Viewer release summary 2013: week 37

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.

Updates for the week ending: September 15th, 2013 (with extras)

Official LL Viewers

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • CtrlAltStudio Experimental version (Oculus Rift): updated on September 15th to version – core updates: added Max OSX support; added looking around with the Rift in 3rd person view; various fixes (release notes)


Other Clients

  • Mobile Grid client updated to version 1.21.1203 – core updates: people search fix (not showing results with less than a 100 entries)

Additional TPV Resources

Deprecated / Discontinued Viewers

  • Niran’s Viewer – discontinued as of version & superceded by Black Dragon
  • SLiteChat removed from listing; no updates since 2011, removed from TPV Directory & no response from developer
  • SL Second Life Beta viewer – deprecated as of version, July 15, 2103
  • SL Development viewer – deprecated as of version April 24, 2013
  • Zen Viewer – discontinued by developer and no longer available, January 27th, 2013
  • Phoenix viewer – development and support ended on December 31st, 2012

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