Welcome to Vzones
The first thing you need to enter newHorizone is an account. You can get a free trial account, or you can create a permanent account.
The next thing you need is the software. You can download the Windows client here. Vista users please note the special installation instructions at the bottom of the download page.
There is a Macintosh client
as well, but you must be able to run OS9 or Classic to use it. If you
have an Intel Mac, you will need to be running Windows and use the
Once you have the software downloaded and installed, and have
created an account, it's time to log on and start enjoying your new
world. If you are using Windows, simply double-click on the VZones
launcher icon to begin. Once the launcher opens, select newHorizone or
Dreamscape in the first drop down box, then type the account name in
the second box and type your password in the bottom box. You can choose
to have the launcher save your password by checking the box below. Once
you have entered your information, click enter.
Detailed instructions for logging on with the Mac client are here. The easiest way of using VZones with Classic is to use the Firefox browser. In Firefox go to the Members Entry page
then click on the link to the world you are entering. In the text boxes
on this page, enter your logon information then click login. You will
then be taken to a page to select your avatar. The first time you enter
click on CLICK HERE TO ADD AN AVATAR TO YOUR ACCOUNT. You will then be
taken to a screen that will have a textbox for you to enter an avatar
name. Fill in the name you want here, and click Create. If the name is
not taken, you'll then be taken to a screen that says "Avatar created".
At this point you will actually log in to the world by clicking "Click
here to log in". You will be downloading a small file called
WorldLogon.pl. When you get a prompt from Firefox asking what you want
to do with the file, choose Open with and navigate to where your VZones
file is (the installer puts it on your hard drive's root in a folder
named VZones) Click the VZones file. Firefox will then pass the file to
the VZones application. You only have to do this once, Firefox will
remember what to do with the file in the future.
OK I'm in. Now what?
When you have logged in for the first time, you will be in a special
area for new members. There are a few things you need to do here
before venturing out into the world. Please take the time to read the
information and follow the instructions.
Each world has its own "hatchery". Follow the link to the newHorizone Welcome Page if you've joined newHorizone, or click the link to the Dreamscape Welcome Page
if you are a new member of Dreamscape. These pages will give you a
preview of what you will see when you log in for the first time. They
also have some basic information and resources to make your time
inworld more enjoyable.
EEK What are all these buttons for?
The toolbar at the bottom of client window is what you use to
interact with the world. The first set of buttons on the left are for
moving from one locale or room to another. If a button is dimmed, then
you can't go in that direction, otherwise click on the button pointing
in the direction you want to go and you will move to that locale. It
can be a bit confusing at first knowing what locales are where, but
part of the fun is wandering around and discovering what is here.
To the right of the direction arrows is the ghost button. You can be
on the ground and visible to everyone, or you can be ghosted. Each
locale can only hold a certain amount of avatars on the ground so if
you enter one and the locale is full, you will be automatically
ghosted. If you are ghosted and there is room on the ground, just click
on the button and you will appear in the center of the screen.
(Slightly advanced technique: Click on the ground where you want to be
and choose Become an avatar here or Become an avatar at back. The here
option will put you exactly where you clicked and the back option will
put you at the back of the locale but at the same horizontal position
The next set of 4 buttons are for your facial expressions. In order
from left to right they are Normal, Happy, Sad, Angry. The way they
look on your avatar depends on the head you are wearing. Try them out
to decide which expressions you prefer. The one that is dimmed is the
one you are currently wearing.
The next set of 6 buttons are for the animations your avatar can do.
They are, from left to right, Wave, Bow, Shrug, Present, Jump, and
React. Most are pretty self explanatory by the name or the picture on
the button. The last one, React, varies depending on the body you have.
Again the best way to understand what they do is to try them out. Just
click on each one and watch what your avatar does. If your avatar is sitting down, the only animation available is Wave.
The next 3 buttons rotate your avatar, you can turn to the right,
left, or turn around so your back is facing the screen. A lot of
avatars use that one if they are logged on but are away from their
computer for a while.
The last 2 buttons are informational. The first one has a picture of
a clock on it and when clicked tells you the inworld time (inworld time is
U.S. Pacific time). It also tells you how many hours you've been
inworld total. The last button has a picture of a dollar sign on it and
when clicked tells you how many tokens you have in your pocket.