Omega Host Watch version 1.1

In a nutshell:
  • Product: Omega Host Watch version 1.1b by The Omega Concern
  • Scripter: April Heaney
  • Your Technical Contact: April Heaney
  • Revision date: 2006-05-10

Thank you and congratulations on your purchase of the Omega Host Watch. This system is robustly designed with commercial and personal applications in mind, to facilitate repeated announcements at events and provide a convenient platform from which to rez relevent items. It is also designed to look pretty cool. Please read this card before using your new watch.

The Omega Concern is dedicated to producing quality work at affordable prices, and we support everything we sell. April Heaney is the Scripter and your Technical Contact for this product, and can assist you with any problems with your watch. All of our products are designed with the balance of impact on sim performance and ease of use in mind. If you find one of our products to be causing lag, behaving in unexpected ways, or otherwise being a pest, we need to know so we can correct it. Also if you find the user interface to be confusing or otherwise difficult to use, please let us know.

There is a "support passphrase" somewhere in this notecard, which you must use when first contacting your Technical Contact about this product. We just do this to make sure you've read the instructions so that we can assist people with truly vexing problems not already answered within.

You are eligible for all upgrades on this version, right up until version 2.0. If you are interested in being a beta tester for upcoming releases of this product, let your Technical Contact know. Also, your feedback is valued! If there's something you love, hate, or just think would be better if it were just a little different, we want to know. Your input directly influences the course of development and future features of Omega products.

Feel free to join our customer group, Omega Concern Clients, as an easy way to learn about new products and updates. And since we hate spam as much or more than you do, you'll be lucky to hear from us once a day.

The Host watch defaults to channel 10 to take the following commands:

chan: Changes the channel the watch takes commands on. The default is 10, so all commands herein would be prepended with '/10' and then the command(s).

name: Changes the Broadcast Name of the watch, which is the name that the watch appears to make announcements with. For example, if you set the name to "Henry" and then announced through the watch "Hello there!" all persons within 96 meters of you would see: "Henry: Hello there!" The name can be set to nearly anything, much to your delight and the dismay of your friends should you feel mischievous.

shout (also sh): Send a message through the watch, which will be prepended by the Broadcast Name.

emote (also em): This is like typing /me in front of your message. For example, if you set the name to "Henry" and then emoted through the watch "grins!" people would see "Henry grins!"

list: Gives a list of the last 10 shouts and emotes you made through the watch.

play: Use play to replay one of the shouts or emotes from the list above. If you wished to replay announcement number 5, you'd type 'play 5'

keygrab (also kg): Lists the keys of the people within 96 meters of you. This is handy if you need to get someone's key for access to a device or other application where a UUID is necessary.

rez: Brings up the rezzer dialog. (Clicking the watch face has the same effect) From here, you can have up to 12 items ready to be rezzed at the touch of a button. Items will be rezzed 1 meter above and in front of you, so in the case of large items such as vehicles in the watch, you may find yourself interpenetrated. It's not as painful as it sounds. Your support passphrase for your watch is "Out of time."

To add items to your watch for rezzing, right-click and edit your watch, going to the 'Contents' tab, and simply drag items in there. Remember, you have to have copy permissions on everything you want to rez, and there is a limit of 12 items, after which only the items closest to the top of the alphabet will be displayed on the rezzer dialog.

If you give it a command it doesn't know, it will tell you so and present you with a list of commands it does.


The watch model is fully copyable and modifiable, should you find that you hate what we've done with it. The important parts to note are the main watch band, which is the root prim and holds the main watch script. The hour, minute and second hands also contain scripts to make them go. Each can be removed if you like, so if you hate having a second hand, simply unlink it from the watch and delete it.

As always, we recommend you make a copy of the original before you modify, just in case you foul it all up. Face it, we all do that sometimes.

This is the end of this notecard. Enjoy your new watch, and again, The Omega Concern appreciates your business.