Current viewer release list

Introduction

  • This is intended to be a reference source for all current public SL viewers / clients of which I’m aware / for which I have information, and is primarily drawn from the Second Life Third-party viewer Directory listing
  • Updates will be made as-an-when I notice / am informed of releases from the various Viewers
  • A weekly summary of changes will be published on the Monday of each week, listing all changes noted during the previous week
  • Comments on this page are closed, but can be left on the relevant weekly summary page
  • Recent updates / releases shown in green.
  • (32/64) – indicates versions available as 32 or 64 bit (where applicable / known); (64) – indicates available as 64-bit only
  • Note that viewers considered as now having been updated recently enough to be fully compatible with Second Life are now listed under a separate heading towards the end of this page.

LL Official Viewers

Available for: Windows, Linux, Mac.

Available Viewers

This list reflects those viewers available with installers on the following SL pages the SL viewer download page, the Official Alternate Viewers wiki page and the Test Builds wiki page.

  • Current Release version: 5.0.0.321958, dated December 1, promoted December 5 – formerly the Project Bento RC viewer download page, release notes
  • Release channel cohorts (please see my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Maintenance RC viewer, version 4.1.3.321792 released on November 30– some 42 fixes and improvements (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
  • Obsolete platform viewer version 3.7.28.300847 dated May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7. This viewer will remain available for as long as reasonable, but will not be updated with new features or bug fixes and will not be promoted to release status (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third Party Viewers

v4/v5-style Viewers

v1-style Viewers

Mobile / Other Clients

TPVs Lacking Full SL Compatibility

These viewers have not been updated recently enough to be considered fully compatible with current Second Life services. Depending on your usage, they may or may not meet your needs.

Additional TPV Resources

Deprecated / Discontinued / Frozen Viewers / Clients

  • Pocket Metaverse no longer available for download as of November 2015.
  • Dolphin (v3-style) discontinued as of June 2015
  • Metabolt development discontinued as of April 2015 due to branding dispute
  • Replex frozen November 2014, following Latif’s announcement of his withdrawal from metaverse development work
  • Dolphin viewer Mac support discontinued as of July 2014
  • Niran’s Viewer: superseded by Black Dragon – August 2013
  • 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 3.6.2.278491, July 2103
  • SL Development viewer – deprecated as of version 3.5.2.274629, April 2013
  • Zen Viewer – discontinued by developer and no longer available, January 2013
  • Phoenix viewer – development and support ended on December 2012

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