Tag Archives: Virtual World

Project Sansar

Project Sansar – https://projectsansar.com/ – from Linden Lab is now available to an invited initial testing community. The welcome/login screens show a lush mountainous terrain overlaid with wireframe buildings, vehicles and other objects. Internet Explorer seems not to be supported, … Continue reading

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Wet.fm

Another Sine Wave Entertainment virtual world, ths time a music and dance style shared space. Join for free and get your avatar at http://www.wet.fm/signup/facebook/referral/136941 Avatars do not seem to enter in the same instance of the arrival zone. More to … Continue reading

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GoJiyo

GoJiyo (http://gojiyo.com) is a multi-user virtual world and claims to be the largest virtual world in use in India. It is based on a 3D virtual world MMO platform by Sine Wave Entertainment, who are themselves creating a virtual world … Continue reading

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Open Metaverse – the OpenSimulator Contribution

OpenSimulator and its “grid of grids” (Hypergrid) approach is perhaps the nearest virtual worlds environment we current have that approximates the “Metaverse” as envisaged in science fiction (e.g. Snowcrash) and popular culture. It is an approximation of what others seem … Continue reading

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Second Life – Ai Austin 9th Birthday

9th birthday… don’t look a year older… and the flight suit stays remarkable clean…

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OSGrid 8th Birthday Party – OS

OSGrid has reached its 8th birthday and held a birthday party (OSGB8) on the Event Plaza with disco, live music and dancing…

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SL12B – Second Life 12th Birthday

Second Life was officially launched on 23rd June 2003 and has now has reached its 12th Birthday. A range of exhibits are available to act as a showcase for what has been built by the Second Life community. A pod … Continue reading

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Shields Sailboat in Second Life

In Second Life, for those interested in virtual sailing, there is a free sailboat available at Three Pines Sailing Resource Center (in June 2015).. accessible via the SLURL… http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Owasco/73/208/201. I was pointed at this sailboat via a blog post by … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – One Year In

Its now over a year since I joined in the High Fidelity (HiFi) on 15th May 2014. Here are some images of the current status at 16th June 2015… Interface (Windows Build 2650) Stack Manager (Windows Build 86) and Openvue … Continue reading

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Getting Started in OpenSim

This blog post is to assist new users to get started quickly with the creation of a new “avatar” in OpenSimulator (also known as “OpenSim”), an open source virtual world server similar to the commercial Second Life service and accessed … Continue reading

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HG Safari First Anniversary

On 20th May 2015, the OpenSim-based HG Safari group celebrated its first anniversary with a party on Event Plaza on OSGrid organised by Thirza Ember, Fuschia Nightfire and others. Live music with very apropriate lyrics was provided by the talented … Continue reading

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Castle on OSGrid

The Castle region from AiLand has been mounted as a region on OSGrid. [Visit via hop://login.osgrid.org:80/Castle/215/145/103] “Epic Castle” is a nice demonstration of a complex mesh model that can be imported into OpenSim, and saved as an OpenSim Archive (OAR) … Continue reading

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Vue Regions on OSGrid

OSGrid is the primary grid used by members of the OpenSim community for development, testing, sharing content and social events. It allows those with servers to add on regions very easily and without cost. OSGrid runs entirely with volunteer effort … Continue reading

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View over Vue

Here is a nice view from Ai Austin’s AIAI2 office on the second floor of the I-Room on the Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) region in Second Life. Must update the calendar 🙂 Here is an image of an I-Room … Continue reading

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Sansara – Second Life Continent

Sansara is the name given to the original “mainland” (“continent”) land mass in Second Life. Some background is on the Second Life Wiki which includes a map naming various regions and showing their geography. Sansara in 2015 This is how … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – At the Cafe

hifi://cafe is a place where High Fidelity users are gathering to discuss developments and socialize. Avatar Marketplace The avatar can now be selected via the Interface -> Preferences and using the Marketplace… Avatar Animation Avatar animator can be added to … Continue reading

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AltspaceVR – Meet in Virtual Space

AltspaceVR (http://altvr.com) is developing a virtual world in which people can meet, chat, share media and have fun. Interested users could register for the beta-testing events and they were invited into a beta-test weekend on 25th and 26th April 2015. … Continue reading

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Second Life – Skye Forest Cabin

I was pointed by one of Inara Pey’s blog posts to a good example of a forest cabin and furniture that are available in Second Life. This build, created by Alex Bader of Studio Skye, uses mesh and recent advanced … Continue reading

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Openvue Grid Teleporters

One the OpenSim-based Openvue grid main welcome and “Vue-Port” hypergrid portal regions there has been a board with a number of simple spheres that can be used to “click to directly teleport” to other regions on the grid or hypergrid … Continue reading

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Hyperica – Listing of Hypergrid Accessible Virtual Worlds

Hyperica is a directory of Hypergrid destinations maintained by Maria Korolov of Trombly International. Entries can be submitted via this form. One facility Hyperica offers is a checker that grid are active… run typically once a day on an offset … Continue reading

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Diva Wifi on Windows

Diva Canto provides the popular “Diva Distribution (D2)” precompiled version of OpenSim which includes a number of addon modules. One of these is called “Wifi” and provides a web front-end interface to OpenSim running in “Standalone” or “Grid mode with … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – Goes Open Alpha

On 1st April 2015, High Fidelity was opened to anyone interested in an open “early alpha” stage following the developments over the last year with a smaller group. See this invitation blog post. I joined the High Fidelity alpha on … Continue reading

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Castle in Spring on Ailand

It is now Spring on the Castle region on the Opensim-based AiLand grid. [Visit via hop://ai.vue.ed.ac.uk:8002/Castle/215/145/103] “Epic Castle” is a nice demonstration of a complex mesh model that can be imported into OpenSim, and saved as an OpenSim Archive (OAR) … Continue reading

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Virtual World Best Practice in Education 2015

The 8th annual Virtual World Best Practice in Education (VWBPWE 2015) conference took place from March 18th to 21st 2015 in Second Life and on the OpenSimulator-based Avacon Grid. The inbuilt Vivox voice setup was used in Second Life, as … Continue reading

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FCVW-2015

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds (FCVW) held its 2015 conference (FCVW-2015) in an OpenSim grid run by the MOSES/US Army Simulation Technology and Training Center (STTC) in Orlando, Florida with assistance from AvaCon. The opening keynote was given by … Continue reading

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OpenSimWorld – Listing of Hypergrid Accessible Virtual Worlds

OpenSimWorld provides a graphical listing of Hypergrid accessible OpenSim-based virtual worlds. It works by linking a web site and an in world beacon. An OpenSim grid/region owner can set up a listing on the web site and get a “key” … Continue reading

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Kitely Market

Kitely Market is a web-based on-line store to distribute virtual items for use in on-line virtual worlds such as OpenSim and newly emerging worlds which can take a range of 3D models and virtual goods. See this YouTube video for … Continue reading

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Disney’s Futureland in Second Life

[I do indeed mean “Tomorrowland” at Disney… as pointed out by xadllas… thanks] The Second Life Destination Guide shows interesting or seasonal regions and sites that are worth exploring. In January 2015 the guide included the “Discovery Mark II (Theme … Continue reading

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High Fidelity Public Tests – Place Directory

High Fidelity’s virtual world has been in closed alpha test to invited individuals since May 2014, but occasionally some parts are made public. One is the introduction of a publicly accessible directory of “Places”… part of the commercial model for … Continue reading

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Flight Simulation in Second Life – DSA Debonair

Flight Simulations exist in Second Life, some with extensive HUDs for control… and example is the DSA Debonair light aircraft. This can have standard gear (chat command: gear standard) or water floats (chat command: gear floats). http://dsa-aircraft.com http://insowork.wix.com/dsa-aircraft

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