general ramblings and MAC Sim-on-a-Stick


from one to two posts a day for nearly 4 years to two posts a month! who says i’m extreme? =p

so what’s been going on for the avatar Ener Hax lately?

i’m bummed that we don’t have Enclave Harbour in Kitely anymore and since i switched Hax Nuit to a world only open to Kitely subscribers, its traffic has massively dropped off. only 3 people visited in the last month for a total of 63 minutes, a far cry from 42 hours logged last year. since it’s not listed as a public world, i’m not sure how people actually find it

however, Hax Nuit wasn’t built in vain. apart from being a fun experiment in “rapid development” by using modular pieces, it may eventually be given away for free. it depends if i hear from people and teachers that think they could use it for something. it still has its hidden loot in the underground labyrinth and the mazes in the street level shops (some are two story mazes – Hax Nuit info | Kitely Hax Nuit)

Hax Nuit will run fine on Sim-on-a-Stick but won’t be usable in most hosted situations because of its 35K prim count (Kitely shattered the 11 year old SL 15K prim/sim limit and i had hoped that was the new yard stick for OpenSim but, to be fair, their $100 a month plan for 100K prims and 100 avatars blows away SL’s $1000 setup/$295 a month 15K/60 avatar plan)

zombalambaHax Nuit’s also been inspiration for a zombie board game that subQuark and i are working on. i would’ve loved to place zombies into Hax Nuit but I don’t have the scripting skillz to create bots (the SL ones were cool because you could shoot them and they could also kill you if you were slow or a bad shot like me)

Zombalamba is the working title for the board game while designing it, i think of running around a zombie-infested Hax Nuit. the game even has dropping into manholes  and coming out somewhere else just like Hax Nuit

Enclave Harbour is on the way back burner, but we’ve pretty much decided to not write a student workbook and only write a teacher/parent workbook. student activities will be individual free PDFs and Enclave Harbour may be hosted online (the two hosters continue to support this option) or maybe as an SoaS offering

speaking of Sim-on-a-Stick, i have some exciting news about that!

greythane has created the Mac version of SoaS!!!

he’s also created what will be the next version of Windows SoaS that no longer uses the defunct MoWeS and made the package significantly smaller (on the order of 82 mb)

these have been very significant endeavors took a good amount of time and incredible skillz and i want to thank greythane for sharing his work with us all =)

now we need some hardcore Mac users to test it out and report back any issues

Mac SoaS 0.7.6 4×4 Installer Package (99 mb)

this version installs a single app into your Applications directory without the need to use terminals and command lines

Mac SoaS 0.7.6 4×4 Source Package (99mb)

this one is like the current SoaS in that you’ll navigate to your home directory and greythane says you should be comfortable with terminal and command line use to run this one

give it a shot and give greythane a shout out in comments! =)

2014-01-27 17.28

Hax Nuit – Analog Format! =D

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written by Ener Hax

February 1st, 2014 at 11:30 am

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  1. I would love to see Hax Nuit as an oar for OpenSim/SoAS, etc.

    It’s a great build, and shouldn’t lanquish.

    As for how people find it? They read your blog and then search.

    Sad to say, I’ve moved away from Kitely and now doing Second Life and OpenSim worlds only.

    John Sheppard

    1 Feb 14 at 11:44 am

  2. thank you John for the very kind words! i place it online here for a little bit (let me know if it loads okay, it should but sometimes things get messed up)

    Hax Nuit temp download – (15 mb)

    Ener Hax

    1 Feb 14 at 11:52 am

  3. I’m in. I found Hax Nuit in my Kitely history.You can dive in from there, if you’ve been before. So that’s 4 people now :)

    Keith Selmes

    1 Feb 14 at 2:03 pm

  4. and it’s in public worlds if i’m logged in, as a premium member, but a few pages in.

    Keith Selmes

    1 Feb 14 at 2:21 pm

  5. SoaS on Mac, great !
    i was hoping for this ;)

    thanks a lot Greythane
    Much appreciated

    install seems ok to me, i saw no warnings / errors
    (impressive range of commands btw via the terminal screen)

    startup says: all regions ready, initialization complete, logins enabled
    when I try to login: user not found

    i use these credentials:

    login URI:
    User First Name: Simona
    User Last Name: Stick
    Password: 123

    tried it with latest Singularity / FireStorm


    2 Feb 14 at 1:56 am

  6. Thanks for all the hard work!so glad the MoWeS has been addressed,
    Maybe you can create an Aurora based SoaS ? it uses much less resources with endless region sizes . Love using SoaS a big thanks to you and those who help you!.


    2 Feb 14 at 2:02 pm

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  8. hi Rob, i’ll alert greythane about your issue

    hi Jessica, i believe greythane has an Aurora SoaS, lemme see if i can find the link =)

    Ener Hax

    3 Feb 14 at 7:58 am

  9. thanks John for the vote of confidence, it’s nice to hear how it comes across to others and thanks Keith for letting me know how a paid member can find it

    and Jessica, here’s the Aurora on a stick link:

    and sit tight Rob, greythane will be looking at that issue =)

    Ener Hax

    3 Feb 14 at 8:15 am

  10. Hi Rob, Ener just made me aware of the problem..
    I have tried myself and all does appear to work. You did leave a single space in the name when you login?

    Checkout the wifi admin page in your web browser as well at
    You should be able to login there and also create another user if needed.

    Let me know how you go.

    On another note:
    I may have just found a problem with the ‘App’ package :(
    This was pretty well tested on quite a few systems before I sent it to Ener and it may be a quirk to do with my setup here. I will check into this and fix/rebuild if necessary.


    3 Feb 14 at 3:57 pm

  11. I’ve just installed the SoaS package on my MacBook Pro. Very smooth installation process.

    I double-clicked the SoaS in the Home folder, and it works beautifully. Console fires up, and shows what is going on. I logged in via Singularity as Simona, and all seems fine.

    I’ll be testing and tweaking things over the next few days, and will report back if there are any oddities.

    Thank you, greythane, for setting this up for the Mac — and Ener, and all, for the great tool SoaS is for working with OpenSim.


    3 Feb 14 at 4:08 pm

  12. Hi Greythane,

    Oh boy, it was that single space
    pardon me to bother the 2 of you with this what i could have thought out by myself ;)

    it works like a charm now
    yes, i am able to run wifi etc

    i had no problem with the package
    on my system i can start the without a problem

    next days i will experiment and built a little further, nice


    3 Feb 14 at 4:31 pm

  13. When installing the Mac SoaS, if you are running Mavericks, you might need to right-click the SoaS_Source.mpkg and choose “Open” from the context menu instead of simply double-clicking.

    This opens a warning dialog box saying:

    “SoaS_Source.mpkg” is from an unidentified developer. Are you sure you want to open it?

    The buttons on the dialog box are “Open” and “Cancel”. Click “Open”.

    This starts the standard Mac installation procedure.


    4 Feb 14 at 1:01 am

  14. wow! this is coming along so well! and hello Dot! (Dot is big time power user of virtual worlds with an incredible tech knowledge of OpenSim)

    thanks greythane for tweaking and creating such an awesome package!

    i know zippo about Mac, but will things like the update.exe function work?

    once a few more people pipe in here and you get a chance to mod your stuff, then we’ll put up another post for round two!

    thank you greythane! =)

    Ener Hax

    4 Feb 14 at 7:24 am

  15. Updating to a new version is a little tricky as Diva actually has the version as part of the Directory/folder that it lives in.
    I will have to look and see if Diva is using a native Windows program or one that I can get to run on the Mac. Actually, updating is as easy as replacing the old ‘Diva…’ Directory with the new (and a bit of copying of configs), however in its current format it will break the startup scripts as they refer to the binary directory by name.

    Not a major problem and easy to fix but something to be aware of.
    I’ll have a look at this and see what I can do.


    4 Feb 14 at 9:43 pm

  16. I wonder if this 4×4 Mac installer will connect to the OSgrid community?

    Darkness Tigerpaw

    4 Feb 14 at 10:41 pm

  17. The Mac version is basically the windows Sim-on-a-stick 4×4 just with a Mac compatible database server and some scripting to run everything.
    … So, even though I have not personally tried it, if the SoaS will do it, there should be no problem doing the same with the Mac setup.

    If anyone does try, I would appreciate some reports. ( I’m a bit busy with WhiteCore)


    5 Feb 14 at 1:33 am

  18. The Mac version won’t even execute for some reason. It just dies for no reason.

    I run my own sim on OSgrid now off a Mac (but have a dozen Linux boxes laying around I experiment on), was looking to create a new public megaregion, can’t figure out how to. All the documentation online doesn’t seem to work for me.

    Darkness Tigerpaw

    6 Feb 14 at 9:59 am

  19. Darkness, Which version are you running? The ‘App’ or ‘source’ ?
    I did find a problem with the ‘App’ version which I have corrected. The current package should be fine. ( permission issues )
    The source package that installs in your home directory does not have the same problem.


    7 Feb 14 at 3:31 am

  20. hi Darkness, Sim-on-a-Stick isn’t designed to connect but it can (it’s the Diva D2 Distro). but it’s real purpose is as a sandbox, especially for students who need to not be connected to the outside world

    to change the number of regions, i’d think the Mac version has the same files for that, mainly the RegionConfig.ini and then the DivaPreferences.ini

    good luck! =)

    Ener Hax

    7 Feb 14 at 3:07 pm

  21. thanks Dot and sorry your helpful comment got spammed =(

    Ener Hax

    8 Feb 14 at 10:37 am

  22. […] speaking of Sim-on-a-Stick, i have some exciting news about that! greythane has created the Mac version of SoaS!!!he’s also created what will be the next version of Windows SoaS that no longer uses the defunct MoWeS and made the package significantly smaller (on the order of 82 mb)these have been very significant endeavors took a good amount of time and incredible skillz and i want to thank greythane for sharing his work with us all =)  […]

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