SOS Swim Aid 001 Version 001

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SOS Swim Aid 001

A swim aid is used by most SL merfolk to maintain height in the water and swim at slower speed.

The SOS Swim aid is a HUD you need to "wear" on your screen in order to make use it

How to use:
1) Find the SOS Swim Aid in you inventory
2) Right click and select "wear" from the menu
3) The HUD appear as a "metal covered pearl" on the lower right corner of you screen
4) Press the HUD to activate menu in the SOS Swim Aid
5) Select ON from the displayed menu the HUD change from red to green color

The metal covered pearl show you actual depth while you swim.

The Menu
ON: Turn the Swim Aid On
OFF: Turn the Swim Aid OFF
Reset: Reset the scripts
Help: give this note card

Swim Speed Setting
Fast: Swim at full speed
Medium: Swim at reduced speed
Slow: Swim slowly in the water (normal mode)

Hover Setting
Hover Def: Reset the hover height to 0.75 meter
Hover Input: Text input of a new hover height
Hover Set: Set hover height to the current height of your Avatar

When you swim
You are actually flying and can use Page Up or Page Down to change depth - it will be show on the HUD
In order for you to stay in the water the Swim aid limit you moved close to the surface!
When swimmingup and you get 2 meter from the surface you move will be stoped - release Page Up and hit again to go to one meter and once again to surface.
When you dive down from the surface the procedure is the same. Just use Page Down.

Surf: Surface
High: 1 meter deep
Low: 2 Meter deep
Deep: free swimming below 2 meter.
Button: you swim on ground level (walk or run)

If you press Page Up while swimming in the surface you can make a jump out of the water.

Have fun
Serafin Galli

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WAY better than all the others

Posted July 20, 2017 by Sandi Whippet 5 stars

There are a lot of "Swim Controllers" and some even proclaiming to be specific to Mermaid, Sea Monster, Name-your-speciality. I know: I have many of them. The best one so far I have ever seen is free with a particular (and best in SL) Mermaid AO - except that your avie height can affect how you hover at the surface of the water.


Like many, this one allows you to choose your speed (Normal too-fast flight or slowed down) and like some others it allows you to swim at specific depths, but unlike every other this one allows you to change and otherwise customize your HOVER height.

PRO TIP For Yabusaka Petite Mermaids: -0.45 is perfecto!

I didn;t need to find a new swimmer control until I went to my Petitie - and ALL the other swimmers just don;t take body size into account. NONE OF THEM.

Well, THIS ONE DOES. So it works for Petitie size and I am sure Toddleedoo and SMB and SL Kids and probably even the Micro-sized avies (though I suspect they could be eaten by minnows, so too dangerous to swim anyway, but even so: it should work!)

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Features of HUD function poorly

Posted July 01, 2015 by Kyritoh 2 stars

Other than the fact that this swim aid works well when swimming on the surface of the water, I am unable to use most other functions due to bug or incompatibility with my AO. When I try to use the slow or fast swim option, the animation won't play and repeats the first half second constantly. The animation works on medium speed, but on this speed, turning makes my avatar "vibrate" as the animation plays. My other swim aid does not cause these problems to happen. I've tried to contact the creator of this item and did not receive any response.

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