Exactly 100 years ago The RMS Titanic was moored in the Harland and Wolff Shipyard in Belfast undergoing the final luxury fit-out before setting sail on the 3rd of April to meet her fate on the 14th with the loss of 1500 lives.
The virtual RMS Titanic is now open in OSGrid in Virtual Belfast set amongst The Drawing Office, The Thompson Graving Dock and The Pumphouse ( the only 3 remaining real structures in Belfast with a direct connection to the ship ) it lies at -100 ms in a wonderful sea scape by Bob Solo. The ruined exterior, built by Stiofain MacTomais, is in sharp contrast to the interiors by Stiofain, Izzie Applewhyte and Jazzy Chatterbox recalling the luxury of the original liner. You can walk down the Grand Staircase to the Grand Ballroom, visit the Tea Rooms, the Engine Room, First Class Cabins and more while being entertained by an inventive selection of NPC bots built by Paul Emery.
While there are many 3d Titanic models in a variety of formats, this is the only one set within the context of Belfast, the city of its birth, which features many buildings that existed at the time she was built.
There will be several broadcasts of events from The Titanic Festival in RL Belfast to commemorate the centenary in the coming weeks.
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During the build several issues arose regarding building deep underwater in opensim some we resolved but some proved impossible to fix so please be prepared to adjust your viewer settings turning off basic shaders and changing advanced water default to "tor atomist" works for most.