OpenSim hits new report utilization at vacation season – Hypergrid Enterprise

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

A number of the enhance may very well be because of the recently-concluded OpenSimulator Community Conference , or as a result of the truth that persons are dwelling 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 also be dwelling to 475,905 registered customers.

All grids with out a 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 way of a direct e 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 report excessive.

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

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

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 checklist 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 commonplace 256 by 256 areas hosted.

These stats additionally don’t embrace 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 had been created with the software program in October this 12 months based mostly on the distinctive DNS title.

DreamGrid now additionally hosts a complete of 6,743 areas — each var and commonplace ones — all of which have a complete dimension equaling 65,638 commonplace 256 by 256 Second Life areas, stated 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 by way of a graphical interface and one-click set up function. They will additionally use it to simply and shortly handle their grids utilizing graphical interfaces. This contains including new areas, banning customers, deleting areas, auto restarting,  monitoring utilization stats, and shutting down total grids or unoccupied areas to avoid wasting computing energy.

The overall checklist of grids tracked by OutWorldz is available here. DreamGrid provides 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 12 months when in comparison with Second Life costs, in line with the most recent presentation by Beckhusen on the developer AvaCon convention this month.

DreamGrid is engaged on new options together with help 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 labeled advertisements. Additionally it is 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 instructed 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 much like Second Life and permits folks with no technical abilities to shortly and cheaply create digital worlds and teleport to different digital worlds. These with technical abilities can run OpenSim worlds on their very own servers without cost utilizing both DreamGrid, the official OpenSim installer for many who are extra technically inclined, or another distribution, whereas industrial 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 in your OpenSim world or area right here.

High 25 grids by lively customers

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

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. 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 may be simply as in style, 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 helpful in case you have a hypergrid teleport and wish to put up gates to the preferred grids, or embrace the preferred grids in an in-world listing. This checklist can also be an excellent place to start out if you wish to open up new shops, maintain occasions, or are simply in search of locations to go to.

Right here’s some data on how and why you need to arrange a stats web page in 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 really 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 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 Information December 2022.)

Kitely Market has delivered orders to 569 OpenSim grids up to now. 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 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 purple space, of non-exportable content material, has stayed stage for the previous seven years.

Providing a handy and low-cost approach for OpenSim customers to purchase legit, authorized content material not solely provides creators gross sales alternatives that they wouldn’t have in any other case however reduces the necessity for pirated content material, much like the way in which that Netflix and different streaming companies have diminished 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 provides further safety for content material creators is when the content material entails high-end scripts or proprietary animations.

Talking of closed grids — the place customers are usually 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 objects together with attire, avatar equipment, avatar appearances, and different objects. From {the marketplace}’s web site, anybody is ready to checklist 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 may’t be taken or delivered to different grids.

Meet up with discussions at this 12 months’s OpenSimulator Group Convention

The OpenSimulator Group Convention, an annual occasion that brings collectively OpenSim builders and customers passed off on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, and in case you missed something, you’ll be able to meet up with the discussions from the convention’s YouTube page as streamed from the occasion.

This 12 months’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 fascinating discussions on how AI is getting used to generate artwork, collaboration within the metaverse, the right way to detect and stop copybots, instructing and studying in metaverse, gaming in metaverse, matrix sport system for group play, amongst many subjects.

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

Christmas Eve, New 12 months’s Eve, and Christmas Stream at Littlefield Grid

(Picture courtesy Littlefield Grid.).

Littlefield Grid will probably be internet hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Night time 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 probably be rides, ice skating, a Christmas purchasing space,  and a dance with DJeeing with DJ Walter Balazic.

The hypergrid tackle is Island.  

(Picture courtesy Littlefield Grid.).

The annual New 12 months’s Eve Formal Dance Get together may even happen on New 12 months’s Eve on New 12 months’s Island. Actions scheduled embrace rides, skating, and New 12 months’s Get together favors. There additionally will probably 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 working the Christmas Stream all through the vacation till January 6, enjoying your favourite vacation classics all through the day and night time, Littlefield Grid co-owner Walter Balazic instructed 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 by way of January 1 on the Wintervale area.

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

High 40 grids by land space

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

All area counts on this checklist are, every time out there, when it comes to commonplace area equivalents. Lively person counts embrace hypergrid guests every time potential.

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

The uncooked knowledge 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 recognition. 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 another grids which can 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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