i keep saying that i’m not very techie and people keep saying that i am. i am only techie enough to do what i want to do and no more. yes, i did build my own PC but using PCPartPicker.com ensured i would not have mismatched parts – which means all i did was follow some simple instructions and plug things together – not really very techie
same is true for Sim-on-a-Stick and here is proof – i am regularly asked if it is possible to change Simona Stick’s name and up until now, my answer was “i dunno, maybe in the MySQL tables?”. i have never explored what you can do with Diva Canto’s wifi admin panel . . .
i can understand wanting to change the name and i think of Kate Booth’s class and wonder how many boys have run around as Simona! =D
i figure it’s good for them, after all, how many times do girls have to run around as male characters in a game (Mario Brothers!!!)
thanks to a new blog contributor named Gench who outlined how to easily it is to change Simona’s name (i mean uber EZ) and then the subsequent testing by Shemira, i was brave enough to try it myself!
and it worked!!! =)
here are the steps outlined by Gench followed by screenshots – it only took a minute to do and i did this on a clean install of SoaS. i changed Simona Stick to Ener Hax and then fired up the viewer and the avatar was Ener, anything i built was Ener’s, and the region and estate were also Ener’s! =)
i believe that if you do this on an existing SoaS with stuff built that everything will be updated with the new name (what? me explore anything outside my immediate goals? pfft!) =p
- Start up MoWeS and OpenSim as normal.
- Once it’s running, open a web browser and go to http://127.0.0.1:9100/wifi
- On the Wifi login page, type “wifi” for firstname, “admin” for lastname, and “secret” for password (no quotation marks)
- Once you’re in, click on Manage Users in the main menu on the right.
- In the blank under Retrieve users on the left, type a space and click Search.
- On the list of accounts that comes up, click edit in Simona Stick’s row.
- Type what you want for First Name and Last Name, and click the Update button.
- That’s all there is to it. Fire up your viewer and log in with your new name (you may want to clear your viewer’s cache, since otherwise stuff may still show Simona’s name on it, but that’s just the viewer).
about 17,000 downloads of SoaS and it looks like Simona Stick’s virtual world domination may be coming to an end! kinda of funny to think that the most popular avatar name in the world is Simona Stick!
thanks Gench! this was easy and will be useful for many people! and thanks Shemira for the encouragement! =)