PKR Poker is unlike any other online poker room found on the Internet. The technologies are comparable to that of modern cell phones versus traditional land-lines. Obviously the cell phone has a vast array of options you won’t find in a telephone connected to your kitchen wall. They both allow you to converse with friends and store messages, but can your land-line take pictures and play video games? Not likely.
3D Virtual Reality
In this same fashion, PKR Poker just doesn’t compare with typical online poker rooms. The first and foremost difference has to be the 3D virtual reality capabilities of PKR Poker. While 3D VR communities can be found all over the Internet, to find one in an online poker room is a rare occurrence.
Members of PKR find themselves in a virtual world complete with panoramic views and realistic avatars. The avatars are highly customizable to bring a personal touch to the player’s experience. From thin to heavy, dark to light skinned, every feature can be altered to the player’s preference. PKR members can create an avatar in the likeness of themselves, or develop a complete alter-ego.
Realistic Avatars & Personalities
Avatar characteristics are customizable as well. Body language and personality play a large role in the real world of poker. PKR has authentically integrated this feature, allowing avatars to react to situations in just about any form with the use of an Emote Control System. Press a key and the avatar will smile mischievously – press a different key and the avatar will exhibit nervous behavior – press yet another key between hands and the avatar will perform chip tricks to intimidate their opponents. In addition to these emote actions, there are 5 basic moods that can be set during play – Casual, Neutral, Happy, Angry and Sad. Each of these unique features bring a heightened sense of realism to the poker table.
PKR Camera Angles
Another interesting feature that helps bring PKR Poker to life is the camera options. Players can view the game from different angles, much like you’d see on a televised poker match. Camera views include Overview, an aerial view of the poker table – Dynamic view, a TV style view of the table, providing a variety of camera angles to follow the action – First Person View, allowing you to watch the action from your own perspective, as in real life – Orbit View, where the camera hovers about, roaming around the table and can be controlled by the player using their mouse – North, South, East, West Views, providing straight on views from each corner of the poker table.
PKR Game Speed
You would expect such a community, with a drastically realistic 3D atmosphere, to lag your computer, freeze up often, and essentially be enjoyable only on the most expensive, up to date personal computers. Surprisingly enough, this is not the case with PKR Poker. The software platform utilized to run the PKR 3D poker room has been ingeniously designed in such a way that just about any computer built in the last four to five years should be well equipped to run the program with ease.
PKR Poker System Requirements
There are only two requirements that may hold users back from running the PKR Poker software platform. A broadband connection and Microsoft Windows operating system. Any slower connection than broadband will not likely run the software smoothly. PKR Poker is currently only compatible with Windows 2000 and later editions, though according to the web site, they are working to release a Mac version as soon as possible.
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The minimum system requirements for successfully running the PKR platform are:
Processor 1Ghz Pentium (or equivalent)
600MB Hard Drive space
32MB Graphics Cards with DirectX 9.0c compatible drivers
Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista Operating System
Broadband Internet Connection
Internet Explorer 6 (or higher) with DirectX 9.0c
The recommended system requirements for running the PKR Poker platform, which will run the software with the greater ease, are:
Processor 2Ghz Pentium
128MB Graphics Cards with DirectX 9.0c compatible drivers