Third Party Viewer Directory

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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

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.


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

Kirstens Kirstens A hybrid viewer based on a mixture of official sources and custom code aimed specifically at experienced users, with emphasis on the visuals. Windows

Kokua Kokua Kokua provides releases for PC, Mac and Linux with and without Marine Kelley's RLV together with a broad selection of original features and the best from other viewers.

Kokua aims to be the viewer of choice for RLV users who want Marine Kelley's original implementation with more bells and whistles than Marine's own viewer.

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

Genesis Genesis Genesis is a blazingly fast, high performance 1.23 style viewer for Second Life, offering the very latest features, never seen before in a Legacy viewer. Windows

CoolVLViewer CoolVLViewer An improved and expanded v1-UI viewer kept in close sync with Linden Lab's official viewer features. Geared towards performances and stability. The oldest maintained TPV (first release date: 2007-11-16) WindowsMacOSLinux

Megapahit Megapahit This fork is planned to be the shelter for the metaverse refugees, especially those from less supported operating systems MacOSLinux

Lovense Lovense Lovense Viewer is a free third-party viewer for Second Life that enables seamless integration with Lovense products. MacOSWindows

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

SpeedLight SpeedLight Pure web Second Life viewer. Supports desktop and all mobile browsers, allows switching between devices. WindowsMacOSLinuxAndroidiPhone

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

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 on the Third Party Viewer Github repository 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.