OpenSim Standalone Installation Is Great For Local Testing

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I use OpenSim on a local installation on my computer, and access it with Firestorm for testing created models, and even whole builds.
I don't particularly want to upload every single mesh I'm testing onto SL servers until they are good and done.

The only problem with OpenSim is that it doesn't care much about the models you use or how high poly they are, and scripting may not work the same.
Still, a private testing ground for testing your models, chairs, animations and stuff without having to rely on a buggy testing server is great.

What y'all do with OpenSim?
 

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I have a region on Digiworlds and I was messing around with it building this Zelda thing but I haven't really touched it in a while.
 

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I have an OpenSim standalone covering 4 regions. It's a square artificial island reclaimed from the sea. Originally I installed it for testing but as I developed it it became absorbing in its own right. It's called Standalonia!
 
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Standalonia, as described above as having 4 regions, is now 7 regions - although the 3 added regions are just sea so they'll remain more or less empty. The idea is to give us somewhere to play with boats in the future, maybe.
 
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Which viewer do y'all use for Digiworldz and Outworldz?
 

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Which viewer do y'all use for Digiworldz and Outworldz?
I hardly ever visit Digiworldz or Outworldz but for opensim in general I use Firestorm most of the time, Singularity and Cool VL every now and then.
 
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I don't know about Digiworldz or Outworldz but for my standalone I've been using the Singularity viewer. It was fine until a recent update, when it started crashing if I build anything. So I downloaded Firestorm for building but still use Singularity when I'm not building as it has better graphics.
 

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How do you connect Firestorm to Digiworldz? I'm putting the URL in the location box but it isn't connecting. The account and password work on their web page so I must be entering the location wrongly.

OIC there's supposed to be an Opensim tab in the viewer Preferences but it isn't there. hm now what to do

ETA: Got it! I had installed the Secondlife only version. Khamon is a butterbrain.
 
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can has digiworldz but nobody here1
 

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There's a whole big batch of viewer stupid going on, which makes recommending a viewer difficult.

Myself, I'm sticking to the older version of Firestorm; I also have the new version installed ...mixing the two together is causing me problems.

I am dragging my feet on switching back to Singularity; mostly because it already has texture loading issues when I try it.

If you have Saturday afternoons free, Khamon, you might want to hop over to 3rdrockgrid and sit in on their community meeting (check the calendar here). I'm no longer involved with either grid, but to me 3rg edges out Digiworldz simply because it is community run. Their server software is run by the same person, however; and I think he uses the same code for both grids.

There's big batches of stupid due to social engineering, huge egos, etc on the hypergrid which is making the hypergrid community even more toxic than it was just a couple of years ago (and that's saying something!). So were I you I'd be prepared to be underwhelmed, and I'd also make a point of wearing kevlar lest you find your back perforated by knives.
 
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The fun starts with Outworldz OpenSim Installer which sets up a local grid on your computer you can log into and explore, it comes with lots of downloadable content you can use, and its Hypergrid enabled so you can teleport off to lots of different OS grids, grab content and bring it back to your own grid.
It also ties in nicely with Ferd's Hyperica website so you can easily get a list of places to visit, and it also allows you to make standalone regions for Metropolis Grid and OSGrid.

It is a lot easier to use than the old "sim on a stick" was. And the support (on Mewe and facebook) is impressive as hell!
 
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