Solipsis 0.10 review

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Solipsis is a pure peer-to-peer system for a massively shared virtual world

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Gwendal
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Solipsis is a pure peer-to-peer system for a massively shared virtual world. There is no server at all: it only relies on end-users' machines.

The shared virtual worlds of nowadays MMORPG strongly rely on privately owned servers. These servers are an expensive bottleneck that limits their scalability. In addition, these servers bound the freedom of the virtual world inhabitants and the imagination of the world-builders and developers. Solipsis solves these problems with a free and open-source system.

Solipsis is a public virtual territory. The world is initially empty and only users will fill it by creating and running entities. No pre-existing cities, habitants nor scenario to respect...

Solipsis is open-source, so everybody can enhance the protocols and the algorithms. Moreover, the system architecture clearly separates the different tasks, so that peer-to-peer hackers as well as multimedia geeks can find a good place to have fun here!

What's New in This Release:
This is mainly a consolidation release, with some small new features.
The profile plugin was moved into a separate "contrib" directory that is not in main distribution.
Avatars are recursively preloaded from the "avatar" directory.
Some sounds are played on a few events: when a peer appears or when a chat message is received.
An option was added to cycle an avatar through all files of a directory on a periodic basis.
Some memory consumption fixes in the node were made.

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