Open Sim Adventures
Second Life is borked today – no teleporting, no search etc, so I decided to go on a visit to the Open Sim Zion (is that named after the Matrix I wonder) run by Dalien Talbot.
For those not familiar with the idea, an open sim is a sim being run on a private server which you connect to using the SL client.
It’s all pretty basic and experimental at the moment – not that much is working – physics being a particular problem. I flew around a little, but when I tried to land I was thrown up to 2,500m, and when I flew back down I continued down to minus numbers under the ground and couldn’t stop – so at that point I logged out.
Still, like all good adventureres, I managed to leave some traces for those explorers that follow in my footsteps – I left some graffiti!
More about the Open Sim at……
I’m grateful to VintFalken for instructions on how to log in to the open sim – this is copied from her site…..
If you have a shortcut to the Second Life client on your desktop, copy it and name it ‘Second Life OpenSim Ruth’. If not, create one.
Right click it and look at it it’s properties. Normally under ‘Target’ it says: “C:\Program Files\SecondLife\SecondLife.exe” -set SystemLanguage en-us. Just add -loginuri http://ruth.petitbe.be:9000/ to the end of it, so you get “C:\Program Files\SecondLife\SecondLife.exe” -set SystemLanguage en-us -loginuri http://ruth.petitbe.be:9000/.
Use that shortcut to open the Second Life client. You should automatically connect to Ruth. As user name you can choose from Testa User up to Testz User, and the pass for all is ‘test’.