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Tour Guide @ amazon.com!

 

 


The Official Palace Tour Guide

James Barnett and Daniel Gray
(a.k.a.: Spingo & Blasted!)
with help from Finchy, Dr. Xenu, and Ph's Horse

jbum's Foreword

Introduction

PART 1 Using the Palace as a Guest

Chapter 1 Palace Quick Tour

  • What Is the Palace?
    • A Brief History of the Palace
  • The Palace vs. Other Online Chat Programs
  • Who Will I Meet on the Palace?
    • What Do They Talk About?
    • What’s the Big Deal About Avatars?
  • Get Your Internet Connection Up
    • About the Shareware Version of the Palace
  • Installing the Palace
    • A Quick Tour of the Palace
    • Log On
    • Now What Do I Do?
    • Moving Around
    • You’ve Got the Look
    • Talk up a Storm
    • Making Sounds
  • A Quick Spin Around Welcome Palace
  • Interactive Rooms
    • Harry’s Bar
    • The Spa
    • The Beach
    • The Moor
    • The Armory
    • Heaven’s Gate & the Pit
    • The Study
    • Honeymoon Suite
  • Game Rooms
    • Chess Table
    • Backgammon Table
    • Spin the Bottle
    • Other Games
  • Help & Link Rooms
    • The Answer Center
    • TM’s User Help Center
    • Links to Other Palaces, Jump Station & the Slabs
    • Events Calendar

Chapter 2 Tips for Using the Palace Client

  • The Software
  • The Main Palace Screen
  • The Palace Menus
    • File Menu
    • Edit Menu
    • Options Menu
    • The Palaces Menu (PC Only)
    • The Avatar Menu (32-bit PC & Members Only)
    • The Macros Menu (Mac and 16-bit PC Only)
    • The Props Menu/Buttons (Mostly Members Only)
    • Help Menu
  • Useful Key Commands
    • Show Hot Spots
    • Change Your Smiley
    • Other Key Commands
    • Keypad Commands
  • Visiting Other Palaces
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Getting Help (Even Though You Haven’t Paid a Dime)
  • Some Guest Etiquette Pointers
    • Anti-Guest Bias & You

PART 2 Using the Palace as a Member

Chapter 3 Now You’re a Member

  • Membership Has Its Rewards
  • Registering
  • Make a Name for Yourself
  • The Software (Members Only)
    • Members-Only Menu Choices
  • Places Only Members Can Go
  • Whispering Across Rooms: ESP
  • Dealing With Creeps
  • Throw Your Voice! (Spoofing)
  • Personalize Your Smiley
    • The Painting Window
    • Editing Props & Avatars
    • Creating Scripts
  • Member Etiquette

Chapter 4 Making Custom Avatars

  • Prop Basics
    • Using the Prop Editor
    • Wearing Ready-made Avatars
  • Getting Propped
    • Swiping/Harvesting Art
    • Saving Files From a Web Browser
    • Using Screen Captures
    • From Real Life Into the Digital Realm
    • Prop Image Preparation
    • Prop Prep Tips
  • Animated Avatars
  • Other Useful Graphics Programs
  • Avatar Etiquette
    • Sharing Avs in the Dressing Room
    • Prop Management

Chapter 5 Making Custom Sounds

  • Can’t Hear Anything!
    • Soundless in Windows?
    • Soundless on the Macintosh?
  • Catch the Wave
  • Finding Sounds on the Net
    • The Sound Ring
    • Sound-related Newsgroups
    • Cool Sound Tools
  • Creating Sounds on the Mac
    • The Quick Method
    • Getting Fancy With SoundEffects
  • Creating Sounds in Windows
    • Using the Windows Sound Recorder
    • Using Cool Edit 96
  • A Word on Midi

Chapter 6 Using Scripts

  • What IptScrae Does
    • OUTCHAT
    • INCHAT
    • SIGNON
    • ENTER & LEAVE
    • MACRO
  • Using Scripts Without Knowing IptScrae
    • The BotBot
    • Borrowing
  • Obfuscatory Jargonization
    • Trying It at Home
    • Palace IptScrae Keyword & Operator List

Chapter 7 The Palace Is a Community

  • Special Palace Events
    • Online Events
    • Real-world Palace Parties
  • On Being a Wiz
    • The Palace Users Group (PUG)
    • The Magus

PART 3 The Palace Server

Chapter 8 Introduction to the Palace Server

  • Firing Up Your Palace
  • The Pserver Interface
    • The File Menu
    • The Options Menu
  • Of Wizards & Gods
    • Wizzing Up
    • Like, Getting Godlike
  • Adding (& Decorating) Rooms
  • Authoring Basics
    • Creating & Modifying Doorways
    • A Word on Scripting & Images

Chapter 9 Palace Authoring From Scratch (Almost)

  • Conceptualizing Your Server
  • Design, Style & Social Considerations
  • The Bottom Line: Owning a Server
  • Personal Servers: Creating Palaces for Fun
  • Commercial Palace Development: Creating Palaces for Profit
    • Planning a Commercial Palace
    • So What’s It Worth?
  • The Server Interface
  • Using the Original Server Script as a Template
    • A Sample Room, How Heavenly!
    • Before & After
  • Media: Preparing Images & Sounds for Your Server
    • Image Preparation
    • Sound Preparation
  • Way Cool Palace Tips & Tricks
    • Animated Spots
    • For a Dramatic Change . . .
    • It’s Tour Time!
    • A Prop! A Prop! My Kingdom for a Prop!
    • Clean Your Room!
  • Ghost Town or Hot Spot? Making Your Palace a Success

PART 4 Appendices

Appendix A About the Companion CD-ROM

Appendix B Visit These Palaces!

Appendix C Palace Resources

Appendix D The IptScrae Language

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