Are your knock-knock jokes falling flat in your Gather Space because you don't have a door to knock on? Want to stop random strangers from walking into your office or meeting room? Have we got a solution for you! We now offer doors that open and close when you interact with them, and doors that only open with a password.
First, you need to enable the door extension in the Mapmaker. (Remember, you must have the Builder role to access the Mapmaker.) Open the Mapmaker. Select the hamburger menu, then choose Extension Settings.
The Extensions window opens. A list of available extensions displays (a checkmark displays next to each extension that has been activated). Select Doors and/or Password Doors. Then choose Activate Extension, then Apply changes.
Close the Extensions window. From the Mapmaker, or from your Space, open the Object Picker.
If you don't already have a doorway, you may need to add one first, depending on the width of the area you wish to place the door. A door is two tiles wide, and the doorway spans four tiles, which is the standard entry in many of our templates.
From the Object Picker, enter "door" or "doorway" and select the doorway. (You can change the color to better match the walls if needed.)
Click Select, and place the doorway in the Map.
Next, open the Object Picker again, and in the category menu on the left, scroll down to the extensions, which show a puzzle piece icon next to them. Select Door if you want a door that just opens and closes, or select Password Door if you want a door that will only open when the correct password is entered.
Click Select, and place the door in the doorway. Select Save in the Top Nav Menu.
If you've placed a Password Door, as an Admin or Moderator, you can set or edit the door's password. In your Space (not the Mapmaker), walk up to the door and press "x" on your keyboard. Select Edit on the modal that displays.
An Admin Settings modal opens, where you can edit the heading and description of the modal that displays when a person approaches the Password Door. If you leave these fields blank, it will display the default heading: "This area is password protected" with the default description: "Welcome! This is a private area. Please enter the password below." You can also set or change the password.
Note: There is currently no way to view the existing password on a door. To change it, simply enter a new password. You can also remove the password from Space Settings > Space Access.
If you've entered custom text, the heading and/or description will be updated. Anyone who approaches the door will see your custom text and must enter the password to go through the door.
Warning: The impassable tiles, which prevent people from walking through the door without the password, will not be placed until the door has been opened and closed once.
- Adding a door adds impassible tiles that become interactive. If you erase either type of door from the Space, the impassible tiles will remain until deleted in the Mapmaker.
- Extension functionality may take up to 30 seconds to fully load, so if something doesn't quite work the first time, wait a bit and refresh your Space!
- To update the information for password-protected doors, you must interact with it while you are inside of your Space. If you are an Admin or Mod, you will see the option to edit the door's information.
- If a guest is inside the password-protected area and closes Gather, if they return, they will respawn within the password-protected area.
Tip: Make sure you walk your guests out past the password door to make sure they cannot respawn within the protected area!