Valentine Butterfly Update GLITCH

Date: 
2021-02-22 14:24:45
Source: 
Community News

Butterfly has noted that Hearts-HeartsE on the new update should be EFFECTS not BODIES. If you get a body there will be an update fix to make it a proper effect. 

{Papillon} Emblem Edit!

Date: 
2021-02-19 15:50:52
Source: 
Group Notice

Please read the enclosed notecard for information about the optional Emblem edit for Flutters/Ladybugs (so far).  This entirely optional edit adds no new content.  It simply shrinks ladybugs and flutters down to 1-prim, and only a handful of absolutely necessary scripts.  This allows breeders to save on sim resources, while still maintaining their breeding =) The other pets will get their Emblem updates soon as well.


As with any major update, it can be a good idea to let others test it for a day or three before updating tons of pets.   It sucks having to do it again a day later if someone spots a major problem that has to be corrected.

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So.  I've been working on this on and off for a while, and I feel that it's ready to be tested by others.

The idea behind this project is to reduce a pet, and its necessary scripts, to the minimum primcount and script usage possible.  In the case of the flutters, this involves shrinking the pet down into a little butterfly emblem that holds all of the flutter's data and performs all of the duties that the flutter is supposed to perform, without all of the baggage that the flutters have accumulated over the years.

The Emblem update box changes the pet into a 1-prim flutter that continues to mate, work, and do its day-to-day tasks the same as it used to.  However, it does NOT show its mutations, flutter wings, etc.  It is a static object.   Since there is no need for the scripts to hold year after year of wing UUIDs and particle engines, I was able to reduce the flutter down to just three scripts and one prim.  This is a huge reduction in sim-impact overall and can potentially allow for larger breeding projects.

Statistically, the Emblem flutter operates identical to a normal flutter.  The tier/exp system, mating system, and work system in particular are 100% copy/pasted in so that the core functions remain the same.  However, the Emblem flutter will not move, orbit, or do the additional activities that a normal flutter might do.  

The end-result is about an 85% reduction in script usage and operations performed.  On sims with lots of flutters, this can free up hundreds of prims and thousands (really) of scripts with no loss of mating/productivity.

Emblem pets (I'll be doing this update to the other main pets as well, given time) still display color, radiance, and size, as well as all of the hovertext that you are used to.

This is an entirely optional update that you may try out if you wish.  You can revert the Emblem flutter back to a normal flutter by running it through the current update boxes.  This system isn't intended to replace the existing pets -- people love the pretty fluttering things =)  It's simply an option for large-scale breeders that intend to work on big projects, or breeders that are limited on prims but still want to try a breeding challenge without being limited to only a few pets out.

(Orbit and No.Orbit on the butterfly control HUD will cause the little trail of butterflies under the emblem to turn on and off)

{Papillon} The Great Dragon Challenge!

Date: 
2021-02-16 16:49:13
Source: 
Group Notice

Congratulations to CandiceColors (Kris Rose) for completing the Dragon challenge!  It was a long line of unlocks that definitely weren't easy, but someone finally got a Dragon-classed dragonfly!  Thank you all for participating, and keep an eye out for the next breeding challenge that should pop up soon =)

AAAAND A CLUSTER UPDATE

Date: 
2021-02-14 16:50:56
Source: 
Group Chat

[16:47] Butterfly Bellflower: Alrighty, I put a valentine cluster updater down at the store.  Includes a few valentine mutations to try to combine on your clusters, and makes the Eternal->Enchanted->Magical->Ensorcelled->Bewitched line easier to unlock.
[16:49] Butterfly Bellflower: Ensorcelled and Bewitched both have separate rainbowy circles around the cluster based on "mood", so ~48 circles in addition to the color-tinted circles that enchanted unlocks.  Bewitched's circles are ~33% larger.

THERE'S A BUTTERFLY UPDATE TOO

Date: 
2021-02-14 23:21:00
Source: 
Community News

Found in the wisp box at the main store we also have a Butterfly Update,  v1.1.18q [Valentine]

{Papillon} Valentine Goodies!

Date: 
2021-02-13 17:27:35
Source: 
Group Notice

The stockings have been stuffed with chocolates and other valentine goodies, along with some starters and other gifts!  For those of you that are interested in trying to combine some of the new valentine wisp mutations available in the stockings, a v18f Valentine box for the wisps is available down in the store to try to merge them together =)

{Papillon} Holiday goodies!

Date: 
2020-12-21 16:55:13
Source: 
Group Notice

It's that time again!  The stockings have been stuffed with some early gifts, the naughty-and-nice tree has been put up in the store, and the first giftbox has been tucked under it for you all!  More gifts will appear as we get closer to Christmas, so keep an eye out for another box or two appearing under the tree as the holiday approaches =)

{Papillon} Halloween2020 Raffle Winners!

Date: 
2020-11-26 00:54:47
Source: 
Group Notice

It's very late, but I finally had a chance to do it!

Congratulations to celiarenea, Justus Palianata, Spice Voir, lexey5, Fairykiss Delicioso, Indy Melody, Crazycatlady2018, hydrahedron, francineKatz, and DeltaShores!  You ten are welcome to contact Butterfly Bellflower at your convenience.  Each of you are welcome to claim a Grand Witch's Tome of your choice, and I will be giving away one additional of each of the Tomes though some kind of trivia or game over the next few days as time allows.


[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'celiarenea resident, HALLOWEEN2020'!
[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'Justus Palianata HALLOWEEN2020'!
[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'Spice Voir, HALLOWEEN2020'!
[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'ZEUS (lexey5),-HALLOWEEN2020'!
[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'Fairykiss Delicioso HALLOWEEN2020'!
[12:19] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'Indy Melody, Halloween2020'!
[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'Crazycatlady2018 Resident, HALLOWEEN2020'!
[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'hydrahedron resident, HALLOWEEN2020'!
[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'francineKatz Halloween2020'!
[12:16] The picture picker! (HALLOWEEN2020): I pick...'DeltaShores, HALLOWEEN2020'!

{Papillon} Hard disk crash, and breeder-sent textures!

Date: 
2020-11-24 14:53:33
Source: 
Group Notice

So.  I had a major hard disk crash while backing up years worth of work to and from a new PC.  The backup exploded, and I pretty much lost everything.  Templates, textures, etc.  All gone =(
 
 If you have sent in any kind of texture that I haven't used yet, and you'd like me to consider using them, please re-send it to papillon.breedables@gmail.com !