Well, I had a look at Croquet before, and even though it seems to be  
called OpenCroquet now, I am still not impressed. Admittedly, they  
have some nice eye candy, and working portals. These can even display  
non-VR applications like web browsers and chess games, neat. Didn't  
we have that in S3 too?

However, their networking model requires a sequencer or other time  
synchronization mechanism, even for bulk traffic like object  
movement. This inevitably becomes a bottleneck, so the system cannot  
handle large scale simulations (like Stephenson's "Metaverse  
Street"). Even SIMNET could do better than that.

Karsten Otto (kao)

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