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is installing OpenSim standalone really this easy?

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while perusing OpenSim videos on YouTube i ran accross one by theghostman8520 and i have no idea who he is but he is kind of cute in a really geeky way. i watched his video below where he walks through doing an OpenSim standalone install on a Windows machine. i have always thought that doing an install was really hard and over a year ago i was messing with setting up stuff that maybe i did not even need to mess with

following his instructions, all i did was dowload the latest OpenSim zip and unzip it onto my pc. then i ran the OpenSim.exe and answered the questions and was up and running in about three minutes!

i don’t have PHP or MySQL setup on this box (it was wiped clean with my XP reinstall from a few months back) but i did use the Imprudence i already had. i just changed it’s grid manager to localhost and was on my new OpenSim install!

is it really that easy to setup? 

i guess so because i logged in with a the avatar name from the setup (Test User) and started building! now it’s not connected to the outside world and is just a solo building setup but with further digging, it can be connected to the OSGrid and have hypergridding enabled

this was far easier than i had ever thought! *derr, on me!* =p

really

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written by Ener Hax

September 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

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  1. If you use the default SQLite database, it is pretty easy. It used to be that you at least needed to edit some config files but they are all set up now to default to a standalone region I think.

    Using MySQL is just a little bit more work. You have to install it separately and then create the database, the user and grant some authorities. Then go in the config files and stuff in the database information. But I think it’s generally covered here.
    http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Database_Settings

    You can install Aurora on the same system using the same database instance but you’ll need to create another database for Aurora. Aurora will convert an existing OpenSim database to its own format automatically, but then you can’t use that database with OpenSim.

    My MySQL instance has a database for OpenSim and another one for Aurora.

    You could even run Aurora and OpenSim at the same time if you change the default port on one of them.

    Micheil Merlin

    4 Sep 11 at 11:23 pm

  2. Compiling Ener’s valuable resources…

    Sim-on-a-Stick (quad-sim, 140,00 prims)
    http://simonastick.com/

    Backup your Sim-on-a-Stick OARs
    http://iliveisl.com/back-up-your-sim-on-a-stick-oars/

    Aurorasim-on-a-Stick (Mega/Infinite region)
    http://excelsior-station.wikidot.com/tips-tricks-techniques

    Setting up an Aurora Standalone
    http://excelsior-station.wikidot.com/aurorasim

    OpenAvatar avoids Vendor Lock-In
    http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2011/07/openavatar-could-help-avoid-vendor-lock-in-improve-appearance/

    Eurominuteman

    5 Sep 11 at 2:53 am

  3. Yes, its that easy. I saw that video a couple of years ago when I first heard about OpenSim. For me, it was always setting up MySQL that was the hard part, which was solved with your SoaS. (Hope you’ll add AuroraSim-on-a-Stick to your SoaS site, Ener)

    Euro, just to clarify, its not Aurorasim-on-a-Stick, its using AuroraSim with Sim-on-a-Stick. An important difference as the one leads people to believe that it is a product like Ener’s SoaS.

    Sarge Misfit

    5 Sep 11 at 9:36 am

  4. Yup.

    Hiro Pendragon

    7 Sep 11 at 3:54 pm

  5. lol on the Yup! =D

    Ener Hax

    7 Sep 11 at 3:58 pm

  6. Yes it worked for me too yay!! I wonder whats the difference from OS releases http://www.osgrid.org/index.php/downloads ,which never worked for me.

    Carolina

    8 Sep 11 at 3:35 am

  7. isn’t that crazy? i have not tried installing it in over a year and figured sim-on-a-stick was about as easy as it could be but wow! this is so frigging easy!!! =)

    thanks for adding your thoughts because i bet most people are like you and me and figured it’s just too techie =)

    Ener Hax

    8 Sep 11 at 5:53 am

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