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Features and Benefits

Open Cobalt Alpha offers much of its intended functionality, however it is still under development as alpha software.

Features and Benefits

  • Free (no subscription or licensing fees)

  • Open Source (MIT License)

  • Fully customizable (for advanced simulation development/deployment)

  • Multi-platform (runs on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux)

  • Private virtual worlds (no more griefers)

  • Navigable 3D hyperlinking between virtual worlds
  • Enterprise directory access (LDAP)

  • Works over LANs and within Intranets (no need for Internet access)

  • Integrated text chat (Jabber)

  • In-world voice chat (speak with other users through VoIP)

  • In-world web browsing (access to FireFox and other browsers via VNC)

  • In-world annotations (text and audio)

  • Collaborative document sharing/editing

  • Save/restore virtual worlds (just like documents)

  • Virtual world self-publishing

  • Access to remote applications (via VNC)

  • Basic end-user content creation and editing

  • Mesh and texture import (.kmz, .obj, .ase, .vrml)

  • Media import (add .mpg movies to your spaces)

  • Scripting (Smalltalk/Squeak)

  • Custom avatars/animation (via Collada/Ogre 3D workflows)

  • OpenGL-based graphics engine

  • OpenAL

Its multi-platform!