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