Hax Nuit now free to all!


i read Guy Kawasaki’s book APE which is about book self-publication. it’s an excellent and easy read. it has loads of real examples on how to do it all. if you’ve ever thought of writing a book, i highly recommend APE

apart from teaching me more about publishing, it changed my perspective on my OpenSim work

how so?

i’m glad you asked. Guy gives an example of an author who published a book and sold less than 26 copies in the first two months. he then set the eBook version free for two days and had 2,500 copies downloaded. free! he didn’t make a penny from those 2,500 copies BUT he was listed all over the web and now sells thousands of copies a month!

giving it away for free led to more abundance than he had before

it’s easy to hold your work tight and, while i don’t sell anything in OpenSim, my work has value to me. however if i keep it to myself, especially now that it’s offline, i’m the only one that thinks it has any value (or that my skillz have any worth)

Hax Nuit isn’t a building masterpiece by any stretch, but it is an example of modular building and what can be created in less than two weeks. the building textures are simple and just white with shadowing – that allowed for only one texture to be used for all of the outside walls and simply tinting those walls allowed for different coloured buildings

i’ve written posts chronicling my thoughts on the modular building approach and the city actually only took a few hours to erect (to what?!?) o_O

anyway, the main gist of the build and my thoughts about it’s use are in the perpetual link on the side bar (here)

but now Hax Nuit is free to anyone as an OAR! w00t! =D

i’d love to see it get used by an RP group and see it get all modded (totally a CC license – build, adapt, mod, blow up, fold, spindle, and/or mutilate)

i don’t expect any one to host it free like InWorldz is with the freebie store (thanks Tranq!) because it’s a wee bit large at 37,488 prims! o_O

but maybe you’ll like it (and find all the hidden loot – Wow Loot! or w00t!) =)

or maybe you can stress test your 16 region SoaS with it – 16 times Hax Nuit is 599,808 prims! o_O

get Hax Nuit free today!


four modules laid out as building guides


modules being duplicated as a test


planning the underground labyrinth and the access points (green balls)


lost temple maze leading to a golden trumpet


laying out a two story maze on the street level using balls to mark entrances and ladders – these mazes were generated with an online maze program


stairwells were also modular and placed first – the floating floors are ready for shift duplicating


once built, each building was edited in place, removing doors, placing trash, adding some lights, making holes in floors, blocking hallways, and adding loot! like the golden temple cat hidden in a fridge

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written by Ener Hax

February 13th, 2014 at 8:08 am

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  1. Well, there’s a possible educational use with NPC where
    “their behaviour forms the basis of various epidemiological puzzles”
    and “having a build like HN to work from helps get past the “blank page” block”

    Thanks from all of us I think.

    Keith Selmes

    13 Feb 14 at 10:50 am

  2. that’s a brilliant idea! and perfect for high school biology (heck, for college public health courses!)

    thanks on the link – so what s this -publish flag?

    wei4rd about the buildings because this was initially all built on SoaS so clearly exporting it from Kitely did something to it

    let me know if there is something i can do to fix the OAR – thanks!

    Ener Hax

    13 Feb 14 at 1:35 pm

  3. Hi Ener,

    OAR files exported from Kitely include creator and owner information. You can import such an OAR file into SOAS then export it to OAR again using the –publish option to remove the owner information. Importing that OAR file that doesn’t have the owner information will make the uploading avatar the owner of the objects included in that OAR file.

    Please note that this uses OpenSim admin privileges to reassign content ownership. People should remember that while technically possible this doesn’t make copying unlicensed content any more legal. In other words, only use this for content which you either created yourself or are fully licensed to use on other grids with other avatars.

    On a related note, please see:

    Ilan Tochner

    13 Feb 14 at 3:56 pm

  4. Thank you for making the OAR available, Ener. It is a classic storybuild.


    13 Feb 14 at 10:52 pm

  5. great points Ilan – SoaS does make it easy to “take” content.

    hooray Dot! i know you and your groiup are very active and maybe this gives you a fun excursion, the list of hidden objects is listed in that post and seen in this picture:

    have fun!

    Ener Hax

    14 Feb 14 at 7:40 am

  6. […] Hax Nuit now free to all!  […]

  7. […] "…’s easy to hold your work tight and, while i don’t sell anything in OpenSim, my work has value to me. however if i keep it to myself, especially now that it’s offline, i’m the only one that thinks it has any value (or that my skillz have any worth….."  […]

  8. Hi Ener
    Thanks for letting your oar go.
    I think I can find a good use for it and go mod crazy with it too,
    but I bet my to young children will love this on their Standalone with load of things for them to explore.
    Thank you very much

    Mike Hart

    14 Feb 14 at 9:26 am

  9. excellent Mike! The street level mazes are really hard to do in mouselook (for me anyway!)

    the mazes:

    setting your camera:

    finding the loot should take a good amount of time too

    thanks for letting me know, kids using OpenSim float my boat! =)

    Ener Hax

    14 Feb 14 at 1:51 pm

  10. Hi Ener – Thought I already had this oar but then see I don’t, so came back to DL it but – the download link seems broken… just lands me on a page of garbage text and no oar…
    Thanks for releasing it, curious to try my virtual hand at it!


    18 Nov 14 at 5:29 am

  11. good call Cider, right-click and save as – it’s the actual OAR unzipped online, so your browser tries to open it

    Ener Hax

    15 Dec 14 at 8:49 am

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