Thumbs Up Caddie Golf
My thumbs up pick from Cosmopolitan (opening at midnight) is this DARLING retro golf cart. What a cutie. Adding to the imaginative design are long distance LODs (most often missing in cars) plus three sizes for a perfect family outing. Perfect for those in traditional or camper Belli homes, it has operational controls that let others ride with you. There are four seats, but I didn't have enough volunteers to test out possibilities.
The poses are realistic and it drives without a hud using simple keyboard controls. While I am one of the worst drivers in SL (I am sure of it) it handles well except for turns. Backing up worked nicely and you could go a a snails pace if that is your choice. It isn't the most robust of autos; after all it IS a golf cart. But for looks and style it can't be beat.
Look for The Black Forest display near the entrance.
The dashboard let's you change the color as well as designate who can drive and ride. With really lovely detailing this 18 land impact cutie is perfect for adding some nostalgic style to your humble abode.
From the notecard:
~ 1. CONTROLS ~
The following controls apply to the TBF Caddie Golf Cart:
• Steering - Left and Right Arrow keys
• Throttle up - Up Arrow key
• Throttle down/brake - Down Arrow key
• Reverse - Down Arrow key
• Turn signal left on - Shift + Left Arrow key
• Turn signal left off = Shift + Right Arrow key
• Turn signal right on - Shift + Right Arrow key
• Turn signal right off = Shift + Left Arrow key
• Toggle headlights on and off - Page Up key (FN + Arrow Up key on a Mac)
• Car horn - Page Down key (FN + Arrow Down key on a Mac)
• Car color - Color buttons on the dashboard
• Car access - Keyhole button on the dashboard
• Upend and rotate car 90 degrees - Click on the steering wheel
• Toggle avatar position console - Click on the seat that is in use
The Car Access key can only be used by the owner of the car. Upend & Rotate and the color change button can only be operated by the owner (even when not seated) or by the driver. The avatar position console can only be operated by the driver and the relevant person on the seat.
The camera target and position can be adjusted by changing the coordinate values in the Object Description field of the vehicle in Edit. Any change in value will take effect after resetting the script.
~ 2. TERRAIN ~
The Caddie Golf Cart can overcome rough terrain and sim crossings to a certain extent. Objects that stick out of the ground vertically can only be overrun when they are no more than approximately 10 cm tall. Taller obstacles may be overrun at significant speed. The Caddie Carts for Kids, Toddlers and Babies require a smoother terrain.
Upon crossing a sim, the driver may become misaligned with the driver's seat. This can be prevented by turning off your Animation Overrider (AO) prior to seating, or remedied by unsitting and resitting. Some sim crossings involve transition from one Second Life Simulator or type (e.g. Main Channel) to another (LeTigre or Magnum). Such transitions may sometimes result in unseating, severe avatar displacement and even loss of the vehicle. This is a general problem with vehicles in Second Life and the only solution to date is to rez a new car.