It’s been a year since I posted on this forum or tried to log in. I’m down to just my Macbook Air which I don’t feel will handle Interface (is that still what we call it?) but I want to give this a go with a fresh start.
Well it was nice to see a “clear my settings” because in the past I had issues that were “leftovers” from past builds. Clearing it all out and updating now.
We are NOT calling it “Interface” it seems. A folder to drag into applications with two apps. High Fidelity and Sandbox.
Can’t open from Finder as it’s not a “Trusted” developer. Right click on app to force launch.
I see a red phone booth in an empty world and sky POP oh wait no, walls, windmill?
WASD controls, I see another avatar here. List of users online. Walk around. Nice, place looks huge.
Muting mic, wondering who was hearing me listen to a youtube science program in the background.
Got a message that draw distance is being adjusted.
Exploring the house, can I run? Shift? No that makes me look up and down. Just fell through the floor of the house. Ah, holding down the button longer speeds you up. While trashing got me unstuck from under the house.
Are those hills far off or a backdrop? (Hit’s esc) Paused? You can pause this?
A very long slow walk (what happened to running?) but those hills are real.
Windmill is far behind me, do I turn back or look for a way to move faster. (Tries “go to”) Oooh a directory, let’s go to the beach.
It is pitch black, I’m likely to be eaten by a grue.
Ferris wheel, cows, such reflection, much loading. Is that a tribute to “Ready Player One”?
Have to bail, laptop is getting so hot I can’t touch the keys comfortably.
Hope all the talk about “no text chat” and “VR centric” are all just hype. The lowly “mouse and keyboard” folk deserve to see this.
This was the most “virtual world” experience I’ve had here so far. I’ll be back with more CPU.
Clicking on the user names hoping for a chat did get me one, but not as I expected. I teleported to an empty room “It’s empty here” a voice said.
As things started to appear I found myself in a completely natural conversation and very VERY impressed with the body language that the HTC Vive conveys!
Turns out text chat is rare but not vanished. Disappointing for my deaf friends, however there must be a way to get ASL input in. Power Gloves? Time to hook up my Leap Motion.
Oops crashed, let’s load some scripts (I only know how to do this from last time I tried).
Hmm, no all script are unloaded… no interface. Ok so I guess I need to load… examples, users… no default?
Nice, a new avatar to try out under examples. Oh, flying is the way to move around faster, silly me.
Keyboard burning hot. Need a new machine to test further.