Russ Kinter has launched what is called the New Deep MatrixIP9 Multi-user System, a new multi-user server and client for VRML.
Gerhard Reitmayr and Geometrek developed the original Deep Matrix client applet and server. With the pass of time, it became outdated, and now, Russ Kinter has improved the original project to work with the standard Java virtual machine and Instant Player.
The main features of Deep MatrixIP9 include:
- Server based persistent storage for shared events.
- Lock type shared events so only one user at a time can control a particular event.
- Text string delivery from the Java GUI to the world for commands or messages.
- Gives both Instant Player and FreeWRL a capability to play mp3 files.
- Revamp of Java GUI to give make navigation user-friendly.
- Certain number of administrator features allow the admin to add/remove
users/objects/worlds to the server. These can only be accessed through a password.
- Allows an end user the ability to attempt to put their own world on the server without any prior coding.
- Allow a user to privatize/limit access to their world, so only names designated by that user have access.
- A demo of back-pack objects ala' blaxxun.
- Controlling both the world collision and headlight status of the Java GUI.
These features were developed and tested on a Windows XP and an IMac G5 PowerPc.All development and testing was done on Windows XP, Mac OS X Tiger, Fedora 11 and Ubuntu 9.04 operating systems.The functionality on Windows7, Vista, Leopard and other Linux systems is currently unknown
The developer welcomes any testing in your operating system, specially if you run a Linux distro.
Deep MatrixIP9 makes possible to run your own VRML multi user server, and also connect to those existing, or upload your virtual world to the public Deem Matrix server.
System requirements, features, a Quick Start guide as well as general documentation can be found here:
More information can be found at: http://www.deepmatrix.org/
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