Safe Start Prime

Safe Start Prime
okCopy, okMod
20m x 20m
structure: 48 prims
console: 7 prims
5 storage cabinets: 10 prims each


Inventory BackUP Storage Product Matrix


Safe Start
Safe Start is useful to set as your home login position, helping to securely organize your inventory.

Safe Start Prime
For the seriously safe storage connoisseur, Safe Start Prime enhances your refined capabilities with advanced features such as Invisible Mode, Open View, and hippoINVENTORY.   Safe Start Prime includes the capabilities of the original Safe Start, along with the following combination of functions engineered for Safe Start Prime.


Safe Start Prime advanced features:

  • okCopy:This means you can make copies of the item. okCopy is a better value if you might need more than one instance of the item.
  • Includes a Command Console with easy one-touch buttons to operate Invisible mode, Open mode, 3D radar, and SL grid status.
  • Invisible Mode hides your Start Safe Prime, Inventory BackUP Storage cabinets, as well as objects you have rezzed inside.  Invisible mode keeps your possessions invisible for as long as you like, particularly clever for when you are offline.
  • Open View allows a sense of fresh air, by removing the surrounding walls, while giving you the perception of openness for 15 minutes.  You are still protected by the outer shell which goes through an invisible cycle.  Additionally, during Open mode 1-way privacy screens remain in place.
  • Includes HippoINVENTORY
    • Powerfull search filtering, search by name or type, give items in folders, load faster than SL tools.  Complete hippoINVENTORY product description and usage instructions below.
    • Features an invisible second floor with a pre-installed  one –touch teleport system from Hippo Technologies.
    • The Command Console includes 3D positioning radar.  Named avatars appear as small pulsations above the Command Console.
    • Command Console includes a SL Grid Status link button.  This is useful to verify if any major environment problems are underway.
    • Owner only Command Console response.  Ease of use toggle on/off buttons for 3D radar, and Invisible Mode.
    • Allow others to drag & drop most types of inventory.  This is useful if you are storing/saving inventory between multiple avatars.
    • Improved security add intruder to parcel ban list.
    • Simplified dual layer encasing makes for easier entry and texture modification.
    • No click structural encasing improves environmental ambiance.

Safe Start features:

  • Serene all –direction views
  • 1-way privacy glass
  • Owner only entrance
  • Intruder repulsion system
  • Quickly remove, unsit, and eject intruders
  • Intruder report sent to owner
  • Security can be set for group access
  • Security works on rez, no setup required
  • Includes Inventory BackUP Storage
    • Container names match SL inventory folder names for logical organization
    • Alphabetized containers for quick sorting. These are also helpful to classify a named inventory folder which has so much content that it takes too long to visually scan through.
    • One-touch content menu provides a drop down display menu to quickly page through each container contents. Each content item is further labeled as a button which can be selected to give you the item from the container.
    • 5 storage cabinets
    • Cabinets equipped with hide mode
    • Per container browser helps narrow down retrieval to find your items.
    • Expanded labeled containers include: Photos, Clothing, Animations, Body parts,  Notecards, Sounds, Gestures, Scripts, Textures, Found, Landmarks, Objects, Misc, In-box, Weapons, Store, Vehicles, Work, Animals, Business, Gadgets, Home, Garden, Books, A-Z, B-C, D-F, G-H, I-J, K-L, M-N, O-P, Q-R, S-T, U-V, W-X, Y-Z, 1, 2, 3.

Inventory BackUP Storage benefits:

Inventory BackUp Storage safely keeps your items inworld to access when needed. Individual containers are labeled to match your inventory folders, making it easy to drag and drop your items inside.

Data loss is a universal occurrence on all known systems.  Routinely backup your Second Life Inventory folder to avoid permanently losing your snapshots, animations, textures, clothes, scripts, creations and purchases. Inventory BackUp Storage by productPM provides an inexpensive procedure to better safeguard your inventory assets.

Placing a copy of your items inworld on a Second Life sim server is basically backing up your data on another hard drive. The recovery procedures in place at Second Life collocation server facilities are probably much better than any method you could maintain in your house.  Rezzing Inventory BackUp Storge on additional different sim locations will further increase your data security.

Removing items from your inventory folder will speed up the time it takes your inventory to load.

Genuine productPM technical support is included with this item.
Set up instructions:

Directions for setting up your Safe Start Prime are detailed in seven sections:

I)    Setting up Safe Start Prime

II)   Structural Security Usage

III)  Console Command Usage

IV) Teleport Operation

V)  Inventory BackUP Storage instructions


VII) hippoTELEPORT Advanced Configuration Instructions

Set up instructions:
I) Setting up Safe Start:

1. Rez Safe Start at the location where you intend to keep.  While you can later move your Safe Start Prime be careful to remember to move all of the component pieces (including the transparent, nearly invisible floors).  Your Safe Start Prime rezzes with these components:

-Outer protective shell

-Inner one-way view privacy encasing

-Transparent floor level one, Transparent floor level two

-Teleports on level one and level two

-Command console

-Five storage cabinets

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you move Safe Start Prime from its original rez position, you will need to reset the teleports.  Instructions for resetting the teleports are below.

2.  Before you enter Safe Start Prime for the first time, you should reset it so that the programming scripts establish you as the owner.  To reset,  type into chat “/99 Reset”.  A confirmation text will show on your screen.

3. On command, Safe Start Prime will allow the owner to enter. Type into chat “/99 Safe Start Prime open”.  A confirmation text will appear on your screen.  You will have 30 seconds to go through any of the walls to get inside.  You can enter from the sides or top.  Make sure to keep in mind that if you try to enter from the bottom, the transparent floor will block you.  An easy way to enter is to stand your avatar at the top of your Safe Start Prime.  Once you give the open pass phrase, your avatar will drop down onto the second floor.

4. When 30 seconds are over Safe Start Prime will become solid again.

5. Set your home position. From the top of your viewer screen > Select World > Select Set Home to here. (Please note, in order to set the home position, you will need to be the owner of the land parcel. -Or if you are on group owned land, you will need to have the group tag on, and the group owner will have previously had to configured the group settings to allow members to Set Home position).

6. Notice that the Storage cabinets and Command console are rezzed in place.  If you would like, you can now individually arrange these items to better suit furniture aesthetic tastes.  Also notice the teleport.

7. Congratulations with setting up your Safe Start Prime.

Set up instructions:

II)  Structural Security Usage

The intruder repulsion system works on rez, and requires no configuration.  When an intruder is ejected you received a message saying:  “Avatar-name was ejected by SafeStart protection system”.  The intruder is added to the land parcel ban list for 1 hour.

Note: Group access

If you would like others to access your Safe Start (that is, so they will not be considered an intruder for removal), set Safe Start to a group.  To allow members of a certain group to have access into your Safe Start, associate Safe Start to the group of your choice.  (The structural security system will work on land which you own.  For group owned land, you will need to deed the prim to the same group which the land is set to).  Please recall that only the owner has the ability to open and go through the walls into Safe Start.  Thus, you will need to give your guests a landmark so they can teleport inside.  Or you can manually command the access for each guest when you are inside.

Note: Group ease of use

Group access can be tricky (due to land settings, and group object/land ownership).  To simplify group usage, Safe Start rezzes with an added unattached transparent floor, which provides group members with a regular floor to stand on without being ejected.  If you reposition your Safe Start, remember to also move this 20×20 transparent floor piece.   (If your Safe Start is for individual use [without a group], you may prefer to remove the transparent floor section).

Note: Detailed explanation for use with guests:

Safe Start includes a transparent floor covering.  This transparent floor cover does not contain ejection scripts, so it safe for anyone to walk on.  If you move Safe Start after rezzing it, make sure to also move the transparent floor cover.  To see the transparent floor cover press [ ctrl ] + [ alt ] + [ t ].  You’ll need to see the transparent floors before you can select it to move.  To turn off transparent view again hold down these keys [ ctrl ] + [alt ] + [ t ].  If guests continue to be ejected while the transparent floor cover is in place, try raising the transparent floor cover a little higher until you notice it is sufficiently shielding the ejector floor.

Important Note:  If you are modifying your Safe Start Prime, do not unlink the outer protective shell (for that would dismantle the intruder repulsion system).

Set up instructions:

III)  Console Command Usage

Your Safe Start Prime includes a console with four buttons for controlling Invisible Mode, OpenView Mode, 3D Radar, and SL Grid Status.  The console buttons are intuitive and easy to use, with a LefClick.  Invisible Mode and 3D Radar function by click on/off.

Invisible Mode:

Invisible Mode effects the Safe Start Prime structures, the teleports, and the Inventory BackUP Storage containers.  By default the Console remains visible in order for you to locate the Invisible button to restore visibility.  An optional Invisible Receiver script is included.  If you know how to do a bit of advanced modification to objects, this Invisible Receiver script can be placed into the contents tab of any modifiable object.  By this method, additional items you place inside your Safe Start Prime will also be hidden when Invisible Mode is activated.  Should you choose, an Invisible Receiver script can also be placed in the Console (but you will need to remember the location).

Helpful Note:  Add a script

Here is how to add a script, such as the Invisible Receiver script, to an object.  This will only work on objects for which the object creator has allowed modification rights to the owner.  RightClick the object > Select Edit > Select the Contents tab > Drag the script from your inventory to object contents.

Tip: completely stealth

The teleports show hovertext by default.  These hippoTELEPORTs can be configured to not show hovertext.  Teleport configuration instructions are included below.

OpenView Mode:

OpenView Mode is a single click which lasts for 15 minutes.  From standing inside your Safe Start Prime activating OpenView appears to have removed all walls, however avatars looking at Safe Start Prime from the outside see patterned privacy screens squares obstructing their view of you inside.

Radar Command:

Pressing the Radar Command button on the Console will turn the 3D radar on/off.   The 3D Radar produces a small dots above the Console.  The avatar representative dots pulses light and displays the correlating avatar name. The radar range is about 90m.

SL Grid Status:

LeftClick the SL Grid Status button to confirm if there are any known problems currently reported.  A web browser for the official Second Life Grid Status Report page will open.  You will find the Linden network team reveals current SL technical problems and progress fix status there.

Set up instructions:

IV) Teleport Operation

Simply LeftClick for immediate automatic teleport to the next floor.

Set up instructions:

V)  Inventory BackUP Storage instructions

Five Inventory BackUp Storage cabinets are prepositioned when you rezzed Safe Start Prime.  You will see that these wood storage cabinets are arranged along two and a half of the four window walls.    Each cabinet rezzed as one linked item.  You will need to delink. Here is how to delink each storage cabinet: RightClick an Inventory BackUp Storage cabinet > select Tools at the top of your viewer screen > select delink.  Your Inventory BackUp Storage is ready to use.

Cabinet Hide Mode:
This owner only command will simultaneously affect all storage cabinets.  The storage containers will become hidden by the wooden cabinet.  Type into normal chat “/99 conceal” to hide; and type “/99 storage” to reappear.

Routinely drag items from your inventory sub folders to the matching containers within Inventory BackUp Storage. To prepare your Inventory BackUp Storage first select the container (for example notecards) > RightClick > Edit > Contents, then keep the Contents window open. Next, open your inventory folder > Open the matching sub folder (for example notecards) > LeftClick and hold the folder items and use your mouse to drag the items into your inventory BackUp Storage container.

Usage Tip:
When dragging items from your folder to a container, more than one item can be selected simultaneously.  From the inventory folder > Select an item via LeftClick > Scroll below the selected item > Next hold down the Shift key, and LeftClick to select another item within the same folder. This selection action will cause all the items in-between to also be selected. All of the selected items can then be dragged at once into the container.

Note 1:
While it is possible to select 500+ items to drag at once, processing that large of a quantity can momentarily cause a delayed response from the Second Life asset server; and it has been noticed to sometimes miss some of the items. So, rather than cause you to worry if each of your items were transferred properly, it is recommended not to select no more than 20 items at a time to drag and drop.

Note 2:
The One-touch content menu requires that each item inside the container have a name that is less than 24 characters.

Usage Tip 2:
It is ok to stuff thousands of items inside a single container of Inventory BackUp Storage.  The more items placed inside will require longer to load in the content window.  Under 100 items per container should allow a bearable response time.

Usage Tip 3:

Leave your storage cabinets open if you would like to allow others to drag & drop most types of inventory.  This is useful if you are storing/saving inventory between multiple avatars.  It is possible to drag items from your inventory directly onto a storage container.  This can spare you the few steps of opening up a container.  Hold down the [Ctrl] key while dragging an item from your inventory onto the storage container.  This function is easy for a standard mouse user; however can be a bit tricky for a notebook touchpad user.

Note 3:

Before placing scripts into the containers, make sure to turn each script off beforehand.

General thoughts on saving inventory in SL:

Any media you place software on is susceptible to loss. Inventory BackUp Storage is not a magic box to place precious non-copy items in and delude yourself into thinking the items are forever safe. This product is not an insurance policy or a guarantee.  The methods described here are safest known strategies to recover your inventory should it be lost elsewhere, hence the product name, Inventory BackUp Storage. Here are some principals to ensure recoverable inventory:

  • Buy copyable products
  • Routinely place copies of all your inventory inworld within Inventory BackUp Storage
  • Repeat this procedure with Inventory BackUp Storage on different sims at the same time

Note 4:
At the time of this writing there is not a Second Life name brand tool feature within the official client to enable a user to download their inventory to their home pc.  Should that general use free feature become available in the future, I would recommend that also as part of a diversified back up strategy (and consider such backing up to your home pc hard drive the same risk minimization as one Inventory BackUp Storage on one sim).


1) Question:
I cannot find Tools / Edit / etc…

These instructions are based on the official Second Life Viewer.  Often productPM documentation refers to accessing an object’s Contents menu.  Right-Click the item > select Edit (or Build if that is currently appearing) > then select the Contents tab.

2) Question:

I’ve had accounts on sl banned before, so let’s say i get banned, can another avatar still open en take my items later?

Answer:  Whether or not other avatars can LeftClick your Inventory BackUp Storage and have it provide that avatar with the selection of objects inside each container, depends on the transfer settings of each object you place within the containers. Within the general tab of an object, these settings are located at the bottom section labeled “Next owner can”.  How you have these object settings configured controls if your Inventory Backup Storage will give items out to other avatars that click it.

3) Question:

how can i please LINK again and take the whole storgage system so that i can replace it or place copies elsewhere including the contents?

Answer: To link objects, RightClick an object > Hold down the shift key while LeftClicking other objects > (once all the objects are selected –while continuing to hold down the shift key) Select Tools > Select Link.  To then take the linked item into your SL inventory, RightClick the object > Select Take.  To copy objects which are already inworld, Hold down Shift key + Hold down LeftClick while dragging it.  Or to get a new copy of your Inventory BackUp Storage (okCopy), drag it from your SL inventory window and rez inworld, just as you did the first time.

Safe Start Prime


hippoINVENTORY Designed and Developed by Andy Enfield, Hippo Technologies.  Licensed to productPM by Hippo Technologies.

productPM includes an Object Key Finder tool script for assistance with advanced hippoINVENTORY transfers.


Designed and Developed by Andy Enfield
Hippo Technologies


We all know how slow Second Life can be when it comes to managing inventory within prims. For example, perhaps you’re using hippoVEND, trying to remove items from a server prim with several hundred items in it — every time you delete one, Second Life takes 5 … 10 … 20 seconds to update the prim’s contents list. How do you solve this annoying problem? The answer: hippoINVENTORY, a powerful set of scripts that let you quickly manage large inventories using easy to understand commands. Using hippoINVENTORY you can …

* Quickly see just the items you want to in a prim’s inventory, using powerful filtering tools
* Include or exclude items from a search by name or inventory type
* Choose whether to see extra information, such as object keys or permissions
* Give items to yourself, friends, or other objects … either singularly, or in folders
* Delete selected items — with a confirmatory dialog menu to avoid accidents
* Allow chosen friends (or a group) to manage inventory
* Load selected items in a hippoGROUPS, hippoVEND, or hippoRENT server, without reloading the entire inventory list
* All of this at speeds much, much faster than is possible using Second Life’s built in tools!

These are just a few of the many dozens of powerful commands. Using hippoINVENTORY you could, for example, …

* List every texture containing the word “tree” in a prim
* Copy everything that isn’t a script and isn’t called “chair” to another prim’s inventory
* Give a copy of every texture to a friend called John Smith, helpfully organised in a folder called “Textures for John”
* Upload details of just notecards with “info’ in their names to your hippoVEND inventory list online

Anyway, enough of the feature list and on with the instructions!

Installing hippoINVENTORY

In your hippoINVENTORY folder, given when you unpacked the product carton, you will find three scripts. These need to be added to the inventory (contents) of any prim whose inventory you want to manage. To do this …

(i) Right-click the prim and choose “Edit”.

(ii) If only the mini-build window appears, click “More>>>”.

(iii) Click on the “Contents” tab.

(iv) Now drag the “.inventoryManager”, “.inventoryManager_Support” and “.inventoryManager_Giver” scripts to the “Contents” list. The first two scripts will, as you add them, report readiness.

Job done. You can now close the build window and you’re ready to begin.

Using hippoINVENTORY

To use hippoINVENTORY, you issue commands via chat on the channel it is listening on (by default, channel 9, although you can change this, see below). When you first install its scripts, or rez an object with them in, hippoINVENTORY will listen for a couple of minutes before stopping listening (to save lag). To start it listening again, simply touch its prim. You can then type commands like this in chat …

/9 list

That command will list all the inventory in the prim (note: the hippoINVENTORY scripts themselves will *not* be included in the list reported).

You can now read about each command you can issue below.


> LIST (or abbreviate to just L)

The LIST command lists the contents of the prim’s inventory:

/9 list

You can also only show inventory with a particular piece of text in its name; e.g.

/9 list “brown”


Useful Tip

– Ensure you surround your search text with quotemarks (“”) or it won’t be recognised.


You can also search for multiple criteria; so, for example …

/9 list “green” “apple”

… would find anything called “green” and “apple”.


Power User Tip

Use the | symbol between search terms to find items containing one term or the other (or both); e.g.

/9 list “green” | “apple”

… would find “green hairbrush” and “apple shampoo”


To look for an exact match, not merely where the inventory name contains the text, put an = sign before the first quotemark; eg.

/9 list =”My First Chair”

Or you can negate your search. E.g. to find everything without “green” in the name, put a minus sign before the first quotemark; e.g.

/9 list -“green”

Or to find every item that does not match something exactly:

/9 list -=”My Little Kitten”


Power User Tip

You can combine these search methods very powerfully. So for example:

/9 list “green” | -=”Apple Tree”

… would find anything with green in its name or which is not called “Apple Tree” exactly.
Whilst …

/9 list -“blue” -“red” | “rabbit”

Would not find “blue paint”, “red box” but would find “Rabbit Impersonator”

By carefully combining search terms you can find exactly the items you’re looking for and nothing else!


You can also look for particular inventory types; e.g. to find textures:

/9 list textures

Or to find objects and scripts …

/9 list objects, scripts

hippoINVENTORY understands these inventory types (each also has a two letter abbreviation to make typing quicker if you wish)

* animation (or an)
* bodypart (or bo)
* clothes (or cl)
* gesture (or ge)
* landmark (or lm)
* notecard (or nc)
* object (or ob)
* sound (or so)
* script (or scr)
* texture (or te) — will also find snapshots

You can also use negation, so to look for everything that is neither an object or a texture:

/9 list -texture, object

(Note, the – sign can only come at the start of a list of types, e.g. you can’t do this: /9 list texture,-notecard)

And you can combine searching by name with searching by inventory type. Here are some examples:

/9 list “green” textures

… to find every texture with “green” in its name.


Useful Tip

– If combining search by name and search by type, the name criteria must come first; e.g.

/9 list “green” textures … is right

/9 list textures “green” is wrong


And you can negate both criteria too; e.g.

/9 list -“blue” -object

… to find any object that is not called blue and is not an object.

You can also include modifiers in your command to further refine the command. For example:

-k    Tells hippoINVENTORY to include the inventory item”s key in the output

e.g. /9 list “green” -k

(Note: depending on the permissions you have for an object, Second Life may not be willing to release its key to the script).

-c    Tells hippoINVENTORY to include the creator’s key in the output

e.g. /9 list scripts -c

(Note: depending on the permissions you have for an object, Second Life may not be willing to release its creator key to the script).

-p    Includes details of the item’s permissions in the output

e.g. /9 list textures -p

For each item will report your permissions and the permissions any next owner will have; the output will use the letters C(opy), M(odify) and T(ransfer) — an uppercase letter (C, M or T) signifies the object has that permission; a lowercase letter (c, m, or t) that it does not. So for example:


Elm {Owner: CMT | Next: cmT}
– Current owner can copy, modify, transfer. Next owner can transfer only.


-t    Includes details of the item’s inventory type (e.g. notecard, texture, object) in the output

e.g. /9 list -t

-r    Tells hippoINVENTORY to output the list in reverse alphabetical order

e.g. /9 list sound,notecard -r

-s    Prints a “spacer” line after the output (useful if your screen/chat history is getting cluttered)

e.g. /9 list -s

-a     instructs hippoINVENTORY to set any scripts found in the list to active (running)

e.g. /9 list scripts -a

-i    set any scripts found to inactive (not running)

e.g. /9 list scripts -i

These modifiers can be combined. So, for example to list every texture in reverse order, include its key and print a spacer line after it, you could use /9 list textures -r -k -s.


Useful Tip

– Do make sure you have a space between a tag and anything before it; e.g.

/9 list textures -p -r … is right

/9 list textures-p-r is wrong


Finally, you can also limit a list length by including a number in your command. So, for example:

/9 list textures 3

… will output details of the first 3 textures, then stop, no matter how many the prim contains


> GIVE (or abbreviate to just G)

The format for this command is nearly identical to list, above, but on the end of the command you must specify to whom the items found are to be given; e.g.

/9 give textures to Pathfinder Linden

… to give this particular Linden all the textures in the prim. You’ll be asked for final confirmation before the items are actually given:

Remember that trying to give items for which you don’t have transfer permissions to another person will cause an error!


Useful Tip

– You can specify just part of a person’s name; e.g. /9 give textures to Pathfinder


Useful Tip

– If specifying an avatar as a recipient, they must be within 96m of the prim, so they
can be detected and their Second Life key obtained.


You can also specify the recipient by their Second Life key; e.g.

/9 give sounds to 0e9fd382-7f9b-45a4-8cb8-4228867b04bc

Again, you’ll be asked to confirm what you’re doing before any items are given.


Useful Tips

– This means, of course, you can give items to another Second Life object provided you
know its key

– If giving items to a person by key, they can be anywhere in Second Life; if giving them
to an object, it must be within the same sim, or Second Life will report an error!


Finally, it is possible to give items in a folder. Use e.g.

/9 give sounds to Bill Wobblepike as Useful Folder of Notecards

… to give Bill a folder called “Useful Folder of Notecards” full of your textures. The confirmatory dialogue will enable you to double check you’re happy with the folder name …

Remember that if you give a folder to another object, the items will be transferred but not within a folder (since prim inventory’s can’t contain sub-folders).


> DELETE (or abbreviate to just D)

Delete also takes the same format as the list command above, only after listing the items found hippoINVENTORY will ask whether you wish to delete them.

Be careful! Answer “Yes” and they’ll be deleted from the prim — not returned to your Lost & Found folder. If you use this on no-copy items, you’ll lose them forever. Be careful!


/9 delete “brown” textures

… to delete any textures with ”brown” in their names (it’s such an unfashionable colour!)


> LOAD (or abbreviate to just LO)

Also takes the same format as the list command above, but if hippoINVENTORY is running in the very latest hippoVEND, hippoGROUPS or hippoRENT (Web Enabled) server, the inventory items found will then have their details uploaded to the website list. This is a useful way of quickly loading just selected inventory when you’ve changed something, rather than everything.

e.g. /9 load notecards

… to upload any notecard details to your hippoVEND, hippoGROUPS or hippoRENT account (depending what server type you’ve got this copy of hippoINVENTORY inserted into!) You’ll be asked for confirmation before the load takes place.

Please note: if using this with a hippoVEND server, don’t load limited edition items (or their masters) this way -> it will confuse the count of how many of each item you have available. For limited edition items you’re selling, use the server’s regular “Load Inv” menu button.


Useful Tip

– Need the latest version of the server for a product? Just visit the main Hippo Technologies Store,
head upstairs to Customer Services, use any one of the four updater machines (choose your product using the arrows, hit the big, red ‘Get Update’ button).



hippoINVENTORY remembers the last 10 commands typed and can recall them. To view the command history list, type e.g.

/9 history

(or simply /9 h for speed)

And once you’ve seen a command you want to repeat, just use /9 history <item number>), e.g.

/9 history 2

… to do the second item on the list again.



Finally, there are a series of simple commands that do a variety of useful things …

> CHANNEL <number>

e.g./9 channel 12

Changes the channel that hippoINVENTORY listens on (in the example above, you’d then prefix every command with /12 rather than /9 after issuing this).


Useful Tip

– When you touch the prim that the hippoINVENTORY scripts reside in, they’ll remind you
the channel to use to enter commands on.


> MANAGERS <list of names>

e.g. /9 managers Fred Flintstone, Norman Wisdom, Hugo First

Provide a list of other people who can manage hippoINVENTORY (e.g. to whom it will listen when touched). If you include ‘Group’ as one of the names (e.g. /9 managers Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Group) then anybody with the same group tag active as the group the prim is set to will be able to use your hippoINVENTORY scripts.


Useful Tips

– Managers have access to all the hippoINVENTORY functions, including the ability to
delete inventory; so only grant these rights to people you trust!

– To remove all managers, just leave off any names; e.g. /9 managers

– To save typing, you can abbreviate this command; e.g. /9 man Kerr Avon, Vila Restal



e.g. /9 key

Asks hippoINVENTORY to tell you the key of the prim it is in. Useful if you want to give inventory between prims using the GIVE command described above.


e.g. /9 allow

Opens up the prim to allow anybody to add inventory by CTRL-dragging items to it. (Once an addition has been received, the prim will become “closed” to inventory again).


e.g. /9 kill hippoinventory

– Removes the hippoINVENTORY scripts from the prim (useful if you’re wanting to update to the latest version, perhaps). Only the owner (so not any managers) can issue this command; you’ll be asked to confirm the action before the scripts are removed.



If you have multiple hippoINVENTORY scripts in different prims listening on the same channel, you might want to direct a command to just a particular prim. To do this, start your command with part of the prim name enclosed in []. So, for example, to tell your filing cabinet to list its contents …

/9 [filing] list

… or your wardrobe to tell you what you could wear tonight …

/9 [wardr] list clothes

You get the idea!


Hippo Technologies
Version 1.0

Advanced Configuration Instructions:


Free Point-2-Point Teleporter Designed and Developed by Andy Enfield © Hippo Technologies. Licensed to productPM by Hippo Technologies.

Your Safe Start Prime will usually rez the teleports in place ready to work. If you reposition your Safe Start Prime the coordinates within the teleports will need to be reset manually. Follow the Advanced Teleport Instructions below, then select the Reset option on each teleport.

Alternatively, it may be easier for you to simply rez a new Safe Start Prime at the new location.  This way the teleports should rez in place with the correct coordinates.


Advanced Teleport Features:

productPM has preconfigured the Point-2-Point Teleporter for easy one click touch and go use within Safe Start Prime.  Hippo Technologies provides further modification instructions detailed later.

In order to access the modification dropdown menu follow these steps:

  1. RightClick the teleport
  2. Select Edit
  3. Select the General tab
  4. Locate the option “When Left-Clicked”
  5. Open the dropdown menu and select “Touch/grab(default)”.
  6. Close the Edit window.
  7. LeftClick teleport for dropdown configuration menu by Hippo Technologies. Advanced teleport feature instructions below.

Support for these teleports included within Safe Start Prime is provided by productPM.

Note 2: Support for the teleport system is limited to the default setting (original out of the box state). Advanced teleport feature modification support is not available by productPM.

Note 3:
Kindly direct support questions to regarding the Hippo Technology teleporter used with Architecture.

Free Point-2-Point Teleporter
Designed and Developed by Andy Enfield
Hippo Technologies

This simple, free teleport system allows you to connect together pairs of teleport pads anywhere in the same sim. Using it is simplicity itself:

(1) Rez a teleport pad at the first location. Right click, choose ‘Edit’ (then More>>> if only the mini-build window opens). In the “Contents” tab enter a number in the ‘Description’ field. This is the channel that your pad will communicate on. If you want more than one pair of pads in your sim, each pair needs to have a different channel. You may also want to change the *name* of the teleport pad, too, to make it more meaningful. Close the build dialog box when you’re done.

(2) Rez a second teleport pad at the second location and, just as in (1), edit it’s description and put the same channel number. The pad should automatically connect to the other one. You may now right-click it and choose teleport.

** IMPORTANT NOTES >> Teleports only work between pads no more than 300m apart. If your pads are further apart than this, then instead of right-clicking, a user can left-click the pad to get the other pad’s location shown in the map window. (As the owner, you’d left-click then choose ‘Map’.

** TIP >> After renaming a pad or changing its channel, click it and choose “Reset” to ensure it’s details are transmitted to the pad it is paired with. (Details are automatically sent if you move it or re-rez it).


As the owner, you will get a menu if you left-click a teleport pad. These are the options …

RESET -> Reset the pad and re-establish communications with any pad it’s paired with

HELP -> Get a copy of this notecard

SLurl -> Chat an SLurl web address of the paired teleport pad (you can click on this in chat history)

HOVERTEXT -> open a sub-menu allowing you to turn hovertext on or off (and adjust the colour if you wish). You’ll also be able to decide whether a pad’s hovertext shows the location name or coordinates in the hovertext.

That’s all there is to it. We hope you enjoy using your free teleport pad. Do take the opportunity to visit the Hippo Technologies Store …

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