Although Lindens are hard at work fixing inventory loss as they report on their blog, you just can’t be safe enough? That’s what the people from SecondInventory.com must have thought.
For L$ 10 000 or 29 Euro’s they offer you ‘not having to worry about sudden disappearing of scripts, notecards, skins, textures, snapshots and clothes ever again‘.
They do list some interesting ’scenario’s of use’ for this inventory backup tool:
- LOCAL/TEAM/OFFLINE WORK
Have a permanent reproduction of all your creations on your HD and share them with your team, editing them offline.
- RE-CREATE LOST ITEMS
You lost an important and complexed object (jewel for example) you can recreate all the primset even if you have a No mod/No Copy/No Trasfer example of that item (you need to be the creator).
The offline sharing and saving your own creations scenario looks great. No more company avatars or backup alts needed except… for stuff that you did not create. As for the second scenario, it’s bullshit? If I created it, I can easily get a copy to an alt for safety reasons. This program might safe you some effort, but that’s about it. Because if you loose something you’ve purchased that is no copy - look at the fineprints - you just can’t get it back. You need to be the creator of the lost item. That sucks.
It allows you to have a local backup of the items you create on sl, avoiding the risk to loose them. This means that you can (if you have the proper permissions) save permanently Scripts, Notecard, Textures, Clothes, Skins, Objects (prim and primset).
And this one is a funny one too:
Full Explanation of the built-in Copyright System: We are writing a whole document to satisfy all your curiosity. Please hold on.
SecondInventory.com looks as if they have a promising product with Second Inventory but it is of no use of me - I only fear losing what I bought, not what I created myself, as most of the time, it’s based on textures, and I have those still on my computer’s hard disk. Hence I’m not going to spend 29 Euro’s on testing this one, but I’m very curious to read reports of people who did. Is it really protecting all copyrighted stuff and keeping to permissions? Or can you just get a clothing texture of a shirt that you do own but did not create?
Ow, and if it enables you to change perms on more than one object at a time - let’s say a folder with +100 textures or objects in it - , it might be interesting after all!