This site will move soon to another place, i will update this one with a link to the new location.
As a Chief Technology Officer of New Genres Grid i want to introduce our professional 3D hoster Dreamland Metaverse which runs the open source server system Opensimulator. Important to mention that Dreamland Metaverse has a Core Developer of OpenSim in their team. We really love the Drupal CMS front-end to manage the Grid and Regions, like you can see in the following images.
Load & Save for region (.oar) and inevntory (.iar) can be done via the webpage. The personal backup function with 4 slots is also verry helpful if you do wild stuff on your sim.
Every region you own is listed and can be restarted and more, logfiles can be shown too.
For development and hardcore experiments i use my own privat Opensimulator, Diva Distribution and Aurora-Sim running in my computer laboratory. But for a public virtual world, like NGrid it is recommendable to give it in trustable hands like Dreamland Metaverse.
Aurora-Sim is the next generation of the OpenSimulator Project. Aurora-Sim allows you to run large scale operation and extend it as needed, while still having many features available for your use. http://www.aurora-sim.org/
There is some magic that Opensim on USB stick (sim-on-a-stick) never worked for me, even if i did the package ond the harddisk….(?). I could have a deeper look into it but as it is just for windows ist useless for me. So some “dirty” solusion is to use Virtualbox (MacOSX/Windows/Linux). It works verry well, setting ubuntu and when the virtual server is booting the /opensim/bin/OpenSim.exe is started in /etc/rc.locale and with Imprudence i connect to this virtual linux on my local computer.
Some other test where made to have a Linux Boots CD where opensim server starts and Gnome desktop environment which fires up Imprudance paralell, for now as a Proof of Concept.
(update May 2011)
Astra Viewer based on Imprudance and Meerkat (goof import/export feature).
Singularity Viewer a new nice viewer also for opensim.
I use often different SL Clients. Kirsten Viewer is a nice one and if you have the right power of the “Grafikkarte” it has shadows AND IS also for macs. The download directory is here. There is also a Cool Viewer (legacy and fast non-Windlight renderer) in town.
(following is an old post from copy & paste & published on: Dec 8, 2007)
Since the viewer source code is released on a regular basis, the official client isn’t the only one out anymore. First there is some incredible work done by Nicolaz “The Mad Patcher “Beresford. All his fixes are going into the jira, and most of them are going to be added to the Linden code base and will make it into future official releases of the viewer. (
The Able Edition works just like the main viewer but with one important extra: visual muting. You can right-click on a parcel or an object and the extra option of “Mute Visibility” will be available in the pie-menu. Select it and the object will be invisible to you, allowing you to photograph a scene without spinning “For Sale” signs ruining the view.
Dale Glass has worked a proximity detector into the client, allowing people to see the names of the avatars that are in the area, how old the avatar is, and whether or not they’ve registered payment information with Linden Lab. (metaversed.com)
The Imprudence Viewer
For more information about the rationale, goals, and methods of the Imprudence project, please see our Manifesto. http://imprudenceviewer.org
Open Metaverse Viewer is a project aimed to package the Second Life(tm)viewer for Linux distributions.
Reborn viewer is a fully-rebuilt multigrid viewer. Fast, stable, secure, and over-simplified. This is the first time we worked with real designers to find “which way would be better” to put something in. In other words, Reborn is like a viewer you already knew, everything is where they have to be. It looks totally normal in the first look, but as you go deeper, you will see that almost everything is unlimited in Reborn Viewer ! Nothing is complicated, nothing is hard. Even a frog* can use it !
I dont tested this viewer, but it sounds great!
Policy on Third-Party Viewers by Linden Lab (read here)
I prefere GreenLife Emerald Viewer for now on, the download ist at modularsystems.sl
i wanna try this, soon ;-)
oh, and bot-testing would be also usefulll-grrr http://sl-bot.net
OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server. It can be used to create a 3D Virtual World (ala Second Life(tm)), and includes facilities for creating custom avatars, chatting with others in the environment, building 3D content in world, and creating complex 3D applications in world. OpenSimulator can also be extended via loadable modules or web service interfaces to build more custom 3D Applications. OpenSimulator is released under a BSD License, making it both open source, and commercially friendly to embed in products.
Wifi – A Simple Account Management Front-end
The hypergrid is an extension to opensim that allows you to link your opensim to other opensims on the internet, and that supports seamless agent transfers among those opensims. It can be used both in standalone mode and in grid mode. The hypergrid is effectively supporting the emergence of a Web of virtual worlds.
(old news October 2008)
PFFFFFFF! Have no time for this play. The windo$ client gives a Microschrot error and on Mac also no phun ;(
July 2010 Opensimulator works perfect, I LOVE IT!
Radegast Metaverse Client
Lightweight client for connecting to Second Life and OpenSim based virtual worlds
OMVViewer-light is a text only client for 3D metaverses.
METAbolt is a Linden Lab approved 3rd Party Text Client and is not provided or supported by Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life.
in some weeks and i am 2 years old. what changed? my stepbrother Adolf Svoboda jumed out of an egg. i mean he is my brother, verry comlicated storry i must go on and research this. he is a little boneheaded but i love him.
…and some me-myselfe-and-i cloning ;)
Some fast and dirty handwriting: In about 2 months i am an 2 year avatar (born Dezember 2006). I lost and got some new friends. Having a lot of fun and also pain in the ass and i a going on still having new ideas. This world is big and most of it is a visual spam. Verry few people think forward or upside down. I think it is becouse they are so concentrated on their human who is controlling us like a puppet. Times will change, my avatar friends, we will do it, to sugar our avatar souls and ascend. There will come some magic and i belive in 0 and 1. The power is in the root of the code and in pattern. Don’t ask me about my human, we are deeply in lively discussion and controvercy. We can learn from them, from their defect humankind and the long history of sience. Such a world is theoreticaly not new for them but they act like cattles in the mountian pasture. We can live longer than they can do, maybe this scares them in their mainstream brainwashed round earth.