Main street of the Wellston demo world. A view from the train station at night in the Wellston demo world.

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About

MV3D is an open source virtual world and multiplayer game framework written in Python. It was designed with scalability in mind and is able to distribute a world across as many servers as needed while dynamically balancing the load. The simulation framework is not specifically slanted towards any one genre of online game, and can just as easily be used for a space game as a fantasy setting. Objects on a MV3D server are simulated using the ODE physics engine for realistic physics reactions. A single server can host thousands of simulated objects. MV3D can use either Python-Ogre or Panda3D on the client for 3D visuals. For more information on features, see the MajorFeatures.

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News

For more news, check out the Blog, the forums, or check the timeline. Also, check us out on Facebook and on IRC in #MV3D on irc.freenode.net.

  • 09/19/11 Interested in helping out and running Windows? Check out the new MV3D Dev Environment Installer.
  • 08/13/11 The MV3D 0.70 planning session will be tonight at 8pm ET in #MV3D on irc.freenode.net.
  • 08/07/11 MV3D 0.60 is officially released! Check out the release notes. Demo servers updated, binaries are up. Windows client, Windows server, and Windows tools.
  • 07/26/11 The Demo server will be going down tonight to be upgraded to 0.60.
  • 07/14/11 MV3D 0.60 is in QA! Please help by testing out the test binaries.
  • 02/21/11 Upgraded the forums to the newest version which has added anti-spam control. Hopefully this will make them a more useful place moving forward.
  • 02/18/11 MV3D 0.50 is released! With this release, MV3D is in beta. Check out the release notes. Demo servers being updated, binaries are up. Windows client, Windows server, and Windows tools.
  • 02/13/11 MV3D 0.50 is in QA. Please help by testing out the test binaries.
  • 10/24/10 Fixed a permission issue on the demo server that was denying non-admins access.
  • 10/22/10 New video showing off the new demo world.
  • 09/27/10 MV3D 0.44 officially released! Check out the release notes. Demo servers updated, binaries are up. Windows client, Windows server, and Windows tools.
  • 09/26/10 Demo servers will go down sometime today to be updated to 0.44.
  • 09/25/10 QA on MV3D 0.44. New release soon!

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MV3D is available via SVN and is released under the MIT license. You can also browse the source. In addition, source and binary downloads of the most recent release will be made available on the downloads page. More recent Windows binaries can be found on the Hudson build job (these may be less stable than the official release builds).