OpenSim hits new file utilization at vacation season – Hypergrid Enterprise

OpenSim added 2,061 lively customers this previous month, hitting a brand new file excessive of 47,169 distinctive month-to-month customers.

Among the improve could possibly be because of the recently-concluded OpenSimulator Community Conference , or as a consequence of the truth that persons are dwelling from work or faculty for the vacations, and have time to enter digital worlds.

The general public OpenSim grids now have a complete of 102,917 standard-sized areas in digital land space. The OpenSim metaverse can also be dwelling to 475,905 registered customers.

All grids and not using a publicly accessible web site, social media web page, OpenSimWorld itemizing, or different web page are actually marked as personal within the Hypergrid Enterprise database. Please submit the hyperlink to the grid’s public web page via a direct electronic mail or this form in case you discover that your grid is marked as personal and also you need it to be again on our lists. Regardless of that, the variety of lively grids in our database is 407 — one other file excessive.

OSgrid and Kitely are nonetheless largest grids by complete areas and registered person numbers.

OpenSim land space has been rising on common over time. (Hypergrid Enterprise Knowledge.).

OSgrid has 23,117 hosted areas in complete adopted by Kitely with 18,390, Wolf Territories Grid with 13,168 areas, ZetaWorlds with 8,035, and Alternate Metaverse with 7,507 areas. Scroll on the backside of this web page for a full checklist of high 40 largest grids.

The most important land space gainer this month is OSgrid at 885 new areas, adopted by Alternate Metaverse with 488, ZetaWorlds with 143, Groovy Verse with 63, and Discovery Grid with 48 new normal 256 by 256 areas hosted.

These stats additionally don’t embrace many of the grids operating on OutWorldz DreamGrid — a distribution of OpenSim utilized by many individuals to create digital worlds on private computer systems, personal firm grids, or faculty grids.

DreamGrid is now monitoring a complete of 8,519 grids all time. 331 new DreamGrids had been created with the software program in October this yr based mostly on the distinctive DNS identify.

DreamGrid now additionally hosts a complete of 6,743 areas — each var and normal ones — all of which have a complete measurement equaling 65,638 normal 256 by 256 Second Life areas, mentioned Fred Beckhusen, the CEO of Micro Technology Services Inc which owns each DreamGrid and OutWorldz.

Fred Beckhusen

With the free-to-use DreamGrid software program, customers can simply create digital worlds via a graphical interface and one-click set up function. They’ll additionally use it to simply and shortly handle their grids utilizing graphical interfaces. This consists of including new areas, banning customers, deleting areas, auto restarting,  monitoring utilization stats, and shutting down complete grids or unoccupied areas to save lots of computing energy.

The whole checklist of grids tracked by OutWorldz is available here. DreamGrid presents 230 free OARs which you’ll add to your new areas simply. The software program has saved its customers a mixed complete of over $35 million in setup and property buy/rental charges this yr when in comparison with Second Life costs, in accordance with the most recent presentation by Beckhusen on the developer AvaCon convention this month.

DreamGrid is engaged on new options together with assist for 3D VR view for OpenSim in Beta 5.28, OpenSim-as-a-service which allows customers to run a grid on boot, and grid-wide categorized advertisements. It is usually now beta-testing a GDPR or phrases of service pop-up at

“It’s constructed into DreamGrid, and doesn’t require Apache or PHP or modifications to OpenSim,” he advised Hypergrid Enterprise. “It makes use of the identical phrases of service as is proven on the Diva web page. It has a built-in internet web page editor to make it easy to make use of.”

OpenSim is a free open-source, digital world platform, that’s just like Second Life and permits folks with no technical expertise to shortly and cheaply create digital worlds and teleport to different digital worlds. These with technical expertise can run OpenSim worlds on their very own servers free of charge utilizing both DreamGrid, the official OpenSim installer for individuals who are extra technically inclined, or every other distribution, whereas business internet hosting begins at lower than $5 a area.

An inventory of OpenSim internet hosting suppliers is right here. Obtain the recommended Firestorm viewer here and discover out the place to get content material to your OpenSim world or area right here.

Prime 25 grids by lively customers

Relating to general-purpose social grids, particularly closed grids, the rule of thumb is the busier the higher. Folks trying to make new associates search for grids that have already got essentially the most customers. Retailers trying to promote content material will go to the grids with essentially the most potential clients. Occasion organizers on the lookout for the most important viewers — you get the thought.

Prime 25 hottest grids this month:

  1. OSgrid: 5,447 lively customers
  2. AviTron: 3,585 lively customers
  3. DigiWorldz: 2,054 lively customers
  4. MetaverseLife Grid: 1,758 lively customers
  5. Alternate Metaverse: 1,690 lively customers
  6. GBG World: 1,684 lively customers
  7. ZetaWorlds: 1,356 lively customers
  8. Eureka World: 1,202 lively customers
  9. AviWorlds: 1,184 lively customers
  10. Soul Grid: 1,050 lively customers
  11. Kitely: 1,005 lively customers
  12. Exo-Life: 990 lively customers
  13. Neverworld: 915 lively customers
  14. Party Destination Grid: 912 lively customers
  15. Moonrose: 889 lively customers
  16. Craft World: 798 lively customers
  17. Dorena’s World: 751 lively customers
  18. The City: 696 lively customers
  19. Wolf Territories Grid: 686 lively customers
  20. Kid Grid: 663 lively customers
  21. Littlefield: 550 lively customers
  22. Astralia: 545 lively customers
  23. DreamNation: 508 lively customers
  24. OpenSimulator Community Conference: 486 lively customers
  25. Gentle Fire Grid: 423 lively customers

The lively checklist relies on lively, distinctive 30-day person login numbers that grids report on their stats pages. These grids that don’t report their numbers is likely to be simply as fashionable, however we wouldn’t know.

AviTron has of late accelerated registrations and this month — for the second time in a row — earned the highest spot by variety of newly registered customers at 390. Kid Grid, MetaverseLife, and OpenSimulator Community Conference grids additionally reported vital will increase in exercise.

The lively person stats are used to generate the favored hypergrid locations checklist, which is beneficial when you have a hypergrid teleport and need to put up gates to the most well-liked grids, or embrace the most well-liked grids in an in-world listing. This checklist can also be place to begin if you wish to open up new shops, maintain occasions, or are simply on the lookout for locations to go to.

Right here’s some info on how and why you need to arrange a stats web page to your grid. Not all grids want a stats web page — particularly grids that aren’t open to the general public like faculty grids, personal firm grids, small household grids, and so forth. From prior surveys, this darkish metaverse of OpenSim grids would possibly truly be larger than the one we learn about, as a result of these grids don’t want to advertise themselves, and we by no means hear about them.

On-line marketplaces for OpenSim content material

There are at present 19,780 product listings in Kitely Market, containing 38,548 product variations, 33,476 of that are offered with export permission.

Kitely market product itemizing, variations, and exportables have been rising over time. (Kitely Market Knowledge December 2022.)

Kitely Market has delivered orders to 569 OpenSim grids up to now. The Kitely Market is the biggest assortment of authorized content material out there in OpenSim. It’s accessible to each hypergrid-enabled and closed, personal grids. The instructions for how to configure the Kitely Market for closed grids are here.

As seen from the above chart, practically all the expansion in Kitely Market has been in content material that may be exported to different grids — that’s the inexperienced space within the chart. The pink space, of non-exportable content material, has stayed degree for the previous seven years.

Providing a handy and low-cost approach for OpenSim customers to purchase reliable, authorized content material not solely presents creators gross sales alternatives that they wouldn’t have in any other case however reduces the necessity for pirated content material, just like the way in which that Netflix and different streaming companies have decreased the quantity of unlawful video streaming.

As well as, limiting content material to closed grids does little to cease piracy. Most stolen content material is ripped from Second Life, the unique closed grid. The one time that being on a closed grid presents extra safety for content material creators is when the content material entails high-end scripts or proprietary animations.

Talking of closed grids — the place customers should not capable of teleport to different grids — the most important such grid, Tag, additionally has its personal on-line market.

Merchandise on sale on The Grownup Grid. (Picture courtesy TAG grid.).

The Tag grid marketplace, the one different OpenSim market akin to the Kitely Market, lists and sells a complete of 28,286 digital gadgets together with attire, avatar equipment, avatar appearances, and different gadgets. From {the marketplace}’s web site, anybody is ready to checklist their merchandise or gadgets on {the marketplace} to advertise them both on the market or as a freebie, however the content material can solely be bought and used throughout the Tag grid and might’t be taken or delivered to different grids.

Meet up with discussions at this yr’s OpenSimulator Neighborhood Convention

The OpenSimulator Neighborhood Convention, an annual occasion that brings collectively OpenSim builders and customers befell on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, and in case you missed something, you may meet up with the discussions from the convention’s YouTube page as streamed from the occasion.

This yr’s occasion attracted over 400 hypergrid customers, over 100 OpenSim expert speakers, and a number of workshops and exhibitions by sponsors and different customers. It hosted attention-grabbing discussions on how AI is getting used to generate artwork, collaboration within the metaverse, the way to detect and forestall copybots, educating and studying in metaverse, gaming in metaverse, matrix recreation system for group play, amongst many matters.

OSCC is the biggest developer and person convention in OpenSim.

Christmas Eve, New Yr’s Eve, and Christmas Stream at Littlefield Grid

(Picture courtesy Littlefield Grid.).

Littlefield Grid will likely be internet hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Evening Dance events from 9.00 p.m. Pacific Time on December 24 and eight.00 p.m. Pacific Time on December 25 at Christmas Island.

There will likely be rides, ice skating, a Christmas procuring space,  and a dance with DJeeing with DJ Walter Balazic.

The hypergrid tackle is Island.  

(Picture courtesy Littlefield Grid.).

The annual New Yr’s Eve Formal Dance Occasion may even happen on New Yr’s Eve on New Yr’s Island. Actions scheduled embrace rides, skating, and New Yr’s Occasion favors. There additionally will likely be a Formalwear Store that provides free tuxedos and robes and dance with DJ Walter Balazic.

The hypergrid tackle is Years Island.

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The grid may even be operating the Christmas Stream all through the vacation till January 6, taking part in your favourite vacation classics all through the day and evening, Littlefield Grid co-owner Walter Balazic advised Hypergrid Enterprise.

The hypergrid tackle is

Winterfest in Alternate Metaverse this month

Wintervale. (picture courtesy Alternate Metaverse.).

The Alternate Metaverse grid will host a Winterfest beginning on December 22 via January 1 on the Wintervale area.

There will likely be winter occasions together with snowboarding, ice skating, snowboarding, fantasy snow globes, Wintervale Palace, ice fishing, cafe on ice, sledding, winter carriage using, snowman builds, a winter ballroom, and a photograph sales space. Different actions and occasions embrace a carnival, karaoke, a tree adorning contest, stomach dancing, dwell performances, and DJing.

The hypergrid tackle is

New grids

The next grids had been added to our database this month: Freya’s Shadow World, Grid Land, Kid Grid, Konecta Radio, OsDreaming, Sovaria Estates, and Trianon World.

Prime 40 grids by land space

The checklist under is a small subset of current OpenSim grids. We are actually monitoring a complete of two,497 completely different publicly-accessible grids, 407 of which had been lively this month, and 277 of which revealed their statistics.

All area counts on this checklist are, at any time when out there, by way of normal area equivalents. Energetic person counts embrace hypergrid guests at any time when potential.

Many faculty, firm, or private grids don’t publish their numbers.

The uncooked information for this month’s report is right here. An inventory of all lively grids is right here. And here’s a checklist of all of the hypergrid-enabled grids and their hypergrid addresses, sorted by reputation. That is very helpful if you’re making a hyperport.

You may see all of the historic OpenSim statistics right here, together with polls and surveys, courting all the way in which again to 2009.

Are you aware of every other grids which might be open to the general public however that we don’t have in our database? E mail me at [email protected] 

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