St. Andrews

Virtual Reality Tour

3-D Map
St Andrews CD-ROM
Online Shop
Screen Saver
Bulletin Board
Greeting Cards
What's New




[an error occurred while processing this directive]

St. Andrews - Virtual Reality Tour Guide

You are about to visit St. Andrews in "virtual reality". Please take a few moments to read this introduction. It will enable you to get the most from the visit and teach you the basics of moving around the tour. When you are familiar with these instructions you may
begin here.

St. Andrews - Navigating the Guide in Virtual Reality

The layout is best viewed on a monitor with 800x600 resolution or higher. With the browser maximized to fill the screen.

To the right of the main view, in the light grey sidebar, may appear icons representing special features relevant to this page ... e.g. QuickTime Virtual Reality Movie, Video or Sound Clips. If these icons are missing it implies the feature is not present on the page. Clicking on the icon will activate that feature.

The main picture is the virtual reality scene.

As soon as you click anywhere on the picture it will stop scrolling and allow you to drag the picture around with the mouse. As the mouse passes over "hot-spots" the spot is outlined in blue and a description appears next to the cursor (see castle outlined above).
If you click on the hot-spot the appropriate next scene or page will opened, allowing one to move from scene to scene. Pressing the space bar, after at least one click on the picture, will highlight all hot spots in a scene. Pressing the space bar again will clear the highlighting.

Immediately below the screen is a grey area with menu buttons. These are described below. Also in the gray area are links to other VR Tour sites, or other pages of information one can visit, which are relevant to that scene.

Below the virtual reality segment is descriptive text, photos and other links. The initial text may be in italics, indicating it is of significance to thos who may visit this scene in reality, i.e. personally. The remaining text describes the place which is the subject of the scene.

A Description of the Buttons Underneath the Virtual Reality Scene...

Important: This button allows you to change the size of the scene being used. Choose the small size if viewing over a slow modem connection, or if the images don't fully load due to timeouts and look like this ...

This button will return you to the opening page of the site.

This button will display a map of the town, with a flashing arrow pointing to where you are in town. If at first you see an arrow on a blank back ground then please be patient the background map may take a while to load on slower connections, but afterwards, further references to maps of the tour should be much faster as the same background map is used each time. If you want to move to a different area of the map use the map button in the left hand toolbar which provides that capability.

This button, will take you back to this page to review these instructions.

This button will take you to the next part of the virtual tour of St.Andrews. Following this route, every virtual scene will be visited, and the visitor will gain a thorough impression of St. Andrews. You may leave the tour to explore another scene and rejoin at any point.

and on the right sidebar...

This icon indicates that a Quicktime Virtual Reality movie of the scene is available. This requires a plug-in movie player from Apple Computer which is available here.

This icon indicates that a video clip is available for viewing. The video clip is on a related theme. These clips are usually .AVI files and can be large, requiring significant download time.

This icon indicates that an audio clip is available. The audio clip is on a related theme.

Sorry, your browser does not support Java.  If you do not see a small rotating image on the left, you will need to configure your browser.

Now select the type of connection you are using, and enjoy your tour of St. Andrews

Slower Link
e.g. modem

Faster Link
e.g. T1, cable modem
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright © 1999-2009 St Andrews Media All Rights Reserved.