ONSET is the server part of the Solace VR system. It combines with SOLACE (the client) to form Solace.

Short for: "Online Novel/SOLACE Environment Transport"

Named for Webster sense #2

Technical information:

  • Uses TCL as its scripting engine
  • Written in C++
  • Will eventually become multithreaded
  • Designed as a generic MUCK server, but with a few compelling features which will make it able to host non-realtime 3D games as well (and even have a mixture of graphical and textual clients interacting with one another)