Frontmatter

  1. End-User License Agreement
  2. Prerequisites

This manual is a work in progress. Entries in italics have not yet been written.

Sections

  1. Tutorials
    1. Booting up for the first time
    2. Running the Setup wizard
    3. The ARES interface (HUD)
    4. Accessing menus of yourself and others
    5. Guests and consent
    6. Users, Managers, and Owners
    7. Bans and disabling self access
    8. Chat: How to disable the chat redirect (green/object text)
    9. Chat: How to change your name
    10. Chat: How to alter the speech marker (chat sound)
    11. Chat: Why use the chat redirect?
    12. Power: Recharging and battery health
    13. Power: The power control (subsystems) menu
    14. Personas
    15. Damage, overheating, and repair
    16. Chat: Manipulating chat messages
    17. Command line basics
    18. Updating ARES to a new version
    19. Shutting down and removing ARES
    20. Configuring ARES for a military unit
    21. Configuring ARES for a sex robot
    22. Configuring ARES for control freaks
    23. Dealing with bugs and unexpected behavior
    24. Next steps
  2. Operating ARES
    1. Power & Subsystem Management
    2. Identity   Name, gender, color, and other informative metadata
    3. Security
    4. Input   Chat control, chat filtering, and commands
    5. Devices
    6. Personas
    7. Navigation   Following, teleportation, and forced movement
    8. Combat & Damage
    9. Heat, Pressure, & Moisture
    10. Electromagnetic Radiation & Interference
    11. Filesystem Introduction
    12. Settings Storage
    13. Scripting ARES
    14. Managing Installed Software
    15. Interface Customization   How to rearrange, hide, or retexture parts of the ARES user interface
    16. Policies
  3. The Operating System
    1. Architecture & Comparison with Companion
    2. Message Passing   How system events, text, and commands are processed
    3. The System Monitor
    4. Light Bus Hardware
    5. Baseband Networking
    6. Interface Architecture   How the HUD, menus, and alerts are structured
    7. Damage & Repair
    8. Effector Restrictions
    9. Power Calculations
    10. Thermodynamics
    11. Pipes
    12. Files
    13. The Database
    14. The Kernel Reset Process
    15. Input and Exec
    16. Package Management
  4. Command Reference
  5. System Extensions
    1. Restraint   RLV relay
    2. Hierarchy/XNMS Domains   Centralized configuration for multiple avatars
    3. Sexuality   TESI for ARES
    4. Warrior
    5. Dive Telepresence
    6. myNanite Uplink Web Administration
    7. Diag Immersion System   Simulated malfunctions, malware, and other system anomalies

Appendices

  1. Development
    1. The ARES Software Copyright License (ASCL)
    2. Device Development
    3. Application Development
    4. Contributing to ARES
    5. Packaging Sofware for Distribution
    6. Hosting Remote Sources
    7. Device Compatibility & Certification
    8. Best Practices for ARES Development
  2. Reference Charts
    1. Power Subsystems
    2. Security Rules
    3. Common Commands
    4. Daemons
    5. Main Controllers
    6. Batteries
    7. Link Numbers
    8. Other Help Resources
    9. Filenames & Extensions
    10. Official Packages & Servers
    11. Companion Equivalents
    12. Device Compatibility
    13. ARES Controller Info   Release schedule and individual features