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 enhance may very well be as a result of recently-concluded OpenSimulator Group Convention , or attributable to the truth that persons are house from work or college 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 be house to 475,905 registered customers.

All grids with no publicly accessible web site, social media web page, OpenSimWorld itemizing, or different web page at the moment are marked as personal within the Hypergrid Enterprise database. Please submit the hyperlink to the grid’s public web page by means of a direct electronic mail or this type 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 whole areas and registered person numbers.

OpenSim land space has been rising on common through the years. (Hypergrid Enterprise Knowledge.).

OSgrid has 23,117 hosted areas in whole 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 listing of prime 40 largest grids.

The biggest 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 customary 256 by 256 areas hosted.

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

DreamGrid is now monitoring a complete of 8,519 grids all time. 331 new DreamGrids have 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 customary ones — all of which have a complete measurement equaling 65,638 customary 256 by 256 Second Life areas, mentioned Fred Beckhusen, the CEO of Micro Know-how Companies Inc which owns each DreamGrid and OutWorldz.

Fred Beckhusen

With the free-to-use DreamGrid software program, customers can simply create digital worlds by means of a graphical interface and one-click set up characteristic. They’ll additionally use it to simply and rapidly 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 avoid wasting computing energy.

The overall listing of grids tracked by OutWorldz is on the market right here. DreamGrid affords 230 free OARs which you’ll add to your new areas simply. The software program has saved its customers a mixed whole of over $35 million in setup and property buy/rental charges this yr when in comparison with Second Life costs, in keeping 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’s also 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 adjustments to OpenSim,” he informed 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 rapidly 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 many who are extra technically inclined, or another distribution, whereas business internet hosting begins at lower than $5 a area.

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

High 25 grids by lively customers

In terms of general-purpose social grids, particularly closed grids, the rule of thumb is the busier the higher. Folks trying to make new buddies 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 prospects. Occasion organizers on the lookout for the largest viewers — you get the concept.

High 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. Get together Vacation spot Grid: 912 lively customers
  15. Moonrose: 889 lively customers
  16. Craft World: 798 lively customers
  17. Dorena’s World: 751 lively customers
  18. The Metropolis: 696 lively customers
  19. Wolf Territories Grid: 686 lively customers
  20. Child Grid: 663 lively customers
  21. Littlefield: 550 lively customers
  22. Astralia: 545 lively customers
  23. DreamNation: 508 lively customers
  24. OpenSimulator Group Convention: 486 lively customers
  25. Light Fireplace Grid: 423 lively customers

The lively listing is predicated on lively, distinctive 30-day person login numbers that grids report on their stats pages. These grids that don’t report their numbers is perhaps 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. Child Grid, MetaverseLife, and OpenSimulator Group Convention grids additionally reported vital will increase in exercise.

The lively person stats are used to generate the fashionable hypergrid locations listing, which is helpful you probably have a hypergrid teleport and need to put up gates to the preferred grids, or embody the preferred grids in an in-world listing. This listing can be a great 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 data on how and why it’s best 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 college grids, personal firm grids, small household grids, and so forth. From prior surveys, this darkish metaverse of OpenSim grids may truly be larger than the one we find out 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 presently 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 through the years. (Kitely Market Knowledge December 2022.)

Kitely Market has delivered orders to 569 OpenSim grids so far. The Kitely Market is the most important assortment of authorized content material out there in OpenSim. It’s accessible to each hypergrid-enabled and closed, personal grids. The directions for the best way to configure the Kitely Marketplace for closed grids are right here.

As seen from the above chart, almost 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 crimson 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 authentic, authorized content material not solely affords 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 lowered the quantity of unlawful video streaming.

As well as, proscribing 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 affords further safety for content material creators is when the content material includes high-end scripts or proprietary animations.

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

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

The Tag grid market, the one different OpenSim market similar to the Kitely Market, lists and sells a complete of 28,286 digital objects together with attire, avatar equipment, avatar appearances, and different objects. From {the marketplace}’s web site, anybody is ready to listing their merchandise or objects 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 Group Convention

The OpenSimulator Group 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 web page as streamed from the occasion.

This yr’s occasion attracted over 400 hypergrid customers, over 100 OpenSim knowledgeable audio system, 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 best way to detect and stop copybots, instructing and studying in metaverse, gaming in metaverse, matrix recreation system for staff play, amongst many subjects.

OSCC is the most important developer and person convention in OpenSim.

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

(Picture courtesy Littlefield Grid.).

Littlefield Grid shall 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 shall be rides, ice skating, a Christmas purchasing space,  and a dance with DJeeing with DJ Walter Balazic.

The hypergrid handle is Island.  

(Picture courtesy Littlefield Grid.).

The annual New Yr’s Eve Formal Dance Get together can even happen on New Yr’s Eve on New Yr’s Island. Actions scheduled embody rides, skating, and New Yr’s Get together favors. There additionally shall be a Formalwear Store that provides free tuxedos and robes and dance with DJ Walter Balazic.

The hypergrid handle is Years Island.

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The grid can even be working the Christmas Stream all through the vacation till January 6, enjoying your favourite vacation classics all through the day and evening, Littlefield Grid co-owner Walter Balazic informed Hypergrid Enterprise.

The hypergrid handle is

Winterfest in Alternate Metaverse this month

Wintervale. (picture courtesy Alternate Metaverse.).

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

There shall 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 embody a carnival, karaoke, a tree adorning contest, stomach dancing, stay performances, and DJing.

The hypergrid handle is

New grids

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

High 40 grids by land space

The listing beneath is a small subset of present OpenSim grids. We at the moment are monitoring a complete of two,497 completely different publicly-accessible grids, 407 of which have been lively this month, and 277 of which revealed their statistics.

All area counts on this listing are, at any time when out there, when it comes to customary area equivalents. Energetic person counts embody hypergrid guests at any time when potential.

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

The uncooked knowledge for this month’s report is right here. A listing of all lively grids is right here. And here’s a listing 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.

Have you learnt of another grids which are open to the general public however that we don’t have in our database? Electronic mail me at [email protected] 

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