In a nutshell

In detail

2. Avatar

To create an avatar, it’s also simple (and free). Go to My Account page and choose Avatar tab.

  • You must choose a first name and a name for your avatar. This is the name that will appear to other users in-world. This doesn’t have to be your real name. As soon as the avatar is created, the name can no longer be changed.
  • Choose your starting look. You can then modify it and customize it as you see fit in the virtual world.

3. Software (viewer)

The “viewer” is the equivalent of your web browser for 3D worlds. You can use any viewer compatible with OpenSim to access Speculoos. We recommend Firestorm:

Be sure to download the “Opensim Only” version (not the “SL Only”)

First add Speculoos to your viewer:

    • Go to the “Viewer” menu -> “Preferences” (or type Ctrl-P)
    • In the “Grid Manager” tab,
    • in the “Add New Grid” section, in Login URIbox, enter
  • Click “Apply” and then “OK”

When Speculoos is added, you can log in:

  • Enter your avatar’s first name and name in the “Username” box and your password in the “Password” box
  • Make sure the grid selected in the “Grid” menu is Speculoos
  • Click “Log In”.


If you already have an avatar on another grid (such as OSgrid, FrancoGrid, GermanGrid, etc.), you can visit ours by entering the following address in the “map”:


or clicking one of these links:

Examples of alternative viewers

(It’s been a while since I tried them, no guarantee of result):

  • Singularity (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • Imprudence (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • Hippo viewer (Windows, Linux): So you wondered why you see hippos everywhere? Voilà.
  • For Second Life viewer, follow the laborious instructions here. If we feel brave, we’ll make a page just for that. It seems to me that Second Life no longer allows using its viewer for OpenSimulator, but I’m too lazy to check right away.