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== Introduction ==
 
 
This is user documentation for OpenSimulator, mainly aimed towards administrators of the system rather than the ultimate end-users who access the environment through a viewer. If you can't find what you want here you might want to try looking in the [[Developer Documentation]].
 
This is user documentation for OpenSimulator, mainly aimed towards administrators of the system rather than the ultimate end-users who access the environment through a viewer. If you can't find what you want here you might want to try looking in the [[Developer Documentation]].
  
 
For a summary of what features have been implemented in OpenSimulator, please see the [[Feature Matrix]].
 
For a summary of what features have been implemented in OpenSimulator, please see the [[Feature Matrix]].
  
== Setup ==
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* [[Download]] - Download instructions
 
* [[Download]] - Download instructions
 
* [[Dependencies]] - The other packages you need to install that OpenSimulator relies upon
 
* [[Dependencies]] - The other packages you need to install that OpenSimulator relies upon
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* [[OpenSim Graphics]] - Graphics that can be used on OpenSimulator websites, viewer login pages or products.
 
* [[OpenSim Graphics]] - Graphics that can be used on OpenSimulator websites, viewer login pages or products.
 
* [[FAQ]] - Frequently Asked Questions
 
* [[FAQ]] - Frequently Asked Questions
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* [[Feature Proposals/AutoBackup|AutoBackup]] - Module for automatically backing up a region to an OAR regularly using a different filename.
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* [[Freeswitch Module]] - Using FreeSWITCH for voice in OpenSimulator.
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* [[Mumble]] - Using Mumble/Whisper for voice in OpenSimulator.
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* [[Enabling Groups]] - How to enable creating groups in your regions.
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* [[JsonStore Module]] - Module for storing and sharing structured data among region modules and scripts.
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* [[MuteList|MuteList Module]] - OpenSimMutelist is an add-on mutelist module for use with the Open Simulator project.
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* [[Offline_Instant_Messaging_v2|Offline Instant Messaging]] - Module to store and later replay instant messages received by users that are offline.
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* [[Trees Module]] - Module to populate region with different trees.
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== Troubleshooting ==
 
* [[Troubleshooting]] - General troubleshooting tips and links to other pages.
 
* [[Appearance Troubleshooting]] - Troubleshooting appearance specific issues (cloudy and grey avatars).
 
  
== User Guide ==
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* [[Connecting]] - How to connect a compatible viewer to OpenSimulator.
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The RealXtend modules for OpenSimulator have not been updated for a long time and should be considered dead.  However, this information may be useful for historical purposes.
* [[Glossary]] - A glossary of terms used in OpenSimulator.
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* [[ModRex]] - How to setup the RealXtend server module
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* [[RealXtend Viewer Linux]] - This tutorial describes how to use the RealXtend viewer on Linux, using wine
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== Administrator Guide ==
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* [[Server Commands]] - Commands to control OpenSimulator
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* [[OpenSim.exe Command Line Options]] - Switches when you launch OpenSimulator.
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* [[Directory Structure]] - Information about OpenSimulator's directory structure.
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* [[Useful Queries]] - Some useful queries for manipulating the OpenSimulator database.
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* [[Logging]] - Logging in OpenSimulator
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* [[Monitoring]] - Monitoring OpenSimulator
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* [[Threading]] - Information on the way that threads are used in OpenSimulator, including information on the thread tracking report.
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* [[Automating Tasks]] - How to make administrating a walk in the park
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* [[RestConsole]] - Using the remote console.
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* [[Performance]] - How to tweak OpenSim's performance and some tips on scaling.
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* [[Console-less OpenSim]] - How to run OpenSimulator without console
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* [[Backups]] - How to backup your OpenSimulator data.
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* [[AssetCache]] - Information about OpenSimulator's asset cache.
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=== Integration ===
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* [[RemoteAdmin]] - Using the XMLRPC administration interface for executing commands remotely.
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* [[AuthIntegration]] - How to integrate external systems (such as web frontends) with OpenSimulator.
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* [[UserManipulation]] - How to create users in OpenSimulator via external calls through ROBUST (only available when running in grid configuration).
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* [[CABP And Attachments Manipulation]] - How to change clothing and body parts on offline avatars via ROBUST service calls.
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* [[Known Web Interfaces within OpenSim]] - The set of [[CAPS]], XMLRPC, or REST entry points in the project.
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== Area specific ==
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This is a section for pages that relate to OpenSimulator use in various scenarios (e.g. education, small closed grid, etc.).  Currently under development.  Please feel free to add areas.
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* [[Education]] - Specific OpenSimulator resources and settings for education.
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== Core Features ==
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* [[Feature Matrix]] - Matrix of features currently implemented by OpenSimulator.
 
* [[Feature Matrix]] - Matrix of features currently implemented by OpenSimulator.
 
* [[Access Control]] - Controlling user access to OpenSimulator.
 
* [[Access Control]] - Controlling user access to OpenSimulator.
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* [[Varregion]] - Support for regions greater (or smaller!) than 256m x 256m.  Requires a compatible viewer.
 
* [[Varregion]] - Support for regions greater (or smaller!) than 256m x 256m.  Requires a compatible viewer.
 
* [[:Category:Tech Reference|Technical Reference]] - Technical Reference Guide
 
* [[:Category:Tech Reference|Technical Reference]] - Technical Reference Guide
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== Optional Features ==
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* [[Feature Proposals/AutoBackup|AutoBackup]] - Module for automatically backing up a region to an OAR regularly using a different filename.
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* [[Freeswitch Module]] - Using FreeSWITCH for voice in OpenSimulator.
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* [[Troubleshooting]] - General troubleshooting tips and links to other pages.
* [[Mumble]] - Using Mumble/Whisper for voice in OpenSimulator.
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* [[Appearance Troubleshooting]] - Troubleshooting appearance specific issues (cloudy and grey avatars).
* [[Enabling Groups]] - How to enable creating groups in your regions
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* [[JsonStore Module]] - Module for storing and sharing structured data among region modules and scripts
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* [[Offline_Instant_Messaging_v2|Offline Instant Messaging]] - module to store and later replay instant messages received by users that are offline.
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* [[Trees Module]] - Module to populate region with different trees.
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== Deprecated Features ==
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* [[Connecting]] - How to connect a compatible viewer to OpenSimulator.
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* [[Glossary]] - A glossary of terms used in OpenSimulator.
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These are features that should no longer be used if possible and will be dropped in a later release.
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* [[RemoteAdmin]] - Using the XMLRPC administration interface for executing commands remotely.
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* [[AuthIntegration]] - How to integrate external systems (such as web frontends) with OpenSimulator.
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* [[UserManipulation]] - How to create users in OpenSimulator via external calls through ROBUST (only available when running in grid configuration).
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* [[CABP And Attachments Manipulation]] - How to change clothing and body parts on offline avatars via ROBUST service calls.
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* [[Known Web Interfaces within OpenSim]] - The set of [[CAPS]], XMLRPC, or REST entry points in the project.
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* [[Setting Up Mega-Regions]] - Instructions for setting up a mega-region, which is a way of implementing a region that is larger than 256 x 256m by taking advantage of partial functionality in Linden Lab viewers. For a fully OpenSimulator specific solution please see [[Varregion]].
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* [[Server Commands]] - Commands to control OpenSimulator
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* [[OpenSim.exe Command Line Options]] - Switches when you launch OpenSimulator.
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* [[Directory Structure]] - Information about OpenSimulator's directory structure.
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* [[Useful Queries]] - Some useful queries for manipulating the OpenSimulator database.
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* [[Logging]] - Logging in OpenSimulator
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* [[Monitoring]] - Monitoring OpenSimulator
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* [[Threading]] - Information on the way that threads are used in OpenSimulator, including information on the thread tracking report.
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* [[Automating Tasks]] - How to make administrating a walk in the park
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* [[RestConsole]] - Using the remote console.
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* [[Performance]] - How to tweak OpenSim's performance and some tips on scaling.
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* [[Console-less OpenSim]] - How to run OpenSimulator without console
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* [[Backups]] - How to backup your OpenSimulator data.
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* [[AssetCache]] - Information about OpenSimulator's asset cache.
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=== RealXtend ===
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The RealXtend modules for OpenSimulator have not been updated for a long time and should be considered dead.  However, this information may be useful for historical purposes.
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* [[ModRex]] - How to setup the RealXtend server module
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* [[RealXtend Viewer Linux]] - This tutorial describes how to use the RealXtend viewer on Linux, using wine
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== Tutorials ==
 
== Tutorials ==
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* [http://www.scribd.com/doc/57959626/OpenSimulator-School-Quick-Start-Guide David W. Deeds' OpenSimulator School Quick Start Guide] - David W. Deeds' OpenSimulator School Quick Start Guide courtesy of Changchun American International School. Has lots of useful and interesting info, including lesson plans.
 
* [http://www.scribd.com/doc/57959626/OpenSimulator-School-Quick-Start-Guide David W. Deeds' OpenSimulator School Quick Start Guide] - David W. Deeds' OpenSimulator School Quick Start Guide courtesy of Changchun American International School. Has lots of useful and interesting info, including lesson plans.
  
== Gforge Projects ==
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* [[OpenSimSearch]] - Search for your OpenSimulator
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* [[ServerStats]] - RRD/Proc serverstats using the OpenSimulator module for Berlios Serverstats (Linux)
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Latest revision as of 06:52, 9 April 2019

This is user documentation for OpenSimulator, mainly aimed towards administrators of the system rather than the ultimate end-users who access the environment through a viewer. If you can't find what you want here you might want to try looking in the Developer Documentation.

For a summary of what features have been implemented in OpenSimulator, please see the Feature Matrix.

Setup
  • Download - Download instructions
  • Dependencies - The other packages you need to install that OpenSimulator relies upon
  • Build Instructions - How to build and compile OpenSimulator from source
  • Configuration - How to configure OpenSimulator so you can get the server up and running
  • Configuring Regions - More details on configuring regions in Regions.ini
  • Configuring Simulator Parameters - More details on the structure and configuration simulator parameters after the initial setup.
  • Direct Service Requests - Details on how some requests that are by default handled by the viewer (e.g. GetTexture capability) could instead be handled directly by the service.
  • Shared Services Configuration - An approach for sharing user, asset and inventory services between two otherwise separate grids.
  • Database Settings - Detailed configurations to connect to your database
  • Map - Information on configuring OpenSimulator to serve map tiles.
  • Estate Support - Information about estates in OpenSimulator.
  • Economy - Information (incomplete) on setting up the economy aspects of OpenSimulator (e.g. land sales).
  • UserProfiles - Information on enabling the user profiles support included with OpenSimulator 0.7.6 onwards.
  • Upgrading - How to upgrade your OpenSimulator version so that you can use your existing data
  • Network Settings - NAT, Ports, Services and more.
  • Firewall Settings - Incomplete operating system specific instructions on how to open firewall ports for external OpenSimulator access.
  • Tips - Useful tips from users like you
  • OpenSim Graphics - Graphics that can be used on OpenSimulator websites, viewer login pages or products.
  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Optional Features
  • AutoBackup - Module for automatically backing up a region to an OAR regularly using a different filename.
  • Freeswitch Module - Using FreeSWITCH for voice in OpenSimulator.
  • Mumble - Using Mumble/Whisper for voice in OpenSimulator.
  • Enabling Groups - How to enable creating groups in your regions.
  • JsonStore Module - Module for storing and sharing structured data among region modules and scripts.
  • MuteList Module - OpenSimMutelist is an add-on mutelist module for use with the Open Simulator project.
  • Offline Instant Messaging - Module to store and later replay instant messages received by users that are offline.
  • Trees Module - Module to populate region with different trees.


RealXtend (abandoned)

The RealXtend modules for OpenSimulator have not been updated for a long time and should be considered dead. However, this information may be useful for historical purposes.

  • ModRex - How to setup the RealXtend server module
  • RealXtend Viewer Linux - This tutorial describes how to use the RealXtend viewer on Linux, using wine
Core Features
  • Feature Matrix - Matrix of features currently implemented by OpenSimulator.
  • Access Control - Controlling user access to OpenSimulator.
  • Attachments - Some information about avatar attachments.
  • Scripting Documentation - Everything you need to know about OpenSimulator scripting, and the list of sample scripts
  • ScriptEngines - Information about OpenSimulator's script engine.
  • OpenSim Archives - Loading and saving whole region archives with OpenSimulator
  • OpenSimulator Inventory Archives - Loading and saving user inventory items and folders with OpenSimulator
  • Mesh - Mesh support in OpenSimulator.
  • NPC - Use of Non Player Characters (NPCs) in OpenSim, also known as bots.
  • Custom Libraries - Describes how to add custom content to your OpenSimulator server
  • IRCBridgeModule - A core OpenSimulator module for integrating IRC with a simulator.
  • Hypergrid - Information about how to configure the experimental hypergrid architecture
  • GridInfo - how to provide information about your grid to smart clients
  • PhysicsEngines — Options for physics engines in OpenSimulator.
  • Media On A Prim - Media on a prim (shared media) functionality in OpenSimulator.
  • Varregion - Support for regions greater (or smaller!) than 256m x 256m. Requires a compatible viewer.
  • Technical Reference - Technical Reference Guide
Troubleshooting
User Guide
  • Connecting - How to connect a compatible viewer to OpenSimulator.
  • Glossary - A glossary of terms used in OpenSimulator.
Integration
Administrator Guide

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