or How to Become a Virtual World God for Just Monthly Hosting Fees!
PLEASE NOTE: This very detailed article has been deprecated, not because its a bad article, its an excellent article which explains in a general the way setting up your own virtual world with DIVA's version of opensimulator. Unfortunately, technology changes rapidly as tools change and some of the specifics are no longer current and up to date, since I have re-written the article for the last three years and re-written every year, I'm tired of trying to hit a moving target. However, again this is an excellent guideline for creating your own virtual world, explaining many things found in pieces across the web and will remain up for that very reason.
Over the last two years I have been re-writing a series of articles explaining how to use the FREE open source software called Opensim to create your own theme branded 3D virtual spaces called Virtual Worlds (VW)s. You can visit my VW in avatar form by following the setup and connection instructions at Viradu.com. Viradu is a science fiction themed virtual meeting space which goes along nicely with the sci-fi blog I write call "Transhuman Singularity" under my pen name of Michael Blade.
As Opensim matures, I decided to develop this website for the purpose of teaching how to build virtual spaces fast with Opensimulator. I have high hopes it will ultimately become a consulting business as well.
So if you are ready to begin building your own virtual world read on . . . Or if you want to hire me to build one for you please feel free to contact me through this form.
Let's begin, this article is in two parts, both very long and very detailed (I suggest clearing some time out with no interrupting distractions; setting up a VW is very complicated tedious work). You should probably check for any "work arounds" to problems in the comments on both of these articles before beginning. Good Luck to You!