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Altitude contains several levels of child safety features.
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Altitude contains several levels of child safety features.  Listed below are the steps available to control the content and features that are available to your child when they play Altitude.
  
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=Overview of Child safety features=
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[[Image:Altitude manage account window.jpg|thumb|right]]
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==Child Safety Features==
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[[Image:Account info.png|right|400px]]
 
#<b>Chat disabled</b>
 
#<b>Chat disabled</b>
#*This disables all chat features. You child will not be able to receive or send any user created chat messages. Future versions of Altitude will support built-in safe messages.
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#*This disables all chat features. Your child will not be able to receive or send any user created chat messages.
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#<b>Suppress names</b>
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#*The program will replace all usernames with "Player 1," "Player 2," etc.  This will prevent your child from seeing any words not caught by the swear words filter.
 
#<b>Filter swear words</b>
 
#<b>Filter swear words</b>
#*Altitude will replace all swear words with asterisks(*). To view or add additional filtered words edit the text file under C:\Program Files\Altitude\config\filtered_swear_words.txt
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#*Altitude will replace all swear words with asterisks (*). To view or add additional filtered words edit the text file under ~\Altitude\config\filtered_swear_words.txt
 
#<b>Verify user made content</b>
 
#<b>Verify user made content</b>
 
#*Enabling this option will keep your child safe from user made maps.
 
#*Enabling this option will keep your child safe from user made maps.
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#*This ensures that your child cannot change the safety settings.
 
#*This ensures that your child cannot change the safety settings.
  
=Creating a new child safe Altitude Account=
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==Creating a New Child Safe Altitude Account==
[[Image:Altitude create new account window.jpg|thumb|right]]
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[[Image:Create-account.png|right|400px]]
#Launch Altitude and click "<u>C</u>reate a new account"
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#Launch Altitude and click "Create a new account"
 
#Enter your Email address
 
#Enter your Email address
 
#*It is best to use your email address and not your childs. This way you will receive an email notification if child safety features are disabled.
 
#*It is best to use your email address and not your childs. This way you will receive an email notification if child safety features are disabled.
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#*Use a password that your child does not known, that way they cannot make changes to the account.
 
#*Use a password that your child does not known, that way they cannot make changes to the account.
 
#<b>Check the "Child Safe" box</b>
 
#<b>Check the "Child Safe" box</b>
#*This will enable all child safe features mentioned above.
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#*This will enable all child safe features mentioned [[#Child_Safety_Features|above]].
 
#Click "I Agree - Create My Account"
 
#Click "I Agree - Create My Account"
 
#On the "Login - Altitude"
 
#On the "Login - Altitude"

Latest revision as of 01:55, 24 March 2011

Overview

Altitude contains several levels of child safety features. Listed below are the steps available to control the content and features that are available to your child when they play Altitude.


Child Safety Features

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  1. Chat disabled
    • This disables all chat features. Your child will not be able to receive or send any user created chat messages.
  2. Suppress names
    • The program will replace all usernames with "Player 1," "Player 2," etc. This will prevent your child from seeing any words not caught by the swear words filter.
  3. Filter swear words
    • Altitude will replace all swear words with asterisks (*). To view or add additional filtered words edit the text file under ~\Altitude\config\filtered_swear_words.txt
  4. Verify user made content
    • Enabling this option will keep your child safe from user made maps.
  5. Changing any of these settings requires you to enter the account password
    • This ensures that your child cannot change the safety settings.

Creating a New Child Safe Altitude Account

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  1. Launch Altitude and click "Create a new account"
  2. Enter your Email address
    • It is best to use your email address and not your childs. This way you will receive an email notification if child safety features are disabled.
  3. Enter a nickname, this is what other players online will see. Do not use your child's real name.
  4. Enter a password for the account
    • Use a password that your child does not known, that way they cannot make changes to the account.
  5. Check the "Child Safe" box
    • This will enable all child safe features mentioned above.
  6. Click "I Agree - Create My Account"
  7. On the "Login - Altitude"
    • Check "Remember me" box
    • Click "Login"
  8. Done!
    • This computer is now set up to automatically login to the account you just created.
  9. If you don't want all child safety features enabled
    • Log in to the account
    • Go to the "Main Menu"
    • Click "Options"
    • Click "Account"
    • Edit the child safety settings to your liking