Fourmile Castle

Fourmile Castle, a Second Life project which used to be found at this SLURL. It was dismantled in late 2017, so the below is now an archive.

I’ve had an avatar in Second Life since January 2007 after being introduced to the educational possibilities by a couple of guys from the Open University, and Fourmile Castle is my personal project as opposed to the “Warwick University Maths” island highlighted on other pages.  It started off as an extension of a worksheet I used to use for NAGTY summer schools (Gifted 11-16 year old kids) when we visited the local Warwick Castle, and was designed to organically grow from a simple tower and battlements how a real castle might develop (with care taken to consider how main routes into the castle could be protected by defenders). The estate itself at its peak straddled all of the Fourmile sim along with large amounts of neighbouring Maceday, Ironjaw and Cavanaugh, the extent in 2011 can be seen in the map below (the non-blurred parts):

The slideshow below (click on image to advance slides) shows how it grew over time from Febuary 2007 to August 2011 from when it stayed pretty constant:

Of course, once you start a project like this it’s easy to get carried away, and in addition to a study of castle defences over time I’ve added secret rooms, a mine, and various rental properties around the sim which help pay for the monthly sim fees. There is also my popular 3D Maze (like a normal maze but on 3 levels with ramps between) and the main shop for my main business enterprise, “Ee’s SLideshow Viewer“. A selection of views of the estate is in the slideshow below:

Related posts:

  • Downsizing in Fourmile – Phase II The deed is done, most of my land holdings in Fourmile and Cavanaugh are now cleared and sold off, I’ve kept a quarter sim so that my SLideshow business still has a base (it seems to generate a number of sales every month on top of Marketplace so seems prudent to keep it for ...
  • Downsizing in Fourmile – Phase I Due to a change in real life circumstances, there was a need to start downsizing my land holdings in Second Life a few years ago, and in particular the outskirts of Fourmile Castle, I recently discovered a cache of snapshots I took at the time so thought I should document them somewhere, a considerable amount ...
  • Updates and Musings This is a quick post that isn’t really designed to be read, but is to collect my thoughts about what jobs need to be done around my various web presences such as updating, tidying up, general procrastination as well as maybe other projects that have fallen by the wayside that need to be picked up again. ...
  • Fourmile with Shadows When did Second Life viewer have shadows added as an option? Oh well… found the setting now and it looks cool! Perhaps it’s due to the fact that my previous graphics cards couldn’t handle it. Here’s a picture of the entrance to Fourmile Castle resplendent with shadows. Problem is what to do with my objects ...
  • Fourmile Castle Rentals Fourmile Castle Rentals is now ready for business in Second Life. Main office in Fourmile: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fourmile/79/239/152 It’s been an aim to rent out parts of the castle for a while now, after several requests over the past couple of years, but as always these projects are always put back when more pressing ones come about. The rentals ...
  • Fourmile Castle Fourmile Castle, a Second Life project which can be found at this SLURL. I’ve had an avatar in Second Life since January 2007 after being introduced to the educational possibilities by a couple of guys from the Open University, and Fourmile Castle is my personal project as opposed to the “Warwick University Maths” island highlighted on ...

2 Comments:

  1. Pingback: From Warwick to Fourmile | Living in the Modem World

  2. As well as the great write up from Inara Pey that came as a pingback, thanks also to Caliburn Susanto for his blog entry here 🙂

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