Universe Attributes

 
In the Universe Attributes dialog you can examine some settings that are global to the entire Outerworlds universe:

The Universe Attributes are read-only for all users except universe administrators.

The Minimum browser is the minimum browser build number that will function within this universe. Any attempt to run a browser with a build number lower than this will result in a forced upgrade.

The Latest browser is the build number of the currently released version 3.0 or later browser. Users running a version 3.0 browser with a build number that is lower than the latest browser but greater than the minimum will receive an upgrade notification.

The Latest 2.2 browser is the build number of the current version 2.2 browser. Users running a version 2.2 browser with a build number that is lower than the latest 2.2 browser but greater than the minimum will receive an upgrade notification.

The Beta browser is the build number of the latest browser that has been released to beta testers. You must be on the Outerworlds beta program in order to receive an upgrade to this version.

You can find out the build number of your browser from the About Box (select About... from the Help Menu.)

The Minimum world is the minimum world server build number that will function within this universe. World servers with build numbers lower than this value will not be able to start.

The Latest world is the world server build number that all worlds running within this universe should be using. World servers version 3.2 and later with build numbers lower than this value will print an upgrade notice in their events logs on startup.

The Beta world is the build number of the latest beta world server. World servers version 3.2 and later with build numbers greater than the latest world value but lower lower than this value will print an upgrade notice in their events logs on startup.

The Default start world is the world that all new users start out in, as well as anyone else who has not yet chosen a home world.

The Universe welcome message is a message from the Immigration Officer printed to all users when they first enter the universe. If this message is changed, any users currently in the universe will see the new message right away. In this manner the universe welcome message can also be used to send urgent messages to all users in the universe at any time.

The Search Tab URL is the address of a web page to be displayed in the browser's search tab. If no URL is specified, the search tab will be disabled.

The Allow Tourists option specifies whether or not tourists are allowed to access the universe. If this option is disabled, then all users must provide a valid citizen name and password before first entering the universe. The tourist option from the login menu will also be disabled.