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  • Many things solved

    It is now possible to jump out and in to the grid. Setting up some clothes to use when the freebie market is ready.

  • The new hypergrid at 2worlds2go. Some help for the grid admin.

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    The new hypergrid is up and I finally have some time to write something. All the islands are stable now and I can jump in and out to other grids. But it was 5 days of hard work to figure out how to set it up. There is not much documentation to help. The grid is of course behind a router and firewall and is a local grid connect to internet. This creates a lot of problems if you want to connect both inside the network and outside.

    Helpful things I have learned.

    -- You need a router that can transfer the communication to the different Sims and you need to know how to setup port forwarding.

    -- I think you need a domain where you can setup subdomains. Anyway this is how I got it to work. The subdomains do not do much on the internet its for the internal network. The big problem is that a internal network and the internet works the same way but the computers in the internal network do not have any internet IP addresses. And you want to be able to do stuff on the islands even if you are behind the firewall. With a subdomain it is possible for the internal workstations to find for example the sandbox. Then its address is http://sandbox.2worlds2go.eu not much use on the internet for that there is the routers port forwarding.

    -- Inside the network you need your own DNS server to solve the network addresses in the internal network. I do not think this is necessary more than for the internal network. If your not working with computers setting up a DNS server is like running in to a wall. Ask someone who knows.

    Well, well.

    As I said it took me a week to figure it out. Setting up a single island really work right out of the box.But when you get it going it is easy to ad more Sims.

    Of course this is a working grid so most of the Sims are only up when someone is working on them. The grid address is http://hg.2worlds2go.eu:8002 But there are some restrictions because we have a terrible internet connection being all out in the Swedish landscape. You can see more on http://2worlds2go.eu. Sometimes the High Fidelity server is running on the sandbox and slow things down it is a Alfa you know.

  • No need for a new hype in virtual worlds.

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    The new build for the OSgrid celebration.

    Many people looking for a new hype in virtual worlds. The upcoming Oculus and the High Fidelity world. I do not believe it will be another hype with a lot of media coverage. Virtual worlds are mainstream today. We are a lot of avatars using VW today and I suppose with all the different game worlds there are a lot of us. Nothing is new anymore.

    I use different worlds everyday. When I want to do some questing I go to Guild wars 2, if I want to drive fast cars with out killing myself I have Test drive unlimited 2, for art and socializing there is Second life and for building I go to my own devgrid or the OSgrid with Opensim.Today I use VATSIM and Flight simulator a lot. It is a thriving virtual community and a good example on how virtual worlds can build on a common interest.

    Flight simulator was not made as a virtual world software at all. It is a simulator/game but a lot of clever people did not want it to stop there. So by adding software and networking to a otherwise closed game program they succeeded in creating a new world with pilots and controllers flying thousands of flights everyday. Creating YouTube movies and pictures for all aspects of virtual flying. And a education system for everybody that wants to join in. It was not made as a virtual world software but ended up as one anyway. There is a strong force here.

    I think people want to create and work together. It is a basic human instinct to create new community's. So virtual worlds is here to stay.A new hype is not needed. Virtual worlds will expand without it anyway.

  • Building a simulator

     

    Latest project is building a cockpit for flight simulator. Arduino and a lot of interfacing to the computers,

    A nice but large project. It is on its way.

  • Winter comes to Lendonia.

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    I have made some textures for winter and put them at Lendonias mountain tops.It looks a lot better and I can fit in some winter landscape.

    I have started on some building blocks for a medieval city. There is no way I can build the main city without building blocks. So I am working on it.

    On the developer grid website I just got a new project system and a new website for 2worlds2go developers. Soon I hope that more designers join 2worlds2go for even greater projects.

    The work continues.

    // The Lendonia server is no more so I had to move the installation..no fun but it is up and running again. //
  • Why I stopped using Second life.

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    New look on the OSgrid

    Today I visited SL10B. Very nice and I just love all the pod rides. But it got me thinking about why I am just visiting not living in Second life as I did before. I am in world a few times a week but I used to be online all the time. Creating stuff, partying and making new friends.

    And so it struck me it is the creative tools they migrated off world and so did i. When you use mesh, texture creation tools and sculpties you need off world tools. So it is more ordinary computer work. They make creative work so much better but what I loved was working in Second life. Having people drop by and building something and the go off to a party and never leave Second life.

    My very nice studios with great views that I paid thousands of dollars for was the reason why I staid in world in SL. Now I just visit and I would really want to spend more time but with the tools in the viewer today it is not possible to create in Second life anymore if you want to do great work.

    I want another studio, maybe on a mountain top and great tools to create for the SL community. Time to think again Linden lab.

  • Back to There World. A fun,fun,,day.

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    There world was a virtual world that was closed down several years ago but now is up and running again. I made a new account today and paid 10 USD to join the fun again. It is all very dated but have always loved the graphical look of There so I wanted to visit again.

    At the time There had to compete with a very hyped Second life and also made a lot of mistakes. Remember this is the beginning of virtual worlds. Nobody knew how to run them.

    In my mind There´s mistakes where that they did focus at a young group of users so it had to be fun and clean, no nudity. Today we know that most people that use virtual worlds are older and it is not always that “clean”. There did not let its users create what ever they wanted and on the other hand let everybody place stuff you could buy  in any way they liked making the world cluttered and very ugly.

    There did not have very much content making big areas totally abandoned and empty.

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    But There have a great physics system that make vehicles really drivable. And the world have a very clean graphic look as a ever lasting summer break. I think many grown up users would love a world like that today.

    In today´s graphic environment with games like Guild wars 2 and some parts of Second life. Where the graphic work is very good.

    I think There World stands out much better. It is not about, that you cant do better graphics it is a look and feel. And the physics make There ready for any game you can think of.

    I have been looking for a world of my own to build. And as I cant get my hands on There Worlds code I suppose I have to write it myself. I be sneaking around There for a while stealing ideas or just hang out as before.

    I you want to try out There you find it here http://www.there.com/ 

    If you are using a modern op system like Win 8 you have to run the client in XP compatibility mode. Took me a while to figure that one out.

    It is all very old you know.

  • I am just editing

    I was looking on a TV program about film editing and i realized that that is exactly what i am doing right now. I am editing a lot of old stuff to get it more interesting and workable for the web 2.0.

    Do not know

    I am editing, not really creating. Well i am working that is the good thing.

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