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* OSGrid distribution.  This is preconfigured for connection of an OpenSimulator instance to
= Source code =
= Source code =

Revision as of 04:56, 22 July 2011



Note 1: If you are reading this on any site but, you might not be actually downloading software. Please check your browser URL before proceeding any further.

Note 2: Depending on what you want to do with OpenSimulator, setting it up may require a fair amount of technical knowledge. After downloading OpenSim, please consult the several instruction manuals on this Wiki and elsewhere. Please be aware that the learning curve for operating OpenSim is steep.

Note 3: Many Linux distros (including Ubuntu) ship with only the "mono-runtime" package installed, however you need to install "mono-complete" for some OpenSimulator features such as LSL script commands. You must also use at least Mono V2.4.2 (Ubuntu 10.04 ships with mono 2.4.4 which works fine).

As OpenSim is still at an alpha code maturity stage, there is absolutely no guarantee that functionality works or is stable.

Binary Packages

Current release

Binary packages of the latest OpenSimulator release are provided in .zip or .tar.gz form - these are identical apart from the compression format. Once you've unzipped/untarred these you'll be able to run OpenSimulator 'out of the box' in standalone mode - no code compilation required.

The current release is Template:LastReleaseVersion (released on Template:LastReleaseDate) and can be downloaded at:

After unpacking please read the [[Template:LastReleaseVersion Release]] Notes. Further instructions may be found in README.txt after you untar/unzip the archives.


The OpenSimulator project does not currently provide installers for the latest releases - you're better off downloading the binary packages and just unzipping them - this is equivalent to an installation. However, if you do want an executable installer, here are some links to some install packages.

  • 0.6.x Mac OS X Installer
  • 0.6.6 (and other releases/revs) unofficial Debian and Ubuntu Linux .deb packages

Other Distributions

Other projects are free to repackage OpenSimulator and add their own modules or configuration. Current known distributions are

  • Diva Distribution, a Preconfigured hypergrided standalone, binary distribution. Easy to setup and to keep up to date. Windows and Linux/Unix. Download the file, unzip it, read README.txt and take it from there.

  • OSGrid distribution. This is preconfigured for connection of an OpenSimulator instance to

Source code

Current release

If for some reason you cannot run the binary distribution, you can grab the sources and compile them. The latest source packages are always hosted at

Both these packages are the same except for the compression format.

Previous releases

You can find previous releases of OpenSimulator at Older releases only have source code packages.

Release Notes

Developers and Testers

If you're a developer or a tester and you want to download possibly broken development code then please go here

Related Software

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