Many people are exploring virtual worlds such as Second Life as well as the growing constellation of Opensim-based worlds.
Here’s a neat device that can help you communicate between them all.
It’s called RADIONNE.
RADIONNE is a device created by Vadrouille Zepp. Once your avatar wears the device, it allows you communicate via text chat with other folks wearing the device in Second Life or any Opensim-based grid.
There’s a great overview of RADIONNE on Soro Nishi’s blog, including information on how to pick up a copy of it in Second Life.
If you’d like to grab a copy of it to use in Opensim, there’s a copy of it next to the campfire on my region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.
I also placed one on top of the Hypergrid Adventurers Kiosk on the region Core1 on ReactionGrid.
RADIONNE doesn’t currently work across the entire Hypergrid, as each device seems to be programmed to work only on a specific grid. But Vadrouille says he plans to work on a future version that supports folks who jump between grids. This could be very useful for our Hypergrid Adventurers Club.
Thanks to Mal Burns and Wizard Gynoid for helping me learn more about RADIONNE and getting me set up. It’s exciting to see tools developing that help connect people and build communities, no matter where they exist across the growing constellation of virtual worlds.
-John “Pathfinder” Lester
Radionne is available for free in Inworldz on the Inworldz Desert Island sim in the Freebie Gadgets section. On the Craft grid, Radionne is available on the Craft-Store sim in the Men’s freebies section. On Reaction Grid, it’s available in the Chilbo sim Freebies store. Keep in mind that the product is new and Vadrouille Zepp is still tweaking and developing it. Each new grid has to be added to the code (because you can configure which grids you want to listen for.) I think further filters would be a good idea. For example, you could filter out all chat *except* for a specific list of names. A new Radionne Users group has been created in Second Life: http://world.secondlife.com/group/97fefd2f-de05-46e6-42ac-e02dcb4bd0dd
Thanks for the additional info, Wizzy. Great to see this thing spreading across the grids!
oh neat Wizzy, thanks. I was just aboout to ask where I could get my hands on it in IW 🙂 Yay what a great idea :))
I checked it and it wasn’t copyable or buyable box. I think you should recheck the premissions so we could get it
Um, this was created using the stolen tech from Wizardry and steam works multigrid chat relay created by Kira Komarov, I recognize that anywhere cause I helped her with processing, and its the exact same thing.
kalaeon, I’ve been communicating with Wizardry about Radionne and she has absolutely no problems with it’s development and is actually shown as creator beside being involved at one point in porting it into other grids. Unfortunately it stopped working at one point due to it’s reliance on a web site. There is however another Intergrid communicator being worked on that uses HTTP protocol plus password to create specific channels. It works quite well except we have run into a security problem with it plus another problem. Firstly when connecting two units it shares their URLs with each other, but, unfortunately whenever a sim restarts the URL changes and it is not deleting old URLs causing memory problems. This should be able to be overcome. Secondly and far more serious is that SL uses a different protocol to OS grids insomuch that SL uses a type of secure connection. I’m not the techie so can’t give you details, but, the result is that the new Intergrid communicator is open to network attacks and they have been detected so it’s on hold at present until these issues are resolved.
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Hi Pathfinder, how can I find your region on jokaydiaGRID? I did a search of pathlandia on jokaydiaGrid and nothing came out.
Never mind, I found it! 😉
I just got the device and tried it…got messages from Iwz, SL and ReactionGrid…It’s just great!!! Thanks!!!
Where is the facebook like link ?
I just enabled the “Facebook Like” button on my blog. You’ll now see it at the bottom of each post.
Sweet! I will be trying it out. Thanks for making it available at Pathlandia. I picked one up at the last meeting and am eager to try it. 🙂 I am hoping it might make me less lonely sometimes whilst working on my sim. I assume you are only “visible/hearable” when it is attached…
I found it in SL without problem but can’t find it anywhere in OSgrid – does anyone have a location where it can be found?
use was.fm to make your own, which is the source code for this
I would like to have the procedure to have it in a new grid called AvWorld (running under OpenSim
Can no longer find it on SL. Links to Marketplace do not lead you to it. Search of SL Marketplace turn up nothing. That French shop linked to no longer seems to have it. Anyone know where it is now?
I’m afraid I don’t know where to find it now either.
Well got a copy, trying it out in SL, but, it doesn’t seem to work any more. I get the following error
Free Pages Personnelles: Erreur 404 – Document non trouvé
Thought it may be a script problem, but, seems it’s impossible to reset or even recompile the script.
Hmm, need to take the chevrons out of that error message as HTML are hiding them thinking they are code. Here’s the error message, chevrons replaced by square brackets:
[05:40:47] Radionne: [!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”]
[title]Free Pages Personnelles: Erreur 404 – Document non trouvé[/title]
[meta http-equiv=”expires” content=”0″ /]
[meta http-equiv=”pragma” content=”no-cache” /]
[meta http-equiv=”cache-control” content=”no-cache, must-revalidate” /]
[meta http-equiv=”imagetoolbar” content=”no” /]
[meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=UTF-8″ /]
[link rel=”Shortcut Icon” href=”/favicon.ico” type=”image/x-icon” /]
[link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”http://pageperso.free.fr/im/css/free.css” /]
[div id=”top”] [a href=”http://www.free.fr/adsl/index.html” id=”top-logo” title=”Retour à l’accueil”] [span]Free[/span] [/a]
On Inworldz I just get “Not Found” repeated continuously in Chat
Too bad this didn’t work out. The support seemed to be too onerous for the Vadrouille Zepp. Glyph Graves is using a similar tech for his latest LEA show, with Ghosts appearing in multiple grids that you can chat with.
Where is this LEA show happening? I’d love to check it out.
Since I wrote this article, Opensim now natively supports cross-grid friends and IMs (http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2011/05/hypergrid-to-have-friends-instant-messaging/). So you can now immediately communicate with folks on any hypergrid-enabled Opensim grid by just using the normal IM/chat system in the viewer.