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VKC RFL Edition Great Dane – Release Notes

posted Apr 22, 2012, 8:24 AM by Rosanna Himmel   [ updated Nov 18, 2012, 12:00 PM ]

The RFL Edition Great Dane is a Black Great Dane with a bandana instead of a collar. Fifty percent of the adoption fees from this dog will go to the Relay for Life in SL. This special edition of the Black great Dane will be withdrawn from sale after the end of Relay for Life SL 2012.


  • New petting animation by Amat Animations exclusive to the RFL Black Great Dane
  • Natural or cropped ears
  • Texture-changing bandana with show, hide and reset commands.
  • Toy System 2 — realistic carrying of toys, backwards compatible with most old toys.
  • Improved friend command.


To change between the natural (down) ears and the cropped (up) ears, use the new ears command with “up” or “down” to specify which ears you want your dog to have. For example:

fido ears down

You can change ears as frequently or infrequently as you wish. The ears command is owner-only.


The RFL Great Danes' bandana is pre-textured with 40 textures. You can change the bandana using the new bandana command. The options are bandana 0 through bandana 40.

For example:

fido bandana 21

You'll find that several of the bandana textures are pale or neutral colors so you can choose one of these and then use a use the new b-color command (this stands for bandana color) to create a custom bandana color for yourself. For example:

fido b-color 128 0 0 (puts a deep red color over the bandana)

Please see the explanation of the RGB color commands and some more examples on the Color and Tint page.

To remove a custom color, you can use the bandana reset command which will restore the bandana to its original color and texture.

fido bandana reset

To hide the bandana, use the bandana hide command

fido bandana hide

To show it again, use bandana show or bandana # (one of the texture numbers).

fido bandana show


fido bandana 10

Friend command

In the past, you had to be very precise when friending a dog to another avatar. You had to spell the friend's name exactly as it was when they first created their account, including the use of upper and lower case. Since the introduction of Display Names, single user names, and the firstname.lastname format, it has become ever more confusing to know which format of the name to use or even how to find out what it is. To this end, the friend command is now significantly smarter making it much more forgiving and easy to use.

  • You don't need to worry about upper and lower case.
  • You don't need to add “Resident” to single user names. (But if you do, it won't matter.)
  • You can use the firstname.lastname format. 
  • You'll also now see the friend's name displayed when you say “fido status,” even if the friend is not nearby or even offline.


If you want your new dog to drop the toy that he is carrying, you can tell him to drop it, like this:

fido drop [name of toy]

The toy may disappear completely. If you want him to carry it again, you will need to make sure one is rezzed and tell him to take it. You can get the dogs’ default toys for free from our Information Kiosks near the Dog Clinics in any VKC Dog Park.


The Great Danes are not transferable. If you wish to give one as a gift, please use the Gift Vendors in our VKC Dog Parks.

You can also send a dog as a Gift from our Marketplace Store.