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openvce.net on web.archive.org

The OpenVCE.net (http://openvce.net) web site used Drupal for its content.  The underlying data base was turned off for security in 2017. Some pages archived by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine and web archiving sites may be used to recover some content … Continue reading

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Early Drag Racing in UK

This post brings together some early scrapbook material about my involvement and that of my brother Jon with the early development of drag racing in the UK. I was prompted to bring this material together and scan some early press … Continue reading

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Ruth 2.0

Ruth 2.0 and Roth 2.0 are low-poly mesh avatar bodies, specifically designed for Opensimulator. They are built to use standard SL UV maps using scratch-built open source mesh bodies by Shin Ingen with other open source contributions from the OpenSimulator … Continue reading

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Vue Virtual World Artworks

Vue is a virtual educational and research institute bringing together all those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach related to the University of Edinburgh. A number of virtual world artworks have been created in … Continue reading

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OSCC17 Hypergrid Tour

Thirza Ember introduced the Hypergrid Safari in a talk on 10th February 2017 at the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 (OSCC17)… Then later that day, the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 Hypergrid Safari included five locations on a number of OpenSim grids … Continue reading

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OSCC17 OAR Converter Presentation

OAR Converter presentation at the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017… YouTube: OAR Converter Presentation [25:51]. More details on OAR Converter at http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/oar-conv/. The OAR Converter Expo Booth on OSCC Expo Zone 3… hop://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/OSCC Expo Zone 3/101/58/26

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Vue -> Openvue

Vue is a virtual educational and research institute bringing together all those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach related to the University of Edinburgh. Second Life is a virtual worlds platform provided by Linden … Continue reading

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OSCC17 Preparation for OAR Converter Presentation

In preparation for the presentation on OAR Converter presentation at the Open Simulator Community Conference 2017 a speaker preparation event was held on 11th November 2017 on the OpenSim Conference Grid… Each presentation is also allocated an Expo Booth on … Continue reading

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Sinespace – Delphi Talks – Richard Bartle

Richard Bartle, virtual world and MUD pioneer, spoke at “The Delphi Talks” in the Sinespace event plaza on 26th October 2017. YouTube – Delphi Talks with Dr. Richard Bartle [1:23:50] You might try the Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology to … Continue reading

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Sinespace – Vue

The Virtual University of Edinburgh regions as they appeared in Second Life at their maximum extent and as they are replicated on the OpenSimuator-based Openvue grid has been converted via the OAR Converter into Unity3D and then provided into the … Continue reading

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OAR Converter

OAR Converter can take an OpenSimulator Archive (OAR) and from it create textures, meshes and terrain suitable to import into a Unity scene. From Unity a range of virtual world or virtual reality experiences can be created. The converter has … Continue reading

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Cassini – Grand Finale

Timeline 15th September 2017: Final Entry to Saturn Atmosphere… 6:32 am EDT (3:32 am PDT) Thrusters at 100% of capacity; high-gain antenna begins to point away from Earth, leading to loss of signal. Event received on Earth at approx. 11:55 … Continue reading

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FrancoGrid Fest’Avi 2016

I recently took a tour of the OpenSimulator-based FrancoGrid on its Fest’Avi 2016 region – as it prepares its 2017 festival. This involves the creation of open source avatars in a show case area. A very nice visual feast. FrancoGrid … Continue reading

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Sinespace – RGU Oil Rig at Night

The RGU Oil Rig is now in a single region which is on a 4-hour day/night cycle (similar to that used on Second Life, Visit via http://sine.space/locations/oil-rig The RGU Oil Rig 3D model and virtual world environment in OpenSimulator create … Continue reading

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AI Rules – Oren Etzioni in NYTimes Opinion Pages

Oren Etzioni at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence has requested feedback on the following NY Times OpEd: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/opinion/artificial-intelligence-regulations-rules.html I provided these notes to Oren on 8th September 2017: I think its good to have a wide ranging discussion on … Continue reading

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Dueling Dragons Roller Coaster

Dueling Dragons (US spelling) is a two track “duelling” (UK English) B&M suspended roller coaster at Islands of Adventure in Universal Studios Orlando. The ride is themed as two dragons… Chinese Fireball (Fire) and Hungarian Horntail (Ice). It was opened … Continue reading

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Sinespace – Load Test 1-Sep-2017

Some Observations from sinespace Interactions Chat tool has some issues… scroll bar seems not to work when you have more tabs than the current size window allows. Hide button largely covers the last entry unless you are VERY careful with … Continue reading

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Sinespace – Delphi Talks

A new Sinespace event plaza has been created… at “The Delphi Talks” region. See http://delphitalks.com Dylan Emery – ShowStopper – 7-Sep-2017 YouTube Video [59:00] Hugh Welchman – Loving Vincent – 12-Sep-2017 YouTube Video [1:23:17]

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OpenSim – Metropolis Grid

Metropolis is a Germany-based OpenSimulator-based grid open to anyone to create a (free) avatar, rent land or (at no cost) add on their own hosted regions (similar to OSGrid in that resepect). Resources and Links Metropolis Web Site – http://hypergrid.org/ … Continue reading

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Sine Space – Gerry Anderson Region

The Sine Space (now rebranded “sinespace”) virtual world “Space City” region contains 3D models and scenes from a number of Gerry Anderson TV productions… Supercar and Black Rock Laboratory Fireball XL5 and Space City Stingray and Marineville Thunderbirds Space:1999 Visit … Continue reading

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sinespace GALand

Short URL to http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/2017/08/18/sine-space-gerry-anderson-region/

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Cassini – A Celebration of the Grand Finale

Cassini Grand Finale Event in Sinespace – with NASA JPL Live Stream11am UT/12 noon BST to 12:30pm UT/1:30pm BST on 15th September 2017 For more details and links see this blog post. Timeline 15th September 2017: Final Entry to Saturn … Continue reading

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Sansar Name Label

Avatar name labels are not yet included in Sansar. They are useful as a means to recognise others and initiate social communication with them. Some users have taken to creating an avatar attachment with their avatar name as a label. … Continue reading

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Sansar Atlas Hop

Sansar is a new virtual world platform allowing for virtual experiences to be visited by multiple users represented as avatars. A group of metaverse explorers meet under the guidance of bloggers and live streamers @Draxtor and @StrawberrySingh (order strictly alphabetical!) … Continue reading

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OpenSim – Resources

OpenSimulator (often shortened to OpenSim) is an open source virtual world platform which implements most of the Linden Lab Second Life virtual world protocols and extends it in some ways convenient for educational and other extended uses. This blog post … Continue reading

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Sansar – Resources

Sansar is a new virtual world platform allowing for virtual experiences to be visited by multiple users represented as avatars. It has an edit or creator mode to build experiences and upload previously created 3D models in an appropriate format … Continue reading

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Sinespace – Resources

Sinespace (previously called Sine Space) is a virtual world platform using Unity3D as the creator/build environment and allowing (via an add-in Unity package) upload to become a space within the Sinespace multi-user virtual world. Spaces are created in Unity and … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – Resources

This page gathers together some resource descriptions and URL pointers for use of the High Fidelity virtual world platform, for both the Interface (viewer/client) and the Sandbox (domain server). High Fidelity Documentation Interface – Default Scripts & Useful Additions The … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – Mesh Tests

High Fidelity (http://highfidelity.com) has been developing as a virtual world platform over the last 3 years and I have been experimenting with the platform since May 15th, 2014. It accepts mesh models in FBX format. My blog posts document progress … Continue reading

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Sansar – Open Beta

On 31st July 2017 Linden Lab’s Sansar virtual world platform was opened to any users in its “open beta” stage. This includes… … removal of the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that was in place during preview. That means you’re now welcome … Continue reading

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