Archive for the ‘english’ Category

funkysharknation closed for now

16 April 2009

Bye bye..


Since the funky shark nation is no longer existent as a concept in Second Life (due to Smartie and Ralf leaving) the blog is discontinued for now and kept as an archive.

We did leave basically because of Linden Labs politics and pricing.



Ralf is into opensource 3D web now, Smartie leads a private life in SL.



For the opensource side of 3D web, you may enjoy further readings:


Maxping, the opensource 3D web magazine




Ralfs page about opensim and osgrid, region hosting etc



covenant – Megaprims (by Ralf)

5 April 2008

english below —



wie angekündigt sind Megapirms nun erlaubt, die passende Änderung in der covenant:

o Hughe prims bis 256m (Megaprim) sind erlaubt, aber strikt nur auf dem eigenen Land, größere benötigen eine Genehmigung



Hi all,

as mentioned before our covenant now allows megaprims.  The new part of the covenant is now:

o Hughe prims (Megaprim) up to 256m are ok, but striclty on your own parcel, larger need approval



Megaprims / Hughe Prims (by Ralf Haifisch)

4 April 2008

English below —


Hallo !

basierend auf Havok4 sind wir in den letzten Phase unsere covenant auf die neuen Möglichkeiten zu Megaprims zu diskutieren.  Technisch gesehen (DEV-12585) sind Megaprims bis 256m perfekt und bis 65k Meter unter bestimten Umständen.  Vermutlich werden wir Megaprims bis 256m erlauben, so lange die eigenen Grundstücksgrenzen eingehalten werden.



Hi all,

we are in the final discussion for a covenant change regarding Megaprim usage and Havok4.  Since Havok4 is deployed and allows Megaprims to 256m, maybe even 65k m in some situation we will most probably allow this as long as you stay in your borders.



Havok4 – beta (by Lasagna)

20 Januar 2008

english below —

Hallo zusammen,

wir haben Great White Shark in das Linden Early Adopter Program für Havok4 aufnehmen lassen.

Wer also mal testen möchte, insbesondere Scripte in bewegten Objekten: dort geht es.

Siehe auch:



Dear all,

we joined great white shark in the Lindens early adopter program for Havok4 physics engine.

If you wanna test it, esp. scripts of moving objects… there it is.

See although:



Flickr – Bilder – pictures (by Ralf)

6 Januar 2008


wir posten nun ab un an auch mal Bilder in den SL-Pool auf Flickr – 





we are now starting to post pics on the Flickr SL-pool from time to time – .



Casinos – covenant change (by Ralf)

2 Januar 2008

Hi everyone,

 since our covenant at the moment excludes any type of gaming activities, we are gona change this.

This affects commercial plots only.

We will allow gaming, if all other parts of the covenant, the SL-rules (ToS, CS, KB) and laws (usualy US and your country) are respected and taken care of.


Framework (Examples):

– Linden Regarding Wagering in Second LifeIt is a violation of this policy to wager in games in the Second Life© environment operated on Linden Lab servers if such games: (1) (a) rely on chance or random number generation to determine a winner, OR (b) rely on the outcome of real-life organized sporting events, AND  (2) provide a payout in       (a) Linden Dollars, OR      (b) any real-world currency or thing of value. This includes (but is not limited to), for example, Casino Games such as:

    • Baccarat
    • Blackjack
    • Craps
    • Faro
    • Keno
    • Pachinko
    • Pai Gow
    • Poker
    • Roulette
    • Sic Bo
    • Slot machines

It also includes Sports Books or Sports Betting, including the placing of bets on actual sporting events against a book-maker or through a betting exchange.  Linden Lab will actively enforce this policy. If we discover gambling activities that violate the policy, we will remove all related objects from the inworld environment, may suspend or terminate the accounts of residents involved without refund or payment, and may report any relevant details, including user information, to authorities and financial institutions.)      –> for a definition of chance, you could lookup this i.e. in Wikipedia– FAQ– Advertisment


Local laws

  – Germany

    –    –

  – United States of America

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Our own attempts for clarifitcation



For all kind of possibilitys and risks (like land reclaim by us, by us on advice from LL – court or others, closed accounts with loss of money and/or invetorry, police investigation to name some) we can not offer advice, nor are we responsible in any way. You as a content provider are responsible for everything offered. We want to point out possible laws and rules for non-adults.

Happy new year – Frohes neues Jahr 2008

31 Dezember 2007

für alle Kunden und Gäste – to all customers and guest  =  FunkyShark Island Team  — Feliz Ano – Szczesliwego Nowego  – Antum salimoun – S Novim Godom – Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun – Feliz Ano Novo – SOMWAKA OMOYIA OMUYA – L’Shannah Tovah – GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR!     🙂

Events – how to advertise (by Ralf)

21 Dezember 2007
Hi there,there will be quite a few events in the upcomming days. .

We don´t see any advertising in generall in our info boards or SL events. 

Possibly, this is because you are just affraid of visitors – what we don´t belive  🙂 . 


You have at least 3 possibility to advertise for free:

On land you own, you can put events on the SL internal event system shown in the SL viewer.  Use this link:


Furthermore, you can advertise on the info boards on our SIMs.  IF you run events on a regular basis you can take care of this yourself – just ask us. 

If you have just a single event to place, just email Smartie or me.

Be sure to place the infos at least 48h before start.


Another good way to advertise is – you can get free or low-budget advanced HUD and can easylie blog from inworld. The HUD allready senses the location and more – several categories to chooese from, besides other: EVENTS !


As a commercial or other high traffic plot owner – ever thought about a free Reuters terminal (multiple RSS feeds, i.e. bloghud for the region) or on of our RSS or calendar boards to keep people up2date ?




Referal: Einkommen fuer Einwohner – income for residents

16 November 2007

FunkyShark Referal Programm Idee:  Vertrieb ohne Makler, Provisionen an die Bewohner der Region.Weil:  Die Bewohner koennen Regeln und Systeme gut erklaeren, haben Erfahrungen


– Provision sind 50% des ersten Monatstiers (Land hat 5800L$/Monat Tier = 2900L$ Provision – einmalig pro Plot)

– der vermittelnde Bewohner darf nicht im Tierrückstand sein

– der vermittelte Bewohner muss Neukunde sein (im Moment kein Land in FunkyShark Nation haben)

– das Land muss der Estate gehören (Smartie Wunderlich oder Ralf Haifisch als Eigentümer)

– die Auszahlung erfolgt nach Landkauf & Tierzahlung, kurze VORHER erbeten („Ich habe Max Mustermann vermittelt nach..)

– wir behalten uns vor beim Neukunden auch mal nachzufragen

Welche Parzellen stehen zum Verkauf ?

– alle Parzellen zum Verkauf sieht man leicht in der Karte/Map wenn man die Option für Land zum Verkauf markiert

– die Parzellen mit mehr Details und Teleport:

    – in der allgemeinen Suche nach FunkyShark suchen , die Einträge mit dem Dollarzeichen sind die zum Verkauf


FunkyShark Referal Programm

Idea:  Sales without agents, instead of fees – payout to residents in our regions

Reason:  The residents know well about all details and systems, have expirience


– commision is 50% of the first month tier (so a plot with 5800L$/month tier = 2900L$ – once per plot)

– therefering customer has not to be late on his own tier 

– the refered customer has to be a new customer in our regions (no actual land ownership in the FunkyShark Nation )

– the land must be owned by the estate (so Smartie Wunderlich or Ralf Haifisch are landowner)

– the payout happens after buying land and tier payment, a note to us PRIOR to the deal is requested („i just refered Max Mustermann to plot..)

– we reserve the right to ask the new resident about the referal

wich plots are on sale ?

– all plots on sale are easy to locate on the map if you tick the option „Land for sale“ , they are yellow

– only our plots with more detail and teleport:

    – in search „All“ search for    FunkyShark   , the items with the $-sign are the plots for sale

WindLight First Look (by Ralf)

15 November 2007

english below –

Hallo ,

der neue Windlightviewer ist da.

Bilder hier:

Blog dort:

Software da:



Hi ,

the new Windlight viewer is there….

Pics here:

Blog there:

and the download: