Suny oct 2012_the_hypergrid_is_ready_for_you_Presentation Transcript
THE HYPERGRID IS READY FOR YOU NOW Maria Korolov Editor & Publisher, Hypergrid Business firstname.lastname@example.org
OpenSim is waiting for you ● Low prices ● Full control ● Backups ● Vivox voice ● Hypergrid ● Free content
Prices● Run on your own servers: free● Kitely: pay-as-you-go● Commercial hosting: $10 to $90 a month for an SL-style region● Discounts for multiple regions
Full control● No outside TOS● You own all the content● You create and manage all user accounts● You schedule the maintenance and other downtime
Backups● Save entire regions as OAR files● Save user inventories as IAR files● Save entire grids● Easily switch hosting providers● Revert to previous versions● Share OARs within your institutions, or with the public
Vivox voice● Same voice as in Second Life● Directional, lip synched● Private and public channels● Free for small grids & non-profits● Easy setup -- add codes to .INI file● Contact: email@example.com
Hypergrid● Teleport from your grid to those of other institutions● Your inventories are protected● You can go to meetings, attend building classes, or hunt for freebies● Can be turned off when class is in session to keep kids in, strangers out
Free content● LindaKellie.com ○ Free OARs to get your grid started ○ Dozen different regions ○ Landscaped ○ Buildings, freebies, & more● Opensim-Creations.com● bit.ly/opensim-content
Its not either-or● You can have a private, behind- the-firewall grid for classes● Use Second Life for networking● Use Sim-on-a-Stick for private building● Use Kitely regions for collaborative building, quick public meetings
Five-step OpenSim quick start ● Check out Kitely.com ● Travel the hypergrid with Hyperica.com ● Download New World Studio ● Get free OARs from Linda Kellie ● Ask hosting providers for free trial
Hosting checklist● Easy-to-use webpanel● Instant OAR exports, uploads● Easy hypergrid switch● Local time zone support● Free trial, no setup fee● bit.ly/opensim-hosting
Self-hosting options● New World Studio, Sim-on-a- Stick, Diva Distro● Have regular backups -- critical!● Hypergrid access requires port forwarding -- an issue for some● "Free as in puppy, not free as in beer"
Active OpenSim gridsNow at 211, with 274,441 total users and 19,159 active monthly users.
Whos got a private grid?
Types of grids ● Open grid: Anyone can connect a region to grid, even if the region is running on a home computer ● Commercial grid: Grid owners are making money ● Hypergrid-enabled: Grid allows teleports to and from other grids ● Public grid: Anyone can create a user accountExample: OSGrid is an open, non-profit, hypergrid-enabled public grid. Hyperica is a closed, commercial,hypergrid-enabled private grid.
Types of private grids● Standalone: Single region● Minigrid: Group of regions hosted on a single server, typically 4, 9 or 16 regions● Full grid: Unlimited number of regions, hosted on any number of servers, with a separate server for grid administration and assets
Fastest, easiest way to get into OpenSim● Login with Facebook or Twitter account, or with email address● Use Facebook, Twitter groups to manage access to your region● Quickly upload and download OAR files● Vivox voice, mesh, media-on-a-prim, megaregions● No hypergrid (yet) -- but its coming
This is what each user gets for $0 a month:● One free region of up to 100,000 prims● Up to two and a half hours of use each month● Additional unlimited access to any regions where the region owner covers the access costs
This is what each user gets for $35 a month:● Twenty (20!) regions● Unlimited access to the Kitely grid
Now with flat-rate pricing● $40 a month for a single region● $60 a month for a four-region megaregion● $80 a month for a nine-region megaregion● $100 a month for a 16-region megaregion
A-la-carte pricing● Each new region: $0.10 a month. Thats ten cents a month.● Addional use time: $0.20 per hour. 20 cents per hour (billed to nearest minute)
Sample use case:● Students pay $5 each for up to 25 hours of use a month, plus two regions to build on themselves● Teacher spends $20 for ten regions, 100 hours of use● Have different region for each classroom● Export OAR files as backups, previous versions of builds, other classrooms
Free OpenSim downloadsIn order of ease:● studio.newworldgrid.com● simonastick.com● opensimulator.org
Sim-on-a-Stick and New World Studio use cases● Each student can have a free, four- region megaregion on their own computer● With local networking, students can visit each others worlds● A complete world can be distributed to students or other teachers, on a USB stick
Best grids for educators● JokaydiaGrid -- the entire grid is all for educators!● OSGrid -- visit the Educational Cooperative at campchamp1 and surrounding regions● ScienceSim -- visit Fern Seed Info region● New World Grid -- visit the BioZone region● New Genres Grid -- visit the HyperSim and Zerodimension regions● VirtYou -- visit DigiSchool 1, NIFLAR Reception● Neuland -- visit Eduversa
Best of all -- your OWN grid● University of Cincinnati -- ucsim.uc.edu:8002● vCaltech -- virtual.caltech.edu:9000● Drexel University -- euler.math.drexel.edu: 9000● University of Bolton -- cluster-021.bolton.ac.uk: 3389● University of Auckland -- akl.nzvwg.org:8002● Polytechnic University of Madrid -- 188.8.131.52:9000 (the above are all hypergrid addresses of private grids)
LinksHypergrid Business -- hypergridbusiness.comHypergrid Destinations -- hyperica.comThese slides -- bit.ly/SUNY-hypergrid
Contact Info: Maria KorolovEditor & Publisher, Hypergrid Business firstname.lastname@example.org: 413-323-4356, cell: 413-559-9055