The desktop environment serves as one of the main settings in the Games Tetralogy. The desktop is the first thing players see whenever starting the game or or loading a save file, even if they last saved at the Save Shop in the Root Towns. The desktop is designed to use the in-fiction ALTIMIT operating system. Before logging into The World, players can use a number of applications to further explore the lore of the series and customize the desktop to their preferences.
Once a player boots up the game, they have a few icons to choose from on the left hand side of the screen.
The Game Launcher for The World, a Massive Multiplayer Online game that was developed specifically for use on ALTIMIT OS. Players can either check the BBS or start the game, warping into one of the root towns.
The application players use to check their E-mail.
Allows players to customize their desktop with wallpapers that can be unlocked by progressing through the story.
Sound Mode allows players to change their desktop background music, which can be unlocked by progressing through the games.
Movie Mode allows players to re-watch the game's cutscenes after meeting certain requirements.
The application players use to save and load their game data.