You have chosen to install your own simulator (SIM) free of any charge? Congratulations! The first step in your new virtual world is made! Before we come now to the guide, we should clarify somewhat conceptual:
We will speak about the SIM or the Simulator . This means both the same! Namely, the physical installation of the OpenSim software on your computer. Regions are the worlds (one or more) hosted on your SIM. The SIM could have multiple regions (worlds) with the measures of 256 * 256 meters. The number of regions depends only on the performance of your computer!
Connecting a region to the Metropolis grid costs € 1.50 per month. Water regions (under 100 objects) cost 0.10 euros per month. The calculation is done automatically at the beginning of the month. It is a one-time verification of the estate user by paying a symbolic euro (1 €) via PayPal required. For verification please click here! Verification also automatically enables you to build in sandboxes and over 100 free DUNE regions.
The following step by step tutorial describes the installation of a new SIM and the dedicated regions, connected to the Metropolis-Grid. If you encounter any difficulties during installation, we recommend to visit the forum, to learn from the experiences of other residents.