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Graelwyn
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15 Feb 2007, 12:58 am

I remember my also aspie ex visiting this site several times, and it always fascinated me...does anyone know much about it or have experience of it? How difficult is it to get involved in and how much would it slow a laptop down, as obviously it is very graphics heavy. Thanks for any input. :)



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15 Feb 2007, 1:49 am

I guess it depends on the laptop, it would probably bring most to their knees with relative ease. My laptop could handle it. If you have bought a laptop since Vista's release it should handle it. If before that then you need to see if you have a dedicated video chipset or not.



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15 Feb 2007, 2:49 am

Hmm, well alas it has quite a lot of stuff on it. It is an advent, about 4 years old now maybe 3, not entirely sure, pentium 4, 556 ram or something like that... Not sure what graphics card though.



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16 Feb 2007, 12:51 pm

Active worlds was made back when 400 Megaherz was a fast computer. It has been updated but you can all ways lower the view distance and other ways if it lags out. I was a member for a few years but not right now. Active worlds has a wide range of worlds that run from cute and kid safe to very werid and not even safe for some grown up's it's so werid heeh They have ppl called peacekeepers who keep a eye on the open worlds but less so on the private ones. You can create whole towns and there are those who use modeling programs to make new objects. As for talking to other on it the talk ranges from the silly to deep to quick were's my mute button heeh. You might like it than again you might go running screaming and delete it right away. You can try it no cost but a membership cost about 60 usd a year last time i checked. I had lots of fun using it.


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16 Feb 2007, 6:49 pm

Heh, the idea of it fascinates me...things like virtual worlds always have. It amazes me what is possible I suppose, and I wish I had the technical know how to create these things myself. I might just get myself a ps2 again and stock up on Final Fantasy games which was a passion of mine. :)



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16 Feb 2007, 6:58 pm

You could always try Second Life:
http://www.secondlife.com

It runs on my 5-year-old desktop. It's free to join, but if you want to own land, you'll have to pay.


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17 Feb 2007, 2:08 am

Thanks, will have a look into that. :)