Getting Start with Flash based Virtual World

Developing Virtual World is a huge task, but if we break the task list, here is first step.

In this example I have integrated SmartFox with OpenSpace.

Software Check List
1. SmartFox Server (http://www.smartfoxserver.com/products/)
2. Open Space Engine (http://www.openspace-engine.com/evaluate.php)
3.IIS or any local server i.e. WAMP (http://www.wampserver.com/en/download.php)

  • Install SmartFox (You can install any version of SmarFox Lit, Basic or Pro)
  • Start SmartFox Server. Programs-SmartFox Server-Start SmartFox Server
  • Start Admin Tool.  Programs-SmartFox Server-Admin-Admin Tool
  • Login Using Default Setting Server IP 127.0.0.1, Port 9339, User Name sfs_admin, Password sfs_pass
  • Click Config.xml Tab
  • Under Zones Tag Add the Following


<Zone name="openspace" uCountUpdate="true" maxUsers="200" customLogin="false">
<Rooms>
<Room name="Ranch (inside)" maxUsers="50" isPrivate="false" isTemp="false" uCountUpdate="true" />
<Room name="Ranch (outside)" maxUsers="50" isPrivate="false" isTemp="false" uCountUpdate="true" />
<Room name="Slopes area" maxUsers="50" isPrivate="false" isTemp="false" uCountUpdate="true" />
</Rooms>
</Zone>

  • Extract the “OpenSpace_trial.zip”  and go to the following folder “OpenSpace_trialOpenSpace_trialExamples”
  • Copy “FarWest_Ranch” and “Slopes” to loacalhost root. (C:Inetpubwwwroot)
  • Open Your browser and type “http://localhost/FarWest_Ranch/OpenSpace_tester.html” or http://localhost/Slopes/OpenSpace_tester.html” and see your character moving into virtual world.

You can edit the world using Editor Which is Located at “OpenSpace_trialEditorOpenSpaceEditor_trial.air” (You need to install it)

You can edit avatar by editing following file “OpenSpace_trialOpenSpace_trialExamplesFarWest_RanchlibrariesAvatarsLibraryExample.fla”