Setting up an OGP flavored OpenSim

Following the Gridnaut list and hearing word on the street there still seem to be some difficulty installing and configuring and OGP Patched OpenSim installation, so here are a few pointers to get things rolling…

Let’s go over the basic necessities:
Gridnaut membership.
LindenLab’s OpenGrid Viewer.
The latest OGP patched Installation.

Gridnaut membership.
First join the Mailing list. This will automatically invite you to the inworld Gridnaut group. Remember to join this group on both the maingrid and the betagrid. To visit the betagrid just launch your SL™ viewer and on the login screen hit ctrl+shift+g and select ‘Aditi’ from the pulldown menu.

OpenGrid Viewer.
So after having joined the elite gridnaut’s group it’s time to do some grid hopping. Before we install our own local installation, take 5 minutes to test if the OpenGrid Viewer is working and we can teleport towards someone else’s region. Why? Simple, if this step works then anything which can go wrong hereafter is your own fault 😉

Start the OpenGrid Viewer, you’ll notice a region pulldown menu on the right side. Type the following grid address there http://sim1.vaak.lindenlab.com:13000 and if everything goes as planned you’ll have successfully logged in to TinaTina’s Flowerland (yes I know…).

Click on the ‘World’ pulldown menu at the top of the screen and notice the new option called ‘Teleport Region’. Click it to open a new pop up which asks you for a sim to teleport to.
Type in this address: http://ascent.bluewallgroup.com:9300 to teleport towards the BlueWallGroup’s OpenSim region.
(We’ll be installing our own Sim on a new and separate server saturday, once that’s up and running we’ll post the uri for 24/7 access).

If for whatever reason you’re not ruthed but still covered in a cloud, don’t worry it’s a mere glitch in the system. So you’ve successfully survived your first jump. Wohoo! Now let’s get your region up and running.

OGP Package.
Unzip the downloaded OGP package to a folder you’d like. Run the OpenSim program located in the bin folder and follow it’s questions. Remember to fill in the correct ip addresses for external and internal use, and to configure portforwarding in your router.

Ok after the initial questions and a load of messages it’ll stop at the region # prompt. Type shutdown to exit it and open the file OpenSim.ini in a text editor. Below is a sample OpenSim.ini file. Check the 3 lines beginning with >> at the top of the file. These will set the location where to store some data. The bottom 4 lines marked with >> should hold your internal ip-adress, if not please correct them.

[Startup]
gridmode = False
physics = basicphysics
physical_prim = True
see_into_this_sim_from_neighbor = True
serverside_object_permissions = False
storage_plugin = OpenSim.Data.SQLite.dll
storage_connection_string = URI=file:OpenSim.db,version=3
storage_prim_inventories = True
startup_console_commands_file =
shutdown_console_commands_file =
script_engine = OpenSim.Region.ScriptEngine.DotNetEngine.dll
asset_database = sqlite
clientstack_plugin = OpenSim.Region.ClientStack.LindenUDP.dll
[StandAlone]
accounts_authenticate = False
welcome_message = Welcome to the Metaversebuilders OGP
inventory_plugin = OpenSim.Data.SQLite.dll
>>inventory_source = URI=file:Inventory.db,version=3
userDatabase_plugin = OpenSim.Data.SQLite.dll
>>user_source = URI=file:User.db,version=3
asset_plugin = OpenSim.Data.SQLite.dll
>>asset_source = URI=file:Asset.db,version=3
dump_assets_to_file = False
[Network]
default_location_x = 9472
default_location_y = 9472
http_listener_port = 9000
remoting_listener_port = 8895
>>grid_server_url = http://192.168.0.3:8001
grid_send_key = null
grid_recv_key = null
>>user_server_url = http://192.168.0.3:8002
user_send_key = null
user_recv_key = null
>>asset_server_url = http://192.168.0.3:8003
>>inventory_server_url = http://192.168.0.3:8004
secure_inventory_server = true
[RemoteAdmin]
enabled = false
[Voice]
enabled = false

Save and Exit and start your server again by typing OpenSim at the command prompt. That’s it 🙂
Start the Open Grid Viewer to jump to a region inworld and type the external url followed by the port name.

Best of Luck!.

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