24 August 1998 Design of a multiple-participant 3D war game system over WWW
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In this paper, the infrastructure of designing a multi-user wargaming environment over the WWW architecture is proposed. The proposed infrastructure is based upon the existence of a multi-user virtual reality system on top of the WWW environment. Hence, the necessary conditions for a network- based virtual reality system to support designing a wargaming environment are analyzed and studied in this paper. Finally, a prototype of a multi-user wargaming system was implemented with the SharedWeb system. The SharedWeb system is a multi-user virtual reality system built over the WWW environment. The SharedWeb system provides a seamless integration of virtual reality technique with the WWW architecture, which makes it an excellent platform for our experiment. The 3D tank combat simulation is the result of this prototyping process. The scenario of this 3D tank wargame is a two-company drill and each company has two tanks. Since this application is simply a proof of principle, the player can only control the movement and direction of each tank as well as issue the fire command. The experience presented in this paper may provide some though on designing a new generation of war game system for the year 2000.
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Jiung-Yao Huang, Jia Lin Chang, Cheng-Wei Li, Kuo-Chi Lin, "Design of a multiple-participant 3D war game system over WWW", Proc. SPIE 3369, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science II, (24 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319346; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319346

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