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Does anyone have saved copy of IMVU's Unity API?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:48 am
by nerseus
IMVU had released an API for integrating IMVU with Unity 3D. It seems that is considered "deprecated" and no longer available in the Unity asset store.

Does anyone have a saved copy of that API they can share out somewhere or send my way?

Thanks!
-Dan / ner

Re: Does anyone have saved copy of IMVU's Unity API?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:50 am
by gaf210
You mean the unity api they offered when they did that competition for game developers?

eta: just tried the link and it shows this :/

http://developer.imvu.com/

Re: Does anyone have saved copy of IMVU's Unity API?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:19 am
by nerseus
IMVU had posted this:
https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/relea ... ty.385484/

It allowed Unity developers (Unity is a separate game engine, for those that don't know) a way to interface, sorta, with IMVU. The idea, I think, was to make a game or app in Unity and use the assets from IMVU. The idea didn't catch on and it seems IMVU has let it slide.

I'm not even sure the API that IMVU exposed would still work - but I had an idea and wanted to give it a try.

Re: Does anyone have saved copy of IMVU's Unity API?

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:36 am
by gaf210
From what i read on the comments there they have dropped support from the api on their side :shock:
That would explain why they taken off the Games tab on next and bar blitz doesnt work anymore. I wonder what lead them to decide this, it looked like a really good idea and so many development took into making it :/

Re: Does anyone have saved copy of IMVU's Unity API?

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:30 pm
by Polystyrene
I found IMVUnity_0_3_1.unitypackage in my downloads folder:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwgZ- ... WZTSGJBZGs

But I think it has been abandoned as Segallion was the driving force behind it.

Re: Does anyone have saved copy of IMVU's Unity API?

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:04 am
by nerseus
That is exactly what I was looking for - thank you, Polystyrene!
And you're both right - support seems to have dropped. Sadly, where they usually drop support but leave things functional (such as with particles) it seems their Unity support is just... gone. It wasn't required for the project I'm working on, but would have been a nice little bonus (and who doesn't like bonus's?).

I don't really know any IMVU staff (maybe one?) but... do you think it's worth reaching out to Segallion? Is he still at IMVU? In case it's a matter of just flipping a switch to let things work...?

Thank you both for answering! I really do appreciate you taking the time. :)

-Dan / ner

P.S. I can't help but grin at Poly's booty pic here on the forums. I bet there's quite a tale behind where that came from...

Re: Does anyone have saved copy of IMVU's Unity API?

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:22 pm
by Nums
Image

Just the last line of her post. Looks like he's gone.

Re: Does anyone have saved copy of IMVU's Unity API?

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:03 am
by nerseus
Nums!
Thank you for the update. Bad news is better than no news. Or maybe it's not bad news (I don't know Segallion and whether he was much loved or... not). It won't affect the project much, but good to know I can't use IMVU avatars directly from IMVU. One small feature to cross off - but maybe it will make room for two others.

Thank you for taking the time to post. It is much appreciated. :)

-Dan / ner