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This is my personal blog for all things Western Prairies.

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Would you like to join the growing communities of sim/region owners and create or explore your own virtual world environment? Here's a couple of excellent options I personally recommend, depending on your proficiency with your computer, installing software, configuring your router, firewall and working with mySQL database- or your lack of proficiency in these skills, you can either buy a ready to move-on and build region and pay a monthly fee, or you can setup most any home computer and run the software from your home. A third option for those who have the skills above but lack a fast internet connection, is to pay for server space to run the software remotely. Each of these are described in more detail below.

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METROPOLIS

For the technically advanced having the ability and desire to work with and setup your terminal command-line interface, mySQL database, phpMyadmin, firewall, port/port forward-router configurations and troubleshoot: Host your 256m x 256m regions or MEGA regions on your own PC, Mac, or on a paid commercial server using the free OpenSim software. Using Linux, Windows, OSX, Ubuntu and others. Ability to back up and save your entire region and all contents. Unlimited prims. Voice chat is not included but can be installed with a plug-in (technically advanced) there are no monthly fees, but donations are welcome. Volunteer customer service tech/help staff, and plenty of helpful friendly region owners, citizens and admins who will help as their time permits. Most items in the grid are free to copy or given out freely on request, there is no "economy" for store sales. Hypergrid teleport enabled to teleport to other grids around the world.

Test a parcel of land, for FREE!

Do you want to test the functionality of the Metropolis-Grid for free? We will give you 4,096 square meter area up to 3 months, free of any charge. You can test the land as you would like, you just need to reactivate the trial period for the next 14 days. After the trial period, the test plot will be released automaticly. Upon request, the buildings can be transferred to another region after the trial period.

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Commercially hosted, full ownership/estate rights "Second Life" sized 256m x 256m regions ready to build on are $40 to $60/month. Rentals and land for rent for smaller area needs available.
Best for people who just want to start building, get their feet wet, or who don't have a lot of technical skills or a fast internet connection to run their own server and set it all up. Voice chat included, 15,000 prims, friendly customer service/tech staffers on duty. Most items in-world must be purchased- clothing, goods etc. there is an economy for buying and selling, stores etc. There is no hypergrid teleport, you can only visit regions withon the grid's confines.

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Native legends and stories recorded readings
Most stories are 3-5 minutes long, in mp3 format.

Corky the collie (Page and content from 1999)

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