your keyboard. You can turn direction using WASD or arrow keys, and fly up or down using Page Up/Down or E to go up and C to go down.

You can also own vehicles in sinespace to help you get around. You can purchase cars or planes from the Shop and then spawn them into the region from your inventory.

Just click on the car/plane in your inventory, then click on the 'Drive' button. Click on the car/plane in the region to get in and take it for a spin!

Cars and planes work the same as walking. You can use WASD and arrow keys to turn and accelerate, and use space bar to brake. To get out of the car or plane, click on it.


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Changing Your Avatar

When you sign up to Sinespace, you will have picked a default avatar. To customize this avatar, you can click on the Outfit button at the bottom of the screen. If you can't see the green buttons at the bottom of the screen, you can press F11 on your keyboard to switch to full-screen.

Once you have clicked on the Outfit button, you will enter the Outfit window. This is where you can change the appearance of your avatar.


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As you can see, there is a dropdown menu right at the top on the left hand side, and buttons called 'Switch', 'Delete', 'New' and 'Save As'. These buttons are relating to making a new outfit. There are also different dropdown menus on the left side of the outfit window. These are: Skintone, Face Details, Avatar Size, Body Details and Worn Clothes.

Creating a new outfit

You can create a new outfit by clicking on the 'New' button at the top left of the outfit window. When you click on the New button, you will see this:


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The first box at the top is the name of the current outfit you are wearing. You can change the current outfit you are wearing by clicking on the green arrow next the outfit name, then hit the 'Switch' button. You also have the option to delete the current outfit with the 'Delete' button.

The box where it says 'Enter a name' is the box where you enter the name of the new outfit, for example you can name it 'New Outfit'. The box which says 'Base Male' is a dropdown box for choosing either the Base Male or Base Female avatar skeleton.

Once you have named it and chosen the base skeleton, you can click on the 'Create' button to create the outfit. The avatar will show as a default avatar, but you can customize this with the dropdown menus.

Skintone


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The skintone menu lets you pick which skintone you want your avatar to have. The 'Skintone' dropdown will let you pick the color of the avatars' skin; You can have normal skintones, or pick any color such as blue. The 'Reflection' dropdown will let you pick a reflection color. The reflection color will add an undertone to your skintone; If you pick a darker skintone for example, adding a white reflection color will make the skin show in a grey color.


Face Details


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The face details menu shows you a selection of different sliders to change the appearance of your avatars' face. The above image is just a small amount of the sliders we have under Face Details. You can change these to your preference.


Avatar Size


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The avatar size will adjust the overall height of your avatar.


Body Details


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The body details menu will let you change the body shape of your avatar with sliders. There a lot of options here to change your avatar, like making the avatar more muscular, making the arms longer etc. You can change these to your preference.


Worn Clothes


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Here you can Open Wardrobe with the 'Open Wardrobe' button to see a list of all the clothing you have. You can also remove items you are wearing with the 'Remove' button next to the clothing item.

If you haven't got any other clothes for your avatar to wear, you will need to visit the Shop.


Buying Items from the Shop

The Shop has a wide range of items for you to purchase, from clothing to furniture. To enter the Shop, first click on the green 'Shop' button at the bottom of the screen. When it opens, you will see it like this:


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As seen from the above image, there are different categories in the Shop: Clothes, Gestures, Vehicles, Furniture, Room and Pet. You can click on these category tabs to get the relevant items.

Each category has sub categories, for example, clothes has an Outfit sub-category, a Top sub-category and so on.

You can use the search bar in the top right corner of the Shop window to search for a specific item.

To purchase an item, click on the item image. A preview window like this one will pop up:


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This preview shows how the item will look, and also gives you color options if they are there for the item. To purchase the item, click on the Buy for Silver or Buy for Gold button at the bottom of this screen. Some items can only be bought for Gold, some can only be bought for Silver, and some can be bought for both. Once you have bought them, they will show in your Inventory, which you can find by clicking on the Inventory button at the bottom of the screen.


Visiting your Home

When you make an account for Sinespace, you automatically get a home region for free! To visit your home, click on the green 'Home' button at the bottom of the screen, under the chat window. When you click on it, you will see a pop like this:


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This is the Room List. This shows all of the different rooms you have. Only one room can be enabled at a time if you have not subscribed to have more regions. You can disable and enable different rooms here. To enter your room, click on the 'Enter' button. This will take you to your Home.

Once at your home, you can explore. You also have the ability to edit your room and add items to it. You can do this by clicking on the 'Edit Room' button. For more detailed information on Edit room, please see our Room System page. You can purchase new items of furniture from the Shop.


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Exploring other Regions

To explore other regions, click on the green 'Explore' button at the bottom of the screen. When you have clicked on it, you will see a list of regions down the left hand side of the screen:


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There are three categories for regions; Featured, Popular and Friends. The Featured list shows mostly Sinespace owned regions, but it does show some of the most popular creator regions as well. Popular is where you will find the most visited regions, and Friends will show all of your friends' homes and regions.

To enter one of these regions, click on the Enter button next to the region image. To get back to the Welcome Center, you can click on Explore again, find the Welcome Center and click on enter. If you are wanting to find and visit a specific region, you can use the search bar above the Featured, Popular and Friends tabs.


Adding Friends

There are a few ways you can add other users as friends. The easiest way to do this is to search for their username in the search bar at the top of the screen. When you have searched for their name, their profile will come up like this:

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The button highlighted in red is the button you want to press to add that user as a friend. Once they have accepted your friend request, you will see them under the Friends button at the bottom of the screen. You can also use the search bar at the top to search for users and chat with them privately.


If you have any questions or need further help with anything related to Sinespace, please feel free to contact us in world, via the forum or via a support ticket.