Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and slay your best outfit at Pride week in the Virtual World There.com. Fly your rainbow flag high September 2nd through the 8th and sign up for fun and fabulous events.
Events will be happening around the clock, so check the PRIDE schedule for rainbow events like quests, cross country racing, spades, gin, scavenger hunts, bingo, parties and more.
The party never stops at Rococo Islands, your host for There Pride 2022. Hang out at the There Pride Lounge with friends and neighbors or play your hand at cards at the There Pride Cards Pavillion. Make sure to gather at the BABS Outpost on Monday night for a special Pride Floatilla. Dance the night away at the There Pride Closing Party scheduled for Thursday, September 8th at 5:30 pm Pacific time.
Show your PRIDE and add some colorful outfits to your wardrobe or decorate your virtual home with rainbow flags. Search the Auctions for Pride clothing and rainbow decorations created by our LGBTQ+ friendly designers.
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:
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?
All Card Tables
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.
The Botanical Society of There established a one-of-a-kind Botanical Garden Neighborhood in the Virtual World There.com representing the majority of flora and fauna created by Designers. Charlie__BST and Susanszy restored and maintained the lush and beautiful Botanical Gardens Neighborhood for many years for all Thereians to enjoy. The master gardeners have been able to extend the life of the garden over the years through generous donations. The unique Botanical Gardens have reached the end of life.
Many of the individual types of flora and fauna in the Botanical Gardens were created by Designers who no longer participate in the Developer Program and have not recently relisted their items in Auctions. As a tribute to the Botanical Society of There, you’ll find the View Decor link for each garden type planted in the Botanical Gardens listed below. View Decor shows a catalog of each type of flora and fauna used in each individual garden.
BST Mangrove Swamp – View Decor
BST Ash & Beech Forest – View Decor
BST Christmas Trees – View Decor
BST Desert – View Decor
BST Enchanted Woods – View Decor
BST Evergreens – View Decor
BST Farming – View Decor
BST Forest – View Decor
BST Greenhouse – View Decor
BST Lighthouse – View Decor
BST Manor Charlie’s Home – View Decor
BST Maple Trees – View Decor
BST Mediterranean – View Decor
BST Oak Forest – View Decor
BST Plaza – View Decor
BST Rock Garden – View Decor
BST Rose Garden – View Decor
BST Therehenge – View Decor
BST Vineyard – View Decor
BST Windmill – View Decor
BST Water’s Edge – View Decor
Dave’s Australian Forest – View Decor
BST Water Garden – View Decor
Botanical Gardens Neighborhood – View Decor
View the Botanical Gardens photo album on Facebook.
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!
Travel to the last campsite tonight for the Camp-A-Palooza event in the virtual world There.com. Grab your camping gear and your best buddy and head out on the trail with the Bay Area Boat System’s head to camp event starting at Monday night 7:00 pm PDT. If you miss out on tonight’s hike to camp, you can visit the Camp-A-Palooza headquarters and access the teleport to camp at anytime during the week.
Earn badges, prizes and a new reputation at Camp-A-Palooza. Pitch your tent, park your RV, hike the mountain trails, sing camp songs, tell spooky stories around the campfire and find the elusive BIGFOOT. Your guideline is your adventurous spirit so bring and build whatever you like. Track your earned Camp-A-Palooza badges here.
Check out the camping quests and find fun at your own leisurely pace. There’s lots of fun events coming up during the last week of camp. Don’t miss out on Camp 007 Twist and Shout buggy maze, Wake n’ Bake Camp a daily activity, Camp Roundabout Gin, Camp Bike Night Bacio Style, Camp Cards, Kate’s Kampfire Stories and Songs, Thereywood Squares Camp Edition and the CCR Camp Race. These fun camp activities and more can be found on the Activities Page. Use the keyword camp.
Club WOW will hosting the Camp-A-Palooza closing party with special guest DJ XCAL and Cindy83 pumping the jams to keep you dancing all night. Sign up for the camp blow out party Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm PDT.
Head over to the There Fairgrounds and pick out a Development Lot to set up your Club booth. There are several Lot sizes to choose from. Join the There Fairgrounds Development group in order to rent a Development Lot for the Club Fair.
Have fun decorating a temporary clubhouse that highlights your unique crew of members. Don’t forget to leave a sign or brochure at your booth so that interested newcomers can locate a link to your Club. Schedule and hold events from your booth during the Club Fair and invite current club members to to network with new members.
We’ll see you at the Club Fair in the virtual world There from January 9th to the 22nd!
ANNOUNCEMENT- There.com has updated their Virtual World Developer Submission Guidelines and created new Peer Review Guidelines and rules. The Developer Program updates for Designers and Product Peer Reviewers are effective immediately. Please review an outline of the summary of changes to the Developer Program documents below.
- Updated list of inappropriate content added.
- Minimum coverage requirements clarified.
- Copyright infringement clarified.
- Links to copyright infringement, fair use and parody resources added.
- NEW Rule – Designer required to now cancel a submission item if it has five (5) negative reviews.
- NEW Rule – Designer is not allowed to review their own product submission with Alt Avatars.
- Updated Developer Program violation outcome.
- Peer Review resource links added.
- Developer Frequently Asked Questions added.
The Peer Review System help article was updated with newly created Peer Review Guidelines.
- Peer Review System rules instated.
- Review requirements clarified.
- Product Review education added.
- Review types clarified.
- NEW canned comment reesponses added for use in Peer Reviews.
- Peer Review System violation outcomes added.
Peer Review FAQS Added
- Outline of offenses updated.
- Complaint policy updated.
- Complaint process updated.
Product Review Submission Listings Page Updated
- Peer Review System rules posted.
- Links added to Submission Guidelines & Peer Review Guidelines.
Individual Product Submission Page Updated
- How to review a product education added.
- Handy summary of Submission Guidelines shown.
- Peer Review resource links added.
The There.com team appreciates our community taking the time to read the new and updated Developer Program documents. We ask our There Developers and Peer Reviewers to get familiarized with the most current and up-to-date Product Submission Guidelines and Peer Review Guidelines. Please note the addition of rules for Developers to follow in the Peer Review System.
In January 2021, Microsoft discontinued security updates and support for Adobe Flash Player. The 3-D virtual world There is a Flash-based game. Microsoft released an update containing a kill switch for Flash resulting in the loss of several game features in There. To enjoy full gameplay in There, a member can download Flash 10.1 and the missing game features will return to normal. The user must understand the security risks involved with the continued use of Adobe Flash.
What are the game features that no longer work in There with the loss of Flash?
- Action Bar
- Card Tables
- Change Me
- Fun Finder
- Message Notifications
- Accepting Therebucks Confirmation
- Accepting Items Confirmation
- Change Layout Confirmation
- Clear Layout Confirmation
- Coin Outcome Display
- Dice Outcome Display
- Event Notification
- Instant Messaging
- Shortcut Bar
- Teleport Screen
- Trade Window
- Volume Controls
How can I get the Flash features to work again in There?
Microsoft’s update removed Flash from the user’s system. Thereians will need to reinstall Flash in order to gain access to all of the game features in the virtual world. Members will need to understand the security risks involved with using Flash now that Microsoft no longer offers security updates and support. Flash version 10.1 is the suggested replacement. The recommended version 10.1 is an older version of Flash that is compatible with all of the game features in There and does not include the kill switch update. It is recommended to run the Adobe Flash uninstaller prior to installing Flash 10.1.
How do I uninstall old versions of Flash on my computer?
There is a possibility that old versions of Flash may still be on your computer even after Microsoft’s update to remove Flash. It is important to remove any trace of other versions of Flash from your computer prior to installing Flash 10.1.
How do I uninstall Flash 10.1 on my computer?
- Stop any running programs which use Flash, including Internet Explorer.
- Use Firefox or Chrome to Download and run the Flash Uninstaller
- Follow the uninstaller instructions
- Reboot your computer
How do I install Flash 10.1 on my computer?
- Stop any running programs which use Flash, including Internet Explorer
- Use Firefox or Chrome to Download and run the Flash 10.1 Installer
- Follow the installer instructions
- Reboot your computer
- Log into There and enjoy all of the Flash-based game features
Please report any technical bugs or segmentation violations to Staff by emailing Feedback@thereinc.com. Include your Avatar name, description of the issue and attach any crashdump files to your email.
Flash currently runs several key controls in There like the MessageBar, ChangeMe, the Compass and all of the card games. With the removal of Flash, an Avatar may not be able to use the features mentioned or be able to answer Instant Messages or accept a teleport summons.
The Engineering Staff at There is currently working on an alternative that will allow users to continue playing one of the oldest virtual world platforms despite Microsoft discontinuing Flash. In the new year, Flash will stop working in browsers, but most likely will continue working in-game. The main problem will be with the 2-D web pages. Currently, our Engineers are considering this issue a bug and will most likely be able to create a fix for it.
With so much uncertainty in the real world at this point in time, the Thereian community can look forward to playing There in 2021 and beyond. Moving forward in the new year, users are encouraged to contact Customer Service via email at Feedback@thereinc.com to report any technical issues or bugs related to the removal of Flash.