The current six five regions are now operating from five separate simulators (one is just an empty ocean area and does not warrant a dedicated simulator) rather than all on the same simulator. This should improve memory management, performance and stability for all of these regions.

The upgrade to OpenSim 0.7.4 is complete.

It is now possible to register accounts using an alternative interface.

The software used to run this web site has not been updated to allow registration of avatars for OpenSim 0.7.x. You will need to register at a major grid such as OSGrid and visit Ocean Grid by hypergrid. See the instructions provided.

Following a recent technical fix, public chat on Ocean Grid is no longer visible on a public internet chat channel, given the potential privacy implications: nobody within an OpenSim region would be able to see who is logged on to the chat channel and therefore cannot know who is listening. Only administrators are now able to see this channel. Use private IM or group chat if you want greater privacy, as this cannot be heard even by administrators.

However, the server remains free for anybody to join. This is backwards compatible with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and XMPP/Jabber. Please see these instructions for more details.

Ocean Grid is now publicly listed on Metaverse Ink and