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Any Available Pre-Build Virtual Worlds?

Len W. Brown
Hi everyone!  I've been a very active user of Second Life for the last 3 years and have spent a good deal of my time using OpenSim as an end-user for the past 6 months.

I'm curious to learn if there are any pre-built virtual worlds, as in pre-built entire sims that are available for download anywhere.  While I've had a lot of fun building within my own sim, I just thought it might be a nice change of pace to be able to download and access someone elses freely available world that they built.

Are there any such worlds out there?  I think, especially for those fairly new to OpenSim, that having a fully "stocked" world with buildings, trees, terraforming, and such would be a great way to see what life in a virtual world is like - instead of the current "new empty region" method of starting out in OpenSim.

I even think it might be a fun exercise to host a forum specifically for self-created worlds that users can share with one another - considering, of course, that the content is not exclusive or copyrighted in any manner.

Of course, I know that we all can simply log into worlds hosted elsewhere, but having a world one can download to play around with locally would, to me, be really great!

Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Any Available Pre-Build Virtual Worlds?

Stefan Andersson
Welcome, and have a look at
 
have a look at http://opensimworlds.com/

Best regards,
Stefan Andersson



 

Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 09:34:08 -0500
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Hi everyone!  I've been a very active user of Second Life for the last 3 years and have spent a good deal of my time using OpenSim as an end-user for the past 6 months.

I'm curious to learn if there are any pre-built virtual worlds, as in pre-built entire sims that are available for download anywhere.  While I've had a lot of fun building within my own sim, I just thought it might be a nice change of pace to be able to download and access someone elses freely available world that they built.

Are there any such worlds out there?  I think, especially for those fairly new to OpenSim, that having a fully "stocked" world with buildings, trees, terraforming, and such would be a great way to see what life in a virtual world is like - instead of the current "new empty region" method of starting out in OpenSim.

I even think it might be a fun exercise to host a forum specifically for self-created worlds that users can share with one another - considering, of course, that the content is not exclusive or copyrighted in any manner.

Of course, I know that we all can simply log into worlds hosted elsewhere, but having a world one can download to play around with locally would, to me, be really great!

Any thoughts on this?

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Len W. Brown
Simply amazing!  Thank you very much for the web address!  I knew there just had to be something like that.

Thanks again!

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lamont cranston
I can't swear for how well it works, but you someone has set up OpenSim hosting on Amazon -
http://simondemand.ec29.com/index.html
so, in theory, get a EC2 account on Amazon, grab a prebuilt sim, and upload it onto sim on demand, and you are up and running.
cool idea, now if I only had an idea for what to do with it...


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Simply amazing!  Thank you very much for the web address!  I knew there just had to be something like that.

Thanks again!

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Frisby, Adam

Warning here: for permanent usage, EC2 is very expensive. (At least 2x the cost of an equivalent VPS or Dedicated Server)

 

Adam

 

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I can't swear for how well it works, but you someone has set up OpenSim hosting on Amazon -
http://simondemand.ec29.com/index.html
so, in theory, get a EC2 account on Amazon, grab a prebuilt sim, and upload it onto sim on demand, and you are up and running.
cool idea, now if I only had an idea for what to do with it...

On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Len Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

Simply amazing!  Thank you very much for the web address!  I knew there just had to be something like that.

Thanks again!

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Len W. Brown
I was thinking the same thing.  I'm more than happy with hosting my own regions on my home computer.  I've had as many as 6 other people log into my sim and the lag was next to nil on my broadband (cable) connection.

On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 9:52 PM, Frisby, Adam <[hidden email]> wrote:

Warning here: for permanent usage, EC2 is very expensive. (At least 2x the cost of an equivalent VPS or Dedicated Server)

 

Adam

 

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I can't swear for how well it works, but you someone has set up OpenSim hosting on Amazon -
http://simondemand.ec29.com/index.html
so, in theory, get a EC2 account on Amazon, grab a prebuilt sim, and upload it onto sim on demand, and you are up and running.
cool idea, now if I only had an idea for what to do with it...

On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Len Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

Simply amazing!  Thank you very much for the web address!  I knew there just had to be something like that.

Thanks again!

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Re: Any Available Pre-Build Virtual Worlds?

Ralf Haifisch
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Heho,

find some more stuff here:

http://www.rexxed.com/ 

More to come.


To the EC2-discussion, correct more expensive for non-stop usage.

But nice to check unknown oar´s or for events..

Some background:

http://www.maxping.org/technology/platforms/open-simulator/sim-on-demand---p
art-1.aspx

http://www.maxping.org/technology/platforms/open-simulator/sim-on-demand---p
art-2.aspx


Cheers,
Ralf

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Hi everyone!  I've been a very active user of Second Life for the last 3
years and have spent a good deal of my time using OpenSim as an end-user for
the past 6 months.

I'm curious to learn if there are any pre-built virtual worlds, as in
pre-built entire sims that are available for download anywhere.  While I've
had a lot of fun building within my own sim, I just thought it might be a
nice change of pace to be able to download and access someone elses freely
available world that they built.

Are there any such worlds out there?  I think, especially for those fairly
new to OpenSim, that having a fully "stocked" world with buildings, trees,
terraforming, and such would be a great way to see what life in a virtual
world is like - instead of the current "new empty region" method of starting
out in OpenSim.

I even think it might be a fun exercise to host a forum specifically for
self-created worlds that users can share with one another - considering, of
course, that the content is not exclusive or copyrighted in any manner.

Of course, I know that we all can simply log into worlds hosted elsewhere,
but having a world one can download to play around with locally would, to
me, be really great!

Any thoughts on this?
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