Category Archives: There

2023 Winter There Games

There Winter Games (TWG) is a huge 10-day series of competitive events in There that run from February 19th – 28th. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly competition. Participants earn points for their team, and the team with the most points at the end takes home the gold medal! Events happen at all hours of the day and range from vehicle races to card games to quests and so much more. Whatever your interests are, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy.

There Winter Games Schedule

Saturday, February 18th
Attend the Opening Ceremonies
Start Time: 6:00 pm Pacific/9:00 pm Eastern
Join the TWG Kickoff PARTY
Start Time: 6:30 pm Pacific/9:30 pm Eastern

Sunday, February 19th – Tuesday, February 28th
10-Day Competitive There Games Events

Saturday, March 4th
Attend the Closing Ceremonies
Start Time: 6:00 pm Pacific/9:00 pm Eastern
Join the tWG After Party
Start Time: 6:30 pm Pacific/9:30 pm Eastern

Everyone is invited to play and is already part of a team. The color of your name tag will tell you which team you’re on. There are 16 name tag colors. If you aren’t quite sure where you belong, it’s easy to find out. Just head over to the Winter Games Welcome Center and use the handy name tag sign. When you click the sign’s action tag, it will tell you what color your name tag is and also give you a link to join your team! This is a great way to meet people and make new friends.

Annual Club Fair in There

Join a club online and make new friends in the virtual world There.com. Visit the annual Club Fair from Sunday, January 8th to Saturday, January 14th to browse teams, leagues, Neighborhood groups and social clubs looking for new recruits. Check out the different clubs on display at the annual community-wide event and sign up for club events.

To join a club in the virtual world There, first create your very own avatar here. Once you’re logged onto There, teleport over to the Club Fair at the There Fairgrounds. Travel the walkways around the Fairgrounds and visit the different types of clubs There has to offer. You’ll find signs, brochures and information on each club. Check the individual booths for upcoming Club Fair events where you can meet and interact with other club members.

If you are the leader of a club in There and would like to participate in the Club Fair, join the There Fairgrounds Development Group. Once you are part of the club, find an open Lot at the Fairgrounds to rent out. Here’s a list of the remaining available Lots. Make sure to name your Lot after your Club and schedule events for your Club inside of the Lot during the week of the fair. Use the keyword Club Fair in your event description to have your event featured on the home page.

At the end of the Club Fair, you can send an email request to There Staff to have your Lot evicted from the Fairgrounds. An Eviction will result in a pro-rated rental refund going back to your account. Please be aware if you Relinquish your own Lot, you will not receive a partial refund and the full month of rent will be taken from your account. Make sure to include your Avatar name and the doid to your Lot in your email to Staff if you’d like to be Evicted for a partial pro-rated refund.

Enjoy the Club Fair from January 8th to the 14th! Challenge yourself to sign up for at least five new to you clubs.

Home for the Holidays

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it’s so delightful! Cozy up next to the fire in your very own winter cabin on Frosty Island. Enjoy snow-covered terrain and the beautiful pink, purple and orange skies of this delightful island in There shaped like a snowman. Make yourself at home in a two-story winter cabin located in Santa’s Village. This lovely home offers a dining room, living room, family room and upstairs loft. Complete with outdoor lights and frozen icicles.

The snow-covered cabin is included free with the monthly rental of a one-acre Development Lot. Join the Santa’s Village Development Group first before picking out your new homestead. View the winter cabin listings to find the perfect spot. To rent a holiday cabin for the winter, step into the Lot and go to This Place on your menu bar and clicking information about For Rent. Here is a helpful article about setting up your Development Lot in the Santa’s Village Development Zone.

All tenants who rent a winter cabin in Santa’s Village between now and December 20th will be entered into a random drawing for two months of free rent. The drawing will be held on December 21st. Tenants do not need to be present to win. The winner will be notified by ThereMail so make sure your registered email address is up to date.

You can purchase furniture, artwork and a Christmas tree from Shop Central or the Auctions to decorate your cabin for the holidays. Our Designers have created many different styles of holiday home decor for you to choose from. Once you’ve got your home decorated to your liking, you can create an event and invite your friends and new neighbors to a housewarming party.

2018-11-29 (1)If you’d like to build your own home from scratch, you can purchase a PAZ from Shop Central and drop it anywhere around Santa’s Village on the Island of Frosty. Pick and choose what kind of furniture and decorations you would like to have in your home.

There are also two Neighborhoods located on Frosty that are welcoming new tenants. Make yourself at home at Candy Cane Lane or Winter Wonderland.

Miracle Pictures Movie Premiere

Join us in the virtual world There.com for the Miracle Pictures double movie feature this Saturday! Head over to the Foxy Theater at Miracle Pictures Studio to view the world premier of the new Minisode/Trailer for The Gorgon Chronicles and the blooper reel from Chapter 5.

Join the cast and crew for a fun look towards the future and into the blurry past with some rather amusing bloopers. The showing starts at 7:00 pm Pacific on Saturday, November 19th.

Also be on the look out for the premier of the Groso Gorgon Christmas Special coming next month.

Sign up for the movie premier on Saturday night in There.com!

Visit the Gorgon Chronicles Facebook page for more details about the series.

Avie Sacrifice

On the eve of every new client release in There.com, it is tradition for the Thereian Community to scale Wilson’s Peak, the tallest mountain in the Virtual World to offer up their Avatars to the There Gods in hopes for a smooth update. Join us tonight at 7:00 pm PDT/10:00 pm EST for Avie Sacrifice!

Gather on the deck with new and old friends starting at 7:00 PDT. The deck will be removed fifteen minutes after the start of the event and the party will free fall down the mountain together. Make sure to bookmark a spot at the top of Wilson’s Peak so that you can teleport back up after sliding down the mountain. There will be a second deck drop at 7:30 in case you missed the first one. If you are unable to join us for the event, you can still make an avie sacrifice on your own time and shoot yourself off the side of the mountain with one of the Avatar Slingers or hop a hoverboard and shoot through the Avie Slingshot.

The new client release is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th.

What is an Avie Sacrifice you ask? Check out this video footage Chagall filmed in There.com of a past Avie Sacrifice from 2006.

Video of Avie Sacrifice captured by Chagall.

New Client Release 9.28.22

A new client will be released for the Virtual World There.com on September 28th, 2022. It removes the game’s dependency on Adobe Flash and uses Microsoft Edge as its internal browser. Members will be prompted to install this version on Wednesday or the next time they log into the There.com 3D client.

Install the 3D Client Download (New version available 9.28.22)

Members can expect to download the full installer which will take up to five minutes to run due to the installation of additional dependencies. Once you’re running the new client, any future updates will be automatically patched in a smaller download.

The new client software will no longer be dependent on Adobe Flash. For security purposes, after the client upgrade, please remove Adobe Flash from your machine by using the Flash Uninstaller which you can get here.

The new client uses open-source products from a number of sources, including, but not limited to There Edge, Ruffle and jQuery. The new client software automatically includes these open-source links so the user does not need to install these packages themselves.

Known Issues

Shoutcast – Staff is aware of the current issues with Shoutcast. A Shoutcast fix is not included in the latest release.

ChangeMe Menu – The cursor does not function in the type box when naming a new outfit. To fix this, move the ChangeMe window slightly on your screen and then place the cursor in the text box to type.

Cracked? Tables – The cursor does not remain in the type box. To fix it, move the game hud slightly on your screen and then place the cursor in the text box to type.

Future fixes for the issues listed above will be pushed out in a patch.

Contact Staff via email at Feedback@thereinc.com to report any technical issues.

Dress Like a Pirate

Talk like a pirate, walk like a pirate and look like a pirate. Dress the part for Pirates Ahoy! Check out the Auction listings for men’s and women’s clothing during the pirate theme week in the Virtual World There.com.

Men’s Pirate Clothing

Women’s Pirate Clothing

Sign up for fun events during Pirates Ahoy September 18th – 24th.

Pirates Ahoy Designer Showcase

This week’s There.com Designer Showcase highlights ships, barrels, cannons and taverns listed in the Auctions for the upcoming Pirates Ahoy theme.

Join the Virtual World of There September 18th – 24th for a swashbuckling good time. Teleport to Pirate Island for the week and build a ship in the harbor or set up a tavern or shop. Thereian Designers have relisted a ton of pirate items in the Auctions.

Browse pirate items in the Auctions.

There.com Beta Test Invite

This Beta removes the Virtual World There client dependency on Flash and supports Microsoft Edge as its internal browser. We have released a Beta test client with the new updates and would like to invite the Thereian Community to test it out.

If you’d like to participate in the Beta test, click on the Help Article to find the instructions and installer. Please report the outcome of testing to us at Feedback@thereinc.com. Title your subject line as There Edge Testing. Include the type of operating system you are using and please make sure to include your avatar name.

The Beta test client uses open-source products from a number of sources, including, but not limited to:

There Edge

Ruffle

iQuery

Is my operating system supported?

The Beta test client supports Windows 8.1, 10 and 11. We’d like to gather feedback from members using Windows 7 and 8 to find out if there are limitations.

How do I install the Beta test client update?

Read the Beta Help Article and click on the Installer. Download the Installer and open it. Click YES to allow the Beta client to make changes to your machine. Wait for the process to initialize. The destination folder will be named c:\Makena\There-Beta. Click continue. Once the install is complete click on the There Beta icon on your desktop to launch the test client.

Can I go back and forth between the current production client that uses Flash/IE and the Beta test client that uses Edge/HTML5?

Yes, as long as you saved the Beta client under a different file name such as c:\Makena\There-Beta. You’ll see the Beta client and the Production client icons on your desktop.

Can I uninstall Adobe Flash?

If you want to keep the current production client that is dependent on Flash, you will need to keep it installed on your machine. The new Beta client is not dependent on Flash and you can go ahead and uninstall it for security reasons. Adobe has provided instructions on how to uninstall Flash.

Can I uninstall Internet Explorer?

If you want to keep the current production client that uses Internet Explorer for webapps, you will need to keep it installed on your machine. The new Beta client is not dependent on IE and you can go ahead and uninstall it. Microsoft has provided instructions on how to uninstall IE.

I like my current browser. Do I have to update to Edge?

No, you can use your preferred browser outside of There. Please note, IE11 will go out of support soon so if you’d like to update your external browser you can choose Edge as an option.

What should I test in the Beta client?

Action Bar

All Card Tables

Change Me

Communicator

Compass

Fun Finder

Message Notifications

Accepting Therebucks

Accepting Items

Change Layout

Clear Layout

Coin

Dice

Events

Instant Messages

Shortcut Bar

Teleport Screen

Trade Window

Volume Controls

KNOWN ISSUES

Shoutcast – We are aware of the issues with Shoutcast. A fix for it has not been included in the Beta.

ChangeMe – There are issues with the cursor not staying in the type box, so when you try to save a new clothing outfit your text will show up in chat bubbles. To fix this, move the Change Me window around and then place your cursor in the text box to type.

Cracked Tables- There are issues with the cursor not staying in the text box of the game hud. To fix this click on the hand icon to move the game hud window around. Once you have moved it, you should be able to put the cursor in the text box and type normally.

Please remember to send your Beta test results to us at Feedback@thereinc.com.

ThereCon Returns From the Great Beyond

ThereCon returns to the Virtual World There.com June 25th through July 1st. Celebrate science-fiction, the future and all things out of this world with your host Francis_7.

We are searching the great beyond for sci-fi Event Hosts to schedule fun activities during the seven-day event. Use the keywords ThereCon or TCon to schedule your out of this world activity. Hosts are welcome to schedule events in the Therriote Hotel Convention Center at Mircale Pictures Studios, at the open-hosting There Spacehood or at any of the sci-fi FunZones located on the mysterious island of Tyr.

There Designers are encouraged to create sci-fi clothing and decorations for TCon. Past Designers are welcome to relist any science-fiction or outer space costumes, props and decorations in the Auctions.

ThereCon special events are being scheduled on the Activities Page daily. More will be added as we get closer to the event. Preview the scheduled events and sign up ahead of time.

Stay tuned to the There blog for more information about ThereCon!