SL for Nowt

Living a digital life with empty pockets

Free AOs

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)


Amacci – male and female ‘lite’ AOs (take the ‘Pose and AO’ teleport at the landing point)


Long Awkward Pose [LAP] – male and female AOs (unsure of the permissions on these)

SEmotion – male and female AOs


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


Vista Basic Female AO V.08*

Vista Basic Male AO V.08*

FREE (SL Marketplace)

Bright AO (FP)

[F.A.A.] Female AO (C/M)

Tuty’s ‘Elite Sexy’ Female AO (M/T)

Tuty’s Male ‘Lover’ AO (M/T)

AdiCat Male Neko AO

AdiCat Female Neko AO

Ilayda Basic Female AO

Ilayda Basic Male AO

Miroku Female AO


Vista Basic Female AO V.08 (C/M)

Vista Basic Male AO V.08 (C/M)

August 9, 2009 - Posted by | animations & poses, AOs, dollarbies, for the guys, freebies, second life, SL Marketplace


  1. You can create a Xstreet account and not put any money into the account. This allows you to buy the freebies only. You would be amazed how much there is on Xstreet completely for free. Hopefully now that Linden Lab owns Xstreet, we will be able soon to buy and have it draw money directly from our Linden account.

    Comment by Serene Fairey | August 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. Absolutely you can Serene :) You only need to pay money in if you want to buy items that are not free. I just listed the method because a couple of the AOs I mentioned on XstreetSL cost 1L$. Looking back, I realise the post isn’t quite clear on that, so I’ll edit it. Thank you! :)

    Comment by Mar | August 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. Mar, another free AO (well, four in total in the pack, 2 male, 2 female) is available from the “Bright Corporation Megashop” in region “Mizar”. A search on the store name in-world should bring it right up. Full perms IIRC. :)

    Comment by Lewis | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  4. Ooops, reading with my eyes open this time, I see you already picked it up through XstreetSL. Oh well, can also be grabbed in-world, as above. :)

    Comment by Lewis | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks, Lewis!

    I wasn’t aware that it was available in-world, so I’ll add the links to that version when I log in today :)

    Comment by Mar | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  6. “Make sure the ‘avatar’ that your money is going to is called SLXTerminal Bigwig”

    Actually, there are two ‘bank’ avatars that XSL use – but I forget the other official name. Suffice it to say this:

    Since you need to TP to a terminal ANYWAY – just open the map and in the search field type in “exchange” – and you will see “Exchange Island”.

    The is the XStreet SL (a.k.a. SL SL Xchange) sim. All terminals there are known ‘good’.


    Comment by Ⓟ Ari Blackthorne™ | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thanks for that info, Ari. I’m pretty sure I remembered from some time back that the terminal’s avatar had a different name; I assumed they had all been changed when Linden Lab bought out SLX. I’ll amend the post to make a note of that :)

    Edit: I found the other name on XstreetSL’s help pages: the official avatar names are SLXTerminal Bigwig and Exchange Street.

    Comment by Mar | August 10, 2009 | Reply

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