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This is an unofficial downloads page.  Please see [http://secondlife.com/community/downloads.php the secondlife.com Community:Downloads page] for the latest versions.
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= Linden Lab Viewers =
  
For details on the GPLv2 licensed source code for the Second Life Viewer, visit the [[Open Source Portal]]. For the source code archives, read the [[Source downloads]] article.
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The following viewer is available on the official '''[https://secondlife.com/support/downloads/index.php Downloads]''' page:
  
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== Official Alternate Viewers ==
  
= Official Linden Lab Viewer =
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When Linden Lab viewer projects are nearing release they will often initially release a Project Viewer, and subsequently a Release Candidate Viewer (marked as 'Release') as they are nearing formal release. Occasionally a Beta Viewer may also be released for a particular project.
* [http://secondlife.com/community/downloads.php Community:Downloads]
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* [http://secondlife.com/community/firstlook.php Community:First Look]
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* [http://secondlife.com/community/preview.php Community:Beta Test Grid]
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=== Windows ===
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: All the various official alternate viewers are listed here.
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; '''[[Downloading test builds|Development Viewer]]'''
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: Features and fixes that are still warm from the creative fires of development.
<th>Current</th>
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<th>Older but compatible</th>
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* http://get.secondlife.com/win
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/Second%20Life%201-18-2-0%20Setup.exe Second Life Viewer 1.18.2.0] 2007-08-14
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/Second%20Life%201-18-1-2%20Setup.exe Second Life Viewer 1.18.1.2]
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/Second%20Life%201-18-0-6%20Setup.exe Second Life Viewer 1.18.0.6]
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== Old Releases ==
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The [[Release Notes]] pages for many past versions contain links to the corresponding downloads. Note that some of these may be blocked from accessing the Second Life Grid because of their lack of support for new features.
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{{KBwarning|width=600px|Past Viewer versions might have '''known security issues''', can be partially or fully '''incompatible to current server versions''' and obviously will be '''lacking newer features'''. Use them at your own risk.}}
  
=== Mac OS X ===
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= Third Party Directory Viewers =
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<th>Current</th>
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<th>Older but compatible</th>
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* http://get.secondlife.com/mac
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/SecondLife_1_18_2_0.dmg Second Life 1.18.2.0] 2007-08-14
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/SecondLife_1_18_1_2.dmg Second Life 1.18.1.2]
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/SecondLife_1_18_0_6.dmg Second Life 1.18.0.6]
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=== Linux ===
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{{:Third Party Viewer Directory}}
<strong style="color:red;">** THIS IS ALPHA SOFTWARE, RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK! **</strong>
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Linden Lab used both GNOME and KDE desktop environments in their testing; the viewer was used internally on Debian, Fedora Core 4 and Knoppix versions of Linux. Residents are encouraged to try the viewer on the Linux OS of their choice and report any issues encountered in the [http://forums.secondlife.com/forumdisplay.php?f=263 Linux client forum].
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= Other Third Party Viewers =
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<th>Current</th>
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<th>Older but compatible</th>
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* http://get.secondlife.com/linux
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/SecondLife_i686_1_18_2_0.tar.bz2 Second Life 1.18.2.0] 2007-08-14
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/SecondLife_i686_1_18_1_2.tar.bz2 Second Life 1.18.1.2]
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* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/download-secondlife-com/SecondLife_i686_1_18_0_6.tar.bz2 Second Life 1.18.0.6]
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= Third-party, Hybrid, and Homebrew Viewers =
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{{KBcaution|The following viewers have either not applied for or have been denied listings in the Third Party Viewer Directory.}}
Third-party Viewers are those which have been created by developers not working for Linden Lab. These Viewers offer extra or altered or additional functionality compared to the official Second Life Viewer.
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'''Whether or not a viewer developer chooses to self-certify by applying for listing in the directory, all viewers connecting to Second Life must comply with the [https://secondlife.com/corporate/tpv.php Policy on Third-Party Viewers]; listing in the directory is not a requirement.'''
  
The [[Extended_FAQ|Extended FAQ]] states that it is okay to create and distribute third-party, hybrid, and homebrew viewers as long they adhere to the respective licenses for code usage and server usage.  
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''Note to authors: If you make a viewer available make sure to include platform, version numbers and dates.''
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! Name !! {{HoverText|Type|Graphic/Text}} !! {{HoverText|First release|Specified in YYYY-MM-DD}} !! {{HoverText|Latest Release|Specified in YYYY-MM-DD}} !! {{HoverText|Status|Active/Inactive/Discontinued}} !! {{HoverText|W|For Windows}} <ref name="available">"X": Available with binary distribution</ref>!! {{HoverText|M|For Macintosh}} <ref name="available"/> !! {{HoverText|L|For Linux(Ubuntu, Debian or so)}} <ref name="available"/> !! {{HoverText|i|For iPhone/iPod Touch}} <ref name="available"/>
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| [[#AjaxLife]] || Text || || 2008-09-15 || Inactive ||X||X||X||X
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| [[#Cool VL Viewer]] || Graphic || 2007-11-16 || 2019-10-12 || Active ||X||X||X||
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| [[#Combat Cubed]] || Graphic || || 2010-06-16 || Inactive ||X|| || ||
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| [[#Hippo OpenSim Viewer]] || Graphic || || 2010-04-24 || Inactive ||X|| ||X||
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| [[#Milk Release Client]] || Graphic || || 2010-01-20 || Inactive || ||X||X||
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| [[#omvviewer-light]] || Text || || 2009-08-25 || Retired ||X|| ||X||
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| [[#Rainbow Viewer / Cool Viewer]] || Graphic || || 2011-07-10 || Inactive ||X||X||X||
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| [[#RealXtend Edition]] || Graphic || || 2008-07-28 || Inactive ||X|| || ||
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| [[#SLiteChat]] || Text || || 2011-04-21 || Inactive ||X||X||X||
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<references />
  
The code itself is licensed under {{OSWebsite|gplv2|alt=the GNU General Public License (GPL)}}, which governs modification and redistribuition of the source code.  Use of Linden Lab's servers will still be governed by [http://secondlife.com/corporate/tos.php the Second Life Terms of Service].
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== Graphical Viewers ==
  
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=== Cool VL Viewer ===
  
'''<font-color="red"><big>Third-party, hybrid, and homebrew viewers are not associated with Linden Lab, are governed by their own respective licenses.  Linden Lab is not responsible for any desired or undesired results in association with those viewers.</big></font>'''
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''' Description '''
  
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This viewer was created and is maintained by {{User|Henri Beauchamp}} (This viewer was formerly known as the "Cool SL Viewer" and its first public release was v1.18.4.3, released on 2007-11-16). It combines elements of several of the other viewers, as well as extra features, bug fixes and extra patches, all very carefully tested.
  
''Note to authors: If you make a viewer available make sure to include platform, version numbers and dates.''
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It puts emphasis on high UI coherency from one version to the other (meaning no bad surprise for "old timers") while staying in sync with Linden Lab's official viewer features, high stability and reliability, and a high reactivity to new patches and bug fixes provided by the Open Source community.
  
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'''The Cool VL Viewer is TPV policy compliant.''' Please see [http://sldev.free.fr/CoolVLViewerReadme.html its TPV TOS].
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= Graphical Viewers =
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''' Extra Features '''
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== Cool SL Viewer ==
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* Reverses many of the unpopular interface changes, restoring separate friends and groups floaters and reinstating the packet loss and bandwidth indicators, the old toolbar and buttons layouts, the old/normal commands layout in the pie menus, the "All(old)" search tab, the old style (name-sortable) "Groups" search tab, the "Fly" button in the movement controls floater, and '''optionally''' reinstating the old, more visible, status bar icons and/or tracking dots in the mini-map, and the old chat history floater (without chat input line). Also fixes some UI regressions (missing buttons in some floaters, or visited landmarks tracking in inventory for example).
 
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* Implements the "RestrainedLove" API (formerly known as "RestrainedLife"), based on Marine Kelley's reference patch (switchable and disabled by default).
=== Description ===
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* Allows to configure the date and time formats to match your locale or personal preferences (including with optional seconds for chat and IM timestamps).
 
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This viewer was created and is maintained by {{User|Henri Beauchamp}}. It combines elements of several of the other viewers, as well as extra features, bug fixes and extra patches, all very carefully tested.
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It puts emphasis on high UI coherency from one version to the other (meaning no bad surprise for "old timers") while staying in sync with Linden Lab's official viewer features (it's not a fork which would get outdated with time), high stability and reliability, and a high reactivity to new patches and bug fixes provided by the Open Source community.
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An "old" v1.19.0.5 (legacy renderer) branch is also maintained for the benefit of "old" computer users, which also gets most of the essential features of newer viewers back-ported to it (Mono scripting, for example).
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=== Extra Features ===
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* Reverses many of the unpopular interface changes, restoring separate friends and groups floaters and reinstating the packet loss and bandwidth indicators, the old toolbar and buttons layouts, the old, more visible, status bar icons (optional for v1.20 and later), the old/normal commands layout in the pie menus, the "All(old)" search tab, the old style (name-sortable) "Groups" search tab, and '''optionally''' reinstating the old, more visible, tracking dots in the mini-map, and the old chat history floater (without chat input line). Also fixes some UI regressions (missing buttons in some floaters, or visited landmarks tracking in inventory for example).
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* Implements the "Restrained Life" API discussed more fully in the Marine Edition client (switchable and disabled by default).
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* Allows to configure the date and time formats to match your locale or personal preferences.
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* Allows to wear/remove attachments and clothing items on double-click in inventory.
 
* Allows to wear/remove attachments and clothing items on double-click in inventory.
* Allows to optionally prevent IMs to show in the main chat.
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* Allows to optionally prevent notifications to show and be logged in the main chat.
* Allows to optionally prevent notifications to show and be logged in the main chat.  
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* Allows to disable typing sounds.
* Allows to hide the "Master volume" when not needed in the panel overlay (and the "Release Keys" for v1.19.0.5).
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* MUD/MUSH/MUCK/MUX style "poses" (i.e. you can type ":" instead of "/me " to emote), and OOC double parenthesis auto-close (i.e. you can type: "((phone, BRB" and it will show as "((phone, BRB))").
 
* MUD/MUSH/MUCK/MUX style "poses" (i.e. you can type ":" instead of "/me " to emote), and OOC double parenthesis auto-close (i.e. you can type: "((phone, BRB" and it will show as "((phone, BRB))").
* Allows to build large prims (up to 128m in any or all dimensions) on OpenSim (not on SL, because of server-side limitations).
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* Allows to hide the "Master volume" when not needed in the panel overlay.
* Improved build tools floater (smaller increments in several parameters, extra "slice" parameter for some prims, transparency up to 100%).
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* Allows to build large prims (up to 256m in any or all dimensions) on OpenSim (not on SL, because of server-side limitations).
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* Improved friends list floater (with info about what your friends allow you to see: tehri online status and/or their position on the map).
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* Improved build tools floater (smaller increments in several parameters, extra "slice" parameter for some prims, transparency up to 100%, check box toggle for drag distance limit, adjustable number of decimals in Object tab for the position/size/rotation parameters, "Align" tool). Also allows to set the "invisible" texture from the texture picker (for invisi-prims).
 
* Improved texture preview floater (with aspect ratio combo).
 
* Improved texture preview floater (with aspect ratio combo).
* Improved mini-map with specific symbol for avatars above 1024m (work around for a limitation of current server and viewer versions).
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* Improved notecard floater (with Edit menu and Search/replace feature).
* Shows avatar keys in profile (in "My notes" tab).
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* Improved mini-map with panning, larger zooming range, specific symbol for avatars above 1024m (work around for a limitation of current server and viewer versions), etc...
* Allows to export and import full permissions objects as XML files (for backup and restore purpose, or to transfer objects from one grid to another).
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* Improved beacons: can filter beacons based on owner (you, others or anyone), can highlight attachments, can dissociate non-object sound sources, can keep beacons "always on" even when the beacons floater is closed.
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* Allows to export and import objects you own and created as XML files (for backup and restore purpose, or to transfer objects from one grid to another).
 
* Allows to connect to all existing grids (and not only LL's) from the login screen.
 
* Allows to connect to all existing grids (and not only LL's) from the login screen.
* Allows network bandwidth over 1500Kbps (and up to 8000Kbps).
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* Allows network bandwidth up to 10000Kbps.
 
* Allows to save/compile scripts present in the inventory as Mono scripts.
 
* Allows to save/compile scripts present in the inventory as Mono scripts.
 
* Allows to teleport to double-clicked locations on screen.
 
* Allows to teleport to double-clicked locations on screen.
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* Allows to sit anywhere "on the ground".
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* Allows to adjust the Z offset (height above the floor) for playing animations.
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* Allows to cache the inventory in the background after login (for faster inventory operations).
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* Allows to preview animations on your avatar prior to uploading them.
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* Implements a group titles floater.
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* Implements a radar floater.
 
* Implements a teleports history floater.
 
* Implements a teleports history floater.
* Implements a new "Worn" tab in the inventory floater.
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* Implements a "Worn" tab in the inventory floater, and a search/filter by item name, description or creator.
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* Implements "speed rezzing" on login and TPs.
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* Implements an object "area search" floater.
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* Implements spell-checking.
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* Implements a resizable text input floater (for para-RPers).
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* Implements the newest LSL functions, highlighting them properly (with tooltips) in the script editor and allowing to compile them. Also implements fully llTextBox() and the AGENT_AUTOPILOT flag with llGetAgentInfo().
 
* Allows to ignore (and not only decline) friendship and calling card offers.
 
* Allows to ignore (and not only decline) friendship and calling card offers.
* Implements various backports for the v1.19.0.5 version (Mono compilation support, build and TP up to 4096m, bulk set permissions, TP on double-click on LM in inventory, show friends in mini-map, edit terrain "force" setting, security fixes, etc).
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* Allows to change how minimized floaters are stacked (top/bottom, bottom/top, left/right, right/left, fraction of the screen width to use for the stack).
* Many bugfixes by Henri Beauchamp, Nicholaz Beresford, Gigs Taggart, Blakar Ogre, McCabe Maxsted and others.
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* Shows avatar keys in profile (in "My notes" tab).
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* Shows the avatar true height in the appearance floater.
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* Renders properly objects worn on the illegal attachment points defined in some hacked third parties viewers.
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* Provides Mesh rendering support.
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* Provides Mesh upload support.
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* Provides full support for the new Alpha and Tattoo wearables.
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* Provides multi-layered clothes support.
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* Provides inventory item links support.
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* Provides multiple attachments per point support.
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* Provides display names support.
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* Provides navmesh and path-finding objects support and tools.
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* Provides full shared media (AKA "media on a prim") support.
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* Provides server-side baking support.
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* Provides materials support.
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* Provides ribbon particles support.
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* Provides fitted mesh support.
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* Provides GetMesh2 capability support (i.e. with the new llcorehttp-based mesh data fetching).
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* Provides AISv3 capability support.
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* Provides LL's viewer-interesting new objects caching scheme.
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* Provides group-ban support.
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* Provides full Experiences and XP-Tools support.
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* Provides Avatar Hover Height support.
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* Provides Marketplace Listings support.
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* Provides global clothing layers limit (60 in total instead of 5 for each of the 12 types) support.
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* Provides the new mesh uploader/importer code.
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* Provides CEF3 media plugin support.
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* Uses LL's viewer-azumarill's coroutine-based LLCore HTTP code (with all the many nasty crash bugs fixed).
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* Provides the new avatar complexity based visual auto-muting (AKA "jellydolls").
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* Provides Avatar Physics support.
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* Provides the new SL web search engine as an option.
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* Provides access to web profiles.
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* Provides support for setting the new parcel flags (avatar visibility, sounds playing restrictions).
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* Provides Lightshare (OpenSim feature) support !
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* Allows to filter (Allow/Deny/BlackList/Whitelist) media and audio streams URLs to protect your privacy against IP snatchers.
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* Many bugfixes by Henri Beauchamp, Nicholaz Beresford, Gigs Taggart, McCabe Maxsted and others.
 
* More minor features and improvements, to be discovered on the [http://sldev.free.fr/ website]...
 
* More minor features and improvements, to be discovered on the [http://sldev.free.fr/ website]...
 
* All switchable extra features easily configurable via a "Cool features" tab in the preferences floater.
 
* All switchable extra features easily configurable via a "Cool features" tab in the preferences floater.
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* Provides Bento-skeleton (AKA avatar v2.0) support.
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* Provides support for the new HTTP fetching of assets.
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* Provides Animesh support.
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* '''Exclusive: provides [http://sldev.free.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1736 Lua scripting/automation] support !'''
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* '''Provides LSL and Lua scripts preprocessing !'''
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* '''NEW: provides avatar baked textures on attachments (AKA "bake on mesh") and new Universal wearable support !'''
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* '''NEW: provides Extended Environment assets and parcel/region settings support (in the experimental viewer branch, without EEP rendering for now) !'''
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* '''NEW: provides Animesh visual parameters support (in the experimental viewer branch) !'''
  
=== Links ===
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''' Links '''
* Website: [http://sldev.free.fr/ The Cool SL Viewer homepage]
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* Website: [http://sldev.free.fr/ The Cool VL Viewer homepage]
* Message board: [http://sldev.free.fr/forum/ Cool SL Viewer forum]
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* Message board: [http://sldev.free.fr/forum/ Cool VL Viewer forum]
* Linux viewer: see the [http://sldev.free.fr/ The Cool SL Viewer homepage] for files and installation instructions.
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* Linux viewer: see the [http://sldev.free.fr/index.php?page=download download section on the Cool VL Viewer homepage] for files and installation instructions.
* Windows viewer: see the [http://sldev.free.fr/ The Cool SL Viewer homepage] for files and installation instructions.
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* Windows viewer: see the [http://sldev.free.fr/index.php?page=download download section on the Cool VL Viewer homepage] for files and installation instructions.
* MacOS X viewer: [http://hyangreflections.blogspot.com/ See Hyang Zhao's site] for files and instructions.
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* MacOS X viewer: see the [http://sldev.free.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14 MacOS-X Announcement forum] for files and instructions.
* Source code: The standard Linden codebase is used, with the addition of the patches listed and linked to on the homepage.
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* Source code: see the [http://sldev.free.fr/index.php?page=download download section on the Cool VL Viewer homepage].
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* Screen shots: [http://sldev.free.fr/index.php?page=features Key features and screen shots]
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
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''' Version and timestamp '''
  
* Version : i686 1.19.0.5 CoolRelease 67 (stable viewer with legacy renderer)
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* Current stable version: 1.26.22.63 Date: 2019-10-12
* Date : 2009/08/18
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* Current experimental version: 1.26.23.16 Date: 2019-10-12
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* Status: Active.
  
* Version : i686 1.23.4.0 CoolRelease 9 (stable viewer with Windlight renderer)
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[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
* Date : 2009/08/18
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* Status : All Active
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== Greenlife Emerald Viewer ==
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=== Hippo OpenSim Viewer ===
  
=== Description ===
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''' Description'''
  
This is a homebrewn viewer which adds new functionality to the viewer with the intent of easing the users interaction with the environment. It's developed by multiple people. Versions for Windows and Mac are released, an internal Linux version exists as well.
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The Hippo OpenSim Viewer is a modified Second Life viewer, targeted at OpenSim users. It allows building up to a height of 10,000 meters, scaling prims up to 256 x 256 x 256 meters and other exciting features. More specific OpenSim features are under development.
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The last developer blog commented: Releasing Hippo OpenSim Viewer Version 0.6.3. This release adds a Windows uninstaller and small changes to comply to the Linden Lab Policy on Third-Party Viewers.
  
=== Extra Features ===
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''' Availability '''
*Optional "Proprietary Pack"
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Is currently available for Linux and Windows.
**Enables Voice in world
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**Proprietary technologies that increase speed
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* Avatar Scanner
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** Full sim range (detects over 1M in the air)
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** Shows name, age, payment info, current activity.
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** Land and estate commands for ejecting/banning multiple avatars at once
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** Buttons to open profile, IM, teleport to or track selected avatars
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** Ability to chat radar info (keys) to boost lsl radars
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** Ability to display chat notifications for entering sim, exiting sim, entering chat range, exiting chat range, entering draw distance and exiting draw distance respectively.
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* RLV API Implementation (off by default)
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* Different login page
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* Ability to open and display the owner and location of objects that IM you
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* Teleport to positions by double clicking
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* Option to disabling progress screens (teleport, login, and logout respectively)
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* Clothing layer protection (prevents sending of individual clothing textures to other clients, ensuring they can't copy the clothing)
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* Customizeable IM Autoreponse system, including giving inventory in the response
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* Fly can be set to always enabled, even with Admin menu closed
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* Can turn your avatar 'visually phantom'
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* Allows ground sit anywhere
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* Can enable the attaching of objects in inventory by double-click
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* Can block object sit-on-click
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* Chatbar as a command line for rezzing platforms, teleporting to coordinates or sims, or teleporting to particular heights.
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* Various crash fixes
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* Free uploading of "temporary" textures (sim-local and disappear on relog)
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* Notification when a friendship ends
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* Detection of cooperating alternative viewers
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* Shows object last owner in build floater
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* Scripts are compiled to mono by default in agent inventory
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* Inventory is fetched in background immediately on login
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* Group info can be accessed in about land, even if group is not deeded
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* Profiles show agent key
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* More minimap dot colors, blue for lindens, grey for muted, and purple for friended lindens
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* Build Floater Enhancements
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** More object choices (from the drop down that lets you change a cube to a sphere)
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** More precision information (5 decimal points)
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** Ability to set all prim parameters without changing shape (easy prim torture)
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** Ability to easily change skulpt stitching
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** Can set transparency to 100%
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** Can set texture repeats above 100
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* Can turn off the typing sound
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* Teleport History Floater
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* Animation Info Floater
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** Shows you all current animations being played on your avatar
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** Allows you to stop, or revoke permissions of animations you do not want
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** Ability to detect owner of the animations being played, as well as their name
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* Included the 1.23 Bulk Permissions Setting
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* Option to block the 1 click auto sit
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* New custom skin
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=== Links ===
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''' Links '''
* Website: http://www.modularsystems.sl
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* Website: http://mjm-labs.com/viewer/
* Direct download link: http://tinyurl.com/lv25db or http://code.google.com/p/greenlifeemeraldviewer/downloads/list
+
* Source code: http://tinyurl.com/lv25db or http://code.google.com/p/greenlifeemeraldviewer/source/checkout
+
* Easy to remember URLs: http://bit.ly/GreenLife http://bit.ly/Emerald
+
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
''' Version and timestamp '''
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* Version: 0.6.3
 +
* Platforms:
 +
** Binary available for Windows and Linux
 +
** Source available (unspecified)
 +
* Date: April 24, 2010
 +
* Status: Discontinued, website offline.
  
* Version : 1.23.4.577 <!-- Not sure about this data(Win: 1.22.11.112ts, Mac: 1.22.11.112, Lin: 1.22.11.112ts), based on Second Life Open Source 1.23.4 -->
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[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
* Date : 08/16/2009
+
* Status : Active + updated
+
  
&nbsp;
+
=== Meerkat ===
&nbsp;
+
  
== Imprudence ==
+
''' Goals '''
=== Usability, Stability, Flexibility ===
+
 
+
The Second Life Viewer suffers from a stifling atmosphere of non-change. This atmosphere emanates from Linden Lab, whose attitudes and policies discourage all but the smallest and most superficial improvements. This is the result of the nature of Linden Lab as a corporation, thus rendering Linden Lab ineffectual at dealing with the fundamental usability problems that plague the Viewer.
+
 
+
=== Description ===
+
 
+
The primary goal of Imprudence is simple: to greatly improve the usability of the Viewer. In particular, there are 3 aspects of usability that we intend to address:
+
 
+
* Approachability. Improving comfort and ease of use, especially for new or non-technical users.
+
* Efficiency. Improving speed and ease of common tasks and workflows.
+
* Satisfaction. Improving the emotional effect of the software on the user.
+
 
+
This is not to minimize other aspects of usability, such as reliability, accessibility, or internationalization/localization. We recognize their importance, but lack the expertise to properly address them. We welcome people with such expertise to join the project and help.
+
 
+
Enhancing the flexibility of the viewer makes all other goals easier to achieve, and hence is a generic target.  Client-side scripting is being investigated as an enabling technology in this area.
+
 
+
Note: This viewer is fully GPL compatible, so the Imprudence Project cannot ship the SLVoice module and its associated files.  These can be added back from the official client for those needing voice.  Check the Imprudence Project wiki for instructions.
+
 
+
=== Extra Features ===
+
 
+
* Hidden prim parameters are exposed - you can slice/dimple boxes, pyramids, and other non-spherical prims.
+
* Stability patches by Nicholaz.
+
* Invite button in the Groups list, Teleport button in the IM window.
+
* Inventory quickfilter and worn tab.
+
* Build window math.
+
* Many other usability improvements.
+
* Full comparison vs. SL 1.21.6: http://imprudenceviewer.org/wiki/Release_Notes
+
* Socket-connected plugins for [http://imprudenceviewer.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=79&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=40#p669 language-agnostic client-side scripting] are in the planning phase.
+
 
+
=== Links ===
+
* Website: http://imprudenceviewer.org/
+
* Download: http://imprudenceviewer.org/wiki/Downloads
+
* The Imprudence Manifesto: http://imprudenceviewer.org/wiki/Manifesto
+
 
+
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
* Version : 1.1.0
+
* Date : 06/07/2009
+
* Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac
+
* Status : Active
+
 
+
&nbsp;
+
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+
&nbsp;
+
 
+
== Marine Edition ==
+
 
+
=== Description ===
+
 
+
This viewer, codename "'''RestrainedLife'''" is an attempt at enhancing the experience of people who practice BDSM in Second Life. It is used jointly with simple scripts made to use its features in-world, such as making an attached object undetachable, preventing chat and such. An '''API''' (Application Programming Interface, a text file) is provided so that every content creator can create their own scripts to interface their own items to the viewer and use its features.
+
 
+
=== Extra Features ===
+
* Attachments can be made undetachable
+
* Chat and IM prevention on demand, with exceptions if needed
+
* Teleport and sit-tp prevention on demand, with exceptions if needed
+
* Editing and Rezzing prevention on demand
+
* Adding/Removing clothes on demand, + force remove clothes and force remove unlocked attachments
+
* Force sit and prevent stand up (even after a relog) on demand
+
* Manual (by IM) and automatic (by script) version checking
+
* Force attach objects and outfits
+
* API for content creators
+
* And more...
+
 
+
=== Links ===
+
* Website: [http://realrestraint.blogspot.com/ Marine Kelley's blog on Blogspot]
+
* Direct download link to the Windows viewer: [http://www.erestraint.com/realrestraint Download for Windows] (Executable and readme)
+
* Direct download link to the MacOS X viewer: [http://www.erestraint.com/realrestraint Download for MacOS X] (Executable and readme, courtesy of Mo Noel)
+
* Direct download link to the Linux viewer: [http://www.erestraint.com/realrestraint Download for Linux] (Executable and readme, courtesy of Loom Kish)
+
* Source code and text API : [http://www.erestraint.com/realrestraint Download] (Text files)
+
* API as a wiki page : [[LSL Protocol/RestrainedLifeAPI|API]] (Wiki format)
+
* Specification to interface cages and furnitures with the viewer through the use of a relay : [[LSL Protocol/Restrained Life Relay Specs|Relay Specs]] (Wiki format)
+
 
+
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
 
+
* Version : 1.16.1 , compiled on SL official viewer 1.22.11
+
* Date : 13/03/2009
+
* Status : Active
+
 
+
&nbsp;
+
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+
&nbsp;
+
 
+
== Meerkat ==
+
 
+
=== Goals ===
+
  
 
* To create a fully GPL viewer (no proprietary dependencies)
 
* To create a fully GPL viewer (no proprietary dependencies)
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* To implement a loosely coupled cross-grid functionality that requires no central authentication authority.
 
* To implement a loosely coupled cross-grid functionality that requires no central authentication authority.
  
=== Extra Features ===
+
''' Extra Features '''
 
* Log out and back in without quitting
 
* Log out and back in without quitting
 
* Loosely coupled intergrid teleport -- In Process
 
* Loosely coupled intergrid teleport -- In Process
 
* Most of the other changes common to third party viewers
 
* Most of the other changes common to third party viewers
  
=== Links ===
+
''' Links '''
* Website: [http://www.meerkatviewer.org/ Meerkat Viewer]
+
* <del>Website: [http://www.meerkatviewer.org/ Meerkat Viewer]</del> (note: the Meerkat site is down)
* Direct download link: [http://files.meerkatviewer.org/Meerkat-win-i686-8.9.0.0.zip Download versions of this viewer]  
+
* Direct download link: [http://code.google.com/p/meerkat-viewer/downloads/list Download versions of this viewer]
* Source code: svn co http://svn.meerkatviewer.org/svn/trunk/ meerkat
+
* Source code: svn checkout http://meerkat-viewer.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ meerkat
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
''' Version and timestamp '''
 +
* Version : 0.2.x
 +
* Date : September 6, 2009
 +
* Status : Discontinued, website offline. Source and binary downloads still available on google code (see above).
  
* Date : 010/2008
+
[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
* Status : Active, but On-Hold Due to Funding Issues
+
  
&nbsp;
+
=== Nicholaz Edition ===
&nbsp;
+
&nbsp;
+
  
 +
''' Description '''
  
 +
These are Windows viewer based on SL builds with a focus on stability, usability and performance (see [http://www.blueflash.cc/users/nicholaz/EyeCandy/!!Installation.txt Installation.txt] for homebrew disclaimer). Mac and Linux variants are available through other open sourcers (links on the website).
  
== MonoVida Studio ==
+
''' Extra Features '''
 +
* Improved stability.
 +
* Lower memory footprint.
 +
* GUI redesigns.
 +
* Workarounds for common annoyances. (Group IM Filtering, "Release Key" button, etc.)
 +
* see [http://nicholaz-beresford.blogspot.com/2008/05/version-overview.html this entry] for an overview of different versions.
  
"Your Viewer; Your Imagination"
+
''' Links '''
 +
* Website: [http://nicholaz-beresford.blogspot.com/ Nicholaz Beresford on Blogspot]
 +
* Direct download link: [http://www.blueflash.cc/users/nicholaz Download versions of this viewer]
 +
* Source code: Look at the [http://www.blueflash.cc/users/nicholaz download site] for the source-xxx-zip files in the respective folders and see the readme.txt inside the archives
  
=== Description ===
+
''' Version and timestamp '''
MonoVida Studio is like an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_development_environment IDE] to virtual reality and your imagination. While it may seem like what was the regular Second Life viewer with its UI guts torn out and surgically replaced, it uses LL's code to render a scene and network with the grid as you expect, and everything else is the Studio, which constitutes your viewer. MonoVida Studio is built with .Net/Mono and Snowglobe, so you gain all those powerful development tools. Several namespaces exist, with widgets, gadgets, and classes, to help you build your desired component, your custom UI, and maybe your custom AI.
+
  
This visual, entitle [http://mono.dzonux.net/file/Your%20Viewer%20Your%20Imagination.png "Your Viewer; Your Imagination"], shows the different layers involved as the derived code is sliced into components, which are then integrated with G-Objects, which then is usable from various different languages.
+
* Date: September 7, 2009
 +
* Status: Discontinued
  
=== Features ===
+
[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
  
* Uses omvviewer as an upstream source for GPL goals.
+
=== Onrez Viewer ===
* Purely based on Gnome (Gtk) (in source, llwindow/* has been removed, see also: [http://jira.dzonux.net:8080/browse/MVS-1 MVS-1])
+
* Universal/Metaversal object hierarchies. See here for further explanation: [http://jira.dzonux.net:8080/browse/MVS-32 MVS-32]
+
* Total rewrite of the UI (in progress): [http://jira.dzonux.net:8080/browse/MVS-2 MVS-2] (llui)
+
** And, rewrite of all Viewer Panels: [http://jira.dzonux.net:8080/browse/MVS-6 MVS-6]
+
** Like, the Communication Panels: [http://jira.dzonux.net:8080/browse/MVS-25 MVS-25]
+
*** They can be overlaid or detached from the main view.
+
* Skins: Several hundred skin themes available to choose from:
+
** Download & Install them: [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Environment/Themes Softpedia's List of Gtk-Themes]
+
* Complete power of .NET/Mono
+
* Snowglobe DLL: The base code derived from LL's viewer made into a dynamically shared library.
+
** [http://library.gnome.org/devel/gobject/stable/pr01.html G-Objects] are used to export the API.
+
* Snowglobe-Sharp: The C# to Snowglobe DLL bridge
+
* Screenshots (of themes and work in progress): [http://mono.dzonux.net/file/MonoVida-20090521.png #1] [http://mono.dzonux.net/file/MonoVida-20090619a.png #2] [http://mono.dzonux.net/file/MonoVida-20090701a.png #3]
+
  
=== Links ===
+
''' Description '''
* Website & Source code: [http://jira.dzonux.net:8080/browse/MVS Project page & source details]
+
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
The Onrez viewer was made by the Onrez company in connection with a Second Life themed story on the high tech forensics based TV show "CSI: New York".
  
* Date : 21/June/2009
+
''' Extra Features '''
* Version : (Front-end) Alpha, (Back-end) Snowglobe 0.8 (1.22.11)
+
* A back and history button for teleports
* Status : Active
+
* In-viewer web browsing.
  
&nbsp;
+
''' Comment '''
&nbsp;
+
The source code for this viewer is closed source.
&nbsp;
+
  
 +
''' Version and timestamp '''
 +
* Status : Discontinued, download no longer available.
  
== Nicholaz Edition ==
+
[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
  
=== Description ===
+
=== Rainbow Viewer / Cool Viewer ===
  
These are Windows viewer based on SL builds with a focus on stability, usability and performance (see [http://www.blueflash.cc/users/nicholaz/EyeCandy/!!Installation.txt Installation.txt] for homebrew disclaimer).  Mac and Linux variants are available through other open sourcers (links on the website).
+
''' Description '''
  
=== Extra Features ===
+
Based on the offical SecondLife sourcecode licensed under GPL2, this speedy Metaverse Client can connect you to a huge variety of exciting Virtual Worlds! It incorporates a lot of improved, new, up- and backported features and fixes that make the fast and rock stable RV/CV the client of choice for many users.
* Improved stability
+
* Lower memory footprint
+
* GUI redesigns
+
* Workarounds for common annoyances (Group IM Filtering, "Release Key" button, etc.)
+
* see [http://nicholaz-beresford.blogspot.com/2008/05/version-overview.html this entry] for an overview of different versions
+
  
=== Links ===
+
This viewer includes many patches and changes from a lot of different people and sources which I am very grateful to be able to use. Credits are given to everyone I know, in case I missed someone I sincerely apologize.
* Website: [http://nicholaz-beresford.blogspot.com/ Nicholaz Beresford on Blogspot]
+
* Direct download link: [http://www.blueflash.cc/users/nicholaz Download versions of this viewer]
+
* Source code: Look at the [http://www.blueflash.cc/users/nicholaz download site] for the source-xxx-zip files in the respective folders and see the readme.txt inside the archives
+
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
 
  
* Date : 09/07/2009
+
'''Rainbow / Cool are TPV compliant.'''
* Status : Mostly discontinued - only occasional fixes
+
  
  
 +
Thanks to Henri Beauchamp who laid the foundation for this viewer with his Cool SL Viewer. Special thanks to Winter Ventura for the Cool Viewer logo and Jacek Antonelli and Peter Stindberg for the Rainbow Viewer logo :). And to all the others who helped and supported me, especially the people involved and behind Imprudence!
  
  
== Onrez Viewer ==
+
''' Some incomprehensive list of features '''
  
=== Description ===
+
A major improvement is an up-to-date OpenGL implementation that especially helps users plagued by ATI's Catalyst drivers but also leads to measurable improvements of overall graphics performance by 30...100% compared to the official viewer; depending on your system. Rainbow Viewer features the current user interface whereas Cool Viewer spots the leaner cleaner and more configurable legacy UI. It's all about choice :).
  
The Onrez viewer was made by the Onrez company in connection with a Second Life themed story on the high tech forensics based TV show "CSI: New York".
+
* New 1.22.12.0 code baseline
 +
* CV's legacy User interface with a clean, simple and userfriendly layout or Rainbow Viewers current official UI, you choose!
 +
* Improved Graphics rendering, especially for ATI users (measured > 1/3 faster than the official viewer)
 +
* Alpha and Tattoo Layer support from Second Life Viewer 2.x
 +
* Updated tested list of Virtual World grids
 +
* Marine Kelley's RestrainedLove (off per default)
 +
* Full Adult Compliance
 +
* Redesigned and "up-ported" search functionality, probably the best search in any viewer nowadays
 +
* Enhanced Breast Physics
 +
* Temporary texture and animation upload
 +
* Better inventory search for content, description and creator
 +
* Low lag radar and AV management tools
 +
* Viewer skinning
 +
* Object and Shape export/import, limited to creator
 +
* Bulk permission editing
 +
* Last owner display to track content theft
 +
* "Worn" tab in inventory
 +
* Double click to wear attachments
 +
* Enhanced building tools
 +
* Flexible Sculpties
 +
* Large Prims (currently only for Opensim grids due to SL limitations)
 +
* Maximized Network Bandwidth
 +
* Flexible Grid selection at login for SL and all OpenSims
 +
* Teleport History and speedy doubleclick teleport
 +
* Avatar UUID in profiles
 +
* Features tab in Preferences for easy switching of features
 +
* Optimized latest OpenJPEG 1.3
 +
* A large number of other goodies and stability fixes that improve your overall experience. Please check the [http://code.google.com/p/coolviewer/wiki/ReleaseNotes Release Notes] for details.
  
=== Extra Features ===
 
* A back and history button for teleports
 
* In-viewer web browsing.
 
  
=== Links ===
+
''' Links '''
* http://viewer.onrez.com for the download
+
* Website: [http://my.opera.com/boylane Rainbow Viewers for Virtual Worlds]
 +
* Direct download link: [http://coolviewer.googlecode.com Binary versions on Google Code]
 +
* Source code: [http://github.com/boy Sources on Github]
  
=== Comment ===
 
The source code for this viewer is closed source.
 
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
''' Version and timestamp '''
* Status : Discontinued ?
+
  
&nbsp;
+
* Rainbow Viewer 1.22.12 R7
&nbsp;
+
* Rainbow Viewer Cool Edition (Cool Viewer) 1.22.12 R13
 +
* Rainbow Viewer Netbook Edition Version 1.2 (speedy pre-Windlight 1.19.0.5)
 +
* Date: July 10, 2011
 +
* Status: Active
  
== Rainbow Viewer / Cool Viewer ==
+
[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
  
=== Description ===
+
=== RealXtend Edition ===
  
Originally based on Henri Beauchamp's "Cool SL Viewer" both the Rainbow Viewer and Cool Viewer emerged as forks in reaction to avoid trademark infringement of the "SL" brand. Although similar in features they are not identical with Henri's viewer. A major improvement is an up-to-date OpenGL implementation that especially helps users plagued by ATI's Catalyst drivers but also leads to measurable improvements of overall graphics performance by 30...100% compared to the official viewer; depending on your system. Rainbow Viewer features the current user interface whereas Cool Viewer spots the leaner cleaner and more configurable legacy UI. It's all about choice :).
+
''' Description '''
  
Available in versions for Windows and Linux (thanks Balp!).
+
The realXtend viewer is a heavily modified version of the Linden Lab's Second Life client by a partnership of two Finnish companies, ADMINO technologies and LudoCraft.
  
=== Extra Features ===
+
The successor to the realXtend viewer is Naali (release 0.4.0 on 21st January 2011, download from http://code.google.com/p/realxtend-naali/downloads/list).
* CV's legacy User interface with a clean, simple and userfriendly layout or Rainbow Viewers current official UI, you choose!
+
* Improved Graphics rendering, especially for ATI users (measured >1/3 faster than the official viewer)
+
* Marine Kelley's RestrainedLife (off per default)
+
* Bulk permission editing
+
* "Worn" tab in inventory
+
* Double click to wear attachments
+
* Enhanced building tools
+
* Flexible Sculpties
+
* Large Prims (currently only for Opensim grids due to SL limitations)
+
* Maximized Network Bandwidth
+
* Flexible Grid selection at login for SL and all OpenSims
+
* Teleport History
+
* Avatar UUID in profiles
+
* Cool Features in Preferences for easy switching of features
+
...and a large number of other goodies and stability fixes that improve your overall experience. Too many to mention here :). Please check the [http://coolviewer.googlecode.com/files/releasenotes.txt Release Notes] for details.
+
  
=== Links ===
+
'''Extra Features '''
* Website: [http://my.opera.com/boylane Cool Viewers for Virtual Worlds]
+
    * Second life compatibility mode for use in SL and Opensim worlds
* Direct download link: [http://coolviewer.googlecode.com Binary versions and Sources on Google Code]
+
    * Teleports between realXtend and Secondlife
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
''' Links '''
 +
* Website: http://www.realxtend.org/
 +
* Direct download link: http://www.realxtend.org/downloads.html
 +
* Source code: http://sourceforge.net/projects/realxtendviewer/
  
* Versions : RV: 1.22.11.0 R2, CV: 1.19.0.5 R59 / 1.22.11.0 R9
+
''' Version and timestamp '''
 +
* Version: 0.4.2
 +
* Date: September 24, 2009
 +
* Status: Discontinued, replaced by Naali.
  
* Date : 03/06/2009
 
* Status : Active
 
  
&nbsp;
+
[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
&nbsp;
+
  
== RealXtend Edition ==
+
=== Combat Cubed ===
  
=== Description ===
+
''' Description '''
  
The realXtend viewer is a heavily modified version of the Linden Lab's Second Life client by a partnership of two Finnish companies, ADMINO technologies and LudoCraft.
+
This client is aimed mostly at the SL Military, but sports quite a few interesting improvements that make it worth taking a look at.
  
=== Extra Features ===
+
''Originally known as Vertical Life.''
    * Second life compatibility mode for use in SL and Opensim worlds
+
    * Teleports between realXtend and Secondlife
+
  
=== Links ===
+
''' Major Features '''
* Website: [http://www.realxtend.org/]
+
* Enhanced Look & Feel, for example flexible camera movement
* Direct download link: http://www.realxtend.org/downloads.html
+
* Prototype Script API, secure and parallel
* Source code: http://sourceforge.net/projects/realxtendviewer/
+
* Slimmed down for FPS combat
 +
* Identification, Friend versus Foe, mostly under the hood now but soon exposed
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
''' Links '''
* Version : 0.3
+
* Splash: http://bit.ly/cXOcDX
* Date : 07/28/2008
+
* Status : Active
+
  
 +
''' Version and timestamp '''
  
 +
* Version: 1.0
 +
* Date: June 16, 2010
 +
* Status: Active
  
== omvviewer ==
+
[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
  
=== Goals ===
+
=== TEKSTUFF Viewers ===
  
* To create a fully GPL viewer (no proprietary dependencies)
+
''' Description '''
* To enable easy building of the source code on various Linux distros including 64 bit distros
+
* To Get the viewer packaged with in Linux Distros
+
  
=== Packages available (32 and 64 bit) ===
+
The TEKSTUFF viewers are created to enable Youtube movies on TEKSTUFF media screens inside Second Life. The TEKSTUFF viewers are slight modifications of already available viewers like the regular SL 1.23.5 viewer and the Emerald 1634 viewer. Apart from that, the Emerald based viewer is fixed so it can be used in Opensim grids as well.
* Debian Lenny
+
* Ubuntu Intrepid
+
* Arch
+
* Gentoo
+
  
=== Extra Features ===
+
''' Links '''
Various extra features found in other viewers, UI changes are kept to a bare minimum as this is a packaging project not a code base fork. Stability fixes are given high priority.
+
* Web presence: http://www.tekstuff.net/
  
=== Links ===
+
''' TODO '''
* Website: [http://omvviewer.byteme.org.uk/ Project page]
+
* Source code: [http://omvviewer.byteme.org.uk/source.shtml Source details]
+
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
* Make a Linux viewer
 +
* Make a Mac OS viewer
  
* Date : 27/March/2009
+
''' Major Features '''
* Version : 1.22.11
+
* All the functionality of the viewer it was based upon (Linden Lab 1.23.5 or Emerald 1634)
* Status : Active
+
* Will allow you to view Youtube movies on TEKSTUFF media screens
 +
* The Emerald based viewer can also be used in OpenSim grids (texture loading is fixed)
  
  
== Vertical Life Client ==
+
''' Version and timestamp '''
  
=== Description ===
+
* Version: 1.23.5 (Linden Lab & Emerald)
 +
* Date: April 20, 2010
 +
* Status: Discontinued
  
This client is aimed mostly at SL Role Players and SL Military, but sports quite a few interesting improvements that make it worth taking a look at.
+
[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
  
=== Extra Features ===
+
==Text-Only Viewers==
* Space Mode and Defer Sky Rendering; to remove atmosphere and replace with stars.
+
* Ability to easily activate and view who is using look-at and alt-cam.  Useful for seeing who's spying on you or looking up your skirt.
+
* Colored minimap dots -- cool blue for Merczateers, red for enemies of the [[Iron Symphony]], cyan for friends, white for unrendered/unrezzed, and green for others.
+
* No teleport screens.
+
* Render avatar hitbox option.
+
* Forewarning of incoming IMs option (be told if someone is writing an IM before they even send it)
+
* Exclusive 'teleport' features: IM someone or a group, anyone using Vertical Life will receive a drop down allowing them to easily TP you without messing with profile buttons etc.  Also shows up as a right click option on the mini-map or radial menu choice on an avatar right click.
+
* Hover over minimap dots to see name of avatars and their distance from you.
+
* Right click dots on minimap to see options such as "Mass TP" or to view an individual's profile.
+
* Free temporary texture uploads.
+
* Clean UI appearance.
+
* and more!
+
  
=== Links ===
+
===AjaxLife ===
* Website: [http://nexii.ordoimperialis.com/ Vertical Life Client]
+
''' Description '''
* Direct download link: [http://nexii.ordoimperialis.com/client/Vertical%20Life%20v1.5.5%20Setup.exe Windows Version]
+
Browser based Second Life client, created by Katharine Berry. The only web-browser client which made it a lifeline for residents who could not use a full graphical viewer, or who could not download other text-only clients because of limitations such as corporate firewalls.
* Direct download link: [http://nexii.ordoimperialis.com/client/Vertical%20Life%20Source%20v1.5.5%20Setup.exe Source Code]
+
  
=== Version and timestamp ===
+
(No longer working)
  
* Version: 1.5.7
+
''' Links '''
* Date : 2009 July 13
+
* Website: <del>http://ajaxlife.net/</del>
* Status : Discontinued
+
  
&nbsp;
+
''' Version and timestamp '''
&nbsp;
+
* Version: 0.6.1.2
 +
* Date: May 21, 2010
 +
* Platform: Platform-Independant
 +
* Status: Inactive
  
 +
[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
  
=Text Viewers=
+
=== omvviewer-light ===
== METAbolt ==
+
=== Text Based SL Viewer/Reader Edition ===
+
  
=== Description ===
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''' A Text client for the 3D Metaverse '''
  
METAbolt is a non-graphical (text based) viewer/reader. It is light weight and cross grid, which means it will work in Second Life as well as other grids that are based on OpenSIM. METAbolt is Open Source so it's free...it is built ground up using libopensv and it is '''not''' a modified version of the official SL viewer. Currently METAbolt is only available for Windows platforms.
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''' Description '''
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omvviewer-light is a text client for the 3D Metaverse including SecondLife, written from Scratch (but using the libomv library for protocol handling). It's GUI is created in Gtk# which is cross-platform making this the only current Text client that is still active and cross platform. Tested on Linux (32/64 bit) and Windows (not 64-bit windows).
  
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''' Features '''
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To many to list here in detail please see the project page below but in summary, Full inventory control, Full Chat/IM/Group IM's. Object search and interaction. Realtime local maps. Parcel displays. Read and Edit NoteCards and Scripts. View profiles. Friends Lists etc .....
  
METAbolt is ideal if:
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''' Links '''
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* Website: [http://omvviewer-light.byteme.org.uk/ Project page]
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* Source code: [http://omvviewer-light.byteme.org.uk/source.shtml Source details]
  
* the graphical viewers are not allowed at your work place
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''' Version and timestamp '''
* you have a low powered computer that has difficulty running the SL viewer
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* you have a low speed internet connection e.g. dial up/ISDN 
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* you need to run multiple alts at the same time for land security, modelling, group management functions etc
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* you can't or don't want to run the SL viewer all the time but need the ability to stay online for communications or other reasons
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=== Extra Features ===
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* Date: August 25, 2009
Too many to be listed here! Here are just a few:
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* Version: 0.48.0.6
* Ability to mass distribute products, objects, scripts etc
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* Status: Active
* Ability to start multiple instances for different alts from a command and/or batch file
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* Auto log-in upon SL disconnect
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* Built in Machine Translation with 16 language pairs
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* Emoticons on chat & IM. Feature can be switched on/off
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* Land monitor: monitor parcels that are for sale on a SIM
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* Object Manager: Detailed object information & stats
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* (optional) Group Manager plug-in for sending direct group invites
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* Uses extremely low computing power and bandwidth
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* Displays advertising from various partners
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* One-to-One technical support via METAforums
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=== Links ===
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[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
* Website: http://www.metabolt.net/
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* Download: http://www.metabolt.net/download.asp
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=== Version and timestamp ===
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=== Whisper (SlXSLChat) ===
* Version : 0.9.3.1 BETA (at the time this page was prepared)
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* Date : 08/16/2009
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* Platform: Windows Only
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* Status : Active
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''' A light-weight yet feature rich text-only Second Life client '''
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== omvviewer-light ==
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''' Description '''
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Whisper is a text-only Second Life client that comes in two parts. The client is written in Java (so it can run on many platforms). The client connects to a "transport", which is written in C# and uses LibOpenMetaVerse. The idea behind this architecture is that if you don't like the client, you can write your own and not have to worry about implementing the Second Life protocol yourself. The entire project is open source and published under the GPLv3 licence.
  
=== A Text client for the 3D Metaverse ===
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''' Features '''
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* Public chat
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* Instant messaging
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* Group chat
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* Search/join/leave groups
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* Search for avatars
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* Image retrieval
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* Profile retrieval
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* Notifications / popups as you would get in Second Life (e.g. group notices, balance changes, inventory offers)
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* Teleportation (home, to area within current sim, to nearby avatar)
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* Nearby avatar tracking on map of Sim
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* Autopilot navigation to nearby avatars
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* URL highlighting
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* Encrypted traffic between client and transport
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* Transport can be run anywhere, the client connects via TCP/IP
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* Client only sends MD5 hashed password to transport
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* On April 20, 2010, SlXSLChat has rebranded to “Whisper”.
  
=== Description ===
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''' Links '''
omvviewer-light is a text client for the 3D Metaverse including SecondLife, written from Scratch (but using the libomv library for protocol handling). It's GUI is created in Gtk# which is cross-platform making this the only current Text client that is still active and cross platform. Tested on Linux (32/64 bit) and Windows (not 64-bit windows).
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* Website: [http://whisper.slx.cc/ Whisper]
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* SourceForce Project Page: [https://sourceforge.net/projects/slxslchat/ Project Page]
  
=== Features ===
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''' Version and timestamp '''
To many to list here in detail please see the project page below but in summary, Full inventory control, Full Chat/IM/Group IM's. Object search and interaction. Realtime local maps. Parcel displays. Read and Edit NoteCards and Scripts. View profiles. Friends Lists etc .....
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* Date: May 9, 2010
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* Version: 1.3
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* Status: Active
  
=== Links ===
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[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
* Website: [http://omvviewer-light.byteme.org.uk/ Project page]
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* Source code: [http://omvviewer-light.byteme.org.uk/source.shtml Source details]
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=== Version and timestamp ===
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=== SLeek ===
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First text only viewer ever, mentioned for completeness, not actively maintained anymore. MetaBolt is based on SLeek.
  
* Date : 27/March/2009
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[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
* Version : 0.47
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* Status : Active
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== SLiteChat ==
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=== SLiteChat ===
  
=== A Lite IM/Chat Text-only Client for Second Life ===
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''' A Lite IM/Chat Text-only Client for Second Life '''
  
=== Description ===
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''' Description '''
SLiteChat (pronounced "slight-chat") is a completely open source text-only IM/chat client for use with Second Life. Use it to talk to your friends without having to load up all of those heavy graphic goodies. Useful for those at work times. :-)
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SLiteChat (pronounced "slight-chat") is a completely open source text-only IM/chat client for use with Second Life. Use it to talk to your friends without having to load up all of those heavy graphic goodies. Useful for those at work times.
  
=== Features ===
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''' Features '''
 
* Communicate in-world with people on your friends list. Full adding/removing and search for Residents supported.
 
* Communicate in-world with people on your friends list. Full adding/removing and search for Residents supported.
 
* Group chat is supported (however at this writing you cannot leave a group or search for to join).
 
* Group chat is supported (however at this writing you cannot leave a group or search for to join).
 
* Local chat and IM history is supported.
 
* Local chat and IM history is supported.
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* Can log into other grids.
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''' Links '''
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* Website: [http://www.slitechat.org/ Project page]
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* Source code: [http://www.slitechat.org/download/ Source details]
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[[#Other Third Party Viewers|[Back to the list]]]
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=== MetaPay for iPhone and iPod Touch ===
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''' Send L$ with a simple to use and free iPhone App. '''
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''' Description '''
  
=== Links ===
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MetaPay is a simple and fun way to send Linden Dollars from your iPhone and iPod touch for FREE! Out with friends and want to pay your part of the tab but have no cash? Use MetaPay to send L$ to your friends in Second Life® instead. Or use it to send L$ for any in-world use without firing up the full Second Life® client.
* Website: [http://slitechat.dooglio.net/ Project page]
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* Source code: [http://slitechat.dooglio.net/download/ Source details]
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=== Version and timestamp ===
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''' Links '''
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* Free in the AppStore: [http://bit.ly/metapay Open in iTunes]
  
* Date : 24/07/2009
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* Version : 1.4.0
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* Status : Active
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Latest revision as of 00:07, 13 October 2019

Linden Lab Viewers

The following viewer is available on the official Downloads page:

Second Life Viewer (a.k.a. the official Viewer, regular Viewer, official viewer etc.)

Official Alternate Viewers

When Linden Lab viewer projects are nearing release they will often initially release a Project Viewer, and subsequently a Release Candidate Viewer (marked as 'Release') as they are nearing formal release. Occasionally a Beta Viewer may also be released for a particular project.

Linden Lab Official:Alternate Viewers
All the various official alternate viewers are listed here.
Development Viewer
Features and fixes that are still warm from the creative fires of development.

Old Releases

The Release Notes pages for many past versions contain links to the corresponding downloads. Note that some of these may be blocked from accessing the Second Life Grid because of their lack of support for new features.

KBwarning.png Warning: Past Viewer versions might have known security issues, can be partially or fully incompatible to current server versions and obviously will be lacking newer features. Use them at your own risk.

Third Party Directory Viewers

KBwarning.png Warning: The viewers listed here are not developed nor distributed by Linden Lab. Being listed here means only that the developers of the viewer have represented that they comply with the Policy on Third-Party Viewers and the Second Life Terms of Service. You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to use and share information with them.


Using third party viewers

You may connect to Second Life using software released by a third-party developer. Linden Lab provides a Policy on Third-Party Viewers to promote a positive and predictable experience for all Second Life Residents. Beware of third-party viewers that are not in the Viewer Directory: they have either declined to self-certify their compliance with Linden Lab policies or been refused for noncompliance with the policies.

Active Full Viewers

These viewers are projects that are updated regularly to track new developments in the Linden Lab viewer, and implement a full graphical environment.

Viewer Description Platforms
Alchemy Alchemy An experimental Second Life™ viewer striving to be at the forefront of stability, performance, and technological advancement in the open-source metaverse viewer field. WindowsMacOSLinux


Black Dragon Black Dragon
KBcaution.png   Uses non-standard and misleading values for avatar complexity

The primary goal of Black Dragon is to enhance and refine the visuals of Second Life as well as having unique design approaches and features.

Windows


Firestorm Firestorm The next generation viewer from The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Firestorm is based on the LL V3 LGPL code and offers extensive interface customizability including V1 skin options, feature and option rich with 24/7 support. WindowsMacOSLinux


Kokua Kokua Kokua is an open source viewer for Second Life. WindowsMacOSLinuxLinux 64bit


Catznip Catznip Catznip aims to refine and reinvent your window into Second Life. Our focus is stability, usability, privacy and plenty of new original home grown features. It's about taking a fresh look at things and attempting to do them better. WindowsLinux


 Restrained Love The RLV enhances your experience when you use it in conjunction with RLV-compatible objects, which are able to restrict the user from detaching items, receiving IMs, hearing chat, teleporting etc. WindowsMacOS


Singularity Singularity Singularity strives to combine the beloved look and feel of Viewer 1.23 with the latest and greatest of available technology, and to stay compatible with future Second Life changes and features. WindowsLinux


Subset Viewers

These viewers omit some aspects of the full viewer functionality.

Viewer Description Platforms
Radegast Radegast Light-weight feature rich non-graphical client, ideal for situations where full 3D rendering client is less than ideal option, for instance, an office environment, running on low performance computers and similar. WindowsMacOSLinux


MetaChat MetaChat iOS - TEXT ONLY - Second Life® client. iPhone


Mobile Grid Client Mobile Grid Client Second Life and Open Simulator messaging client for all Android powered devices. Android


GroupTools GroupTools GroupTools is a lightweight viewer (Text only) that includes features to easier deal with SecondLife group activities such as sending notices and IM's. While GroupTools main focus is group activities, a few other features are available as well. Windows


For developers: how to apply to list a viewer in this directory

  1. Your Second Life accounts must be in good standing, must not be suspended, and must not have been permanently banned or terminated.
  2. You must have valid payment information on file with us or have been age verified by us.
  3. Review our Policy on Third-Party Viewers and the Second Life Terms of Service.
  4. Make sure you and your third-party viewer are in compliance with our policies.
  5. Open an Application Issue in the Third Party Viewer section of Jira and submit it.


Reporting policy violations

If you believe that you have direct evidence that any third party viewer (whether listed in the Third Party Viewer Directory or not) may be in violation of the Second Life Terms of Service or the Policy on Third Party Viewers, you can file a violation report to be investigated.



Other Third Party Viewers

KBcaution.png Important: The following viewers have either not applied for or have been denied listings in the Third Party Viewer Directory.

Whether or not a viewer developer chooses to self-certify by applying for listing in the directory, all viewers connecting to Second Life must comply with the Policy on Third-Party Viewers; listing in the directory is not a requirement.

Note to authors: If you make a viewer available make sure to include platform, version numbers and dates.

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Name Type First release Latest Release Status W [1] M [1] L [1] i [1]
#AjaxLife Text 2008-09-15 Inactive X X X X
#Cool VL Viewer Graphic 2007-11-16 2019-10-12 Active X X X
#Combat Cubed Graphic 2010-06-16 Inactive X
#Hippo OpenSim Viewer Graphic 2010-04-24 Inactive X X
#MetaPay for iPhone and iPod Touch Text X
#Milk Release Client Graphic 2010-01-20 Inactive X X
#omvviewer-light Text 2009-08-25 Retired X X
#Rainbow Viewer / Cool Viewer Graphic 2011-07-10 Inactive X X X
#RealXtend Edition Graphic 2008-07-28 Inactive X
#SLiteChat Text 2011-04-21 Inactive X X X
#TEKSTUFF Viewers Graphic 2010-04-20  ? X
#Whisper (SlXSLChat) Text 2010-05-09  ? X X X
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "X": Available with binary distribution

Graphical Viewers

Cool VL Viewer

Description

This viewer was created and is maintained by Henri Beauchamp (This viewer was formerly known as the "Cool SL Viewer" and its first public release was v1.18.4.3, released on 2007-11-16). It combines elements of several of the other viewers, as well as extra features, bug fixes and extra patches, all very carefully tested.

It puts emphasis on high UI coherency from one version to the other (meaning no bad surprise for "old timers") while staying in sync with Linden Lab's official viewer features, high stability and reliability, and a high reactivity to new patches and bug fixes provided by the Open Source community.

The Cool VL Viewer is TPV policy compliant. Please see its TPV TOS.

Extra Features

  • Reverses many of the unpopular interface changes, restoring separate friends and groups floaters and reinstating the packet loss and bandwidth indicators, the old toolbar and buttons layouts, the old/normal commands layout in the pie menus, the "All(old)" search tab, the old style (name-sortable) "Groups" search tab, the "Fly" button in the movement controls floater, and optionally reinstating the old, more visible, status bar icons and/or tracking dots in the mini-map, and the old chat history floater (without chat input line). Also fixes some UI regressions (missing buttons in some floaters, or visited landmarks tracking in inventory for example).
  • Implements the "RestrainedLove" API (formerly known as "RestrainedLife"), based on Marine Kelley's reference patch (switchable and disabled by default).
  • Allows to configure the date and time formats to match your locale or personal preferences (including with optional seconds for chat and IM timestamps).
  • Allows to wear/remove attachments and clothing items on double-click in inventory.
  • Allows to optionally prevent notifications to show and be logged in the main chat.
  • Allows to disable typing sounds.
  • MUD/MUSH/MUCK/MUX style "poses" (i.e. you can type ":" instead of "/me " to emote), and OOC double parenthesis auto-close (i.e. you can type: "((phone, BRB" and it will show as "((phone, BRB))").
  • Allows to hide the "Master volume" when not needed in the panel overlay.
  • Allows to build large prims (up to 256m in any or all dimensions) on OpenSim (not on SL, because of server-side limitations).
  • Improved friends list floater (with info about what your friends allow you to see: tehri online status and/or their position on the map).
  • Improved build tools floater (smaller increments in several parameters, extra "slice" parameter for some prims, transparency up to 100%, check box toggle for drag distance limit, adjustable number of decimals in Object tab for the position/size/rotation parameters, "Align" tool). Also allows to set the "invisible" texture from the texture picker (for invisi-prims).
  • Improved texture preview floater (with aspect ratio combo).
  • Improved notecard floater (with Edit menu and Search/replace feature).
  • Improved mini-map with panning, larger zooming range, specific symbol for avatars above 1024m (work around for a limitation of current server and viewer versions), etc...
  • Improved beacons: can filter beacons based on owner (you, others or anyone), can highlight attachments, can dissociate non-object sound sources, can keep beacons "always on" even when the beacons floater is closed.
  • Allows to export and import objects you own and created as XML files (for backup and restore purpose, or to transfer objects from one grid to another).
  • Allows to connect to all existing grids (and not only LL's) from the login screen.
  • Allows network bandwidth up to 10000Kbps.
  • Allows to save/compile scripts present in the inventory as Mono scripts.
  • Allows to teleport to double-clicked locations on screen.
  • Allows to sit anywhere "on the ground".
  • Allows to adjust the Z offset (height above the floor) for playing animations.
  • Allows to cache the inventory in the background after login (for faster inventory operations).
  • Allows to preview animations on your avatar prior to uploading them.
  • Implements a group titles floater.
  • Implements a radar floater.
  • Implements a teleports history floater.
  • Implements a "Worn" tab in the inventory floater, and a search/filter by item name, description or creator.
  • Implements "speed rezzing" on login and TPs.
  • Implements an object "area search" floater.
  • Implements spell-checking.
  • Implements a resizable text input floater (for para-RPers).
  • Implements the newest LSL functions, highlighting them properly (with tooltips) in the script editor and allowing to compile them. Also implements fully llTextBox() and the AGENT_AUTOPILOT flag with llGetAgentInfo().
  • Allows to ignore (and not only decline) friendship and calling card offers.
  • Allows to change how minimized floaters are stacked (top/bottom, bottom/top, left/right, right/left, fraction of the screen width to use for the stack).
  • Shows avatar keys in profile (in "My notes" tab).
  • Shows the avatar true height in the appearance floater.
  • Renders properly objects worn on the illegal attachment points defined in some hacked third parties viewers.
  • Provides Mesh rendering support.
  • Provides Mesh upload support.
  • Provides full support for the new Alpha and Tattoo wearables.
  • Provides multi-layered clothes support.
  • Provides inventory item links support.
  • Provides multiple attachments per point support.
  • Provides display names support.
  • Provides navmesh and path-finding objects support and tools.
  • Provides full shared media (AKA "media on a prim") support.
  • Provides server-side baking support.
  • Provides materials support.
  • Provides ribbon particles support.
  • Provides fitted mesh support.
  • Provides GetMesh2 capability support (i.e. with the new llcorehttp-based mesh data fetching).
  • Provides AISv3 capability support.
  • Provides LL's viewer-interesting new objects caching scheme.
  • Provides group-ban support.
  • Provides full Experiences and XP-Tools support.
  • Provides Avatar Hover Height support.
  • Provides Marketplace Listings support.
  • Provides global clothing layers limit (60 in total instead of 5 for each of the 12 types) support.
  • Provides the new mesh uploader/importer code.
  • Provides CEF3 media plugin support.
  • Uses LL's viewer-azumarill's coroutine-based LLCore HTTP code (with all the many nasty crash bugs fixed).
  • Provides the new avatar complexity based visual auto-muting (AKA "jellydolls").
  • Provides Avatar Physics support.
  • Provides the new SL web search engine as an option.
  • Provides access to web profiles.
  • Provides support for setting the new parcel flags (avatar visibility, sounds playing restrictions).
  • Provides Lightshare (OpenSim feature) support !
  • Allows to filter (Allow/Deny/BlackList/Whitelist) media and audio streams URLs to protect your privacy against IP snatchers.
  • Many bugfixes by Henri Beauchamp, Nicholaz Beresford, Gigs Taggart, McCabe Maxsted and others.
  • More minor features and improvements, to be discovered on the website...
  • All switchable extra features easily configurable via a "Cool features" tab in the preferences floater.
  • Provides Bento-skeleton (AKA avatar v2.0) support.
  • Provides support for the new HTTP fetching of assets.
  • Provides Animesh support.
  • Exclusive: provides Lua scripting/automation support !
  • Provides LSL and Lua scripts preprocessing !
  • NEW: provides avatar baked textures on attachments (AKA "bake on mesh") and new Universal wearable support !
  • NEW: provides Extended Environment assets and parcel/region settings support (in the experimental viewer branch, without EEP rendering for now) !
  • NEW: provides Animesh visual parameters support (in the experimental viewer branch) !

Links

Version and timestamp

  • Current stable version: 1.26.22.63 Date: 2019-10-12
  • Current experimental version: 1.26.23.16 Date: 2019-10-12
  • Status: Active.

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Hippo OpenSim Viewer

Description

The Hippo OpenSim Viewer is a modified Second Life viewer, targeted at OpenSim users. It allows building up to a height of 10,000 meters, scaling prims up to 256 x 256 x 256 meters and other exciting features. More specific OpenSim features are under development. The last developer blog commented: Releasing Hippo OpenSim Viewer Version 0.6.3. This release adds a Windows uninstaller and small changes to comply to the Linden Lab Policy on Third-Party Viewers.

Availability Is currently available for Linux and Windows.

Links

Version and timestamp

  • Version: 0.6.3
  • Platforms:
    • Binary available for Windows and Linux
    • Source available (unspecified)
  • Date: April 24, 2010
  • Status: Discontinued, website offline.

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Meerkat

Goals

  • To create a fully GPL viewer (no proprietary dependencies)
  • To encourage a community of developers that will submit patches for prompt integration
  • To have the freedom to make the sort of changes that Linden Lab has traditionally been unable to integrate (translation patches, refactoring, fixing intentionally crippled features, changes that touch many files)
  • To retain compatibility with Linden Lab's grid and protocols, present and future
  • To implement a loosely coupled cross-grid functionality that requires no central authentication authority.

Extra Features

  • Log out and back in without quitting
  • Loosely coupled intergrid teleport -- In Process
  • Most of the other changes common to third party viewers

Links

Version and timestamp

  • Version : 0.2.x
  • Date : September 6, 2009
  • Status : Discontinued, website offline. Source and binary downloads still available on google code (see above).

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Nicholaz Edition

Description

These are Windows viewer based on SL builds with a focus on stability, usability and performance (see Installation.txt for homebrew disclaimer). Mac and Linux variants are available through other open sourcers (links on the website).

Extra Features

  • Improved stability.
  • Lower memory footprint.
  • GUI redesigns.
  • Workarounds for common annoyances. (Group IM Filtering, "Release Key" button, etc.)
  • see this entry for an overview of different versions.

Links

Version and timestamp

  • Date: September 7, 2009
  • Status: Discontinued

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Onrez Viewer

Description

The Onrez viewer was made by the Onrez company in connection with a Second Life themed story on the high tech forensics based TV show "CSI: New York".

Extra Features

  • A back and history button for teleports
  • In-viewer web browsing.

Comment The source code for this viewer is closed source.

Version and timestamp

  • Status : Discontinued, download no longer available.

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Rainbow Viewer / Cool Viewer

Description

Based on the offical SecondLife sourcecode licensed under GPL2, this speedy Metaverse Client can connect you to a huge variety of exciting Virtual Worlds! It incorporates a lot of improved, new, up- and backported features and fixes that make the fast and rock stable RV/CV the client of choice for many users.

This viewer includes many patches and changes from a lot of different people and sources which I am very grateful to be able to use. Credits are given to everyone I know, in case I missed someone I sincerely apologize.


Rainbow / Cool are TPV compliant.


Thanks to Henri Beauchamp who laid the foundation for this viewer with his Cool SL Viewer. Special thanks to Winter Ventura for the Cool Viewer logo and Jacek Antonelli and Peter Stindberg for the Rainbow Viewer logo :). And to all the others who helped and supported me, especially the people involved and behind Imprudence!


Some incomprehensive list of features

A major improvement is an up-to-date OpenGL implementation that especially helps users plagued by ATI's Catalyst drivers but also leads to measurable improvements of overall graphics performance by 30...100% compared to the official viewer; depending on your system. Rainbow Viewer features the current user interface whereas Cool Viewer spots the leaner cleaner and more configurable legacy UI. It's all about choice :).

  • New 1.22.12.0 code baseline
  • CV's legacy User interface with a clean, simple and userfriendly layout or Rainbow Viewers current official UI, you choose!
  • Improved Graphics rendering, especially for ATI users (measured > 1/3 faster than the official viewer)
  • Alpha and Tattoo Layer support from Second Life Viewer 2.x
  • Updated tested list of Virtual World grids
  • Marine Kelley's RestrainedLove (off per default)
  • Full Adult Compliance
  • Redesigned and "up-ported" search functionality, probably the best search in any viewer nowadays
  • Enhanced Breast Physics
  • Temporary texture and animation upload
  • Better inventory search for content, description and creator
  • Low lag radar and AV management tools
  • Viewer skinning
  • Object and Shape export/import, limited to creator
  • Bulk permission editing
  • Last owner display to track content theft
  • "Worn" tab in inventory
  • Double click to wear attachments
  • Enhanced building tools
  • Flexible Sculpties
  • Large Prims (currently only for Opensim grids due to SL limitations)
  • Maximized Network Bandwidth
  • Flexible Grid selection at login for SL and all OpenSims
  • Teleport History and speedy doubleclick teleport
  • Avatar UUID in profiles
  • Features tab in Preferences for easy switching of features
  • Optimized latest OpenJPEG 1.3
  • A large number of other goodies and stability fixes that improve your overall experience. Please check the Release Notes for details.


Links


Version and timestamp

  • Rainbow Viewer 1.22.12 R7
  • Rainbow Viewer Cool Edition (Cool Viewer) 1.22.12 R13
  • Rainbow Viewer Netbook Edition Version 1.2 (speedy pre-Windlight 1.19.0.5)
  • Date: July 10, 2011
  • Status: Active

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RealXtend Edition

Description

The realXtend viewer is a heavily modified version of the Linden Lab's Second Life client by a partnership of two Finnish companies, ADMINO technologies and LudoCraft.

The successor to the realXtend viewer is Naali (release 0.4.0 on 21st January 2011, download from http://code.google.com/p/realxtend-naali/downloads/list).

Extra Features

   * Second life compatibility mode for use in SL and Opensim worlds
   * Teleports between realXtend and Secondlife

Links

Version and timestamp

  • Version: 0.4.2
  • Date: September 24, 2009
  • Status: Discontinued, replaced by Naali.


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Combat Cubed

Description

This client is aimed mostly at the SL Military, but sports quite a few interesting improvements that make it worth taking a look at.

Originally known as Vertical Life.

Major Features

  • Enhanced Look & Feel, for example flexible camera movement
  • Prototype Script API, secure and parallel
  • Slimmed down for FPS combat
  • Identification, Friend versus Foe, mostly under the hood now but soon exposed

Links

Version and timestamp

  • Version: 1.0
  • Date: June 16, 2010
  • Status: Active

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TEKSTUFF Viewers

Description

The TEKSTUFF viewers are created to enable Youtube movies on TEKSTUFF media screens inside Second Life. The TEKSTUFF viewers are slight modifications of already available viewers like the regular SL 1.23.5 viewer and the Emerald 1634 viewer. Apart from that, the Emerald based viewer is fixed so it can be used in Opensim grids as well.

Links

TODO

  • Make a Linux viewer
  • Make a Mac OS viewer

Major Features

  • All the functionality of the viewer it was based upon (Linden Lab 1.23.5 or Emerald 1634)
  • Will allow you to view Youtube movies on TEKSTUFF media screens
  • The Emerald based viewer can also be used in OpenSim grids (texture loading is fixed)


Version and timestamp

  • Version: 1.23.5 (Linden Lab & Emerald)
  • Date: April 20, 2010
  • Status: Discontinued

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Text-Only Viewers

AjaxLife

Description Browser based Second Life client, created by Katharine Berry. The only web-browser client which made it a lifeline for residents who could not use a full graphical viewer, or who could not download other text-only clients because of limitations such as corporate firewalls.

(No longer working)

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Version and timestamp

  • Version: 0.6.1.2
  • Date: May 21, 2010
  • Platform: Platform-Independant
  • Status: Inactive

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omvviewer-light

A Text client for the 3D Metaverse

Description omvviewer-light is a text client for the 3D Metaverse including SecondLife, written from Scratch (but using the libomv library for protocol handling). It's GUI is created in Gtk# which is cross-platform making this the only current Text client that is still active and cross platform. Tested on Linux (32/64 bit) and Windows (not 64-bit windows).

Features To many to list here in detail please see the project page below but in summary, Full inventory control, Full Chat/IM/Group IM's. Object search and interaction. Realtime local maps. Parcel displays. Read and Edit NoteCards and Scripts. View profiles. Friends Lists etc .....

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Version and timestamp

  • Date: August 25, 2009
  • Version: 0.48.0.6
  • Status: Active

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Whisper (SlXSLChat)

A light-weight yet feature rich text-only Second Life client

Description Whisper is a text-only Second Life client that comes in two parts. The client is written in Java (so it can run on many platforms). The client connects to a "transport", which is written in C# and uses LibOpenMetaVerse. The idea behind this architecture is that if you don't like the client, you can write your own and not have to worry about implementing the Second Life protocol yourself. The entire project is open source and published under the GPLv3 licence.

Features

  • Public chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Group chat
  • Search/join/leave groups
  • Search for avatars
  • Image retrieval
  • Profile retrieval
  • Notifications / popups as you would get in Second Life (e.g. group notices, balance changes, inventory offers)
  • Teleportation (home, to area within current sim, to nearby avatar)
  • Nearby avatar tracking on map of Sim
  • Autopilot navigation to nearby avatars
  • URL highlighting
  • Encrypted traffic between client and transport
  • Transport can be run anywhere, the client connects via TCP/IP
  • Client only sends MD5 hashed password to transport
  • On April 20, 2010, SlXSLChat has rebranded to “Whisper”.

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Version and timestamp

  • Date: May 9, 2010
  • Version: 1.3
  • Status: Active

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SLeek

First text only viewer ever, mentioned for completeness, not actively maintained anymore. MetaBolt is based on SLeek.

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SLiteChat

A Lite IM/Chat Text-only Client for Second Life

Description SLiteChat (pronounced "slight-chat") is a completely open source text-only IM/chat client for use with Second Life. Use it to talk to your friends without having to load up all of those heavy graphic goodies. Useful for those at work times.

Features

  • Communicate in-world with people on your friends list. Full adding/removing and search for Residents supported.
  • Group chat is supported (however at this writing you cannot leave a group or search for to join).
  • Local chat and IM history is supported.
  • Can log into other grids.

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MetaPay for iPhone and iPod Touch

Send L$ with a simple to use and free iPhone App.

Description

MetaPay is a simple and fun way to send Linden Dollars from your iPhone and iPod touch for FREE! Out with friends and want to pay your part of the tab but have no cash? Use MetaPay to send L$ to your friends in Second Life® instead. Or use it to send L$ for any in-world use without firing up the full Second Life® client.

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