My Opensim Grid “Pathlandia”

More pics of Pathlandia

To help with my exploration of the Hypergrid, I’ve set up my own Hypergrid-enabled Opensimulator grid running out of my home.

My grid “Pathlandia” is currently using Diva Canto’s Diva Standalone software [OpenSim 0.7.6 Release, Diva release: diva-r23797], and I use Ener Hax’s SimonaStick for a simple database solution.  It’s all on an old yet reliable dedicated server in my house running Windows 7.

Visitors are always welcome.  There are many freely copyable curios and curiosities on the island, so please take copies of anything that catches your eye.  Enable Lightshare in your viewer when visiting to get the full effect of Pathlandia’s customized sky settings.

Looking out at the horizon.

To see who’s been visiting Pathlandia, I use Maria Korolov’s script that automatically enters visitor information in a Google Spreadsheet. 
Here are my Visitor Logs.

Click on the cabin’s telephone to leave me a text message.

How to Visit Pathlandia via the Hypergrid

Hypergrid Address: pathlandia.dlinkddns.com:9000:Pathlandia
Landing Region: Pathlandia
Hypergrid Coordinates: (7777,7777)

If you’re completely new to the Hypergrid and Opensim and want to visit Pathlandia Grid, I suggest you sign up for an account on OSGrid using this signup page.  After you’ve created your account, follow the instructions to log in to OSGrid (I recommend using the Singularity viewer) and then make a Hypergrid Jump to Pathlandia.  To learn how to make a hypergrid jump and discover other interesting grids, please see my Hypergrid Landmarks page.

Pathlandia

Pathlandia in the physical world (Montreal, Canada).

And if you’d like to learn more about the Hypergrid and explore it with a group of friends, please be sure to check out the Hypergrid Adventurers Club.  We’d love to have you join us in our explorations!

UPDATE Jan 27 2012: Rick Anderson, Director of Virtual Worlds at Rutger’s Center for Online & Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technology, brought a group of 10 students to visit Pathlandia last night.  I’m happy to report that my desktop Opensim grid handled the load perfectly!

Thanks for visiting!

Take care,
-John “Pathfinder” Lester

About John Lester (Pathfinder)

John Lester is an expert in the educational use of virtual worlds and 3d simulations. His background is in neuroscience research and medical education, and he previously worked at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Linden Lab. John is currently the Chief Learning Officer at ReactionGrid Inc., helping clients develop new systems for immersive learning using web and mobile-based virtual world platforms.
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13 Responses to My Opensim Grid “Pathlandia”

  1. Sharon Collingwood says:

    I love your office picture. For me, it’s overlaid with my first meeting with you, in your LindenLab office in SL, in 2006. I miss that strange little guy and all his clocks and odd tchotchkes.

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  5. merc beck says:

    why so far away from Osgrid? cant get there in one hop

    By the way I run the travel centre in Osgrid Wright Plaza. I have added a HG display unit out side for ppl to add places to visit. cntrl-drag a pic/poster of hg place onto the slide show. Name of pic/poster should be like GRID_ADDRESS/x,y,z eg
    login.germangrid.de:8002:enki city/140,48,23

  6. that is a really beautifully done sim! from the terraforming to your colour palette! there’s something i am really liking about the colours and i’m not sure what it is – they are “alive” somehow =)

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