E2V - Fast. Reliable. Scaleable.

New User Guide

Welcome to the E2V system! Before you can get started setting up, you must first create your account, and install the software.

Create your E2V Account

Locate the [E2V-3] Installer HUD and wear it. You'll see a large button that allows you to create your account. Be sure to take note of local chat - that's where you'll see your temporary E2V password.

After you've created your account, you can install the software by clicking the "Install Folder" button on the HUD. You'll be given a new inventory folder with the name of the current E2V release.

While your temporary password is still close, it's a good time to reset your password to something you'll remember. Click here to go to the login page where you can use your temporary password, then select the "Change my password" menu item.

Setting up your store

  1. Decide on a delivery mode
  2. Set up Inventory Server
  3. Rez and configure required support objects
  4. Set up vendors
  5. Set up store support objects

Step 1 - Decide on a delivery mode

Please read the information on delivery modes in order to understand the various choices you have. The decision about which delivery mode you use will affect several things suchs as where you'll rez your Inventory Server, and what you'll put into the contents of your vendor prims.

Step 2 - Set up Inventory Server

  1. Rez the [E2V-3] Inventory Server object and click to enable it. It will ask you for link permissions. Grant the object permissions so that you'll be able to add more storage boxes when needed.
  2. Add your boxed items into any storage box. How you organize your items in the various boxes is completely up to you. The system doesn't care which box you use for what. You can add new boxes through the server's menu. To prevent specific items from being eligible for redelivery, mark the box they're in as being no redeliver by placing the text nr into the storage box prim's description field. You can customize the look of each of the storage boxes by coloring the side textures, or replacing the front "E2V" texture (512x128).
  3. Set up a backup server (optional) A backup server is only useful if your primary server is not rezzed on the same region as your store. In the event the primary server's region goes down or is restarted, the system will attempt to locate and use a backup server. Create a backup server by using the Take A Copy command in your viewer, TP'ing to the region where you want to have your backup server, rez the copy, put a note card called backup into the server's inventory (in the root prim), and click the server to bring it online.

Step 3 - Rez and configure required support objects

Each region where you have a store must also have a Store Controller object, a Transaction Relay object, and a Delivery Relay object. The Store Controller object has a settings note card in it where you can set up your store's options. See this page for detailed instructions. (Note: If you are using Local Boxed delivery mode on a region, you do not need to have a Delivery Relay on that region. All other modes, including Local Folder mode, do require a Delivery Relay.)

You can find more information here.

Step 4 - Set up vendors

Any object, single or multiple prim, can be used as a vendor. Each vendor object must correspond to one boxed product that is stored in the Inventory Server.

  1. Name the vendor object the same name as the boxed product in the server. The names must match exactly, including spaces and punctuation.
  2. For Local Boxed delivery mode, place a copy of the boxed product (the names must match) into the vendor's inventory.
  3. For Local Folder delivery mode, place the loose items that make up your product into the vendor's inventory.
  4. Edit the vendor object's description field to set the vendor's pricing and other options. See this article for details on how to price your vendors.
  5. Place a single copy of the vendor script [E2V-3] Vendor 3.x ("x" represents whatever the current version of the script is) into the vendor's inventory, and watch local chat to make sure the vendor's parameters are set correctly.
  6. Click the vendor object and select "Test" from its menu to verify that the connection between the vendor and the boxed product has been correctly made.

You can find more information here.

Step 5 - Set up store support objects

  1. Build a Redelivery Terminal any way you'd like, then place a copy of [E2V-3] Redeliver 3.x into the terminal's inventory. No other configuration is required.
  2. Build a Credit Terminal (where users can check and/or adjust their own store credit balance) any way you'd like. Place a copy of [E2V-3] Credit Terminal 3.x into the object's inventory.