Thursday, September 01, 2005

I decided to have another look at "ActiveWorlds".

I've been trying to use it for about 8 years now, since I first got on the internet.

First the issue was that I never had a proper internet connection to use, and then I was always stuck behind firewalls that stopped it from working.

Now I have a proper internet connection, and I don't have a firewall blocking me, but I don't run windows, so I've nothing to install their browser on.

I decided to try running it under WINE. I really didn't think it would work. It didn't, but I was surprised how far it went.

WINE must have really improved since I last tried it. I was able to run the installer, install the software, start it, connect to the internet, it actually went in, and started rendering, but at that point it crashed.

I tried running it again, but the same thing happened. It would run until I moved my mouse into the window, and then crash. I give up.

I think I might have more fun playing The Secret of Monkey Island again anyway, I'm either going to install it on my laptop, or maybe on the XBOX, with ScummVM.

Oh, and while I'm here, a quick rant, since that's some of the reason I blog.. some crappy website I tried to go to before fired up Java, which pegged my CPU.

I waited about 20 minutes, but it never became responsive again, and I killed off the java vm, but this took firefox with it.

When I started it again, I discovered that my history, and my address bar entries are all gone, crap.

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