Contributed by Shauna Skye
I have purchased a few buildings from Cloud 9.1 because they’re great at creating urban grunge, and post apocalyptic styles. The textures are realistic, being far above most things you find in Second Life, so I was pleased to see they released something new: The Record Shop!
It’s funny, but I was just having a conversation about vinyl records, and how I would get excited about them as a kid. They meant something to me. When CDs came out they were cool for being portable, but I did not feel sentimental about them as I did records. A vinyl album was a treat, and reading liner notes and looking at cover art made it all the more fun. It’s nice to see others feel the same way. This record shop is for those who feel that way.
I received this notice from Cloud 9.1.
Thank you for your interest in the Record Shop
Back in the day’s when sex was still dirty and the air was still clean, music was brought to the people by means of big black disks… they were called records, and billions of them were sold over a few decades. Then the shiny compact disk came and that was the beginning of the end.. record companies are struggling and music is being downloaded from the internets.
But there are still people who strongly believe in the big black disks… the feel, the smell….
For those people who need their vinyl fix shops have been established, all of the remaining records that are being thrown out by everyone, are collected, polished up and sold to enthusiasts who gather in these shops to talk about long lost times.
Now…. one of these spots has found its way to the root of all evil… the internets.
A hyper realistic version of one of these shops has been painstakingly recreated in second life.
It’s just 10 x 10 meters in size but has such an amazing detail that it seems much bigger. It only uses up 56 of your land’s prims (*) and comes with copy and modify permissions.
- The front door is scripted and can be locked. Custom sounds for opening and closing.
- The vintage 7UP vending machine gives out a free animated can of Ice cold beverage to anyone who clicks it.
- Many of the record stacks can be clicked to change the cover.. about 100 different record covers are included.
- Not integrated in the build, but included in the box are a few records that can be placed on the ground, when sat upon, they trigger a custom made animation,
which let’s the person “browse” the records. two versions with and without hovertext are included.
- Not really a feature since it’s somewhat standard with all cloud 9.1 prefabs, every single surface is custom textured with baked in shadows.
- Included in the box are some more decorational items to put inside the record shop, two plastic crates with records (click-able). 3 vintage style rotating ceiling advertisements for “pfanstiehl” record needles, unlinked wall rack’s full with records, 8 “genre cards” to stick between the records, two old loudspeakers and some record stack’s.
The Record Shop cost 1250 lindens. If you visit the showroom you can rez it to see what it looks like before you buy. It’s pretty awesome.
Get it Inworld: Cloud 9.1 Showroom
Photo Credit: Cloud 9.1