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General Setup

Setting up your own server can be a bit of a daunting task. It seems very complex and technical, and in a sense, it can be. However, if you follow this quickstart guide, you will have your server up and running within minutes, and you will be ready to build in your own sim.

What You Need To Know

OpenSimulator (Opensim for short) can run in two modes. Grid mode, and standalone mode.

Standalone mode means that it is simply running on your own PC, and it is not part of a grid. It is advised that this is how you start, because this is easiest way to run a server.

Grid mode means that it is part of a grid. If you want your server to be part of a grid (see the grid list), then it will take some additional configuration which we can not cover here, because it is different for each grid.

What You Need

Before you start, you will need to have a few things ready. These things are:

  • A copy of the latest OpenSim, you can download it here (get the one under "Current Release")
  • A program to unpack compressed files with, 7Zip works well, and is available for most operating systems.
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