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Hypergrid To Go

Published by Tommy Anderberg
Based on openSUSE Leap 42.1 64-bit x86

OpenSim virtual reality server with Hypergrid. OpenSim lets you create a multi-user 3D world similar to Second Life. Hypergrid allows users to jump (“teleport”) between your server and others. Large ready-to-use, fully customizable world and asset library (objects, avatar shapes, skins, hair and clothing) included.

  • For VirtualBox, get the Virtual | OVF download, unpack it, and use File | Import Appliance in the VirtualBox Manager.
  • For VMware Player, get the Virtual | VMware download, unpack it, and use File | Open a VM.


  • If you have a multicore processor, increase the number of “processors” to 2 for better performance.
  • Disable the floppy drive.
  • Memory: The virtual machines now default to using 4096 MB of memory. They will function (barely) with only 3072 MB, but more is better.
  • Patience (1): The first launch takes some time as the virtual machine sets itself up. Subsequent launches are faster.
  • Patience (2): If you see a login prompt during the boot sequence, ignore it. The machine will autologin to a graphic desktop when ready.
  • Patience (3): The first OpenSim launch is preceded by database unpacking, which takes several minutes. No, it is not stuck! (Watch disk activity for proof.) Do not interrupt it or you will end up with a broken database. Database unpacking is only done once, so if you do interrupt it, you will probably have to start over with a fresh virtual machine.


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Null Physical

USB Stick / Hard Disk Image

Dump this format on your USB stick or hard disk and boot from it. You may need to instruct the machine’s BIOS to boot from an external source if you’re usign a USB stick. Write the disk image using either `dd` or image writing software on your OS.

Null Virtual

VMware Workstation / VirtualBox (.vmdk)

For virtual machines on VMware, VirtualBox, or KVM-based hypervisors. Test an appliance without formatting any hard disk. VirtualBox and VMware applications are available for most host operating systems. KVM virtualization is for Linux only.

OVF Virtual Machine / ESXi (.ovf)

Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is an open, standards-based format for virtual machines. A variety of hypervisors including SUSE Cloud, VirtualBox, VMware ESX(i), IBM SmartCloud, and Oracle VM support creating virtual machines by importing an .ovf file.

Release notes

Updated openSUSE to Leap 42.3 (don’t believe SUSE Studio!), Mono to 5.2, OpenSim to 0.9.

Added monitoring widgets to desktop (CPU, memory, disk, network).

Added Firestorm x64 5.0.7.

Added, fixed & tweaked content.

Technical Details

Appliance configuration

Basic settings

Keyboard: english-us
Time zone: Europe/Berlin
Language: POSIX
Network: network_manager
Firewall: enabled


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Everyone's comments


Hi OpenSim keeps crashing
Command Log -

Tommy AnderbergTommy Anderberg,

I’ve been seeing that myself on and off. For me it’s erratic, and typically does not happen again if I simply relaunch. Two things to try:

1) Update to the latest Diva distro, As summarized at
“All mono addin dlls were replaced with newer ones. The ones packaged in showed some problems.”

2) If that does not help, consider going back to HtG 1.810.0, the last 32 bit release.

Sparkaphat DoobieSparkaphat Doobie,

Hi Tommy,

I apologize for the double post, but it wasn’t working for earlier so this I wanted to be more specific.
The computer I want to install is a 64-bit with Zotac motherboard and a UEFI Bios, AMD A8-5500 APU and 8GB of RAM and two 1TB hard drives with RAID and it is only for the purpose of running OpenSim. It will not be used for anything else besides that.

Can I use this appliance and make an OpenSuse 13.2 version with 64-bit which will work with UEFI and run OpenSim automatically on boot? I would like to have it restart like that in the event of a temporary power outage.
I have used OpenSuse for a long time and have used OpenSim before, but I have never done Suse Studio yet.

Or are you going to make another updated 13.2 version soon? Any information or advice you can offer would be awesome!
Thank you, Tommy.

Tommy AnderbergTommy Anderberg,

At this point, all I know about openSUSE 13.2 on SUSE Studio is what has been stated here:
i.e. that it’s coming “soon”, but without a set date.

In the past, version upgrades have been mostly quick and painless (basically you clicked the “upgrade” button and maybe tweaked your repository selection a bit afterward). If that turns out to be the case this time too, I’ll do it soon after official 13.2 support is announced (I’ll need a little time to clone and test first).

Then again, the unusual delay (traditionally, SUSE Studio has supported new openSUSE releases from day 1) might mean that there are breaking changes. The worst breakage I’ve seen in the past was the switch to systemd; after that, I had to change pretty much everything. That was one of the reasons for the long hiatus after Hypergrid to Go 1.5; that was the last painless version upgrade.

If you are in a hurry, you could pick apart your cloned HtG 1.800.2 and put the files on your own instance of openSUSE 13.2. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any particular reason why 64 bit should be a problem (some multimedia support may be broken in viewers running on 64 bit Linux, but you are interested in the server).

Sparkaphat DoobieSparkaphat Doobie,

Is there going to be a 64-bit for OpenSuse 13.2 that will install with UEFI?


Hello Tommy, cannot clone this appliance anymore; how come?


Zuzka SouckovaZuzka Souckova,

ISO image is not downloadable, I am trying download it about 12 hours, it is very slow and after downloading max 500-700 GB is indicated as “done.” There is no problem with my connection during this time. Because of great login policy here cannot try it another way, only by browser. Pls fix it…

Tommy AnderbergTommy Anderberg,

Please see for generic OpenSim-related questions.

Roger WeihrauchRoger Weihrauch,

(This is assigned to Tommy)
Question/Problem: Since I downloaded your HGTG1.0.0: I tried to start it in a 32bit virtmach, but, as it is logical by using a DVD media: starting the ISO from DVD it cannot start the mysql service. Error message is that it can not read/write the pid file for the mysql service. Sure there is no writeable medai at this moment.
Aso I tried the option Life Installer in the yast env. It installed the basic opensuse env, but not the necessary tools like opensim, …viewer, .. . So, what can I do in this matter? Seems I am too stup.. for this but also that fascinated of this.

thanx to all folks who respond on this issue/have an ideaon this



Tommy AnderbergTommy Anderberg,

Hi Roger. You can crate a 32 bit virtual machine and boot it from a HyperGrid To Go ISO image, without writing anything to disk. That’s how I was running it in the demo video. You do need to have enough memory to run things this way though (for the video, I think I gave the virtual machine 4 GB). Your other trouble (no viewer?) makes me think that maybe you have a bad download. HyperGrid To Go comes with both a text client and a viewer installed and ready to run.

CrazyDragon TechnologiesCrazyDragon Technologies,

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nevermind, got it


whats the password for root? i am trying to install it to the hard drive and need the root password, and also for some reason, opensuse isn’t letting me clone the machine



Try clearing your browsers cache and relogin to Suse Gallery and try again. The image is really 1.8 GB I tested it myself.


I am trying to download the USB and flash version. page says the download is 1.8 GB but all I can get to download is 8.8 kb. I am using windows vista and Firefox to view and download. Is the problem at my end?


Ok I found at least some of the problem. I have to right click and save link as, instead of just clicking on the link. I don’t know if that is a problem with the way the web page is coded or what. But the file gets downloaded as an html file. I was like huh? But I changed the file extension to raw and then was able to unpack it to a .tar.gz file. But I am getting errors from 7-zip that the archived file is broken. I am going to try it again and see what happens.

Tommy AnderbergTommy Anderberg,

Hi Midorjijuji731. You can see user name and password under “Appliance configuration” on this web page. However, if everything works correctly, booting from the DVD should take you straight to a graphic desktop, without any manual login needed.


Hi, what an incredible concept! I’ve DLed and burned the .iso to a DVD and booted from it, but it gets to a console login prompt, and I don’t know the user name and password it wants. Am I missing something obvious?

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