2girlsinacar

I have been working with lsl scripts on the Opensim platform the last two days. Moving some of my old scripts from Second life to my developer grid to see what is possible or not.

The answer is not much. Second life and Opensim are like a big box of Lego you can build anything and it looks good but when it comes to doing things like different forms of gameplay it is more or less useless. The physics engine do not support the most basic things like joints and suspension. It is almost impossible to make attachments that affect your avatar and weather system is not usable for even the most basic sailing.

Linden lab is trying to get some more adventure based lsl code in to the system but I really cant see that it would make any difference. Adventure games often need very large areas and land prices kills that idea.

I understand that it is very difficult to use a physics engine like the one in ordinary game worlds where you have professionals that write the code and test every aspect of it. But what would be possible to do is to have it prebuilt. Make it a object like a cube and have it in the build menu. A car 4 wheels and then let the users build the rest.

I am a gamer, The first thing I did when I came to Second life was to get a boat and then I spent hours sailing around looking at everything. I want to do stuff and I want to create things for other people to do. I know this is the wrong platform for me and I should spend my time writing games instead. But I love virtual worlds. I like being together with other geeks. It is so much more fun to build something in Second life than on my own grid because people drop in and ask what I am doing. It is social. Me like.  

As a artist I like restriction it is creative in a way I understand but lsl just make frustrated. But I guess I have to do stuff that work in SL and on Opensim but for me that’s not enough.

My new winter home by SL explorer
My new winter home, a photo by SL explorer on Flickr.

Needed a new place and found this little cabin in Verbier. Been there in RL too. From cyberserenity Vella via bloghud.com

eve

Hmmm I have been trying to play EVE online for years now. Even paid for game time for a while. Every time I get some new game time I give it a new try. I really should like it.

I don’t It is all about spreadsheet. It is the super game for accountants. When I think about thousands of accountants making space battles on a epic scale it is like something from Monty Python. All of them sitting at home pressing one of two icons.

I really admire the game designers. MMO problems with net access is very limited and highly optimized. Wish I wrote it.

But it is terrible to learn and you are never doing anything. Spreadsheet watching. Zzzz.

The graphics are beautiful but you do not fly the ships or land them and there are tons of text to read for every mission or anything you want to do.

I have fourteen days of game time. I am reading howtos and wikis. Some beginner pdf and maybe this time I am going to get it and be swung in to the exciting unive…zzzzzzzzz.

phototools

Make the world look better. Really like every new tool that makes my life easy.

But you need Firestorm, It is just too download. Check them out.

http://paperworkshows.blogspot.se/p/phototools-download.html

Sometimes it is nice not have to think and write. When you have someone doing it for you.

Got the tip from Apmels blog.

http://gwynethllewelyn.net/2012/08/21/full-steam-ahead-for-new-horizons/

I just agree. Not much more to say. Great article.

Autum_007

Today another young creative woman have left the virtual worlds because of idiots and griefers. It is time for the internet to grow up. I have said it before and I do it again. The time for the anonymous internet is over. Why should we let spammers, intruders and griefers just roam the web as much as they like.

I think there are a lot of reasons for some website to let people be anonymous but the website publisher should have the ability to backtrack to the IP.

Let website go under the same laws as newspapers. There are strong laws in Sweden for the protection of a source when it comes to matters of importance.

People who grief or sell penis enlargement do not fall under that and have to think again before they go on the web to do their dirty business.

I want a responsible internet.

Another thing I really would like to buy. If it gets on the market I think VR people and 3D artists will find new ways to create new stuff in the digital world. It will do like the Kinect and branch out in more ways than computer gaming. I always believe in human creativity. Give us new stuff and we will create new art for it.