Desktop applications

Breakroom's desktop application is a powerful tool for accessing your world. Use it for increased stability and performance while editing your regions, or to conserve World Credits.

Breakroom provides custom desktop application installers for both Windows and macOS. When users log in through your dedicated Breakroom app, there are no additional access fees above the cost of their seat—which means that you won't need to dip into your pool of World Credits. However, users will need to install the Breakroom app on a computer equipped with hardware that can effectively render 3D worlds.

For increased stability and performance, we usually recommend that Developers log in through a desktop application, particularly when using the Region Editor.

An important note concerning voice chat

Voice capabilities are currently restricted by login method. This means that if one user is logged in via World Stream and another user is logged in via Breakroom's desktop app, they will not be able to hear each other over voice chat, even if they are standing in the same region.

Users who log in via the same method can communicate freely. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you take this into consideration when planning your events, and require all guests to use either World Stream or the desktop app.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to provide a solution soon.

Downloading the desktop application installers

You can find your desktop application installers on Dashboard. Once you're logged in, click the Download App button in the tab header, or navigate to the Your Apps tab.

After you finalize your subscription purchase, it will take 48 hours for Breakroom to generate app installers for your world. Once your installers are ready, they will be added to the Your Apps tab.

You can download one or both installers by clicking the Windows or macOS button on the Your Apps tab. We recommend copying the download links to distribute to your users.

Installing the desktop application

Breakroom's desktop viewer represents a major graphics and performance upgrade compared to World Stream. For best performance, you will need a PC or laptop that is capable of running 3D worlds. For maximum performance, we recommend using a machine with a dedicated graphics card. Please see our system requirements page for more information.

To install the desktop viewer, please follow the steps below.

  1. Download the correct installer (Windows or macOS) to your computer, as described above.

  2. Locate the installer on your hard drive, and double-click on it.

  3. Follow the installer prompts.

Re-creating your desktop application installers

If you decide to update any custom branding images associated with your world (such as your app logo or install image), or if you rename your world as a whole, you will need to create and distribute fresh desktop app installers in order to push those changes to your users.

To update your desktop application installers, please follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to your Dashboard.

  2. Click on the Your Apps tab.

  3. Click the Re-create Installers button.

Please note that it may take Breakroom up to 48 hours to re-create your app installers. If you need your app installers sooner, please reach out to our Customer Success Team.

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