Jo Yardley saw Ebbe Altberg/Linden in 1920’s Berlin. He was testing out the Linden Lab Viewer for Second Life with Oculus Rift DK2 support. She also caught his Tweet about having the viewer out next week. I assume he means ‘out’ as in a new RC Viewer update.
If it is as an RC Viewer then I expect it will have the new CDN and HTTP Pipeline features included. But, that is just my guess. The CDN and Pipeline features are probably 2 or more weeks from making it out to the main SL Viewer. But, they would be a BIG plus for an Oculus RC Viewer. Continue reading →
For whatever reason I decided to check out Linden Lab’s™ Patterns. I haven’t followed it. So, I may have missed things. But…
It has changed a bunch since I last played with it. It has improved quite a bit. More of the controls work as toggles. The worlds I can play in have changed. There is a planetoid world. It has spherical gravity, meaning I can walk on all sides of it. You see the planetoid type world in the opening screen image. (Its out of focus in the opening screen)
New Opening Screen
The opening panel hints at things to come, I think. There is a choice for Single Player, which I assume means a multiplayer version is coming. Continue reading →
I was looking at patterns today and saw it had a new update. It is showing as version 01F (49936). On the NEW screen are listed; ProtoWorld2 – The previous world Beta testers started with, Barren Plain – a new flat world, Red Bluff – a new vertical world, and Hanging Gardens – a fun build no doubt made to give people and idea of the possibilities.
I had to learn to jump to get the materials I wanted. I also found collapsing shapes behave a bit differently. Continue reading →
In the article Darrell Etherington quotes Rod Humble, Linden Lab CEO, talking about Dio: “It’s sort of like Second Life without the graphics, or Facebook but trying to be more of a creative space. … So it’s a web experience and you create your space, but within the spaces, everyone has their own avatar and avatars carry inventory. The way you navigate from space to space is via doors, and you can make things like a MUSH [multi-user shared hack] or hobby space very easily.”
I was looking for an update of Patterns today. I didn’t see anything. BUT… I tried playing Patterns again this evening. I has updated from 0.01a to 0.01b. You get the update by just opening the game. It updates itself.
You start over. Your saved games are gone. I expect that once the game is out of Beta that will change. At least I hope.