How to Install OpenSim on Ubuntu 22.04

OpenSim or OpenSimulator is an open-source 3D virtual world server platform for simulation. It enables users to customize a virtual environment and allows them to interact in real time. The virtual environment created through OpenSim can be accessed through multi-platform viewer clients.

Follow this article to install OpenSim on the Ubuntu system.

Install OpenSim on Ubuntu 22.04?

To install OpenSim on Ubuntu, follow the below-written steps;

Step 1: Install Dependencies

Before installing OpenSim, there are some necessary dependencies which will be required to run OpenSim, so it is better to install them first. Run the below-written commands to install OpenSim dependencies:

sudo apt install nant libmono-microsoft-visualbasic10.0-cil


Step 2: Download OpenSim .tar File

The next step is to download the OpenSim .tar file from the official website by using the below-mentioned command:

wget http://opensimulator.org/dist/opensim-


Step 3: Extracting OpenSim .tar file

Once the tar file is downloaded, extract it by using the below-mentioned command:

tar xvfvz opensim-


Step 4: Installing OpenSim

After extracting the files from the .tar file a new directory opensim- will be created, in which the OpenSim configuration files are present, so navigate to opensim- directory by running the below-mentioned command:

cd opensim-

Finally, run the .sh file to install OpenSim:



Step 5: Setting Up OpenSim

Once the .sh file is run, it will take some time, after which you will be asked certain questions, if you are unsure about any of these, you can simply press “Enter” to keep the default settings:

The question may include:

    • Region name
    • Region UUID
    • Internal IP Address
    • Internal Port and other such questions depending upon your region.

Step 6: Start Scripting

The OpenSim installation and setup process is finished till this point, now you can start scripting in OpenSim from here:


OpenSim is a virtual world server platform which can be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 by installing the required dependencies, after which the .tar file can be downloaded and installed. After answering a few setup questions depending on your region, the OpenSim scripting can then be done on Ubuntu.

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