STRAY CATS HELPFUL TIPS AND HINTS


HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS AND TRICKS , ESPECIALLY FOR NEWCOMERS… (And welcome by the way :)


1. IF YOU HAVE CATS OR SHELLS ON VERSION 1.41 - 1.43, YOU NEED TO UPDATE TO OUR CURRENT VERSION 1.44

     THE UPDATER IS LOCATED AT THE STRAY CATS HQ's.  It’s Free.

     a.  WHEN YOU UPDATE YOUR LIVE CATS, PLEASE TURN THE MOVEMENT OFF AND DO NOT REMOVE THE CATS UNTIL THE UPDATER HAS COMPLETED.   You might find that the Updater seems to have stalled.  If you watched and all the kittens were replaced with the new version 1.44, then it is safe to pick up the Updater anyway.  It is finished.  It could be just lag.

     b.  WHEN YOU UPDATE SHELLS OR CATS PLEASE PUT ONLY 30 AT A TIME MAX in the Updater range.

IN LOCAL CHAT, THE UPDATER PRINTS OUT THE IDS OF THE CATS IT’S REPLACING WITH NEW VERSIONS (for your reference).

     c.  AFTER YOUR UPDATES REMEMBER TO RESET YOUR LIVE CATS SETTINGS .....RANGE....MATING.....ANIMATIONS, ANYTHING  YOU HAVE SET YOUR CATS TO.  These settings are forgotten and reset to defaults.

NOTE:  Live Cats will come out of the Updater little (kitten-size).  This is normal.  They will pop back to normal size within an hour.  Regardless of size, they will function as normal.  So if pregnant, it will continue as normal, for example.


2.   This one is really important !    

IF SOMEONE GIVES YOU A KITTY (Say thank you of course :)  BUT !!!!!!!!  MAKE SURE THEY HAVE REZZED OUT THE CAT ONCE, SO THAT IT IS IN THEIR NAME SO OWNERSHIP PASSES CORRECTLY.    An Example:   IF A FRIEND BUYS A ZODIAC CAT, BUT NEVER REZZES IT OUT, AND JUST PASSES IT TO YOU - THERE WILL BE AN ERROR.   BECAUSE THAT KITTY NEVER GOT UPDATED WITH THE INFORMATION OF ITS OWNER IN THE SERVER.    IT’S KIND OF LOST IN LA-LA LAND.  IF THAT HAPPENS, PLEASE CONTACT Nicolyti Resident (General Manager) inworld - we’ll need to hunt this one down in the server.


3.   YOU MIGHT FIND THAT YOUR CATS DESIRE IS READY BUT THEY DON'T MATE, FIRST MAKE SURE THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME VERSION (CURRENT VERSION 1.44).        MAKE SURE THE MATING SETTING IS WHERE YOU WANT IT. SUCH AS MATING WITH  ANOTHER OR NOT ......... STILL NOT WORKING ?    TRY RE-REZZING YOUR CATS, , AND IF THIS STILL DOES  NOT WORK THEN TURN THE ANIMATIONS  AND MOVEMENT  ON SO THEY CAN RUN TO EACH OTHER.   WE OFTEN FIND THIS DOES THE JOB.

HEARTS WILL BLOOM INTO THE AIR AFTER MATING, AND THE FEMALE WILL NOW HAVE LIGHT PINK TEXT, WITH A BOTTOM COUNTDOWN LINE - 72 HRS FOR A NORMAL PREGNANCY, OR, IF THERE ARE Les (Limited Editions currently running) THEN 120 MINUTES  WILL SHOW IF YOU ARE HAVING AN LE.


4.   IF YOUR CATS ARE NOT EATING AND THEIR TEXT HAS CHANGED TO RED,  MAKE SURE THEY HAVE BEEN UPDATED AND ALSO INCREASE THEIR RANGE  … ANYWHERE 20-50(But the larger you set it, it does create more lag), ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE YOUR CATS SET TO A SMALL RANGE.  WITH A LARGE RANGE SET, WE RECOMMEND ‘MOVEMENT OFF’ (otherwise they will stray too far).  ALSO ALWAYS HAVE THE  ANIMATIONS  TURNED ON.   IF THEY STILL ARE NOT EATING, HERE ARE THINGS TO TRY:

     a.  PICK UP AND RE-REZ YOUR FOOD/MILKS BOWLS

     b.  PICK UP AND RE-REZ YOUR CAT(S) THAT ARE RED

     c.  WEAR YOUR CAT HUD, AND USE THE ‘TP HOME’ TO CALL YOUR CATS TO THEIR HOME POSITIONS.  THIS KIND OF ‘WAKES THEM UP” BY FORCING THEM TO RECONNECT TO THE SERVER.  If your non-eating cats do not respond to the HUD, please pick up and re-rez the cat(s).


5.   IF YOU BUY ATTACHMENTS FOR YOUR CATS, THEY WILL GO INTO YOUR SERVER ACCOUNT WITH US.   YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING INWORLD.    ADD YOUR CAT HUD TO YOURSELF,  CLICK WEB TOOLS AND OPEN THAT PAGE.

ONCE THERE  GO TO "CAT INFO"  TAB AND FIND THE CAT YOU WANT TO ADD THE ATTACHMENT TO.   CLICK ON THE GREEN BOX  "ATTACH" .   IT WILL THEN TAKE YOU TO ANOTHER PAGE AND YOU WILL HAVE A DROP DOWN BOX.   SCROLL DOWN AND  CLICK  ON THE ITEM YOU WANT FOR YOUR CAT TO WEAR AND CLICK "ADD". THE PAGE WILL CLOSE.   THEN GO TO YOUR CAT INWORLD,  AND TURN MOVEMENT OFF AND TAKE UP AND RE-REZ THE CAT, THEN OPEN THE MENU ON YOUR CAT AND GO TO SETTINGS, CLICK ON THE ACCESSORY BUTTONS, ACC. 1 AND ACC.2  …  WE FIND THAT IF WE CLICK BOTH ON AND THEN OFF THE ACCESSORY GOES ON.


IF YOU STILL  GET NOTHING TRY RE-REZZING AGAIN AND FOLLOW THE STEPS AGAIN. EVERYTHING WE’VE TRIED HAS SHOWN UP, BUT  IF YOU STILL  CAN NOT GET THEM ON, SOMETIMES A QUICK CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP WILL REFRESH THE SERVER INFORMATION FOR THAT CAT.   YOU CAN PASS TO A FRIEND OR ALT, REZ OUT THE CAT AND TURN ON THE ACCESSORIES.

IF STILL NOT WORKING, PLEASE MAKE A NOTECARD WITH THE INFORMATION AND PASS IT TO  Nicolyti Resident (Nic)  -  SHE WILL GET IT TAKEN CARE OF FOR YOU.

       

6.     IF YOU ARE AT ANOTHER SIM, AND NEED TO REZ YOUR CAT WEAR THE TAG IF NEEDED  OTHERWISE YOUR CAT MIGHT GO POOF AND IF IT DOES JUST RELOG AND LOOK IN INVENTORY OBJECTS OR LOST AND FOUND. MOST LIKELY YOUR CAT WILL BE THERE.   If it isn’t, contact Nicolyti Resident inworld - she will pull your cat from the server for you.

                  

 7.    IF YOU WANT TO CARRY YOUR CAT OR HAVE YOUR CATS WALK WITH YOU, TAKE YOUR CAT INTO YOUR INVENTORY AND WHILE THERE CLICK ON  YOUR CAT AND CLICK "ATTACH TO" AND THEN CENTER. AFTER THAT YOU CAN CLICK ON THE CAT, EDIT AND MOVE YOUR CAT WHERE YOU WANT  THEM. IF YOU HAVE THEM WALKING WITH YOU YOU CAN LEAVE THE ANIMATIONS ON.   UNLESS THEY ARE PURRMANENT PETS, THEY WILL NEED FOOD AND MILK.  SO DON’T KEEP THEM OUT INDEFINITELY AWAY FROM THEIR FOOD BOWLS  :)  

   

 8.   IF YOU HAVE CATS THAT ARE SICK THEIR TEXT WILL BE BLACK , THERE IS A QUICK FIX FOR THAT.

YOU WILL NEED TO GET THE HEALTH PACK AT THE CAT- HQ.   THE KIT GOES ONTO THE SERVER, IN YOUR ACCOUNT.

NOT IN INVENTORY.

ADD THE CAT HUD TO YOURSELF, CLICK WEBTOOLS AND GO TO PAGE.

THIS IS YOUR DASHBOARD.

CLICK THE ‘CATS INFO’ TAB (your live cats are shown here)

LOCATE THE CAT THAT NEEDS HEALING.   THERE WILL BE A RED ‘HEAL’ BUTTON NEXT TO THEM.

CLICK THE ‘HEAL’ BUTTON.   SAY ‘YES’ TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF THE HEALTH KIT.

DONE!

IN-WORLD, PICK UP AND RE-REZ THAT CAT.

IT WILL BE HEALED AND FINE :)

          

WE HOPE THESE TIPS WILL HELP , IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED HERE PLEASE ASK FOR ONE OF OUR GREAT CSR's,  IF ONE IS NOT AVAILABLE, PEOPLE IN THE GROUP ARE ALWAYS VERY HELPFUL.

            

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF STRAY CATS :)