Vue is a virtual educational and research institute bringing together
all those interested in
the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach related to the
University of Edinburgh.
Openvue represents the use of open source virtual worlds technologies for Vue.
Openvue Grid [OpenSimulator 0.8.0 Dev 13-Apr-2014 r/24620 MySQL Grid Mode]
- 2013-10-05 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.8.0 in Grid Mode.
- 2013-09-27 -
"Vue-Port" regions on Openvue and OSGrid replace previous intermediate
hypergrid jump regions which were provided to work round the
- 2013-05-16 - Openvue grid main "Robust" services and core regions
(Openvue, OpenVCE, Sandbox and Vue-5000 hypergrid jump region) moved
to new Windows 8 server (virtual0.aiai.ed.ac.uk).
- 2013-05-09 - Openvue grid moved from grid location near 1000,1000 to
near 9050,9050 for improved Openvue-OSGrid interchange.
- 2013-02-05 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.7.6 in Grid Mode.
- 2012-09-10 - OSGrid Vue regions moved onto new server virtual4.aiai.ed.ac.uk.
- 2012-09-03 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.7.5 in Grid Mode.
- 2012-03-22 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.7.4 in Grid Mode.
- 2012-01-16 - Vivox voice services available on Openvue and OSGrid
- 2011-10-07 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.7.3 in Grid Mode.
- 2011-06-01 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.7.2 in Grid Mode.
- 31-May-2011 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.7.1.1 in Grid
Mode. Vue add-on regions and hypergates also on
OSGrid served from virtual3.aiai.ed.ac.uk.
- 23-Oct-2010 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.7.1 in Grid Mode
on virtual.aiai.ed.ac.uk, with additional regions served from
virtual2.aiai.ed.ac.uk and virtual3.aiai.ed.ac.uk, FreeSwitch voice and web
services on virtual2.aiai.ed.ac.uk, and media services on
- 19-Jun-2010 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.7.0 in Grid Mode on
- 15-May-2010 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.6.9 in Grid Mode on
- 23-Dec-2009 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.6.8 in Grid Mode on
- 11-Nov-2009 - NewVue available for Virtual University of
Edinburgh use on the New World Grid.
- 9-Sep-2009 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.6.6 in Grid Mode on
- 5-Jan-2009 - Openvue running in OpenSimulator 0.6.1 in Grid Mode on
- 8-Mar-2008 - Openvue Wiki established.
- 4-Mar-2008 - OpenSimulator 0.5.1 running with 9 regions on Virtual AIAI Server
- 22-Feb-2008 - realXtend 0.1 -
OpenSimulator-based server and extended Second Life viewer tests
- 31-Jan-2008 - OpenlifeGrid
"Scotch" region used for tests of OpenSimulator
- 15-Jan-2008 - Media serving and terraforming (Scotland shape)
experiments on OpenSimulator Standalone
- 22-Sep-2007 - AIAI OpenSimulator
0.4 Grid running on virtual.aiai.ed.ac.uk with 9 regions
- Jul-2007 - OpenSimulator
server experimentation (approx r/1135)
Visit via Hypergrid:
http://virtual.aiai.ed.ac.uk:8002 Openvue (at 9050,9050)
http://virtual.aiai.ed.ac.uk:8002 OpenVCE (at 9050,9047)
http://virtual.aiai.ed.ac.uk:8002 Vue-Port (at 9051,9051)
(Vue Members Only - Authorisation Required)
Visitors welcome via HyperGrid
Avatars on Openvue are provided as a privilege by AIAI and its staff
and service may be discontinued at any time. Do not use the Openvue
grid for essential tasks at this time. Voice services are subject to the
Acceptable Use Policy.
Also please report any abuse or IPR infringment stating the avatar name
that caused any issue by e-mail to
Austin Tate <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Abuse which is considered valid will lead to termination of the
registration of the avatar involved. Send appeals also to Austin
|Other OpenSimulator Grids
Vue-hosted Hypergrid Gateways and Regions on OSGrid:
http://hg.osgrid.org:80 Vue-Port (at 6400,6400) [Hypergrid Portal]
http://hg.osgrid.org:80 OpenVCE (at 6400,6399) [Hedlamp]
http://hg.osgrid.org:80 Edinburgh (at 6400,6401) [Fish4Knowledge]
http://hg.osgrid.org:80 Vue-Rig (at 6401,6400)
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Connecting to OpenSimulator with the Firestorm Viewer
The recommended viewer to access Openvue and other OpenSimulator-based virtual
worlds is Firestorm.
Version should be used. It can also be used to access Second Life
but some advanced physics capabilities will not be available. See
A Step-by-Step Guide (PDF format)
written by Crista Lopes of UCI is available.
After installation, run Firestorm and go to Viewer -> Preferences ->
OpenSim tab. In "Add New Grid" enter the loginuri as follows and hit
You can then select "Openvue" in the "Log into Grid" drop down menu in
hop:// and secondlife:// web links typically open in the latest
viewer you have installed. You can control which viewer is used with
Linden Labs Second Life Viewer
You cannot use the Linden Labs standard Second Life viewer to access
OpenSimulator-based virtual worlds, since it contains a commercially
licenced library for advanced physics computations.
Connecting to OpenSimulator with other Third Party Viewers
You can use any open source "Third Party Viewer" derived from the core
of the main Linden Lab viewer (open source under LGPL licence) to
access Opensim grids so long as it does not make use of the commercial
licenced library. Examples
are Singularity Viewer
and CtrlAltStudio Viewer
(including Stereoscopic 3D and Oculus Rift Support). Most
provide easier configuration for access to alternative grids, and can
still be used to access Second Life.
Enabling YouTube and Flash Content Playback in OpenSimulator
Instructions to allow Abobe Flash content (e.g. for YouTube videos)
to be displayed in OpenSimulator are
Visual Anomolies and Recommended Settings
Object-Object Occlusion (which skips rendering of objects that are
hidden behind others) when on can cause the watre surface of adjacent
regions to flash on some graphics cards. If this happens it can be
turned off with Ctrl+Shift+O (or via the Develop menu -> Rendering).
Vivox Acceptable Use Policy
Where voice services are provided via Vivox,
users must respect the acceptable use policy available at
[Local Copy as at January 2012:
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Updated: Mon Apr 14 13:06:17 2014