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Please note: As OpenSim is still at an alpha code maturity stage, there is absolutely no guarantee that functionality works or is stable, even in the numbered releases. Certain features may not work either because the code is in rapid evolution, or because functionality expected by the Linden Labs Second Life viewer has simply not been implemented yet.

Please be aware that setting up OpenSim requires a high level of technical knowledge. There are several instruction manuals on this Wiki and elsewhere.

Binary Packages

Binary packages of the latest OpenSim 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 OpenSim 'out of the box' in standalone mode - no code compilation required.

The current release is 0.6.8 (released on 23rd December 2009) and can be downloaded at:

Further instructions can be found in README.txt after you untar/unzip the archives.


The OpenSim 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.

  • 0.6.6 Windows Installer (Post-fixes version r9993)
  • 0.6.6 Mac OS X Installer (Post-fixes version r9993)
  • 0.6.6 (and other releases/revs) unofficial Debian and Ubuntu Linux .deb packages

Other Distributions

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

  • Diva Distribution, a Preconfigured hypergrided standalone. 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 OpenSim instance to

Source code

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

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

Previous releases

You can find previous releases of OpenSim at Most of these are source code only packages.

Related Software

Related Software Section - CLICK HERE

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