The Encore Escape
Tutorial: How to Join Us @ The Encore Escape
So, you’d like to come visit us at The Encore Escape, but you’re not sure how. This step-by-step tutorial will hopefully answer all your questions.

Step 01: Go to our website @, and click on the “Create Avatar” sub header. (see image below)
Step 02: Click on “Register for an Account”. (see image below)
Step 03: Fill out the Account Registration page with:

> First and last name of your new avatar (no spaces or special characters can be used in the name. (see image below)

> Select male or female template. (see image below)

> Type in a legitimate email address, this is important because it will be used to send a verification message to activate your avatar, and will be how we contact you if you require help with a lost or forgotten password. (see image below)

> Create a password, we suggest at least an 8 alpha-numeric string. Please remember we cannot see your password, if you forget it you will have to create another using the “Lost Password” option. (see image below)

> Verify that you are over 18 years of age, The Encore Escape Grid DOES NOT allow minors to register, if you are not at least 18 years old, go no further and close the registration window. (see image below)

> (Optional) Tell us how you heard about us. (see image below)

> Click the “Register” button. (see image below)
Clicking the “Register” button will initiate a verification email that will be sent to the email you supplied above. Depending on your ISP provider it will take from 30 seconds to a couple minutes for it to arrive in your mailbox.

Step 4: Open your email, it will have a subject of “(avatar name) - Your  Encore Escape avatar requires activation”. Look for the line in your email that’s says: “Click to activate your account ->
Activate Now”. If you don’t see the email, check your Junk Mail folder.

Step 5: Now open your Firestorm Viewer (we will be using ver. 5.0.7 (52912) Jun 13 2017 for this tutorial) In the upper left hand corner click the “Viewer” tab, a drop down menu will appear.  (see image below)
Step 6: Next select “Preferences” in the drop down menu. (see image below)
Step 6: In the “Preferences” window, select the “Advanced” button on the left side. In the “Advanced” window select “Allow login to other grids (not all grids support Firestorm) by placing a tick in the box. Click OK at the bottom of the page. (see image below)
Step 7: Now go back to the upper left hand corner of your Firestorm Viewer page and click “Viewer” again and select “Preferences” again. (see image below)
Step 8: On the left hand side, select the “Opensim” button. This will open the “Opensim” window. Under the “Grid manager” tab at the top, just below the term “Add New Grid” type in the following:  Next click the “Apply” button on the right, and then click the "OK" button on the bottom of the page (see image below)
You have now added “The Encore Escape” to your list of grids, and firestorm will immediately switch your viewer login to “The Encore Escape” login page.

Step 9: In Firestorm, type in your avatar name and password you created above and you will login to The Encore Escape Welcome center.

Step 10: More than likely your Firestorm viewer was set to the Second Life login page before we started this tutorial. So you need to know how to switch between grids. It’s very easy, at the bottom of the Firestorm viewer, just to the left of the “Login” button click the drop down menu under “Log Into Grid”. Select “Second Life” and your back to SL. (see image below)
To find us again go back to “Log Into Grid” and select “The Encore Escape”. Thank you for visiting our grid, enjoy your stay. For additional tutorials and more info about The Encore Escape, visit our website and click the support sub header, then select TEE Tutorials & Info.
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