A group of Second Life avatarsThe core of any API (application programming interface) is a set of runtime-guarantees. Lately, I’ve been asked a fair bit about LSL’s llSetTimerEvent() API function and its interaction with the new region-idling model, where regions are shoved down to less frequent updates when not in certain kinds of active use.

Obviously that’s going to have some sort of effect on timers, but does it break llSetTimerEvent()’s runtime guarantees? No, it doesn’t.

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one example of collaborative activity in a game situationJohanna Bluemink, a gamer, researcher and vice-president of Finnish developer TeamingSteam (a subsidiary of Ludocraft whom you may know as the driving force behind the RealXtend virtual world platform) has completed her PhD dissertation on enriching collaborative learning through pedagogically scripted multiplayer games.

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InWorldz LLC is preparing for the beta-testing of its new scripting engine, Phlox. Phlox is an ambitious project that has been in development for some months.

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Well, the open beta is open for business, but you already knew that. So a few things will probably happen from here.

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