Current viewer release list

Logos representative only and should not be seen as an endorsement / preference / recommendation

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 5.0.8.329115, dated September 22, promoted October 13 – formerly the “Moonshine” Maintenance RC.
  • 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 5.0.9.329497, dated October 17.
    • Voice RC viewer, version 5.0.8.329552, dated September 1.
    • Wolfpack RC viewer,version  5.0.8.329128, dated September 22 – this viewer is functionally identical to the release viewer, but includes additional back-end logging “to help catch some squirrelly issues”
    • Alex Ivy 64-bit viewer, version 5.1.0.508209, dated September 5.
  • 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.

LL Viewer Resources

Third Party Viewers

v5-style Viewers

v1-style Viewers

Mobile / Other Clients

TPVs Lacking Full SL Compatibility

These viewers are available for download, but are not considered to be fully compatible with current Second Life services. Depending on your usage, they may or may not meet your needs.

Additional TPV Resources

Discontinued Viewers / Clients

The following viewers and clients are no longer supported by their creators / available for download.

  • UKanDo (v5-style) discontinued as of May 11th, 2017.
  • Dolphin (v3-style) discontinued June 2015.
  • Niran’s Viewer (v3-style) superseded by Black Dragon – August 2013.
  • Zen Viewer (v3 style) discontinued January 2013.
  • SL Beta and SL Development viewer branches (v3-style) discontinued, 2013.
  • Replex (v1-style) discontinued March 2016.
  • Phoenix viewer (v1 style) discontinued December 2012.
  • Pocket Metaverse no longer available November 2015.
  • Metabolt discontinued April 2015.
  • SLiteChat discontinued, 2011.

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