I migrated from Uru, my first MMO and virtual world experience. I was in MO:UL, Myst Online: Uru Live, the 2007-2008 reincarnation of Uru Live. When GameTap dropped the MMO verion of the game I moved to Second Life as a D’ni Refugee.
In Second Life I became interested in building things, i.e., clothes, buildings, scripts. You can see my Market Place stuff here: Nalates’ Second Life Market Place
I participated in the Explorers Community Research & Development group in SL. The group was made up of people that came from Myst to SL. We were exploring the limits of what could be done in SL and how to push our creative limit.
I’ve enjoyed watching the various Myst-Uru recreations being built in SL, OpenSim, and other virtual worlds. These are getting more impressive over time. IM me in-world for info on these… there are links to most and info in this blog… but older posts have links into SL that may not work. You may also search groups for the D’ni Refugees, an active group for Myst fans. For questions, comment here or IM me in SL.
I have 4 regions in OSGrid, as of January 1, 2011. The main region is Nalands. 9 regions as of 6/2012, but mostly offline while I am learning about texturing and weight painting in Blender.
Playing and having fun.
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In October 2016 I completed building my new computer. For actual performance data look in Categories->Hardware.
CPU: Intel(R) iCore i5-6600 @ 4.1Ghz (Overclocked)
Memory: 32GB DDR4-2133 (1066MHz)
OS Version: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit – Auto Updating
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ROC
OpenGL Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
These are the computer’s specs I’m was using, August 2012 to October 2016. I changed it from time to time. So, older pre-2012 specs were different.
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz (2666.67 MHz)
Memory: 3326 MB
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit with ongoing updates
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation – ASUS DirectCU II
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 560 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows Graphics Driver Version: I usually have the latest stable release installed.
OpenGL Version: 4.2.0 or newer