Getting Started with N° 9 Revision 599

Before you do anything else, you might want to adjust the fit and color of your new N° 9 collar, and depending where you bought your collar, it will either come with a texture change HUD, or an integrated color change feature in the collar's About menu. Let's go there first.

Accessing the Menus

The collar menus can be accessed in multiple ways. Touching the avatar's neck, typing a command in the Nearby Chat, triggering a gesture via text or hotkey, or clicking a HUD. You can open your own collar menu with the command:

/mycollar

Just write the command in the Nearby Chat, and your collar menu will appear.All recent versions of N° 9 Series 500 come boxed with a gesture "/mycollar (F9)".To use the gesture, right-click it in your inventory and select "Activate", and once activated you can type /mycollar in the Nearby Chat to trigger the gesture. With an active gesture, the command will not be visible to others at all, and vanish as soon as it has been triggered.The gesture can also be triggered with the F9 key on your keyboard.If you already have other gestures activated that use the F9 key as a trigger, you should deactivate those other gestures first. How to find and troubleshoot gestures is well explained in the following Second Life® Knowledge Base article:

https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/using-gestures-and-animations-r27/#Section__1_4

N° 9 Premium comes included with a HUD that can be used to open your own collar menu.Once you added someone else to your collar, they can use the following command in the Nearby Chat to access your collar's menu:

/collar

Another convenient way for others to access your collar would be if they used the NX Remote or N° 9 Mini Remote.

A snug fit

When first attaching a scripted N° 9 collar, it is best to clear the Neck attachment spot first. Take off whatever you had attached to the Neck, then wear the collar, and finally add back whatever else you have been wearing previously at the Neck attachment spot, if anything.Open the collar's menu, then select the "About" option, and then the "Size" option.Next right-click your collar in your inventory and select Edit.

Next you want to use the percentage buttons, or the [ + ] and [ - ] buttons in the size menu of your collar.Depending how well the collar fit you right out of the box, you might have to make it slightly larger or smaller. The "Current size" can show percentage values that are slightly off, but don't feel irritated by that, Second Life® is not an exact science. Focus on the fit of your collar.Now you want to use the Blue Arrow to move the collar gently higher or lower. Using a mouse pointer device helps, but you can also do it with a trackpad, just be patient. If you botched it press [Ctrl] + [Z] to undo. Try not to get frustrated. When adjusting accessory it can help to disable "Show Highlight" in the Build Tools, that will remove the glowing outlines around the 3D model, and reveals some greater detail.

The "Size" menu can be a fantastic time saver if you are a little clumsy like Wendy. It keeps your collar centered, so all that you need to adjust is the Z axis with the blue arrow and click some buttons. Once you mastered that you can adjust any other item you pick up as well.

Changing colors

Most collars that are commercially available from other parties include HUDs that can be used to select colors. Our own collars all come with integrated color changing. Not only does that save script memory, but it also saves us valuable screen real estate. To change the color, open your collar's menu and select the "About" option, then select "Look", and you will be presented with a color change menu.

Play with me!

All geared up and ready to sign your life away for the next dominant? Perfect! On Second Life that's exactly how this works. ♥Bonds and relationships happen quickly, romances burn brightly, fast and very hot, and not just that: Things get extra-ordinarily kinky. We would go as far as to claim that the most vanilla person Second Life® has at least a pee fetish.Good. Now that this is out of the way, let's teach you how to set up your collar for play time.

Granting temporary access

Every N° 9 collar has an option to add temporary playmates.To access it, open your collar's menu, then select "Kidnap".Like most unique N° 9 features, there is an ON / OFF switch. We call this an "action button". Whenever there is an action, you will see all capital letters describing what happens when you press it.That means pressing "ON" will turn a feature on, which is exactly what we want to do here. Now with the "kidnap mode" turned on, others can touch your neck and request access to play with you.If you are brand new to all of this, that's all you should do for now.

What if the dominant sucked?

Well, that happens. We all have different interests, expectations, and fetishes. If you didn't really warm up to Master Systempants, maybe you will have a better time with Mistress Lickalot. In our subculture we don't really get judgy. That's why it is very important that you communicate the things you like rather than only talking about the things you don't like. When somebody shows interest, it is not an insult, or an invasion. They may like your avatar, or something you wrote in your profile. Or maybe they are just super horny. That's fine. Try to be polite with the dominant, have a brief exchange about your needs, and don't spoil your adventure by drowning it with too much talk.Now that this is out of the way...

When you select the "Kidnap" option from your menu, you can simply "Release" yourself from the temporary playmate.The "kidnappers" have a RELEASE option too when accessing your main menu. Either of you can end the interaction at any time.Keep in mind that power exchange is fundamentally based on consent, and that either part has to be okay with things.Seasoned players can explore the Heartcore option, where things get a bit more risky. You can learn more about later in the docs.

MAYDAY

Finally, we should talk about the safeword.In this context "safewording" means that you are not comfortable with what is going on right now. Using the safeword lets your dominant know that they should stop what they are doing right now, and initiate a dialog, so you can communicate what is wrong.When you get into S&M things, you might not know or understand your own limits yet. These limits can be physical things that you don't like, but they can also be psychological, or emotional things.The safeword is your most important tool to explore these limits safely. In N° 9 the default safeword that always works is MAYDAY.

To use the safeword, speak it out loud, and because we are on Second Life® that means: Type it in the Nearby Chat.Sometimes you are unable to use the Nearby Chat. Maybe something is restricted through a collar feature, or you are wearing another toy, like a gag. In this case you can use "roleplay brackets" to speak the safeword. Just wrap it into double parenthesis, like that ((MAYDAY)).

Are you ready?

Don't be afraid. There are some people on Second Life® who aren't really nice, but they will find their home on your block list soon enough.You came here to play, and that is what you shall do. You can be any gender you want, you can make your avatar look the way you want, and nobody can tell you what you "should like", or how you "should behave". Stay polite and positive, and never forget that when you log into Second Life® it is entirely up to you who you interact with, and how you choose to spend your precious free time. ♥If you don't know where to go, maybe a first stop could be the Temple of the Collar™ in the Astra region.The space has no special etiquette, it is a particularly non-judgemental space, LGBTQ+ friendly, any gender and creature are welcome there. You can go there and decorate your avatar while flirting or collecting messages from others who want to chat or play.We also have a Discord server with hundreds of members online simultaneously where you can let your hair down, and make new friends.

Granting Access

In the previous chapter we learned how to get into play and grant temporary access through the "Kidnap" feature.Now it's time to learn how to add avatars we want to keep around for a little longer.

A submissive's choice

The collar wearer has access to every feature. N° 9 abides to a submissive's choice philosophy. In this case that means that the wearer of the collar chooses who they add to their collar, who they remove, and how long they allow themselves to be restricted by any RLV features.

Heartcore Mode

Before we move on any further, we have to clearly distinguish in between using N° 9 with, or without, the Heartcore mode enabled.Everyone who felt a little turned off by the above statement of the "submissive's choice" wants to use Heartcore. It is really that simple.In a nutshell, activating Heartcore is a one-time consent to pass all rights to avatars who were added to the Owner list. While this doesn't lock the submissive out of everything, they will then no longer be able to simply undo what has been set by the Owners.They can't open the lock anymore, or add other avatars on their own, and they can no longer undo restrictive measures without help.

I trust you ♥

With that out of the way, let's add someone to our collar's Trust list.Avatars on the Trust list have access to everything the N° 9 has to offer, all the features, knobs, and levers, with two small exceptions:They cannot configure privacy sensitive features, such as the Tracker, and they can't perform administrative tasks, like adding or removing other avatars to the collar's access lists.The "+ Trust" button opens a menu with avatars who are standing close, and clicking the numbered buttons will add those avatars.The "Enter Name" option is for adding avatars who are currently not nearby. It opens a text box where the avatar's username has to be entered. Once submitted there will be an additional confirmation pop-up that shows a link to the avatar's profile.This is so you can make sure that you are adding the right avatar!

The Owner

When we talk about the "Owner" in N° 9, we refer to an avatar who has been granted access rights that are as if this avatar actually owned the collar themselves. Owners can do almost everything.They can add and remove other avatars, and configure every setting of the collar. Owners are the only role that can disable Heartcore mode, and unlock and open the main lock of the collar.With Heartcore mode enabled this role is so powerful that an "Owner" can quite literally control every aspect of the submissive's second life, including privacy sensitive tracking features. That is why the Heartcore mode can only be enabled by the submissive.

Don't damage public property

Finally, there are two more ways of granting access to others.The Group and Public access modes.In N° 9 these access modes are very limited, and we encourage users to rather choose "Kidnap" mode with the risky option enabled if a play style along the lines of "grab me and do what you want to me" is desired. Nevertheless these access modes remain useful for clubs, and scripted agents, such as bots or AFK dolls.Avatars accessing through Group or Public mode can:• access the pose menu to start and stop animations
• grab the leash if no one else is holding at the time
• open the strip menu to undress the submissive

The way out is through

If you ever need to remove someone from your access list it is best to let the other person know. Ghosting someone is not cool.Sometimes though it can't be avoided because you might not have the mental capacity, or emotional resources available for a drawn out chat drama, or you were treated poorly and just want to be done with it, and for those scenarios the N° 9 has two solutions.You can either run away in the "classic sense" that sends a notification to the previous Owners, or quietly slip away. Please do this responsibly, and keep in mind that other avatars are indeed human beings (most of them). With Heartcore mode you can't run away when the collar is locked, and the only way out is through.

The Lock

N° 9 has a sophisticated locking mechanism that can not only be used to keep the collar safely locked to the neck with RLV functions, but also to fine grain the submissive's access to various play settings, depending on choice of dominant, or while kidnapped, or while timed.

Open

The first and most obvious state of the lock is called Open, and will be reflected in the N° 9 main menu, as "Lock: Open". The lock button itself will indicate its own action, in that case "LOCK".Keep in mind that buttons with all capital letters in N° 9 always define an action, meaning when you push the button it does what it says.When the lock is open the submissive can lock the collar on their own, so to keep it where it is while using RLV and when doing stuff like changing outfits through the normal Second Life® viewer tools.Pushing the LOCK button will then change the lock into its next state.

Closed

Now it depends who's looking! This is important to avoid any misunderstandings about the N° 9 lock: As long as the lock has simply been locked, the submissive can unlock the collar on their own.This is by choice. Many dominants will permit their submissive to play with various different types and designs of collars, in that sense the lock is not the defining factor of their power exchange.If the lock should become a defining factor, dominants who were added to the owner list of the collar can now take away the key by pressing the TAKE KEY button in the N° 9 main menu.

Secure

Once the key has been taken away the lock changes into the secure state. The submissive is now no longer able to unlock the collar on their own, and can also no longer access the following restrictive tools:Hourglass, Force Teleport, Force Sit, Strict Leashing and Restrictions.The lock will also change into the secure state for a limited time either while Hourglass is running, or during Kidnap roleplay. This sounds complicated but is really not. Both features enable things temporarily.A kidnapper is a temporary owner, Hourglass is a timer, when these things are in play, the lock will remain secure for the time being, and change back into the state it had before the kidnapping or hourglass run.

Welded

The final state of the lock is when it has been welded shut forever.This is very severe, and means that the submissive will never be able to open the lock on their own ever again on their N° 9 collar.Due to this severity the feature is only accessible in Heartcore mode, meaning the submissive has to consent to Heartcore (effectively a total power exchange) before welding is possible at all.To weld a lock the dominant requires a compatible welding tool. At the time of this writing the welding tools are only available from Garvin Twine personally. Garvin aka Otto is the co-developer of N° 9.

Considerations of Trust and Heartcore

Avatars added to the owner list of N° 9 have a lot of power, and that can make some submissives uncomfortable at first. We encourage users of N° 9 to take things one step at a time, rather than rushing into a Heartcore enabled total power exchange with a welded lock.The Trust list on N° 9 exists so submissives can grant other avatars complete access to all playful features, including the restrictive ones, but without losing access to their own lock. Trusted avatars can also be given force TP rights in the RLV menu if that is a consideration.Heartcore mode is the exact opposite of the coin. Some of us are unable to feel what we need to feel without this added severity. Nevertheless we encourage users to first explore their power exchange dynamic with a secure lock before deciding to weld it.With N° 9 the submissive's surrender can be a gradual and incredibly satisfying process. Please permit yourself to enjoy it. Don't rush it. ♥

If you need to get out of a secure lock...

Sometimes things just don't go as planned, but that's no reason to dump your brand new N° 9 collar in the trash.If you need to open a secure lock right now, you can ask on our Discord server for someone with a lock pick. At the time of this writing lock picks are only available to a few trusted community members who can help others out. Please refrain from contacting Wendy Starfall personally - N° 9 has already thousands of users, and this can't be managed by Wendy Starfall alone, only by a community.

Folders and Outfits

With RLV Folders and Outfits you can allow avatars on the owner, trust and temporary owner (kidnap) lists of your N° 9 collar, to dress you, to attach items to your avatar, and also to detach and lock these items. This is done through a simple folder hierarchy in your inventory.

Before we begin...

Some characters can't be used in folder names. The period ".", slash "/" and tilde "~" characters are treated as special cases.

• The "/" character will corrupt a folder path. Don't use that.
• The "." character tells the RLV protocol that the folder is hidden.
• The "," character is reserved for the logic that creates the folder menus.
• The "~" character is used by objects that inject folders into one's inventory.

None of these special characters can be used for the creation of our own RLV folders.As a general rule it is always best to keep folder and directory names short and simple.RLV folder menus are not a replacement for the SL inventory.

My little private space

For things to work we need a root folder in our inventory. This folder is simply called #RLV with a hashtag in front. Let's add that real quick.

When you open your collar's menu, and navigate to RLV > Folders, you should see a menu like the one below. If you already had some folders inside of your #RLV directory there will be more options, but the Private directory will always be on the top, as an option [1].

Now lets take a look inside of our newly set up Private directory.

We will start out by creating a private space that only you can access. This will teach you how to create directories, and lets you mess around until you feel confident enough to let others dig in.In N° 9 all directories start with a chevron, or "greater than" sign, followed by a space and the name of the directory. Just like that:


> Private

Once you have created a new folder inside of the #RLV folder, and called it "> Private", you are ready move things into that directory.The private directory is a great place for things you need to attach and detach a lot, and that you don't necessarily want others to see.Examples of this could be your mesh head HUD, your body HUD, your naughty bits, any favorite props, or situational cosmetics, like smudged mascara. We can add single layers, or multiple objects.


All of the eight folders we set up are now also accessible through this menu. It is best to keep a small selection, especially if you are planning to use the menu a lot. Once you added more than eight items, the menu will get ◂ and ▸ buttons so you can flip pages.

Friendly Diamonds

You will have noticed the little diamonds before the name of the folders. These diamonds show what state a folder currently is in.◇ means that the folder is currently not worn◈ means that the folder is currently worn◆ means that the folder is currently lockedNext let's talk about how we can wear, lock and remove folders.

Getting attached

Attaching, locking and removing works just like counting to three.Click once to wear a folder, click a second time to lock that folder, and click a third time to remove that folder.

Heartcore Mode is required for more strict behavior

When another avatar has been added as Owner and Heartcore mode is enabled, then you can only wear and remove folders, but not lock and unlock folders. The exception to this rule are folders that are located in your Private directory that nobody else but you can access.That means if you want others to be able to lock folders so you can't unlock and detach them on your own anymore, you need to have an Owner and use Heartcore mode. This ensures the level of trust we need to prevent bad situations. There is nothing more annoying than having to cheat your collar off because someone you just met, or have known for less than a week, locked random folders on your avatar.

Putting a box in a box

With the things we just learned in mind we are now ready to create folders for others to browse.

All of the folders that you add to the #RLV directory that are not inside of the Private directory are accessible to your playmates.You can go two levels deep, meaning that you can create a directory inside of a directory, and add folders to each directory.If that sounded confusing, take a look at the picture example. Here we have a directory called Toys, and inside of that directory we have another directory called Buttplugs with many plugs inside.We also have a folder called Favorite Cuffs that's not inside of an extra directory. Here is what the Toys directory looks in our menu.

While you could add as many folders as you want, you might want to consider keeping it at eight directories and folders at a time. Talking from years of experience we know that the more folders and multi-page menus someone has, the less likely it is that others make use of these. Keep your favorites in there, not a mirror of your whole inventory. N° 9 intends this feature to be for your favorite things, to become a tiny, orderly ZEN garden refuge inside of the massive chaos we so often end up with in our inventories due to Second Life®'s limited GUI.

Hidden Folders

Folders are hidden if they are either named with a dot as the first character of the name, or if the folder is an attachment that had been injected through the RLV relay feature by another object (i.e. furniture). That means all folders looking like .this and like ~that are hidden.

Playing dress-up

Now let's talk about wearing outfits.For that we need a directory called "> Outfits", including the "greater than" sign and a space, like on the picture, or text below:

> Outfits

Everything in this directory will be treated as an outfit, while we are using the same rules as for the rest of the folders.That means everything starting with a "greater than" sign is treated as another directory, and we can go two levels deep.But before we go any deeper, we need to create an outfit!

In our example we create an outfit called "Casual".As you can see, this outfit includes a whole bunch of items, and in a real world example it will probably be even more, but that's okay!Let's create another outfit before we move on - a "Favorite Dress".

Creating an outfit is done with the Appearance menu of your Second Life® Viewer. If you don't know how to do that, you can look it up on the Second Life® Community Knowledge Base.In a nutshell, you wear everything that you want to be a part of that specific outfit, open the Appearance menu, and select "Save As...".

Alright. Now that we have two outfits to play with, we are ready to move them into #RLV/> Outfits, but stop right here for a moment!What if you already have a whole bunch of outfits ready made?Of course, you can just move any of your existing outfits into your #RLV directory, but try to keep two important things in mind:

1. Your RLV outfits are the ones you wish other avatars to be able to dress you in. They are your catalogue of favorites.2. The names you give these outfits should be short, and easy to understand so that others can make sense of them.Keep your naming, and your outfits selection neat, small and tidy.

Very well! We created a directory for our outfits inside of #RLV, made two new outfits, and moved them where they needed to be.

Our outfits menu will look like the one in the image to the right.To wear an outfit, simply click one of the numbered buttons, and wait a short moment for everything to load and attach.If we have several layers that need to attach in a specific order, we have to edit the outfit after saving it, still in the Appearance menu.

To show you once more how deep we can go, here is an example of two more directories. Always starting with a "greater than" sign.

Finally, the above image on the left shows once more how deep we can go exactly, and what this will look like in the collar's outfits menu.Please know that this feature intends to be as user friendly and simple-to-setup, as it could possibly get. We encourage you to keep your selection of RLV outfits small, neat and tidy. Less so because we run into memory limitations, but because we want you to have the best experience with your playmates. The RLV outfits feature is not a replacement for the Second Life® inventory, but a catalogue of favorites.

You can leave your head on


Revisions 540 and greater of N° 9 have a new feature that will let keep your head and body on during outfit changes. Users of older Wendy Starfall collars might be familiar with similar functionality. Things are a bit more flexible now.
First we need to create a new directory in the root of the #RLV folders tree.

> Stash


As seen on the pic, the "> Stash" directory has the whole unpacked folder of the mesh head, body, eyes, the AO, and even the unboxed N° 9 folder in there.
Just move all of the folders with the originals of the items that are linked in your outfits, that you don't want stripped off at all, into "#RLV/> Stash".The "> Stash" directory, and the folders it has inside, won't show up in any of your N° 9 folder menus, including the Strip menu. All folders with the originals that are linked in your outfits and that you don't want to have stripped off during outfit change or with the Strip menu, go in "#RLV/> Stash".

Using the > Stash directory will significantly speed up your RLV outfit changes and the loading time of the Strip menu. It will also solve the situation where your avatar ends up looking completely messed up during out changes. It is highly recommended to make use of > Stash.If you need help, please do make use of our Discord server where others in the community may have had, and already solved, the same problem that you might have ran into. You can also post screenshots of your inventory, which makes troubleshooting so much easier. ♥

What is RLV?

RLV stands for Restrained Love Viewer.It is a protocol added to the default Second Life® viewer code that enables greater interactivity in between avatars.Most of our products make use of the RLV protocol in one or another way. A very popular application of RLV is the "Force Teleport" feature in our collars. Other examples of features that makes use of RLV, and that you may already be familiar with, are shared folders and outfits.

Compatibility

To use RLV you will first need to download a third party Second Life® viewer that has the protocol included.For the creation of each of our products we usually test them against the following third party Second Life® viewers:• Catznip
• Alchemy
• Firestorm
• RestrainedLove

In our experience the above viewers all have been safe and of high quality, and we would recommend to try out each for finding out which one appeals to you the most. One personal favorite for play is Catznip because it has the least distractions. Getting used to a new viewer takes about one to two weeks on average, and you should have no problems adjusting if you want to try out something new.

Enabling RLV

Some viewers have RLV enabled by default, but other viewers require you to check a box somewhere in the viewer's preferences. Below you will see a demonstration of how it is enabled in the Firestorm viewer's preferences.


To finish enabling the RLV protocol (in this case called "Remote Scripted Viewer Controls") the viewer has to be restarted once.
If you have RLV disabled in your viewer, your collar might print several strange chat message to the Nearby Chat, looking like this:[23:58] RLV: @versionnew=293847This is the collar querying the viewer to learn whether the RLV protocol was enabled or not.When RLV was correctly enabled, it will print the following message to the Nearby Chat instead:[23:58] Collar: RLV ready!

Disabling RLV

You can also disable RLV and still retain some features in the collar. Leashing, stripping and posing don't require RLV at all for example.


To stop your collar from querying for RLV when you log into Second Life®. Go to the RLV menu and click the OFF button.

When you have turned RLV off manually in your collar, you will have to also manually turn it on once you wish to make use of RLV features in your collar again. The ON and OFF switch in this case determine whether the collar queries automatically for RLV at login or not.

Is RLV safe?

Yes, of course the RLV protocol is technically safe. In any other case it wouldn't be allowed by Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life®.However, there are always people who wish to cause some mischief on the Second Life® platform, and this can be really annoying.Such mischief could be to be teleported somewhere all of a sudden, to be stripped or have mesh body parts detached, and even having the screen go dark or blurry, all this could be a result of something that was sent through the RLV protocol.That is why we only recommend to use the RLV products of scripters with good reputation, and to stay away from old freebie "RLV relays".

The RLV Relay

All of our collars have an integrated so-called "RLV relay".This feature can receive RLV commands from outside sources, such as beds, cages and traps, to have your collar relay them to the Second Life® viewer. Why would this be necessary? Well, the way the RLV protocol functions, only those commands coming from objects that belong to you can be received by the viewer. In any other case anyone could send any commands to cause mischief.

Collar N° 9 uses our proprietary technology that includes many safety rules and filters to ensure a safe RLV experience.Imagine this like a firewall.If you are not sure how to configure your RLV relay, here are a few example cases that should help you make an informed decision.

Ask Mode

You are a casual player who likes to be sat on beds and animated furniture by your playmates. Clicking "Yes" means giving consent to you, and you rather perform a single mouse-click before anything happens than having stuff you may not be comfortable with happen to you out of the blue. The free time you choose to spend on Second Life® is precious to you, and you want a predictable and fun experience.

Auto Mode

You are a trap and cage enthusiast who wants to be grabbed and controlled. You love the thrill and the surprise. Having to confirm pop-ups with additional consent queries only distracts from the fun, and besides that you know how clear RLV if something went wrong.

Helpless Mode¹

To you, signing into Second Life® means "consenting" to anything that happens. Being tossed into a pit of snakes like Ragnar Lodbrok sounds like time well spent. You are thrilled when invisible strangers detach your mesh head and force tp you into their L$60 skybox rental for surprise buttsecks. Really. Anything goes. Being griefed is hot. You have no limits, none.

¹ Helpless Mode can only be activated in collars that have the Heartcore plugin installed and enabled.

Force Teleporting

Force teleporting can be done by Owners, Kidnappers and, if additionally enabled, Trusted avatars on the collar. A force teleport is performed like any other teleport offer through the contact list. The "force" part means that the avatar receiving the offer cannot decline it.

Other RLV Collar Features

Most features in the collar make use of the RLV protocol in one way or another. Beside all of the features that nested in the RLV menu, the hover adjust in the Pose menu makes use of RLV, so does the main lock of the collar, or the Sobriquet renamer for auto-directing written chat through a secret channel so it appears as if spoken with a different nickname.

Updates

In your collar's About menu you will find an entry called Revision followed by a string of letters and numbers, i.e. R9-560-NOVA.All collars with a revision number higher than 420 can download N° 9 Series 500 updates free of charge at the Temple of the Collar.If you prefer more quiet spaces, then there is also the Little Temple of the Collar where you will be able to download the updates.N° 9 requests updates through its menu, not from a vendor, terminal or kiosk, but you need to be in our official sim for this to work.Once you have arrived at our sim, open your collar's Main Menu, navigate to the About menu, and then click the Update button.Then the update server will send you the most recent package available to your update channel. This can be a boxed package, or a folder, whatever it may be, a message in the Nearby Chat will let you know where your inventory offer can be located once you have accepted it.

If it ain't free then it's optional

Until May 1, 2021 all collar users, no matter where they purchased or acquired their collar, were able to pick up a free upgrade for their collar to install N° 9 series 500. Everyone who missed that, can still get N° 9 Premium and install it on any compatible, modifiable mesh.N° 9 Premium includes all of the currently available features and extras, it has the Heartcore (Total Power Exchange) mode, the N° 9 Premium HUD that, aside having a puppy crawl overrider, can be used to conveniently manage all of your own collar poses, and the "Personal Fragrance" which allows you to turn any unscripted, modifiable mesh item into a fully featured N° 9 collar for personal use.In other words, with N° 9 Premium all of your collar needs on Second Life® are pretty much covered forever.If you don't have any money, we are offering occasional giveaways during special events. Examples of those are the orange collars for #16days, the green, spoopy collars for Halloween, or the beautiful red collars that we usually give away on International Workers' Day.

Series, Channels and Revisions

Major versions of N° 9 are released as different series. These series are usually years apart.Updates within the same series we call revisions. New revisions are released more or less frequently depending on which channel your collar lives on. Collars on development and beta channels will receive many more revisions than collars living on production channels.The channel also defines which upgrade package you will be sent when requesting an update from our servers.

What channels are there?

We usually maintain about a dozen or so channels. Here are the channels that we currently support.

R9 (Premium)
N9 (Boxed Collars)
C9 (Collars by Cae)
S9 (3rd Party Designers)
T9 (VariousArtists's Legacy)G9 (Special Gift Series)
H9 (Heartcore Classic)
V9 (Grand Public)

M9 (Marketplace)F9 (Freebies)
W9 (Essential)
K9 (Lite)X9 (Dev)
Y9 (Beta)
Z9 (RC)

It's important to note that regardless of what channel updater you use, you will always get everything updated that has already been installed and unlocked on the specific collar that you are updating.This is a rather complex process, but we are happy to go the extra mile so customers who accidentally migrate channels (i.e. because of owning many different collars from various generations) don't end up losing any of their features.That said, while every update is non-destructive, it is still best to stay on the highest grade channel (usually R9) that you have available to you, as this will also enable you to download future upgrades for those channels seamlessly.

What about P9?

The P9 channel is the legacy production channel of Peanut Collar. It received its last update, revision P-2000, in January 2022.Since 2020 Peanut Collar, sometimes referred to as Peanut 9, is only sold by businesses other than Wendy Starfall.As of December 2021 Peanut Collar is its own brand, and no longer managed by Wendy Starfall.To learn more about updating Peanut Collar, please visit the Peanut Collar website:

https://peanutcollar.com

Don't want to update?

All of the Wendy Starfall collars of any generation were made to last.That means updating is an optional process, but please be aware that these collars are a passion and community project first, and a business endeavor last. We are not trying to sell you any upgrades. Our goal is to improve everyone's experience in the virtual kink space.Users who update regularly describe a gentle and meaningful progression, and are always very happy when their feedback gets fulfilled.Creating an update is many months of work for us, while end-users take only a couple minutes to install it. Sadly it's not possible to remotely auto-load updates on LSL scripts, but we made the process as hassle-free as possible with the tools and functions that we have.