Patch Linden Gives Update On Linden Home Themes 7, 8 and 9


Today Patch Linden posted a further update on the new Linden Home themes upcoming on the Second Life Forums. Read more here.

Firstly he points out there are 4 floor plans to the new Stilt home theme. There will be two placement options on the home selection page soon. Patch says don’t abandon your homes. 

Here is the schedule for the upcoming new Linden Home themes 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Theme 6

  • Theme 6 officially announced on 23rd June – Stilt homes
  • The Stilt homes are basically done and ready for deployment
  • The lab don’t have have the region capacity to release them right now. The lab are aiming at after the AWS project completes when region capacity becomes available to us sometime later this year

Theme 7

  • Theme 7 is nearly content complete
  • Not set up for deployment yet .

Theme 8

  • Getting ready to enter production

Theme 9

  • Getting ready to enter production

Here is the full update posted by Patch Linden…

As has been mentioned, do not abandon your homes.   A quick clarification on styles and such.  There are 4 floor plans to the Stilt Home theme.  There will be two placement options offered on the home selection page of the site.  One of the selections will find the house placed where there are stairs are anchored to land, so those houses will be either the over land or maybe partially over the water for home placement.  The other option offered will be for a home fully over water (no entry stairs).   This is how you’ll be able to choose witch type of placement you could select.

In general, the Stilt Homes while they are basically done and ready for deployment, we unfortunately do not have the region capacity to release them right now.  We are aiming at after the AWS project completes when region capacity becomes available to us sometime later this year.  In the mean time, we’re already working on the next 3 themes after it.  Theme 7 is nearly content complete, but not set-up for deployment yet.   Then the following themes (8 and 9) are getting ready to enter content production.

Loads of new Linden Home themes to look forward to now. Hopefully by the end of the year themes 6, 7 and possibly 8 may be released. 

Second Life Mobile Companion App – June 2020 Update


On Monday 22nd June 2020 Ebbe Altberg CEO of Linden Lab talked about future plans for the Second Life Mobile Companion app for iOS and Android devices. The lab are currently focused on the communications side of the app (IMs, Abuse Reporting support & Friends list) and the world view etc. The lab are trying to figure out the right time to enable the 3D viewer aspect of it into mobile.

The lab have made incremental improvements to the viewer UI like streaming into SL through the Chrome Embedded Framework. There is still more work still to be completed.

Ebbe hopes to see a beta version of the new Second Life Mobile Companion app released pretty soon. The best estimates for this is before the end of 2020 around time when the Uplift project should be finished. In general terms this means moving all of SL to the Amazon Web Services cloud. Then the focus will go on a cloud streaming option for the Second Life Mobile Companion app.

Personally I would love to test the Android version of it but if not i’ll wait until the public release happens. I really hope this new app will be successful in the long term and for the lab continue to develop it for years to come.

I will post more updates on my blog when more details become public.

New Photos Of The New Stilt Homes


The bunny explores the new Stilt homes area at SL17B

It’s just gone past midnight in Second Life on Wednesday 24th June 2020 and here are some new photos of the new Stilt homes in the SL17B Enchant region. There are different styles of homes here from the Havana, the Lauderdale, the Santiago and the Tortuga. Each offering something new and interesting. Come and check them out today.

The first initial feedback has been been rather mixed so far but the overall feeling seems to be positive at the moment. The LH Demo region is now open to the public to view these new homes and the region will remain open until SL17B ends in early July 2020. It’s best to visit SL17B during non-peak times for the best viewing experience.

These new Linden homes won’t be released until late 2020. There will be around 4, 000 to 5, 000 new Linden Homes which is subject to change. It’s believed the SSP pink regions area (closed to the public) is where the new developments are taking place.

Check out my new snapshots of the new homes below.

What do you think of the new Stilt homes ?

New STILT Linden Homes


Over 70 avatars try to move across

After Patch Linden live session finished at SL17B the LH Demo region at the SL17B officially opened to everyone. Patch announced the new Linden Home theme #6 – Stilt homes.

These new homes will come in three styles (over land, over water and mixed) all on stilts (1024m²). This is theme based on Floridian low lying areas (hurricane-prone) areas. To get a better sense of this new theme Google Florida stilt homes.

Patch said you can have boats etc connected with these new homes. There might be the ability to park cars underneath houses.

Trying to rez the new theme

These newest Linden Homes are not launching today as they are being worked on in the background. Another theme is almost ready with another two more themes coming later this year or sometime in 2021. There could be a double theme home release in the winter.

The lab can’t proceed with releasing new stilt regions next to the Bellisseria continent until the UPLift move to the cloud project due to be completed before the end of 2020.