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In our Update v1.44 we introduced a new version of the KittyCatS! HUD Based on the Online Cattery Layout. The HUD looks a little different, but still retains all of the features of the old HUD, in addition to all of the new features we’ve added:

Fast Facts:

* Display, sort & filter up to 5000 boxes or 2000 cats or any combination between!
* Direct access from the HUD to the KittycatS! info and menus.
* Click to teleport a KittyCat or box to you and send it back!
* Master Control: set text options, range, home, clothing, prim and animation options for all your KittyCatS and boxes in the sim at once! Teleport them home ALL together and/or wake them all up!
* Highlights New Boxes in the box list with a lime color.
* More Info! – Including a picture of each cat or box AND all its traits.
* More Sorting! – SORT your cats in 17 different ways, including traits. AND even more! Not only sorting but also FILTERING of your cats & boxes list.
* More Tools! – Teleport boxes and restore them to their previous position. Get new boxes Highlighted. You won’t miss any present from the stork – err we mean… your cats – anymore!
* More Partners! – Missing from region partners are now shown as well!
* More Smartness! – HUD will auto-hide when it detects no cats or boxes on the sim.

**Please note: If you prefer the old “legacy” style of the HUD, there is v1.44 HUD available in the store free to current HUD owners. You can find it here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/KittyCats/123/91/25**

To help you in setting up the new HUD, we’ve put together the following guide. If you have any questions after going over these steps, please contact us in world and we’ll be happy to assist you further. :)

Before setting up your HUD you need to check some media settings in your viewer preferences. This is because the new HUD requires that certain media settings be enabled in order to work properly. These should be your viewer’s default settings, but if you have modified your viewer settings in the past, this is how it should look to make it work:

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Singularity

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**Please note: Enabling “auto-play of media” is NOT required for your HUD to work. Leaving it enabled means that you do not have to click on the HUD to activate it when you log in.**

Now, when you first get your HUD and attach it, it will look like this:

Don’t worry – this is how it is supposed to look! Click anywhere on the HUD to “check in” and the HUD should change to look like this:

Click the text highlighted in green and a code will be generated into your Local (or Nearby) Chat like so:

Copy this code and enter it into the form field on your HUD, and then click “Ok”. You will only need to enter this code one time:

Now your HUD should refresh and look like this:

Now your HUD is ready to use! To help you understand the various functions of the HUD, both old and new, we’ve put together this little info-graphic for you:

Please note, you must click once inside your HUD before you can start using the interface. This is an SL limitation and is required each time you click somewhere outside your HUD.

And that’s it! Hopefully this guide has been helpful. If you have ANY trouble getting your HUD set up, please contact us and let us know so that we can assist you. :)

Enjoy! :)

Your KittyCatS Team

FOR BEST RESULTS PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST!!! Thank you!!!

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KittyCatS! Update V 1.44
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Dear KittyCatS Community,

Are you ready for some fun? We sure hope so!

First of all a HUGE thank you to you all for being a wonderfully creative,giving, kind and fun community. We could not IMAGINE a better community than you are! We hope you enjoy these new additions and that they make your KittyCatS experience more enjoyable.

This update is a lot of FUN! We can call it the FunDate well or just, an-update-with-some-super-fun-stuff-added-that-we-are-excited-about! It has some very fun features that the kitties and we have loved making for you! We have smiled and laughed a lot making this and hope you will too!

So after testing and testing and testing and coding and all the other stuff that goes into these things… we will just stop blabbing and just jump right in and tell you about it, ok?

Your KittyCatS Team
Kittycats, Equinox & Callie

NOTE: If this is your first time doing an update with KittyCatS! the process is very simple. Yes, you heard right, VERY simple. (At the bottom of this note are the simple steps on how to update) Also, you can watch our new simple tutorial online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZauiKZLEUQ

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HIGHLIGHTS

KittyCatS! proudly presents – Pet & Play Additions! – Petting just got WAY more fun!

We’ve added 2 more fun ways to pet & love your cats! “Adoring” & “Playing” join “Relaxing”, “Pampering” & “Spoiling!” This is not just for you but for ANYONE grid-wide who wants to play with your kitties!!! We are sure you will love these new ways to interact! The cats sure do! So, here are some details!

“Playing” means…Toys! You will get one of 3 Toys in your hand and your cat will play with it, and of course at times ignore it as only a cat can do! So make SURE to select “Playing” in the petting menu to try this!

And… make sure to also try this while your cat is sleeping! We’ve added a very fun addition there that you will just HAVE to see! (it’s quite dreamy too)

KittyCatS! proudly presents – Mega Dreams! – Petting your sleeping giant is now possible!

You can now pet your MegaPuss while it sleeps! So after riding it while awake, you can adore and spoil it in its sleep! You will even get to see it cuddle a giant toy or pillow at times when it sleeps! And yes, you can play with it too while it sleeps! Make sure to try that! You will be in for a fun surprise if it happens to wake while you are petting it! :P

So make sure to Adore, Relax, Pamper, Spoil & Play with your sleeping MegaPuss!

KittyCatS! proudly presents – Cat Play! – Playing just got WAY more fun!
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Your cats can now play and interact with each other!!! It’s hard to tell just what they will do as they are cats of course but this new feature adds so much fun for them AND you!

They can paw at each other, roll around, lay on their backs being cute and playful. It depends on their mood of course! :P At times it may seem like they want to play all day then at times like they can’t be bothered… Again, just like cats!

We laughed so much watching them play. Sometimes it was just 2, sometimes 3, sometimes 4 or More! They can play a long time or a short time and go their own way and ignore each other completely, there is just no way to predict it and you may really come to believe they have a mind of their own. (yes of course they know they do!)

KittyCatS! proudly presents – Sweet DreamS! – Sleeping just got WAY more fun!
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Sleeping just got a lot more fun and cuddly for your cats! And… this is another place our adorable new TOYS show up in your cat’s your cats Second Life. (Or is this its Third Life?)

There are 23 different things in all for even sweeter dreams. Some only your babies will use, so you will not want to miss that! :)

AND THERE IS MORE!!

More sleeping fun means MORE sleeping positions! So while your cat is sleeping with a toy, you will notice some new sleeping positions. You will also notice your cat at times will hold its toy tight, then as it sleeps it may let go only to cuddle it again.

We hope you love this new addition as much as we do! Toys will appear randomly when your cat sleeps and don’t worry, your cats will sleep without toys too! And just like cats only THEY will decide!

KittyCatS! proudly presents – One Prim Wonders!

Did we reach the bottom? Who knows… But one thing is sure, we can finally present you with a 1 prim mode for your cats! Yes, ONE prim.

HOW TO ENABLE THIS? Just the way you used to! Just click “2D cat” or “Image” in your cats “Low Prim” menu and with 1.44+, your cat will be 1 prim rather then 2!

So maybe you can drag out your house, and furniture again? :P

More interaction!

We added a cute new “Sit” Position to the interaction menu. Your cat will love this new way for you to love and adore it! Watch and see!

We know you love to hold and cuddle and interact with your cats in many ways, so we thought we’d add one more! :)

Other Changes:

* More Clothes! – Your cat’s closet has expanded. It can now hold 11 clothes attachments!
* More Pedigee Links! – Enable pedigree links automatically for all your future cats & boxes at your account page! (http://kittycats.biz/account.php) Now also allows pedigree links for perma-pets & 2 pedigree links for twin boxes, separate configurable.
* Happier PermaPetS™! – Influence your PermaPetS™ happiness when petting or interacting with it in any way! Now you can see how happy your PermaPetS™ get when you interact with them!
* Highlighted Animations – The interaction menu of breedable cats now highlights animations that influence happiness with an asterisk. “*”
* More chatter! – We have also added some new sayings that your cats will use when speaking to you! They insisted on this… of course.
* Better Range visualization – The range is now visualized from the cat’s home point, rather then the cat’s position.
* More Love – We dropped the limit where cats stopped gaining love when over 25% hungry. The new Limit is 100% hunger. So, your cats will always be able to gain love unless they are sick.
* Improved Feather – The Petting Feather now only requires 4 rather then 5 prims to be rezzed.

On top of all that, version 1.44 includes several more small changes and fixes. Some of theselhave been present, tested and fine tuned in earlier versions, often used for docks & collection cats.

A big thank you from the KittyCatS! Team to Verdian Frog for creating the new avatar animations for the 2 additional pet modes and sit interaction!

Last but not least… For KittyCatS! HUD Owners

KittyCatS! Proudly Presents… KittyCatS! HUD 2.0!
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An entirely new HUD. Entirely new? YES, but still familiar! Based on the Online Cattery Layout, we hope you enjoy this new HUD and it’s features!
*To use the new HUD please be sure to read the instructions notecard*

* More Cats to display! – And… not only cats! Display up to 5000 boxes or 2000 cats or any combination between!
* More Info! – Including a picture of each cat or box AND all its traits.
* More Sorting! – SORT your cats in 17 different ways, including traits. AND even more! Not only sorting but also FILTERING of your cats & boxes list.
* More Tools! – Teleport boxes and restore them to their previous position. Get new boxes Highlighted. You won’t miss any present from the stork – err we mean… your cats – anymore!
* More Partners! – Missing from region partners are now shown as well!
* More Smartness! – HUD will auto-hide when it detects no cats or boxes on the sim.

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HOW TO UPDATE
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In the coming 24 hours your cats will start to show an “UPDATE ME” tag.
As soon as they do, the UPDATE button will be available in your cats menu to obtain an updater.
As of that point, you have 2 weeks to update your cats.
Make sure you have at least 30 prims available when you run the updater.

NOTE: Firestorm cats can not be updated. They were free collectible PermaPetS™ which will keep their 1.34 release version through all their 9 lives.

EASY AS 1,2,3 updating steps:

1. Click the “UPDATE” button in the menu of your cat and it will give you an updater.
2. Rez the Updater
3. Click the “can of Update” and watch it as it updates all your cats and boxes! The updater will give KittyCatS HUD owners a new HUD as well.

No need to move cats, re rez them, group them, travel to sandboxes, pull your hair, or anything! It’s REALLY that easy. :) yay!
All settings for your cat will be kept, including the group. If you had a cat or box set for sale, you will have to set them for sale again.

©2015 KittyCatS!. All rights reserved. All information contained in this notecard is © KittyCatS! and may not be used without permission.

We added a basic filter field to the cat tabs in the cattery!

Fast Facts:

Typing for example

gene -> filters & highlights cats with ‘gene’ in their name or traits.
gene| -> only highlights cats with ‘gene’ in their name or traits.

gene|small -> filters & hightlights cats with ‘gene’ and/or ‘small’ in their name or traits.
gene|small| -> only highlights cats with ‘gene’ and/or ‘small’ in their name or traits.

and so on… (You can connect as many search terms as you like this way. The more search terms, the more results.)

As a reference this small manual is also available in a short version by hovering over the word “filter” in your cattery.
To visit the Cattery go to http://kittycats.biz/online

Enjoy!
Your KittyCatS! Team

Your pedigree-view pages now show the offspring of male cats that you bred together with a female cat owned by someone else.

This will only work for offspring bred as of this date (January 30, 2014) as that information was not logged before.

Enjoy!
Your KittyCatS Team.

Cattery:
* Name & Unpack Boxes
* Send Cats & Boxes to The Menagerie
* Transaction History shows when you ran out of food

Pedigree:
* Removed collar column as it was no longer compatible with the new wardrobe system which allows multiple collars.

Cattery & Pedigree:
*Hover over a cats age to see the detailed age, including hours & minutes (usefull if you wanted to know when they turn 121 days more exact!)

Enjoy!
Your KittyCatS Team

We added some new functionality to the Pedigree! When you visit your Pedigree, you’ll notice a new notes feature – KittyNoteS! Now you can add and edit notes to your kitties directly in your Pedigree! You can add notes about anything! Create individual notes and save them one at a time or save them all at once! We’re really excited about this new feature and hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!


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FAST FACTS:

* Notes can be made for cats that you own or have bred.
* Each note can be opened/closed individually, or all at once with the controls on top. (hide all/show all)
* Opening individual notes will hide the traits, but the controls on top allow you to click “full view” to also show the traits. When both the traits and notes are shown, you can’t individually close them.
* Save buttons show up as soon as you make a change. A general save button will show up in the top controls too.
* If you try to leave the page before you save changes or try to close a note without saving changes, it will ask you if you want to save them.
* Owner notes are deleted when the cat changes owner. Notes made by the breeder of the cat stay forever. Breeder notes are only visible to the breeder of the cat, and will only show the last edits made (the note’s history is not saved.)
* Maximum note size is 300 characters
* Only you can read the notes you made.
* Existing notes cannot be replaced with a completely blank note. To change an existing note into a blank note, replace the note text with a single space.

Enjoy!
Your KittyCatS Team.

As promised in our update – enjoy!! There are 2 color choices, dark and light wicker :)

Each comes with 4 removable “laundry” pieces you can use if you wish…

Enjoy!!

Your KittyCatS Team

FAST FACTS:

*Can all your KittyCatS use it? Almost! Megapusses can’t, all others can.
*Will my cat know it’s there and use it? YES!
*Comes with 4 unlinked cloth parts which you can take away or re-arrange to your likings!

IMPORTANT:
*The Wash & Play – Laundry Basket needs to be IN RANGE of the cats home, and the cat needs to be ALLOWED TO WALK to use it.
*Make sure to leave enough free space around the basket, so your cats can reach it.

Note that if your cat is wearing a hat or glasses, it will never come out with a towel on it’s head.

They will jump in the basket when they feel like, between any of their usual daily activities :)

Enjoy!

Your KittyCatS! Team

FOR BEST RESULTS PLEASE READ THE WHOLE NOTE!!!

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KittyCatS! Update V 1.32
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Hello Wonderful KittyCatS Community!!!

WOW!!! What a year it’s been!

First of all a HUGE thank you to you all for being an amazingly creative, kind, giving and fun community. We could not IMAGINE a better community than you are!

This update is very special to us. It has so many features that build upon things we’ve added for the past 2 years. It includes things we have dreamt of making available for you to enjoy even before we launched. (Yes, we do have quite long lists.) The most exciting thing about this update is it allows even more interaction AND customization at your fingertips.

As with each update, we aim to improve your experience with your KittyCatS while tending to any little bugs or fleas they may have picked up along the way! Imagine that! :p

Enough blabbing huh? Let’s get to the fun stuff!

Are you ready? We are!

Your KittyCatS Team

NOTE: If this is your first time doing an update with KittyCatS! the process is very simple. Yes, you heard right, VERY simple. (At the bottom of this note are the simple steps on how to update) Also, you can watch our new simple tutorial online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZauiKZLEUQ

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* HIGHLIGHTS *

*** KittyCatS! proudly presents – The KittyCatS Closet! – Dress Up Time!
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We know that for the longest time you’ve wanted to dress your KittyCatS in glasses, collars, hats, OR other combinations that you could only imagine. Dream no more! The world of KittyCatS Couture & Feline Fashion has just grown to add more pizazz and style to those finicky little fashionable felines! You can now customize a wardrobe for your KittyCatS!

KittyCatS now come with a built in “closet” right inside their menu which can hold up to 9 wearable accessories!!! Ever wish you didn’t have to part with one item when you liked another? Well NOW you don’t have to! This awesome addition will allow you to customize your cat’s appearance even MORE! Now they can wear glasses AND hats at the same time, as well as other creative combinations.

And… yes… if they can’t decide what to wear.. they can wear ALL 9 items at one time! It may look odd.. however, are you gonna tell them that?

Note: each item worn will add a one prim. However, when attached to you it won’t add to your land’s prim count. Just “dress them up & take them out on the town.” “Take them out you say?” Yes, this new feature ties in wonderfully to another new feature where you can NOW take them out in other ways besides holding or cuddling… are you ready???

Important: Wearable items will now all be shown in the “clothing” part of the menu, which you will find after clicking the “prims” button. ONLY custom created clothing will be shown in “stats”.

*** KittyCatS! proudly presents – The CatWalk! – Take one, two or ALL your cats out with you for a walk!

Your cats can NOW walk beside you, in front of you, behind you, wherever YOU choose!!! Yes you heard right!!! Who cares about “walking the dog” when your cats are dying to walk YOU!

With this feature, you simply hit the “interact” button, then “walk” and you’re off! And yes, you can TP around with them too!
Also, if your cats fall asleep while you have them out with you, no worries as they will “sleep walk!” Now, they may not really enjoy this always, but they will let you know *grin*.

You can edit and place them exactly where YOU want. Also, if you run, guess what? Like it or not, they will run too!!!
When you are standing, they will do their normal cute KittyCatS things like wash, lay, roll, look around, and more!

IMPORTANT: please use the “DROP” option when removing your cat, as with our other “holds.”

We’re thrilled to add this feature! We hope you enjoy it! We sure do! So, what’s next you ask?

*** KittyCatS! proudly presents – Follow the Leader! – Free following feature. (non attached following)

Yes, another fun interactive feature we’re happy to showcase!!! This feature allows you to simply click your cat, then “animation” then turn on “follow”.

So, what will happen? Your cats will “follow” you in a free roaming way. They may run, walk, wait, just as cats like to do. AND, they will they will come to you and follow you around! :)

What we really love about this, besides being able to choose which cats you want to enable to “follow”, is that with another new feature we have added, your cats won’t be running to much into your couches, trees, or anything when the follow option is chosen because of…

*** KittyCatS! proudly presents – KittyCatS! PathFinding! – Our unique version of path finding!

Our path finding system allows for more fluid movement for your cats so they can navigate around things and move about freely. All you have to do is have the “walk” or “follow” option on in the animation menu! AND… no need to change anything to your setup! This feature works right out of the box! Due to complexity of this functionality they may still make some boo boos from time to time, but we went as far as we could at this point!

With our new path finding, your cats will roam within their set range at their will! This is NOT determined by any scripted objects but our own system that will bring the experience of them being “alive” even more real. Imagine that!

*** KittyCatS! proudly presents – MegaPuss Jumping!

Your MegaPusses can now JUMP! This feature brings riding to a whole new level of fun! You must try it… As always, simple to use by just tapping your page up key while walking or running! Imagine… races or riding about and being able to jump over things!! More fun than you can imagine! Everybody… JUMP!

*** KittyCatS! proudly presents – Jumping CatS! – Did we say JUMP again???

Yes we did! We’ve added a really cute jumping animation that your cats will do randomly while walking or running. So as your cats are scampering about, if you think you saw them jump, you were NOT imagining things! You did see that indeed!

*** KittyCatS! proudly presents – Wash & Play Laundry Basket – new interactive item!

Since the release of our scratching post, and ball fetching, we’ve wanted to have more things for your cats to interact with and now, we present this really fun interactive item! The Wash & Play basket is something all Kitties LOVE. Imagine, bringing in a freshly laundered basket of soft towels, blankets and more… what cat could resist jumping into that? Not ours!

Watch your KittyCat jump in, hide, play, and jump out! We loved making this for you and it comes with extra “laundry” so you can choose either a one prim basket OR keep the other pieces in place when as it comes when you rez it. Move the extras pieces around to customize it to fit your tastes, leave them as they are, or take them into your inventory to save on prim space… The choice is yours.

Again, we’re so excited about this and hope you love it. The Wash & Play Laundry Basket will be sold in the store as an optional item. :)

*** KittyCatS! proudly presents – Lay & Play! – new holding animation

We’re happy to have added another animation to the mix. The new lay animation is one you and your cat will love! Lay back and relax and just enjoy time with your KittyCat! Be warned, if you have more than one, they may get jealous.

This new animation works with cats from Teacups to Bigger De Bigs. For best results you may have to slightly adjust your arm length, if your hand are too close together or cat position as no 2 avies are the same. (arm length at 50 seems to work really well)

Also, like our other cuddles and petting, or riding, this will have the same boosting effect as milk when used for 30 minutes.

IMPORTANT: please use the “DROP” option when removing your cat, as with our other “holds.”

Special thanks to Veridian Frog of Mood Swings for working with us on the animation!

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ADDITIONS
* Happy, energy, age stats now show on PermaPet™ cats.
* Your cat will emit artistic heart particles when it says “I love you”

CHANGES
* Land impact of twin box images reduced from 4 to 3 prims.
* Land impact of petting feather reduced from 8 to 5 prims.
* Wearable items will now all be shown in the “clothing” part of the menu, which you will find after clicking the “prims” button. ONLY custom created clothing will be shown in “stats”.

* FIXES *
* Home position now grows with all sizes of cats.
* Scratching Post now works again with the “in parcel”range option.
* Boxes with different sizes now will rez cats at correct height.
* Box/image rez positions improved.
* Ball playing reverted to its previous iteration to make it work in smaller area’s too.
* Animation missing error message when tiny is a passenger fixed.
* Megapuss Riding: running no longer turns into walking when interrupted by lag.
* Hud pose menu fixed.
* Several workarounds for the SecondLife bug that reports missing scripts while they are actually there (They may still occur, but far less.)
* Pose Menu in the KittyCatS HUD now reports the correct animation which was set.

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HOW TO UPDATE
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In the coming 24 hours your cats will start to show an “UPDATE ME” tag.
As soon as they do, the UPDATE button will be available in your cats menu to obtain an updater.
As of that point, you have 2 weeks to update your cats.
Make sure you have at least 30 prims available when you run the updater.

EASY AS 1,2,3 updating steps:

1. Click the “UPDATE” button in the menu of your cat and it will give you an updater.
2. Rez the Updater
3. Click the “can of Update” and watch it as it updates all your cats and boxes! The updater will give KittyCatS HUD owners a new HUD as well.

No need to move cats, re rez them, group them, travel to sandboxes, pull your hair, or anything! It’s REALLY that easy. :) yay!
All settings for your cat will be kept, including the group. Only if you had a cat or box for sale, you will have to put them for sale again…

©2013 KittyCatS!. All rights reserved. All information contained in this notecard is © KittyCatS! and may not be used without permission.

Available now in the main store. :)

KittyCatS Main Store

We’re excited to announce some new functionality that’s been added to the KittyCatS Pedigree!

*The KittyCatS Acount page ( http://kittycats.biz/account.php ) now has an option to allow the browsing of all previous generations (as far as you own them) of cats that have the new pedigree links enabled.

*The Pedigree will now not only show the current owner name, but also the breeder name.

*You will be able to browse not only the cats you currently own, but also the cat you have bred!

*This functionality is also available for those browsing your pedigrees through a new In World Pedigree Link…

*Additionaly the breeding date is shown for the offspring and is sortable!

Thank you for your continued feedback on the KittyCatS Pedigree! We hope you enjoy the new changes! :)