UPDATE (October 2010) – This post has now been updated with new SL Marketplace links, as the old XstreetSL site has now closed. I’ve also added a couple of new SL Marketplace AOs to the end of the list.
From looking at my blog stats, one of the most frequent search terms that brings people to SL for Nowt is ‘free AO’. An AO is an Animation Overrider, which is something that you wear (usually a HUD on your screen, but very occasionally an older AO will be worn on the body) and it will change your stand, walk, sit etc animations to much nicer ones than the default.
I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of free (and very cheap) AOs in-world and on SL Marketplace, so that people had a one-stop-shop to go to. This list will by no means be comprehensive (I can only cover the AOs that I know about or can find!) so if you know of a free or dollarbie AO that isn’t mentioned, please let me know in a comment and I will add it to my list. Please mention in the comment whether it’s available for newbies (avatars under 30 days only) or for anyone to buy.
Hop behind the cut for the list!
*denotes an item is also available on SL Marketplace (I’ll list those at the end of the post)
C/M/T – permissions. Anything that is C is copyable. Anything that is M (modify) will allow you to edit (add and remove) the animations inside; you’ll be able to add your own animations and take out any that you don’t like. Anything that is T is transferrable to another avatar.
FP – full permission (can copy, modify and transfer)
FREE – AVATARS UNDER 14 DAYS OLD ONLY
Amacci – male and female ‘lite’ AOs (take the ‘Pose and AO’ teleport at the landing point)
FREE – AVATARS UNDER 30 DAYS OLD ONLY
SEmotion – male and female AOs
FREE TO ANYONE (IN-WORLD)
E. Watkins – male and female AOs
Sylva’s – male and female AOs
ImpEle (was Imperial Elegance) – Casual Girl AO*, also a ‘Chubby Girl’ AO* for larger female avatars
Alady – female AO
Lotsa Balls – male and female AOs
Bright Corporation* – male, female, boy, girl
Oracul at the FabFree Store – male and female AOs
FREE (SL Marketplace)
Bright AO (FP)
[F.A.A.] Female AO (C/M)
Tuty’s Male ‘Lover’ AO (M/T)
Vista Basic Male AO V.08 (C/M)