High Fidelity-it’s worth a try.

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I first tried the High Fidelity worlds in late 2014 and really didn’t like it. Using it was way too technical and there really wasn’t any social aspect to it.  On Monday I heard Philip Rosedale’s discussion with Draxtor

(https://draxfiles.com/2017/10/15/show-158/ The trick is getting beyond the endlessly repeating introductory music thing don’t really get started until 28 minutes into the video.)

and liked what I heard. About how user driven and inclusive High Fidelity was.

So, I decided to try it again. Yes, it is still too technically involved even for an old geek like me to use it without considering a lot of options and there is not enough of a population to be very social right now. But when I started using High Fidelity I was pleasantly surprised.

No, it’s scenic graphics are not as refined right now as the other VR experience. But it does not have the baggage and dictatorial control of the company behind it either and besides you can sit down with a better looking avatar.

It is open source and not only does it run on Windows but on Mac and Linux (note this Ocraflota) also. Something that I’ve noticed is that there is a concern for use by disabled users and right now and not some vapor ware in the future. It reminds me of the early days of SL when the users had a more important role in the development of that world.

BTW while my avatar pictured above is not up to the mesh avatars standards of SL yet. But I could change from the stick figure default avatar to that one within two hours of first logging on and it was free.

15 Replies to “High Fidelity-it’s worth a try.”

    1. When I clicked the video the first comments by Philip didn’t start until minute 28. Isn’t technology wonderful. I really like Ted what Philip had to say!

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    2. Yeah, I had to fast forward half an hour as well before the thing really started. And all the time I was thinking why the fuk didn’t Drax edit that shit out?


      1. oh you are talking about the video hahaha 🙂 I am doing a PODCAST which is audio. The video stream was captured by someone else, I have nothing to do with it. The podcast is as cleanly edited as my audience expects it! Why are you watching the vid? Are you not subbed to the show?

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      2. “oh you are talking about the video hahaha 🙂 I am doing a PODCAST which is audio. The video stream was captured by someone else, I have nothing to do with it.”

        Sorry I don’t fulfill the social requirements that are obviosusly needed to survive in the millenial landscape nowadays. Maybe I should go and get me one of those smarty phones or so? Anyhoo, yes of course I mean the video, as that was what appeared on that site of yours. So, sorry again for thinking you mighthave somethig to do with stuff that appears on your media.
        And, no, I never listen to podcasts. It’s a waste of my time that is better spent with audioVISUAL entertainment. 🙂

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  1. BTW, Willow darling, the name’s Orca Flotta, not Ocraflota. 🙂
    It’s nice that Philip was thinking about Linux users but otoh HiFi interests me even less than Sansar. Considering how long it already is in development I’m asking myself if Philip might have lost interest in that brave new world of his. At least he’s got the very basic avatar movements right. I just heard in Sansar you can’t even sit your bum down. WTF???


    1. Sorry about the name. No you can’t sit down in Sansar. If your one focus of your market is going to be for education and group lectures and meetings that seems like a pretty basic thing that should have been taken care of in the alpha. As time goes along I’ve gotten more and more disenchanted with Sansar and the way LL acts toward users. For me that disgust with the company has bled over into SL. We were renting a half a sim but but that’s gone now. We own a small plot but that will go at the end of the month. Probably will just get a Linden house for somewhere to change clothes. I can’t quite pull the SL plug but I am tempted. High Fidelity has been in development a long time. I first tried it in 2014. But for me its almost the only thing left on the internet that interest me and Philip does seem to have things mostly right. We will see what happens.

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      1. “For me that disgust with the company has bled over into SL.”

        Bled over? I only know LL as per SL and there they’ve ruined their reputation already long ago. I also gave up on my litte landholdings – *sniff, my poor OrCafé 😦 – and am now back to my basic 512 … and will probably give that up as well when I ditch my premium acc for good.

        Really sick and tired of pumping my money into LL’s fruitless attempts to jump on the shortlived AR hype. Never seen any company so inept and distasteful, so neglecting and misunderstanding their most true customer base as LL. They seem to forget that SL is stil their best horse in the race, their only way to create any profits. So, why tf are they trying their best to dismantle the brittle trust we still have in them?

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  2. I’m not positive where you’re getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend a while learning more or understanding more. Thank you for great info I was looking for this info for my mission.


    1. I get the information from my own experience with High Fidelity. One conclusion I’ve come to is that VR headsets are useless in virtual worlds. Your immersion is really determined but your own mind. It doesn’t depend on wearing a headset. In fact for me the headset is actually an impediment. I’ve owned an Oculus Rift since August of 2017 and it is sitting under a dust cloth and I haven’t even used it in over a month. High Fidelity and Linden Lab’s Sansar are the two major virtual reality worlds and neither one of the are worth bothering with a VR headset.


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