Third Party Viewer Directory

From Second Life Wiki

Second Life Wiki > Official Policies > Third Party Viewer Directory
Jump to: navigation, search
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.


Contents

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.

Viewer list

The viewers in this first section participate in reporting crash statistics to Linden Lab, and are ordered from best to worst disconnect rate (% of sessions that end without the simulator seeing a logout).

The rate used for each viewer is that of the most used version for that viewer in the sample period (a one week sample from Monday to Sunday). Viewer must have at least 200,000 minutes of use in the sample period to be included (in order to get a reliable measure; even at that minimum there can be significant variation from week to week).
The official Linden Lab viewers are shown where they would be in this ranking using the same selection criteria.
Viewer Description Platforms
 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


 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. WindowsMacOSLinux


 CtrlAltStudio The CtrlAltStudio Viewer has been set up to try out and share a number of ideas, the first being stereoscopic 3D display. WindowsMacOS


 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


 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. WindowsLinux


 Second Life Release (would be here based on crash rate)
 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. WindowsMacOSLinux


 Exodus A new flavour of the Second Life Viewer 3 series, packed with useful features to enhance the visual experience and competitive play in Second Life. WindowsMacOSLinux


 Black Dragon 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
The following viewers are either based on code that does not include reporting of crashes or insufficient data is available to meet the ordering criteria described above. They are listed in alphabetical order by name.
Viewer Description Platforms
 Dolphin The Dolphin Viewer is a viewer for virtual worlds, based on the official Linden Lab source code, that contains many fixes and enhancements for builders, explorers, sailors, and other vehicle enthusiasts.
  This viewer lacks support for Second Life server side avatar appearance generation. When using this viewer, you will not be rendered correctly for others, and will not be able to render other avatars correctly.


WindowsMacOSLinux


 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


 Imprudence The goal of Imprudence is to improve the user interface and usability of the viewer through community involvement, thoughtful design, modern development methods, and a pro-change atmosphere.
  This viewer lacks support for Second Life server side avatar appearance generation. When using this viewer, you will not be rendered correctly for others, and will not be able to render other avatars correctly.


  This viewer lacks support for some important Second Life features.


WindowsMacOSLinux


 Kokua Kokua is an open source viewer for Second Life and OpenSim-based virtual worlds. WindowsMacOSLinuxLinux 64bit


 LittleSight Second Life viewer for Android. Android


 Lumiya Second Life 3D viewer for Android phones. Android


 METAbolt METAbolt is a thin text client with rich features to enable users to perform most important functions in SL. Windows


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


 Pocket Metaverse iPhone and iPad Client for Second Life® iPhone


 Stored Inventory a Backup tool that allows builders to save all their creations directly to their hard drive or move them to other grids. Windows


 UKanDo Yet Another Second Life Viewer! WindowsLinux


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.

Personal tools