Setting up Opensim on a USB key is a great experience. Looking out with your avatar on a vast expanse of 4 regions is like peering at a huge blank canvas waiting for your imagination.
A Tabula Rasa in the palm of your hand.
But if you feel daunted by the need to terraform many acres of land, remember that you can easily upload terrain files.
I recently found a wonderful 4-sim megaregion terrain that is freely available and looks fantastic. You can find a copy here. I’ll also explain how to quickly set it up.
How to quickly set up a 4-sim megaregion terrain.
Once you unzip the file, you’ll find 4 RAW files. ne.raw, nw.raw, se.raw, and sw.raw.
Copy the files to the root directory of your USB key.
Start your Opensim, log in with your avatar, and open the World Map so you can see your 4 regions and their names.
Go to the Opensim console and enter the following commands:
- change region <the name of your NorthEast region>
- terrain load /ne.raw
- change region <the name of your NorthWest region>
- terrain load /nw.raw
- change region <the name of your SouthEast region>
- terrain load /se.raw
- change region <the name of your SouthWest region>
- terrain load /sw.raw
If you get an error, you probably have the wrong directory path to your .raw files. Be sure they are in the root directory of your USB key.
Have fun watching the terrains load from inworld. It’s magical.