Category Archives: OpenSim

Pisten Bully in OpenSim

I just love the Kässbohrer Pisten Bully.. see some blog posts on this via http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/?s=kassbohrer. So I could not resist taking some snapshots of a model of this created by “Imperator Janus2” (OSGrid) on the AiLand grid in OpenSim using … Continue reading

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Ruth2 Mesh Clothing in OpenSim

Now that Ruth2 v4 is release (see this blog post), it may be time to explore some of the clothing options available for her. Ruth2 is a low-poly open source mesh avatar for OpenSimulator and Second Life. Remember Ruth2 v4 … Continue reading

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Nani OpenSim – Resources

This page is to provide resources related to the Nani branch of OpenSim to assist in testing OpenSimulator. This branch is developed by Nani with support from Hyacinth Jewell of HG Luv Grid. Details of the Nani OpenSimulator version can … Continue reading

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OpenSim using .NET 4.8

From 11th September 2020, OpenSim can be built using .NET 4.8 as well as the current default .NET4.6. .NET 4.8 and the necessary compiler tools can be made available by installing Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition. OpenSim using .NET 4.8 … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.9 and 6.4.5

Firestorm 6.4.5.60799 with OpenSimulator viewer is a Beta test viewer which includes support for EEP (the Environmental Enhancement Project) and support for the Chrome Embedded Framework Live Video Streaming features in Second Life and OpenSim. VR Mode in this new … Continue reading

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Roth2 v2

Roth2 v2 Revision 2020-05-24 Based on Blender Mesh from https://github.com/RuthAndRoth/Roth2 (was DRAFT8_4) Use a viewer which supports Bakes on Mesh, e.g. Firestorm. Roth2 is a low-poly mesh body specifically designed for OpenSimulator and which can also be used in Second … Continue reading

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Outworldz – DreamGrid – Hobbiton

Fred Beckhusen of Outworldz and his team have done wonders again with another fine OpenSimulator-based region, released as an OpenSim Archive (OAR) licensed only for use on the DreamGrid distribution. Fred’s post on the MeWe – Outworldz Projects group on … Continue reading

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Outworldz – Alexandria 30BC

Another fine virtual world build from Fred Beckhusen/Ferd Frederix and his team (Debbie Edwards aka Nyira Machabelli, Joe Builder and Avia Bonne) to recreate Ancient Egypt, specifically Alexandria in 30BC. It is located on the OpenSimulator-based Outworldz grid’s Alexandria region … Continue reading

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Kitely Organizations

Kitely Organizations are a way to create a virtual grid inside the OpenSimulator-based Kitely grid. It allows groups to create and manage their own users, with control over which regions they can visit and what they can do in-world. A … Continue reading

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AIAI Virtual World Social Space

Quickstart: Get an OpenSim avatar at http://osgrid.org if you don’t already have one. Download and install the Firestorm Viewer. Login and look round, you usually arrive at an OSGrid Plaza. Follow the arrows on the floor to get an orientation … Continue reading

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Supercar in OpenSim

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Ruth 2.0 LuvMyBod – Resources

Hyacinth Jewell, a content creator in OpenSimulator, has provided a revised higher definition version of the open source Ruth 2.0 avatar mesh. This post provides some resources and links for this. hop://grid.hgluv.com:8302/Luv Plaza/78/138/28

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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2019 – OSCC19

The OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC19) ran again this year on December 14th to 15th, 2019 and was once again organised and run by Avacon. OpenSimulator Core Dev Panel OSCC19 Audience What is Good About OpenSim 0.9.1 The conference grid is … Continue reading

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Singularity Viewer – Resources

Singularity Viewer is an open-source virtual world viewer for Second Life and OpenSim. It uses the “V1-Style” User Interface Viewer combined with the latest Second Life changes and features. The latest (Beta) versions support Bakes on Mesh. http://www.singularityviewer.org/ Singularity Downloads … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.3

A later version of Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.9 is available. See this blog post. On 28-Nov-2019 Peter Kappler provided an update to his Firestorm VR Mod Viewer at https://gsgrid.de/firestorm-vr-mod/ – go there to download the latest version and for usage … Continue reading

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Cool VL Viewer – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for the Cool VL Viewer for Second Life and OpenSim. The latest version is “Cool VL Viewer v1.26.24.1, 64 bits, Nov 23 2019 09:42:01” and supports Bakes on Mesh (BoM). … Continue reading

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OpenSim 0.9.1.0

OpenSimulator 0.9.1.0 Snail ** is now formally released as the latest stable version of the open source virtual world platform. See http://opensimulator.org/ OSGrid Dev Outreach – Ubit and Ai – All the work down to Ubit – Halloween is Coming … Continue reading

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Ruth2 and Roth2 Statistics

Ruth2 and Roth2 are low-poly mesh avatar bodies, specifically designed for Opensimulator and second Life. They are built to use standard Second Life UV maps using scratch-built open source mesh bodies by Shin Ingen with other open source contributions from … Continue reading

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OpenStorm – Resources

Update: 15-Jan-2020 – OpenStorm has not been made available in binary form for some time and it was last updated on GitHub back in November 2019. OpenStorm should not be used as it does not have necessary Bakes on Mesh … Continue reading

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OpenSim Statistics

There has been a question** on how many OpenSim users use various virtual world viewers that are OpenSim compatible, like Firestorm, Singularity, Alchemy, Radegast, etc. For Second Life, user statistics and viewer usage is collected via Linden Lab. But for … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR 6.2.4

Update: 28-Nov-2019: Peter Kappler now has a home page for Firestorm VR Mod at https://gsgrid.de/firestorm-vr-mod/ – go there for the latest version and information. The version of the Firestorm viewer on which the latest Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.3.58049 is based … Continue reading

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Ai Austin Mk 2

A bit of a refresh of the Ai Austin avatar which I have been using in Second Life and OpenSim since 2006… Ai Austin Mk. 1 Ai’s original skin was a gift back in 2006 from a fellow educator who … Continue reading

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Pangea Roleplay on OpenSim Metropolis Grid

I have blogged before about the Pandora Universe group in Second Life which offers role play based on the “Avatar” film directed by James Cameron and based on Pandora, a moon of Alpha Centauri and the Na’vi that inhabit the … Continue reading

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Bakes on Mesh – Resources

This is a blog post to collect together resources related to the Bakes on Mesh [BoM] feature for Second Life and OpenSim. Bakes on Mesh facilities allow mesh avatars to be used with standard avatar skins, tattoos, alpha masks and … Continue reading

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Bakes on Mesh – Early Days

Update: 28-Nov-2019: This is an archive of the original “Bakes on Mesh – Resources” post.. which has now been updated to reflect the up to date position. New post here. Most viewers now also support Bakes on Mesh and some, … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR – Visiting OpenSim Virtual Worlds

As noted before in this blog post Peter Kappler has created a VR version of the Firestorm virtual world viewer (based on version 6.0.1.56538). It can work very well indeed for Social VR purposes allowing all the capabilities and content … Continue reading

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Oil Rig Training Experience in Firestorm VR

The RGU Oil Rig enhanced education and virtual training experience created by the Robert Gordon University (RGU) Oil & Gas Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland ported to OpenSim OSGrid has been tested in Peter Kappler’s Firestorm VR 6.0.1. The VR mode … Continue reading

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Social VR using Firestorm VR

As noted before in this blog post Peter Kappler has created a VR version of the Firestorm virtual world viewer (based on version 6.0.1.57000). If the graphics settings, draw distance and scene complexity allow it, this can work very well … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR – Resources

Update 23-Sep-2019: Peter Kappler has provided an updated version of Firestorm VR compiled for Second Life and OpenSim which should fix the “black screen” issue mentioned below for at least some HMDs. More information, download links and tips are provided … Continue reading

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Virtual Worlds in VR

This blog post is a reminder that we can still view OpenSimulator and Second Life content in Virtual Reality (VR) headsets such as the Oculus Rift using the CtrlAltStudio viewer. Though this viewer is based on an older version of … Continue reading

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