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Hey, Karan - give this a try and tell me how you get on.
Elucidation: Don't click Join Now! - sometimes there's a beta sign up with a field for an email address. Refresh the page and you should get it.
Second Life has a new cloud-based version that allows casual explorers to dip a toe in the virtual world. It's on *Gaikai, which is like OnLive one supposes (I did the OnLive beta so that's my touchstone). The interface is stripped-down and there are limits as one would expect, in most things - it's for new people, and is trying to deliver the goods but not overface. No map, for instance, no inventory (not needed), no search.
I dunno how it runs on normal hardware as I don't have normal hardware - well, I would hope it is zippy on normal gear. Your bandwidth is the crucial thing, though. There's a storm making my power flicker at the moment so I hardly had the best conditions yet it ran fine.
- Click an avatar picture in the interface and become that avatar
- Spiffy pictures
- Simple and clear
- Limited destinations but choices seem varied and good overall
- Ixnay on the invisiprims
*Gaikai is a cloud-based gaming technology that allows users to play major PC and console games like Call Of Duty or World Of Warcraft instantly, with one click. No download or install required.
Can somebody compare Spoon to this using normal hardware?
This is considerably lighter as far as data streamed.
posted by - 7:52 PM
I must be missing something. I went to the site, watched the video, created an account, picked one of the avatars and was told to download viewer 2.x, and I rezzed on a welcome island. I had inventory, map, everything. I see nothing different here. I tried going to the site on my iPad was again directed to use viewer 2.x.
Don't click Join Now! - sometimes there's a beta sign up with a field for an email address. Refresh the page and you should get it.