- 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; (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.
- Current Release version 220.127.116.112803, dated February 23, promoted March 1 – formerly the Nalewka Maintenance RC – No change
- Release channel cohorts (please see my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
- Project viewers:
- Linux Spur viewer, version 18.104.22.1689906, dated November 17, 2017 and promoted to release status 29 November – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
- Obsolete platform viewer, version 22.214.171.1240847, 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
- Alternate Viewers wiki page – LL
- Viewer Source Repositories wiki page – LL
- Test Builds wiki page – LL
- Supported Viewers wiki page – LL
- Starlight alternative viewer skins page (not officially supported by LL)
- Viewer release process overview – this blog
- SL Viewer reviews on this blog
- SL viewer updates in this blog
Third Party Viewers
- Alchemy version 126.96.36.199341 – November 14 (release notes).
- Black Dragon for Windows 64-bit 3.0.4, March 6 (release notes).
- Catznip version R12 – January 2, 2018 (release notes).
- Firestorm version 188.8.131.52634 – January 25(release notes).
- Restrained Love Viewer version 184.108.40.206 – November 30 (release notes).
- Cool VL:
Mobile / Other Clients
- Group Tools 220.127.116.11 – February 28 (no release notes).
- LittleSight version 2.0.0 – October 29, 2016.
- Lumiya version 3.4.2 October 5 (release notes).
- MetaChat version 1.2.3 March 5 (release notes).
- Mobile Grid Client version 1.25.1252 – June 17, 2016 (release notes).
- Radegast client version 2.25 – October 25 (release notes).
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.
- CtrlAltStudio version 18.104.22.168412 – July 18, 2016 (Oculus CV1 support) (release notes).
- Exodus (v3-style) version 13.09.21.1 beta – September 21, 2013 (release notes).
- Imprudence (v1-style) version 22.214.171.124 experimental – May 28, 2013 (release notes & download links).