This is the latest 'beta' version (as of 12.25.2019) of my "myplaces" VR
for the music and audio (it's meant to be a music app...).
I'm getting ready to release this to Zee Vorld, so any feedback or
comments are much appreciated. If you've aleady seen earlier versions,
not too much has changed in this. I've improved the movement
system I'm using, plus added support for HTC Vive headsets/controllers
in the VR version.
As before there are
four 'locations' (two scenes in each), and I plan at least three more.
Each scene is a remembered place from a location that had resonance in my
life. There are two parts to each place. One is an open-ended, evolving
soundscape of 'the place'. For the second, search for the Mystic Portal
(what's a VR app without Mystic Portals?) and you'll be transported to a
separate location with a more linear piece of music. Also: each location
features a model of one of Jill's pottery pieces.
Here are the downloads:
- myplaces-beta1AVR-folder.zip --
VR version for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets
double-click on the "myplaces-beta1AVR.exe" file inside the
folder to run
857 Mbytes download/1.39 Gbytes on disk
- myplaces-beta1ASA-folder.zip --
Standalone Windows version for Windows 10 computers
double-click on the "myplaces-beta1ASA.exe" file inside the
folder to run
856 Mbytes download/1.36 Gbytes on disk
- myplaces-beta1AOSX-folder.zip --
Standalone version for OSX (Macintosh) computers
double-click on the "myplaces-beta1A0SX.app" inside the
folder to run (note: if you get the annoying
"this app is damaged" error nonsense from Apple, it is not true.
for how to 'fix' the app so it will run. Arg. Apple.
867 Mbytes download/1.38 Gbytes on disk
on the keyboard:
arrow keys/WASD keys -- forward/back/left/right movement
SHIFT arrow keys/WASD keys -- rotate forward/back/left/right
ESCAPE key -- return to main menu area
If you use an Xbox controller:
The HTC Vive controllers:
For the HTC Vive system, I think I have the height resetting correct for
all scenes, but there may still be some minor problems (like you may
be viewing things too low or too high). Let me know if you encounter
For Apple users:
if OSX does pop up the message saying "this app is damaged" or some
nonsense like that, don't believe the stupid things that Apple says! It
is not damaged, but they're trying to get everyone to use their STUPID
First try holding the "CONTROL" key and clicking on the app. It should
pop up a menu. Choose the "open" selection at the top to see if it will
run. If it doesn't:
- Go to your main Applications folder.
- Down towards the bottom is a sub-folder titled "Utilities"
- Click on that, and towards the bottom of that folder is an app called "Terminal".
- Open up the Terminal.
- In the Terminal window, type this:
and leave a space after the "-cr".
- Go back to the "myplaces-beta1A0SX.app" in your Finder, and
drag that app into
the Terminal window. The Terminal window should now read:
xattr -cr /wherever/you/put/myplaces-beta1A0SX-folder/myplaces-beta1A0SX.app
- Hit RETURN and the app will now run. You can then quit the Terminal
Once you do these things you won't have to do it again. STUPID, STUPID Apple.