After a false start or two, I’ve got Ener Hax’s Sim-on-a-Stick, a relatively easy-to-use personal version of OpenSim, running on a MacBook Pro under Parallels/Win7.
One false start was caused by unzipping the downloaded soas073.zip on the Mac side and copying the unzipped folder to the USB stick. When I tried running the software from that folder OpenSim.exe terminated before loading any regions with a splendidly named nini.ini.iniexception (whatever that is). I think this was caused by the extra hidden files starting with ./ that were created on the Mac side.
So… I erased the USB stick, copied the zipped soas073.zip to it, made Parallels/Win7 mount the USB drive, then unzipped the file within Win7.
This time, when I followed the minimal setup instructions within SOAS_Start_and_Login.txt, it all went swimmingly.
This shows the console (the window with a black background); some of the files in the bin folder are in the background.
There are more pictures (arguably prettier ones) beyond the break…
Sim-on-a-Stick first log-in
I tried logging in from the Mac side, but no joy. A quick download of Imprudence from the PC side and… here we are. What are those red blobs?
Sim-on-a-Stick initial view
Oh my… A rocket…
Sim-on-a-Stick loading OAR
I copy across a spare OAR (a backup file for an OpenSim region) from the Mac to the USB stick, placing it in the bin folder within diva-r18222-c. Next I switch back to the console, change the region to simonastick 1, then type “load oar 0416-starfyre.oar”. It starts to load…
Eventually, the scene emerges. Lightshare (OpenSim’s server-side Windlight) isn’t working — that’s why the sky has reverted to a standard sunny day rather than Starfyre’s usual fiery orange. I’ll need to investigate that.