What is it? D-GiG is s standalone simulator based on the OpenSim project and built on top of Mandriva Toronto Linux which gives the ability to re-spin the distribution into your own liking with configuration files plus the ability for hardware detection. Once booted you have access to a fully functional second life compatible simulator. You can control it from your browser. You can build, upload textures, terraform, and many other things available in regular second life.
This project allows you to save the prim data from your builds in a nice XML file that you can save on your machine, email to your friends and very soon be able to upload into second life itself effectively marking this project as the first effective off line building tool for the masses. Enjoy it, because it's completely free.
Recommended Operation D-GiG was designed in VMware Workstation 6 using Mandriva Linux as base install. There is a version of this Linux distribution that allows what is known as re-spinning? or rolling your own distribution using a single command once it's been configured to your liking. The best version I encountered while doing this was the Mandriva Live Toronto version that worked the best for this type of configuration.
Using VMware will allow you flawless operation of your simulator in an environment where it would be possible to save all of the data running in your RAM in a saved state the virtual machine can resume from which is supported and tested here in our labs. This would be useful for example if you build something and would like to save the simulator state and resume it later for presentations or whatnot. There is also a way to make D-GiG save all of the data on a currently running simulator.
Things To Know There are only a couple of things you really need to know to get started with the LiveCD and if you know you way around a Unix/Linux system you should be just fine (trust me it's not that complicated).
* . WebUI password is guest/guest. * . ROOT password for the LiveCD is magrathean?. * . Password for the GUEST account (when the system boots) is guest?. * . To get to simulator console type screen -r?.
Link to company website: http://wiki.magrathean.ca/index.php?title=DGiG