Since any readers I've had (and its doubtful I had any) are gone, the need to explain what's been going on is really perfunctory, and perhaps bit odd. In any case, if someone is out there, here's the deal: the Second Nature 3 simulator on Second Life is long dead, at least as a venue for artificial life research. But in the spirit of "the king is dead, long live the king", I am slowly reconstituting it on an OpenSim server, standalone, but you can visit it via hypergrid. As of right now I am simply rewriting some of the ancient code, and making the plants more intelligible.
First experiment: create cooperative plants, capable of coordinating anti-herbivore action as a group.
As soon as this is more or less working, the hyperlink to my standalone sim, SuperNatura, will be posted.