Janus VR - Virtual Reality Internet Browser Build, browse and socialize in the Immersive Internet - Janus VR is the internet like you've never seen it before.
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Mixed (53) - 60% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 31, 2017
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January 2

Release 59.8

Faster performance, updated pocketspace, .js improvements and glTF 2.0 support!


New features:
  • Improved performance of rendering engine by refactoring out expensive ref counted pointers from the most used code path (upto 25% FPS increase depending on the room).

  • Updated pocketspace with new design and bookmarks, including a new portal to our free hosting service, Vesta.

  • Ctrl+V will paste any clipboard contents (e.g. press printscreen to capture desktop and paste directly into Janus with Ctrl+V).

  • Fine-grained controller access via JS! You can now read the current state of the buttons of controllers (Vive, touch, Windows mixed reality (wmxr), Xbox) with JS - visit https://nazrin.net/Button/ for examples.

  • room.loadNewAsset can now be used to create generative geometry, by being passed vertex and face lists as arrays.

  • room.removeObject JS function now accepts optional second sync paramter, syncing of removed Objects now works.

  • Assimp library updated to 4.1.0, this includes bug fixes for various model loading formats, and adds support for loading glTF 2.0 files.

  • Improved visuals by modifying how radiance and irradiance maps are used for geometry shading.

  • Better support for 302 redirects.

Bugfixes:
  • Better computation of hand/controller velocity.

  • Websurfaces reloading when moving through portals/between rooms.

  • Backspace/back taking player to empty room with skybox.

  • Resolution of relative URLs.

  • Enable VR comfort mode as default setting.

  • Suppress copy-pasting in rooms when room's locked property is set to true.

  • Linking to head_id and body_id for Ghosts.

  • Party mode setting adjusted to show user in global list, but hide URL.

  • Rendering draw order for portals and alpha-blended objects.

  • Prevent error log in code panel from slowing down the UI when filling up.

  • Removed old JS debugger window in favor of integrating JS debug and other error output into the code panel.

  • Restored -equi and -cube render modes.

  • Restored #sync operation.

  • Numerous small crash bugfixes.
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Reviews

“When I first tried [Janus], my first instinct was to tell the world about it and my second instinct was to build a room for it. I am extremely pleased to announce that Virtual Reality Reviewer now has a room in Janus VR.”
Virtual Reality Reviewer

“This is probably our favorite VR browser around, as it manages to really immerse you into the web experience. JanusVR turns links into pathways and websites look like rooms. And you don’t have to browse alone – there will be other avatars in these rooms. It’s also possible to make the experience more involved with HTML.”
VR Source

“JanusVR: Software that brings all of the web into Virtual Reality”
http://hackaday.io/project/5077-metaverse-lab

About This Game

Janus VR - The World Within the Web

Janus VR is an immersive and collaborative internet browser. Named after the Roman God of passages, Janus VR re-imagines webpages as multi-dimensional spaces, linked by portals. Users experience 3D models, animations, spatial audio-video, and amazing data visualizations built as webpages, in an intuitive VR context. Any current webpage, hosted anywhere, can be viewed in Janus VR. Users enter Janus VR in a private homepage called the "pocketspace", that is their dashboard to the immersive web, with portals to popular or bookmarked webspaces, and other people online. Opening these portals allows users to embark on an endless journey, literally walking or flying through the internet, with others or on their own. In social mode, user avatars at the same webspace, can see, talk, chat and interact with each other. Users in party mode can even broadcast their movement in cyberspace. Our growing user-developer community has built thousands of diverse webspaces for users to explore with content ranging from art to architecture, education, games, and live entertainment. These experiences can be built and edited in Janus VR itself, using both spatially tracked game controllers and keyboard-and-mouse. Janus VR is a powerful combination of web content, VR and the collective imagination of our users.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Quad-core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 280 equivalent or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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